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How New Wave was François Truffaut’s cinema?

How New Wave was François Truffaut’s cinema?

In its 18th edition, Colcoa (City of Lights, City of Angels) Film Festival, which is considered the biggest French film festival outside of France, screening this year 61 films this year, celebrated the legacy of iconic French director, François Truffaut, who passed away 30 years ago, with a screen...

Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview

Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview

The dismal performance of Johnny Depp’s starrer “Transcendence” in the US box office over the weekend heralded the 4th flop in a row for the Hollywood superstar. The $100 million production opened with just $11 million. The actor’s other movies that failed to deliver in the box office were: ...

Jeffrey Katzenberg: We used mind-blowing technology in How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Jeffrey Katzenberg: We used mind-blowing technology in How To Train Your Dragon 2.

    One of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, was in his 20s when he joined Paramount studios and revived the the defunct Star Trek TV show,  turning it into a major theatrical film, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” (1979). By the time he was 33 years old,...

Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky explain the message of Noah

Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky explain the message of Noah

Even before it was released, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the epic movie about the biblical Noah and his ark, was flooded with a deluge of controversy from Christians groups, for failing to adhere to the original holy text, and from Muslim scholars who decreed that depicting a prophet like Noah by an ...

David O. Russell reveals the secret of his movies success – TV interview

David O. Russell reveals the secret of his movies success – TV interview

    It took David O. Russell 6 years to find the voice of cinema that he wanted to make, and since he did in The Fighter (2010), his movies have collected a whopping 25 Oscar nominations and scored 3 wins. 10 of these nominations were bestowed on his recent crime caper American Hustle. But...

Oliver Stone lashes out at Martin Luther King’s family – TV Interview

Oliver Stone lashes out at Martin Luther King’s family – TV Interview

  In an exclusive interview with BBC arabic’s Alternative Cinema Show, Oliver Stone says: “It was ridiculous that the family and the people around Martin Luther King’s estate are so protective about his mythology. You have to break through that.” Recently, the Oscar-winning director/wri...

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose has shocked Hollywood and the world. Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, the Oscar winner was loved by his peers and revered by his fans. In his 20-year illustrious career, he performed in nearly 50 films, in addition to the...

What is buzzing in the 30th Sundance Film Festival?

What is buzzing in the 30th Sundance Film Festival?

Every year, tens of thousands of filmmakers, film lovers, buyers, executives and party goers flock to Park City in Utah, braving the subzero temperature, to attend the Sundance Film Festival, which has become the epicentre of independent cinema since it was founded 30 years ago by Robert Redford in ...

Do journalists make good guests at the Globes?

Do journalists make good guests at the Globes?

My film journalism usually involves reviewing films and reporting on festivals and awards from around the world. But the unique position of UK Screen’s owner Sam Asi, a Hollywood Foreign Press Association member and Golden Globes voter, makes these awards different. We get to see them from the...

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

2013 has been another busy year for UK Screen, with more than a hundred theatrical releases reviewed and the usual mix of big celebrity interviews and reports from awards, such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and festivals including Cannes, Toronto and the London Film Festival. The best release...

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