The majestic and too-often ill-fated filmmaker Terry Gilliam presents “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” at the end of the year.
In his discussion of Jon Blair’s’ Brazilian documentary “Dancing with the Devil,” Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian sees “Olympian dreams and favela realities collide in Rio de Janeiro.”
Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times details how “A New Film Focuses France on the ‘Disgrace’ of Its Overcrowded Prisons.” Directed by Jacques Audiard, “A Prophet” arrives in North America in December.
Sebastian Gutierrez, whose “Women in Trouble” starring Carla Gugino and Joseph Gordon-Levitt opens in November, recently shared his “Top Five Films” with Film School Rejects, noting, “These Are My Top 5 Today. Ask me tomorrow, and the list would surely have Blue Velvet, Buñuel and something with Marcello Mastroianni in it.”
One Film Wonder: Eva Le Gallienne was an esteemed theater director, producer and actress, first appearing on the London stage in 1914 and lastly on Broadway in 1981. In between, she founded the Civic Repertory Theatre in the 1920s and the American Repertory Theater in the 1940sr .She appeared in only three films, including “Prince of Players” in 1955 and “The Devil’s Disciple” in 1959. For her third, “Resurrection,” which co-starred Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard and Richard Farnsworth, she was nominated in the spring of 1981 for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Grandma Pearl. At the time, Le Gallienne was the oldest nominee in Oscar history.