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Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort, the mob story Live by Night, is coming to blu-ray in March with a handful of bonus features for movie fans to dive into. Come inside to learn more about the upcoming launch!
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Witness the price of the American Dream when “Live By Night” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in “Live By Night.”
“Live By Night” will be available on Blu-ray for $29.98 on March 21, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and a digital version of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
There’s much to talk about over The Dinner, a rather cold and over-flowing plate of black comedy and moral conundrums that leaves one with a certain sinking feeling. It’s the first English-language adaptation of Herman Koch’s 2009 best-selling novel of the same name and the latest film from Israeli-American writer-director Oren Moverman. Unraveling in the confined locations — aside from a number of extended flashbacks — of a laughably swank eatery, Moverman’s adaptation of the text has the feeling of a pressure-cooker stage play, the type where everybody shouts and few people listen. Indeed, it’s the type of unpleasantness that might cause the viewer to recall Roman Polanski’s Carnage (or perhaps Yasmina Reza’s stage play upon which Carnage was based), a film that boasted equally detestable characters although, perhaps, played with slightly more subtlety and restraint.
Indeed, simply mentioning Carnage and “subtlety” in the same sentence »
- Rory O'Connor
Author: Stefan Pape
With the third season of The Trip soon upon us, before witnessing Steve Coogan dine with Rob Brydon across a beautiful Spanish landscape, we can see the British actor indulging in fine cuisine of another kind, this time with a somewhat more bitter aftertaste, for he takes the lead role in Oren Moverman’s dark and disturbing thriller The Dinner, based on Herman Koch’s novel of the same name, which proves to be a film stifled by its very own sense of ambition.
Coogan plays Paul Lohman, a school teacher doing all he can to avoid going out for dinner with older brother, and congressman Stan (Richard Gere), and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall). But Paul is persuaded by his own wife Claire (Laura Linney) who is rather insistent they make the trip, and as they set food in the grandiose, pretentious restaurant, it becomes clear why, »
- Stefan Pape
The Dinner review
The film is largely set during the events of one particular, highly-charged evening, and is structured using the various dinner courses, from the aperitif through to dessert, cheeses etc (you get the idea). We are first introduced to Steve Coogan‘s character, Paul, who is having a light, though slightly heated conversation with his wife Claire (Laura Linney) about going out for dinner as they finish off getting ready. Gere plays the role of congressman Stan Lohman, Paul’s brother, one half of »
- Paul Heath
“Apes.” It is high school teacher and avid history scholar Paul Lohman’s preferred term of abuse for his congressman brother Stan (Richard Gere) and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall). And it is spat out by him, as played by a revelatory Steve Coogan, several times over, often to his wife Claire (Laura Linney) in Oren Moverman‘s unfeasibly compelling “The Dinner,” based on Herman Koch‘s bestselling novel.
- Jessica Kiang
Director Oren Moverman and actors Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Richard Gere and Steve Coogan are five very talented people. Gere gave a great performance in Moverman’s last film, Time Out of Mind, a clear-sighted and open hearted study of homelessness. But through some terrible non-chemistry and anti-alchemy, some awful misalignment of the planets, this five have come together to create something terrible: a shouty, hammy, tedious, damp-squib firework display of dullness.
It finally leads to an excruciating outbreak of thwarted melodrama, after which the curtain is lowered on a dilemma that the film has left until the final fifteen minutes to explore, but leaves shruggingly unresolved. The cast look unconvinced and unconvincing.
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- Peter Bradshaw
“The Dinner” has a catchy atmosphere of disturbance. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, and adapted from the best-selling novel by Herman Koch (first published in the Netherlands in 2009), the film ultimately descends from the genre invented by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Two couples assemble for a “civilized” get-together — dinner and drinks, conversation that starts off as relatively polite. But as the evening wears on, they reveal themselves (or maybe peel themselves, layer by layer) until the hidden violence at the core of their civility stands naked.
