Tag: colinfarrell

Review: THIRTEEN LIVES, Thai Cave Rescue Dramatized With Respect and Reverence

A twist on the “if it bleeds, it leads” credo of local news coverage, national and international cable news thrives on spectacle: Disaster definitely sells; impending and/or drawn-out disaster sells even better. It can hold viewer engagement across hours, days,...

Review: AFTER YANG, Superlative Speculative Fiction

Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith star in a minimalist, lo-fi sci-fi tale, directed by Kogonada.

Sundance 2022 Review: AFTER YANG, Profound Meditation on Loss, Grief, Family

Directed by Kogonada, the science-fiction drama stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith and Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.

Review: VOYAGERS, In Space, Hell Is Other (Beautiful) People

Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, and Lily-Rose Depp star in the sci-fi adventure, directed by Neil Burger.

AVA Trailer: When Jessica Chastain Laughs Like This, You Better Run

Forget the Academy Award nominations. When Jessica Chastain laughs like she laughs in the first trailer for Ava, you better run, boy, and run as fast as you can. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain portrays the titular character in...

Review: ARTEMIS FOWL, Adventure Most Foul

Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Colin Farrell star in the family adventure, directed by Kenneth Branagh and now streaming on Disney+.

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: AMERICAN ANIMALS and WIDOWS, a Heist Movie Double Feature

Reminiscent of the recent Mexican film Museo, by Alonso Ruizpalacios, American Animals is a heist movie starring youngsters who, on paper, would have no obvious reason to carry out a robbery. With the support of their families, without economic problems,...

DUMBO: Watch The Teaser For Tim Burton's Live Action Film

The teaser trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of Disney's Dumbo flew into town this morning. You will find it below.      It is predictably gorgeous to look at, Burton being one of the top visionary directors of...

Blu-ray Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Another Idiosyncratic Masterpiece from Yorgos Lanthimos

There are very few filmmakers these days whose work is as immediately recognizable as Greek New Wave auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. From the moment he broke out on the international scene eight years ago with his arresting third feature, Dogtooth, Lanthimos...

Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Strange, Cold and Horrifying

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

Review: THE BEGUILED, Sofia Coppola's Gorgeous and Campy Romp

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: Official Awards Exclaim Expectations Met

The buzz throughout the week at this year's Cannes Film Festival seemed mostly dominated by a sense of waiting for one film from the Palme d'Or competition that would really break out. In the end, that one clear favorite never...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE BEGUILED, A Campy Anatomy of Lust

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Love Can Make Us Cruel

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Slowly Lurks

There will be five of these? Really?? Harry Potter without Harry Potter. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good Harry Potter tale as much as the next guy… Actually, I truthfully don’t. Having never read the books, and having...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's THE NEW WORLD Worthy of Discovery

“Come, spirit, help us sing the story of our land. You are our mother. We, your field of corn. We rise from out of the soul of you.” The wind blows. The crickets gently chirp. The grass crunches ever subtly...

Review: THE LOBSTER Loses Its Way

Boy, I wanted to love this movie. Really, I did. I mean, the first shot of the film is a delight: a woman is passively driving in a car. She gets out, windshield wipers still flailing away, and pulls out...

New Trailer For THE LOBSTER On Eve Of USA Release

After a long lap around the festival circuit, from Cannes to TIFF and a commercial release in most of Europe at this point, The Lobster, the latest bit of satiric weirdness from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS) nears its domestic release...

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer Debut: Creatures Run Amok In New York

In other franchise news, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them debuted today. David Yeats, who directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, is back in the main chair, and he is joined in...

THE LOBSTER: UK Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos' Latest Is Silly And Weird

Riding off favorable buzz at this year's Cannes, Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster is coming to the UK and Ireland on October 16. While the US currently doesn't have a release scheduled, the below trailer is our first real...