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CAFE SOCIETY, ELLE, WILDERPEOPLE and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the HKIFF Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30...

Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS, A Malick For The New Day

Rejoice ye fans of Terrence Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the...

Review: THE BIG SHORT, Hey Stupid, Watch This Movie

Adam McKay's The Big Short quickly and stridently establishes a superior, condescending tone as it aims to mythologize a few men who were smart enough to recognize that a huge downturn in the housing mortgage market was looming in the...

Berlinale 2015 Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS Sees Malick Repurposed

Rejoice ye fans of Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the same;...

NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT to Open Berlinale '15

Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet's latest film, Nobody Wants the Night, will open the 65th edition of Berlinale, as well as being part of the official competition.Starring Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kukuchi, and Gabriel Byrne, little is known of the plot of...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a...

Trip Out With KNIGHT OF CUPS Trailer From Terrence Malick

The first trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups is as trippy as anything in The Tree of Life. The film stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer,...

Opening: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, A Barrage Of Biblical Bombast

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances...

Blu-Ray Review: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Ultimate Edition - A Primer for EXODUS

A decade before Ridley Scott brought Exodus: Gods and Kings to the big screen, he tackled another epic about religion, faith and pragmatism. Kingdom of Heaven was Scott's film about the Crusades, a rousing, rambunctious film that tried to...

Review: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Is Lost In The Wilderness

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances...

It's White Moses Versus White Pharoah Saving A Bunch Of White Guys From The Other Bunch Of White Guys, None Of Whom Should Actually Be White.

Oh, Ridley Scott, you're wacky. Also, Joel Edgerton: Bald is not a good look for you....

Golden Globes 2014: The Complete List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, And BREAKING BAD

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is the year's best drama picture and Alfonso Cuarón the best director (for Gravity), according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. David O. Russell's American Hustle won big this year at the Golden Globes...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks LLEWYN, FROZEN And HUSTLE/WOLF, Again

Well, with most holidays wrapping up, there are still a slew of movies in theatres definitely deserving of your time. Several (especially Inside Llewyn Davis and American Hustle) are exactly the kind of films that deserve another look given their narrative...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ANCHORMAN 2, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and AMERICAN HUSTLE

We're a bit late getting this up, as for this week's segment we needed to overcome freezing temperatures and a city-wide blackout. The studio was running on emergency power, but you wouldn't know it from the camera's point of view!Still...

Dallas Critics Name 12 YEARS A SLAVE As Best Of 2013

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member, has selected Steve McQueen's searing drama 12 Years A Slave as the best film of 2013. Matthew McConaughey was named Best Actor for his performance in Dallas...

Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE Offers Laughs, Lies, And Toupees

There is indeed something uniquely American about American Hustle, a loosely fact-based comic drama about chicanery, ambition, corruption, government bureaucracy, and good old-fashioned greed. Nearly everyone in it, from the self-admitted con men to the supposedly upright FBI agents, is...

Review: OUT OF THE FURNACE And Into The Fire

"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose..."   A reference to that famous line from "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan might seemingly be more at home in a review of Inside Llewyn Davis, the early...

Bradley Cooper And Christian Bale's Ridiculous Hair Star In First AMERICAN HUSTLE Trailer

If you can focus on the faces rather than the hair styles you will, no doubt, realize soon enough that those two faces up above belong to Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale - co-stars of David O Russell's upcoming American...

Review: THE FLOWERS OF WAR (Yimou Zhang)

Yimou Zhang is back with a new film and once again he means business. The Flowers Of War is China's most expensive film yet and it's one of the first major Chinese films to prominently feature an American Hollywood star...

THE FLOWERS OF WAR Review

Arguably the most eagerly-anticipated Chinese movie of the year, Zhang Yimou's epic retelling of the 1937 Nanking Massacre is not only the country's most expensive movie ever, but boasts Academy Award winner Christian Bale in the lead role. Bale plays...