Cinema News: the Recap of July!




Cinema News – James Franco protagonist of the next script by the Coen brothers

James Franco is one of those Hollywood actors who you either love or hate: in his career he counts deep and successful films like “127 Hours” but also less compelling and highly criticized films, but between ups and downs he is still on the scene and it seems that he is finally ready to take the next step as he will be part of the miniseries (6 total episodes) set in the Old West “The Ballad of Buster”, directed by the Coen brothers. We look forward to discovering more details about the project and the character of Franco in particular, sure in any case that it will be interesting!

Cinema News – Emma Stone for equal pays In Hollywood

Emma Stone, despite the talent and success achieved, reveals that her average pay as an actress is lower than that of her male colleagues. But a hope is burning and she lived it personally, when the  costars of his upcoming film “The Battle of the Sexes” (coincidences, knowing the plot?) decided to adjust their wages to this of the actress because they thought it was right and necessary. A small step for Emma therefore, but a great step for all those involved in the film industry and in the world of work in general.

Cinema News – Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

There seems to be already perfume of Oscar in the air for Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the biopic film “The Darkest Hour”, coming this fall: the film presents the inner dissidium of the prime minister between accepting the peace proposed by Nazi Germany and persecuting with the combats. The film is directed by Joe Wright.

News Cinema – Martin Scorsese’s next step

Martin Scorsese, a new gangster film, the “old” Robert De Niro… Are we talking about a revival of “Goodfellas”? Well no, we are talking about the new project of the director entitled “The Irishman” which will presumably come out at the beginning of 2019. Martin Scorsese returns to the genre that has made him famous after more than a decade to narrate the story of Frank Sheehan, known as “The Irishman”, a famous and fierce Mafia assassin, whose history has been described by Charles Brandt. All made with a retrospective look that differentiates it from the “goodfellas”, even if it still present Robert De Niro as the protagonist. And it’s not over here: the production is in fact signed… Netflix!



Cinema News – Tennis Season

We cited “The Battle of the sexes” which brings to the big screen the fight for equality brought forward by the tennis player Billie Jean King in 1973 against the sexist Bobby Riggs (played respectively by Emma Stone and Steve Carrell); but this will not be the only film about the world of tennis coming out soon: In the fall in fact will be the turn of “Borg vs. McEnroe“, a drama starring Shia LaBeouf who traces the rivalry between John McEnroe and Björn Borg that has inflamed the lovers of this sport between the 1978 and the 1981.

Cinema News – The success of “A Ghost Story”

Presented to the Sundace Film Festival last January, “A Ghost Story” sees Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara (C and M on the movie) protagonists of this independent and dramatic film directed by David Lowery: the movie is having an enormous success between the public and the critics, so much to be considered one of the most interesting description of life after death.

Cinema News – The Juries of the Venice Film Festival

The compositions of the four international juries (Venezia 74, Orizzonti, Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis”, Venice virtual reality) of the 74th International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art (30 August – 9 September 2017), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Venice Biennale, have been revealed.

Members of the jury of the competition, in addition to the President, the American actress Annette Bening, are: the Hungarian director and screenwriter Ildikó Enyedi, the director, producer and screenwriter Michel Franco (producer of Desde Allá di Lorenzo Vigas, Golden Lion in Venice in 2015), the English actress Rebecca Hall, actress Anna Mouglalis, the Anglo-Australian film critic David Stratton, actress Jasmine Trinca (who won in  2009 in Venice the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the Great Dream) , Edgar Wright and the director, producer and screenwriter Yonfan.

The President of the Orizzonti section is Gianni Amelo (“Cosi ridevano” won the Golden Lion in 1998), that one of the Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis” is Benoît Jacquot while John Landis (member of the jury of the competition at the 65 edition of this festival) presides  the Venice virtual reality one.



The film, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, is the adaptation of the memoirs of the same name by Jeannette Walls, published in 2005.



With July the trailers don’t go on holiday! Below you find the ones that, in our opinion, are the most interesting released during this month.

A Wrinkle in Time

The Darkest Hour

Only the Brave


Logan Lucky