Tag Archives: Films

Cinema: Inside The Making Of “The Godfather” (1972)

When “The Godfather” opened in March 1972, director Francis Ford Coppola’s drama about a mob family forever changed how we look at gangster films. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Coppola, and with stars Robert Duvall, James Caan and Talia Shire, about the making of a classic that, 50 years later, movie lovers still cannot refuse.

Nature: ‘Riverwoods – An Untold Story’ (Video)

Throughout Scotland, the fractured connections between salmon and the landscapes through which their rivers flow, are gradually being repaired through the foresight and positive actions of many different people. This spring, the Riverwoods documentary will embark on a 12-venue screening tour across Scotland, bringing this untold story to life.

Movies: ‘West Side Story’ Reimagined By Director Steven Spielberg (2021)

EGOT winner Rita Moreno, who was an original cast member of the 1961 film, joins Spielberg’s film as a consultant and opens up about years of battling colorism in Hollywood.

Film Previews: “The Real Charlie Chaplin” (DEC 2021)

Combining unheard audio recordings, dramatic reconstructions and personal archives, The Real Charlie Chaplin traces Charlie Chaplin’s meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom, before his scandalous fall from grace. Watch the premiere on Saturday, December 11 at 8/7c on SHOWTIME.

Morning News: Taliban Forms New Government, WHO’s New Pandemic Hub

We discuss the latest from Kabul as the Taliban prepares a new government for Afghanistan and look at the role of the WHO’s new pandemic intelligence hub. 

Plus: headlines from the world of film and a first glimpse of Audi’s new concept car.

Tributes: Documentary Profiles Audrey Hepburn

British filmmaker Helena Coan speaks to movie critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson about her documentary “#Audrey​”, which pays tribute to the eternal movie icon Audrey #Hepburn​ with a mix of film excerpts, touching interviews with family members and audio clips of the #star​ herself.

Media Streaming: ‘How Disney+ Quickly Became A Top-Tier Player’ (WSJ)

The launch of Disney+ has brought a bit of magic to a company whose stock had taken a nosedive after the coronavirus shut down theme parks and movie theaters. WSJ explains how Disney’s streaming platform has become a top competitor in an already crowded field. Photo illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Enterainment: Will AMC Theaters Survive Covid-19 Closures During 2020?

The coronavirus pandemic shuttered every single AMC theater for months. But the pandemic isn’t the only thing pushing the company onto financially shaky ground. Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