New York magazine's David Edelstein made a bizarre comment about the "Last Tango in Paris" rape scene to remember the late Bernardo Bertolucci.
The Italian filmmaker won Academy Awards with "Last Tango in Paris” and “The Last Emperor."
"I immediately wanted to make a film with Spacey," the Italian director said.
He doesn't seem to understand why people are outraged.
"As a director, I can barely fathom this. As a woman, I am horrified, disgusted and enraged by it," Ava DuVernay said.
Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.
A Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow, jazzman Ornette Coleman died this week at age 85.
Though the aforementioned dialogue is from Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, its ominous tone is indicative of the trepidation many Westerns still feel when embarking upon journeys to Muslim countries.
No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.
Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.