The Crowning Achievement of My Life as an Actor

f ew people in Hollywood history have experienced higher highs or lower lows than Ben Affleck has over the course of 40 years in the business. A two-time Oscar winner (for co-writing Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon and for producing Argo) who also is a tabloid target (from “Bennifer” to back tattoos), the 48-year-old … Read more

Chases, Guns, but the Real Action Is Captured in Their Faces

u niversal’s News ofthe World is the second collaboration between director Paul Greengrass and Oscarwinning Argo editor William Goldenberg following their 2018 feature about a terrorist attack, 22 July. For Goldenberg, a favorite scene in this post-Civil War Western is a nail-biting action sequence that is elevated by the fact that it moves the movie … Read more

Can a Musical Beat Comedies to Sing Out at the Globes?

in some alternative multiverse, where COVID-19 never took hold and upended Hollywood’s 2020 release calendar, right now we’d probably be debating whether Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is the frontrunner for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe for best motion picture, musical or comedy. After all,the fingersnapping 1961 film adaptation of the ground-breaking Broadway … Read more

Jodie Foster plays movies the attorney of Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Jodie Foster plays the attorney of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian detained at Guantanamo Bay without charge . Kevin Macdonald has sensational nonfiction material in The Mauritanian, based on the bestselling memoir GuantánamoDiary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who spent 14 years incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba without ever being charged with a … Read more

Giving a Hearing to the Sounds of Silence

As Riz Ahmed’s drummer loses his hearing and learns how to live in the new world he discovers in Sound of Metal, sound editor and designer Nicolas Becker blended unique soundscapes to create an intense visceral experience As the hearing of punk-metal musician Ruben, played by Riz Ahmed, deteriorates in the Amazon drama Sound of … Read more