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Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Terry Gilliam's new film The Zero Theorem touches on a lot of his established aesthetic signposts while exploring new thematic ground with its questions about the universe and how we all wait for permission for the wrong things. The film stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation. Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star. I recently hopped on the phone with Gilliam to talk all things The Zero Theorem, his reaction to the film's philosophy as well his take on why people do what they do without thinking ahead. Be sure to check out the trailer and hit the jump for my Terry Gilliam interview. Collider: Watching this movie it became kind of clear to me that this Sisyphean sort of task that the protagonist has »
- Evan Dickson
Black Holes and Revelations: Gilliam’s Cluttered Dystopia a Mixed Return to Form
In what stands as his best film since 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, director Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem still isn’t quite the dystopic juggernaut one might have hoped for, though it does slightly resemble one of his most noted works, 1985’s Brazil. However, this isn’t quite that state of mind, though it does in fact revolve mightily around the state of its protagonist’s conflicted existence and his unrequited search for meaning in a world that instead contends there absolutely is none. Being treated to a demure theatrical release over a year after its premiere at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, it’s being handled as a boutique title, likely to wallow into the same nether regions as Gilliam’s last several titles, like the valiant exercise The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus »
- Nicholas Bell
From the opening minutes of The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne has you in his hands, expertly playing a young Stephen Hawking in the early 1960s, studying cosmology at Cambridge University. Then, just as soon as we meet Hawking, we're introduced to Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), the young woman that would become his first wife. Benefiting the film greatly, director James Marsh (Man on Wire) allows us some time with the couple before turning the focus to the dramatic revelation of Hawking's motor neurone disease and the two years he's told he has left to live. As we all know, Hawking has more than exceeded the two year timeline and, according to a Q&A that followed my screening of the film, Hawking shed a tear after seeing the movie, saying it's "broadly true". It would also seem he gave the film his blessing by loaning his voice, as »
- Brad Brevet
The intricate workings of a rare and remarkable mind are rendered in simple, accessible terms in “The Theory of Everything,”. Striving to pay equal tribute to Hawking’s first wife, Jane (on whose memoir the film is based), and her tireless devotion to him until their 25-year marriage ended in 1995, director James Marsh similarly attempts to find intimate, personal applications for Hawking’s grand cosmic inquiries, tracing the story of how the author of “A Brief History of Time” came to defy time itself. Still, what’s onscreen is less a cerebral experience than a stirring and bittersweet love story, inflected with tasteful good humor, that can’t help but recall earlier disability dramas like “My Left Foot” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Superb performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones should stand the Focus Features release in good critical and commercial stead when it bows Nov. 7 Stateside. »
- Justin Chang
With the Toronto International Film Festival now well underway, the reviews are starting to come in and we’re also getting more images from the official selections as well. Here’s what we’ve got coming at a glance: The Theory of Everything – (Directed by James Marsh) Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson. Before We Go - (Directed by Chris Evans) Starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve. Hit the jump to check out the new The Theory of Everything images as well as some behind-the-scenes shots from Before We Go. The Theory of Everything Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. »
- Perri Nemiroff
By Anjelica Oswald
The Toronto International Film Festival is known for showing some of the best films each year. Some of my personal favorite films have come out of Tiff, including Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
Trying to narrow down a list of films I am most excited to see from this year’s Tiff is a difficult process. After all, there are 393 films being shown. Based on plot summaries, entertaining trailers and actors I admire, I’ve managed to pick 10 films I am hoping to catch once they are publicly released.
The Judge // Tiff Premiere: Sept. 4
Dir. David Dobkin
The film follows Hank (Downey), a Chicago lawyer, who returns to his small, Indiana town in the wake of his mother’s death to find his estranged father (Duvall) accused of murder. »
- Anjelica Oswald
The full lineup for this year's BFI London Film Festival was announced this morning (September 3), and as ever comprised an impressive cross-section of the biggest hits from Sundance, Cannes and Venice, spread across the festival's main competition entries and themed strands.
Digital Spy runs down 14 of the movies you need to catch if you're in the Big Smoke for this year's festival.
Following strong reviews at its Telluride world premiere last weekend, this intelligently crafted biopic of pioneering codebreaker Alan Turing is one of the year's first surefire Oscar frontrunners, with Benedict Cumberbatch's lead performance singled out for particular praise.
Cumberbatch stars as the brilliant but socially awkward Turing, whose groundbreaking work in computer science and cryptanalysis proved crucial during World War II, before his homosexuality led to his prosecution and apparent suicide in the 1950s. Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode co-star, with Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) directing. »
Terry Gilliam wants to offend you, he wants to shock you, and above all, he wants to make you think. The Monty Python funnyman and notoriously Hollywood-hostile director aims to achieve all three of those things with his newest film, The Zero Theorem. In addition to talking up the sci-fi fantasy movie while attending Atlanta's DragonCon, Gilliam shared a personal story about his experience working with the late Robin Williams, talked about landing Christoph Waltz in the lead of his latest film, and even commented on the long-running success of the British comedy troupe. The Zero Theorem, which stars Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation, is now available on VOD and will enjoy a limited theatrical release on September 19th. Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star. Hit »
- Dave Trumbore
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
World-premiering next month at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in advance of its November release in the U.S and Canada, The Theory Of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″) in the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Jóhann Jóhannsson’s previous film credits include last year’s thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as the crime drama McCanick starring David Morse and Cory Monteith’s final appearance in a feature film.
