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Hitting theaters during the upcoming awards season on November 22 is Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’S Game.
It was announced today the movie will screen at the 2017 Toronto International Festival.
Molly’S Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.
Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned »
- Michelle Hannett
The very first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming true story Molly’s Game has been released online. The superb cast includes Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera, Joe Keery, Rachel Skarsten, Graham Greene and Brian d’Arcy James.
The film, which is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Molly’s Game will be released in the United States and Canada on November 22nd. It will hit the UK on December 26th. »
- Paul Heath
After a short tease posted by none other than star Jessica Chastain herself on Twitter yesterday, we now have the Trailer for Molly’s Game. This drama marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The pairing of these two seemed like it would create real sparks, and judging by this Trailer, that is certainly the case. You’ll be able to check it out at the bottom of this piece (you must know the drill by now), but before that, we need to discuss the film a bit. This could be a real big Oscar player when all is said and done in 2017… The movie is an adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir. It’s described thusly: “The true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and unbeknownst to her, »
- Joey Magidson
Jessica Chastain is on top of the world for awhile in the first trailer for “Molly's Game,” which portrays her as the operator of a high-stakes underground poker game before she arrested in the middle of the night by FBI agents.
Molly, a former world-class skier, is shown struggling as a waitress in Los Angeles before her sleazy boss (Jeremy Strong) selects her to run a secret weekly poker game at the Cobra Lounge with famous actors and Wall Street titans showing up. The location becomes enormously successful.
“They were going all in all the time,” she notes.
- Dave McNary
Chicago – Writer/Director Taylor Sheridan is a deep thinker regarding humanity in these United States. In the third film of his “American Frontier Trilogy” – after “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water” – he goes to the Wyoming Native American reservation, for a unwieldy story titled “Wind River.”
“Wind River” is definitely the weakest of the trilogy, suffering from a meandering uncertainty as to what it wanted to be. Did it want to be a cop procedural? It got off track from the main case several times, confusing the issue. Did it want to be a morality tale? Jeremy Renner, as the local authority, kept making emotional and poignant speeches that went nowhere. Finally, did it want to be an American frontier story, as the trilogy is so named? It certainly went to one of the last frontiers in the rough reservation lands of Wyoming, and the cinematography was properly breathtaking, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new crime mystery film “Wind River” starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen!
“Wind River,” which opens on Aug. 11, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Jon Bernthal, Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones, Gil Birmingham, Eric Lange, Graham Greene and Teo Briones from writer and director Taylor Sheridan. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In short order, Taylor Sheridan has become one of the most exciting screenwriters in the business. The one two punch of Sicario and especially Hell or High Water is really just tremendous. Now, he also is a full on filmmaker as well, directing his latest script. The film is Wind River, which debuted to strong reviews at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. It hits theaters this weekend and is really top notch. It’s among the best things so far this year. Sheridan is for real folks. He’s a star and a future top tier A-list storyteller in Hollywood. The movie is a crime thriller/procedural, though as with all of Sheridan’s works, it’s about much more than initially meets the eye. For this one, the story centers on the investigation of a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation which gives the film its namesake. »
- Joey Magidson
It's always exciting when a talented screenwriter proves he has what it takes to be a full-on filmmaker. Such is the case with Taylor Sheridan, whose scripts for Sicario and Hell or High Water are models of what livewire, literate thrillers should be. Wind River is no exception. Set on a Native American reservation in Wyoming, Sheridan's directorial debut begins with the disturbing sight of a young girl, afraid for her life and running barefoot in the snow. She's later identified as Natalie (Kelsey Asbille), an 18-year-old whose body is found frozen in the snow. »
The release will be timed to lead up to November’s Native American Heritage Month, the annual celebration of indigenous culture and heritage.
The production company on “Te Ata” is Chickasaw Nations Productions. Paul Sirmons is the producer. Nathan Frankowski (“To Write Love on Her Arms”) directed from a script by Jeannie Barbour and Esther Luttrell, which is set primarily in the early 20th century and tells the story of Mary Frances Thompson, a young Chickasaw woman born in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), better known as “Te Ata,” which means “bearer of the morning.”
She was an actress, dancer, model, and »
- Dave McNary
Based on a short story by Graham Greene, this 1942 “what-if?” war film from the venerable Ealing Studios tells the story of a small British village overrun by invading German soldiers whose inhabitants strike back and violently murder their oppressors.The cast is equally venerable including Leslie Banks, Mervyn Johns and Basil Sydney. The director was Alberto Cavalcanti, who headlined that quintessential horror film omnibus, Dead of Night. Barely released in the Us due to its strong content, it is fairly bracing to watch even today. The original trailer is Mia so we’re using the home video release trailer. »
- TFH Team
"This isn't the land of backup, Jane, this is the land of 'you're on your own.'" The Weinstein Company has debuted a second trailer for the indie thriller Wind River, the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (of Sicario and Hell or High Water previously). This film is a "snow-noir" thriller about a murder mystery set in the snowy mountains of Wyoming, mostly around an Indian Reservation where the locals clash with the government authorities. Jeremy Renner stars, with Elizabeth Olsen as a FBI agent sent to investigate. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Martin Sensmeier, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, Graham Greene, and Gil Birmingham. This excellent film has been playing at film festivals all over the world, from Sundance to Cannes to Sydney to Seattle (here's my review). I saw it for a second time at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and it's still as good as it was the first time around. »
- Alex Billington
Over the weekend, Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut Wind River took an Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Just a few days earlier, a First Trailer debuted for the flick. For fans of Sheridan as a writer, this represents a whole new ballgame. Already highly acclaimed for penning Sicario as well as the Oscar nominated script for Hell or High Water, he’s now a fully fledged filmmaker. After getting some strong notices at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie went on to Cannes and killed it there as well. Now, it get set to roll out at the end of the summer. You’ll be able to see the Trailer shortly, but first, as always, some discussion! The film is a crime thriller, though as with all of Sheridan’s works, it’s more than initially meets the eye. Here, the story centers on the investigation »
- Joey Magidson
The fifth edition of the Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean franchise easily topped the Aussie box office last weekend although the debut was well below the previous installment.
