Brendan Fraser delivers unflinchingly powerful performance in “The Whale”
A force of raw vulnerability, “The Whale” submerges audiences in a tale of a man’s struggles with grief and regret. A powerhouse cast, led by Brendan Fraser as Charlie, guides us through the deep, emotionally-charged and unfortunately, grotesque depths of this adaptation of the stage play. “The Whale” is a powerful film that expertly adapts the stage play to the big screen. His performance is both powerful and nuanced, evoking empathy and understanding in the audience as they witness Charlie’s struggles. Overall, “The Whale” is a powerful, moving film that is anchored — or rather carried — by outstanding performances from its cast and expert direction from Aronofsky, especially Fraser’s masterful performance.themiamihurricane.com
Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Taylor Swift talks 'All Too Well' at Tribeca Festival
Taylor Swift discussed her short film “All Too Well: The Short Film” at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday, detailing her transition into the director's chair, the nuances of visual storytelling and the possibility of future film projects with writer-director Mike Mills.
Analysts stick by plunging Netflix shares, see comeback this quarter driven by 'Stranger Things'
Wall Street analysts were urging clients to remain calm in the wake of Netflix's disappointing earnings report. The company said Wednesday after the bell that it only added 2.7 million global subscribers in the second quarter while Wall Street expected the number to be closer to 5 million. Many analysts are already predicting the streaming giant will bounce back in the third quarter, anchored by its original show, "Stranger Things." Strong content is still going to be the backbone for Netflix driving subscriber growth going forward, analysts say. In fact, the second quarter has traditionally been rough, according to analysts at Raymond James.cnbc.com