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Director’s latest feature Remember to screen at Venice and Toronto.
The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 14-22) is to pay tribute to Canadian director Atom Egoyan, who will receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his contribution to film.
The festival will screen three of his films: Exotica (1994), set in and around a fictional strip club; Cannes award-winner The Sweet Hereafter (1997); and Ararat (2002), a drama about the Armenian genocide.
Egoyan, who was born to Armenian parents in Egypt but moved to Canada aged two, has directed more than a dozen features, several TV projects, and shorts.
Following critical acclaim and accolades for Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat, his films of the past decade have included crime drama Where The Truth Lies, starring Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon; true crime drama Devil’s Knot, again with Firth and Reese Witherspoon; and thriller The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Egoyan’s latest feature, Remember, starring »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Sicario" crime thriller, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and Jon Bernthal. Check it out below. Plot: In Mexico, sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the Us and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. The new movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It's set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
We first got a look at Sicario back at Cannes and a first trailer from a month back, but now Denis Villeneuve’s film was added as a special presentation to the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s North American debut. The film will screen at Tiff ahead of its September 18 opening. Sicario stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro in a thriller set across the Mexican border surrounding the FBI and drug cartels. Watch the new trailer below:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
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- Brian Welk
It got a good reception at Cannes and now Sicario is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff to its friends). Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro star in Denis Villeneuve's cartel crime thriller, and here's a new Tiff trailer to let us know what we're in for.Sicario – which means “hitman” in Mexico – is set on the lawless border between the United States and its southern neighbour, where some of the most violent battles of the drug war are fought. Dropped into this near literal trial by fire is idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt), who has been recruited by shadowy elite government agent Matt (Josh Brolin). Heading across the border with an enigmatic “consultant” (Del Toro), Kate and her team start a journey that will have her questioning everything she knows about good and bad. She witnesses the many shades of grey that lie in between »
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve isn’t exactly new to the Toronto International Film Festival. Two of his most critically acclaimed films, the dark thrillers Prisoners and Enemy, both premiered at the fest, putting him on the map as one of Canada’s finest filmmakers.
This September, Villeneuve will be back at Tiff with his latest film, Sicario. Following an FBI agent who gets caught up in a dangerous drug war around the U.S./Mexico border, Sicario looks at the more morally complicated aspects of law enforcement.
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin star, along with Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Based on the new trailer, Sicario is looking like one of the most heart-poundingly intense movies of the festival, if not the entire year. Every one of Villeneuve’s movies had us on the edge of our seats, so we don’t expect Sicario will be an exception. »
- Amanda Wood
The lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival was announced this morning, and among the titles that will play the fest is Sicario, the new film from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve. On the heels of that announcement, Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the film, which you can check out at the bottom of the post. Sicario centers on the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, where idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant (Benicio del Toro) with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything she believes in order to survive. Set for a September 18 theatrical release, Villeneuve's narco-thriller bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in May to positive reviews. With two great English-language films, »
- Jordan Benesh
A new trailer has arrived online for director Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners, Enemy) upcoming action thriller Sicario which stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario is set for release on September 18th.
- Gary Collinson
"Every day across that border people are kidnapped, or killed." Lionsgate has debuted the second full-on trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario starring Emily Blunt and it is intense as all hell. This is the film, which already premiered at Cannes (read our review), starring Blunt as a young FBI agent working the drug cartels in Mexico. The first trailer was solid but this cranks things up and reminds us that there's no safety around any corner. The cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Victor Garber. This is still one of my most anticipated films to see this fall, can't wait to check it out. Here's the second trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, direct from YouTube (via The Playlist): Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, from a script by Taylor Sheridan, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as an In-Competition film. Official synopsis: »
- Alex Billington
Denis Villeneuve has delivered three white-knuckle classics in a row with the dramatic Incendies, hauntingly atmospheric Prisoners and enigmatic Enemy, and he’s preparing to unveil his biggest movie yet with drug cartel thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. With the pic newly set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival this September, the film has a fast and thrilling new trailer.
There’s not much by way of fresh footage, but the preview further cements Sicario as a dark and disturbing thriller exploring the morally murky aspects of law enforcement in a lawless land. As shot by Roger Deakins, it also looks atypically terrific for a gritty action-drama.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official »
- Isaac Feldberg
Read More: Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' is Very Well-Made, But to What End? After taking Cannes by storm in May and lining up a Special Presentations slot this morning at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, "Sicario" is gearing up for its September release with guns fully loaded and ready to fire. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, the action drama tackles the War on Drugs and hails from "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve. "Sicario" deals with an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) who crosses the border to aid in the escalating war against drugs. With help from an elite government task force official (Brolin) and a mysterious consultant from Mexico (del Toro), the agent must question everything she knows in order to survive the journey to catch a drug lord. "Sicario" opens September 18. Watch the trailer above. Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of. »
- Zack Sharf
Riding hot out of Cannes, with a Tiff berth all ready to go, Denis Villeneuve's "Sicario" is already an early fall highlight. And to build on this morning's buzz, a new trailer has dropped for the crime drama. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro are the leading trio of the film which takes audiences right into the heart of the drug war that's riding on the border between Mexican and United States. Here's the official synopsis: In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. Lensed by Roger Deakins, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Announced as part of the Toronto Film Festival line-up earlier this morning, a new trailer is already out for Denis Villeneuve's thriller "Sicario". Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro star in the film which explores the drug war riding on the border between Mexico and the United States. Roger Deakins served as cinematographer on the film which opens September 25th.
