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Perhaps aware that the comparisons to “Rosemary’s Baby” will arrive from the start, playwright and theatre director David Farr, making his feature film debut, acknowledges the allusions to Roman Polanski’s picture from the first frames. Our first look of Clémence Poésy in the film bears a similar fragility to Mia Farrow, and the score by Adem Ilhan (“In The Loop”) evokes lullabye-style tones not unlike Krzysztof Komeda’s work on Polanski’s picture. However, Farr doesn’t simply trod over similar ground of its predecessor, but offers an intriguing proposition: what if Rosemary Woodhouse became a mother to a perfectly healthy baby, but was driven mad not by a satanic cult, but by “The Ones Below”? Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are the picture of a perfect couple. They each have successful careers, a lovely London flat, and a baby on the way. However, their little »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Martin McDonagh is one of the most exciting voices to have emerged in film in the last decade or so. A veteran playwright behind the likes of “The Pillowman” and “The Cripple Of Inishmaan,” McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film “Six Shooter,” and followed up with the beloved, soulful crime comedy “In Bruges.” It’s been three years since McDonagh’s second feature “Seven Psychopaths,” but it looks like the writer-director is heading back to the screen in the near future. In an interview with The Guardian to promote his new play “Hangman,” which stars David Morrissey and is about to open in London, McDonagh says that “Fargo” Oscar-winner Frances McDormand is set to star in his next film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” “It’s about a 50-year-old woman,” McDonagh says, “whose daughter is murdered, and she goes to war with the police in her home town »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Changeling Chronicles: Farr’s Eerie Debut a Duel of Deserving Motherhood
Screenwriter and playwright David Farr makes his directorial debut with The Ones Below, a psychological quartet examining class issues, motherhood as a rite of passage, and the vulnerability of guilt. Tonally comparable to Polanski’s trio of horrific happenings in urban apartments, Farr channels the innate awkwardness of adult interactions and the unnamed tensions of familial competitions and contrived intermingling. As a genre film, the narrative plays out with almost disappointing predictability. But under the guise of a socioeconomic thriller operating as a nightmare of the privileged, Farr manages a striking portrait of the perverse relationship of building family vs. building community.
Kate (Clemence Poesy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) have been happily married for quite some time and are finally expecting their first child, the perfect addition to their life in the comfortably affluent suburbs of London. New »
- Nicholas Bell
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next week, and it's the place where awards season contenders start the road to potential Oscar glory. However, there are many other movies, in a variety of styles and genres, that are potential for breakout status too, and one to keep an eye on is "The Ones Below," and today we have an exclusive clip. Read More: Review: 'Last Love' With Clémence Poésy Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Laura Birn star in the picture, directed by playwright David Farr, about a London couple whose arrival of a new baby, and the friendship with a new tenant that moves in downstairs, brings an increasing sense of paranoia. And as you'll see in this clip, strange things start happening around the home in this Polanski-esque drama. Here's the official synopsis: Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are an »
- Edward Davis
CBS’ Extant Don’t Shoot The Messenger TV Show Review. Extant: Season 2, Episode 10: ‘ Don’t Shoot the Messenger ‘ seemed to shed much of season 2’s major events like so much Hybrid skin. Never mind Molly’s (Halle Berry) death, never mind Tobias’ (David Morrissey) internal conflicts, never mind the Molly-Julie (Grace Gummer) feud, over Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), and […] »
- Sam Joseph
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 10 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Don't Shoot the Messenger," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and intense stuff take place as Shepherd's loyalty gets put to the test. Disturbing dreams plague Molly, and more! In the new, 10th episode press release: Molly Experiences A Distressing Vision She Can't Forget. Press release number 2: Following a near-death experience, Molly will have a harrowing vision she can't shake. Also, Shepherd's loyalty to the Global Space Commission is going to get called into question. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Goran Visnjic (John Woods), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) and Kiersey Clemons (Lucy). The episode was written by Tom Pabst, and it was directed by Dan Lerner. Episode 10 is set to air on Wednesday night, August 26th at 8pm central time on ABC. »
- Andre Braddox
Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 9 of season 2. The episode is entitled, 'The Other Side," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intense and high drama stuff go down as Julie has to make a hard choice. The Hybrids come looking for vengeance, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: As Molly Succumbs To The Virus, Long-forgotten Memories Surface. Press release number 2: As Molly succumbs to the virus, long forgotten memories are going to surface. Also, Julie is going to get confronted with hard choices and the Hybrids will seek revenge. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Goran Visnjic (John Woods), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) and Lou Gossett Jr. (Quinn). The episode was written by Les Bohem, and it was directed by Kevin Dowling. Episode 9 is set to air on Wednesday night, August 19th »
Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.
London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom Geens’ Couple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-Jones’ Urban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.
Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
TV show trailer for CBS‘ Extant episode The Other Side. Molly (Halle Berry) got back into Gsc custody just in time, it seems, for the other shoe to drop, regarding Tobias’ (David Morrissey) two front approach to wiping out the Hybrids. As if seditious androids weren’t bad enough, now it looks like the viral solution is set to misbehave […] »
- Sam Joseph
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 8 of season 2. The episode is entitled,"Arms And The Humanich," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic and interesting stuff take place as Jd attempts to rescue his daughter. Molly tries to save her son, Adhu, and more! In the new, 8th episode press release: Molly Tries To Save Her Hybrid Son After A Devastating Global Security Commission Raid On Their Compound. Press release number 2: After a Global Security Commission raid on the hybrid compound, Molly is going to desperately try to save her son, Adhu, while Jd attempts to rescue his daughter who is being held captive by Shepherd. In the meantime, Lucy will become more of a threat to humans. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs), Melina, Kanakaredes (Dorothy), Lyndon Smith »
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episodes 6 and 7. Episode 6 is entitled, "You Say You Want An Evolution" and episode 7 is labeled, "The Other." It turns out that we're going to see some pretty heavy and intense stuff take place as Molly totally gets distraught over her new transformation, and more! In the new episode 6 press release: Molly Panics When She Discovers She's Changing Physically, And Molly And Jd Attempt To Broker A Peace Between The Humans And The Hybrids. Press release number 2: Molly will panic when she discovers she is changing physically - the question is into what, and whether she can reverse what's happening to her. Also, Jd's ex-wife, Dorothy (Melina Kanakaredes), is going to show up suddenly on his doorstep to discuss their daughter. In the new episode 7 press release: Molly and Jd will try to convince Shepherd to broker »
Recently, CBS delivered the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 5 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "The New Frontier," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down as Molly sets out to retrieve Ethan, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: Molly Discovers That Ethan Is Alive And Trying To Contact Her. Press release number 2: Molly will discover Ethan is alive and will set out to get her son back. Also, suspicions about John's death are going to cause Jd to investigate Julie's potential involvement. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) Necar Zadegan (Shayna Velez) and Hilarie Burton (Anna Salinger). The episode was written by Gianna Sobol, and it was directed by Christine Moore. Episode 5 is set to air on Wednesday night, July 29th at 8pm central time on CBS. »
Last summer, CBS had high hopes for Extant but the show didn't do very well in the ratings. They renewed it (in part becuase of a streaming deal with Amazon) but a lot of changes were made behind and in front of the camera. Were the changes a good idea? Will Extant be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Extant, began when astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) returned to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her reunion with her family is thrown into turmoil when it's learned that she's pregnant. This season, the cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer, and David Morrissey.
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Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 3 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Empathy For The Devil," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic stuff go down as Molly finds out what really went down with her son, and more! In the new, 3rd episode press release: Molly Finally Learns The Frightening Truth About Her Son. Press release number 2: Molly will finally learn the frightening truth about what happened to her son. Also, Julie's decision to erase Ethan's memory, is going to have disturbing consequences. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs), Necar, Zadegan (Shayna Velez), Hilarie Burton (Anna Salinger), Adhu (Henderson Wade) and Lyndon Smith (Kelsey Richter). The episode was written by Les Bohem, and it was directed by Dan Lerner. Episode 3 is set to air on Wednesday night, »
- Andre Braddox
Last year Amazon Prime released their biggest television project to the masses. That show was Extant and starred Academy Award Winner Halle Berry as Molly Woods, a female astronaut, whom after returning from a year long solo space mission found herself pregnant. Meanwhile her husband John, played by Goran Visnic was hard at work designing a new form of artificial intelligence, known as a ‘Humanic’. The result was Ethan, played brilliantly by Looper’s Pierce Gagnon, a robot child that Molly and John were raising as there own.
As the series progressed it was revealed that Molly’s baby was of course alien in origin and Molly found herself desperately trying to save her hybrid child form government officials, whilst still trying to keep Earth safe from invasion. If you haven’t seen the show »
- Kat Smith
Another winner from the BBC4 music doc machine shows the real roots of the genre that bestrode the world for decades
Was I the only child of my generation who watched the broad, laugh-tracked 1950s-set family sitcom Happy Days and assumed it to be a portrait of contemporary American life? The Milwaukee teenagers in baseball jackets genuflecting to a greaser called The Fonz in a milk bar while the catchy theme tune sang of “rockin’ and rollin’ all week long”? I thought America was still like that in the 1970s.
Such is the abiding mythic iconography of the birthplace of rock’n’roll. A new three-part doc Rock’n’Roll America plots how this image of hot rods and pompadours conquered the world under Eisenhower and refused to go home. Forged on the well-worn BBC Music docs anvil, archive footage of jitterbugging delinquents saying “Cool, daddy!” illuminates bronchial testimony from »
- Andrew Collins
Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" episode 2 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Morphoses," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intriguing and high drama stuff take place as another pregnant chick with fatal symptoms is found by Jd and Molly. Ethan's rebellion causes major issues for Julie, and more! In the new, 2nd episode press release: Molly And Jd Discover Another Pregnant Woman Suffering From Deadly Symptoms. Press release number 2: Molly and Jd is going to discover another pregnant woman suffering from inexplicable and fatal symptoms while Molly begins to question her own mental stability. In the meantime, Julie will struggle with Ethan's rebellion. Guest stars feature: David Morrissey (Tobias Shepherd), Kiersey Clemons (Lucy), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs), Necar Zadegan (Shayna Velez), Hilarie Burton (Anna Salinger) and Adhu (Henderson Wade. The episode was written by Mickey Fisher, and »
- Andre Braddox
Extant‘s Season 2 premiere falls back on the age-old cautionary tale: While the astronaut’s away, the robotics pioneers will play!
Ok, that’s not the most important takeaway from the CBS drama’s season opener, which finds Halle Berry’s Molly confined to a psychiatric institution in the wake of some very terrible events. But her husband John’s affair stings nonetheless, especially given the way his involvement in the story ends during the course of this episode. (At least the clues to his infidelity were well-laid —apparently, just like Julie! — last season.)
Oh, and the aliens are still out for us. »
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