Brendan Gleeson gives a heartbreaking and inspired performance as a priest who is targeted by one of his parishioners in Calvary. Though I’m pegging Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh for Academy Award nods (McDonagh should be a Best Screenplay Oscar contender), the film is also strengthened by its sterling ensemble.
In casting Kelly Reilly as [...]
The evocative Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself has received its share of critical accolades, including earning the Critics Choice seal this weekend by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The honor is bestowed upon films that have received high ratings from the BFCA members (for a history of past Critics Choice seal earners, go to [...]
Land Ho! centers on Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) and Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson), former brothers-in-law who take a spontaneous trip to Iceland. While Mitch is a rambunctious, get up and go type of guy, Colin is decidedly way more laid back. Their disparate personalities may lead to a few verbal dust-ups here and there, but [...]
No matter how big or small the role, Edgar Ramirez puts a ton of research into his work. It’s a trait he developed through traveling around the world, learning five languages (Spanish, German, English, French, Italian), and receiving a journalism degree.
A worldly and scholarly knowledge, along with an innate presence, equipped Ramirez for such layered [...]
Filmmaker/author Sebastian Junger’s new project Korengal is a follow-up to the acclaimed documentary Restrepo. Both forays into the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley give viewers an up close look at the soldiers who manned the Restrepo outpost, and Korengal gives a more in-depth examination at the psyches of the close knit unit that [...]
If you dig sci-fi flicks which come with a bit of a twist, The Signal may be your cup of tea. With just a $4 million budget to carry the way, director William Eubank and cinematographer David Lanzenberg have crafted a visually arresting tale of three college friends (Brenton Thwaites, Beau Knapp, Olivia Cooke) [...]
World War II films told from the German perspective is a rarity, so the mere existence of the 279 minute epic Generation War is refreshing. Now out on DVD and Blu-ray from Music Box films, the project centers on five, Berlin based friends and their experiences during World War II.
Directed by Philipp Kadelbach, [...]
Released this week on Blu-ray and DVD, Bettie Page Reveals All is filmmaker Mark Mori’s 18-year labor of love documentary on who is arguably the world’s most popular pin-up model. With her voluptuous figure, down to earth smile as well as intriguing life story, Page’s continued transcendence doesn’t surprise the Oscar nominated director.
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With Bad Words as his feature film directing debut, Jason Bateman also undertook the huge task of acting in the movie. This creative step ensured Bateman, even though he had the huge help of cinematographer Ken Seng, did double duty on the production - and it wasn’t easy.
The narrative [...]