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Title: London Road Director: Rufus Norris Starring: Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy, Rosalie Craig and Kate Fleetwood. ‘London Road’ documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five prostitutes. But the peculiarity of Rufus Norris’ mise en scène is that the account is sung. The film is based on the National Theatre British musical mystery thriller, which in turn is based on the interviews about the Steve Wright Killings. And yet the movie does not follow the conventional musical movie structure, but characters do sing their emotions and lines almost in a messy [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
From Cannes to Telluride I saw three or four films in Cannes back in May that count as tectonic shifts where this year’s movie performances are concerned. One of »
- Sasha Stone
The last time someone won back-to-back Oscars for Best Director was Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who prevailed for "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950). Prior to that, John Ford had won two of his record four Oscars consecutively for helming "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "How Green Was My Valley" (1941). Now, Oscar's reigning directing champ, Alejandro G. Inarritu ("Birdman"), has a heck of a chance of pulling off a repeat victory this year thanks to his visual masterpiece "The Revenant." Will Inarritu be the first helmer in 65 years to pull off a double-director Oscar whammy? -Break- Photo Gallery: Best Picture Oscar Contenders 2015 Due out on Christmas day, "The Revenant" is the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) who hunts down the man (Tom Hardy) who left him for dead after a bear attack in the Dakota Territory of 1823. Inar...' »
Warner Bros.' DC Comics Extended Universe is starting to take shape, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad currently in post-production, and Wonder Woman recently starting principal photography. One of the studio's 2018 projects, Aquaman, is coming together nicely as well, with Jason Momoa set to star, James Wan attached to direct, and David Leslie Johnson coming aboard to write the screenplay. No official story details have been released yet, but today we have a new rumor from JoBlo, which reveals who the villain may be, while offering new details about Mera's role in the story. There may be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
One of Aquaman's primary villains in the DC Comics is Black Manta, who many assumed would be battling Aquaman in this stand alone movie. This unconfirmed report claims that the villain will actually be Ocean Master, a. »
The gender swap is (finally!) taking over cinema, with roles originally written for males being played by females, and all-male casted films being remade with ensemble casts of women (“Ghostbusters,” “Ocean’s Eleven”). Earlier this year, George Miller brought us back to his dusty, sepia-colored universe in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and of course, the eponymous Max (the ever prodigious Tom Hardy in the role) was back, but Miller presented us with Furiosa, a stunning, brave, and unquestionably important character in the film. Read More: Video Essay Explores The Rhythmic Chaos in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ In an exacting performance from Charlize Theron (honestly, who else could’ve pulled Furiosa off so seamlessly?) we come to meet this enigmatic character, but do not really find out much about her aside from her mission, and her outward demeanor. In a new video essay from Kiva Reardon at Tiff, she helps us »
- Samantha Vacca
Fast becoming one of the more intriguing shoots in modern film history, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s visceral revenge drama The Revenant was fraught with issues during production, with everything from adverse weather conditions to complex battle sequences threatening to unceremoniously derail the director’s adaptation.
Thankfully, Iñárritu’s picture is nearing the end of the tunnel, on a track that will surely fire The Revenant directly into contention for this year’s Academy awards. Not only does it have the Birman director at the helm, but there’s also Emmanuel Lubezki (Aka Chivo) working as director of photography. Aiming for his third consecutive Oscar in the wake of Gravity and Birdman, some of the near pitch-perfect tracking shots and sprawling vistas glimpsed in the film’s trailers indicate that Lubezki is surely in with a shout.
On the other end of the lens, however, it was the likes of Tom Hardy, »
- Michael Briers
Production is now officially underway on the London set of FX and BBC’s period drama Taboo, and to celebrate, the studios have unveiled the series’ international cast.
With Tom Hardy already in place to reunite with Locke and Peaky Blinders cohort Steven Knight – the pair co-created the project – The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jonathan Pryce, House of Cards‘ Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin and David Hayman have all been recruited for the period piece. Behind the lens for the eight-episode series is Kristoffer Nyholm, best known for helming The Killing and The Enfield Haunting.
