Acting

  • Under Pressure: With Her Bitingly Excellent Horror-Comedy Bitch, Filmmaker Marianna Palka Wages a War Against Time

    Sometimes a logline just calls your name. “A woman snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog,” went the one...

  • source link The Trip to Spain: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Return With The World’s Unlikeliest Buddy Film Franchise

    There’s an odd, enjoyable predictability to The Trip to Spain, the third of Michael Winterbottom’s Trip movies—the first two of which began as six-part television...

  • Killer Instincts: Florence Pugh’s Steely Performance in Lady Macbeth Foretells a Rapid Ascension

    “Everybody get the bongos out,” laughs 21-year-old Florence Pugh when describing her English childhood. A bohemian upbringing she says was “von Trapp-esque” helped her gain...

  • Pitch Perfect: Seven Lessons on Getting Your Actor to Nail That Tricky Accent, From Dialect Coach Erik Singer

    Having come from an acting background himself, dialect coach Erik Singer understands the integral role accent and speech play in the credibility of an onscreen...

  • Channeling Family Guy’s Stewie Into Churchill (Really): Brian Cox and Director Jonathan Teplitzky on Churchill

    Esteemed Scottish actor Brian Cox has played a number of formidable roles over his 50-year career, including King Lear, Hamlet, Trotsky, Stalin, Hannibal Lector, J....

  • She’s Every Woman: In Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, Cate Blanchett Proves It’s All in Her (Interview)

    Cate Blanchett is every woman in Julian Rosefeldt’s feature film Manifesto, based on the German artist/director’s multi-screen video art installation, a hot ticket back in...

  • In the Lion’s Den: Watch How Al Pacino’s Performances Chew the Scenery—and Everyone Else In Frame (Video)

    A select few actors have managed to maintain some semblance of control while going “over the top.” By now the manic thrashing of Nicolas Cage...

  • see url Accessing the Armenian Genocide: Christian Bale on Tapping Into Historical Suffering For The Promise

    The Promise, an old-fashioned romantic epic in the vein of David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago or Warren Beatty’s Reds, might not be the obvious film you’d...

  • All Jacked Up: Watch Jack Nicholson Breathe the Fire of On-Screen Anger to Craft Complex Performances (Video)

    From Five Easy Pieces to The Shining to A Few Good Men and even the latest Lakers home game, Jack Nicholson’s intensity consistently burns through. Nicholson...

  • Street Appeal: Watch This Breakdown of How Bankable of an Action Star Steven Seagal Was in His Prime (Video)

    During a time when “one-man army” stars of the rugged individualist 1980s like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone set the bar of male achievement sky-high, Steven Seagal...