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John Malkovich photos: How to look like a model, from Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein (image: John Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe in Bert Stern's 1962 portrait 'Marilyn in Pink Roses') Whether you found Spike Jonze's 1999 mind-invading comedy Being John Malkovich a pretentious bore or the most innovative motion picture since Georges Méliès' The Man with the India-Rubber Head, you'll probably enjoy Sandro Miller's series of John Malkovich photos, in which the two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominee becomes the real-life characters in some of the most celebrated (and mostly pop, U.S.-made) photographs ever taken. Malkovich's various guises will be featured in the exhibit "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters," which runs from November 7, 2014, to January 31, 2015, at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. In Being John Malkovich, the likes of John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener discover an escape from their drab lives »
- Andre Soares
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
. Quebecois helmer Charles Biname’s English-language pic about the cat-and-mouse games between an insidious patient and a mental-hospital director investigating a shrink’s disappearance is well acted and directed, but never feels at home in its adopted medium. Despite its widescreen lensing, it’s clearly destined for the tube, to which its strengths and limitations alike are better suited.
After a short prologue depicting a boy being ignored by his famous opera-singer mother in 1947 Cuba, where she’s holding a recital, the pic flashes forward to an unnamed Canadian city in 1966. There, one Dr. Lawrence (Colm Feore) is stirring anxiety among his fellow staffers at a hospital, having not shown up for work. He vanished the prior day after an appointment with longtime patient Michael (Xavier Dolan), who has hinted he knows where the missing doc is. Staff chief Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood), an administrator who seldom sees patients despite his psychiatric qualifications, »
- Dennis Harvey
Elephant Song (La chanson de l’éléphant), 2014.
Directed by Charles Binamé.
A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
A young boy seeks out his mother who is a successful opera singer at a party but she has no interest in dealing with him. The flashback sequence transitions to a present day scene. An investigation is taking place involving the conduct of a psychiatrist when dealing with a patient who claims to have information about the whereabouts of a co-worker. Further flashbacks occur revealing that the home life is unsettled for the medical officer and that his ex-wife works with him at the psychiatric facility.
Everything revolves around a patient who has a fascination with elephants and seeks to manipulate the circumstances »
- Trevor Hogg
The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall’s awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week’s dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight’s The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby also joins the fray with a platform release. The film also has two accompanying titles told from the perspective of its two main characters, which will be released in more limited runs in October. Magnolia will open its thriller Honeymoon in a day and date release while Dada Films’ Swearnet: The Movie breaks a movie record with the most F-bombs ever. And Cohen Media Group’s My Old Lady bowed Wednesday in limited release. »
- Brian Brooks
I caught Charles Biname's Elephant Song at the Toronto Film Festival and in my review called the film a little "lackluster", but noted the performances from Xavier Dolan and Bruce Greenwood as particularly strong as the two go toe-to-toe in an adaptation of the Nicolas Billon play of the same name. Now a trailer for the flick has arrived and can be viewed below. Set in the mid'60s, the story centers on a psychiatrist that has gone missing and the last person he spoke to was a disturbed patient by the name of Michael Aleen (Dolan) and in an effort to get to the bottom of his disappearance Dr. Green (Greenwood) intends to have a chat with the young man, not knowing anything about his history or his desire to play mind games with those he comes in contact with. Catherine Keener, Carrie-Anne Moss and Colm Feore co-star. »
- Brad Brevet
Greenwood stars as a psychiatrist who takes on a troubled new inpatient (Dolan).
When another doctor goes missing, the patient promises to help with the investigation, on certain conditions.
Jessica Chastain has been announced to star in Dolan's next directorial project, The Death And Life Of John F Donovan.
Elephant Song is yet to be given a release date. »
Xavier Dolan first attracted international attention when his first film I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère) won three awards at the Director’s Fortnight program of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His following three pics have also been highly rated by industry professionals, earning acclaim at prestigious international festivals around the world. Now the Quebec actor and filmmaker stars in Elephant Song, a big screen adaptation of Canadian writer Nicolas Billon’s play of the same name. Billon’s play debuted in 2004 at the Stratford Festival in Ontario. A native of Ottawa who grew up in Montreal, he also wrote the acclaimed play Greenland.
