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Da Pennebaker: restless, brilliant film-maker plugged into the 1960s zeitgeist

Pennebaker, who has died aged 94, epitomised the counterculture with his interest in the legends of music as well as the backstage drama of politicsThe revolutionary film-maker Da Pennebaker, with his passion for music and political drama, invented tropes, ideas and procedures which became almost invisibly embedded in pop culture.When Saturday Night Live did a […]

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The ultimate festive film? No, it’s not Die Hard | Hadley Freeman

A true Christmas movie must adhere to the following scientific, mathematical and logical rulesCome Christmas, I can sit back quietly while others make loud arguments about how Home Alone/Die Hard/Love Actually is the ultimate Christmas movie – but that is only because I have knocked myself into a chocolate coma and no longer have the […]

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Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle’s Comedy Moved Forward

In today’s film news roundup, Danny Boyle’s upcoming comedy has been moved forward, James Wan is producing a horror movie based on the short “Milk” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is returning to theaters.Release DateUniversal Pictures will move its untitled Danny Boyle comedy forward three months from Sept. 13, 2019, to June 28.Lily James, […]

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Danny Boyle’s Lily James-Kate McKinnon Comedy Lands Fall 2019 Release

Director Danny Boyle’s untitled comedy starring Lily James and Kate McKinnon will hit theaters in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 2019, Universal announced Monday.Working Title is producing the film, written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill). The cast, which is still being rounded out, also includes Himesh Patel.Richard Curtis wrote the script, which is […]

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Ed Sheeran in Talks to Join Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Themed Musical Comedy

Hit recording artist Ed Sheeran is poised to make a more significant jump into the acting world, and the project couldn’t be more perfect. The Daily Mail first reported and Deadline confirmed that Sheeran is in talks to join the cast of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle’s upcoming musical comedy from Working Title. The […]

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Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis’ Comedy

“Baby Driver” actress Lily James is in talks to star in the untitled Danny Boyle comedy for Working Title and Universal, sources confirmed.Boyle is directing from a script by “Love Actually” writer-director Richard Curtis. Curtis and Boyle will also produce the film.Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie […]

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