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Pedro Almodovar Details New Western with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, His ‘Answer’ to ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Pedro Almodóvar has spent decades avoiding the allure of American studio projects, from “Sister Act” to “Brokeback Mountain,” and still doesn’t trust the system. “It’s kind of a contradiction,” he told IndieWire during a recent afternoon in his office in Madrid. “Hollywood wants to bring in outside talent, but they don’t always let them do […]

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Entertainment Educators Discuss Teaching Cinema’s Next Gen and the Importance of Diverse and Impactful Storytellers

Two esteemed film professors. Two wildly different cities on two different coasts. And countless ways in which both have contributed to the ever-expanding landscape of entertainment education in the United States — and the world over.James Schamus, three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker of such landmark features as “Brokeback Mountain” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” former CEO of […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal on ‘Profound Realization’ with Heath Ledger About ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Legacy

Seventeen years after the release of Academy Award–winning “Brokeback Mountain,” star Jake Gyllenhaal is revisiting its neo-Western legacy.Gyllenhaal played cowboy Jack Twist, who starts a secret, decades-long affair with ranchhand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger), despite them both having wives at home, portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams.In a new video interview with Vanity […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Vanessa Kirby To Star In Survival Thriller From Jacques Audiard’s Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain

The lead-up to Cannes always means hot projects are coming out of the Cannes virtual market. One of the biggest of all the announcements thus far is “Suddenly,” a survival thriller starring two heavyweight Oscar nominees, Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”) and Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces Of A Woman”).Read More: Summer 2021 Preview: Over 50 Movies ToWatchThe […]

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Are the Oscars Finally Giving Asian Talent the Recognition They Deserve?

For the first time, there are two Asian Americans in Oscar’s director race: Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”) and Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”). That’s notable, but it’s even more extraordinary considering only four Asians were ever nominated as director before this.The four predecessors were spread over the decades: Hiroshi Teshigahara; Akira Kurosawa; M. Knight Shyamalan; and Ang […]

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Ang Lee to Be Awarded BAFTA Fellowship

Ang Lee is to be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, the British Academy’s highest honor.The pioneering auteur — a multiple BAFTA winner and known for films such as The Wedding Banquet, Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi — will be bestowed wit the accolade at the BAFTA film awards […]

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How Larry McMurtry’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Writing Partner Diana Ossana Saved Him from Despair

Diana Ossana is flat on her back, wracked with grief. She’s just lost her best friend and writing partner, Larry McMurtry, a man she nursed through open heart surgery in 1991 and a couple of other heart attacks, who after three years of battling congestive heart failure, finally succumbed Thursday in his home in Archer […]

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Lee Daniels Reveals He Was the Original ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Director Before Ang Lee

The musical chairs of hot directors once attached to direct the classic pastoral gay romance “Brokeback Mountain,” which ultimately went to Ang Lee, is the stuff of legend. Gus Van Sant was once set to helm the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s story, with Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix eyed to star in the roles that […]

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