Cinema News – Jared Leto
Last month the founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner passed away and Academy Award winner Jared Leto did not get the chance to meet the tycoon right before starting shooting the biopic. Well, we certainly believe that the actor will give us an incredible portrait of the controversial man that changed the history of print media and entertainment.
Cinema News – George Clooney
Two times Oscar winner actor, director, and producer George Clooney will be the recipient of the Life Achievement Award of the AFI (American Film Institute) in 2018; this year it was the marvelous Diane Keaton who was awarded the prestigious accolade.
Cinema News – Anton Yelchin
At the beginning of the month a statue in memory of the late actor was unveiled in Hollywood, and now we still have the chance to enjoy his talent with the last movies he shot. “Thoroughbreds” is one of them; this drama thriller film written and directed by Cory Finley in his directorial debut premiered early this at the Sundance Film Festival.
Cinema News – Renée Zellweger
The actress will portray the American icon Judy Garland preparing for her final concerts in London just a few months before her death. The movie, “Judy” is based on a script by Tom Edge, (The Crown) and is set to be directed by two-time Olivier winner Rupert Goold.
Cinema News – Rebecca Miller
The youngest daughter of the late playwright has given us a wonderful present this year: a documentary ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ an intimate portrait of her father and his work. The documentary premiered this month at the NYFF.
About the film, Rebecca said, “One of the strange things about the film for me is that phenomenon of getting to know Arthur.” And now we can all get to know him too!
Cinema News – Can It Be Christmas Already?
From Rebecca to her husband actor Daniel Day-Lewis: we are definitely not ready to say goodbye to his talent, so we are still hoping that he might change his mind and not retire after all, yet we cannot wait to watch what is supposed to be his last film, “Phantom Thread”, which will have a limited release on Christmas day.
To wave him to retirement is director Paul Thomas Anderson, who had previously directed the British actor in There Will Be Blood for which Day-Lewis had won his second Oscar. What an incredible reunion to say farewell from the big screen to one of the greatest actors of all time.
Cinema News – The Reunions
Speaking of reunions here 3 pretty amazing couples of director-actor\actress that are back for a new film together:
Kate Winslet and James Cameron
It’s been exactly 20 years since Titanic came out, to this day it is the second highest-grossing film of all time ($2,186,772,302) after, guess what? Avatar (2009; $2,787,965,087), both films were directed by Academy Award winner James Cameron, and the Canadian director himself that he was waiting for the right film to go back and work with Kate: the actress will join the cast of Avatar 2, which is set to be released in late 2020.
Nicholas Hoult and Drake Doremus
After only a couple of years British actor Nicholas Hoult and American director Drake Doremus are back with a new film: Newness, a drama romance that had its premiere early this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie deals with the contemporary dilemma of the good and the bad sides of technology, in this case a social media-driven hookup culture.
The two of them had previously worked together on Equals, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.
Toni Servillo and Paolo Sorrentino
The Italian duo is back, after winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2014 for The Great Beauty, directed by Sorrentino starring Toni Servillo as the leading actor, they are currently shooting a biopic about the famous and controversial Italian politician and entrepreneur Silvio Berlusconi: “Loro” (Them). We will definitely be hearing quite a lot about this film.
Just one more thing: the Italian actor looks “scarily” similar to the politician 🙂
Cinema News – The Academy of All Over the World
Speaking of Best Foreign Film, this year we have a record of 92 foreign-language film entries for the Best Foreign Film category for the 2018 Academy Awards.
(See the link for the full list)
Cinema News – The Gotham Independent Film Awards Nods
The Gotham Independent Film Awards will be held on November 27 in New York, the Awards. Get Out, Call Me by Your Name and The Florida Project received the highest number of nominations. Watch out for the winners as the biggest Awards events of winter 2018 get closer!
(read more on the Gotham Awards)
THE MOST AWAITED (our pick)
This month we go with 2 most awaited films that will be released in November, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut and yet another incredible performance by Nicole Kidman: Lady Bird and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Here our favorite trailers of the month!
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (click here for our review)
The Secret Life of Lance Letscher