‘Maiden’ Sets Sail In NYC & La; Daisy Ridley Channels ‘Ophelia’ –  Specialty B.O. Preview

This weekend, Sony Pictures Classics launches Alex Holmes’ Toronto ’18 premiere Maiden. The company was bullish about the doc’s prospects at the title’s New York premiere hosted by awards maven Peggy ...

Tom Hiddleston Is Making His Broadway Debut in Revival of the Play Betrayal

Tom Hiddleston Is Making His Broadway Debut in Revival of the Play Betrayal Tom Hiddleston is preparing to take Broadway by storm later this summer. The 38-year-old actor is starring in the revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, which follows the story of the marriage between ...

Tom Hiddleston To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Betrayal’; Charlie Cox, Zawe Ashton Will Co-Star In Pinter Revival

Tom Hiddleston To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Betrayal’; Charlie Cox, Zawe Ashton Will Co-Star In Pinter Revival Tom Hiddleston will make his Broadway debut this summer in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Co-starring, also in their Broadway debuts, will be Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Zawe Ashton (Velvet ...

Steven Berkoff: I won, and I won again! Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains wins Film Festival Award

Steven Berkoff is no stranger to the limelight. At 81 the actor, playwright and theatre director shows no sign of slowing down. Currently he is working on a one man, one act play based on the recent ...

‘Ophelia’ Director Claire McCarthy on Turning Madness and the Male Gaze On its Head [Interview]

‘Ophelia’ Director Claire McCarthy on Turning Madness and the Male Gaze On its Head [Interview] Ophelia is one of the most maligned characters in literary history. It’s not entirely her fault — the tragic heroine of Hamlet suffers from being not much of a heroine, but rather a cipher for the ...

‘Ophelia’ Breathes New Life Into The Classic Tale Of ‘Hamlet’ With A Beautiful Performance From Daisy Ridley [Review]

A creative re-imagining of Denmark’s most famous royalty yarn, “Ophelia” does more than just provide new insight into “Hamlet,” it also contextualizes the 400+ year-old play via characters that seem ...

‘Ophelia’ Film Review: Daisy Ridley Gives Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine a Provocative Do-Over

‘Ophelia’ Film Review: Daisy Ridley Gives Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine a Provocative Do-Over We’ve had “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “Fortinbras Gets Drunk,” and now there’s “Ophelia,” an intelligent and gorgeous spin on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from the point of view of the ...

Daisy Ridley Gives “Ophelia” A Whole New Identity

New interpretations of classic literary characters need to blaze a creative path in order to justify the alternate look. Filmmakers have been doing this with William Shakespeare’s plays for decades, ...

Ophelia Review: Daisy Ridley's Hamlet Retake is Not to Be

Daisy Ridley's Ophelia reimagines Hamlet as a parable for today, and turns a great tragedy into a disappointing soap opera. facebook twitter tumblr To be or not to be. That is the question that ...

Ophelia review – Daisy Ridley stranded in disastrous Hamlet reimagining

A shift in point of view reframes Shakespeare’s tragedy but the novelty wears off instantaneously with bizarre additions and a lack of emotional engagement If a producer cornered me in an elevator ...

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt Lend Voices to 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

Remember how Kenneth Branagh helped lead a Shakespearean revival in the 1990s? We had his Henry V, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing, plus a stylish Romeo + Juliet, a more stark Hamlet starring Mel ...

Actor Paul Scofield Dies at 86

Actor Paul Scofield Dies at 86 Paul Scofield, the imperious British actor of stage and screen who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, died Wednesday; he was 86. Scofield, who passed away at a ...

Actor Alan Bates Dies at 69

Actor Alan Bates Dies at 69 Actor Alan Bates, who came to fame as one of British cinema's "angry young men" of the 60s and whose heralded stage and screen career was marked by a love of acting as opposed to fame, died Saturday ...

Mel Gibson's Film Company Signs Deal With Fox

Mel Gibson's Film Company Signs Deal With Fox Mel Gibson's Icon Productions company have signed a two-year, first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox. Under the terms of Icon's new deal with Fox, Gibson will star in at least one picture for the ...