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Barry Jenkins more than fulfills the promise of his 2008 romantic two-hander ‘Medicine for Melancholy’ in this three-part narrative spanning the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of a gay African-American man who survives Miami’s drug-plagued inner city, finding love in unexpected places and the possibility of change within himself. ‘Moonlight’ offers a powerful sense of place and a wealth of unpredictable characters, featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including André Holland, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali—delivering performances filled with inner conflict and aching desires that cut straight to the heart. “Moonlight” was directed by Barry Jenkins. The New York Film Festival will run from Sept 30-Oct 16.
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- Rudie Obias
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- Mark Cassidy
Little is known about Collateral Beauty, the upcoming drama from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), save for the fact that Will Smith is set to play a man, Howard Inlet whose life is shattered by a personal tragedy. And the first image, featuring the Suicide Squad star alongside Helen Mirren, isn’t giving much away either. Check it out here, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly…
“It’s a little bit It’s a Wonderful Life and a little bit The Wizard of Oz,” states Smith. “It’s the process of Howard putting his life back together, but there’s also some interesting mystical elements.” He laughs. “Yeah, there’s huuuuge spoilers. It’s delicately framed in a way that’s going to be tough to promote.”
- Gary Collinson
Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
- Amie Cranswick
by Chris Feil
We've been excited at The Film Experience for Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, the follow-up to his 2008 tiny but magnificent debut Medicine for Melancholy (which is available on Netflix - you're welcome).You're going to want to catch up to that film if you haven't because if the buzz is to be believed on Moonlight, the writer/director has something special coming our way.
This week the film was announced as part of the lineups of both New York Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. In Toronto, it will compete in the Platform section meant to launch auteurs to the next stage of their career. If the just released trailer is any indication, Moonlight has the goods to do just that - take a look at this stunner:
Consider our breath offically taken. Not only does the trailer make good on the buzz we've been hearing for Naomie Harris's performance, »
- Chris Feil
On Thursday, A24 dropped a trailer for its upcoming indie drama Moonlight. Adapted from Tarell McCraney's play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, it tells the story of a young man struggling with his sexual identity and a difficult home life in Miami Beach, Fl. The film unfolds in three poignant chapters and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, and Janelle Monae. Given the critical success of other films from the studio this year - including New England folktale The Witch and the bizarre but striking The Lobster - Moonlight could really leave its mark. »
- Ryan Roschke
"At some point you gotta decide for yourself who you gunna be, can't let nobody make that decision for you." Wow. A24 has debuted the official trailer for a film called Moonlight, an emotional drama set across three different timelines following the story of a young boy coming to grips with his own sexuality during the Way on Drugs era in Miami. Ashton Sanders stars as the older Chiron, with an impressive ensemble cast including Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, André Holland, Tre' Rhodes and Janelle Monáe. From the trailer this looks phenomenal, and I've already been hearing great buzz from a couple of people who have been lucky enough to see it already. The music in this trailer adds so much emotion, and there's some stunning shots from cinematographer James Laxton. This film should definitely be on your radar now. Here's the first official trailer (+ posters) for Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, »
- Alex Billington
With heavy hitters Brad Pitt and “Medicine For Melancholy” writer-director Barry Jenkins behind the camera, and Naomie Harris, André Holland, and recent Emmy nominee Mahershala Ali in front of it, “Moonlight” looks like the latest entry in the 2016 race for Oscar. Produced by Plan B Entertainment (“12 Years a Slave,” “Selma”) and Upload Films, and both distributed and produced by A24 (“Ex Machina,” “Room”), “Moonlight” is an adaptation of playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s drama “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” The coming-of-age tale is told in tryptic form, following Chiron, a young black man struggling with the 1980s Miami drug wars and his dawning homosexuality, in three different time periods. Trevante Rhodes, a former runner and graduate of University of Texas at Austin, plays Chiron as an adult. “Moonlight” will also feature Holland, Ali, the big-screen debut of singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, and what looks to be a no-holds-barred performance from Harris. »
A24 has released more than its fair share of notable films during its brief existence so far. Just this year alone, they’ve released “The Lobster,” “Green Room” and “The Witch, all of which have been widely acclaimed. But their latest film “Moonlight” represents a first for the young studio. Writer/director/producer Barry Jenkins’ upcoming drama marks the company’s first in-studio production alongside Plan B Productions, with Brad Pitt onboard as executive producer. Check out the first trailer below.
Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film tells the life story of a young man named Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) via three defining chapters of his life. Set in the 1980’s Miami during the height of Reagan’s War on Drugs, “Moonlight” follows Chiron as he comes of age, falls in love and discovers his own sexuality, »
- Michael Nordine
While there’s a number of features we’ve been looking forward to all year long (and beyond) that will be premiering on the fall festival circuit, it’s genuinely thrilling when the emergence of an up-and-coming voice gets their chance in the spotlight. If we were putting money down, we’d bet the sleeper drama of the fall is Barry Jenkins‘ Moonlight, which is a three-part story spanning three time periods in a gay African-American man growing up in Miami. Ahead of a Toronto International Film Festival premiere, New York Film Festival screening, and October release, A24 has now released the fantastic first trailer.
“Barry Jenkins more than fulfills the promise of his 2008 romantic two-hander Medicine for Melancholy in this three-part narrative spanning the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of a gay African-American man who survives Miami’s drug-plagued inner city, finding love in unexpected places and the possibility of change within himself, »
- Jordan Raup
Toronto International Film Festival continues to add to its already eclectic slate by announcing their Platform line-up today. Beginning last year as a special program to highlight auteur-driven features from around the world, this year’s line-up looks remarkably strong, opening with Bertrand Bonello‘s Paris-set terrorism drama Nocturama.
