The Film Prospector

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Winter’s Tale: A mediocre adaptation of a magical tale

Akiva Goldsman is famous for brilliant screenplays such as A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man but something definitely went wrong with his directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, which he adapted from … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chef: The sweet taste of starting from scratch

Food is popular, food is beautiful, food is delectable, food is colorful, food is complicated and simple at the same time (just like life itself) and food sells. And, with … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fault in Our Stars: Pain demands to be felt

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” How sadly and achingly true that is. Coming from the bestselling book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Maleficent: “Once Upon a Dream”

The time has come again to adapt another fairy tale to the silver screen. After Mirror, Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Not another comic book superhero movie

The new installment of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past is nothing like its predecessors or any superhero film for that matter. In fact, no cities are destroyed … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2014: A new safehouse for US indie films

After the success of its first two editions, the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, which was created in 2012 by the French producer, distributor and cinema owner Sophie Dulac, returned for a … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2014. Interview with Keanu Reeves: “I always had a theatrical approach to acting in Cinema”

Keanu Reeves (photo: courtesy of the Champs-Élysées Film Festival) In 1994 Speed turned you and your co-star Sandra Bullock into A-list stars. How did this new status change and shape … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champs-Élysées 2014: Side By Side: The future of Film is film

We live in a time of profound change on many levels and in many fields. One of these fields is Film and it may be the end of it as … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champs-Élysées 2014: Kill Your Darlings: A diffuse yet interesting take on the Beat Generation

Following Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl, Walter Salles’ On the Road and Michael Polish’s Big Sur, Kill Your Darlings is another work in the long line of indie films … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champs-Elysées 2014: Ping Pong Summer: “Now is the time to stop being a loser. Now’s the time to kiss the girl”

Michael Tully’s new film, Ping Pong Summer, is a coming of age comedy that blends 80s nostalgia with homage to films like The Karate Kid. Ping Pong Summer is a … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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