Maleficent: Mistress of Evil MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (2019) Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Lindsay, David Gyasi, Jenn Murray, Miyari, Warwick Davis, Judith Shekoni, Kae Alexander, Emma Maclennan, Freddie Wise and the voice of Aline Mowat. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Noah Harpster, Micah Fitzerman-Blue. Directed by Joachim Ronning.
Tomb Raider TOMB RAIDER (2018) Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Antonio Aakeel, Hannah John-Kamen, Alexandre Willaume, Tamer Burjaq, Adrian Collins, Keenan Arrison, Andrian Mazive, Milton Schorr, Josef Altin, Billy Postlethwaite, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Jaime Winstone and Nick Frost. Screenplay by Andrew Wagner & Fred Parnes. Directed by Roar Uthaug. Distributed by Warner Bros. 122 minutes. Rated PG-13. Lar
Golden Globe Awards Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees by Brad Balfour Just as the Waterford ball drops, so does the anticipation for the 75th annual Golden Globes — the first major awards show of 2018. Being broadcast live, the show can be seen on NBC, Sunday, January 6th, starting at 8 pm ET. Since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 90 or so critics divide their cinematic choices into two oddly skewed categories — “Best
The Breadwinner THE BREADWINNER (2017) Featuring the voices of Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada, Noorin Gulamgaus, Ali Kazmi, Kane Mahon, Reza Sholeh, Mran Volkhard and Kanza Feris. Screenplay by Anita Doron. Directed by Nora Twomey. Distributed by GKIDS. 93 minutes. Rated PG-13. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, where a woman’s survival is dependent on a man, a family’s patriarch is imprisoned for educating his daughters. Without thei
Maleficent MALEFICENT (2014) Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Riley, Ella Purnell, Sarah Flind, Hannah New, Isobelle Molloy, Michael Higgins, Jackson Bews, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Eleanor Worthington-Cox and the voice of Janet McTeer. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Stromberg. Distributed by Walt Disney Films. 97 minutes. Rated PG. It has become sport in recent years f
James Mangold and Joaquin Phoenix on the set of “Walk the Line.” James Mangold A Director Walks the Fine Line Towards the Oscars by Brad Balfour Throughout his career, New York-born director James Mangold has offered an uncanny look at relationships since his first film Heavy, whether it be with cops (Cop Land), women (Girl, Interrupted), or a couple (Kate and Leopold). Now, with his latest, Walk the Line, he again examines a couple – but in this case, a near-mythic one – the
Billy Bob Thornton in “The Bad News Bears.” Billy Bob Thornton Gets on Base with Bad News Bears By Brad Balfour Lately actor/director Billy Bob Thorton has been grabbing the spotlight for films that aren’t obviously styled as the mature dramatic hits he starred in before—films such as the hard-hitting and provocative (and award-winning) Monster’s Ball and Sling Blade (for which he won a screenwriting Oscar). Yet, having played the curmudgeonly crook in Bad Santa, the tough co