Dustin Rikert received the Outstanding Student award at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and has so far directed 15 feature films, most of which he has also written. Unwilling to be limited to one kind of genre, Rikert has created movies in several different genres, but quite of few of them ..
“The jail’s only got one cell, and the lock’s broke and I sleep in it.” This is the state of justice when we we first reach Shinbone: a sleepy caricature of a frontier town near the turn of the 20th century. Although set nearly 100 years prior, America still felt young and on the verge ..
Few Hollywood actor have as iconic status as john Wayne. His influence may have been forgotten for a while after hi film persona and personal political and social views grew out of fashion and sparked controversy towards the end of his life, but still he often creeps up when the conversation falls on favourite actors. ..
Icelandic actor and writer Sveinn Òlafur Gunnarsson works a lot in theater but have also starred in several Icelandic and international movie productions as well as co-written the award-winning À annan veg (Either Way, 2011), which he also starred in. Gunnarsson starred in Hrútar (Rams, 2015), Grímur Hákonarson’s Cannes winner, but also had a big ..
Richard Dale Jenkins was born into a middle class family on 4 May 1947 in Illinois and worked as a linen truck driver as a young man (coincidentally, his boss was actor John C. Reilly’s father) before earning a degree in drama from Illinois Wesleyan University. Jenkins has been married to wife Sharon his 1969 ..
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council and is celebrated every year on April 29th. The idea of the day, is to celebrate dance and attract attention to dance arts from a wider public. Cinematic history has given us many memorable dances, right from Gene Kelly’s unforgettable dance in the ..
Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson was born in humble circumstances as an illegitimate child and was raised by his grandparents without ever knowing who his father was. Few could then have predicted that Nicholson would end up as the most Oscar nominated male actor in the Academy’s history with a total of 12 nominations resulting in ..
It is fair to say that we live in an age of cinematic superheroes and for everyone who loves fantastical action entertainment with added humour and spectacle, things couldn’t be better. Marvel has impressed us time and time again since they kick-started their cinematic universe with Iron Man (2008), whereas DC have only recently begun ..
Robert “Rob” Reiner, son of actors Carl Reiner and Estelle Reiner, was born on 6 March 1947 in The Bronx, New York City. Reiner rose to prominence in his homeland for his role in the long-running TV show All in the Family (1971-79), for which he earned two Emmy Awards, and has since played smaller ..
Today is the 60th birthday of American actor and director John Turturro. Born in Brooklyn, New York to a father who worked as a construction worker and a mother who was an amateur jazz Inger, both of whom were Italian immigrants. Turturro’s screen début was an uncredited non-speaking role in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) ..
Despite a somewhat dodgy reputation for producing mostly b movies and formulaic entertainment, it has in fact brought us many great and acclaimed movies, right from classics like Nosferatu (1922) and The Haunting (1963) to the recent The Babadook (2014). Although it is the genre most rarely represented at the Oscars we have chosen five that ..
There are an enormous amount of movies based on novels, and especially romance novels. There is something about the visual aspect of the media of film which makes it perfect for showcasing the many, many great love stories born on paper. It is hard to read the line ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’, without ..