The House I Live In, trailer

An investigative look at America’s war on drugs and its impact on the criminal justice system. Director Eugene Jarecki was Bill Maher’s first guest on Real Time tonight with a message that’s been obscured for decades: The so-called War on Drugs is effectively a...
Posted On 22 Sep 2012

Coen bros scripted Gambit, trailer and poster

Trailer for the original 1966 Gambit, after the cut. The poster is proud to announce Screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. I’ll add that Gambit is directed by Michael Hoffmann (The Last Station) because I feel bad for him.
Posted On 21 Sep 2012

First look at Nicole Kidman in Stoker

Directed by Park Chan-wook (Oldboy). Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode. Opens March 1. After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious,...
Posted On 20 Sep 2012

Polanski to direct Venus in Fur — in French

When Venus in Fur was nominated for a Tony Award and won a slew of NY awards including a Tony for its star Nina Arianda, I filed it away with dozens of of other great stage productions that I figured I’d never have a chance to see. A stylized two-person black comedy...
Posted On 20 Sep 2012

Chalkboard poster for Silver Linings Playbook

(thanks, Duke) Full-size after the cut.
Posted On 18 Sep 2012

France submits The Intouchables for Best Foreign Language Film

With three prestigious French language films in play this year, how did a crowd-pleasing international box-office phenomenon backed by Hervey Weinstein prevail? (That’s a rhetorical question). Scott Feinberg broke down the possibilities at THR shortly before France settled...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012

Don Mischer to Direct 85th Academy Awards Telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Don Mischer will direct the 85th Academy Awards telecast, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This marks the continuation of Don Mischer Productions’ multi-faceted relationship with the Academy, which includes producing the...
Posted On 13 Sep 2012