Once regarded as unfilmable, Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise’ has now been successfully adapted to film by ‘Marriage Story’ writer-director Noah Baumbach, making it much easier for students studying post-modernism to get the gist without having to read the book.
It’s amazing to think that we live in a society where there are still people who deny the Holocaust ever happened. This is the launchpad for an intimate memoir from Ella Blumenthal, whose compassionate letter to a high profile influencer and denialist became the inception for this vivid chronicle of her storied life in the life-affirming hybrid documentary, ‘I Am Here’.
For a few decades, it seemed that ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ in 1991 was the final chapter of the film franchise, but since the turn of the millennium a script for a long overdue sequel has been pinballed about Hollywood.
‘Gaia’ is another name for Mother Nature, a mythological ancestral giver of life. It’s also the title of a local horror thriller from ‘Rage’ writer-director team Tertius Kapp (‘Griekwastad’) and Jaco Bouwer (‘Die Spreeus’).
Nicolas Cage stars in ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’, a crime action comedy caper that sees the star play a variation of himself in Nick Cage.
Known for starting McAfee Antivirus, ‘Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee’ unpacks the eccentric man’s escape from Belize in the Caribbean after being implicated in the murder of neighbour, Gregory Faull.
‘Everything, Everywhere All at Once’ stars Michelle Yeoh and is written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
‘Persuasion’ is based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. “Based” rather than adapted seems to be the hinge in this case as screenwriters Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow craft a modern version of Austen’s classic “will they, won’t they” romance.
‘The Grand Bolero’ is a music drama romance turned thriller about a middle-aged organ restorer who becomes a mentor to a young woman after she arrives at a rural Italian church with nothing but a desire to learn.
To say Louis Wain was a cat lover is an understatement of Titanic proportions.
‘The Card Counter’ recalls ’21’, a Kevin Spacey casino heist film based on the true story of the MIT Blackjack team who used their mathematics and card counting skills to rig the system in their favour, winning millions in Las Vegas.
Having been given the nod by the Academy for her role in ‘Crazy Heart’, it must have come as some surprise that her return to the prestigious ceremony was as a filmmaker rather than an actor. Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Lost Daughter’, the adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel also landed two acting nominations.