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, and Black Mass, a Seventies-era crime drama about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), are among the first crop of movies announced for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
The Martian — based on the bestseller by Andy Weir — will make its world premiere at Tiff. It stars Damon as an astronaut left to fend for himself on the red planet after being separated from his crew in their attempt to flee Mars amidst a storm. »
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
This Friday, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be released. It’s the fifth film in the iconic franchise, but sadly stands as only the third film of its director Christopher McQuarrie in 15 years since he got behind the camera. That’s a real shame, because Christopher McQuarrie is Hollywood’s best-kept secret when he really should be their pride and joy.
Christopher McQuarrie was so damn hot in the mid-90s. He wrote the script for the classic The Usual Suspects and came home with an Oscar. He ended up using that clout to get his feature-directing debut made with the criminally underrated The Way of the Gun, released in 2000. The film failed both critically and commercially – a domestic gross of $6 million, and a worldwide gross of only $13 million against a $21 million budget – and McQuarrie went from insider to outcast in Hollywood.
Fast forward eight years and McQuarrie had only »
- Dylan Griffin
Sundance award-winner to open festival; Dagur Kári’s Tribeca winner Virgin Mountain to close.
Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) is to open the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival on August 14.
Brazilian director Muylaert will be in attendance at Sarajevo’s impressive open air theatre for the screening of the film, in which the estranged daughter of a live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, breaking down unspoken class barriers that exist within the home.
The film debuted at Sundance in January where actors Regina Casé and Camila Márdila picked up the Special Jury Prize. It went on to win the Panorama Audience Award at Berlin in February and the jury prize for best screenplay at RiverRun.
Sarajevo has also announced that Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain (Fusi) will close the festival on August 22.
Kári will present the screening alongside lead actor Gunnar Jónsson, who plays a 43-year-old that still lives with his mother and whose monotonous »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
We’ve got some new concept art and leaked images from The Force Awakens, a possible new villain for Episode VIII and The King of Pop as the most annoying character in the saga in this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars…
Kicking things off with news from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and some new concept art found its way online which showed off a new character that we’ve not seen yet. The character goes by the name of Bullhead and is an X-Wing pilot, most likely from Jakku. The source of the images claimed that Bullhead would be not be a CGI character and would instead be a man in make-up, and those rumours were confirmed when this image of him on set leaked online…
…They may have shown a behind-the-scenes video at San Diego Comic-Con, but perhaps Disney and Lucasfilm can show »
- Luke Owen
The Important News Franchise Fever: The next Jurassic Park sequel is scheduled for 2018 with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning. Bryan Singer confirmed plans for an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover. Emojis will be at the center of the next big animated film franchise. Casting Net: Benicio Del Toro might be the main vilain in Star Wars Episode VIII. Michael Sheen joined the sci-fi film Passengers. The Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync will star in a zombie apocalypse movie. Amy Poehler will star in a basketball comedy. Russell Crowe and Brie Larson might join Kong: Skull Island. Remake Report: Disney hired a Game of Thrones writer for its live-action remake...
- Christopher Campbell
Leading this week's edition of 10 Stories You Might have missed: Benicio del Toro is eyed for a baddie role in a galaxy far, far away... Angelina Jolie may have a new gig lined up, and it may be at Netflix... Will Lebron James be the face of... "Space Jam 2?" Billy Bob Thornton signs on to his first TV role since "Fargo"... Prince reveals a new, socially-conscious lyric video... James Franco has a book project with Lana Del Rey, we guess... And more! »
- Katie Hasty
The 21st Sarajevo Film Festival's lifetime achievement equivalent will be awarded to Benicio Del Toro, who will present Fernando León de Aranoa’s "A Perfect Day." In this drama, which bowed at Cannes Directors' Fortnight, the Oscar winner plays a disenchanted aid worker in an armed conflict zone alongside Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko and Melanie Thierry. Accompanying the Honorary Heart prize, Del Toro will hold a master class at the festival for participants in its training program Talents Sarajevo, which offers a networking hub for emerging film professionals in the region. Read More: Sarajevo Film Fest Plucks Cannes Titles, Including Oscar Contender 'Son of Saul' (Trailer) Del Toro, who is in talks for a villain role in "Star Wars: Episode VIII," will be seen this Fall in another Cannes drama, Denis Villeneuve’s "Sicario" opposite Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, which is slated for a September 18th, 2015 release by Lionsgate in the U. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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