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November 17, 2018   Jules   ‘Green Book’ Be first to comment

Every now and then a movie comes along at the right time. That time is now, and that movie is Green Book. This film about a road trip through the Deep South in 1962 between world-renowned black concert pianist Don Shirley and a white bouncer-enforcer named Tony “The Lip” Vallelonga, who became his driver, and then his friend is, in a word, glorious. Read More here

November 11, 2018   Jules   Upcoming / Chat Show Appearance Be first to comment

THE VIEW: Th 11/15: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
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November 4, 2018   Jules   Press / Interview Be first to comment

A Rome Film Festival regular, Viggo Mortensen returns to Italy on the back of strong reviews for his new film, Green Book, and particular praise for his performance as an Italian-American bouncer driving an African-American pianist to shows in America’s South, in Peter Farrelly’s film. The multi-hyphenate star was last in Rome two years ago, where he announced that he was soon going to be adding another string to his bow, and direct his first feature. That project was confirmed this month when it was announced that he would direct the drama Falling. Billed as an intimate father-son relationship drama, Mortensen will play one of the lead roles alongside Lance Henriksen and Sverrir Gudnason. Read More here

November 4, 2018   Jules   ‘Falling’ Be first to comment

Viggo Mortensen is to make his directorial debut on this intimate LGBT-themed drama about a son’s relationship with his aging father. The Green Book and Captain Fantastic star wrote the screenplay and will play one of the two leading roles. Cast also includes Lance Henriksen and Sverrir Gudnason. HanWay Films will handle international sales. UTA Independent Film Group will oversee the U.S. sale. Read More here

November 4, 2018   Jules   ‘Green Book’ Be first to comment

Peter Farrelly’s Green Book continues down its awards-season road after its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award, a key Best Picture Oscar predictor. The heartwarming and hilarious road movie, about the burgeoning friendship between Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, a prejudiced nightclub maître d hired as a driver, and Don Shirley, a black jazz pianist booked on a tour of the southern U.S., has been universally embraced ever since. Read More here

November 4, 2018   Jules   ‘Green Book’ Be first to comment

The critical response to Universal/DreamWorks/Participant Media’s Green Book has been so ecstatic following the film’s play at fall festivals such as Toronto and London, that the studio is now launching the Peter Farrelly-directed drama on Nov. 16 in limited release in roughly 20 markets before breaking wide on Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving. Read More here

November 4, 2018   Jules   ‘Green Book’ Be first to comment

At today’s The Contenders LA event, Universal Pictures took the audience rocketing back to the 1960s by presenting panels on two very different historical films: First Man and Green Book. Read More here

October 21, 2018   Jules   ‘Falling’ Be first to comment

Viggo Mortensen is to make his directorial debut on feature Falling, which is being described as an intimate drama about a son’s relationship with his ageing father. Read More here

October 21, 2018   Jules   ‘Green Book’, Film Festivals Be first to comment

The American Film Institute today unveiled its full lineup of galas that will screen at this year’s AFI Fest, and judging from the list it looks like Netflix is conquering yet another fall film festival with no less than three of the five screenings announced this morning.

Continuing their fall fest travels are a couple of films that made their debuts at the Toronto Film Festival including that fest’s prestigious and often Oscar-predictive People’s Choice audience award winner Green Book, from director Peter Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Also on tap for an AFI gala slot is the Steve McQueen heist drama Widows.

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