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From being essentially imprisoned in a tiny apartment on the Lower East Side of New York City to being the toast of film festivals and the subject of an episode of ABC’s “20/20,” things have turned out well for the Angulo Brothers. Recently, Vice teamed up with the brothers to create a short film utilizing the talents they demonstrated in Crystal Moselle’s claustrophobically intimate and tender documentary “The Wolfpack” —read our Sundance review here— but this time they’re not recreating one of their favorite movies. Read More: Sundance Review: Potentially Compelling Documentary 'The Wolfpack' Plagued By Unanswered Questions Directed by Mukunda Angulo —though he's not the oldest brother, he frequently functions as the leader— the short, titled “Mirror Heart,” runs just over six minutes and plays as a David Lynch movie by way of Michel Gondry’s Diy sensibility, centering on “a cast of dreamlike characters who unify. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Michel Gondry, best known for his classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, returned to his French roots in 2013 with the whimsical Mood Indigo. And with his latest film Microbe et Gasoil, though he has remained in France, he’s scaled back the fantasy and magic to a more modest and realistic form of whimsy.
Microbe et Gasoil, or the American title Microbe and Gasoline, is a coming-of-age story of two teenage boys, one popular and one horribly awkward, who become friends and build a moving house on wheels to travel across country.
The film opens in France on July 8 but does not yet have an American distribution or release date. Watch the trailer below via Facebook:
Je tiens mes promesses. Voici la bande-annonce de Microbe et Gasoil, sous-titrée en anglais. Le 8 juillet au cinéma !I wouldn’t lie to you, right? Here’s the Microbe and Gasoline trailer with English subtitles. »
- Brian Welk
Producer Gail Egan, who has worked with Mike Leigh on Mr. Turner, Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky, with Anton Corbijn on A Most Wanted Man, Philip Seymour Hoffman's last role, and with Film4Climate’s Creative Producer Donald Ranvaud on Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener, was celebrated by Alan Rickman. As was his cinematographer, Ellen Kuras, of Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind as well as first-time composer, Peter Gregson, whose music is well placed in the landscape. Cédric Anger, when I spoke with him on his composer, Grégoire Hetzel, for Next Time I’ll Aim For The Heart, told me he had wanted the music in the forest sound like a cathedral. Hetzel also composed the score for Mathieu Amalric's The Blue Room and the positioning in A Little Chaos »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Flying mostly under the radar, Michel Gondry's "Microbe And Gasoline" is yet another very budget endeavor for the filmmaker who always manages to find new ways to repurpose cardboard. While the phrase Gondry-esque is perhaps thrown around too often, this latest is one you truly can't imagine coming from anybody else. Ange Dargent and Théophile Bacquet lead the movie (which also has an appearance by Gondry's "Mood Indigo" star Audrey Tautou) in the tale of Microbe and Diesel, two pals who decide that summer with their respective families won't be any fun. Instead, they build their own wacky car and hit the highway for an adventure that takes them across France. Read More: Interview: Michel Gondry On 'Mood Indigo,' Fancy Props, And The Future Of Stop-Motion Animation The film opens in France on July 8th. There's no U.S. distribution yet, so no word on if/when it might land here. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance hit "Dope" sent critics over the moon with its fresh new take on what's been called "the post-hip hop generation." While that label is up for debate, it's impossible to deny the other inventive hip hop inspired films that have led up to this moment. With the film opening in select theaters this weekend, we've decided to round up nine of the best hip hop inspired movies to date. Read More: Watch: Experimental 'Dope' Trailer Teases Vibrant Coming-of-Age Story "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" (2005)Musicians and comedians have always had a kind of symbiotic relationship -- at least that's what Dave Chappelle has come to believe, and he does a good job of convincing us in his 2005 concert documentary film, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party." Chappelle teamed up with Michel Gondry to film the block party concert he organized in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, with a line »
- Sarah Choi
Microbe and Gasoline is the name of the new film from Michel Gondry, and two of those three words are also more or less the names of the main characters. Microbe is the introvert; Gasoline, the one in the red jacket, is the outgoing new kid in school. They form a fast friendship, and avoid their […]
The post ‘Microbe and Gasoline’ French Trailer: Michel Gondry Makes a Road Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Following up Mood Indigo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry recently went back to work, crafting his next film, Microbe and Gasoil, and today brings the first trailer. The drama stars two young newcomers in the lead roles (Ange Dargent and Théophile Baquet), who are joined by Audrey Tatou (Amelie). The story follows the two boys who decide […] »
- Jordan Raup
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Film Review, a film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Ronald Cyler II, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon.
