In a series of now-deleted tweets, Norm MacDonald criticized Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra for portraying Liberace as a gay man. Yes, that Liberace. He deleted all of these tweets, [...]
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star as Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson in director Steven Soderbergh's HBO Films drama. [...]
STEVEN SODERBERGH has said that “Behind the Candelabra” will be his final film, at least before he takes a long sabbatical. If that is the case, then he’s going out on a high note. An archly risqué comic biopic of Liberace, one of the...Show More Summary
Michael Douglas gives one of his best performances: shame he won't be able to compete for an Oscar Hot Ticket LAST UPDATED AT 07:09 ON Fri 7 Jun 2013 What you need to know Steven Soderbergh's much vaunted Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra finally opens at UK cinemas today. Show More Summary
Hollywood Has a Gay Sex Problem… When Mother Jones’ movie guy Asawin Suebsaeng penned a review of Steven Soderbergh‘s latest (and maybe last) film Behind the Candelabra, he highlighted Soderbergh’s claim that the movie never made it into theaters because of all the gay sex. Show More Summary
I was dubious when I heard (for the first of many times) that Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra couldn’t find studio backing because the subject matter was “too gay.” Sure, there aren’t too many “gay” movies these...Show More Summary
Steven Soderbergh isn’t the only director turning to cable to produce biopics of campy entertainers. Mary Harron (of American Psycho… Read More
The movie was simply too gay. That's why director Steven Soderbergh says Behind the Candelabra, his latest (and possibly last) film, was not shown in American theaters. When the major Hollywood studios declined to pick up the biopic—which...Show More Summary
Once upon a time in 1991, Steven Soderbergh channeled his Franz Kafka obsession into a biopic. Starring Jeremy Irons, Soderbergh’s black-and-white sophomore effort “Kafka” was slammed by critics. As the Washington Post said, “A movie about Franz Kafka? It’s a good idea for a...
“It’s funny that this crowd would like something this gay,” Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), tells his date, Bob Black (Scott Bakula) at a Liberace concert in Las Vegas at the beginning of Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movieBehind The Candelabra. “Oh, they have no idea he’s gay,” Bob tells him. That willingness to see what you want [...]
Everyone from Jennifer Egan to Steven Soderbergh will try their hand at Twitter fiction these days, but let’s not kid ourselves: The only person out there who could really pull it off is Lydia Davis. Alas, she remains among the sorry ranks of the Twitterless. But not for much...
Steven Soderbergh's BEHIND THE CANDELABRA is more than just a flashy, dramatic biopic and final bow for the retiring director -- it's a film that examines societal entitlement to the private lives of celebrities.
Clive Owen is currently promoting his new movie Shadow Dancer, which is out in theaters May 31. But he's been in the news lately because of a small-screen endeavor - he and director Steven Soderbergh are said to be finalizing a deal to bring a new show called The Knick, about a groundbreaking NYC hospital in the early 1900s, to Cinemax. Show More Summary
Every time I see a Fathom Events commercial before The 20 before the trailers before my screening of Scary Movie 8: Grumpy Catholics Gone Wild at 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, I think to myself, “Hey, I should do that some day. A TV show like Star Trek or Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the big screen?
The only thing that carried me to the finish line of Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, the HBO biopic depicting Liberace’s vampiric, quasi-incestuous, closeted relationship with his lover/servant Scott Thorson, was knowing that it had a happy ending. [ more › ]
Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh’s second-to-last film before his well-publicized early “retirement” from the film industry, falls in line with the director’s career trajectory since directing his last high-profile studio film Ocean’s Thirteen. Show More Summary
Liberace, that is, the Steven Soderbergh biopic, Behind the Candelabra, scored big for HBO this weekend, attracting 3.5 million viewers for it’s two consecutive screenings on Sunday, making it the most-watched HBO movie since Something the Lord Made in 2004. Show More Summary
HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra rated very well, EW reports: The Steven Soderbergh film delivered 2.4 million viewers in its first airing, making it the most-watched HBO Film title in almost a decade (since 2004?s Something the Lord Made)....
The film adaptation of the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has gone through its fair share of big names. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper and others all had their names circling the project at certain points. Most recently, Guy Ritchie was set to direct with Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer as [...]
"A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh." Wait, what? The same filmmaker who went off on a brilliant State of Cinema rant is now reinventing the online store, too? A new website/"marketplace" has launched called Extension 765 that is hawking various props, memorabilia, collectibles, swag and t-shirts related to Soderbergh and cinema. Show More Summary