Based on an original story that Hardy penned with his father, Chips Hardy, Taboo places the Mad Max: Fury Road star front and center as James Keziah Delaney, a rogue adventurer who gets in all manner of trouble upon returning to London from a 10-year stint in Africa. Situated in the year 1813, Nyholm’s episodic »
- Michael Briers
“To show this was something I dreamed about, because it looks almost like an impossible task,” admits Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu during the expansive Q&A that followed Monday's screening of “The Revenant” at the academy theater in Beverly Hills. His follow-up film to last year's "Birdman," which won him Oscar for producing, directing and writing, is an epic tale that tells the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) who hunts down the man (Tom Hardy) who left him for dead after a bear attack in the Dakota Territory of 1823. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Among those packed ino the 1012-seat theater on Sunday and Monday were Oscar voters and members of the 1200-strong SAG nominating committee (their Gotham brethren will get a chance to see the film over Thanksgiving weekend). On both nights, Inarritu »
It’s quite difficult for an actor to convincingly play one movie character, with all their faults, tics and foibles. Even the greatest actors in the world don’t always get the complexities of a performance right, even with all their attention focused on the part. Imagine the difficulty, then, of one actor facing down the challenge of playing not one character, but two, in the exact same goddamn movie.
It’s a challenge that Tom Hardy can be seen taking on in Brian Helgeland’s recent crime drama Legend. A biopic of London’s notorious Kray twins, Legend finds Hardy playing both brothers to movie-stealing effect, adding another talent to his ever-expanding wheelhouse.
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- Brogan Morris
An actor uses different means to convey a character to the audience. Tom Hardy’s main strength resides in his voice. Whether it is creating a bombastic and operatic voice for the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, delivering lines in the manner of a Southern preacher in Lawless, or conducting conversations in a charming Welsh accent in last year’s criminally underrated Locke – not to mention his restrained growl in this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road – Hardy consistently shows a knack for bringing to life memorable characters through his unique vocal inflexions and speech patterns.
Legend is no different. Except this time around, Hardy is given the task to create voices and characters for twin brothers who share some similarities – both have a bad habit of getting into trouble – but are quite different. Hardy plays the famous 1960s English gangsters the Kray brothers. Reggie is the suave »
- Michael Haffner
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Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
- Michelle McCue
Max Landis, writer of “Victor Frankenstein,” has taken to Twitter with strong criticism for newly-minted awards favorite “The Revenant,” which was shown to the industry for the first time on Monday. Landis is thus far the sole voice of dissent following a Los Angeles screening of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, with hilarious if harsh words for performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Landis wrote, “‘The Revenant’ is the ultimate in cinematic overkill.” It’s unclear given the timing of the tweets if the writer and son of director John Landis attended the L. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
Alejandro Iñárritu.s The Revenant is poised to potentially make a serious impression this Oscar season. The film features an all-star cast . consisting of no less than Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson, and Leonardo DiCaprio . beautiful cinematography, and a gripping, dark, yet straightforward story about revenge in the North American wilderness. However, not everyone who has attended advance screenings of the film enjoyed themselves. Early reports indicate that some people had to walk out of the theater for one reason: the overwhelming gore. According to a report in THR, some attendees of early screenings of The Revenant walked out of the film because they could not stomach the movie.s gory content. Part of the reason for the general reaction apparently stems from the fact that some critics who have seen the film feel that the intense violence does not serve a greater purpose. One Academy member who contacted the »
Bar none, the most competitive acting race this season is for best supporting actor. The number of ensembles with multiple standout portrayals, as well as films with scene-stealing turns, makes for a dense category that could easily stretch to 10 nominations. This year, a lot of fine work is going to be left on the sidelines.