“I have no idea how to tell this story. I don’t even know how to start it.”
That’s the opening line of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, spoken by our lead character Greg, an awkward high school kid whose only real desire is to not be noticed at all. Greg is a kid who doesn’t have a ton of friends (and refers to his only real friend as his “co-worker”), stemming from his issues with his parents and his lack of confidence in himself. That’s not me reading subtext from the film, because there is literally a scene in which a character describes Greg in this way. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl »
- Michael Smith
Painter Man: Mitta’s Return to Filmmaking a Lofty, Honeycombed History Lesson
Ungainly and distractingly saccharine, Russian auteur Aleksandr Mitta returns with Chagall-Malevich, a whimsical biopic of politically opposed painters Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich. Considering the filmmaker is now in his eighties, there’s potential to be impressed with this technically proficient undertaking. However, as evidenced by a recent trend in sanctioned Russian cinema, this feels like the kind of watered down inconsequentiality resulting from interference of the Ministry of Culture. Perhaps more meaningful as a patriotic reenactment for those within its native climes, the film feels like a bright eyed and bushy tailed bit of propaganda, its political rhetoric washed down with an easy elixir of colorful hues.
- Nicholas Bell
Daft Punk Unchained, which was first announced in 2014 and is being made by the BBC, will also feature interviews with Nile Rodgers, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Pete Tong, former manager Pedro Winter and artist Leiji Matsumoto. It will air on June 24, via French station Canal+.
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- Guardian music
Thomas Mann is an actor on the cusp. Think of Miles Teller right before the release of “The Spectacular Now” or Michael B. Jordan before “Fruitvale Station.” Once “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” hits theaters over the course of the next month, the 23-year-old actor is going to find himself busier than ever. Of course, Mann’s mug may be familiar to many moviegoers. He starred in the hit comedy “Project X” ($102 million worldwide) and had supporting roles in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and “Beautiful Creatures.” “Earl,” which won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, is on a completely different level. Based on Jesse Andrews' novel, “Me and Earl” centers on Greg (Mann), a Pittsburgh area high school senior whose life takes a turn after his mom (Connie Britton) pushes him to hang out with a family friend and classmate, »
- Gregory Ellwood
While Michel Gondry's "Microbe And Gasoline" seems like the kind of movie that would've been a shoe-in for the Cannes Film Festival, the completed picture, slated to open in France this summer, wound up screening in the marketplace. And given some of the buzz I heard, it seems a shame considering that the word is that it's return to form for Gondry. And as we await news on U.S. distribution, the first set of stills have been revealed for the picture. Read More: Interview: Michel Gondry On 'Mood Indigo,' Fancy Props And The Future Of Stop-Motion Films Ange Dargent and Théophile Bacquet lead the movie that follows two teenagers who build a car, and take a road trip across France. Here's the official blurb via Film Divider that accompanied the movie on the sales floor on the Croisette: Microbe is a child in the margins, often immersed »
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of the best films of the new century is undoubtedly Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s an innovative, beautiful, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting romance. The Charlie Kaufman scripted, Michel Gondry directed film is one of my five favorites of all time, and I’ve explored and read about every facet of the film. […]
The post See How ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ Visual Effects Were Created appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Look: It's international pop star and onetime Aussie soap goddess Kylie Minogue's 47th birthday. She is a flawless thing who wears catsuits and couture better than anyone else in our hemisphere. Do you understand that? Do you appreciate that? Please start. Let's celebrate her birthday with a collection of her seven most flawless moments. Put on your favorite "Locomotion" remix and get into these videos. 1. Her superspy intrigue in the "Timebomb" video 2. Her gold shorts in the "Spinning Around" video 3. She toasted Madonna with her take on the "Vogue" rap 4. That time she took a bizarre role in the bizarre movie "Holy Motors" 5. That time she tolerated Jean Claude Van Damme's weird speech in "Street Fighter." Go Cammy! 6. She literally stopped traffic in "Red-Blooded Woman" 7. How she strutted through Michel Gondry's perfect "Come Into My World" video Happy birthday to the saucy Aussie herself. Here's to another 47+ years of flirty poppy glamor. »
- Louis Virtel
Underscoring market appetite for high-profile arthouse movies, Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has sold most all of the world – save for the U.S. and Japan – on “Mon Roi,” with Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot.