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and shot in Queensland after an injection of $21.6 million in funding from the federal government plus state government incentives, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales captured $5.9 million on 292 locations, according to ComScore.
That.s 41 per cent below the $9.9 million debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011. The latter finished up earning $27.2 million, which may be out of reach of the new film.
Pirates 5 scored an estimated $US77 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday in the Us and $208 million internationally for a global total of $285 million, so the studio may be hard-pressed to recoup the reported $230 million budget. »
- Don Groves
Now Sheridan is flexing his directing muscle but moving pretty far from the rather terrible horror movie he made nearly a decade ago and staying more in line with his recent fascination with crime thrillers: Wind River.
The Sundance and Cannes selected title is written and directed by Sheridan and stars Jeremy Renner as a game tracker who finds the body of a teenage girl on a Native Reservation in the far north. Elizabeth Olsen plays Jane Banner, an FBI agent sent in to investigate the homicide which appears to affect everyone in town. The movie also co-stars Graham Greene [Continued ...] »
"You're looking for clues, but you're missing all the signs." The Weinstein Company has unveiled an official trailer for the indie thriller Wind River, the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (of Sicario and Hell or High Water previously). This film is a "snow-noir" thriller about a murder mystery set in the snowy mountains of Wyoming, mostly around an Indian Reservation where the locals clash with the government authorities. Jeremy Renner stars, with Elizabeth Olsen as a FBI agent sent to investigate. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Martin Sensmeier, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, Graham Greene, and Gil Birmingham. I first saw this at the Sundance Film Festival and loved it - saying in my review that "Sheridan is as talented of a director as he is a screenwriter." It's also showing at the Cannes Film Festival. Here's the first official trailer (+ fan poster) for Taylor Sheridan's Wind River, »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer has dropped for the upcoming thriller “Wind River,” which stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. The film is written and directed by “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water” scribe Taylor Sheridan, marking his second directorial effort following his 2011 horror film, “Vile.”
Set in the remote Wind River Indian Reservation in the state of Wyoming, “Wind River” centers on the killing of a young woman. When FBI agent Jane Banner (Warren) is called upon to investigate the murder, she must enlist the help of the town’s veteran game tracker Cory Lambert (Renner), who found the dead body, in order to solve the case. The cast also includes Jon Bernthal (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Eric Lange (“Narcos”), Kelsey Asbille (“The Amazing Spider-Man”), Graham Greene (“The Green Mile”), and Julia Jones »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Wind River, 2017.
Directed by Taylor Sheridan.
The discovery of the bloody corpse of a Native American teen in the frozen Wyoming wilderness prompts a government animal tracker and an FBI agent to join forces to solve the case.
Jeremy Renner plays Cory Lambert, a Wyoming state employed wildlife tracker, who is called to the remote Wind River Indian Reservation to kill a predatory mammal. Although respected for his skills, Cory has a strained relationship with the community as he was married to a woman from the ‘rez’ and fathered two children with her – a young son and a deceased daughter.
During his trek into the snowy mountains, Cory spots the body of a teenage girl. »
- Sara Hemrajani
As directorial debuts go, Amber Tamblyn’s “Paint It Black” is kind of a mess, but then, so are its characters, which makes the film’s raw, off-kilter style somehow right for the material, which began as a Janet Fitch novel. Fitch, whose “White Oleander” offered four talented blondes a chance to act their guts out 15 years ago, finds beauty in white trash, the way a bric-a-brac artist might transform old junk into something delightful. That’s how “Paint It Black” reads as well — unapologetically coarse at times, but gleaming with insights — and Tamblyn has tried, to the best of her ability, to achieve the same effect on screen.
In “White Oleander,” a teenager’s life was set adrift after her mom went to prison for murdering her boyfriend. Likewise, a dead man sets the plot of “Paint It Black” in motion, only this time, the corpse in question offed himself, »
- Peter Debruge
If you haven’t seen the movie Maverick then I highly recommend that you do. It’s a very underrated comedy starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster loosely based on a TV show that Garner starred in of the same name. Looking back on the film there are a ton of hilarious lines as well as actors with parts in the film that were memorable. James Coburn was awesome in this film, as was Alfred Molina and Graham Greene. But perhaps the best appearance in the film was a short cameo by none other than Danny Glover. Moviephone best described
- Nat Berman
Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.
Blu-ray + DVD
Arrow Video USA
2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95
Cinematography: Steven Poster
Production Design: Alexander Hammond
Original Music: Michael Andrews
Written and Directed by Richard Kelly
When high school kids get into creative writing »
- Glenn Erickson
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