American filmmaker Spike Lee, known as a political and artistic firebrand, has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2012 award to be given on Friday, August 31 at the Venice International Film Festival. The award honors innovators in contemporary cinema. Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary BAD 25 will screen after the awards ceremony. The film marks the 25th anniversary of the King of Pop’s record-breaking hit album Bad. Lee, who is currently represented on Broadway as the director of the unusual one-man show starring former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, is best known for his gritty urban dramas including DO THE RIGHT THING (1989), MALCOLM X (1992), THE 25TH HOUR (2002) and INSIDE MAN (2006).
REPORT ON THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST……..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 the film … Continue reading
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