6 items from 2016
Rachel Griffiths and Daniel MacPherson opened the 5th Aacta International Awards, while Abbie Cornish, Miranda Otto, Angus Sampson, Jonathan Lapaglia, Radha Mitchell, Luke Bracey, Anna Torv and Phillip Noyce were among those who presented at the event, held at the Avalon Hollywood.
These wins follow a stellar outing for Fury Road at Aacta.s domestic Awards in Sydney last month, where the film received a total of eight Awards, including Best Film and Best Direction..
- Staff Writer
“Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Carol” each received two Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts International Awards on Friday. George Miller‘s dystopian film took home the award for Best Film and Best Direction, while “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, received an award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Lead Actress. Blanchett and Mara’s performances are also nominated for Saturday night’s SAG Awards, next months’ BAFTAs and Oscars. Blanchett had previously won an Aacta International Award for her performance in “Blue Jasmine.” Abbie Cornish, Miranda Otto, Angus Simpson, Luke Bracey and Radha Mitchell were among those presenting the awards, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
It sounds like we already have our first great horror movie of 2016. Following its much talked about screenings at Sundance, the Farsi-language horror movie Under The Shadow is set for a worldwide release, thanks to Vertical Entertainment, Netflix, and Xyz Films:
Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2016) – Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films have partnered for global distribution of the Farsi-language horror thriller Under The Shadow, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The companies will coordinate a global day-and-date release on digital and VOD platforms, alongside a targeted theatrical release in select territories. Netflix will release the film worldwide shortly after the theatrical and transactional debut. The release date is still to be announced.
Under The Shadow is written and directed by British / Iranian Babak Anvari and stars Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi and Bobby Naderi. The film is produced by Lucan Toh, Oliver Roskill and Emily Leo of Wigwam Films. »
- Jonathan James
Afonso Poyart's 2 Rabbits comes bursting from Brazil with adrenaline-fueled style and unflinching violence. The film so impressed rich Hollywood types that Poyart was quickly taped to direct the Amercian thriller Solace with Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish.
The film is out now, available on VOD and iTunes, and to celebrate the release we've got an exclusive clip to share from the film. I think it gives you a good sense of the hyperactive style and self-reflexive tone of film. It's got a great 90s vibe going which is super fun.
Murder, kidnapping and robbery are all in a day’s work for the tangled web of ruthless gangsters, corrupt politicians and shady lawyers in this adrenaline-fueled Brazilian crime saga. [Continued ...] »
A couple of years ago writer, director and producer Afonso Poyart made a great crime thriller called Two Rabbits. The movie did really well when it played in Brazil and went on to travel to various film festivals including Fantastic Fest where it picked up a large North American following. Among the fans of the project were some Hollywood types who offered Poyart a gig in Holloywood directing a long dormant thriller titled Solace starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish.
While Solace is due out sometime later this year, the movie that got Poyart the Hollywood gig is finally making its long awaited debut in the Us - Two Rabbits is available on VOD and iTunes on Tuesday. Watching it, it's easy to see why Poyart got the c [Continued ...] »
The film centers on a retired forensic psychiatrist who is drawn into the hunt for a serial killer. The twist is that both hunter and hunted are clairvoyant. Hopkins, no stranger to the world of the macabre from his work in “The Silence of the Lambs,” will play the doctor and Farrell, most recently in HBO’s “True Detective,” will take on the murderer role.
“Solace” is being backed by Relativity Studios. The company is in Chapter 11, but announced this week that it has reached an agreement to acquire Trigger Street, the production label run by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey. As part of the deal, Spacey and his partner Dana Brunetti will take over management of the film unit once Relativity exits bankruptcy protection.
No other films are currently dated to head off against “Solace. »
- Brent Lang
6 items from 2016
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