“Allen says New York too expensive to shoot” is the headline of this morning’s Associated Press piece about Woody’s recent renaissance in Europe. Right off the top that rings false, because we know many filmmakers do find a way to make movies in Manhattan and all over the five... (Read More)
Sasha’s impressions of Inside Job on May 17, from Cannes.
We’ve received an astonishing rate of response to the “Most Anticipated Film” poll, in spite of the fact that it appeared over the weekend. For anyone who missed it and hasn’t scrolled down to notice, here’s a bump with a handy direct link to give the poll another stroke.... (Read More)
A few weeks ago, Sandra Bullock was seen leaving a meeting with Stephen Daldry with what looked like a script in her hands. Today it’s fairly certain that script was Eric Roth’s adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Variety says Bullock and Tom Hanks may be the director’s... (Read More)
Thanks to Hunter for noting the poster for Rowan Joffe’s remake of Graham Greene’s 1947 noir classic, released in the US as Young Scarface. Sam Riley takes on the role of Pinkie Brown (originated by Richard Attenborough) a small-town hooligan who goes nutters after he marries a naive waitress... (Read More)
Making the rounds this weekend is the poster to promote Toronto After Dark featuring the sticky friendship from guess which movie? Full-size after the cut.
With the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals looming on the calendar, dozens of the year’s best films will tumble out of the pipeline over the next 4 months. We know enough about most of these to make educated guesses about their chances, and most of us have already assembled... (Read More)
Peter Travers, via twitter: “David Fincher‚Äôs Social Network is the 1st film I’ve given **** in 2010. It‚Äôs the movie of the year that also brilliantly defines the decade.” (Travers ranks 5th in the unscientific poll we conducted last week, teasing out the top critics to find the “10... (Read More)