Review: Phoenix and Reilly excel as ‘The Sisters Brothers’
Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly might not be obvious picks to play brothers, but French director Jacques Audiard made an inspired choice by casting them as such in "The Sisters Brothers ."
Phoenix, Reilly bond as outlaw kin in ‘Sisters Brothers’
TORONTO (AP) — To play any brother, by blood or not, of John C. Reilly is an intimidating prospect given just how firmly entrenched Will Ferrell is as Reilly's on-screen sibling.
"Step Brothers," their 2008 comedy classic that took the adolescent adult to absurdist extremes, looms large. It did even for Joaquin Phoenix in deciding to play Reilly's brother in "The Sisters Brothers," Jacques Audiard's Western. Phoenix considers "Step Brothers" one of his all-time favorites.
Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice
ROME (AP) — "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead character Cleo, a young domestic worker with her own troubles amid political strife in the city's Roma neighborhood.