Also featuring new films from Fien Troch, Zacharias Kunuk, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ivan Sen, Katell Quillévéré, Khyentse Norbu, Pablo Larraín, William Oldroyd, Mijke de Jong, Barry Jenkins, Mathieu Denis, and Simon Lavoie, check out the line-up below.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first film outside Japan with this French-language ghost romance fantasy, about an aging photographer whose obsession with an archaic technique draws his young assistant and beautiful daughter into a dark and mysterious world. Starring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, and Mathieu Amalric. ***
- Jordan Raup
Hitting the home entertainment markets in a couple of weeks is the thrilling adaptation of John le Carré’s Our Kind Of Traitor. To coincide with the release, we have an exclusive interview with the film’s director Susanna White to share where she talks about her experiences working on the film.
Whilst holidaying in Marrakech, ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor – Trainspotting) and Gail (Naomie Harris – Spectre), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. Lured into a Russian mobsters plans to defect, the couple soon find themselves thrust between the Russian Mafia and British Secret Service agent Hector (Damian Lewis – Homeland), neither of whom they can trust.
- Paul Heath
The 2016 New York Film Festival line-up has arrived, and as usual for the festival, it’s an amazing slate of films. Along with the previously announced The 13th, 20th Century Women, and The Lost City of Z, there’s two of our Sundance favorites, Manchester By the Sea and Certain Women, as well as the top films of Cannes: Elle, Paterson, Personal Shopper, Graduation, Julieta, I, Daniel Blake, Aquarius, Neruda, Sieranevada, Toni Erdmann, and Staying Vertical. As for other highlights, the latest films from Hong Sang-soo, Barry Jenkins, and Matías Piñeiro will also screen.
Check it out below, including our reviews where available.
Directed by Ava DuVernay
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, »
- Jordan Raup
Tony Black reviews James Bond Vol. 1: Vargr…
After a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, James Bond returns to London and assumesthe workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. His new mission takes him to Berlin, presumably to break up an agile drug-trafficking operation. But Bond has no idea of the forces gathered in secret against him, the full scope of an operation that’s much scarier and more lethal than he could possibly imagine. Berlin is about to catch fire… and James Bond is trapped inside.
After quite some time in the wilderness, James Bond makes a stylish, triumphant return in comic book form with Vargr, the first six-part series now available in trade, from writer Warren Ellis and artist Jason Masters. It’s the opening salvo from Dynamite Entertainment, having purchased a ten year license from Ian Fleming Publications to produce 007 comics, a body who themselves requested Ellis come »
- Tony Black
The musical version of the hit movie The Bodyguard returned to the West End stage last night for its new run with Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron, opposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron’s bodyguard.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
The stars came out to celebrate the return of the West End favourite, which we reviewed »
- Paul Heath
Our Kind of Traitor is the spellbinding, psychological thriller of the summer. It will keep you guessing until winter arrives. An otherwise ordinary British couple are on holiday in Marracech, Morocco, when fate stumbles upon them. Ewan McGregor plays Perry, a professor of poetics and Naomie Harris plays his wife Gail, whom is a successful lawyer. […]
The post ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’ Movie Review: A Spellbinding, Psychological Thriller appeared first on uInterview. »
- Kevin Xavier
“In Order of Disappearance” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2014, and is finally now arriving to Us theaters this year. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Hans Petter Moland, the dark comedy stars Stellan Skarsgård as Nils, an introverted and hard-working snow plow driver who receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving of the official report, he soon uncovers that his son was killed by a drug cartel and begins his quest for revenge.
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote in his review that it “cleverly magnifies the way each man is trapped in the mazes of »
- Liz Calvario
The new thriller, Our Kind of Traitor, is worth the visit. Just the right amount of action, adventure, and intrigue. The dynamic cast was spot on and is sure to please.
The story starts out with Perry (Ewan McGregor) and his girlfriend Gail (Naomie Harris) in a bit of a tumultuous relationship with Perry having to try and make amends after a sorted affair he had some time back. As chance would have it, Gail storms off in a restaurant while on holiday, leaving Perry open to befriend a member of the Russian mafia, the very charismatic Dima, played by Stellan Skasgard. He is extremely boisterous, full of life, and in great need. We come to learn that Dima is in trouble and is petrified of the mafia putting a new man in charge, “The Prince” (Grigoriy Dobrygin), who is going to kill his family. Dima enlists Perry to get »
- Betsy Russo
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 1. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: The Bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been »
- Steve Greene
John le Carré incorporates many of the same ingredients in each of his literary recipes: espionage, intrigue, and corruption. How he uses these ingredients and a few others sprinkled in is what makes each of his dishes satisfying. Our Kind Of Traitor might be the author’s least complicated recipe. There are fewer players and even fewer entanglements than some of his recent film adaptations, such as A Most Wanted Man and the acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. As a result, Our Kind Of Traitor might be the most easily digestible for those looking for a more straight-forward approach to his world of international crime.
Ewan McGregor stars as a poetry teacher who dips his pen into the wrong inkwell. After a vacation in Morocco with his wife turns sour (Naomie Harris), the “professor” ends up going out on the town with a man he meets one night at a restaurant, »
- Michael Haffner
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