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The Vancouver critics have just joined the party, always offering an interesting assortment of nominations given their practice of splitting off a whole separate section for Canadian films. "Birdman" led the way in the international list, while Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" led the way in the Canadian section (which will probably be cold comfort after his film was unceremoniously snubbed by the Academy's foreign film committee). Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Jan. 5. And, you know: The Circuit. International Best Film "Birdman" "Boyhood" "Whiplash" Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Michael Keaton, "Birdman" Best Actress Marion Cotillard, "The Immigrant" Tilda Swinton, "Only Lovers Left Alive" Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton, "Birdman" Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher" J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, »
- Kristopher Tapley
We speak about Wolfgang Staudte's Murderers Are Among Us, the blurring of parameters, Bruce Greenwood's Vince at the charity ball, the upcoming Remember with Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz and Dean Norris and Die Walküre.
Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos give fervent performances of grief as Matthew and Tina, whose daughter Cass, played as an ice-skating, pie-loving, energetic young girl by Peyton Kennedy, goes missing. For eight years, aided by a Niagara team of detectives, headed by Rosario Dawson's Nicole Dunlop and Scott Speedman's Jeffrey Cornwall, they search for the missing child. The viewer knows her whereabouts in the clutches of Kevin Durand's Mika, a man in their midst, who comes up with new bristling storytelling functions »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Scott Speedman enjoys portraying flawed men who are pushed to the limit, make mistakes, and then have to recover, and his character in Atom Egoyan’s new psychological thriller, The Captive, definitely fits the bill. Speedman plays Detective Jeffrey Cornwall, an edgy cop who makes a living hooking predators and searching for missing children online. He’s immediately skeptical of Matthew Lane’s (Ryan Reynolds) story about his missing daughter (Alexia Fast), and his suspicions that the father is somehow complicit in the abduction lead him to push way beyond the ethical boundaries of his work. Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood also co-star. At the film’s recent press day, Speedman spoke about his creative collaboration with Egoyan with whom he worked previously on Adoration, how Egoyan wrote the role specifically with him in mind, why he was drawn to the complicated character and enjoyed the challenge of an enigmatic story, »
- Sheila Roberts
Atom Egoyan's intense abduction thriller The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos with Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, takes us to a wintry Niagara Falls and into the clutches of a hellish circle of internet predators. A house straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest turns out to be Marquis de Sade's chateau with Mozart's Magic Flute filling the icy air.
At the Crosby Street Hotel, I started with greetings from Alessandro Nivola, who is starring on Broadway with Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man. Atom and I went on to discuss the link to The Sweet Hereafter, fairy tales, Greek mythology, Cornwall and shifting perception, and ended up at Die Walküre and Remember.
Kevin Durand as Mika: "There's a charge, there's »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
In his disturbing child-abduction thriller, The Captive, writer/director Atom Egoyan explores the ambiguous nature of the human condition and how ordinary people react when drawn into dreadful circumstances. Haunting events unfold against a wintry Canadian landscape and secrets are revealed out of time over an 8-year period as parents Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) and Tina Lane (Mireille Enos) are torn apart by the kidnapping of their young daughter (Alexia Fast) while two detectives (Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman) investigate the case. Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood also co-star. At the film’s recent press day, Egoyan spoke about creating the atmospheric look and tone of the film, his writing process, the inspiration behind the story, tackling a difficult subject with care and sensitivity, approaching the narrative in a non-linear fashion, the impact of sophisticated new technology and how it can be abused, working with a low budget while attracting great actors »
- Sheila Roberts
The Captive, 2014.
Co-written and Directed by Atom Egoyan.
With the help of a pair of ambitious detectives, a married couple goes on a tireless mission to find out the truth behind their daughter’s disappearance eight years prior.
The abduction thriller that is The Captive delivers an unrelenting tone along with some standout authentic and eerie performances. Its creepiest moments go hand in hand with its most entertaining.
When we first meet landscaper Matthew (Ryan Reynolds), he is making his way down the snow-filled roads of frozen Ontario. When he stops to pick up a girl in need of a ride, it seems as though the film may be introducing the audience to its abductor. This turns out not to be the case (undoubtedly a benefit to both the audience and »
- William Fanelli
A new trailer has been released for Ryan Reynolds intense looking psychological thriller The Captive. The movie was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood.
The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."
The movie is set to be released on December 12th. It looks like a great, thrilling flick that will be worth checking out.
- Joey Paur
Review by Dana Jung
Wildlike screens at 5:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at the Tivoli Theatre as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here
The “fish out of water” story is nothing new. Even in as remote a location as Alaska, there have been numerous films and TV shows going back to at least Northern Exposure (and its predecessor Twin Peaks) that chronicle the effects of living in remote isolation on a person used to the big city. But no project in recent memory has utilized the extreme open spaces and majestic grandeur of the Alaskan outback in such a beautiful way as the new film Wildlike.
Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is a troubled teenage girl who is shipped off to live with her uncle in Alaska. With no father and a mother who is undergoing treatments for some never-explained illness, Mackenzie is struggling, »
- Movie Geeks
Wildlike will screen at 5:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at the Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here. Frank Hall Green will be in attendance to answer questions about his film
In writer-director Frank Hall Green’s Wildlike, Mackenzie (Ella Purnell of “Malificent”), a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her desperate and struggling mother to live with her uncle (Bruce Geraghty of “The Hurt Locker”) in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle initially seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship takes an uncomfortably sinister turn, and Mackenzie is forced to run away. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie instead ends up going ever deeper into the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a backpacker, the loner Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood of »
- Tom Stockman
In this psychological thriller from Academy Award Nominated director Atom Egoyan, Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) steps briefly into a diner and comes out to find that his young daughter Cassandra has vanished without a trace from the back of his truck.
