Posted Friday, March 25, 2011
Mohammad Rasoulof’s The White Meadows is visual brilliance and urgent political dialogue weaved together artfully into a cinematic masterpiece. This film takes on an altogether higher significance in the light of his imprisonment in Iran for making such films. I urge you to visit the blog The Sheila Variations that has more to say on the imprisonment of filmmakers like Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi (also the editor of The White Meadows).
Posted Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Guest feature: Phil Hogan is based in Atlanta, GA
The 2010 Academy Awards continued with recent efforts to add a youthful approach to the ceremony, including two young hosts (James Franco and Anne Hathaway) and a broader selection of ten Best Picture nominees. Still, with The King’s Speech taking top honors in both Best Picture and Best Director, the Academy could not help but show its age favoring a film positively depicting British royalty in the first half of the twentieth century.
Universal has fended off Summit Entertainment and The Weinstein Company to acquire the US distribution rights to Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Deadline reported Monday.