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.
New this week: Spike Lee flick, 'Artemis Fowl,' Norah Jones
This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors in a scene from the Spike Lee film "Da 5 Bloods." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIESDa 5 Bloods: Its always the right time for a Spike Lee joint and thankfully Netflix has his latest ready to debut Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONGabrielle Union, engaged in a battle with NBC over her firing from Americas Got Talent, is firmly in control on L.A.s Finest, the drama she produces and stars in with Jessica Alba. Also back are closeted man of the cloth Leonard (Al Weaver) and Tessa-Peake Jones as an indispensable if stern housekeeper.
Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis in Talks to Join 'The Batman' Cast (Find Out Who's
Colin Farrell is in negotiations to round out the movie's gallery of rogues, according to multiple reports. Andy Serkis, meanwhile, is reportedly in talks to play Bruce Wayne's faithful butler and closest confidant, Alfred Pennyworth. Serkis' time in the superhero-verse was far more recent, playing the villainous Klaue in Marvel's Black Panther. Thus far, Reeves has confirmed all of The Batman castings on his Twitter, so expect to see GIFs of Farrell and Serkis on your timeline soon. RELATED CONTENT:Lenny Kravitz Is 'Very Excited' to See Daughter Zoe Kravitz Play Catwoman (Exclusive)Rihanna Responds to Rumors She's Been Cast as Poison Ivy in 'The Batman' (Exclusive)
Colin Farrell left with warm feelings from work on 'Winter's Tale'
But for film star Colin Farrell, there was no hesitation committing to the lead role in his latest film, "Winter's Tale," given the first-timer was Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Capturing the essence of "Winter's Tale," as Farrell describes, wasn't easy. "Winter's Tale" boasts an impressive cast, including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint. While in the midst of filming, in fact, Farrell viewed New York City as more of a character in "Winter's Tale" than just a setting. Making the film complete for Farrell, 37, was his first opportunity to work with Brown Findlay.