In Bel Canto, Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore (Still Alice) plays Roxanne, a famous soprano who travels to South America to give a private concert for a Japanese industrialist (The Last Samurai’sKen Watanabe). A guerrilla rebel group interrupts the proceedings, demanding their comrades be released from prison. This hostage crisis leads to a Stockholm Syndrome dynamic, and the trailer suggests that Roxanne’s international renown may be used as a positive force in this crisis.
Filmmaker Paul Weitz, whose last feature directing effort was the acclaimed 2015 feature Grandma, is Bel Canto’sdirector and co-writer. The project, which is based on the bestselling book by Ann Patchett (State of Wonder, Commonwealth), received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Bel Canto, co-starring Christopher Lambert, hits theaters September 14.
Academy Award winner George Clooney’s next movie puts him behind the camera — he’s directed the dark dramedy Suburbicon. The film, set in 1959, is about a seemingly idyllic small town that, in reality, holds plenty of dark, dangerous, and violent secrets. Suburbicon features an all-star cast, led by Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Karimah Westbrook, who have all been getting great reviews for their work on the movie. Clooney told us they were a dream to direct, and they made his job as a director really easy. (Click on the media below to hear George Clooney)
October is upon us and the most highly anticipated film of the month is Blade Runner 2049. Already receiving stellar reviews, Blade Runner 2049 may be one of the rare movies that improves upon the iconic original. Directed by Arrival and Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, the feature marks the return of former LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Ryan Gosling is simply known as K, the officer who’s searching for Deckard. Blade Runner 2049 opens nationwide October 6.
Critics darling Todd Haynes (Carol, Far from Heaven) is back with Wonderstruck, a storyline that follows the journey of two children living in different time periods. Julianne Moore, who previously worked with Haynes in Far From Heaven and Safe, reunites with Haynes in the feature that’s adapted by Brian Selznick’s book. Wonderstruck opens in limited release October 20.
Better Watch Out, the Harry Dean Stanton headlined Lucky, and Una (which features Carol actress Rooney Mara) are also covered on the latest episode of CinemAddicts. Take a listen below and feel free to comment!
Delving into the past is part of director Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Velvet Goldmine, I’m Not There) storytelling style, and he follows suit with his latest film Wonderstruck.
Penned by Brian Selznick (from his own bestselling novel), Wonderstruck is set in two time periods (1927 and 1977). After his mother’s (Michelle Williams) passing, Ben (Oakes Fegley) goes on a quest to find a father he has never known. Fifty years earlier, a child named Rose (Millicent Simmonds) goes searching for an actress (Julianne Moore) she admires.
It’s great to see Haynes and Moore reunite after their successful collaborations on Safe and Far From Heaven. The Wonderstruck trailer has a similar wistful tone to Haynes’ Citizen Kane-ish homage Velvet Goldmine, and the film has already received great word of mouth. Whether or not David Bowie approved of Velvet Goldmine, it’s a wonderful touch to have the seminal track “Space Oddity” in the trailer.
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Wonderstruck hits theaters October 20th via Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions.
Matt Damon’s frequent collaborations with Ocean’s Eleven buddy George Clooney has borne fruit once again with Suburbicon. This time out Clooney is once again the director (his last effort was The Monuments Men which co-starred Damon) but the script is also co-penned by the Coen Brothers.
Gardner Lodge (Damon) is living in a seemingly idyllic suburban neighborhood in 1959. Although white picket fences and manicured lawns are part of the draw of living in a sheltered community, there’s nightmarish stuff that’s brewing beneath the surface. Julianne Moore has a dual role in the narrative as Gardner’s wheelchair bound wife Rose (she was in a car accident) and Rose’s identical twin sister Margaret. Oscar Isaac, who previously worked in the Coen Brothers flick Inside Llewyn Davis, plays an insurance claims investigator who proves to be a nuisance to Gardner’s ultimate scheme.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Suburbicon which had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, opens nationwide October 27.