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“The Infiltrator,” which will be released in France by Arp Selection, turns on the true story of a U.S. customs official who infiltrated the drug trafficking network of Pablo Escobar.
“The Infiltrator” will have its French premiere at the festival, along with David McKenzie’s “Hell or High Water,” James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle,” John Michael McDonagh’s “War on Everyone” and Todd Phillips’s “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper.
Michael Moore will be honored at the festival, along with James Franco and Stanley Tucci. The homage to Moore, which underscores the festival’s willingness to have a greater political undertone than in previous years, will be followed by the French premiere of “Where to Invade Next.”
Spanning 14 films, the competition includes »
- Elsa Keslassy
American Horror Story switches up its spooky theme each year, but there are usually a handful of recurring actors. Series staples like Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson have appeared every season, but creator Ryan Murphy has added more and more actors to his growing stable throughout the years. With the mysterious sixth season on the horizon, we're excited to see what this year's cast will look like this time around. Lady Gaga will be back, which means we can add her to this list once we get an official look at her new character (cross your fingers that it's soon!), as will a handful of actors from Hotel. For now, take a look at the many faces of the American Horror Story cast. We included everyone who has been on multiple seasons, even if they played the same character more than once, like Matt Ross (aka Dr. Charles Montgomery »
- Maggie Pehanick
Richard Hendricks (Emmy nominee Thomas Middleditch), the sheepish, high-strung CEO of Pied Piper, prefers to take his bad news lying down. Confronting a choice between termination and demotion in the season premiere of “Silicon Valley,” he sprawls on the floor, face pressed to the carpet; later, after attempting to grow his compression platform’s number of “daily active users,” he admits defeat by curling up in a bathtub the color of Pepto-Bismol.
On both occasions, he’s comforted by loyal CFO and kindred spirit Donald “Jared” Dunn (the note-perfect Zach Woods), a man of strong ethics and strange social graces, and it’s their relationship that reveals the satire’s soft heart. “Silicon Valley” features mercilessly funny criticism of tech-sector excess, but its sense of humor is built on the belief that the good guys can win. The series accepts Richard’s lament in the season finale—”Every time I »
- Matt Brennan
The tech smart and not so business savvy group of guys are back.
HBO released Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season on Digital HD this week. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudo, Xbox Video, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Nook, Playstation Video and Verizon Fios.
Here’s the synopsis for the third season:
After last season's shocking ending, which found Pied Piper celebrating legal victory just as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) was ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up where we left off, with Richard offered the diminished role of Cto and the rest of his team – Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) – facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. With a new no-nonsense CEO hell-bent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph »
- Gig Patta
Credit: Erik Simkins / Bleecker Street
Captain Fantastic may sound like the title of comic book movie but this warm, thoughtful film centers on a different kind of hero, a father who has devoted his life to his children. He is indeed a fantastic father, even if his ideas about how to raise his kids is far out of the mainstream, something which comes to the fore when his family faces a life-altering crisis. Captain Fantastic is an emotionally moving film that mixes drama and a bit of humor in a touching story of an unconventional family who have to work through their grief to find a new way to interact with conventional society.
Viggo Mortensen turns in a wonderful performance as that father, Ben Cash. Ben and his wife Leslie (Trin Miller) chose to leave prosperous conventional lives behind to raise their six children in a counter-culture utopia off the grid – way off the grid. »
- Cate Marquis
This Thursday ScreenAnarchy is heading to Korea for the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the largest celebration of genre cinema in all of Asia. A grand-scale championing of everything cinematic and fantastic on a normal year, this 20th anniversay edition promises to be bigger and better than ever. On the eve of the festival's opening ceremony, which kicks off with the Asian Premiere of Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic, Shelagh, Pierce and I throw out a few highlights from the 11-day programme that we're excited to catch ourselves, or to recommend to the rest of you. Check out the gallery below: ...
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Chicago – In this year of morally unique relationship films (“Swiss Army Man”), add the recently released “Captain Fantastic” to the mix. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is like a fable of unintended consequences, where a father raises his children to live off the ‘grid,’ away from typical 2016 civilization.
The father in the film is Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises”), and the situation complicates itself when the mother of the six children dies, leaving the father no choice but to bring them back into “civilization” to attend the funeral. Writer/director Matt Ross – who as an actor also portrays Gavin Belson on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” – combines anarchist political philosophy with the extreme survival skills of the family to illustrate a point about our modern society, mostly in the sense that despite all our current abilities to technically communicate with one another, we still remain separated.
Matt Ross Directs »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
From director Matt Ross (28 Rooms) comes the new comedy drama Captain Fantastic. Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he’s taught them.
The critics are loving Captain Fantastic!
