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Beautiful Boy Heads to Toronto

| August 8, 2010 | 19 Comments

Beautiful Boy, the film about a teen who kills himself after going on a shooting rampage at his college will be among those competing at the TIFF September 9 through 19. ¬†The film stars Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, and is directed by Shawn Ku. A Movieline interview with... (Read More)

Cinema Paranoia: Roman Polanski and Ghosts

| August 8, 2010 | 42 Comments

How do we start talking about Roman Polanski? His most recent film, The Ghost Writer, was upstaged and rendered obsolete the moment he was captured and held under house arrest in Switzerland. The debate here in America reached a kind of hysteria. Thus, there was no room, nor any... (Read More)

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

| August 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

Tsui Hark, who produced John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow and directed Once Upon a Time in China is back in audacious epic form with Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, premiering at the Venice Film Festival next month. In Tsui Hark’s latest lavish epic wuxia/mystery choreographed... (Read More)

Robert Duvall in Get Low

| August 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

It takes a truly talented actor to make us forget about the cliches and sappiness of a screenplay. Robert Duvall does just that in Aaron Schneider's 'Get Low'. The film has enough church-ism preaching to get any moviegoer crazy but its heart lies in Duvall's uncanny ability to believe... (Read More)

Bryan Cranston rides shotgun with Ryan Gosling in Drive

| August 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

While Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn arranges elements of his proposed modern-day western set in Bangkok, more talent comes together for his adaptation of James Sallis’ neo-noir novelette, Drive. Ryan Gosling is already behind the wheel in the nameless role of “Driver” — a former Hollywood stuntman tangled up... (Read More)

Unstoppable, trailer

| August 7, 2010 | 24 Comments

Composer Harry Gregson-Williams is the only non-producer featured on the masthead credits along with director Tony Scott and writer Mark Bomback. Gregson-Williams has earned it. He’s scored 7 films in a row for Tony Scott, beginning in ’98 with Enemy of the State. This week adds another development deal... (Read More)

Patricia Clarkson shines in Cairo Time

| August 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

Opening today in limited release, Cairo Time is earning some glowing notices for Patricia Clarkson. Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Ms. Clarkson’s performance as Juliette, the fashion-writer wife of a United Nations functionary, is the film’s reason for being. She makes yearning palpable. She turns mysterious silences into a... (Read More)