3 items from 2015
Ewan McGregor is Jesus — and the Devil — in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test.
Last Days in the Desert will premiere at Sundance on January 25th and is set to open in cinemas last this year, with a cast that also includes Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel) and Tye Sheridan (Mud).
- Gary Collinson
Audiences can own this inspired example of “groundbreaking cinema” (Sasha Stone, Awards Daily) on digital download on January 23, 2015 before heading to DVD, Blu-Ray™ and On Demand February 3, 2015.
Both the DVD and Blu-Ray include bonus films, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her, giving the consumer the complete picture ofthe story as it was intended to be seen.
With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of thehighs and lows of a relationship in a beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth, told from differing Him and Her perspectives. The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast led by Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and a richly »
- Michelle McCue
Blitzkrieg Bop: Harper’s Demurely Serviceable Horror Sequel Revels in Cheap Thrills
Director James Watkins scored a sleeper hit with his 2012 sophomore film, The Woman in Black, a UK period piece horror film concerning a nasty spirit stealing village children for her own very personal reasons. Moody ambience, a distinct creepy curio motif, and headlined by the dependable likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer (the film receiving release around the time her Oscar nod for Albert Nobbs was announced), it was surprisingly adept in comparison to the usual effort administered in such derivative genre fare (though it isn’t nearly as taut as Watkins’s 2008 debut film, Eden Lake). And so, without further ado, a sequel was born (to be fair, this is the first sequel from Hammer Productions since 1974), this time directed by Tom Harper and sans any original cast members for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. »
- Nicholas Bell
3 items from 2015
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