Ann Hornaday, Sam Levinson, Barry Levinson discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Film critic Ann Hornaday joins us Live on Skype to unwrap its secrets. Good to have you back and thanks so much. Thank you, Sean. So talk about Malcolm and Marie. What's it about? And is it worth a look? Well, you know, those of us of a certain age will recognize, um, some movies that this seems inspired by things like who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Remember that one with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton going at it over the course of a night or, you know the movies of John Kasich, Betty's Ingmar Bergman. We're talking about movies about couples. In crisis and they are fighting. They are making up their fighting again. And it's all unspools almost in real time. And this is by Sam Levinson, who happens to be the son of Barry Levinson. Who's filmed this very pointedly in black and white, I think to do pay homage to those other films starring John David Washington Ends and Dia who are both really good in this movie. The movie itself, I think is a little shallow with the little slight. It does manage. They have a few really memorable moments and get at some enduring issues between men and women. Um, it choose regarding race. He plays a black filmmaker coming home from a successful premiere, and she's his girlfriend who wants to kind of take him down a peg. And, um, so it's an interesting exercise, and I think it really comes alive. Especially, wasn't I? I mean, I've been watching her since my my little one was little when she was a child star, and she has really grown into quite I think an accomplished actress. I'm looking forward to seeing what out she'll do, and we have lost another legend and Cicely Tyson was truly of force on the screen, and apparently she was in person. Can you fill in the highlights of career and what you walked away with after interviewing her more than five years ago? Yeah, Hillary, what an icon and legend and she did receive the Kennedy Center honor in 2015, and I got to sit down with her for kind of a free ranging conversation. We talked about those iconic roles and things like roots and sounder and the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. And what really came through to me was just how intuitive she was. I mean, she really was guided by Ah, very strong, inner spiritually voice that I think she Listen to and listening is such a big part of acting, and I think when you look at her strongest performances, that's what you see. You see somebody who is listening intently and who's responding in kind. And, um then she also had this determination, especially when it came to the roles that she accepted. She was absolutely determined. To take roles that reflected positively on her community for especially the younger viewers watching her. So there was this fascinating given take with her between and pure instinct. And pure intention, which I think really explains why she was just one of our greatest actresses. Such a presence. Thank you so much, and thanks, Sam. Thanks to you both. Thank you Both. Okay. Ann Hornaday is the Washington Post film critic to 14. Every time the Maryland.

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