The drama follows a psychiatrist investigating the disappearance of his colleague who questions a disturbed patient (Dolan) and finds himself caught in a complex mind game. With the film screening at Tiff, the first trailer has arrived.
In 2009, Xavier Dolan broke out with his directorial debut, "I Killed My Mother," and while the title is provocative, his lead character actually did no such a thing. In the forthcoming "Elephant Song," Dolan takes a rare acting-only gig and gets to fulfill the title of his first film. And with the film screening at Tiff, the first trailer has arrived presenting the director in a rather villainous turn. Directed by Charles Binamé ("The Rocket"), and featuring a cast that includes Bruce Greenwood, Catherine Keener, Carrie-Anne Moss and Colm Feore, the film is a psychological thriller about about a psychiatric patient and a psychiatrist who go head-to-head when a colleague of the latter goes missing. What follows is a mind game, with both patient and doctor looking to gain the advantage, all while trying to solve the mystery at the film's core. No release date for this one yet. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
EW has an exclusive trailer for the psychological drama Elephant Song, which will be making its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Wednesday, Sept 10.
Based on the 2004 play by Nicolas Billion, the film directed by Charles Biname follows a game of quid pro quo between psychiatrist and patient that devolves into manipulation. Psychiatrist Dr. Toby Green (Bruce Greenwood) is tasked with interrogating the enigmatic and troubled Michael (Xavier Dolan), after the last psychiatrist Michael met with mysteriously disappears from his office.
Despite Green’s attempts to control the situation, the disaffected and disturbed Michael starts a game of »
- Teresa Jue
Dr. Lawrence has gone missing and the only person that might know where he is is an elephant-obsessed and troubled patient by the name of Michael Aleen (Xavier Dolan). In an effort to get any information Michael may be withholding, Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood) sits down with him, but Green's ego and the fact he didn't read Michael's file before beginning the interview leaves him at a serious disadvantage. Set in the mid-'60s and based on the Nicolas Billon play of the same name, Elephant Song is a psychological drama in which Michael plays mind games with the good doctor, preying on what he knows of Dr. Green's personal life, including his past relationship with Michael's nurse, Susan Peterson (Catherine Keener). Billon adapted his own play for the screen and it's easily recognizable as something intended for the stage, though the benefit of telling the story on the big »
- Brad Brevet
That’s not to knock the clothes, which were ostensibly the focal point of the piece—after all, the play was composed for Fashion Week. Nor is it to say that there weren’t good actors on stage. The cast consisted of stars like John Cameron Mitchell, Bobby Cannavale, Catherine Keener, Rashida Jones, and Elle Fanning.
But when the curtains opened to reveal that the audience was actually sitting in the back of the Metropolitan Opera House, »
- Esther Zuckerman
In an exclusive clip from Sir Ben Kingsley‘s new film “War Story” his character desperately tries dissuading a photojournalist played by Catherine Keener from returning to a deadly war-torn region. “You're a woman, an amazing woman who has decided to go into war zones and take pictures,” says the Oscar-winning actor. “You're a bit crazy to want to do that, and I think now you're a bit too crazy to stop.” Also read: Catherine Keener, Travis Tope Join Chloe Moretz in ‘November Criminals’ (Exclusive) “Yeah, I'm an animal,” laughs Keener's character Lee, who was recently held captive by Libyan forces. »
- Travis Reilly
It's one of those rare weekends where there are basically no wide releases entering the marketplace. Ok, there's an Ashley Judd movie aimed at the faith-based crowds, but that's all that is headed for the multiplexes (ensuring another easy week at the top of the box office for Guardians). That has left an especially adventurous week of bookings with lots of smaller titles hitting town, including the latest from Roman Polanski that we had assumed was never going to play in Austin. Before I show you the new releases, let's take a look at this week's specialty programming.
