More often than not, war correspondents tasked with sending home news and images of battle often find themselves in just as much danger as actual soldiers. If you’ve seen the excellent Netflix documentary Five Came Back, you’ve borne witness to how five of the world’s greatest movie directors were tasked with recording the battles and atrocities of World War II. But they weren’t the only ones who were there. Famed Vogue photographer Lee Miller entered into the fray at the start of the war, and she’ll soon be the subject of an upcoming biopic, courtesy of Kate Winslet.
It was only five months ago that Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win three Oscars, two for Manchester By the Sea and one for The Salesman. And now they’re continuing their march on Hollywood with a boatload of this year’s most-anticipated awards season contenders, dominating three prized spots at the New York Film Festival.
At a hectic airport, two strangers get bumped from their flights to extremely time-sensitive engagements: he’s an expert surgeon who’s got to get to a Baltimore hospital in time for a delicate procedure, she’s an accomplished photojournalist on her way to her own destination wedding. They catch an off-the-books flight with a small, independent operator, but ultimately get what they pay for when that craft malfunctions and crash-lands on a snowy mountain, leaving the pair injured and helpless. If they intend on returning to civilization with their lives, it’ll take all of their resourcefulness and convenient medical know-how to survive.
Woody Allen is one of the most prolific directors working today: he just had a TV series on Amazon after premiering his most recent film, Cafe Society, at Cannes, and he’s been hard at work on his next movie, starring Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, and Juno Temple. That movie hasn’t officially had a title until now, but it was recently revealed that the new Allen film everyone will have on their radars all year will be called Wonder Wheel.