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New Films By John Boorman, Frederick Wiseman, Bruno Dumont & More Set For Cannes Directors' Fortnight

22 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Cannes Film Festival lineup now has been revealed, the Cannes Critics' Week unfurled their slate and today, the Cannes Directors' Fortnight has lifted the curtain on what they'll be presenting in the south of France next month. And as per usual, it's a mix of arthouse names, established veterans and rising newcomers. The biggest title in the mix is "Queen And Country," the first feature film in eight years from director John Boorman. It's a sequel to his autobiographical 1987 film "Hope & Glory" (which earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director), and follows the now 18 year-old Bill Rowan (played by Caleb Landry Jones), who is sent to fight against the Chinese in the Korean war. David Thewlis, Tamsin Egerton, and Richard E. Grant co-star. Meanwhile, Frederick Wiseman has completed yet another documentary, "The National Gallery," about the museum in London. And Bruno Dumont, usually known for his slow moving, »

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Boorman returns to the Cannes fray

22 April 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

French director Celine Sciamma will open Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Girlhood.

At least three directors who had been expected to find a berth in the Cannes Film Festival’s main Competition have turned up in the selection for the Directors’ Fornight unveiled today (22 April).

John Boorman, a Riviera regular and a two-time winner of the best director award in the main section, will see his latest, Queen And Country premiered, a sequel to his Oscar-nominated and also autobiographical Hope And Glory. This time he deals with his harsh National Service in the early Fifties. The cast includes Tamsin Egerton, David Thewlis, Richard E. Grant, Caleb Landry Jones.

Bruno Dumont, also a Cannes Competition habitué, renowned for his dark and hard hitting dramas, promises to lighten up with Little Quinquin (P’tit Quinquin), described as a slapstick comedy about a series of bizarre crimes on the outskirts of a small Channel town and featuring Alane Delhaye, »

- Richard Mowe

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Cannes: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Cold in July’ Set to Screen at Directors’ Fortnight

22 April 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at Cannes.

Selected by delegate general Edouard Waintrop in his third year at the helm, the Fortnight, a long-running parallel program to the official selection, will also fly the U.S. flag with the world premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “National Gallery,” a portrait of the London museum’s day-to-day operations, and a special screening of Tobe Hooper’s original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” in a newly restored version.

As the winner of both the grand jury prize and the audience award in Sundance’s U.S. dramatic competition (where it was snapped up by Sony Classics), “Whiplash” had been widely expected to receive the Un Certain Regard berth typically reserved »

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Sundance hits 'Whiplash' and 'Cold in July' chosen for Cannes Directors' Fortnight

22 April 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection was unveiled last week, many were surprised not to see one carry-over from the Sundance fest in the Un Certain Regard section -- in recent years, it's been something of a tradition for a Park City sensation (often the Grand Jury Prize winner) to compete again there, with the likes of "Precious" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" getting a second surge of festival buzz on the Croisette. This year, Thierry Fremaux's team clearly thought nothing from Sundance 2014 was suitable, but the Directors' Fortnight sidebar has made up for it, including both Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July" in a name-heavy lineup. Starring Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer, "Whiplash" won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the Us Dramatic section at Sundance, while Mickle's uproarious retro genre mash-up -- starring Michael C. Hall »

- Guy Lodge

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I Can't Get Excited for This Just Yet

18 April 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I honestly think Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood is the only film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that I've seen. I haven't seen Orson Welles' version, nor Roman Polanski's, but I'll surely check out Justin Kurzel's new adaptation once it arrives, and I have to suspect it will have its first official peek out in September in either Toronto or Venice. Today a couple of first look pictures from the film, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and "Lady M" have arrived courtesy of The Daily Mail's set visit report. My only concern is the language. Shakespeare's verse remains in the film, though it has apparently been "edited" according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, quoting Fassbender who says, "There's a vibrancy and intelligence to the script." It's always tough to get the tone of a film right when it comes to Shakespeare's »

- Brad Brevet

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Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Prepare For Murder In First Images from Macbeth

18 April 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth has seen several terrific big-screen versions, tackled by directors as esteemed as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa. The tale of murder and paranoia, featuring one of the most maniacal female villains in all of literature (Lady Macbeth), is a work that continues to inspire and influence storytelling to this day. In fact, many culture commentators have noted that the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood on House of Cards has shades of the power-hungry, conniving characters from Shakespeare’s classic.

