R.I.P. Charles Nelson Reilly – like so many others, I knew Reilly from his game show and other television appearances, until recently. I caught a screening of a documentary called The Life of Reilly at the Wisconsin Film Festival. It’s essentially a fairly straight-forward capturing of the autobiographical one-man-show he was performing a few years back. It presented his often tragic life story in a funny and dynamic way. It revealed not only an amazing talent for storytelling, but an unbelieveable ability to act. I hope more people can catch this film and get a better sense of the funnyman behind the big glasses.
The Winners are in – The winners of the Cannes Film Festival were announced Sunday night. The Palm d’Or went to the Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and Two Days. Julian Schnabel took the Best Director prize for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. indieWire has the full story.
30 years ago…