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Review: WONDER WOMAN Is The Superhero Movie We All Need Right Now

At a time when men in certain circles feel compelled and emboldened to weaponise their fragility in the face of advancing feminism, the world needs a hero like Wonder Woman more than ever. Created more than 75 years ago, and...

REGRESSION: Out On Bluray/DVD/VOD May 10th

Just a quick note to those of you who either love the tactile pleasure of unwrapping a Blu or a DVD, or that Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression simply did not make its way to a cinema near you, it will be...

Destroy All Monsters: Thanks, Charlie Kaufman, But I Just Can't Do This Any More

How did you spend Blue Monday? Myself, I went to see yet another razor-sharp thought experiment in the inescapable universality of human misery by that living, breathing avatar of same, Charlie Kaufman. The film is called Anomalisa, and though I...

Interview: Charlie Kaufman And Duke Johnson On Giving Voice To ANOMALISA

Anomalisa took root at composer, Carter Burwell's, Theatre of the New Ear - a series consisting of one-acts that could also be described as "sound plays". The evening was intended to feature three aural theatre experiences from Charlie Kaufman, the...

Review: ANOMALISA, A Real, Honest And Meaningful Gift

When the philosopher says, "Hell is other people," he perhaps means that in trying to figure ourselves out, we are beholden to our reflections and interactions with other people. Or maybe he is talking about the modern customer service experience. In...

The Many Faces Of David Thewlis

This week, Brian Helgeland's film Legend goes wide in North America, and the film stars Tom Hardy as the identical Cray twins. But there are more stellar actors in that cast, one of them being David Thewlis. And he is...

ANOMALISA Trailer Considers The Human Condition

Easily one of the cinematic highlights of the year, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's animated drama Anomalisa was one of the big sales at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and for good reason. The first trailer for the film has...

Fantastic Fest 2015: Awards Go To GREEN ROOM, DER BUNKER, DEMON And More

Fantastic Fest ends with its usual crazy bang tonight in Austin, and with it comes the awards announcement. Some great titles have been honoured; I know, I've seen many of them (if you'll allow me to say a personal congratulations...

Toronto 2015 Review: ANOMALISA Considers The Human Condition With No Strings Attached

When the philosopher says, "Hell is other people," he perhaps means that in trying to figure ourselves out, we are beholden to our reflections and interactions with other people. Or maybe he is talking about the modern customer service experience. In...

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea...

Review: STONEHEARST ASYLUM Offers Pleasant Darkness But Little Else

Despite a cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, and Kate Beckinsale, and a noteworthy director in Brad Anderson, Stonehearst Asylum feels like a high-class 1970s TV movie. Anderson remains in my mind as a director of independent genre movies...

Charlie Kaufman Teams With Dan Harmon For Stop Motion Animated ANOMALISA

A Charlie Kaufman script brought to life in stop motion animation? Under the watchful eye of Community creator Dan Harmon? Completely crowd funded to avoid studio interference? It's happening and you can get yourself involved via the project's page on...

Review: THE LADY fights an incredibly personal battle

French director Luc Besson has been responsible for bringing numerous dramatic adventures to the big screen centring around strong female protagoinsts battling insurmountable odds. But even for the director of NIKITA, THE MESSENGER and THE ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC, the...

Luc Besson's THE LADY Is Torn Between Family And Country In Second Trailer

As the release date approach near, Europacorp has unveiled a second trailer and two clips for Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic The Lady with Michelle Yeoh in the lead role that have audience at the AFI Fest 2011...

Michelle Yeoh is Aung San Suu Kyi in Full Trailer for THE LADY

  After a rousing debut at Toronto, a full trailer for Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic The Lady has just dropped. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as the Burmese democracy advocate with David Thewlis at her side as...

First trailer for Luc Besson's THE LADY sees Michelle Yeoh inspire a nation.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been a political figure and prisoner for most of her life. Educated at Oxford University in England, she returned to her motherland of Burma in 1988 to lead the pro-democracy movement against the country's military...

First Footage From THE LADY With Luc Besson Interview

CNN has posted a video interview with director Luc Besson talking about his latest film The Lady, a biopic drama based on pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.  The video contains a brief footage from the trailer followed by a...

LONDON BOULEVARD Review

For his directorial debut, the Oscar-winning writer of THE DEPARTED, William Monahan opts for another gangster tale, this time adapting Ken Bruen's cockney gangster novel LONDON BOULEVARD. The story centres around Mitchell (Colin Farrell), a newly released convict looking...

First Images Of Michelle Yeoh In Luc Besson's THE LADY

The Lady is not the sort of film that we've come to expect from Luc Besson. No, for his latest directorial effort France's leading producer of high octane action films is going the dramatic route. He's cast Michelle Yeoh and...