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The knack to pulling off any great heist, on the silver screen or otherwise, is forward planning. You’ve got to work the angles, visualise the entry, rehearse the execution and, most importantly, plan for disaster. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems like a lot to get sorted out in your own head – surely that’s why there are so many great cinematic heist partnerships!
To celebrate the impending release of Robot and Frank, the story of a retired jewel-thief and his relationship with a highly-intelligent robot sidekick, we’ve rifled through the films of the ages and bagged ourselves some of cinema’s greatest heist partnerships.
In our opinion, all the best heists are crimes of revenge, and what greater revenge than on those suspected of causing your best friend’s death? »
Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
An international look at what happens when partners from different social backgrounds engage in physical relationships, that ultimately intersect and interact.
.360 is a drama of ambitious scope, that skips through themes like heartbreak, desire and the importance of seizing the day during its globe-trotting runtime. It sets out with the grand intention of taking us on a tour of modern love and sex, aiming to unmask the universal reality of it all, by contrasting struggling prostitutes with high flying business types, and ultimately concluding that they all have their interacting problems of infidelity, lust and broken trust. The film comes in under the two-hour mark, this is not an overly lengthy essay, and yet it is perhaps extremely telling that I found my mind wandering vaguely towards, of all people, »
- Liam Trim
10 Things I Hate About Life
Billy Campbell (TV's "The Killing") has joined the cast of Gil Junger's indie rom-com "10 Things I Hate About Life" currently shooting in Los Angeles. Evan Rachel Wood and Thomas McDonnell play a young woman and man who meet while attempting to commit suicide at the same jumping-off point.
Complications ensue when the man’s ex-girlfriend re-enters his life just as his budding rock band is on the verge of signing a record deal. Campbell will play McDonnell’s father, a wealthy and entitled lawyer who doesn’t approve of his son dropping out of law school. [Source: THR]
Jerry Lewis begins work tomorrow on Daniel Noah's indie drama "Max Rose," which will mark Lewis' first starring role since "Funny Bones" in 1995. Lewis plays a jazz pianist who has recently lost his wife of over five decades.
A discovery made days before her death »
- Garth Franklin
3 items from 2013
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