Kathryn Bigelow

'Torture Exists Because Of a Failure of Empathy': An Interview with Kevin Patterson

<b>Kevin Patterson was eager at first</b> to run the ICU at the allied air base in Kandahar: Having spent long years as an underused medical officer in the …

Psychogeography

With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions

As virtual reality takes its trip through the hype cycle of technology adoption, I keep returning to the early days of film as a corollary for the medium’s progress and a good benchmark for its evolution.<p>When they first arrived on the scene, movies must have had the same thrilling and disorienting …

Virtual Reality

Watching the Left Castrate Itself

Watching the Left Castrate ItselfBy Peter SteinfelsNovember 21, 2017Among the mixed blessings of outliving the biblically allotted span of …

Richard Nixon

New on DVD: 'I Do,' 'Gilmore Girls' looks at love, family

Love is in the air with new DVD releases scheduled to hit stores on Nov. 28.<p>"I Do Until I Don't"; 2.5 stars: At its gooey center, "I Do ... Until I …

Entertainment

Savannah Film Fest: John Boyega on 'Detroit' and 'The Last Jedi'

The 25-year-old, who is currently generating best supporting actor Oscar buzz for his performance in Kathryn Bigelow's drama, spoke with THR's Scott …

Star Wars

Film Review: ’12th and Clairmount’

Director:Brian KaufmanCast:Jerome P. Cavanagh, Shirley Davis, Ernie Harwell, Walter P. Reuther, George W. Romney, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, James …

Mahershala Ali

'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees Is Holding America Accountable For Its Violently Racist Past

You might say 2017 is Dee Rees’ year. The Nashville-born filmmaker has been making films for the better part of a decade, but with Netflix’s release …

Pop Culture

Female Filmmakers Are Working To Turn The Weinstein Fallout Into An Opportunity

Women who direct and produce are feeling tentatively hopeful about their prospects, but know there’s still a long way to go. “You can’t undo a hundred years of the entertainment business in a week,” said Amber Tamblyn.<p>Since sexual harassment and assault allegations against film producer Harvey …

Entertainment

Sexism In Hollywood Is Still Pervasive. Here’s What’s Changing And What Still Needs Work.

“Nobody says, ‘This is abusive. This is awful. This is toxic. This is dark. Let’s shake it out. Let’s confront what's raw.’ ”<p>If 2017 has proved …

Feminism

Wonder Woman hopes to crack the spandex ceiling

First she won over critics, stirred up audiences and vanquished the box office. Now "Wonder Woman" is hoping to do what no superhero before her has …

Canadian News

Can Re-Releases Help with Oscar Nominations?

By Natalie Mokry An end of the year re-release for summer films like <i>Dunkirk</i> and <i>Detriot</i> may appear helpful at securing a nomination, but it may not be …

The Oscars

Jason Mitchell on lessons to be learned from 'Mudbound'

Perhaps the most emotionally charged role of the 2015 blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton” is that of late N.W.A rapper Eazy-E, as played by Jason Mitchell. In a number of scenes, after Eazy-E finds out he had AIDS, Mitchell captures a level of sensitivity not often afforded black men in media; …

Lena Waithe

Questlove reveals Kathryn Bigelow wanted him to ‘process’ her film ‘Detroit’ for 48 hours before writing the song ‘It Ain’t Fair’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

During our recent webcam chat (<i>watch the exclusive video above</i>) <b>Questlove</b> (<b>Ahmir-Khalib Thompson</b>) reveals that when <b>Kathryn Bigelow</b> first contacted him …

Entertainment

Netflix’s Mudbound Gives One of Our Most Promising Filmmakers Her Biggest Canvas Yet

<i>Mudbound</i>Steve Dietl/Netflix It’s almost difficult to believe that only six years after her feature debut, <i>Pariah</i>, Dee Rees has now been empowered to …

Mary J. Blige

Do robots need rights: the multi-billion-dollar question

Flying cars! Underwater cities! Sex robots! Outlandish ideas weren't in short supply when I visited Web Summit (aka "Glastonbury for geeks") in …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

SFFILM to honor Winslet, Bigelow

Kate Winslet has won an Oscar, three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, three European Film Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. But until now, one award has eluded her . . . the Peter J. Owens Award for Acting.<p>Likewise, Kathryn Bigelow. She has won an Oscar, a Directors Guild Award, two New York …

Entertainment

Film News Roundup: San Francisco Film Society Honors Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Big Sick’ Writers

<i>In today’s film news roundup, Kate Winslet and Kathryn Bigelow are set for a San Francisco honor, Sarah Gadon is receiving an award at AFI Fest, and</i> …

Kate Winslet

Predictions Friday – A Record Year for Women

Someday we’ll look back on 2017 with wonderment as the year that Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, Valerie Faris, and Dee …

The Oscars

Movie reviews: the best films out now (from November 10)

NEW <b>BRAD'S STATUS<br>★★½</b><br>(102 minutes) M<p>By most standards, Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller), the hero of Brad's Status, has little to complain about. Everything …

Movie Reviews

Female directors are ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

NEW YORK (AP) — Four.<p>It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.<p>"I have to say it really bums me out," says …

Greta Gerwig

'Detroit' Review: Kathryn Bigelow's Recreation of Riots, Racism Is Cry of Rage

I'm not sure rave reviews or buzzing awards talk are enough to express the amplitude of what director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal …

Detroit Re-Release Trailer Makes an Oscar Push

<b>Detroit</b> was <b>Kathryn Bigelow</b>‘s first feature film since 2012’s acclaimed <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i>, but the harrowing historical drama didn’t seem to have nearly …

Movies

Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women

As Hollywood reels from sexual harassment allegations, we gauge how far Academy voters will move toward women this year.<p>Kevin Spacey’s Oscar chances, …

Entertainment

Oscar Foreign-Language Entries Break Barriers

This year’s record long list for the Academy’s foreign-language film race is good news for an award that, however much the Academy attempts to tinker …

Angelina Jolie

Willem Dafoe Is Having a Legendary Year

Fashion<p>The Academy can start polishing his Oscar for ‘The Florida Project’ now. Here, he talks about how he stays creatively awake—and stars in this fashion shoot from the holiday issue of <i>GQ Style.</i><p><b>“It was drop-dead New York days,” says Willem Dafoe. “It was dangerous. I lived off Tompkins Square</b> …

Willem Dafoe

Inside the 'Met Gala Of the West' With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, And Kim Kardashian

“I do get a few of these, but I try to avoid them if I can,” said director George Lucas of being honored time and again. This particular occasion, however, was special: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala, where the <i>Star Wars</i> creator was being praised alongside artist Mark …

Timothée Chalamet

‘Dunkirk’ To ‘Darkest Hour,’ A Year For Films That Need Each Other | Deadline

Never have movies needed each other quite so much. At least, some of the most prominent films in the seasonal mix seem to need other movies, …

Ladybird

‘Lady Bird’ Takes Flight as Best Specialty Opener of 2017

Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" is soaring toward impressive totals, while Amazon Studio's "Last Flag Flying" and "Wonderstruck" are disappointments.<p>“Lady …

Movies

8 of the Best Military Movies to Watch on Remembrance Day

Photo: Amazon.ca<p><i>Saving Private Ryan</i> (1998)<p>When Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece first premiered, the veterans who actually stormed the beach on D-Day …

Lifestyle (Canada)

As male filmmakers are sidelined by scandal, Hollywood turns to films directed by boys

LOS ANGELES – The increasing number of male directors embroiled in sexual harassment and abuse scandals has threatened to shut down all film …

Canadian Humour