May 18, 2009 |
Jane Campion has been many things, including the only woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an inspiration, she only recently found out, to Quentin Tarantino, who confided that her success with "The Piano" emboldened him to feel "you could keep your own voice and find an audience." But she never thought she'd end up as a disappointment to the video split operator on her latest film, "Bright Star."
October 26, 2003 |
Jane CAMPION twirls a pigtail and laughs. The director of such genre- and gender-bending movies as "The Piano" and "Holy Smoke" is talking about the time she, her friend Nicole Kidman and producer Laurie Parker thought that they could rule the world or, at least, America with a project they wanted to develop called "In the Cut." "Us girls -- Laurie, Nic and myself -- had this fabulous idea," Campion says. "We were trying to be like moguls.
December 3, 1999 |
When eyes lock and sparks start to fly between Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel in the new movie "Holy Smoke," you can tell that what's brewing isn't your usual Hollywood May-December romance. You know, and not just because it's a Jane Campion film, that something more interesting is in store. Sure enough, the relationship unfolds in strange and unexpected ways in the film--can you imagine a love-smitten Keitel in a dress and lipstick?
December 24, 1996 |
"The Portrait of a Lady" is a marriage of opposites, a potent joining of the dispassionate psychological complexity of the novelist admirers called the Master and an assured and assertive director who relishes the intensity film provides. Like many relationships, it sounds improbable but it succeeds. The redoubtable Henry James, whose nearly 600-page novel was published in 1881, does not readily translate to the screen.
September 29, 1996 |
WEDNESDAY Street Corner Justice. Former detective Marc Singer battles L.A. gangs, vigilante style. One problem: Crooked cop Steve Railsback stands in his way. (Sunset Films International) FRIDAY Bird of Prey. Jennifer Tilly, Richard Chamberlain, Lesley Anne Warren and David Carradine head the cast in the story of a man's quest to avenge his father's murder. (Northern Arts) Bound. A female ex-con and the mistress of a mobster plot to swindle the Mafia out of $2 million.
May 18, 1996 |
Ten years ago Jane Campion made her feature debut with the terrific "Two Friends," which only now is receiving an American release although it is on the same high level of accomplishment as "The Piano" and "An Angel at My Table," albeit on a smaller scale. Made for Australian TV, "Two Friends" took six months to restore, the one 16-mm print struck in 1986 having worn out and been junked years ago.
April 27, 1994 |
Now that New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion has received international acclaim with "The Piano," the Nuart will present, today only, three short films Campion made as a student at the Australian Film and TV School. They were first shown locally by Filmforum in 1991. They are a delight, showing that from the start Campion paid a great deal of attention to the everyday world, seeking to discover what makes seemingly ordinary people tick.
March 14, 1994 |
With the 66th Academy Awards a week away, Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" continued to dominate the film awards season over the weekend, adding honors for screenwriting and editing to its already impressive array of prizes. Clearly, the stage is set for "Schindler's List" to sweep the Academy Awards, with more than a possibility that the movie will win Oscars in all 12 categories for which it was nominated, including best motion picture of 1993.