8 items from 2016
"The one who did this to you, he's gunna be made to pay." Sony has debuted a trailer for this direct-to-vod drama called The Driftless Area, which features an impressive cast but that's about it. Anton Yelchin stars along with Alia Shawkat (both of them play a punk rock band in A24's Green Room as well), plus the cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes and Ciarán Hinds. This story is described as "a contemporary fable about the ways we struggle to control time and fate in a possibly predetermined universe". The trailer introduces this as some kind of ghost story, where Yelchin can see a girl killed in a fire, and he tries to figure out what happened. Now I see why this is skipping theaters. Here's the first official trailer for Zachary Sluser's The Driftless Area, originally from Yahoo: Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), a bartender with unyielding optimism, »
- Alex Billington
It’s very hard to tell how much the first trailer for The Driftless Area gives away, but it sure seems like it gives up a doozy of a twist within the first thirty seconds about the main character of Stella (Zooey Deschanel). That said, it looks like there’s room for at least a dozen more curveballs in this strange blend of crime thriller, melodrama, and wistful romance.
Set in a small town, the story follows a melancholic bartender named Hunter (Anton Yelchin) who finds love when he returns to his family home after the death of his parents. But this love story doesn’t feel like the usual manic pixie dream girl romance that Deschanel’s been unfairly typecast in. A sense of profound loss hangs over the trailer, as Yelchin becomes tangled with a small-town criminal played by John Hawkes, and his crew of dangerous associates.
Directed by Zachary Sluser, »
- Michael Snydel
A film with Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes, Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat, and Ciarán Hinds shouldn’t be flying so far under the radar. The Driftless Area premiered last spring at the Tribecca Film Festival, where it was met with mixed reviews. Based on the trailer for the surreal crime love story, it’s easy to see why. We got our first look at […]
The post ‘The Driftless Area’ Trailer: Have You Started Any Fires Lately? appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Hoping to prove there’s still life – and love – after death, director Zachary Sluser (via Yahoo) has premiered the first trailer for atypical romance film The Driftless Area, bringing together Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel in key roles.
Lifted from Tom Drury’s novel of the same name, the story orbits around Yelchin’s lonesome Pierre Hunter, a young man who falls head over heels for Deschanel’s Stella. Complications arise, though, particularly in the form of Stella’s dark past which leads Pierre on a crash course with John Hawkes’ seedy criminal.
Also starring Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Ciarin Hinds, and Frank Langella, perhaps the one thing that has us cautiously optimistic about Sluser’s adaptation is the way in which it blends together different genres. Your typical rom-com this is not, with elements dark comedy and even neo-noir spliced into the narrative. »
- Michael Briers
Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, playing a couple of smaller festivals afterward, and then quietly disappearing from the radar, don't worry if you haven't heard about "The Driftless Area." But the picture has re-surfaced with the first trailer as it gears up to be released... on home video. Read More: Tribeca Review: 'The Driftless Area' Starring Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes, & More Starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Ciarin Hinds, and Frank Langella, the film from Zachary Sluser, based on the book by Tom Drury, this is a romance that mixes neo-noir, magical realism and more into an ambitious mix of genres. Here's the synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ciarán Hinds does a superb job of brooding by the chilly shore, Tony Visconti demonstrates how David Bowie’s Heroes was produced, and a look behind the scenes at the making of The Revenant. Plus: more romantic dithering in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Second in the six-part detective series set among the chilly Scottish isles. Now Perez (Douglas Henshall) has a body, the question remains: what happened to Robbie Morton and why are any attempts to discover the truth being blocked from on high? Meanwhile, Maguire (Ciarán Hinds) broods by the shore, fingering his BlackBerry as the team work out why he is such an enigmatic and secretive curmudgeon. This could be an hour of Hinds putting things in drawers and looking conflicted and it would win. He is superb. Julia Raeside
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- Julia Raeside, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett
Di Perez returns to investigate a disappearance; there’s a conflict between Gordon and Harry; and singletons try to beat intolerable lonliness. Plus: the seamy side of music industry gangsters
Douglas Henshall turns up the collar on his pea coat and returns to the chilly Scottish isle for another six-part stint as Di Jimmy Perez. The series-long mystery centres on the disappearance of a young man on the Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry. It’s a kind of The Lady Vanishes with Scottish accents and a druggy subplot. Best of all, Ciarán Hinds from Game of Thrones joins the cast as the irascible Michael. He’s an actor who runs on pure internal combustion and is impossible to ignore whenever he’s on screen. Julia Raeside
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- Julia Raeside, Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Graeme Virtue, Paul Howlett
Flickering Myth looks ahead to 2016…
It’s the future! And with the New Year officially upon us (we’re five days into it after all), we sat down to vote for our most anticipated movies of 2016, and below are the results. Each writer had five votes, which were then collated into scores and tallied to create our Top 10 list. What’s in it? Well let’s find out.
Scorsese returns to the big screen in 2016 with his latest film Silence, which sees an impressive cast taking on a historical drama. It’s based on a novel, and is the director’s first film since 2013’s Wolf of Wall Street. With Adam Driver impressing audiences and critics through Star Wars: The Force Awakens, expect a lot of hype prior to its release. The movie topped only one of our writer’s lists, »
- Luke Owen
8 items from 2016
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