George Clooney is poised to take on Castro and the Cuban Revolution in a new drama for Focus Features. The Oscar-winning actor/director/producer has been signed to direct THE YANKEE COMANDANTE, the story of an American who helped Castro at a critical stage of the 1959 revolution. He was one of only two foreigners to rise to the rank of comandante, only to break with Castro over his socialist beliefs. The film is based on a New Yorker article by David Grann. Clooney will produce along with his partner Grant Heslov.
Wilson (Craig Johnson, 2017) 2 out of 4 stars From Craig Johnson, director of the delightfully offbeat, tragicomic The Skeleton Twins, in 2014, comes Wilson, still offbeat and tragicomic, though far less delightfully so. Based on a series of comics … Continue reading
Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian writer-director with a knack for profound dramas (“About Elly”, “A Separation”, “The Past”), returns with “The Salesman”, another heartfelt story branded with uncomfortable dualities. The nature of this tale, set and shot in Tehran, will make … Continue reading
INTERVIEW with industry insider JAMIE LEE SMITH……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, but of … Continue reading