There’s something for every brand of Coen brothers fan in Hail, Caesar! Whether you prefer the zany kidnapping antics in Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski, the Hollywood-centric satire of Barton Fink, or the religious themes of A Serious Man, it’s all here. If, like me, you’ve enjoyed nearly every Coen creation, Hail, Caesar! will be a real hoot from beginning to end.
When it comes to the soul set out on display in Ry Russo-Young’s You Won’t Miss Me, the subject of ownership remains indistinguishable; working from a screenplay, co-written with lead actress Stella Schnabel, which appears to contain a number of illustrations of unmitigated truth interspersed with dramatizations of breaking into the acting business. Whether these naked portrayals free from pretense stem from Schnabel’s personal life (perhaps, playing a version of herself) or Russo-Young’s (or they may even be an assemblage of collected experiences) is irrelevant since both present the character of Shelly with such conviction and consideration they render her life experiences an unquestionable actuality.
I caught Benjamin Dickinson‘s upcoming science fiction comedy Creative Control at last year’s SXSW and liked it quite a bit so I’m happy to see Amazon Studios and Magnolia releasing the film in theaters March 11th. Magnolia released a new trailer for the
This year’s SXSW Festival in Austin is just around the corner and today the entire feature film lineup has been announced with an unsurprisingly ridiculous number of great sounding titles. After briefly going through the list some highlights include Richard Linklater‘s
A24 has released a new poster and trailer for Jeremy Saulnier‘s (Blue Ruin) Green Room, which revolves around a punk band being hunted by a group of neo-Nazis after witnessing them perpetuating a horrific crime. The film stars Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots,
The notion of a dystopian future is nothing new in cinema; its existence has been around for quite some time given that concept lends itself well as a fertile playground for both writers and directors in the realms of creativity with a vast expanse of narrative canvas brimming with potential, ample space equipped to house an abundance of imaginative furnishings as artistic latitude is awarded amongst the various departments. Anything and everything is available for construct with the ability of restructuring and/or inventing new operational outlines for a yet-to-be determined world.
A number of films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival have been picked up for distribution, so I decided to round some of them up and post them below for your perusal.
Swiss Army Man – A24
The awards for this year’s Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT have been announced, with Alex Simmons‘ comedy Honey Buddies getting the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and Paul Taylor‘s Driftwood getting the Jury Award for Narrative Feature.
Deadline broke the news today that Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have begun development on a Who Framed Roger Rabbit-style film that aims to bring all the classic ’90s NickToons together in one epic story that will
Excursions is excruciating. Ostensibly about two couples congregating at a cabin in the woods to reach some sort of enlightened state of being by way of meditation and other unexplained hokum, the trip is certainly long (even at only 80 minutes) and strange, it’s just missing a point. A dialogue-free, uneventful opening ten minutes sets the stage for the pretension of a grating, eye-glazing existential crisis of a film. Whether we’re supposed to pity these poor folks, take them seriously, or laugh at them is completely immaterial because we’re never made to care at all.