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Review: GUEST OF HONOUR, Story of Guilt, Childhood Trauma and Vengeance

David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira and Luke Wilson star in the latest drama by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Friday One Sheet: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

First off, it is simply exciting that we will be getting a new Charlie Kaufman film. Each one is a celebration, with him as the writer, or, for the past decade, as the writer and director. He returns to the...

Review: In GUEST OF HONOUR, Sins of the Father Aren't What They Seem

David Thewlis stars in a comeback of sorts for writer and director Atom Egoyan.

Coming Soon: GUEST OF HONOUR, From Atom Egoyan, Watch Trailer Now

Love them or hate them, Atom Egoyan consistently makes films that burrow under the skin and display his distinctive vision. The auteur's latest, Guest of Honour, debuted at the Venice and Toronto film festivals last fall, and is now heading...

BARKSKINS Trailer: You Will Have to Answer For This

David Thewlis appears early in the trailer for Barkskins, and it was his appearance in period wilderness costume that made me stop and watch. Elijah Wood and Marcia Gay Harden, two actors I admire greatly and always enjoy watching, then...

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...

The Many Faces Of Tom Noonan

One of the creepier aspects of Anomalisa is how all people in the world (bar the two leads) speak with the same voice. That voice belongs to Tom Noonan, who is a scriptwriter and director, but also a formidable character...

The Many Faces Of Jennifer Jason Leigh

In the past few weeks, more and more people have been seeing Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, either by way of his 70mm roadshow screenings or otherwise. Reviews have been mixed (though our Jim Tudor loved it) but everyone agrees...

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 AmenĂ¡bar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar 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...