'Happy as Lazzaro' Review: A Ghostly Journey Makes Alice Rohrwacher's Movie a Unique Allegorical Mystery … – IndieWire

The first hour of “Happy as Lazzaro” is a naturalistic look at rustic life in the Italian countryside, where noblemen and peasants live a solitary existence seemingly out of time. The next half shifts the setting to the city, but more importantly, pitches the story in a strange, supernatural direction that transforms the entire drama …

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Solo Writers, Donald Glover on Film's Place in Morally Ambiguous World – CBR

29 Shares ShareOn Facebook The creative team behind Solo: A Star Wars Movie has indicated the morally ambiguous world we live in today definitely informed director Ron Howard’s origin story featuring everyone’s favorite space smuggler. During Saturday’s Solo press conference, the film’s writers, as well as Donald Glover (who plays Lando Calrissian), made it clear that …

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Ava DuVernay Has a Mother's Day Gift For Us All, A Wrinkle in Time Will Be Re-Released For Mother's Day Weekend! – The Root

Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Ava DuVernayImage: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Hearst) “Ava’s looking forward to speaking with you,” one of Array’s publicists said via the phone. (Sidenote, Array is Ava DuVernay’s grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women.) I smiled harder …

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'GI Joe' Character Snake Eyes Getting His Own Spinoff Movie (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Evan Spiliotopoulos, who worked on Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast,' is in talks to pen the script. Popular G.I. Joe character Snake Eyes is getting his own movie. Paramount Pictures has thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring the commando into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Beauty and the Beast and The …

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Leto, directed by an outspoken Putin critic, is a tribute to the Soviet underground rock scene – Vox

Kirill Serebrennikov’s punk movie-musical Leto is at Cannes, but its director isn’t. He’s under house arrest after his nonprofit was raided last summer by Russian law enforcement, allegedly because Serebrennikov is under suspicion of masterminding an embezzlement plot that caused harm to the state. But artists and major Russian cultural figures have said they believe …

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Rene Liu's 'Us and Them' is first film by female Chinese director to gross more than 1 billion yuan – South China Morning Post

Netflix snaps up multiterritory rights to romance about two strangers who meet on a train during the Lunar New Year travel rush By Associated Press 11 May 2018 The Chinese-language romance Us and Them dominated the Chinese box office last week, raking in US$193.4 million to become the fifth highest-grossing Chinese movie this year. This …

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'Us and Them' becomes first film by mainland Chinese female director to gross more than 1 billion yuan – Los Angeles Times

On Tuesday, Netflix bought multi-territory rights to the film. Yet its success has sparked controversy, as its distributor, Maoyan, faces allegations of selling tickets at deeply discounted prices to artificially inflate audience numbers. The producers of a competing film, “Screaming Live,” are suing the company for unfair competition. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source link

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