Now, a new film adaptation of the beloved tragedy is set to hit theatres either later this year or early in 2015, with Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The first photos of the adaptation have arrived online today (you can find them above and below) and they indicate just how dark and depraved director Justin Kerzel (Snowtown) is going with the already macabre material. »

- Jordan Adler

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First look at Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Macbeth

18 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first two images of Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) adaptation of the William Shakespeare tale…

Macbeth is currently without a release date, but expect the film to roll in late this year, just in time for awards season. Also featuring in the cast are Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), and Paddy Considine (The Double).

The post First look at Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Macbeth appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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First Look at 'Macbeth' with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

18 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are featured in the first photos from the new William Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth. Michael Fassbender stars as the title character, a Scottish Lord who will do anything to become king, with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady MacBeth. This adaptation from director Justin Kurzel will retain the play's 11th Century setting and original dialogue. Take a look at the first photos, then read on for more details from Michael Fassbender.

During The Daily Mail's visit to the set, Michael Fassbender revealed that his title character is actually suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, an idea which director Justin Kurzel gave him.

"He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it »

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First Images from MacBeth Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

18 April 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filming on Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is currently underway, and the first two images have been released.  The adaptation of Shakespeare's play stars Michael Fassbender as the titular Scottish king with Marion Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth.  In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fassbender says all the cast speaks with Scottish accents except for Cotillard.  "We felt it would be unreasonable for her to put on a Scottish accent," says Fassbender.  "It would not be unreasonable to presume that her character spent time in the French court."  I'm willing to allow for that assumption when there's a great actress like Cotillard in such a juicy role. Hit the jump to check out the Macbeth images and to learn more about Kurzel and Fassbender's take on the material.  The film also stars Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth DebickiMacbeth opens in the U.K. in early »

- Matt Goldberg

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Focus Features To Release Working Title’s Theory Of Everything

10 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsTheory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »

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Focus sets Hawking drama for Nov

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Focus Features books awards slot for Theory

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking biopic chases Oscar with a November release

10 April 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back in June last year, we mentioned the theoretical likelihood of awards attention for "Theory of Everything," James Marsh-directed biopic starring Eddie Redmayne as motor neuron disease-affllicted physicist Stephen Hawking. Now, with the news that Focus Features will be releasing the British production, and has selected a November 7 release date, that looks even likelier. Focus, of course, had a major Oscar hit last year with "Dallas Buyers Club," the scrappy, heartfelt indie that quietly chugged its way to six Oscar nominations and three wins, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. It was widely thought that the film represented a kind of last hurrah for the studio's prestige era, following the displacement of James Schamus as CEO and the announcement of a more mainstream-driven ethos. Clearly, however, the success of "Dallas" kept them gold-hungry, since "Theory of Everything" is very much the sort of high-end project Focus might have steered under Schamus's command. »

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Theory of Everything given release date

10 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Working Title’s romantic drama Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been given a Nov. 7 exclusive engagements domestic release date by Focus Features, CEO Peter Schlessel announced today. Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the film, which explores the excitement of the 1960s for Hawking as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of his brilliant life’s work, Hawking falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde and their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs. The film is inspired by Wilde’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen with the screenplay written by Anthony McCarten, who is the producer on the film with Lisa Bruce (producer of Working Title’s Mary and Martha) and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Redmayne (Les Misérables) will play opposite Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) in the lead roles. »

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Stephen Hawking Romance ‘Theory of Everything’ Gets Release Date

10 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Theory of Everything,” a romantic drama about Stephen Hawking, will open in limited release in the U.S. on Nov. 7, Focus Features said Thursday. James Marsh (“Man on a Wire”) directs the drama about the famed physicist as a young man, who will be played by Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables), and his relationship with art student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The movie is based on Wilde's memoir, “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.” Emily Watson and David Thewlis co-star. Also read: Icelandic Road Trip Comedy ‘Land Ho!’ Gets Release Date The date puts it in the heart of awards season, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘Theory of Everything’ Set for Nov. 7 Launch

10 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has set the Stephen Hawking biopic, “Theory of Everything,” for an awards-season U.S. release date of Nov. 7.

