As the movie opens, Eyal (Shai Avivi) and Vicky (Evgenia Dodina) have just reached the end of the shiva for their son, whom we learn almost nothing about. Eyal in particular is having trouble with how to mourn and with moving on. He doesn’t want to go to the grave site and fails, despite Vicky’s repeated reminders, to tend to the task of securing the plots next to their son so they can someday be buried there.
Glória Pires stars as Dr. Nise da Silveira (1905-1999), who as the film opens is taking up a post at a psychiatric hospital near Rio de Janeiro in 1944. She s
“Dear White People,” based on Justin Simien’s 2014 satirical sprint through the identity obstacle course of higher education, survives the transition fro
This comedy stars Paul Le Mat as a down-on-his-luck man who gives a ride to a bearded stranger (Jason Robards) who turns out to be Howard Hughes. The movie was well received by audiences and critics, including Vincent Canby, who in his review for The New York Times praised Mr. Demme’s efforts: “He is clearly a social satirist in the tradition of Preston Sturges. He’s a filmmaker with a fondness for the absurdities of our existence and for people who have no idea that they’re ‘little’ or teetering on the edge of disaster.”
Mob wives, CB radio buffs and AIDS victims; Hannibal Lecter, Howard Hughes and Jimmy Carter: Mr. Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) plucked his subjects and stories lar
The movie is directed by Thomas Lennon, who will lead discussions after the Rubin screenings, but it is actually a compilation of the work of dozens of filmmak
That was “Twist and Shout,” written by Phil Medley and Berns (under the name Bert Russell), and Berns was able to rescue it a year after Mr. Spector and the Top Notes’ version, this time with the Isley Brothers. The ensuing R&B smash was soon covered by the Beatles, and Berns got down to working on both sides of the pond.
Why? One reason is primal: We keep nervous, vigilant watch over our mortality and an expedient means for us to mark time is to keep up on who among the promine
It was one of the most remarkable moments of live TV, but Ms. Dunaway said she wasn’t angry about the mistake.
The other jurors for the festival’s 70th edition are the German director Maren Ade, whose “Toni Erdmann” was a hit at the festival last year and was nominated for an Academy Award; the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino; the Chinese actress Fan Bingbing; the French actress and singer Agnès Jaoui; the Korean director Park Chan-wook; and the French composer Gabriel Yared.