What IS method acting? — THE SATURDAY BRIEFING

GETTY / ALAMY STOCK Sir Laurence Olivier ribbed Dustin Hoffman over method acting Q. CAN you explain the difference between normal acting and the method school of acting? Edmund Perks, Ivybridge, Devon A: METHOD acting covers a range of techniques first introduced by the Russian actor/director Konstantin Stanislavski in the 1920s which emphasised the art […]

Absolute Hell review: Hysterical acting and a crude script are lowlights in an awful show

In 1995 it was directed at the National by Anthony Page, with a cast led by Judi Dench at her incandescent best. It is now revived by Joe Hill-Gibbins, a director who, in my experience, doesn’t ask what he can do for a play so much as what he can do to it. From the […]

US acting as ‘ISIS air force’ in Syria, spreads ‘conscious, transparent lie’ – analysts to RT

The massive missile strikes the US and allies conducted against Syria actually benefit terrorist groups, and prevented inspectors from proving if chemical weapons were used in Douma, international analysts told RT. Washington, London, and Paris used last week’s alleged chemical attack in Douma, near Damascus, as the pretext for an early morning missile attack on […]

The Morning Watch: Making the ‘Isle of Dogs Puppets, Learn Everything About Voice Acting & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a close look at the making of […]

When consumer packaged goods start acting like software

GUEST: Historically, consumer packaged goods (CPG) were designed to be sold in a brick-and-mortar retail environment — in packaging flashy enough to catch a consumer’s eyes while presenting the right information to compel a purchase. But packaging doesn’t need to sell the product anymore. The Internet is becoming the primary channel for…Read More

Narnia child star Skandar Keynes looks like THIS now – as he 'swaps acting for politics'

After co-star Georgie Henley recently made waves with her professional London stage debut, it seems a fitting time to see what else the Narnia kids are up to as young adults. Anna Popplewell, for one, has continued to act – including a role on the US TV series Reign. Keynes, however – now 26 – […]

Jeff Goldblum tells us about acting over the phone with Wes Anderson for ‘Isle of Dogs’ — and why he thinks his best performance is yet to come

Getty/Shayanne Gal; Business Insider Legendary actor Jeff Goldblum talked to Business Insider about voicing a character in the stop-motion animated movie, “Isle of Dogs,” which marks his third time working with director Wes Anderson. Goldblum also opened up about why he believes he still hasn’t delivered his career-best work yet. It kind of makes sense […]

Cameron Diaz QUITS acting? Hollywood megastar says ‘I’m done’, no more movie plans

Diaz has been missing from Hollywood for quite some time, with her last movie – the newest adaptation of the musical Annie – coming out in 2014. It capped off a busy year in which she also starred in Sex Tape and The Other Woman, but it seems she has no desire to make any […]

What the 2018 Oscar nominees looked like when they first started acting

Neon The 2018 Oscar nominees have drastically different careers.  “Call Me By Your Name” actor Timothée Chalamet earned his first nomination this year at the age of 22. Meryl Streep earned a record-breaking 21st nomination this year for “The Post.” Mary J. Blige started her career as a singer, and Christopher Plummer started in theater.  See what […]

Nicolas Cage on ‘Looking Glass,’ the Musical Experience of Acting, and More [Interview]

While a seedy motel run by Nicolas Cage sounds like a dream location for a honeymoon trip or a late night pitstop, that’s not the case in director Tim Hunter‘s thriller, Looking Glass. The actor gives a reserved, more internalized performance in the film as Ray, who takes over running a rundown motel with his wife (Robin […]