They come as Studiocanal’s intl. sales head Anna Marsh confirmed momentum off Cannes on a U.S. sale for Stephen Frears’ “The Program,” starring Ben Foster, who, from the evidence of a promo, bears an uncanny resemblance to Lance Armstrong.
Variety reported last week that several distributors expressed interest in the project. A U.S. deal should go down in the next two weeks, Marsh said.
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
This sounds like it's going to be so much fun. The first photo from the new Michel Gondry film has hit the web. Gondry moves quickly and quietly when working in France, we didn't even know this was shot yet. Microbe et Gasoil, as it's titled (or Microbe and Gasoil), is already filmed and stars Ange Dargent and Théophile Baquet as the two boys, along with Audrey Tautou. This first photo won't make sense until you hear the plot, then you'll have a big smile on your face when you realize. "As the summer holidays approach, the two friends don't want to spend two months in the company of their families, so they build their own 'car' out of a motor mower and some planks of wood, and set off on an adventure on the roads of France." Here's the first photo for Microbe et Gasoil, posted by Film Divider »
- Alex Billington
Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »
- D. Zhea
After working with Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry, Roman Polanski, Terry Gilliam, and more, Christoph Waltz is taking his skills to the director’s chair. THR reports he’s set to make his directorial debut with The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, a crime drama he’ll also star in. Based on Franklin Foer‘s NY Times article, it’ll follow Waltz as […] »
- Leonard Pearce
Oh hey, Chemical Brothers, remember them? The beatmaking duo have been releasing albums for two decades since their '90s-era peak, and after a five-year break from their last full length effort Further (not including their 2011 soundtrack work on "Hanna"), the electronic act is back with Born In The Echoes. And they've teamed with a longtime collaborator to get their first single some juice. Michel Gondry has directed "Go," and while it doesn't quite hit the peaks of the excellent spot for "Let Forever Be," it still shows off his preference for synchronized movements. The jam, featuring Q-Tip, is pretty simple: a group of six dancers who look like they time-traveled from the set of "Metropolis" walk around with a couple of large poles and dance with frozen expressions on their faces. Though, it feels like a song with this kind of energy could've used a little more razzle dazzle. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Evan falls hard for Louise after arriving in Italy. He doesn't know that much about her, but he's in love with her just the same. The more he discovers about her, though, the more he realizes just how different Louise is from anyone he's known before. Lovecraftian love abounds in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's Spring, coming out on Blu-ray and DVD as a Best Buy exclusive on June 2nd before hitting other stores on August 11th, and we have the film's home media release details and cover art:
Press Release -- "A young American in a personal tailspin heads to Europe to escape his past and falls for a beautiful woman with a dark and deadly secret in the unique and unforgettable Spring. From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff and Anchor Bay, the genre-bending horror romance that's been described as a brilliant cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London »
- Derek Anderson
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