PUBLISHED: 19:19 27 December 2018 Andrew Clarke Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a scene from "Darkest Hour." Photo: Jack English/Focus Features via AP © 2017 FOCUS FEATURES LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. As the year draws to a close and the awards season revs up, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a surprisingly diverse and entertaining year at the cinema and suggests these films should be on your home viewing list. How many have you seen? Frances McDormand, winner of the Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in the hard-hitting drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Photo: Fox SeachlightThis was the year where much of the Hollywood drama happened off-screen rather than in front of the camera. As awards season got underway at the start of the year the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns shifted into high gear with female actors wearing black to The Oscars and Golden Globe ceremonies and their male counterparts wearing Time’s Up … [Read more...] about Time’s Up for old Hollywood: The best films of the year 2018
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByAdam Liptak Oct. 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed prepared on Monday to rule that workers at a California business could not band together in an arbitration proceeding to seek compensation for what they said was their employer’s failure to protect their data. The case was the court’s latest effort to determine whether companies can use arbitration provisions to bar class actions in court and in arbitration proceedings. In cases concerning fine-print contracts with consumers and employment agreements, the court has ruled that arbitration provisions can require disputes to be resolved one by one. Monday’s case, Lamps Plus v. Varela, No. 17-988, presented a slightly different issue. The arbitration provision in the employment agreement in question did not specifically bar class … [Read more...] about Justices Weigh Class-Action Limits in Arbitration Contract
The 2016 musical La La Land wooed audiences and even won a Best Picture Oscar (if only for about 10 seconds). Now director Damien Chazelle has reunited with leading man Ryan Gosling for the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, which examines the astronaut’s spectacular mission to the Moon, as well as his fraught personal life back on earth.But, as you might have come to expect from Gosling, this is no jingoistic, flag-planting exercise in American patriotism. "We were so interested in the duality of their lives," Gosling recently told GQ, "how these astronauts were using their ﬂashlight of scientiﬁc knowledge to explore the vast mysteries of space, and at the same time, they would have to come home and mow the lawn and take out the trash.”While Gosling is now associated with these expansive, prestigious Hollywood movies, it wasn't always the case. He began his career as a Disney Mouseketeer, moving from his native Canada to Florida at age 12. After a youthful … [Read more...] about Ranked: Ryan Gosling Movies, From Worst to Best
PUBLISHED: 10:16 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 02 October 2018 Andrew Clarke A Star Is Born. Pictured: Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine, Lady Gaga as Ally. Photo: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Clay Enos. Bradley Cooper directs the fourth adaptation of classic film A Star is Born. A Star Is Born. Pictured: Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine, Lady Gaga as Ally. Photo: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Clay Enos.Even before it’s release Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born has been the hot tip for next year’s Best Picture Oscar. The buzz around the film has been intense because it is not only Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut but its the big screen debut for singer-songwriter and all round creative, Lady Gaga.The question on everyone’s lips is she going to be a modern day Madonna or a contemporary David Bowie? In other words is she a singer who is just going to be herself or a performer who can shed her … [Read more...] about Can Lady Gaga act? If so, then a new movie star is born.
Rick Bentley Tribune News Service Published 11:13 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 Bruce Willis is stuck in a movie melancholy. The man who once ruled the box office with a “Die Hard” approach to films has fallen into a funk with his starring roles. You have to be a fan of B-grade action offerings or a Willis maniac to recall such recent projects as “First Kill,” “Marauders,” “Vice” and “The Prince.” The only real hit in that run, “Split,” featured Willis in an uncredited role. The slog down dreary acting lane continues with “Reprisal,” an action movie that features a sleepwalking effort by Willis. To be fair, with the script by novice writer Bryce Hammons and execution of “Reprisal” by director Brian A. Miller (who also was responsible for “Vice” and “The Prince”), the only place to go was down. It starts on a rather mundane level with Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Reprisal’ latest clunker for Bruce Willis