Bond’s Been Better Than ‘Spectre’
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Nobody did it better than actor Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes and screenwriters John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade with 2012’s “Skyfall,” a strong contender for the best James Bond film ever made. That same team (plus write [...]
Anderson Creates Grand ‘Budapest Hotel’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—On the heels of his commercially successful coastal New England-set comedy “Moonrise Kingdom,” filmmaker Wes Anderson’s ventures far across the pond to Eastern Europe for his newest comedy adventure, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The film jumps around t [...]
Ralph Fiennes Sheds Light on Dickens
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Veteran actor Ralph Fiennes found out just how challenging it is to simultaneously star in and direct a film when he brought Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus” to the screen in 2010. He was adamant he would never do both again. But as the old saying g [...]