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9 items from 2017


Movie Review – Scribe (2016)

22 July 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scribe, 2016.

Directed by Thomas Kruithof.

Starring Francois Cluzet, Denis Polyades, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian and Alba Rohrwacher.

Synopsis:

A burn-out leaves Duval (Francois Cluzet) recovering from alcoholism and unemployable.  Seemingly out of the blue, he receives a job offer, transcribing recorded telephone conversations.  He has no choice but to take it but quickly discovers that it has wider implications that will directly affect his own life.

Thomas Kruithof has chosen some hard acts to follow for his feature debut.  In Scribe, he resurrects memories of classics like The Conversation and The Lives Of Others, with their deliberately overheard conversations and built-in paranoia.  He risks simply going over old ground.  What he delivers is stylish, gripping and sparse.

A lean, if not minimalist, film in so many ways, Scribe confines itself to just a scant 90 minutes, but Kruithof gets a lot out of a little.  As Duval, the man at the centre of it all, »

- Freda Cooper

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John Heard Dead at 72; TV Roles Included The Sopranos, Prison Break

22 July 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veteran actor John Heard, familiar to many as Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone pop, was found dead on Friday in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room. He was 72.

A cause of death is not yet known, reports TMZ.

On the smaller screen, Heard’s credits included CBS’ adaptation of the 1994 John Grisham film The Client, The Sopranos (for which he earned an Emmy nomination as corrupt cop Vin Makazian), Jack & Bobby, Prison Break (playing Sara Tancredi’s governor father), NCIS: Los Angeles and, most recently, spring episodes of Fox’s APB and WGN America’s Outsiders.

In addition to his turns as Peter McCallister, »

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Scribe Review

18 July 2017 3:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Daniel Goodwin

Writer/director Thomas Kruithof’s French, forceful debut feature recalls classic conspiracy thrillers such as The Parallax View, All The Presidents Men and Marathon Man, while standing matchless amongst its predecessors due to inherent timeless qualities; stark realism, bleak cinematography and an ability to efficiently subvert/meld several sub-genre styles and components. Mostly resembling Coppola’s The Conversation due to the nature of protagonist Duval (comfortably alone, introvert), similar to Gene Hackman’s Harry Caul, along with his comparable occupation and the central story of a Government surveyor/transcriber in over his head. Scribe also incorporates traits from 90s political thrillers with conspiratorial sub-plots about corrupt officials with ulterior motives. Meanwhile the subtle suggestion of grittier, higher octane latter Bond and Bourne films slightly informs its style, augmented by a lo/sci-fi edge and embellished by the score.

François Cluzet plays Duval, a recovering alcoholic, ex-office clerk, »

- Daniel Goodwin

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Trey Edward Shults interview: It Comes At Night, Jeff Nichols, movie marketing and more

6 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 7, 2017

Trey Edward Shults tells us about It Comes At Night, its dark history, and odd marketing...

In amongst the bustle of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Despicable Me 3 screenings in

UK

cinemas this weekend is the distinctly unsettling and powerful It Comes At Night. A film marketed, not entirely fairly, as a horror, it’s from writer/director Trey Edward Shults. He wrote the movie following the death of his father, a parent from whom he was estranged until his dying days. That extraordinary, impactful backdrop underpins the film, and was the logical starting point for our conversation.

I’ve been reading quite a lot since sitting through your film. In particular, that the movie was a response to your relationship with your late father. I’m sorry to bring it up, but it resonates through so much of the film once you know that. I read that »

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Ben Aaronovitch interview: Cityread, Doctor Who, audiobooks, Peter Grant

1 June 2017 2:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 6, 2017

Ben Aaronovitch on Peter Grant, Cityreads, Doctor Who and Dolly Parton...

For many who read this site, our first exposure to the work of Ben Aaronovitch came with his pair of Doctor Who stories, Remembrance Of The Daleks and Battlefield. Or maybe you've followed his best-selling series of Peter Grant novels, which keep threatening to come to television? As he releases a new audio short to help raise money for Cityread, he spared us some time for a chat...

Can you tell us what you’re up to? You’ve done this book for Cityread: perhaps start with what that is?

Cityread is a charity that used to be London-based, but now they’re setting up in other cities around the UK. Our latest is Slough!

Slough?

Yeah! One of the upcoming detective stories we’re doing is going to be set in Slough. It’s got to be done! »

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Miss Sloane review: Dir. John Madden (2017)

8 May 2017 2:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Miss Sloane review: Chastain mesmerises as she takes on American gun culture, but does the powerful message translate overseas?

Miss Sloane review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Miss Sloane review

There’s something painfully obvious while watching Miss Sloane, and that’s the fact that despite its December 2016 release in the USA the film was almost completely ignored on the awards circuit. In hindsight this should be seen as quite the travesty because, if nothing else, Jessica Chastain deserved so much more than just a Golden Globe nomination. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that Chastain towers large above her peers, with only Amy Adams (another Oscar snub this year) holding a candle to her. So why the neglect for Miss Sloane? Well, tackling America’s gun culture is always going to divide the domestic audience, and add to that a bunch of purposefully unlikable protagonists fighting for a »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Prison Break’ Returns: 7 Reasons Why It Hasn’t Changed (And Thank the Lord for That)

4 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The below contains spoilers for “Prison Break” Season 5, Episode 1, “Ogygia.”]

The world of television is a very different place than it was in 2005, when America first met Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), two brothers whose inability to break out of (or into) prisons was the center of an often wildly entertaining conspiracy thriller, featuring outlandish characters and over-the-top plotting that remains memorable to date.

Read More: ‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Prison Break’ at SXSW: What We Learned From Each Show’s Escape Room

But while TV in general has changed, “Prison Break” really hasn’t, as seen in tonight’s season premiere. Billed as an event series, the show remains true to its goofy nature, with just a few surprises thrown into the mix. You can break out of a prison, but “Prison Break” can never escape being “Prison Break.” Here are just a few reasons why.

The action still moves fast.

The best »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Prison Break’ Returns: 7 Reasons Why It Hasn’t Changed (And Thank the Lord for That)

4 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The below contains spoilers for “Prison Break” Season 5, Episode 1, “Ogygia.”]

The world of television is a very different place than it was in 2005, when America first met Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), two brothers whose inability to break out of (or into) prisons was the center of an often wildly entertaining conspiracy thriller, featuring outlandish characters and over-the-top plotting that remains memorable to date.

Read More: ‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Prison Break’ at SXSW: What We Learned From Each Show’s Escape Room

But while TV in general has changed, “Prison Break” really hasn’t, as seen in tonight’s season premiere. Billed as an event series, the show remains true to its goofy nature, with just a few surprises thrown into the mix. You can break out of a prison, but “Prison Break” can never escape being “Prison Break.” Here are just a few reasons why.

The action still moves fast.

The best »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Arrow Season 5 Episode 10 Review – ‘Who Are You?’

26 January 2017 1:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jessie Robertson reviews the tenth episode of Arrow season 5…

(Since last December) Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Laurel’s back!!!!!!

(Now January) How did I not see this coming??? It’s not really Laurel. But, guess what? It doesn’t really matter because Arrow still makes it into a compelling episode. ‘Who are you?’ is such a great title and I’m honestly surprised this show hasn’t used it before; where once Arrow was known as the show where all the good guys fake their deaths or either die and come back, has now turned back into a gritty crime vigilante show with crazy fight scene choreography and great character interaction. Who are You? is a question Oliver Queen turns back to time and time again, so in a world with doppelgänger and alternate Earths, it’s only natural for him to revert back to that question; Oliver is a visceral man, of simple truths, »

- Jessie Robertson

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