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Sitges 2017 Review: WIND RIVER, a Tale of Vengeance in the Snow

Maybe to some of you the name of Taylor Sheridan won't ring a bell. But if I tell you that he's the man behind the scripts for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario and David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water, then it's more...

Review: I SAW THE LIGHT, Cheatin', Drinkin', And Singin'

Twangin' Tom Hiddleston lights up the screen whenever he sings as country music legend Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, which plays like a dramatization of a Wikipedia entry. A sense of doom hangs over the picture,...

Review: GODZILLA Is King Of The Monsters Once More

British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.2014 marks the 60th...

GODZILLA Trailer Presents A Monstrous Nightmare

The first trailer for Gareth Edwards' version of Godzilla makes a very strong case that it won't be another cookie-cutter blockbuster. Edwards' first film, Monsters, struck me as "languid and dreamy," fulfilling his wish "to begin where every other monster...

Review: Spike Lee's OLDBOY, A Failed Attempt At Something New

The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it. Know that this isn't a particularly good film, let alone a capable...

OLDBOY: Screenwriter And Producer Mark Protosevich Talks Blasphemy, Honor, And Respect

Controversy has followed the US remake of the classic Korean psychodrama, Oldboy, since its proposal years ago. I had a few words with screenwriter/co-producer Mark Protosevich, who has been along for the film's entire ride from Will Smith and Steven...

Interview: Spike Lee On OLDBOY - Don't Call It A Remake

Don't call it a remake: writer, director, online provocateur, and recent Kickstarter entrepreneur asks that audiences consider his Oldboy a "reinterpratation" of the source material. "John Coltrane did not perform the same song that Julie Andrews sang in The Sound...

Spike Lee's OLDBOY: Get In Shape With Josh Brolin In This New Featurette

It just dawned on me that Spike Lee's version of Oldboy is set for release in the United States on November 27th, a day before Thanksgiving. Which I find to be kind of hilarious. And so I will say this...

Review: KILL YOUR DARLINGS Presents A Woefully Clumsy And Shallow Hagiography Of The Beat Generation

Seldom, if ever, has a film taken such potent source material as does John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings and proven itself so completely and utterly clueless as to what to do with it. Krokidas here tackles the rise of the...

Elizabeth Olsen Should Never Read Josh Brolin's Letters! It's A New OLDBOY Clip

No matter how you feel about Spike Lee "reinterpreting" Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (me, I'm neutral as I'm merely so-so on the original) one must admit that Film District's marketing machine has been pumping out some decidedly intriguing material over the...

They Are Preparing For Your Stay In New OLDBOY Teaser.

It is with much fear and trepidation that we approach Spike Lee's Oldboy on November 27th. Considering how much we revere the original film it is going to be a hard sell. But then along comes a teaser like this....

TIFF 2013 Review: KILL YOUR DARLINGS Presents A Woefully Clumsy And Shallow Hagiography Of The Beat Generation

Seldom, if ever, has a film taken such potent source material as does John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings and proven itself so completely and utterly clueless as to what to do with it. Krokidas here tackles the rise of the...

First Bloody, Red-Band OLDBOY Trailer Picks Up The Hammer

Its very existence has already made Spike Lee's Oldboy arguably the most divisive movie of the year. Will the first trailer change anyone's mind? Note that this trailer is the red-band version (i.e., Not Safe For Work) ... and it...

First Poster For Spike Lee's OLDBOY Is Counting The Days

Spike Lee's remake of classic Korean thriller Oldboy hits US theaters October 11th and the first poster has freshly arrived via CinemaCon. OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is...

Spike Lee's OLDBOY Picked Up For U.S. Distribution

Whether we want it or not, Spike Lee's Oldboy will be coming to America. FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to begin shooting this month, with a cast led by Josh...

Samuel L Jackson Joins Spike Lee's OLDBOY

The obvious question now is: Will he read Josh Brolin bedtime stories?The LA Times broke word over the weekend that Spike Lee is calling in an old collaborator for a key role in his upcoming remake of Oldboy, with Samuel...

Sharlto Copley Offered OLDBOY Villain

Well, now, this is rather intriguing. The casting of Spike Lee's Oldboy remake has been no easy thing but with Josh Brolin long locked in as the lead and Elizabeth Olsen now on board as well the question turns -...

Blu-ray Review: The Enigma of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

My inner crank--the part of me that wants to write angry letters to the utility companies about the electric bill being too damned high, perhaps--is unable to concede that beyond its across-the-board fine performances and taut direction, Sean Durkin's Martha...

BREAKING: Elizabeth Olsen Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY

Outside of Josh Brolin the casting has not come particularly quick or easy for the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy. Brolin locked in as the lead quite early but the quest for a villain so far has involved names...

A Few Words With MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Director Sean Durkin

In celebration of the dvd/blu-ray release of Sean Durkin's feature directorial debut, the sombre yet stunning cult film Marthe Marcy May Marelene, he graciously popped by to have a brief chat. Let's be clear, Martha Marcy May Marlene is...