Emma Thompson

Women Directors Could Set an Oscar Record in Screenplay Categories (and More)

The fight for women to be recognized for their directorial achievements stretches back for decades, but, too often, the screenwriters aren’t given that same spotlight. However, this year…

‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Review: Emma Thompson Gets In Touch With Her Sensual Side in a Gripping Two-Hander

In the opening sequence of Sophie Hyde’s riveting “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” a suave young man (Daryl McCormack) steps out of an ice cream parlor, catches…

‘How the Hell Did We Do That?’: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack and Sophie Hyde Talk Shooting ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ In 19 Days

On the surface, a film set primarily in one hotel room with a pair of actors might seem simple. But in the case of “Good Luck to You,…

A.R. Rahman, Shekhar Kapur Unwrap ‘Why? The Musical’ at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and revered “Elizabeth” and “Bandit Queen” filmmaker Shekhar Kapur have teamed to create Expo 2020 Dubai commission “Why?…

Variety Studio Returns to Sundance With Virtual Interviews in Collaboration With Audible

Variety is returning to the Sundance Film Festival, hosting virtual interviews in the Variety Studio in collaboration with Audible. Throughout the festival, videos from the studio will appear on…

Wes Anderson Taps Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley for Roald Dahl Adaptation at Netflix

Wes Anderson has signed on to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, for Netflix. Sources also note Ralph Fiennes,…

Sundance Unveils 2022 Feature Lineup, Including Films From Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler and Netflix’s Kanye West Doc

Agents, studio executives and movie lovers will resume their annual pilgrimage to Park City as the Sundance Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for indie film, returns to in-person…

Studiocanal, Working Title Reveal Lily James, Shazad Latif’s First Look From ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’

Studiocanal and Working Title have revealed a first look from “Elizabeth” director Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming cross-cultural British romantic comedy “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” The image…

Ranveer Singh’s ”83′ to Close Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival (Dec. 6-15), the kingdom’s first full fledged international film event, will close with the world premiere of Kabir Khan‘s Bollywood cricket-themed…

Top 5 Ways to Make the Oscars Great Again (Column)

The Oscars are at rock bottom in the eyes of the public. The good news is, there’s nowhere to go but up. There are great films in the…

One Year Ago Stars Like Gugu Mbatha-Raw Called Out the Lack of Diversity in U.K. Film and TV – Has Anything Changed?

In June 2020, amid the global Black Lives Matter movement, a three-page open letter began circulating across the U.K. film and TV industry with four commands from its…

Adele Bursts Into Tears During Surprise Reunion With English Teacher: ‘You Really Did Change My Life’

Adele was wonderfully surprised when her English teacher made an unexpected appearance at her “An Audience With Adele” performance at the London Palladium on Sunday night. During the…