Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]

Steven Spielberg to present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award June 9; TNT to televise special June 15, with encore on TCM Sept. 12

Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams’ career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the […]

Mark Rylance Eyeing Role in Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Another day, another Spielberg project for Mark Rylance. The Oscar winner is circling Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rylance is in final negotiations for the film, which is being backed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. THR reports that Rylance and Warner Bros. are currently finalizing dates. Assuming the negotiations […]

Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance Team Up Again for ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has lined up his next project: the historical thriller “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.” The film is an adaptation of the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer. Tony Kushner (who previously wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar) adapted the screenplay. Mark Rylance, […]

WATCH: New Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ showing the Big Friendly Giant

We have a brand new trailer for “The BFG,” which includes new, never-before-seen footage of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  Check it out below with additional info on the film. The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” […]