Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home Latest to Join Cannes Lineup’s “Rumored” List

Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home is the latest film “rumored” to be coming to Cannes, according to this site. Coming Home is based on “Yan Geling’s novel ‘The Criminal Lu Yanshi,’ which tells a story of an old man’s emotional return to his...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014

Together Again…Spielberg and Lee on Cannes Jury with Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz

+   Also the esteemed Lynne Ramsay! Full list, per Steve Pond at The Wrap: Vidya Balan (Indian actress) Naomi Kawase (Japanese director) Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer) Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer) Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director)...
Posted On 23 Apr 2013

Steven Spielberg exits Gods and Kings; Ang Lee may take over

  (AceShowbiz) Warner Bros. Pictures is reported reaching out to recent Oscars’ Best Director winner Ang Lee to direct a biblical epic based on the Moses story called “Gods and Kings”. The studio immediately sets eyes on the 58-year-old filmmaker after...
Posted On 15 Mar 2013

Ang Lee by Two

Here is a photo of Ang Lee at 28 years old. Ryan and others have pointed out that Ang Lee is the only director ever in the history of movie awards to have 2 DGA awards, 2 Oscars for directing, 2 BAFTAs and 2 Golden Globes for directing, 2 Golden Lions and 2 Golden Bears (as noted...
Posted On 01 Mar 2013

Spielberg and Ang Lee, Losing the Battle, Winning the War

I dig Richard Rushfield’s rumination on Hollywood’s love/hate with the king of the them all, Steven Spielberg (“Once again, the Best Picture prize slips from his hands. What does Hollywood have against its most successful resident?”) Two Oscars ain’t...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Life of Pi, opening shots to open the mind

    Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Ang Lee with his Filmmaker of the Year award Backstage at the MPSE

Ang Lee is the recipient of the Filmmaker of the Year award. Ang Lee is widely regarded as one of the world’s great contemporary filmmakers. Along with Life of Pi, his films include Taking Woodstock; Lust, Caution; Hulk; Ride with the Devil; The Ice Storm and Sense and...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013

The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly, I think I’ll thank all of them privately. What I want to say is — I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a...
Posted On 11 Feb 2013