Marcia Nasatir, Film Executive Who Shattered Barriers for Women in Hollywood, Dies at 95

Marcia Nasatir, a trailblazing female executive and producer who elbowed her way into a male-dominated Hollywood, shattering conventions and an important glass ceiling in the process, died on Tuesday morning. She was 95. In a career of firsts, Nasatir worked for United Artists, Orion Pictures and Carson Productions, while producing the likes of “The Big … Read more

Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale

For Hollywood star Johnny Depp, the story of an act of industrial pollution that devastated the southwestern Japanese coastal community of Minamata over half a century ago is one that had to be told, not only for its victims but for current and future generations. The film “Minamata,” which he both produced and stars in, … Read more

Locarno StepIn Think Tank to Tackle Healthier Film Industry Workplace

The Locarno Film Festival’s StepIn think tank on the state of the film industry is taking a humanistic tack this year by choosing to zero in on issues crucial to a healthy workplace such as gender equality, diversity representation, inclusion and economic fairness. The Swiss fest’s initiative that sees mostly European execs from different industry … Read more

Samuel L Jackson names his favourite Quentin Tarantino film

(Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson) Over the courses of their respective illustrious careers, Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson have worked together on several major projects like Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained among many others. As a result, the two have developed special artistic chemistry that transcends the professional realm and is actually quite sublime. Jackson … Read more

‘Nightbooks’ Review — The Film Is a Strong Addition to the Kids Horror Genre

Kid-friendly scary movies that are frightful enough, but that won’t cause nightmares (and headaches for parents) are hard to come by, and Netflix’s Nightbooks manages to strike the ideal balance. The film is based on a popular children’s book by J.A. White, and it features several genuinely terrifying moments, and a few off-putting CGI failures. … Read more

Andrew Garfield says goodbye to his mother and pays tribute to her in his latest film | Spoiler

In the last weeks, Andrew Garfield monopolized all the media. Your possible participation in Spiderman: no way home being part of the first spiderverse made the actor one of the most sought after. He and Tobey Maguire were the subject of speculation about his return as Marvel’s youngest superhero in the latest film starring Tom … Read more

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Reveal the Accent Actors Use in the Film

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunited after almost 25 years to write a movie and act in it together. The duo along, with filmmaker and writer Nicole Holofcener, wrote The Last Duel, a period piece set in 14th century France. While the movie is set in Europe, a good number of the cast members including … Read more

Oldenburg Film Festival Moments – The Hollywood Reporter

The Oldenburg Film Festival is legendary for its secret parties, out-there events, and odd celebrity-civilian encounters. For the festival’s 28th anniversary, Oldenburg Film Festival co-founder and director Torsten Neumann picked five moments that sum up the event’s unique spirit. WHEN NIC CAGE MET THE BOWLING CLUB Nicolas Cage at the 2016 Oldenburg Film Festival. Tim … Read more

Kenneth Branagh Snuck a ‘Thor’ and Marvel Reference into his Latest Feature Film

If you are going to see a movie in Winter, you are most likely watching a superhero film or an Oscar contender. Writer and director Kenneth Branagh has made both. His latest effort is called Belfast. The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is loosely based on the filmmaker’s own childhood growing up … Read more

Ben Foster Gives a Knockout Performance in ‘The Survivor,’ a Brutal and Sobering Film

On the surface, the title for Barry Levinson’s The Survivor seems to be derived from Harry Haft’s title as “The Survivor of Auschwitz,” but on a much deeper level, it is because his survival is marred by survivor’s guilt. Ben Foster Gives a Knockout Performance in The Survivor, a Brutal and Sobering Film In the … Read more