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15 items from 2015


Alessandro Nivola On ‘Selma’, ‘Violent Year’ And Bradley Cooper: Conversations With Jeremy Gerard

26 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: It’s tempting to say that Alessandro Nivola lives a charmed life, and that might be true if he weren’t working so hard. He’s Zelig in plain sight: At this moment in time you can see him in Selma as Justice Department civil rights lawyer John Doar, who would become the lead prosecutor in the government’s case against the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. And you can see him on the other side of the mirror, as a mobbed-up oil distributor and bete noir of Oscar Isaacs in A Most Violent Year. He played another nemesis, FBI agent Anthony Amado, on the trail of Bradley Cooper in American Hustle. And he’s still batting it around with Cooper, but now on Broadway, where he plays Frederick Treves, the humanistic doctor who rescues Cooper’s John Merrick ­­– Aka the Elephant Man – from life in a freak show booth. »

- Jeremy Gerard

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Second Opinion – A Most Violent Year (2014)

25 January 2015 7:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Most Violent Year, 2014.

Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor.

Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Ashley Williams, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Elyes Gabel and Albert Brooks.

Synopsis:

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.

Watching A Most Violent Year I couldn’t help but think of some of the truly great artists from 1970’s American cinema. Men such as Sidney Lumet, Martin Scorsese, William Friedkin, Al Pacino, Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond were instrumental in the films I grew up watching as ‘serious’ movies once I was aware of film making as an art form and not just as spectacle. The fact that I’m opening this review by mentioning these legendary artists tells you all you need to know about how I strong I feel about director J.C. Chandor’s third film. »

- Gary Collinson

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A Most Violent Year Review

25 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: J.C. Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino, Peter Gerety, Jerry Adler, Annie Funke

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 125 minutes

Synopsis: During the cold winter of 1981, an honourable and ambitious immigrant is forced to fight and protect his business and family from the corruption and unscrupulousness sweeping New York City.

 

Margin Call’s J.C Chandor continues to prove how masterful he is at balancing understated boldness with restrained menace in his latest film A Most Violent Year. The film’s metaphoric contradictions will have you transfixed from the get go: attentively attuned to the thrilling, fast-paced action one second and then… Bam! You’re frustrated beyond belief because the pace of this gripping film is so sluggishly steady it’ll have you begging the screen ‘C’mon – give me something’! It’s The Godfather in warm yellow tones, but not. It’s about principled capitalism, »

- Sacha Hall

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Bradley Cooper’s Elephant Man Heading To London Stage In May

23 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s currently wowing Broadway with his portrayal of Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man, and the production looks set to light up London’s West End in May. The three-time Academy Award nominee will appear at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th to Aug. 8th of this year.

The Elephant Man also stars seasoned film and theatre actors Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson.

“Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London,” Cooper said to the press. “I’m honoured that Alessandro, Patricia, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story.”

The play’s New York run ends on the 21st February, just a day before Cooper attends the Academy Awards in Los Angeles where he is nominated in the Best Actor category for American Sniper.

Source: Daily Mail »

- Paul Heath

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Bradley Cooper to continue 'The Elephant Man' in London

23 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Bradley Cooper's The Elephant Man is taking a trip across the pond. The play, which is currently on Broadway, will have a limited run in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket beginning May 19. Cooper will return to the physically demanding role of John Merrick, the play's titular character. His Broadway compatriots Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson will also join him in London. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Movie Review – A Most Violent Year (2014)

22 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Most Violent Year, 2014.

Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor.

Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Ashley Williams, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Elyes Gabel and Albert Brooks.

Synopsis:

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.

How far do you go to chase your American Dream while all around you is being torn asunder in the most violent year in the history of the greatest city in the world? For Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis), an immigrant who has worked his hands to the bone to become the city’s premium purveyor of oil, he will go as far as being decent and upstanding will take him. Along with his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain, Interstellar), they have worked their way to the top, but despite Abel’s best intentions of keeping his business clean, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Win A Run-Of-Engagement Pass To See A Most Violent Year in St. Louis

19 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in St. Louis on January 30th, Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes to see A Most Violent Year.

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and »

- Movie Geeks

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Film Review: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac Endure ‘A Most Violent Year’

17 January 2015 7:25 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The effect of violence, centering on the roughest statistical year for it (1981) in New York City history, becomes a flashpoint for the way business has always been done. If someone isn’t intimidating their competitor with lawyers or shady marketing practices, a few hired goons can do the trick. Oscar Isaac takes the beating, both real and metaphorical, in writer/director J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

This is a slow but decent allegory that doesn’t really come to any stark conclusions about New York City’s propensity for strong-arm competitive practices, except to say it’s business as usual. Oscar Isaac is shown to be one tough hombre, and is backed up by his moll – portrayed by Jessica Chastain with an in-and-out New York accent – and the film does have a vibe like “The Godfather,” in a sense that America’s wealth was built on survival of the fittest, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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St. Louis Joins Selma Movement To Provide Students With Free Tickets To See The Film

16 January 2015 5:50 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

An additional 12 locations have joined the growing movement led by African-American business leaders to raise funds for students across the country to see the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma,” expanding the first-of-its-kind campaign to 25 locations nationwide.