While the Paramount 100 will continue on, the official Paramount Summer Classic Film Series is coming to a close this weekend with the Texas-based epic Giant (which Don just revisited in Lone Star Cinema). Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in this classic drama which will run in 35mm on Saturday »
- Matt Shiverdecker
From Brian Fantana to Crap Bag (aka Mike), Paul Rudd has played some brilliant characters on both the big and small screen. The Anchorman star comes to cinema and video on-demand once again this Friday, September 5th in the romantic comedy They Came Together, and to celebrate the release we take a look at some of his best comedic roles.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Paul Rudd played the character of Andy in the comedy directed by David Wain about an 80’s American summer camp. It’s the last day of camp so the staff and campers are all determined to resolve their unfinished business. The cast included Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and even They Came Together co-star Amy Poehler.
In the iconic comedy series Friends, Paul Rudd played the character of Mike Hannigan who appeared in a total of 19 episodes. After falling for the quirky Phoebe, the pair »
- David Agnew
Titled Aftermath, the album contains the solo track 'Push the Button', and was released earlier this week.
"It's very different for me, it's electronic," Lee told MTV. "I did it all myself, which was crazy, because I'm used to engineering and writing and mixing demos in my house, but being responsible for that being the end product was a new challenge for me. It was like, 'This is it, I'm mixing this'."
Speaking about creating something different to her usual output, she told Rolling Stone: "I wanted it to be completely different. I didn't want it to be like Evanescence just because I've flexed that muscle so much, I wanted people to see different sides of me.
"It's one of my »
The Weinstein Company, which is looking at a lean Oscar season this year--unless they add some late-breaking contenders--announced today the re-release of their summer hit "Begin Again" ($14.5 million domestic). The movie heads back to theaters nationwide starting Friday, August 29th. Written and directed by John Carney and starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine (making his film acting debut), scene-stealer and future talk show host James Corden and Catherine Keener, "Begin Again" looks to follow in the footsteps of "Once," which won the Best Song Oscar for “Falling Slowly” in 2007. Carney again has crafted a genuine and organic romance with music that is thankfully not about bringing the two leads together as lovers. Songwriter Gretta (Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are splitting up as he becomes a superstar. When she performs in a music club, Dan, a jaded and depressed veteran »
- Anne Thompson
As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will start seeing the films that, if you asked a lay person to give an example, would probably be a response. In other words, more people have heard of them, which, in turn, often makes them more “definitive.” Don’t worry, though – there are still some underseen and underappreciated gems the rest of the way through.
40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Directed by: Béla Tarr
It’s certainly not the swiftest film on the list, but you can’t expect much quick plot development from Béla Tarr. Wreckmeister Harmonies takes place in a tiny Hungarian town surrounded by nothing. The winter is incredibly cold, but it never snows. Yet the townspeople are excited in the middle of town as »
- Joshua Gaul
DreamWorks Animation has made a few slight release date changes today, moving The Croods 2 from November 3, 2017 to December 22, 2017 while Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves shifts from November 2, 2018 to December 21, 2018.
The Croods 2 currently has its new December 22, 2017 date to itself, but it comes just two days after an untitled animated project from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Animation. If it would have stayed in its old November 3, 2017, it would have had to face an untitled Marvel Studios adventure. It should also be noted that 20th Century Fox's Avatar 3 is also slated to be released in December 2017, although an exact release date has not been given yet.
Set in Yonkers, New York in 1985, the story follows a young mayor (Oscar Isaac) faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units into the more affluent, mostly white neighborhoods of his town.
His attempt to do so tears the city apart, paralyzing the entire municipal government and destroying his political future.
Ryder will portray Vinni Restiano, a Yonkers councilwoman who lost her seat due to her vote, but staged a comeback four years later and won as City Council president.
Bernthal will play Michael H. Sussman, a Harvard-trained lawyer who represented the NAACP when it joined the government’s anti-segregation case against Yonkers.
Molina plays councilman Henry J. 'Hank' Spallone, a former Bronx »
- Garth Franklin
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