A distinctive lady.
Director Agnes Varda introducing 'Jane B. for Agnes V.', her film with Jane Birkin.
A distinctive lady.
Morning Glory is amiable fromage, and a step up from the writer's previous lumpen offering, 27 Dresses; but not as interesting as her writing on The Devil Wears Prada.
The Mechanic is bad, even for a Jason Statham flick. And I'm not feeling Clint Eastwood's latest, Hereafter, starring Matt Damon - they both normally have their movie-quality-radar switched to max
Just seen Snow White tonight at the BFI, as part of the Disney 50 this year. Hard to believe it's almost 75 years old. It is so inventive in places, plus a bit mushy (but easy not to be bothered by the latter).
Is Glen Keane one of the best animators in the world? Must be! He drew: The Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Aladdin, Ariel, Tarzan and Pocahontas!
Here, talking after a preview of Disney's 50th animated cinema feature, Tangled. He was with the directors below.
For the LWLies Creative Brief: build a rocket, Louise Tilley (www.twitter.com/louisetilley) and I went all Blue Peter-stylee.
It is our homage to Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902)!
Hi, I saw True Grit last night. As you can imagine from the Coen Brothers and cinematographer Roger Deakins, it looked stunning. Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon were refreshing and riveting.
However, while the film-makers captured the ending of the novel, I still prefer John Wayne's original.
Though, this is a must.
Here's my latest cinema review, for The Fighter:
Out in the UK 4th Feb 2011.
Gruff Rhys, lead singer of the Super Furry Animals, performs live (left and below) after his entertaining documentary Separado!, about the Welsh diaspora to Patagonia. He starred and co-directed.
Rhys spends a lot of his time in the film wearing that awesome helmet.
The director of The King's Speech, Tom Hooper, here talking about his work for the best TV channel in the world: HBO. His John Adams is one of the most impressive mini-series I've seen.
Part of an HBO Weekend at the British Film Institute. The line-up had been amazing, but the Icelandic ash cloud prevented many coming over, e.g. Barry Levinson, Alan Ball and Larry David.
Below are Susanna White and Andrea Calderwood, director (of four episodes) and producer on Generation Kill; and James Purefoy, Mark Anthony in Rome.
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