Due to the generous contributions by so many of the country’s most prominent African-American business leaders, more than 275,000 middle and high school students across the U.S. will experience the critically acclaimed film for free at participating theaters while supplies last.

The new locations joining the movement are Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Central Florida/Orlando, Connecticut, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Montgomery, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and St. Louis.

Rev. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, in St. Louis

“It is important that students are aware of this moment in history and make connections between the struggles of earlier generations and the challenges facing today’s youth,” said Rev. Starsky. “We are »

- Michelle McCue

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Middle-School Students in NYC Can See Selma Movie for Free Until January 19th

9 January 2015 8:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Inspired by the overwhelming success in New York City, prominent members of the African-American business communities in major cities across America have teamed with Paramount Pictures to create funds for students to see the Golden Globe-nominated film Selma for free in participating theaters.

The cities joining the effort will be announced Monday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. Et.

The New York City program provided free admission for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see Selma in participating local theaters. 27 African-American business leaders contributed to the fund and activated their network of contacts to put this program into motion, creating an impromptu and innovative public-private partnership for the greater good.

The students in these cities will provide a student ID or report card at any of the participating locations for free admittance. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. on January 12 and run through January 19 (Martin Luther King, »

- Michelle McCue

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Bradley Cooper & ‘The Elephant Man’ Are London-Bound

6 January 2015 3:18 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Bradley Cooper may have been snubbed by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, but Broadway and the West End love him. When his lauded performance as John Merrick, Aka the Elephant Man, completes its limited run at the Booth Theatre on February 22, Cooper and the rest of the show’s accomplished cast will get a few weeks off before reuniting for a 12-week run in London that will begin, two production sources tell me, in April.

The producers—including both the Shubert and Nederlander theater-owning organizations, along with (take a deep breath) Terry Allen Kramer, Catherine Adler, Roger Berlind, Caiola Productions, Patrick Catullo, Larry Hirschhorn, Jeffrey Finn Productions, Van Kaplan, Edward M. Kaufmann, Hal Luftig, Arielle Tepper Madover, Peter May, Stephanie P. McClelland, Douglas Smith, Jonathan M. Tisch and Scott & Brian Zeilinger—haven’t closed a deal on a West End house as yet, but they’re about to. »

- Jeremy Gerard

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DuVernay's 'Selma': Remembering Rev. King-Led March in 1965 Is Reminder of Ferguson 2014

3 January 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Selma' movie review: Politically salient in the early 21st century and 'beautiful in all the ways of cinema' (photo: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma') The title of director Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma tells us what the film is about, while implying what it isn't about. In other words, Selma is not about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- wonderfully played by British actor David Oyelowo -- even though the reverend is the film's gravitational center and its emotional weight accrues to him. Just like what took place in Selma, Alabama, back in 1965. In fact, Oyelowo's presence is as transfixing as that of the young Ben Kingsley in his transformative interpretation of Gandhi in Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 titular classic about one of Dr. King's inspirational figures. Unlike Gandhi, however, Selma is a single canvas on which a few months in Dr. »

- Tim Cogshell

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Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma to Screen for Free for Selma, Al Citizens

1 January 2015 9:25 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Left to right: André Holland plays Andrew Young, Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Omar Dorsey plays James Orange in Selma. (c) 2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima

Paramount Pictures announced today that the Golden Globe nominated film Selma from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9th.

“With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. “I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”

“The city and people of Selma welcomed the production with open arms this past summer and in celebration of »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Leads Specialty Openers: Preview

1 January 2015 9:10 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A24’s A Most Violent Year will dominate the Specialty Box Office New Year’s weekend. The feature began as director J.C. Chandor was releasing his previous feature, All Is Lost. A Most Violent Year will begin its limited run in the New Year, but the title will have a wide release by the end of the month. Also opening this weekend is IFC Films’ doc The Search For General Tso, which has its roots from a New York Times Best Seller. Well Go USA will bow China’s The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in exclusive engagements. The title opened number one at home when it rolled out ahead of Christmas. And Magnolia’s genre label, Magnet, will open Spanish thriller [Rec] 4: Apocalypse in five locations January 2. the title is already available via ultra-vod.

A Most Violent Year

Director-writer: J.C. Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, »

- Brian Brooks

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‘Selma’ to Screen in Selma, Alabama for Free

1 January 2015 8:14 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Selma,” the Golden Globe-nominated film about Martin Luther King Jr., will screen for free in the Alabama city that gave the film its title.

“With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. Winfrey costars in the movie as an African-American worker who joins the civil rights protests. “I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”

The film directed by Ava DuVernay depicts the »

- Sharon Waxman

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