sonny points us to a positive reaction from Empire critic Damon Wise in Venice, where Ben Affleck’s The Town is screening out of competition: The Town is beautifully drawn; it has characters to care about and a situation that, though a little implausible, carries its own internal logic. And... (Read More)
As Apparition’s Bill Pohlad cuts back with further staff layoffs, Deadline is cautiously optimistic that the beleaguered production company is nearing a deal to find distribution for its most significant asset: Pohlad has been showing the Terrence Malick-directed Tree of Life to distributors. I understand the film will land... (Read More)
The press release, as follows: Oscar fans will soon have a chance to vie for seats on the most coveted and glamorous spot on Hollywood Boulevard. Beginning on Monday, September 13, at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing for only one week, fans from around world may apply online... (Read More)
J√∂rgen’s world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense – his beloved daughter Tirza – is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying uncertainty, J√∂rgen goes searching for her, but the... (Read More)
Jean-Luc Godard & wife Anne-Marie Mieville Statement Regarding Jean-Luc Godard‚Äôs Reply to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences In response to Academy President Tom Sherak‚Äôs letter informing him that the Board of Governors had voted him an Honorary Oscar, Jean-Luc Godard has sent a cordial, hand-written note... (Read More)
(Official trailer in Hungarian but for those of us who don’t speak Hungarian there are subtitles in Czech.) In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins—and the... (Read More)
Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. The film stars John Ortiz (American Gangster), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway‚Äôs ‚ÄúRent‚Äù), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), with Hoffman making his feature directorial debut. Bob... (Read More)
thanks to Monica for spotting the arousing poster for Love & Other Drugs on Canada’s globaltv. Is it a poster or a teaser? Check out the full-length view after the cut and decide for yourself.
"I just want to be perfect," is a line said by Natalie Portman early on in Black Swan. Her strive for perfection will lead to madness in what ends up being my favorite movie out of Telluride, and possibly my new favorite of the year.