Joker JOKER (2019) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Josh Pais, Rocco Luna, Marc Maron, Sondra James, Murphy Guyer, Douglas Hodge, Dante Pereira-Olson, Carrie Louise Putrello, Sharon Washington, Hannah Gross, Brian Tyree Henry and Bryan Callen. Screenplay by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver. Directed by Todd Phillips. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. 122 minutes. Rated R.
Actress Abbie Cornish at the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship Ceremonies at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. The Stars Come Out For the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship By Lindsey Blick Pop Entertainment was invited to cover the arrivals at the Heath Ledger Scholarship event at the historic Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. It was a night of gratitude, love, and beautiful memories of a man that inspired many people. Everyone was dressed to the nines as they gathered to walk the red carp
Luke Davies on the set of “Lion.” Luke Davies An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den by Jay S. Jacobs When Luke Davies first heard the story of Saroo Brierley – an Indian man who lost his way home as a five year old boy, ended up getting adopted by a couple in Australia, and only found his birth family 25 years later after an obsessive search of Google Earth – the writer had no idea that Brierley’s inspirational story would also change his own life. The Australia
Interstellar INTERSTELLAR (2015) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, David Oyelowo, Collette Wolfe, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Timothée Chalamet, William Devane and the voices of Bill Irwin and Josh Stewart. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. 169 minutes. Rated PG-13.
The Dark Knight THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts, Monique Curnen, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Jai White, Nestor Carbonell, Cillian Murphy, William Fichtner, Edison Chen, Patrick Leahy, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister and Nicky Katt. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Distributed by Warner Brothers. 152 minutes. Rated P
Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. HEATH LEDGER MAKES HIS STAND ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN By Brad Balfour Doing Brokeback Mountain, was as much a challenge for Heath Ledger, taking on what might seem to be a risky role — playing Ennis, a gay cowboy in love with Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) — as it was taking on a complex restrained character at a time when so many are broad and brutal. In Ang Lee’s film, he has to negotiate a character that says little and shows much in his eyes
Brokeback Mountain BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) Starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anna Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Valerie Planche, Graham Beckel, David Harbour, Kate Mara, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, Scott Michael Campbell, David Trimble and Larry Reese. Screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Directed by Ang Lee. Distributed by Focus Features. 134 minutes. Rated R. I normally review a movie almost immediately afte
Linda Cardellini Miss Versatality by Jay S. Jacobs Most actors have a very specific zone in which they are comfortable. There are wonderful dramatic actors, for example, who could not deliver a punch line to save their lives. On the other hand, many comic actors have trouble projecting pathos and tragedy. Linda Cardellini does not have this problem. In fact, her career has been very specifically divided between those two different worlds – the yin and yang of styles which mak
Sienna Miller in “Casanova” SIENNA MILLER AN ACTRESS GOES AGAINST DOMESTICITY by Brad Balfour Though she’s gotten lots of public attention in past months, actress Sienna Miller has received the spotlight more for her personal hassles with fiancé Jude Law rather than for her work. With the Christmas release of director Lasse Hallstrom’s Casanova she hopes to change that focus. In this fiction film inspired by the actually historical character from the late 1700s, the charmer a