Friday, 5 May, 2017
If you haven’t seen Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner‘s Sci-Fi film Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners (2013) and Sicario (2015)), go watch! I’ve written an extensive post with many video links here.
Here are my random thoughts:
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Just watched a segment on CBC National News on Maud Lewis (Maudie) the Nova Scotia Canadian painter (more info from Art Gallery of Nova Scotia) tonight. Fascinating. And the performances in the upcoming movie Maudie by Sally Hawkins (love her in performances in Persuasion, Happy-Go-Lucky and Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke are great too!
I’ve found some videos to share, real life stuff first and then the movie.
Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows (via NFB 1976, showing many many of Maud’s beautiful paintings)
“(NFB) Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this short documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of 30. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw – a world without shadows.“
One of Canada’s great artists Maud Lewis, 1965: CBC Archives | CBC
MAUDIE Trailer [HD] Mongrel Media
Sally Hawkins/Ethan Hawke in a scene from MAudiE (2016)
Sally Hawkins/Ethan Hawke MAudiE (2016) clip “Love declaration” Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle
The epic dance you just watched was by Sergei Polunin (former principal dancer with the British Royal Ballet and current a principal dancer with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre). I LOVE it and was fortunate to get to know Sergei a little from the insightful documentary Dancer by director Steven Cantor screened at the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival. Here is a trailer.
Here are a few more great clips. Enjoy.
Monday, 10 October, 2016
Curmudgeons is a short film (FREE on Vimeo) directed by Danny DeVito and produced by him and his son & daughter. As it is a ~15 minute short film, I won’t say anything as I don’t want to spoil anything. Enjoy. (Yes, I cried a little.)
Saturday, 24 September, 2016
Suntan info via CIFF: //On the small Greek island of Antiparos, new town doctor Kostis (Makis Papadimitriou, CHEVALIER) leads a solitary life – until he treats an injured tourist named Anna (Elli Tringou). Middle-aged and awkward, Kostis becomes immediately enamoured by the much younger woman and her easy charm. But when he tries to tag along with Anna and her partying friends, Kostis’ attempts to woo her become increasingly uncomfortable. As Anna’s friends grow tired of Kostis and the summer vacation draws to an end, the doctor’s efforts to relive his youth and win Anna’s love threaten his entire career.
The latest in Greek New Wave, SUNTAN is a deadpan comedy/thriller that offers uncomfortable truths about how we see each other.//
‘Suntan’: Rotterdam Review | Hollywood Reporter
‘Suntan’ Review: Searing Drama Puts Flesh on Display | Variety