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Donald Sutherland To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival

Donald Sutherland will be honored with the Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its upcoming 14th edition. There will also be a retrospective of the veteran film and TV star’s work.Sutherland will be in Zurich and present his recent movie, Paolo Virzi’s “The Leisure Seeker.” His recent work also includes roles in “The Hunger […]

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Hit Israeli Comedy ‘Maktub’ Strikes France, Italy Remake Deals With ‘The Angel’ & ‘The Leisure Seeker’ Producers

Exclusive: Israeli box office hit Maktub is being lined up for French and Italian movie remakes with the producers of Ariel Vroman’s upcoming Netflix thriller The Angel and Donald Sutherland-Helen Mirren starrer The Leisure Seeker. Paiva Films and Adama Pictures have taken remake rights to the film for France while Indiana Production have taken rights […]

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The Leisure Seeker review – two great actors in dead-end roles

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland do their best with this turgid terminal-illness road movieIt’s fair to say that Hollywood doesn’t have the healthiest relationship with the concept of ageing. This, after all, is the place where everything, from the eyelids to the armpits to the genitals, can be surgically “rejuvenated”. So it’s perhaps not surprising […]

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Helen Mirren Speaks Out Against Netflix: ‘It’s Devastating for Film Directors’

Helen Mirren would probably pick team Cannes if she had to choose a side in the current war of words between the film festival and Netflix. The Oscar-winning actress is making headlines for telling The i newspaper that Netflix is “devastating” for filmmakers and cinema at large. Mirren says the streaming platform is robbing cinema […]

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‘The Death of Stalin’ Lives as the First Big Specialized Opener of 2018

New blood! “The Death of Stalin” came along just in time to replace the aging awards titles that dominated the specialized world since October. In its initial two-city platform, audiences embraced the unlikely comedy involving a group of famous Soviet figures who plan to kill the Communist despot. Maybe the Oscar hangover won’t be so […]

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