Promising works at Venice Film Festival 2019 (Part 3)

The project marks the return of Olivier Assayas as a director and screenwriter. This time, he returned to the thrilling movie line, about five Cuban political prisoners imprisoned in the US in the 1990s on charges of espionage and murder. Actors Penélope Cruz, Gael García Bernal and Ana de Armas participated in the project.

In 2016, Assayas won the “Best Director” award at the Cannes Film Festival with Personal Shopper. Indiewire rates him as one of the creative filmmakers and expresses the most powerful views of contemporary cinema.

About Endlessness

The work is intrigued by the contrast between the name (About Endlessness, ie “Talking about infinity”) and the duration of only 78 minutes (among the shortest in the movies). The introduction also intrigued when unrelated situations: a couple hovering over the city of Cologne (Germany) in the middle of the war, the father tying his shoelaces to girls in the rain, the girls dancing outside the cafe and the defeated army heading to the prison.

Roy Andersson is a veteran Swedish director, from advertising industry, famous for his personal film style and has only made six films in the past six decades. His most recent film – A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.

Indiewire rated Babyteeth “unknown” on the Golden Lion race at the Venice Film Festival. The work is the debut film of Shannon Murphy – female director Australia. The film blends the story of puberty with the family comedy genre, revolving around a young woman (Eliza Scanlen) who suffers from a fatal illness who has a crush on a drug dealer (Toby Wallace). Ben Mendelsohn – Australian actor marked the past few years in Hollywood – plays the girl’s father.

In 21 works of the Golden Lion, Babyteeth is one of two films directed by a female. This factor also made the film more interested in the period when many people thought that the film village needed more than the voices of women.

Promising works at Venice Film Festival 2019 (Part 2)

Marriage Story

The project is one of the “trump cards” of Netflix in the upcoming award season. Marriage Story brings together Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern. In the film, a stage director (Driver plays) and the actor’s wife (Johansson) encounter a marriage conflict, greatly affecting their personal life and creativity.

Indiewire judged Marriage Story to be one of Noah Baumbach’s best movies. The American director, born in 1969, is famous for dramas that combine drama and dramatic comedy (The Squid and the Whale (2005). Frances Ha (2012), While We’re Young (2014) and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017).

The Truth

The project is directed and written by Hirokazu Koreeda. The Japanese filmmaker won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 with Shoplifters. The Truth was the first film Hirokazu Koreeda made outside of Japan and the non-Japanese character.

The work revolves around the reunion of Fabienne – a movie star – with her daughter Lumir. When Lumir and her husband and children returned to meet Fabienne, conflicts began to arise, challenging love and hatred between them. The film brings together a well-known cast including Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

Seberg

Biography tells the life of Jean Seberg – a typical actress in the New Wave in France in the 1960s. Her life has experienced many ups and downs with her three husbands, suspected of being boycotted, investigated by FBI due to donating money to conflict organizations with some US politicians and human rights activist Hakim Jamal. Kristen Stewart starred, alongside actors Margaret Qualley, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn.

The King

The King is adapted from many plays by Shakespeare, revolving around King Henry V, the national hero of England in the 15th century. The story begins when he was young, ascended the throne after his father died. Henry V faced political issues with the war with France.

Timothée Chalamet (famous for Call Me by Your Name) starred alongside actors such as Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn. The history and strength of the team made The King interested. Works published 30 the following year Henry V (1989) – the film received two Oscar nominations – revolves around the same character.

Promising films at Venice Film Festival 2019 (Part 1)

The film about the evil Joker, “Ad Astra” by Brad Pitt or “Marriage Story” by Scarlett Johansson is interested in the Venice Film Festival 2019.

The 76th Venice Film Festival (Italy) takes place from August 28 to September 7. The event is one of the three major film festivals of the year (besides Cannes and Berlin), and is also a “launch pad” for many works on the Oscar racetrack. The writers of Indiewire, Variety picked out some notable films.

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt plays Roy McBride – an astronaut traveling to the edge of the solar system. Here, Roy discovered something that could threaten the survival of mankind. In addition to Pitt, the film has the participation of veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones (Roy’s father).

A science-fiction film has a budget of up to $ 85 million, directed and co-written by James Gray, and filmed by Hoyte Van Hoytema. Indiewire expects the work to provide an overwhelming visual experience, similar to Interstellar – a film with a cosmic theme, also hosted by Hoytema.

Joker

Joker gained attention as a rare film from superhero comics at one of the world’s three biggest film festivals. However, the protagonist is not a superhero but a Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) – a mischievous, crazy villain often confronting Batman (Batman)

According to Yahoo, Alberto Barbera – president of Venice Film Festival – praised the Joker: “It is darker than The Dark Knight and Joaquin Phoenix (the male lead) reached the peak of acting”.

The Laundromat

The cast of Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas made The Laundromat look to the professionals. In the film, the character Ellen (Streep) discovers shady deals done at a company in Panama. Ellen then realized this was only a small part of a system of tax evasion and money laundering of many billionaires and politicians.

