British-born director Tony Scott, director of a string of high-octane blockbusters and the brother of fellow director Ridley Scott, died Sunday by jumping from a suspension bridge into Los Angeles Harbor. He was 68. It was reported in the press that he had inoperable brain cancer and thus decided to end his life so abruptly. The director/producer of such top hits as TOP GUN, CRIMSON TIDE, BEVERLY HILLS COP II and other big budget films, was often his brother’s producing partner, but did not have the stellar career that the elder Scott had with such films as ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER. Both brothers were active and made their fortunes in the television commercials, corporate video and music video fields as well.
Graduation (“Bacalaureat“) (Cristian Mungiu, 2016) 4 out of 4 stars. The new film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) begins with a bang. Well, a crash, anyway, as a rock shatters the glass of … Continue reading
INTERVIEW with STEVEN PROWSE: Screenwriting tips for FILM FESTIVALS ……..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, … Continue reading
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. The worst thing about Their Finest is its generic title, which offers no indication of the magical whimsy within. Otherwise, it is a charming, bittersweet cinematic confection that tells the … Continue reading