May 16, 2016

Hollywood star Russell Crowe trashes method acting

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe ripped the basis of “method acting” as he gave some forthright advice to aspiring actors Sunday at the Cannes film festival. “It is not complicated. Work it out yourselves,” said the “Gladiator” star. He had earlier ridiculed the Stanislavsky method, ...

Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

Mar 13, 2014

Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

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Who is this man? The protagonist in “All is Lost” is also its sole character — an older (but astoundingly fit) stranded sailor portrayed by 77-year-old Robert Redford. He’s unnamed, and does not speak except for right at the beginning of the film when ...

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

Aug 29, 2013

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

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Opening on the heels of that other summer blockbuster “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Man of Steel” is no smaller in scale but feels much more personal. That’s probably because director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Sucker Punch”) is a hands-on kind of filmmaker, who secretly feels ...