Oscar-winning writer/director Paul Schrader will write the story of the adored and reviled Russian prima ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska, a mistress to the last Russian Tsar described by producers as “the ultimate femme fatale.” The biopic, which is being financed by a Kremlin-backed fund, will be produced by Russian comedian, pop singer and TV host Vladimir Vinokur and Russian ballet impresario Vladislav Moskalev in collaboration with American producer David Weisman (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN). The untitled film will be shot in English with a mixed Russian and American cast. The production team said they expect “an internationally acclaimed director” for the film to be announced soon.
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