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Video Essay: Hearing Paul Thomas Anderson

Posted by on May 23, 2015

Jacob T. Swinney is working on a 4 part video series looking at the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. The first part focuses on the sounds. While perhaps his films are better known...

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Hannibal Season 3 trailer – “A Cannibal in Paris”

Posted by on May 21, 2015

Having successfully escaped FBI capture, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving through the European landscape, with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in tow.But Dr....

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Ed Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice gets a poster

Posted by on May 22, 2015

American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) faces Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this...

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Review

Posted by on May 22, 2015

  Director/Writer : Corneliu Porumboiu Starring: Toma Cuzin, Radu Banzaru, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina Synopsis: Costi (Cuzin) is up one night reading Robin Hood to his son...

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Video Essay: Hearing Paul Thomas Anderson

Video Essay: Hearing Paul Thomas Anderson

Jacob T. Swinney is working on a 4 part video series looking at the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. The first part focuses on the sounds. While perhaps his films are better known for cinematography and acting performances, the sounds of a PT Anderson picture deserve equal merit. Many of these sounds seem to create their impact through a certain degree of...

Jason Statham is a real spy in new Spy clip

Jason Statham is a real spy in new Spy clip

Paul Feig (The Hear, Bridesmaids) directs Melissa McCarthy in Spy. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, 50 Cent, Miranda Hart, and Jason Statham. Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the...

Ed Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice gets a poster

Ed Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice gets a poster

American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) faces Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this gripping docudrama from director Edward Zwick (Glory). In Pawn Sacrifice, Tobey Maguire plays Fischer, a beautiful mind whose obsessive understanding of the game of chess raises him to a...

Neuromancer adaptation gets financing

Neuromancer adaptation gets financing

“The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.” A film adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer has been in development for a very long time. The last news had Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) on board to direct the film. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull...

I, Madman gets a Scream Factory Blu-ray

I, Madman gets a Scream Factory Blu-ray

After a spine-tingling paperback catches the imagination of bookstore clerk Virginia, she seeks out the author’s second book, I, Madman. But once she opens the cover, its eerie tale of obsessive love comes to life, catapulting a disfigured, scalpel-wielding killer from the world of fiction onto the streets of Hollywood with one demented goal: to win...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Comoara [Treasure]

  Director/Writer : Corneliu Porumboiu Starring: Toma Cuzin, Radu Banzaru, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina Synopsis: Costi (Cuzin) is up one night reading Robin Hood to his son when his neighbour calls at his door asking for a loan. He declines, and the next day he returns saying it isn’t for bills, but to hire out a metal detector and search for buried...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Dheepan

Director: Jacques Audiard Writers: Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga Synopsis: As he sees defeat in the Sri Lankan civil war, Tamil freedom fighter, Dheephan (Antonythasan), decides to flee, taking a woman (Srinivasan) and a small girl...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Lamb

Director: Yared Zeleke Writers: Yared Zeleke, Geraldine Bajard Starring: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, Surafel Teka Synopsis: After Ephraïm (Amare) has to leave his home town – sent to live with his relatives – he has to protect his pet sheep after his uncle orders to be slaughtered and eaten for a holiday meal. Ethiopian cinema and...

Testimonial: Juliette Towhidi talks about Testament of Youth

Testimonial: Juliette Towhidi talks about Testament of Youth

Trevor Hogg chats with Juliette Towhidi about the challenges of of adapting a 600 page memoir written by a woman who was ahead of her time for the big screen… Dealing with real life stories is nothing new for Juliette Towhidi who wrote the screenplay for Calendar Girls (2003) which comically explores a group of contemporary women attempting to save their...

Mad Max: Fury Road prequel comic looks at Immortan Joe & Nux

Mad Max: Fury Road prequel comic looks at Immortan Joe & Nux

Mad Max: Fury Road is a great film. Director George Miller gave all the characters and cars a back story. Some of which can be seen in a new prequel comic book series. Published by DC Comics’ Vertigo, the Mad Max: Fury Road miniseries will be focusing on the characters with the first issue looking at Nux and Immortan Joe. In a fallen world ravaged by oil and...

6 Bone Chilling Horror Movie Scenes

6 Bone Chilling Horror Movie Scenes

The appeal of horror movies has slowly declined over the years. The modern day flicks hardly compare to the ones of the yester years that would make us tremble and hide in our bed sheets. Well perhaps it has something to do with growing up and not being terrified by the prospect of ghosts, ghouls and demons eating us alive. However, some of the timeless,...

Hannibal Season 3 trailer – “A Cannibal in Paris”

Hannibal Season 3 trailer – “A Cannibal in Paris”

Having successfully escaped FBI capture, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving through the European landscape, with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in tow.But Dr. Lecter’s old habits and opulent tastes are still on display as he settles into a new identity and life in Florence, Italy, working at the Palazzo Capponi museum. Glimpses into the...

Watch a new trailer for The Gallows

Watch a new trailer for The Gallows

The Gallows is written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. The film also stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown. Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the...

George Romero’s Empire of the Dead is heading to TV

George Romero’s Empire of the Dead is heading to TV

While The Walking Dead is the undead TV king it looks like the man who got the ball rolling is going to join them. George A Romero’s Empire of the Dead was a Marvel comic book mini-series and Demarest Films are working on bringing it to the big screen. What will be the main difference between this and The Walking Dead? Vampires! Welcome to New York City...

Watch a clip from Moomins On The Riviera

Watch a clip from Moomins On The Riviera

Join the Moomins and friends old and new as they leave Moominvalley behind and head south in MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA, which opens in cinemas nationwide through Vertigo on 22 May. I’ve been sent a new clip from the film which you can watch below. In search of adventures, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the French Riviera. After a...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Je suis un soldat [I Am a Soldier]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Je suis un soldat [I Am a Soldier]

Director/ Writer: Laurent Larivière Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Laurent Capelluto Synopsis: Out of work, Sandrine (Bourgoin) goes back home and begins working with her uncle Henri (Anglade) in order to make some money. She is an apprentice at his kennels, and soon finds out he is in the illegal dog trafficking trade, but finds her own...

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant gets a trailer

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant gets a trailer

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant is directed by Sam Friedlander and stars Mark Feuerstein, Jayma Mays, Rebecca Romijn, Danny Pudi, Henry Winkler, Patrick Warburton, Jason Alexander, Marcia Gay Harden, Molly Shannon, Stanley Tucci. Larry Gaye (Mark Feuerstein) has everything going for him: he’s the best flight attendant in the world– winner of the...

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

When the opportunity arose to miss a Cannes screening, and instead see a preview – presented by John Lasseter – of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming releases, the animation greats took precedence. And what a treat it was – two hours of footage, images and descriptions of 5 new projects, as well as a full preview of The Good Dinosaur’s...