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Kristin Scott Thomas to Receive Richard Harris Award at BIFAs

Kristin Scott Thomas will be honored at this year’s British Independent Film Awards with the Richard Harris Award for her contribution to British film. Thomas will join a celebrated list of former honorees including Judi Dench in 2018, and Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiiofor in years past.Thomas’ film work includes “Four Weddings and […]

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‘The Seagull’ & ‘Beast’ Top Crowded Market: ‘RBG’ Crosses $2M – Specialty Box Office

A dozen new specialty titles packed theaters this weekend. Sony Classics’ The Seagull and Roadside Attractions/30 West’s Beast edged out the competition, grossing $80,607 in six locations and $52,078 in four theaters respectively. The big screen version of Russian dramatist Anton Checkhov’s The Seagull opened in six New York and Los Angeles locations Friday, scoring […]

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Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan Fly With ‘The Seagull’; Olivia Holt Studies ‘Class Rank’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

An abundance of new Specialty releases will roll into theaters and on-demand this weekend, including newcomers with Hollywood A-listers such as Sony Pictures Classics’ drama The Seagull, based on the Chekhov play and starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss. Olivia Holt, Skyler Gisondo, Kristin Chenoweth and Bruce Dern star in Cinedigm Entertainment’s comedy-romance […]

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Film News Roundup: Jon Tenney Joins Helen Hunt in Thriller ‘I See You’

In today’s film news roundup, Jon Tenney will play the on-screen spouse of Helen Hunt’s character, the documentary “The Workers Cup” gets a release, and Dances With Films announces its opening and closing titles.CastingJon Tenney will star opposite Helen Hunt in the indie thriller “I See You” for director Adam Randall from a script by […]

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‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening Soars in a Stage Adaptation That Can’t Quite Keep Up [Tribeca]

Put Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll in a room, and you’ve got yourself one of the most talented, charismatic rooms in Hollywood. It’s too bad that The Seagull, Michael Mayer‘s plodding, histrionic adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play of the same name, puts that talent to waste. Mayer and screenwriter Stephen […]

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‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan Do Chekhov Well, But the Movie Can’t Keep Up — Tribeca

Great plays are plays for a reason. If something succeeds onstage, it’s usually because it was written for that medium. Of course, if Hollywood can make a blockbuster out of a video game, classic Russian dramas are fair game. Unfortunately, although “The Seagull” sports a winning cast, the latest adaptation of the stage classic should […]

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for CIA Drama ‘Torture Report’

Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Morrison are in negotiations to star in CIA drama “The Torture Report.”Scott Z. Burns is directing from his own script. Vice Studios is producing and financing for the project, which centers on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.Along with Burns, producers are […]

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‘I Am a Seagull’ Highlights Starry, but Little-Known Annual Production of Chekhov Plays

There’s an immersive production of a Chekhov play that happens every year with a cast that’s included a Tony winner, a Pulitzer winner and familiar faces from TV. But you’ve probably never heard of it.That’s because the Lake Lucille Chekhov Project, launched in Rockland County, N.Y., in 2003, plays just one public performance annually, to […]

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