We celebrate the 4th of July with ten films that define America in 2016

We celebrate the 4th of July with ten films that define America in 2016 I've done this exercise before, and some of the same films made the list this time, but not all. America in 2016 is different than the America of 2002, and that's part of what I love about this ...

Echoes of Stir: Four Hours in Joliet

Photo by Donnacha Kenny"Congratulations, Tom; you're one of the lucky eight per cent!" —Stir of Echoes (1999)Joliet, Illinois is probably the American city which more people have dreamed more ...

Shabana Azmi has joined the cast of the Hollywood film, The Black Prince

Acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi has joined the cast of Hollywood’s The Black Prince, a film telling the tragic yet fascinating true story of Maharaja Duleep Singh the last King of the Sikh Empire in ...

Brillstein Entertainment and Von Ryans Entertainment partner on acclaimed novel The Elephanta Suite

One of the great writers of our time, Paul Theroux is the winner of some of the most prestigious awards in literature. Time Magazine has praised The Elephanta Suite as “brilliantly evocative and ...

Saul Zaentz obituary

Oscar-winning film producer behind One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient The career of the film producer Saul Zaentz, who has died aged 92, was marked not only by his ...

Would Only Fools and Horses and Dad's Army be made today?

The actor Nicholas Lyndhurst has said that some classic comedy shows wouldn't be given the chance to develop by modern TV executives. Is he right? The fascination of counter-factual history – what if ...

This is the End: why actors love to play themselves

From Being John Malkovich to Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Trip, actors increasingly find it liberating, even therapeutic, to play a version of themselves. This is the End is the latest film to mess ...

This is the End: why actors love to play themselves

From Being John Malkovich to Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Trip, actors increasingly find it liberating, even therapeutic, to play a version of themselves. This is the End is the latest film to mess ...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jennifer Aniston’s Fiancé Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux's cute, talented and stole Jen Aniston's heart, but there's a lot more to him than what meets the eye. Read on for more details! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux met on the set of ...

Ben Gazzara obituary

Forceful actor who built a 60-year career in the Us and Europe Few screen debuts have equalled the searing malevolence of Ben Gazzara's Iago-inspired Jocko De Paris in The Strange One (1957). The ...

Ben Gazzara, 1930 - 2012

"A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as 'saloon-cured' and another said could ...

Ben Gazzara obituary

Prolific actor who built a 60-year career in the Us and Europe Few screen debuts have equalled the searing malevolence of Ben Gazzara's Iago-inspired Jocko De Paris in The Strange One (1957). The ...

Peter Bogdanovich Talks About Ben Gazzara: "I don't think they make actors like Ben anymore."

Peter Bogdanovich Talks About Ben Gazzara: Ben Gazzara died today at 81, of pancreatic cancer. As an actor, he's one of the last of a generation: trained at the Actors Studio, he went on to create a 60-year career. After success on Broadway, ...

Legendary UK Broadcaster Dies At 84

Legendary UK Broadcaster Dies At 84 London — Veteran British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric culture figure, has died at his home in northern England. He was 84. Savile, known for his garish tracksuits, chunky gold ...

Nyff 2011. Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World"

"A bloated hagiography that affords less insight the longer it goes on," begins Nick Schager in Slant, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World spends nearly four hours on the life and times of ...

Daniel Craig vs. Harrison Ford

Innnnnn One Corner we have a 69-year-old movie icon who's headlined huge movie franchises ("Star Wars," the Indiana Jones movies, the Jack Ryan movies) and proved himself a silver-screen hero in films ...

Nobel Prize Winner Says Women Writers Are Inferior

Nobel Prize Winner Says Women Writers Are Inferior Getty V.S. Naipaul Nobel-prize winning author V.S. Naipaul claims that there is no woman writer who could serve as as his literary match. Described by some as “the greatest living writer of English ...

50 Great Films You Shouldn’t Miss… Part 1

Every movie buff appreciates a cinematic list. The arrival of vast information on a subject we love so dearly will always be welcomed with open arms. And what better than the esteemed list of all-time ...

Bafta TV special/Trevor McDonald: The anchor

Tom Lamont salutes his favourite newsreader who joins Anthony Hopkins, Melvyn Bragg and Judi Dench as a Bafta fellow Don't call him a national treasure. Don't call him a national treasure. I repeat ...

Louis Theroux: 'I'm not that comfortable doing polemic'

His ability to make the subjects of his documentaries reveal how strange they are has made his name. But Louis Theroux says he never sets out to turn someone over What is it about Louis Theroux that ...

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