The last time this was tried in a movie, in Roman Polanski’s “God of Carnage” (2011), the staging was Ok, but the play itself was awful — a chain of contrivances that just got loopier. Koch’s novel is a far more captivating work, and Moverman, the gifted director of “Rampart” and “The Messenger,” is a shrewd naturalistic showman who knows how »
- Owen Gleiberman
Oren Moverman is responsible for two of the most impressive American screenplays of the past 10 years, “I’m Not There.” and “Love & Mercy,” both of which turn ambitious approaches to personal stories into surprisingly accessible dramas. As a director, Moverman has shown a rougher edge.
His first two features, “The Messenger” and “Rampart,” were gritty, intimate stories of angry men screwed by the system that employs them (the military and the police force, respectively), while 2014’s “Time Out of Mind” took a similar approach to a man rejected by the system altogether (Richard Gere, playing a decrepit homeless man in New York). Moverman assembles these rickety dramas in piecemeal, gradually developing psychological tension out from the moments that form their lives, like a series of sparklers ignited one by one until they form a blazing whole.
His latest effort, “The Dinner,” is a firecracker from the start. While hobbled by »
- Eric Kohn
“That is his biggest crime, conflating those two words. A refugee is someone who seeks refuge; it is someone we need to help,” Gere told a news conference at the Berlinale on Friday. “The number of hate crimes in the U.S. went up enormously when Donald Trump began running for president. There are leaders who spread fear. It’s happening here, too.”
Gere spoke after a screening of his competition film “The Dinner,” an intense drama about two families dealing with a horrifying crime committed by the sons and, in a larger sense, with issues of anger and politics.
- Ed Meza
Starting today at 8:15Am Et/5:15 Am Pt, you can watch a live stream of the Berlinale press conference featuring the cast and crew of “The Dinner.” Filmmaker Oren Moverman is expected to attend the conference, as well as cast members including Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Chloe Sevigny and Rebecca Hall.
Based on Herman Koch’s book of the same name, the film follows a connected family during a very uncomfortable meal out.
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Per the film’s official synopsis, “Paul has no desire to go out to dinner with his brother Stan, a well-known politician, and his sister-in-law Barbara. But his wife Claire insists on him accompanying her. The couples meet at a hip restaurant but, in between each exquisite course, dark family secrets are brought out onto the table. The couples’ sons are responsible »
- Kate Erbland
Gere serves as chair of the International Campaign for Tibet (Ict), which works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for Tibetans. Founded in 1988, Ict maintains offices in Washington, D.C., and in various European cities, including Berlin and London, as well as in Dharamsala, India.
On Wednesday, Gere also met with German Green Party politician and Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth to also discuss Tibet as well as the political situation in the U.S.
“The Dinner,” written and directed by Oren Moverman, screens in competition at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday. In it, Gere stars as a candidate running for governor who is forced to deal with a terrible crime committed by his and his brother’s children. »
- Ed Meza
Coinciding with its world premiere this weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Oren Moverman’s adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel of the same name, The Dinner. The upcoming thriller stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer.
Paul has no desire to go out to dinner with his brother Stan, a well-known politician, and his sister-in-law Barbara. But his wife Claire insists on him accompanying her. The couples meet at a hip restaurant but, in between each exquisite course, dark family secrets are brought out onto the table. The couples’ sons are responsible for a terrible crime — as yet undiscovered — and their parents must now decide how to deal with the situation. An argument soon ensues, since public disclosure would change the lives of each of them forever.
The Dinner is set for release »
- Amie Cranswick
What is the line between family and business? How far would you go to protect your child? These seem to be some of the questions boiling at the surface in the first trailer for the mystery thriller, The Dinner. An adaptation of the international best-selling novel by Herman Koch, the film focuses on the titular event wherein things get messy fast (no, sadly, it’s not a food fight).
Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall as the four diners, they all must debate the morality of the mysterious situation at hand. Helmed by acclaimed director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart), The Dinner looks to weave a tangled web of cover-ups and hard truths. See the trailer below, with a nod to Entertainment Weekly, for the film that also stars Chloë Sevigny and will premiere at Berlinale shortly.
