“Afternoon Delight,” UW-Madison alumna Jill Soloway’s feature film debut, is a delight any time of day. The film, which earned her the best director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows a successful career as a theatrical producer and writer/producer for such television hits as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Six Feet Under” and “The United States of Tara.”
The tender, sensual lesbian romance "Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele" won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, took the unusual move of awarding the Palme not just to Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche, but also to the film's two stars: Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux. The three clutched each other as they accepted the award, one of cinema's greatest honors.
There’s a scene in “42” in which Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, endures intolerably cruel racial slurs from the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager.
It’s early in the 1947 season. Each time the Brooklyn Dodgers’ first baseman comes up to bat, manager Ben Chapman emerges from the dugout, stands on the field and taunts him with increasingly personal and vitriolic attacks. It’s a visible struggle, but No. 42 maintains his composure before a crowd of thousands.
The Milwaukee Film Festival has announced its complete lineup — 240 films, including 103 features and 137 shorts, from 44 different countries.
The lineup includes 45 documentaries and 57 narratives, including one North American premiere on opening night and one silent classic featuring a new live accompaniment from Milwaukee-based band Altos.
Netflix is streaming Pride in June. The company – an Internet TV service – recently released a Pride Guide of LGBT-themed movies and TV shows available for instant viewing.
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will honor actor-author-director James Franco with an ally award on April 27 at the Olympia Theater in downtown Miami.
The festival runs April 26-May 5.
And the honorary Academy Awards go to... Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi.
The film academy announced earlier this week that Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while Martin, Lansbury and Tosi will get Oscars recognizing their career achievements.
A healthy number of HBO subscribers were curious about Michael Douglas’ performance as Liberace in the TV movie “Behind the Candelabra.”
The Nielsen company said the 2.4 million people who tuned in to the movie’s premiere over the Memorial Day weekend represented the network’s biggest audience for one of its original movies since “Something the Lord Made” in 2004. Another 1.1 million people saw a repeat of the Liberace movie that began right after the first airing.
HBO Films will first air “Behind the Candelabra,” the cable film feature starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Liberace's lover Scott Thorson, on May 26.
HBO is promising a big show – as evidenced in a news release that begins: “Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world- renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career.”
The time is coming – maybe sooner than you expect – when you look at Daniel Radcliffe and don’t think “Harry Potter.”