Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

Shoplifters (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Shoplifters (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

SHOPLIFTERS (2018) Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chizuru Ikewake, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Yôko Moriguchi, Yuki Yamada, Akira Emoto, Naoto Ogata and Moemi Katayama. Screenplay by Hirokazu Koreeda. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures. 121 minutes. Rated R. Shoplifters has been getting such accolades – … Continue reading

Claire’s Camera (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Claire’s Camera (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CLAIRE’S CAMERA (2017) Starring Isabelle Huppert, Kim Minhee, Chang Mihee, Jung Jinyoung, Yoon Heesun, Lee Wanmin, Kang Taeu, Mark Peranson and Shahira Fahmy. Screenplay by Hong Sangsoo. Directed by Hong Sangsoo. Distributed by Cinema Guild. 69 minutes. Not Rated. Claire’s Camera is a Korean film made in France. Not much really happens, mostly just three … Continue reading

In the Fade (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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In the Fade (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

IN THE FADE (2017) Starring Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Johannes Krisch, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Brandhoff, Hanna Hilsdorf, Rafael Santana, Numan Acar, Hartmut Loth, Ioannis Economides, Karin Neuhauser, Uwe Rohde, Asim Demirel and Aysel Iscanand. Screenplay by Fatih Akin and Hark Bohm. Directed by Fatih Akin. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures. 106 … Continue reading

Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic
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Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic by Brad Balfour If anyone could relate to the character of Ben Cash – the focus of filmmaker Matt Ross’s feature Captain Fantastic – it’s Viggo Mortensen. The New York-born actor isn’t far removed, practically and philosophically, from his lead character’s situation as a bohemian … Continue reading

Quvenzhané Wallis – The Young Actress Gets Playful in Beasts of The Southern Wild
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Quvenzhané Wallis – The Young Actress Gets Playful in Beasts of The Southern Wild

Quvenzhané Wallis The Young Actress Gets Playful in Beasts of The Southern Wild by Brad Balfour Copyright ©2013 PopEntertainment.com.  All rights reserved.  Posted: February 12. 2013.  They’re getting younger and younger these days – precocious stars who make their first movies before hitting puberty, garnering awards and accolades they don’t even quite comprehend. That’s certainly the … Continue reading

Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader – We’re Looking at Taxi Driver
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Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader – We’re Looking at Taxi Driver

Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader We’re Looking at Taxi Driver by Brad Balfour When directors-screenwriters Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese came to the Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan recently to discuss their ride with the groundbreaking film, Taxi Driver, it was an incredible moment in cinematic history. Their story of how this film took form and … Continue reading

Jellyfish (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Jellyfish (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

JELLYFISH (2007) Starring Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Gera Sandler, Noa Knoller, Ma-nenita De Latorre, Zharira Charifai, Ilanit Ben Yaakov, Assi Dayan and Miri Fabian. Screenplay by Shira Geffen. Directed by Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen. Distributed by Zeitgeist Films. 78 minutes. Not Rated. This charming and quirky little Israeli slice-of-life has been opening some eyes, … Continue reading

Michael Moore Heats up the Debate with SiCKO
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Michael Moore Heats up the Debate with SiCKO

Michael Moore Heats up the Debate with SiCKO by Brad Balfour What can be said about the 53-year-old Michael Moore that hasn’t been said before? He’s probably one of the first documentary directors – if not the first – to become a household word in his own right, almost a celebrity who commands gossip-porn coverage … Continue reading