Film Review: Julianne Moore shines in ‘Gloria Bell’
NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore's title character in Sebastian Lelio's "Gloria Bell." The disappearances don't come with blood-curdling shrieks or thundering score...
Rachel Weisz’s ‘labor of love’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landmark Chilean drama "A Fantastic Woman," a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.
"I'm in Jupiter," elated director Sebastian Lelio said backstage after accepting his golden statuette. "I can't believe this happened."
‘A Fantastic Woman’: Oscar-nominated Chilean film lives up to its name (review)
'A Fantastic Woman': Oscar-nominated Chilean film lives up to its name (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the last four years, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio has made two of the best female-centric films in recent memory. But don't call them women's films. His movies about forgotten people on fringes of society are remarkable, moving gems about love and life and human nature that star women, but are universally relatable.
Review: A star is born in Oscar-nominee ‘A Fantastic Woman’
The lead character of Sebastian Lelio's film "A Fantastic Woman " is named Marina. She is a nightclub singer and a waitress. She has a boyfriend, Orlando, who is much older than her, but that matters little. They are clearly smitten with one another and in that post-honeymoon phase of the relationship where things are still passionate, but also calm and comforting. They're planning a trip together. She's moving in. Life is moving along nicely it seems.
Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday's nominations, but this year's Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers.
Yance Ford, the director of the documentary "Strong Island" and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, a Netflix release about Ford's investigation into his brother's 1992 murder, was nominated for best documentary.
Chilean transgender drama up for foreign language Oscar
LONDON (AP) — Lebanon's first Academy Award-nominated movie and a landmark Chilean drama with a transgender star are among five Oscar contenders announced Tuesday for best foreign language film.
‘A Fantastic Woman’ director celebrates Golden Globe nod
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Sebastian Lelio feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega.
Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in ‘A Fantastic Woman’
TORONTO (AP) — In one of the dreamy moments of surrealism that punctuate Sebastian Lelio's otherwise realistic "A Fantastic Woman," the film's transgender protagonist, Marina (Daniela Vega), walks down the street but an extreme, exaggerated headwind makes moving forward nearly impossible. She's tilted, as if climbing a mountain, as the gale-force winds try to beat her back.