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Lauded indie filmmaker Jeff Nichols finally entered bonafide awards bonanza territory this year with the release of his historical drama “Loving,” which garnered star Ruth Negga her first Oscar nomination, in addition to Golden Globe nods for both the Irish actress and her co-star Joel Edgerton.
Edgerton, it seems, is becoming something of a Nichols regular — and just ask Michael Shannon, Nichols is very good to his regulars — having starred in both of Nichols’ 2016 releases, including both “Loving” and “Midnight Special.” In fact, it was Edgerton’s work on the sci-fi drama that convinced Nichols he was the right actor to portray the gruff protagonist of his feature, Richard Loving. It’s a role short on lines (Richard wasn’t much of a talker), but long on emotional resonance.
In a new featurette from the film, »
- Kate Erbland
Joely Richardson is directing the thriller which focuses on Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova (Lawrence), who is drafted against her will to become a Sparrow, a trained seductress.
Hinds has been cast to play Zyugonov, the director of the Russian bureau.
Red Sparrow is set for release on November 10th. »
- Samuel Brace
Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is the latest addition to Red Sparrow, the espionage thriller in the works from Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games).
Hinds will play a high-ranking Russian official known as Zyugonov, who presides over much of the country’s intelligence agency. In light of today’s casting coup, he now joins an ensemble that includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson and Jennifer Lawrence, marking the latter’s first collaboration with Francis Lawrence post-Panem. Indeed, the Oscar-winner has laid claim to a juicy role in Red Sparrow, after securing the part of Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova more than a year ago.
Under the cast-iron bureaucracy of Russian intelligence, Dominika is trained as a seductress, one considered indispensable in the mission of surveilling budding CIA officer Nathaniel Nash (Edgerton). It tees up »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: Ciaran Hinds, who was recently seen in Martin Scorsese's Silence and boxing biopic Bleed For This, has boarded Fox’s Red Sparrow, a film adaptation based on Jason Matthews’ espionage novel. He joins Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, and Joely Richardson in the thriller which Francis Lawrence is directing. The film follows Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova (Lawrence), who is drafted against her will to become a… »
The story of Mildred and Richard Loving could easily have become a sledgehammer epic about social injustice. Writer-director Jeff Nichols instead sticks to the facts and recounts their ordeal with a quiet subjectivity that neither exaggerates nor sanctifies. The result is a marvelously affecting demonstration of how a civilized, progressive America rights a wrong. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are terrific as just plain folks oppressed by an obsolete law.
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2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / 34.99
Cinematography: Adam Stone
Film Editor: Julie Monroe
Original Music: David Wingo
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols
Growing up in the 1950s, interracial marriage was a strange subject, and major entertainments handled it with kid gloves. »
- Glenn Erickson
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It’s frustrating when powerful dramas fail to earn major Oscar nominations and thus risk being drowned out of the conversation of movies you absolutely need to see. Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” seems to be one of those movies this year. An extraordinary true story told with the humanity and restraint it deserves, it takes what could have been an awards-baiting biopic and turns it into a soulful study of two gentle-hearted people whose love defied the law and changed history.
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton excel in the roles of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose fight to remain married led to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Negga rightfully earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (her eyes are a window into her soul), and Joel Edgerton »
- Zack Sharf
The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.
The 60th San Francisco International Film Festival will close with The Green Fog – A San Francisco Fantasia. The project is a new commission by the Film Society and Stanford Live in which the Kronos Quartet will perform a new score by Jacob Garchik to accompany a visual collage by Guy Maddin.South African drama Colors Of Heaven, the winner of two South African ‘Oscars’ at the Safta awards, premieres on Netflix on Wednesday . The story of the fall and rise of South Africa black film star Muntu Ndebele stars Wandile Molebatsi, Jason Hartman »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Amazon Studios has appointed Lionsgate as its theatrical distributor on the Sundance hit.
The Big Sick will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.
The 60th San Francisco International Film Festival will close with The Green Fog – A San Francisco Fantasia. The project is a new commission by the Film Society and Stanford Live in which the Kronos Quartet will perform a new score by Jacob Garchik to accompany a visual collage by Guy Maddin.South African drama Colors Of Heaven, the winner of two South African ‘Oscars’ at the Safta awards, premieres on Netflix on Wednesday . The story of the fall and rise of South Africa black film star Muntu Ndebele stars Wandile Molebatsi, Jason »
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A24 recently revealed a new, intriguing teaser trailer for the apocalyptic horror film It Comes at Night, and thanks to the film's new release date, viewers won't have to wait quite as long to see the movie.
A24 has announced a new June 9th release date for It Comes at Night, bumping it up from its previously slated August 25th debut.
"Imagine the end of the world— Now imagine something worse.
Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature Krisha with It Comes At Night, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he is learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within.
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, »
- Derek Anderson
With filming already under way on Disney and LucasFilm's latest Star Wars spin-off, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the cast continues to be filled out. Today we have word that Westworld star Thandie Newton has entered negotiations to join the cast. As is the case with most of the recent casting additions, no details were given as to which character Thandie Newton may be playing, but her casting may hint at a recent character rumor.