The romantic drama, directed by James Marsh (“Man on Wire”), stars Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist opposite Felicity Jones, who plays art student Jane Wilde.

The film portrays their relationship, which led Hawking through personal and scientific challenges as well as breakthroughs. Wilde’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” served as inspiration for the film.

Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay, Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. The cast includes Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

Focus will expand the run on Nov. 14 and 21.

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- Dave McNary

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Cannes Wishlist: 15 Movies Our Critics Hope to See at This Year’s Festival

2 April 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Although films like Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” look like Cannes shoo-ins, the festival’s 2014 lineup is still very much a work in progress. That hasn’t stopped Variety’s top film critics from naming what they’d like to see included when the official selection is announced April 17.

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Inherent Vice,” Paul Thomas Anderson

When people talk of ambition in Hollywood, they usually mean big budgets and visual effects, but what impresses me about Anderson is his ability to render cinematic the most challenging of subjects — from Scientology to, in this case, a Thomas Pynchon novel.

“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Roy Andersson

It takes the Swedish master so long to make his meticulously composed absurdist satires that there have only been two in my lifetime: “Songs From the Second Floor” and “You, the Living. »

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‘The Zero Theorem’ Review

17 March 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rupert Friend | Written by Pat Rushin | Directed by Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam may be a national treasure but that doesn’t preclude him from making films which can at times sink a little too much into his fertile imagination at the expense of being particularly absorbing. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was a late 1980’s financial disaster which found him being given a lot of toys to play with but not being able to make a film which really connected with the heart or head and his last effort The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus is a film which seems to get by almost on the good will of the viewer alone. He is a man to be admired certainly, any man who makes Brazil must be, but he is also one prone to palpable flaws. »

- Ian Loring

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The Rocket, Under The Skin, The Zero Theorem: this week's new films

14 March 2014 11:50 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Rocket | Under The Skin | The Zero Theorem | Suzanne | Veronica Mars | Need For Speed | Plot For Peace

The Rocket (12A)

(Kim Mordaunt, 2013, Aus/Thai/Laos) Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam, Bunsri Yindi. 96 mins

Children are often the best ambassadors for world cinema and so it proves here, in a Laos-set tale that's sympathetic but never condescending. The story centres on a displaced boy burdened by a perceived "curse". But it's told with documentary-like conviction and distinctly local details, from James Brown-worshipping war vets to the unexploded ordnance littering the landscape.

Under The Skin (15)

(Jonathan Glazer, 2013, UK) Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan. Krystof Hádek. 108 mins

Glazer's delectably mystifying sci-fi makes Glasgow look like another planet – as seen through the eyes of Johansson's alien seductress, on the prowl for unsuspecting males. It sounds like a highbrow Species, but the imagery and sustained strangeness put it in a realm of its own.

The Zero Theorem (15)

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- Steve Rose

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Terry Gilliam explains Billy Bob Thornton exit from The Zero Theorem

14 March 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Terry Gilliam, director of The Zero Theorem, has revealed that Billy Bob Thornton was unable to commit to the lead role in the film because he "has a fear of old things".

Thornton was set to play Qohen Leth, an introverted computer genius who has been tasked with creating a scientific formula to determine the meaning of life.

Shooting for the movie was scheduled to begin in 2009 in London. However, Thornton's phobia - which includes furniture, old planes and even elderly people - was so extreme that he was unable to be around the architecture of London as it was too old.

"I'm astonished, I just don't get it," Gilliam told the Empire podcast. "These are the things you learn when you start casting people you admire - that they're more complicated."

Christoph Waltz replaced Thornton after meeting Gilliam at an awards ceremony.

Gilliam recalled: "Christoph was across a crowded »

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