Let’s start with the ensembles. “Spotlight” — by any measure a strong best picture contender and likely the year’s Screen Actors Guild winner for best performance by a cast in a motion picture — is filled to the brim with prospects. Indeed, the entire cast will compete in the supporting category. Michael Keaton, fresh off last year’s best actor circuit, is probably out front in “Spotlight” as the conscience of the movie. But Mark Ruffalo sparks with a fiercely mannered portrait of a beat journalist; Liev Schreiber’s dialed down editor-in-chief simmers on a different level; and Stanley Tucci, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Read More: 'The Revenant' Poster Swaps Leonardo DiCaprio For Breathtaking Landscape After winning back to back Best Cinematography Oscars for "Gravity" and "Birdman," acclaimed Dp Emmanuel Lubezki might be set for a rare hat trick if the visually stunning trailers and promotional images for "The Revenant" are any indication of his work on the project. The adventure drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, reunites Lubezki with "Birdman" director Alejandro G. Iñárritu after their numerous awards victories last year, and it's safe to say they are back in the race this year. DiCaprio stars as American explorer Hugh Glass, who is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own team, led by Hardy's John Fitzgerald. Injured but alive, Glass embarks through the wilderness and endures a harsh winter all in the pursuit of vengeance and redemption. While distributor 20th Century Fox has yet to. »
- Zack Sharf
Filming the harrowing wilderness epic The Revenant was like "rock climbing without a rope," director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu told a robust crowd on Monday at one of the first public screenings of the film.
"There is no way down," Inarritu said. "You have to go up or you die. There was no choice for us."
After the credits rolled and the audience stood up to cheer, Inarritu was joined on the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter, and other members of his filmmaking team, who braved a brutal British Columbia winter to shoot the film this past year. He put the final touches on the film last week for its Oscars-qualifying limited release on Dec. 25 followed by a nationwide expansion on January 8.
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Not that it should surprise anyone, but early reviews are now in for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, and of course, they’re extremely positive. Critics are praising the film as a whole, and many are stating that 2016 could be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio Finally wins an Oscar.
Judging by the footage we’ve seen so far, it’s certainly possible, and after hearing these initial reports, we can’t wait to see what Iñárritu has in store for us with his latest effort.
Full reviews will arrive later on next month, closer to the film’s December 25th release, but for now, check out some early reactions below:
I saw The Revenant today. It’s great.
— mark romanek (@markromanek) November 23, 2015
The revenant was so brutal I feel like I need to lie down. Beautiful camera work almost makes it worth it — cassian elwes (@cassianelwes) November 23, 2015
Saw The Revenant yesterday. »
- Mark Cassidy
There is one less awards season mystery tonight, as The Revenant — Alejandro G. Inarritu's highly-anticipated follow-up to Birdman, the film that brought him three Oscars at the most recent Academy Awards — finally was unveiled. The epic period piece drama, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, screened on Monday night for an audience of awards voters and tastemakers at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, and its filmmakers undoubtedly hope it will again be a topic of discussion at that venue on Jan. 14 when Oscar nominations are announced there.
- Scott Feinberg
FX is ordering more Fargo? You’re darn tootin’ it is!
The cable net on Monday renewed Noah Hawley’s acclaimed anthology for a third season.
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In making the announcement, FX co-presidents Eric Schrier and Nick Grad cited Fargo’s “extraordinary” second season as well as Hawley’s “masterful storytelling,” adding, “We can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us.”
No details were provided about Season 3’s premise, but if history is any indication it will feature an entirely new cast, »
Tom Hardy's FX/BBC One show Taboo has begun production in London. The eight-episode series created by Peaky Blinders' Steven Knight stars Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, a man who returns to London after spending ten years in Africa in 1814, right as the U.S. and the U.K. are at war. He wants to avenge his father's death, so he decides to go up against Jonathan Pryce, who plays Sir Stuart Strange, the head of the East India Company and enemy No. 1. Also joining the cast is House of Cards' Michael Kelly, who will play an American doctor named Dumbarton, Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin, and David Hayman. But you may breathe a sigh of relief that a television show about the War of 1812 is finally getting made. »
- E. Alex Jung
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