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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies: Influential Composer With Music in ‘The Shining’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Was 86

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, whose often disturbing and challenging avant-garde music has turned up in films from “The Shining” to “The Exorcist” and “Children of Men,” and as recently as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return,” died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, March 29. He was 86 years old.Penderecki’s greatest […]

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Tilda Swinton to Preside Over The Marrakech Film Festival

Tilda Swinton, the iconoclastic British actress and producer, is set to preside over the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, succeeding to American director James Gray.Swinton, who won an Oscar and a BAFTA award for best supporting actress for “Michael Clayton,” has been leading an eclectic acting career. She has collaborated with prominent […]

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Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes

The first time Tilda Swinton went to Cannes, it was for a film she hated. It was “Aria” in 1989, an omnibus title with contributions from Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce Beresford, Nic Roeg, Charles Sturridge, Franc Roddam, and Derek Jarman. “We all got on like a house on fire,” she said. “A lot of […]

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Director Lynne Ramsay Gets Real Sweat and Grime in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ [Interview]

You know you’re not going to see an average genre piece from writer-director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin). With her new Joaquin Pheonix-led movie, You Were Never Really Here, Ramsay has made an unflinching thriller that follows its own rules instead of conventions. Based on Jonathan Aames‘ (Bored to Death) novel, Ramsay […]

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ Opens Strong, Bringing More Good News to Specialty Box Office

Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” continues the welcome trend of limited crossovers that includes “Isle of Dogs” and “The Death of Stalin.” This tough New York-set crime film is the best initial performer in the acclaimed Scottish director’s career, with a Joaquin Phoenix performance that’s viewed as some of his best work.“Lean on […]

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Ezra Miller Has a Message For the Industry: Lynne Ramsay’s Next Movie Shouldn’t Take Years to Make

Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” has some of the best critical reviews of the year, and nearly every article written about the drama mentions just how long it’s taken the director to return to the big screen. “You Were Never Really Here” is Ramsay’s first theatrical release since “We Need to Talk About […]

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You Were Never Really Here review – a hitman with a conscience?

Lynne Ramsay’s fourth film is a nightmarish vision of a killer’s quest for redemptionIn 2011, I named Scottish film-maker Lynne Ramsay’s third feature, a brilliant adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, as my favourite film of the year. Since then, Ramsay has talked enticingly of making “Moby-Dick in space” and […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Warns You He Can Get Brutal in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ First Clip — Watch

Amazon Studios has debuted the first official clip from Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here,” and it’s a small tease for what is a truly giant Joaquin Phoenix performance. The actor took the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year and fans will finally be able to discover why when the […]

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Send us your questions for Jonny Greenwood

Got something you’d like to ask the Oscar-nominated film score composer and Radiohead musician? Let us know in the comment sectionMost musicians would be content with playing in one of the world’s biggest bands, but most musicians aren’t Jonny Greenwood. Having made his name providing guitar histrionics for Radiohead, Greenwood has spent the last 15 […]

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Tilda Swinton Joins Doha’s Qumra Masters Lineup

Oscar-winning British actress Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “We Need to Talk about Kevin”) has joined the lineup of star talent who will act as mentors for the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra Masters program. The fourth edition of Qumra Masters, an industry forum that focuses on first- and second-time filmmakers, will be held March 9-14.Swinton joins […]

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