The film was inspired by the Panama Profile financial scandal in 2016, which was once rocked by the involvement of many global influential figures. In the director’s seat was Steven Soderbergh – a pioneer of independent American film – who won an Oscar directed with Traffic (2000).

Cascadeur of ‘Fast & Furious 9’ coma after an accident

Joe Watts was treated in London (UK) while the country’s safety organization investigated the filming incident.

According to Variety, Joe’s second in the film crew (second unit, often filming scenes without a leading actor or landscape). He is not a stuntman for Vin Diesel like some previous rumors. Male casadeur unconscious due to a head injury after a fall at the studio at Leavesden (near London, England) on July 22.

The main group of the film crew continued to record after the break due to the incident. However, the second group still has not re-operated. Health and Safety Executive – UK safety organization – is investigating the matter. Earlier, police said the incident was an industrial accident.

Universal company (manufacturing Fast & Furious 9) and Warner Bros. (The company that owns the film studio in Leavesden – the accident site) has not responded to the incident yet. On the PA, Jason Statham – the star of the series – wished Joe soon to recover. “It’s sad to have people injured. Stunters are silent heroes, facing danger to others who have beautiful moments on screen. It’s an act of selflessness,” the actor said.

Joe Watts is an experienced gymnast and stunt teacher, having participated in Game of Thrones, Johnny English Strikes Again, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Spider Man: Far From Home.

The crew stopped the blockbuster production in the UK to deal with the injury.

On Variety, Ezki Fast & Furious 9 said a stuntman suffered a serious injury and head injury when he filmed Leavesden (near London, England) on July 22. The victim was taken to an emergency at the London hospital by police. The identity of this person and the specific situation that led to the incident is not stated. The actors in the group have not shared about the accident.

Leavesden’s studio is famous for recording both Harry Potter episodes, and works like GoldenEye, The Dark Knight and Inception. Over the past few years, many viewers have come here on a tour of Warner Bros. studio Harry Potter studio.

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Top 3 most beautiful and famous Hollywood actors in the world

Today, many young names appear and rise to the top of the list of Hollywood actors. However, the audience still cannot forget the 10 cult figures “regardless of age” below.

1. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise began his acting career at the age of 19 and became one of the highest-income actors in the world. Thanks to the ability to transform skillfully in each role that Tom has 3 times to win the Golden Globe. Not only that, he also pursued very successful production. One thing that everyone must acknowledge when referring to Tom is the “natural” beauty. The eyes that fascinated with the masculine angle gave Tom many roles and big and small roles in many films. In addition, he is also a representative face that is welcomed by many brands in the world.

2. Leonardo Dicaprio

Every time I mention Leonardo, no one can forget the image of Jack and the romance with the beautiful Rose on the legendary Titanic. The young beauty of Jack that year became more and more mature.

In recent years, Leonardo has been dubbed the most famous and talented actor in the world. He won 2 Golden Globes and 1 prestigious Oscar film, becoming the greatest man in Hollywood. Audiences all over the world can hardly forget the handsome and magnificent beauty of this talented gentleman.

3. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, though unlucky for many awards, is one of Hollywood’s A-list actors. “Se7en”, “Birthplace of Death” and “Vampire Interview” are three of his cult movies, leaving many imprints in the hearts of fans.

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When it comes to Brad, most people associate the love story with Angelina Jolie – the most beautiful woman on the planet. Both 2 are not only “big monuments” of Hollywood cinema but also famous for super beauty “good match both”.

Best Picture's Oscar 2019 nomination list

Best Picture’s Oscar 2019 nomination list

Oscar 2019 is the first time a blockbuster superhero competes for the Best Picture.

List of Best Picture nominees

Eight films nominated for Best Picture at Oscar 2019 include Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Favorite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice. Thanks to Black Panther’s $700 million, the total North American sales of superhero kind of movie is up to 26 billion.

Roma – the film that received 10 Oscar nominations this year – is only released via Netflix and almost unavailable at theaters. Bohemian Rhapsody and many other films are still being shown at theaters. Therefore, this group of film type is still capable of surpassing the $1.35 billion revenue record of Oscar 2011.

The comments

Rotten Tomatoes is one of eight nominees for Best Picture. Bohemian Rhapsody and Vice are the two most critically acclaimed names, with only 62% and 64% positive reviews, respectively. On the other hand, up to 97% of the comments about the Black Panther are positive. A lower rated film is Roma (96%), BlackKklansman (95%), and The Favorite (93%).

Best Picture's Oscar 2019 nomination list

Up to 5 out of 8 works of Best Picture this year have the appearance of characters from the LGBTQ community. Throughout the last two years, Oscar-winning films are Moonlight (2016) and The Shape of Water (2017), both of which have gay characters.

Along with The Favorite, Roma leads the Oscar nomination list 2019 when being nominated in 10 categories. This is the second time in history that a foreign-language work is nominated in so many categories by the Academy Awards.

The heaviest nominee

The Black Panther is Marvel Studios in particular and the first superhero film was first nominated for Oscar’s Best Feature Film. This was a great success for Marvel Studios. If Black Panther wins the Best Picture, it will mark the first time a superhero movie can do this. Let’s wait to see!