In The Theory Of Everything, once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, »
- Michelle McCue
Main Street during The Telluride Film Festival
The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school, high school, hockey rink, library, the park in the middle of town and a masonic temple into theaters. Now in its 41st year,up until recently this hallowed Labor Day weekend event has long been a quiet fixture on the festival circuit. As most of the festival world knows, the escalating word of mouth about the quality of Telluride’s unofficial premieres caused the Toronto International Film Festival to issue an ultimatum to those hoping to land choice spots in the fall line-up: if you choose to screen at Telluride first, your film will be pushed back on Tiff’s slate. Realistically- Toronto has little to fear from Telluride besides buzz. »
- Lane Scarberry
Focus Features has released the first poster for The Theory of Everything, the upcoming biopic of Stephen Hawking starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) as the renowned physicist and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as his first wife Jane Wilde; take a look…
Based on Jane Wilde’s book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, The Theory of Everything is directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and also stars Emily Watson (War Horse), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), Maxine Peake (Silk) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad). The film is set to open in the States on November 7th and will arrive here in the UK on January 2nd 2015. Watch the trailer here.
The post First poster for The Theory of Everything appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
It's Friday and on today's episode we have reviews of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and If I Stay, plus stories from our Sin City screening, Brad reads the last, embarrassing paragraph from his 2005 Sin City review, we answer a lot of your questions, play two voice mails, play some games and talk about a lot of random stuff. We hope you enjoy... If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative »
- Brad Brevet
If you watch the trailer for The Theory Of Everything and feel nothing, watch it again you crazy heartless mad person.
To add to the slow-paced marketing for this title, which is the right way to do it, we’ve got a new poster that flips proceedings on their side and reflects the changes in circumstances to come. The Stephen Hawking biopic is directed by Man On Wire’s James Marsh and based on the memoir by Jane Hawking ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen‘.
Starring Eddie Redmayne as the young astrophysicist and genius, it follows his love for Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) at Cambridge and charters their beginnings, alongside the huge, earth-shattering diagnosis of motor neuron disease at 21 years-old. This extraordinary story looks like one set to pluck at the heartstrings but also feel so very real. I can’t wait for it, check out the poster below: »
- Dan Bullock
On behalf of Focus Features, we are proud to share with you the official one-sheet poster for The Theory of Everything. The official 2014 Toronto International Film Festival selection starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones makes it world premiere on Sunday, September 7th, opening in select cities starting Friday, November 7th. Take a look at the one-sheet below for this biopic that explores the lives of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Hawking.
World-premiering next month at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in advance of its November release in the U.S and Canada, The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) in the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. »
Focus has revealed the poster for James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, the pic centers on the relationship between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (Rdmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) as the two first meet at Cambridge University in the 1960s all inspired by Jane's memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen". Emily Watson and David Thewlis co-star. After its world premiere, Theory of Everything will open in theaters on limited basis beginning on November 7. sb id="971415" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
One of the oddest tales this writer has ever reported on involves 1996’s box-office bomb The Island of Dr. Moreau, the third big-screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel about a scientist who tries to turn animals into people. The movie was a passion project of director Richard Stanley who had made a splash with his debut movie, the sci-fi action film Hardware, and who assembled a remarkable cast for his Moreau, which included Val Kilmer, Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, and Ron Perlman. After just a few days of principal photography, he was fired from the film and ultimately »
- Clark Collis
I finally got a chance to see Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem and was mightily impressed by its ability to conjure some of the magic of Gilliam classics like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys (albeit in a far warmer, less brutal manner than the latter film). So I'm really glad we're debuting these character posters that don't just showcase the performers in the film, but the philosophies of the people they are playing. The movie is all about ideas, a philosophical dialogue. And these get at that. The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star. The film hits iTunes today, August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th. Be sure to check out the trailer and »
- Evan Dickson
It’s been quite a while since that first trailer for Michael Cuesta’s Kill the Messenger dropped, but with the summer season coming to a close, Focus Features opted to unveil some brand new stills from select films on their fall lineup. We’ve got five new Kill the Messenger images and then two from James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything to go along with them. Hit the jump to check them all out. Killer the Messenger stars Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt and Michael Sheen, and will get a limited release on October 12th and hit additional cities thereafter. The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson and David Thewlis, and will arrive in select theaters beginning November 7th. Here’s the official synopsis for Kill the Messenger: Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner »
- Perri Nemiroff
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