For comparison, Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film Dunkirk began with just over £10m, and then declined 18 per cent in its second weekend of play. If 1917 follows the same trajectory as Dunkirk, it should reach around £38-39m by the end of its run. … [Read more...] about UK box office report, Jan 17-19: 1917 will set record as UK cinema’s biggest grossing First World War film
Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.” … [Read more...] about BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings
But the second question, not of who but of why, clarifies the first one and damns the entire project along the way. There’s an ostensible argument to be mounted that Rudnick considers this an edifying satire pitched to the unconvinced. He makes hollow gestures of aisle-crossing conciliation, as if to show the opposition that their favored political straw people contain multitudes by giving insight into the intimately personal circumstances of their behavior. Rising thespian Mark (Dan Levy) can be whining about the big break he wants, and navigating his queer identity in a business intent on exploiting it. Middle-aged Upper West Sider Miriam (Bette Midler) rips a Maga hat off a stranger in a Starbucks, triggered by memories of her deceased husband. If they – the Republicans, the undecided, whoever – only knew these rich inner stories, perhaps they’d all be able to find a little sympathy and the world would be a less Trumpy place. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
International/North American PremieresTo The Wonder (Terrence Malick)Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair)The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Billy Bob Thornton)A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel)Dangerous Liasons (Hur Ji-Ho)Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi)Caught In The Web (Chen Kaige)Dormant Beauty (Marco Belloccchio)Everybody Has A Plan (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo MortensenKon-Tiki (Espen SandbergReality (Matteo Garrone)A Few Hours Of Spring (Stephan Brize)The Hunt (Thomas Vintenberg)The Iceman (Ariel Vromen)Lore (Cate Shortland)No (Pablo Larrain)Outrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano)Rust And Bone (Jacques Audiard)The Sapphires (Wayne Blair)Tai Chi O (Stephen Fung) … [Read more...] about Toronto Film Festival Lineup:
Rice-Davies, who died on Thursday as a result of cancer, had been a nightclub dancer at the time of the Profumo affair. Her friend Christine Keeler had an affair with the then war secretary, John Profumo, and also with the Soviet naval attache in London, who was a spy. There were concerns that the relationships created the risk of a security breach at the highest levels of government during the cold war. … [Read more...] about Mandy Rice-Davies had secret meetings with Bridget Fonda over film portrayal