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It is definitely an exciting time as a film fan to see the Western genre back in a major way in all its forms (horror, thriller, drama). Brimstone, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, premiered last September at Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), but now we all can get a glimpse at the film in its official trailer.
From the Press Release: Los Angeles – Oct. 20, 2016 – Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Momentum Pictures will be releasing Brimstone in theaters and on VOD in March »
- Tamika Jones
Kayti Burt Jan 26, 2017
Looking to get a Westworld fix featuring the cast of Game Of Thrones? Look no further than western thriller Brimstone, which — in addition to Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Emilia Jones — has Game Of Thrones alums Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in starring roles.
The western thriller is directed and written by Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven, his first internationally-financed English-language production, and looks gorgeous, not to mention tense and disturbing. Reviews coming out of the film festivals where it has screened have been mostly positive, though some have criticized the level of violence in the film, which reportedly, by some accounts (like this Variety review), borders on the sadistic.
What Brimstone about exactly? Set in the 19th century, it stars Fanning as Liz, a frontier wife »
The awards season can you leave you feeling in the mood for something with a bit of dirt under the fingernails, and “Brimstone” may be what you’re looking for. Arriving in cinemas shortly after the Oscars, it’s a gritty Western with some great names involved, and looking like it boasts plenty of style, too.
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Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten, and Kit Harington get together for this tale set on the frontier, where a woman accused of a crime she didn’t commit is hunted down by a preacher with a vengeance.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Dakota Fanning is all grown up and her new movie has the hard R rating to prove it.
Fanning stars opposite Guy Pearce in the Western thriller, Brimstone, and Et is exclusively premiering the new trailer, which previews just some of the film's "brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language."
We are also debuting the poster, below, with its foreboding tagline: "Retribution is coming."
Here is the official synopsis for Brimstone: "Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a frontier woman-turned-fugitive (Fanning) is hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce) in the menacing inferno of the old American West."
The “Canadian Oscars” feature innovative nominees in both film and television.
On Tuesday morning, actors Maxim Roy, Amanda Brugel, and Simu Liu announced the nominees for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. The awards honor outstanding works in film, television, and digital media productions. Both the film and television categories include innovative works made by young talent, and it is refreshing to see the unique work being done in the Canadian media industry.
French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s film, It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) leads the nominations in the film categories, scoring nine nods including Best Motion Picture. Dolan’s film won the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and has been submitted as Canada’s entry for the 2017 Academy Awards. Dolan did an incredible job adapting Jean-Luc Lagarce’s play of the same name, which was beautifully brought to life by stars »
- Angela Morrison
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