Her unsolved abduction destroys Matthew’s once-happy relationship with his wife, Tina (Mireille Enos), who, haunted by mementos of Cassandra that appear mysteriously at her work, suspects her husband of foul play.
Years later, when detectives Nicole (Rosario Dawson) and Jeffrey (Scott Speedman) discover recent images of Cassandra while investigating Internet pedophiles, Matthew risks everything to ensure his daughter’s safe return—and to save himself and Tina from the limbo of unrelenting despair.
- Michelle McCue
A24 Films has released the official trailer for The Captive, which doesn't feature any new footage from the first trailer released in June, but simply serves as a reminder that this thriller will hit theaters soon.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Matthew, a young father who is still reeling from the disappearance of his young daughter Cassandra. Eight years later, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood also star in this thriller from filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Barney's Version), which doesn't have a domestic release date in place yet. Take a look at the trailer for this upcoming film, which is currently available for DirecTV subscribers and will hit theaters on December 12.
Oscar-nominated Atom Egoyan (Exotica, Where the Truth Lies, Chloe) has a new psychological thriller to untangle in The Captive (formerly Queen Of The Night), starring Ryan Reynolds and The Killing’s Mireille Enos as a couple plagued by the unsolved disappearance of their young daughter Cassandra. Years later, mementos of Cassandra’s start mysteriously appearing and two detectives (Rosario Dawson and Scott Speedman) discover recent images of the girl online. Egoyan penned the script with David Fraser; Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood also star. Watch the trailer above for The Captive, which is currently available via DirectTV and hits theaters December 12.
- Jen Yamato
Rights on The Dark Horse have gone in Benelux (Imagine Film), France (Zed), Germany (Koch Media), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Switzerland (Praesens), Turkey (Fabula), UK (Koch Media), Israel (Shoval Film), Middle East (Shooting Stars), Colombia (Babilla Cine) and airlines (Jaguar).
eOne will directly distribute in Canada writer-director James Napier Robertson’s story of a man who struggles to overcome challenges and pass on his gift to children in his community. Cliff Curtis stars.
Deals closed in Japan (UpLink), South Korea (At Nine Film), Turkey (Bir Film), Israel (Shoval Film) and China (Blue Media Times). Séville is in negotiations for Benelux and confirmed it will handle Charles Binamé’s film »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ewan McGregor tells Details the Trainspotting sequel "might happen" and doesn't speak to highly of Star Wars crazies saying: I don't have any experience with them. I've never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f**kers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f**king picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They're not fans -- they're parasitical lowlifes and f**king wankers. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to write The Lego Movie 2, though no word on whether they'll return to direct the sequel which is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. Deadline Bruce Greenwood joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth for writer/director James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) telling the story of »
- Brad Brevet
Based on Saroo Brierley's "A Long Way Home," the story follows a street kid from Calcutta (Patel) who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Garth Davis ("Top of the Lake") is attached to helm the film while Luke Davies penned the script. [Source: THR]
Zeta-Jones stars as the late Griselda Blanco, who instigated and fueled many of the Miami drug wars that took place during the late 70s and 80s. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
• Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight, Renee Zellweger, and Djimon Hounsou are set to star in Paramount Pictures' Same Kind of Different as Me, EW has confirmed. Michael Carney will make his directorial debut. He co-wrote the script with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall. Based on the book by Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent, the story follows an art dealer (Kinnear) who befriends a homeless man (Honsou) in order to save his marriage to his wife (Zellweger). The unexpected friendship takes the three on an incredible journey, and helps Hall reconnect with his father (Voight). Mary Parent and Cale Boyter »
- C. Molly Smith
Recent events in America and the world at large have provided plenty of fodder for Hollywood adaptation. There have been movies about everything from hunting Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty to the Valerie Plame scandal to weird biopics about George W. Bush. But it has been awhile since we had a good movie about scandal in America’s press corps. That gap will be filled with Truth, a movie about the scandal that eventually got Dan Rather in serious trouble with CBS.
Truth is based on the memoir by Mary Mapes and concerns the public brouhaha in 2004 following a CBS report that George W. Bush received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. The documents the report was based on were suspected of being forgeries. The upshot of the scandal resulted in serious damage to Rather’s reputation and the firing of his producer Mapes. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Bruce Greenwood has joined the cast of Truth, James Vanderbilt's story of Dan Rather’s fall from grace. The movie stars Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather’s producer, and is currently shooting in Australia. Vanderbilt wrote the script and is making his directorial debut. Greenwood will play Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News, the man who ultimately fires Mapes. The movie is based on Mapes’ memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. It tells of the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush
- Borys Kit
Niccol directed Good Kill from his screenplay about a former fighter pilot who struggles with the morality of his new role as part of a drone strike team under orders from the CIA.
Good Kill premiered in Venice and received its North American premiere in Toronto.
Separately, monterey media has taken all Us rights to Like Sunday, Like Rain from F J Productions and B B Film Productions.
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Ethan Hawke portrays Egan, a former pilot who now flies drones via remote control. After spending eight hours a day flying these plans, he returns home to his wife (January Jones), whom he constantly argues with while numbing his stress and pain with alcohol. He gets new orders from the CIA to select targets based on patterns of activity, and not personality profiles, as Egan contemplates his future as a drone pilot. Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood and Stafford Douglas co-star in the indie thriller.
Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Host) directs Good Kill from his own screenplay, with Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman producing for Voltage Pictures. The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival, and held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Here's what Jonathan Sehring, »
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