Tag: Tim Milfull
French-Canadian writer-director Philippe Falardeau had an improbable start to his career when he won a filmmaking contest for a local TV show. Twenty years later he’s accumulated a slew of accolades and released several features, the latest of which, Monsieur Lazhar, has earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Given Hollywood’s predilection for rewriting, remaking, rehashing and generally cannibalising the creative output of the entire human race, it probably seemed like a good idea to do the same for one of the most popular cult sci-fi films of all time. You can imagine the pitching meeting in some back room full of ponytailed executives: “We can take all the best bits from Total Recall and Blade Runner and Minority Report, and add a twist of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Hey, we can probably even render the original artwork!”
The 15th Spanish Film Festival opens this week, running from July 4-15 – plus a sneaky extra three nights from the July 16 for repeat screenings of the most popular films.
A Separation Opens March 1 ***** Normally, I’m not one for getting caught up in all the awards season hoopla, but it’s hard not to take note when Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation has bagged the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, adding to a mounting stash of 44 accolades from around the world. [...]
Project Nim Released September 29 **** Some of the most messed-up stuff of the ‘60s and ‘70s happened on campuses throughout the West, from violent student protests, to a range of experiments that ruined lives (e.g. the Stanford research that required student volunteers to pose as guards and prisoners, and ultimately left many with post-traumatic [...]