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The Unrealized Projects of Milos Forman
When taking a look at Milos Forman’s filmography, it becomes evident that the filmmaker had made it his goal from the beginning not to attach his name onto anything that wasn’t an absolute work of genius.
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Guetta gets it “right”. There’s an audience here, there’s money and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t get a piece of the action. Within hours, Mr. Brainwash, as he starts calling his new supposedly rebellious artistic persona, has become just that. Someone who plays with people’s minds, sells them paper for gold and gets out of it with great business offers, a million dollars and a large audience that swears by him.
Castro shines as an intelligent, morally guided human being; an impression that feels like more than common political manipulation and craftiness. And in this way, Stone urges us to examine both sides more thoroughly, and think about what Castro represents on an idealistic and philosophical level.
Director Jacques Audiard showcases his craftsmanship by expressing a great deal, with relatively little. What drives the film, in essence, is the gradual corruption of the human soul.
Each year DIFF presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond introducing audiences to fresh new talent and original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking. The tenth edition will be held from December 6 to 14, 2013.
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The beauty of Mike Cahill and Brit Marling’s film lies in its simplicity. Subtle, airy sequences and softly spoken narrations work together to make an abstract sci-fi – one that confronts devastating errors on this earth, but hopes for romantic resolutions on Another Earth.
I personally believe that we get so used to Dench being consistently wonderful on screen that we become somewhat desensitised to how truly tremendous she is. An actress who always delivers, Dench somehow outdoes herself in Philomena. Her character is damaged; riddled with guilt and tortured by the loss she’s faced. Dench gets this all across in a surprisingly gentle performance.
“Everything is cinema”, says the title of a Godard biography. It applies to the plot here well enough: Paul’s artistic compromise appears to backlash on relations with his wife (Brigitte Bardot, who is surely there to call herself to mind).
Lou Reed: Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart
The New York that I like to imagine has been imprinted there in my mind by Lou Reed. The New York of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol and Martin Scorsese – Reed has created for me, as he’d hoped to do, by constructing a monumental story in that city, of that city, as poignant as the best fiction, an elaborate novel that says more about a place and time than anything I’ve read or loved.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
What the writer, director and audience get with him is skill without fuss; craft without baggage; and more than anything, the character they were promised – not diluted with stardom, but custom-made for their film. A hard working actor who strives toward perfection rather than fame, Philip Seymour Hoffman hand-makes his characters paying attention to detail and making each and every one of them a person of the real world
By collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most interesting directors, and by never limiting himself to certain genres and characters, Hanks has succeeded in becoming one of the most iconic and substantial actors in contemporary American cinema. From Andrew Beckett, to Captain Miller, to Michael Sullivan, Hanks has accomplished some of cinemas most complex characters. Tom Hanks is a courageous, unpredictable and loveable actor who I hope will continue to surprise and delight for decades to come.
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No actor has ever troubled Hollywood and the rest of the world as much as Nicolas Cage. He is the perfect medium between mainstream and independent. He is a paycheck victim and the man behind every intelligently obscure film. He has made the poorest choices of project and the wisest ones at the same time. He is highly gifted but also cheesy and awkward in many of his performances. He is a great actor and the worst, simultaneously. He is a misunderstood genius and a con artist.
John Goodman seems to be one of those rare talents leading the way towards a comedy that originates from tragedy and that moves from artsy to mainstream, from silent to loud and from film to television. His sad under-layer gives his jolly face and attitude a certain reality that takes him anywhere he needs to be, and that allows his audience to become involved in the story, while always being amused.
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