Posted on 07. Oct, 2014 by Brad Liberti.
Actor Lee Majdoub is truly the face of the new global cinema. Born in Lebanon, but having lived in Italy, Switzerland, the USA, and now Canada, his tastes and talents are as eclectic as his increasingly diverse résumé. Accordingly, we here at Brave New Hollywood were thrilled to nab the busy actor (Underworld: Awakening, The […]
If they still made action stars like they used to, the box office’s biggest badass wouldn’t be a 62-year old father of two from Ireland, and Rocky wouldn’t have been able to launch a global franchise simply by reuniting all your old heroes from the 80’s. But fortunately, no one’s shared this fact with actor, […]
Posted on 26. Sep, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
Here’s a cool indie romance drama that caught our eye once again. It had a buzz at SXSW, went quiet for a little bit, and now it has picked up more steam, in the form of a U.S. distribution, and we’re looking forward to seeing it. Tracking two parallel journeys that show how digital media […]
Posted on 23. Sep, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
The new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer packs a punch, showcasing a rare, physical side of Colin Firth – as in, the actor engages in serious ass-kicking. The action-packed clips also features, newcomer Taron Egerton, playing a young thug and chosen by Firth for a new path in life. Born in North Wales, Egerton is better known to […]
Another TIFF has once again come and gone, anointing with it, a fair share of winners (The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything) losers (Men, Women, & Children, The Cobbler) and just plain WTF’s (Tusk, Force Majeure). And while the debate still rages on as to whom the undisputed first lady of this year’s Toronto […]
Every year, for roughly 10 days in September, filmmakers from around the world descend on Canada’s largest city for The Toronto International Film Festival. Of course, with the crowds come the usual A-list posturing, cutthroat deal-making, and cinematic mutton dressed as lamb, but also scattered amidst the ephemera are some real deal moviemakers—directors, actors, writers, […]
This month at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, watch out for an underdog of a movie with no A-lister names, but blessed with a wicked, dark humor, and a leading man who hits the right notes with his sharp, witty portrayal of a washed up, child actor entering the real world. Guidance stars […]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran’s volatile elections for Newsweek. He was one of the few reporters living there with access to US media. Around this time, he also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones, all meant as a satire, but authorities in […]
With three world-renowned film festivals going on almost simultaneously, this is easily one of a busiest times of year for the movie industry. In fact, barring a few holiday holdovers, nearly every prestige pic with its eyes on Oscar will roll out the red carpet for a glamorous Venice, Telluride, or Toronto premiere. But while […]