TRUTH : a Sony Classics newsroom drama dealing with the 2004 CBS ’60 Minutes’ Report investigating Pres. George W Bush’s military service that ended up costing veteran newsman Dan Rather his job, starring Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes the determined TV producer who wouldn’t be shaken off the trail.
Imagine an even grander version of the Dowager Countess of Grantham who has fallen on hard times and now is a homeless bag woman as that is exactly how Maggie Smith is in this delightful British comedy based on a mostly true story. It’s a tour-de-force performance that sadly didn’t get the Oscar Nomination for Dame Maggie in this totally unmissable movie.
Trans filmmaker, actor, and activist Jake Graf — one of the brightest stars and advocates of the transgender community — has just appeared in the Award-Winning movie The Danish Girl. Jake now seems to be everywhere: posing on magazine front covers and writing inside them too. We tracked him down to London via Facetime to try and discover for ourselves why Jake Graf is a man that we want to sit up and take notice of. In this very frank (and funny) interview for PTV, it is very easy to understand why he is indeed ‘The Man Of The Moment’.
Roger reviews Christian Petzold’s 2012 thriller set in Cold-War Germany in 1980 that reunited him with actress Nina Hoss. The movie was Germany’s Official Submission for a Best Foreign Film Oscar that year.