‘Night of the Kings’ (‘La Nuit des rois’): Film Review | Venice 2020

Ivorian director Philippe Lacote’s second feature, after the Cannes-selected ‘Run,’ is set inside an Abidjan prison. In Night of the Kings (La Nuit des rois), a young man thrown into the infamous La Maca prison in Cote d’Ivoire is forced to invent a story that lasts until sunrise or face the consequences like some kind […]

Reopening Hollywood: How Zendaya, John David Washington & ‘Euphoria’ Creator Sam Levinson Started & Finished A Secret Movie During The Pandemic

Zendaya is repped by CAA, Monster Talent Management and Skrzyniarz & Mallean; John David Washington is repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson; Sam Levinson is repped by WME and Novo.

London Film Festival: 10 questions for Clare Stewart

That’s a festival director’s best kept secret! A number of films are very fresh out of the edit suite and when that happens there’s still a lot of thinking going on about release strategy around the world. I was really thrilled to be able to secure our closing night film Saving Mr Banks, which is […]

James Norton puts on a cosy display with girlfriend Imogen Poots as they enjoy a stroll before he hits the red carpet at the 77th Venice Film Festival

Amid frenzied speculation about who will be the next to play Bond, with stars including Richard Madden and Idris Elba being linked with the role, a source told the publication both sides were trying ‘to get a deal signed off’. 

What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?

Friday Night Lights (5 seasons, 2006–2011)Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collette), Scott Porter (Jason Street), Minka Kelly (Lyla Garrity), Gaius Charles (Smash Williams)Season 3, episode 13, “Tomorrow Blues” (with the exception of Charles, who left in episode four, “Hello, Goodbye”; and Porter, who left in episode 7, “New York, New York”)They all graduated […]

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Why Olivia Cooke is cut out to be the leading lady

‘I think a lot of the guest actors coming in found that a little difficult to deal with, but I think it was helping the concentration. It certainly helped me get into a vibe.’ That vibe has produced one of the performances of the year, in a movie that’s headed for awards season. 

How we stay together: ‘It’s that yin and yang thing’

That trademark dark humour and stoicism has helped them through. “Some people feel uncomfortable when we start talking about our ailments and we laugh … I think they feel a little bit offended by us laughing,” says Jayne. “But what’s the point of being miserable about it? It is what it is. It’s chosen us […]