Breaking

Robert Downey Jr. on one last film with his dad, 'Sr.' - The Associated Press - en Español
Dec 02, 2022 1 min, 52 secs
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Downey Jr.

set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr.

“Sr.,” directed by Chris Smith, is a work of father-son harmony more than might be suggested by Downey Sr.’s typically brusque assertion of filmmaking independence.

It’s a kind of home movie, mostly made by Downey Jr.

It’s a son’s loving reckoning with his iconoclast father, a freewheeling cult filmmaker whose experimental films gave Downey Jr.

“I have pretty good recall for the entirely of this incarnation, for better or worse,” says Downey Jr., 57.

was, as he says in the film, “just Bob Downey’s kid for a long time.” Absurdist, spontaneous films like 1971’s “Putney Swope” and 1972’s “Greaser’s Palace” made the elder Downey a pivotal countercultural provocateur who defined himself outside of the mainstream.

In “Sr.,” Downey Jr.’s reverence for his father is easy to see, as is their mutual affection for one another.

On those ’70s films, Downey Sr.’s cocaine use was rampant, an environment that surely had an influence on Downey Jr.’s own struggles later with drug addiction.

raises in the film: “We would be remiss not to discuss its effect on me,” Downey Jr.

“I can relate to that, too, up until this current administration, the never-ending Susan Downey empire,” says Downey Jr.

When Downey Sr.’s health waned, they moved the film’s editing suite into his bedroom.

Susan Downey, too, lost her father, in 2020, to Parkinson’s.

“He was a saint compared to us Downey boys,” Downey Jr.

The last film Downey Jr.

Since premiering “Sr.” at the Telluride Film Festival, Downey Jr.

Toward the end of the film, Downey Jr.

But in “Sr.,” the two films each are making ultimately seamlessly meld into one, suggesting a deeper understanding between Jr.

After such an unconventional indoctrination to cinema as a kid, Downey Jr.’s genuine, live-wire performances surely owe something to the frenetic energy he had known on his father’s sets.

He calls Richard Attenborough (“Chaplin”) “a super wise loving grandfather.” Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) was “like a brother.” Movies were and still are, Susan Downey says, “the family business.”

experience,” says Downey Jr


1. Bachelor Nation's Sarah Herron Shares Her Newborn Son Died Hours After Giving Birth - Entertainment Tonight
Feb 02, 2023 # entertainment 40 secs
2. Valley fever could be spreading across the U.S. Here are the symptoms and what you need to know - Fortune
Jan 31, 2023 # health 1 min, 5 secs
3. Katy Perry supports fiancé Orlando Bloom's ex-wife Miranda Kerr; duo stuns on red carpet - Fox News
Jan 29, 2023 # entertainment 50 secs
4. These Four PS Plus Essential Games Are Coming to PS5, PS4 Next Week - Push Square
Feb 04, 2023 # technology 40 secs
5. 49ers expect Brock Purdy to miss six months with torn UCL in throwing elbow - NBC Sports
Jan 30, 2023 # politics 40 secs
6. $2M+ On The Line… | 2023 Airthings Masters Play-In Tournament Kicks Off The Champions Chess Tour! - Chess.com
Feb 04, 2023 # technology 7 secs
7. As Netanyahu talks Iran, Blinken makes US concerns over judicial shakeup clear - The Times of Israel
Jan 30, 2023 # politics 1 min, 11 secs
8. George Santos admits to lying; won't serve on House committees - Eyewitness News ABC7NY
Feb 01, 2023 # politics 7 secs
9. NYPD clears migrants' tents from in front of Hell's Kitchen hotel, city plans to move them to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal - WABC-TV
Jan 30, 2023 # politics 39 secs
10. Rhea Ripley praises NXT after her Royal Rumble win: Royal Rumble Press Conference - WWE
Jan 29, 2023 # entertainment 7 secs
11. Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars over Perseverance rover tracks on 41st flight - Space.com
Jan 31, 2023 # science 52 secs
12. Critics Survey: The Best Movies of Sundance 2023, According to 367 Critics - IndieWire
Jan 31, 2023 # politics 53 secs
13. Pathaan box office collection day 6: Shah Rukh Khan's film has a strong hold on Monday, to become an all- - Times of India
Jan 30, 2023 # entertainment 45 secs
14. Nick Jonas was 'impressed' with daughter Malti's 'chill' demeanor during debut - Page Six
Jan 31, 2023 # entertainment 42 secs
15. Who Will Replace Amy Robach & TJ Holmes as GMA3's Next Hosts? ABC Could 'Poach' These NBC Anchors - STYLECASTER
Feb 01, 2023 # entertainment 1 min, 6 secs
16. Freak infection with an eradicated form of polio shows virus’ craftiness - Ars Technica
Feb 03, 2023 # health 39 secs

RECENT NEWS

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2023 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED