Writer/director Dan Fogelman found a very effective way of telling a story simultaneously in two timelines in his popular television series This is Us, and he gets even more adventurous in this in terms of using unusual and sometimes challenging storytelling techniques.
In adapting Chekhov’s classic play to the screen, screenwriter Stephen Karam has done an imaginative job, pruning and splitting the theatrical four act structure
In the late 70s Oscar winning Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame had fallen from favour. Now in her mid fifties but still optimistic, she was scraping a living wherever she could, frequently in regional theatre in the UK.
Dir. Dan Fogelman, US, 2015, 106 mins Cast: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner This is a very entertaining film with a cracking performance from Pacino in the title role of an ageing pop star still hogging the limelight, whose fame and fortune have not bought him happiness. There’s a fascinating true story behind this film dating back to 1971, when then fledgling folk musician and...