I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.
I am an aspiring freelance writer. A part of me, I have to admit it, would sell my soul just to have an essay published in some rapidly growing website. However, another part of me is trying to reach the market for entirely different reasons.
Jon Kilik said that for "Foxcatcher," he and Bennett Miller "sat down in an apartment and talked about making a movie. There
Nick Payne's Constellations arrives at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman after winning the 2012 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and receiving a clutch of rave reviews that encouraged the move from its initial production at London's Royal Court to the West End.
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Adapted Screenplay "American Sniper," Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
These were the year's most entertaining movies. They did not direct themselves. We've all talked about how stacked this year's
Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.
The true genius of Gyllenhaal's character is the way that his dialog -- his narration -- is relentlessly constructed around the language of American boosterism. It is the language of Dale Carnegie, of Benjamin Franklin.
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The news media is a frightening place proven to provide the maximum audience draw in its time slot. When I watched Jake Gyllenhaal's performance, I got that familiar queasy feeling, which to me signaled success for a film that aims at full immersion into this sordid world.
So if Nightcrawler is not, at its core, a condemnation of the current condition of news media, what is that larger message? Gilroy's movie is about a society that has become unmoored, a society in which traditional economic and moral structures no longer function.
You would think that TV stations have a public-interest obligation to cover government, public affairs, important issues - stories citizens need to know. After all, stations owners pay nothing for the licenses the public gives them to broadcast over the airwaves the public owns. But if you believe that, you'd be wrong.
Jake Gyllenhaal joins HuffPost Live to talk about the significance of "Brokeback Mountain" nine years after its release.
In depicting the world of local TV news in Los Angeles, Gilroy has created a kinetic joyride that surfs a giddy wave of dark wit and intelligence.
Jake Gyllenhaal's Leo Bloom in Nightcrawler is as creepy as the movie's title suggests. A bug-eyed loner who preys on the