Denzel Washington crowned Greatest Actor of the 21st Century
27 November 2020 | 12:40 pm
Denzel Washington has been named the Greatest Actor of the 21st Century (So Far), beating Isabelle Huppert and Daniel Day-Lewis into second and third place respectively.
The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment.
In 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday', director Lee Daniels focuses on a period of Holiday's life that was marred by government persecution. The blues singer persisted in performing protest song "Strange Fruit", a wrenching description of the racist and murderous practice of lynching. Her act of resistance attracted unwanted attention from the authorities. FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us how the biopic argues for Holiday's rightful place as a civil rights activist as well as a gifted entertainer.
Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston and other jury members hit the red carpet on the opening night of the 20th Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, as the festival returns to in-person action. The film gathering started 20 years ago, in the wake of 9/11, and actors and actresses say it has brought healing to the city again in the midst of the pandemic.
Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Burkina Faso sheltering thousands of Malians who have fled jihadist violence in the region.
Critic Lisa Nesselson joins us to discuss modern French horror flick "The Swarm" and reveals just how unsettling a choreographed collective of grasshoppers can be. We also talk about Samir Guesmi's first foray behind the camera after three decades as a memorable face on screen here in France. His debut feature, "Ibrahim", renders a real-life dilemma credible and touching. The film has picked up awards at various French film festivals.
Usually a reliable big seller for cinema, this year's July 4 weekend box offices sales brought about an improvement on last year's dismal revenue, thanks in part to the release of three new films, Hollywood publication Variety reported on Monday.
Members of the Cannes Film Festival jury and actors, directors and cultural figures pose for the press following the festival's opening ceremony and first screening.
The Israeli filmmaker is back on the French Riviera after 2008's groundbreaking animated documentary, "Waltz with Bashir". This time, he's exploring the identity and legacy of the world's most famous diarist: Anne Frank. His animated feature "Where is Anne Frank" transports the young woman's alter ego, Kitty, to present-day Amsterdam.
He set the French Riviera alight in 2017 when the "The Florida Project" screened in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. Sean Baker is back in Cannes with his latest film "Red Rocket" in competition. Simon Rex plays Mikey, a washed-up porn star who charms, cheats and hustles his way to success. Once again, the filmmaker's eye and ear for small-town America make for a touching and wry portrait of the margins of society.
There are few casting decisions as hotly anticipated as the question of who will be the next 007, with many expecting that a black Bond or even female Bond is on the cards. Londoners discuss whether they think a woman should play the role, ahead of the much-delayed world premiere of the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die", in the British capital. Daniel Craig has already weighed in on the matter, saying in an interview: "Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?"
Nigeria's reality TV show 'Gulder Ultimate Search' makes a return Seven years after it was rested. Organizers unveiled 20 contestants for Season 12 of the show on Sunday, September 26 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. Tagged 'The Age of Craftmanship, the show, the winner of the new seasons will walk away with N50 Million naira cash prize. The new seasons will be anchored by a former winner and actor, Kunle Remi.
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