8 items from 2017
Sony Pictures Classics has released a new poster and trailer for the upcoming drama Norman. Written and directed by Joseph Cedar, the film sees Richard Gere leading an all-star cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Josh Charles, Michael Sheen, Lior Ashkenazi, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, and Hank Azaria; take a look below…
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, »
- Amie Cranswick
Following premieres at Telluride then Tiff, a new trailer has landed for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, a rather vivid explanation of the proceedings. Penned and directed by Footnote helmer Joseph Cedar, the Sony Classics release stars Richard Gere as the titular fixer, centering on… well, I mean, it’s all in the title.
Specifically, the story finds Norman after he befriends a politician at a lowpoint in his life, then the decision comes back to haunt him three years later when that man becomes a world leader. With a packed cast including Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Steve Buscemi, Norman could be a darkly comedic thriller with some bite. See the trailer below, along with a new poster.
- Mike Mazzanti
The new film by Academy Award nominated director Joseph Cedar (Footnote) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive: a need to matter.
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha »
- Melissa Thompson
"Why do I get the feeling that nothing you tell me is real?" Sony Classics has debuted the full theatrical trailer for the film titled Norman, in full it's Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer. This is the latest from Footnote director Joseph Cedar and stars Richard Gere as a "fixer" in New York City trying to help out other wealthy businessman/politicians. He gets mixed up in something a little over his head, and has trouble figuring out how to land on his feet. The cast includes Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen, and Dan Stevens. This is a funky, odd, and somewhat depressing film but some folks will find it worthwhile entertainment. Take a look. Here's the full theatrical trailer (+ new poster) for Joseph Cedar's Norman, direct from YouTube: You can still watch the teaser trailer for Joseph Cedar's Norman here, »
- Alex Billington
The very first images from the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo‘s best-selling novel The Snowman have been released online. The film stars Michael Fassbender as the film’s lead protagonist Harry Hole, who, after finding a pink scarf on a snowman, searches for a missing woman.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy in the UK, Fassbender had the following to say abot the film.
“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure,” he said. “I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. He’s an absolutely great filmmaker. And I think it’s going to be scary, and I think it’s going to be edge-of-the-seat stuff.”
“I like it because Harry Hole’s a very flawed »
- Paul Heath
It’s been over half-a-decade since we last saw the work of Tomas Alfredson on screen — his stellar follow-up to Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — but he’s finally returning in 2017 with one of our most-anticipated films of the year. His latest feature is The Snowman, an adaptation of Jo Nesbø‘s novel, which also stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and follows Fassbender as detective Harry Hole who, upon finding a pink scarf on a snowman, searches for the missing woman.
“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure. I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. He’s an absolutely great filmmaker. And I think it’s going to be scary, and I think it’s going to be edge-of-the-seat stuff. I like it because Harry Hole’s a very flawed genius in his department of work. »
- Jordan Raup
In the live-action shorts category, the contenders are often not American.
This is the sixth nomination for Magnusson in the Live-Action Short category, which he has won twice. The first he shared in 1999 with “Brothers” screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen, for “Election Night.” The second he won more recently for “Helium” in 2013, directed by Anders Walter, who will helm the forthcoming “I Kill Giants,” an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots. Clearly, Magnusson knows how to pick directors.
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- Jude Dry
“Step Brothers” is an all-time favorite among comedy lovers, and that apparently includes lauded French actress Marion Cotillard, who says she has watched the 2008 film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly over and over again. Each time, she says, the ending makes her shed some tears.
“It might sound weird, but I always cry at the end of ‘Step Brothers.’ I’ve seen the movie ten times, and it still touches me at the end, when Will Ferrell sings. You don’t expect to cry watching that type of comedy, but I always do,” the “Assassin’s Creed” actress told “W Magazine,” which features her in its annual “Best Performances of the Year” issue.
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In all fairness to Cotillard, besides making us laugh, this film — about two adult men squabbling over living with their parents »
- Yoselin Acevedo
8 items from 2017
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