November 12, 2009
Five Favourite Films with Ang Lee
The rule that no two Ang Lee movies are ever the same is confidently kept intact with the release of his latest, Taking Woodstock, a comedy about the true story behind the Woodstock music festival in 1969. It follows romantic wartime drama Lust, Caution and the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain on the director's CV and arrives in UK cinemas this week. As RT sits down with Lee to ask his five favourite films, he's keen to point out that if we'd asked him another day we'd have received an entirely different list. "It's a hard one to answer," he tells us. "I could give 50, or 100. I'll throw out 5 that come into my head."
May 17, 2009
Cannes 2009: RT Chats to Ang Lee and team Taking Woodstock
It's not every day you get to have lunch with Ang Lee, so when RT were invited to do just that today in Cannes we couldn't refuse. Also joining us, James Schamus, Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch and Imelda Staunton, and over a three-course meal at the Carlton Hotel on the Croisette we talked cinema, music and, of course, Woodstock. Lee's latest film, Taking Woodstock, which premiered Last Night at the festival, is the tale of Elliot Tibor, the man with the permit that made Woodstock happen, and of his experience of the event coming to terms with his own identity while trying to hold onto his roots.
September 26, 2008
Maggie Q to Star in Zhuangzhuang's Latest
Maggie Q has signed on for Tian Zhuangzhuang's "The Warrior and the Wolf," stepping in for Tang Wei after Wei's appearance in "Lust, Caution" got her banned from Chinese screens.
October 28, 2007
51st London Film Festival - RT's Highlights
It's that time of year when the film world's biggest and brightest descend on London and show some Oscar hopefuls nice and early. RT has been spending time eyeing up the films to look out ahead of the big night.
September 27, 2007
Critical Consensus: Game Plan Fumbles, Kingdom is Overthrown, Feast Is Semi-Appetizing, Elah Worth a Visit
This week at the movies we have parenting quarterbacks (The Game Plan, starring The Rock), FBI agents (The Kingdom, starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner), lonely citizens (Feast of Love, starring Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell), and one angry father (In the Valley of Elah, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron). What speaketh the critics?
September 11, 2007
Toronto Film Fest: The Good, The Bad, and The Better So Far
Well, it certainly hasn't been a dull festival. Tons of films big (Michael Clayton) and small (Juno) have screened to kudos, and on the whole there haven't been very many outright disappointments (notwithstanding George Romero's Diary of the Dead and a few others). Click for more buzz!
September 7, 2007
TIFF Blog: Why Toronto Is Hot, Roger Ebert, Lust, Caution, and Darren Lynn Bousman
The weather forecast for tomorrow in sunny Toronto, Ontario is 90 degrees with about a billion percent humidity, so it is from only the most devoted reaches of our Tomato-strewn hearts that we sludge through the heat to report from the Toronto Film Festival. (Overheard today: "I feel like there's a warm fog blanketing my skin." Gross.)
August 23, 2007
Oh, Canada! RT Prepares for Toronto Film Fest
Passport? Check. Pants? Check. Camera, laptop, and voice recorder? Check, check, and check. The Toronto International Film Festival (September 6 - 15) may still be a few weeks away, but we're already planning out our itinerary. Below are a few films we'll be lining up for in Canada.