Variety broke the news on today's casting, which comes just two days after the site broke the news that Fleabag star/creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge will join the cast as a CGI character that is said to be quite important to the film. Unfortunately, the site has no details about Thandie Newton's character, but back in October, a report claimed that three actresses of color, Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road »
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The film centers on a petty criminal (Bernthal) who, after accidentally killing the brother of a powerful racketeer (Edgerton) in his small town, must kill one of his own family in the next two days to pay off his debt.
Anthony Hayes will write and direct the project.
Unified Pictures’ Keith Kjarval is producing the project along with John Schwarz. The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones, Fantasy 360 and Victory Square Labs' Shafin Diamond will serve as executive producers.
Sierra/Affinity is handling international »
- Rebecca Ford
Chris here. While yesterday’s trailer for Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled certainly rattled us, here’s another first look to give you the more terrified kind of chills: Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha follow-up, It Comes At Night.
Shults’ first film was a decidedly homegrown effort, but this looks to be a spooky step up in scale and ambition if no less psychologically taxing. The director has also assembled an intriguing cast with Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott. The trailer keeps the specifics of this post-apocalyptic vision under wraps, but hints at some kind of malevolent force at play while Shults continues to mine tense family dynamics. From the opening shot of the trailer alone, we can probably bet this will be one of the year's most formiddable horror films.
Krisha was one of last year’s many promising directorial debuts (even if it had been »
- Chris Feil
Hot on the heels of revealing a first poster, powerhouse A24 now treats genre loving audiences to an ominous teaser for It Comes at Night. The sophomore film from Trey Edward Shults is all mood as the camera opens on “The Triumph of Death” (an oil painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder) before stalking through a darkened hallway, inching closer to a door that clearly failed to keep evil at bay. Completely spoiler-free and evocatively enigmatic the teaser glimpses Joel Edgerton as a family man whose attempts at warding off external horrors may have awakened the darkness that lies within. Writer-director Shults made waves with his debut Krisha, a family-reunion drama that had intense thrills to spare. It’s far from surprising to see him tackle...
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- Melissa Thompson
A24 has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming horror-thriller It Comes At Night, which is slated for release on August 25. This story centers on a father, played by Joel Edgerton, who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep. We don't get too many clues about what this mysterious presence is from the first trailer, but this thriller could become one of this summer's sleeper hits.
Joel Edgerton leads a minimalist cast that also includes Riley Keough, Christopher Abbot, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Griffin Robert Faulkner. This project came together quite rapidly, with Joel Edgerton signing on to star just this past June, although those reports weren't clear on whether filming had already begun when he was announced. It seems unlikely that more plot details will be unveiled between now and the August 25 release, »
A strange sickness. Scared people. Something lurking outside. Those are about the only plot details that can be gleaned from the mysterious first trailer for It Comes At Night, the new horror movie from writer-director Trey Edward Shults. Instead of information, the 90-second spot provides heavy dollops of dread, beginning as it does with the slow creep of the camera down a long hallway to an ominous door, as the music hums with danger and the dialogue sets a desperate scene. Who needs story when you have atmosphere this suffocating?
Shults established his talent for menacing mood in his first feature, Krisha, a family-reunion drama directed like a psychological thriller. The trailer for It Comes At Night suggests that he hasn’t squandered the promise of that auspicious debut; at the very least, it will be interesting to see how he handles a cast—including Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and »
- A.A. Dowd
- Jazz Tangcay
Writer/director Trey Edward Shults blew my socks off last year with Krisha. The intimate drama benefited from a spectacular performance from Krisha Fairchild in the titular role but Shults' approach to the storytelling - the movie features Krisha spending the holidays with family she hasn't seen or talked to in years, including her son - made for a movie that plays more like a really taught thriller than a family drama. With his follow-up, Shults has moved squarely into horror territory.
It Comes at Night is a far bigger production than Krisha both in scope and cast. This time around Shults is working with the talents of Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough ("The Girlfriend Experience"), Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year, James White) and Carmen Ejogo ( [Continued ...] »
STXfilms is rolling out its first slate to be distributed in the United Kingdom with five titles set for this year. The group has opened an international headquarters in London.
Three-year-old Stx made the announcement on Wednesday on the eve of the opening of the Berlin Film Festival.
The company has acquired U.K. rights to “Breathe,” directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; “Home Again,” the directorial debut from Hallie Meyers-Shyer that stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Lake Bell; “Wind River,” starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen from director Taylor Sheridan; “Adrift,” directed by Baltasar Kormakur with Shailene Woodley; and an untitled Nash Edgerton project, starring Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton and Sharlto Copley.
“STXfilms’ inaugural slate for the U.K. is prestigious and »
- Dave McNary
Stx Entertainment has revealed the first films to be released in the UK through its growing international division STXfilms.
Under the stewardship of David Kosse, president of STXinternational, the company has acquired UK rights to at least five films for distribution in 2017, including Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; and Adrift, the true story of survival at sea directed by Baltasar Kormakur, which is set to star Shailene Woodley.
Also on the slate are Home Again, the directorial debut from Hallie Meyers-Shyer that stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Lake Bell; Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen from director Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water); and the Untitled Nash Edgerton Project, starring Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton and Sharlto Copley.
Also coming from STXfilms in 2018 will be Martin Scorsese’s [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
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