A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. »
- Mike Mazzanti
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s comedic take on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle now has a release date. Holmes & Watson will hit theaters on August 3, 2018 through Sony Pictures. Ferrell will play the famous detective Sherlock Holmes while Reilly will be his trusty companion Dr. John Watson.
Holmes & Watson will be directed by Etan Cohen from a script has written himself. Other cast members include Laura Lapkus as a woman named Millie, Kelly McDonald as Mrs. Hudson, Hugh Laurie as the older Holmes brother Mycroft, Rebecca Hall as Dr. Grace Hart and Ralph Fiennes as the detective’s infamous nemesis, Professor Moriarty.
The film is currently shooting in London. »
- Ricky Church
The Orchard has revealed the first official trailer for an indie drama titled The Dinner, which is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival starting this week. The Dinner is the latest film from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart, Time Out of Mind), adapted from the novel by Herman Koch. The film is about two couples that meet at a restaurant for dinner, discussing a situation involving their children. It's a look at how far parents will go to protect their children. The two couples are: Richard Gere & Rebecca Hall and Steve Coogan & Laura Linney. Also featuring Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Adepero Oduye and Joel Bissonnette. There is obviously more going on here than just a dinner, I'm curious to see this. Here's the first official trailer for Oren Moverman's The Dinner, originally from EW (on YouTube): While dining together at a restaurant, two couples (Richard Gere & Rebecca Hall »
- Alex Billington
The Berlin Film Festival begins this Thursday, February 9, and will feature such premieres as Aki Kurasami’s “The Other Side of Hope,” Sally Potter’s “The Party” and Oren Moverman’s new psychological thriller “The Dinner,” about a claustrophobic double date gone completely awry.
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The film follows Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a well-known politician, who invites his brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) out to dinner at a hip restaurant. Though Paul reluctantly agrees to go, he’s stunned by Stan’s insistence that they air their dirty laundry, particularly a horrific crime their children have committed but has yet to surface. It co-stars Chloë Sevigny (“The Last Days of Disco”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine”), Charlie Plummer (“King Jack”) and Adepero Oduye (“Pariah”). Watch a trailer for the film below via EW.
This is Moverman’s fourth feature film, »
- Vikram Murthi
If you put Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall around a table — real or cinematic — we’d gladly break bread with them. And the cast alone, coupled with the talented Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart“) behind the camera, make “The Dinner” one we’re keen to see.
- Kevin Jagernauth
31 January 2017 12:38 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Together with jury president Paul Verhoeven, they will judge the competition films of the 67th Berlin festival, which runs Feb. 9-19.
Among the films in competition this year are Oren Moveman's The Dinner, starring Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan; The Party, from U.K. helmer Sally Potter, featuring Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer and Kristin Scott Thomas; and The »
- Scott Roxborough
Antonio Campos gives the true story of the American TV news reporter who killed herself on air its second, superior big-screen telling
Two films made last year explored the wrenching, real-life story of the Florida-based local news reporter Christine Chubbuck who in 1974 took her own life on live television. Robert Greene’s Kate Plays Christine was a tricksy moral maze of a movie that explored the ethical dilemma of being a parasite of tragedy. By comparison, Antonio Campos’s Christine is less experimental in its approach, but this elegant, achingly sad study of debilitating depression is by no means a conventional piece of film-making. Deftly sidestepping any of the obvious narrative choices, this film confirms Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer) as one of the most intelligent and consistently surprising film-makers working in Us indie cinema.
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- Wendy Ide
Directed by Antonio Campos.
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
On July 15th 1974, Christine Chubbuck – a newsreader disillusioned by the burgeoning “if it bleeds it leads” culture of news-announced live, “In keeping with the Wzrb policy of presenting the most immediate and complete reports of local blood and guts, TV 30 presents what is believed to be a television first. In living colour, exclusive coverage of an attempted suicide.” Removing a revolver from her bag covered by a felt puppet of a crocodile, she shot herself in the head, ultimately dying in the hospital later that day.
Christine locks herself away in her bedroom in fits of envy and loneliness, writing self-improvement plans whilst her hippie »
- Amie Cranswick
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