Liz Braun at says The Toronto Sun says:
“Captain Fantastic is an engaging character study about compromise, humility, letting go and love of family. It’s one of the best films you’ll see all year.”
Greg Wakeman at CineBlend raves:
- Movie Geeks
I loved talking to these two! Truth be told, I love interviewing directors of a movie because I.m very interested in the passion of making the film! Writer/director Matt Ross, who won the Un Certain Regard directing award at the Cannes Film Festival where .Captain Fantastic. received a glorious 10-minute standing ovation! Très fantastique!
And Viggo Mortensen is very passionate about the movie! And it shows! He loves the child actors, and you can see the passion in his eyes! He.s very emotional invested in this film. And why not? He gave one of the most layered performances of the year!
Take a look at my in-depth interview with the star and his director for .Captain Fantastic..
These kids, including the child actors who played their brothers in .Captain Fantastic. are simply amazing! I sat down with the child actresses (From L to R: Shree Cooks, Annalise Basso, and Samantha Isler to talk about their fantastic movie starring Viggo Mortensen from director Matt Ross (Un Certain Regard winner at this year.s Cannes). I love the movie and these kids!
I just love Kathryn Hahn! Not only is she sweet in person (and she remembers little old me!), she.s also a great scene-stealer (case in point, last year.s .The Visit.). She plays a small role in director Matt Ross. .Captain Fantastic. as Viggo Mortensen.s character.s sister, Harper. I love this movie, I love Hahn, and I hope you.ll love this interview!
“Captain Fantastic” has been the little charmer that could ever since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The very selective programmers at the Cannes Film Festival chose the indie dramedy to screen on the Croisette, and it went over like gangbusters, with Matt Ross winning the Un Certain Regard Directing prize. But […]
The post Exclusive: Acoustic Cover Of Guns ‘n Roses’ “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” By The Cast Of ‘Captain Fantastic’ appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Edward Davis
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival hit drama “Captain Fantastic” starring Viggo Mortensen and Steve Zahn!
“Captain Fantastic,” which is rated “R,” also stars Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Trin Miller, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton and Shree Crooks from writer and director Matt Ross. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free passes to “Captain Fantastic” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
As family road movies of the off-beat, Sundance ilk go, Captain Fantastic is a standout, zigging whenever indie convention dictates it should zag, offering a fresh rendition of an old formula. Writer-director Matt Ross follows a clan of six children living deep in the lush forests of Oregon, led by their charismatic father, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), an outdoorsman/philosopher who’s built them a life of hunting, gathering and book-fueled enlightenment, disentangled from societal norms and unplugged from the digital world altogether.
Ross explores the friction between Cash’s off-the-grid credo and their extended family’s decidedly “real-world,” all-American way of life via scenarios that occasionally lack nuance but are nevertheless sharp and thought-provoking and dovetail nicely into and out of each other, making for an intellectually stimulating yet wholly approachable tale of family dysfunction and adventure.
The story opens with a sensually shot rite of passage: Ben’s eldest, »
- Bernard Boo
Thanks to a well-reviewed movie star, Bleecker Street took “Captain Fantastic” to a now-rare, once-common $20,000-plus limited per theater opening. With all well-oiled cylinders at work, Bleecker filled the demand for older-audience films after two failed recent attempts by others at corralling the younger market (“Swiss Army Man” and “The Neon Demon”).
A wider Bollywood release, Salman Khan-starrer “Sultan” (Yash Raj), achieved something few specialized films have managed in recent months: a Top Ten placement despite playing at fewer than 300 theaters.
Meantime, The Orchard’s “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” expanded again to strong numbers close to last weekend’s. This word-of-mouth hit could play all summer and expand wider. There is still an audience out there: it’s just more selective.
“Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street) – Metacritic: 70; Festivals include: Sundance, »
- Tom Brueggemann
Illumination and Universal's The Secret Life of Pets delivered a record opening for an original animated property as it led a strong, post-holiday weekend where the top twelve grossed an estimated $206 million, down only a fraction of a percentage compared to last year when Minions scorched the box office with a $115.7 million opening. The weekend's other wide release, Fox's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, also performed well as did Yash Raj's Bollywood release Sultan, which secured a top ten finish after opening on Wednesday and playing in a mere 283 theaters. Heading into the weekend, the largest opening for an original, animated property was the $90.4 million Inside Out brought in last year followed by the $75 million opening for Zootopia just a few months ago. Thus, the $103.17 million opening for The Secret Life of Pets handily tops those openings while also becoming only the sixth animated film to ever open with more than $100 million. »
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Hungarian drama won best film and best actor, while Czech features also saw success.
Szabolcs Hajdu’s Hungarian drama It’s Not the Time Of My Life was the major winner at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, which handed out its awards on Saturday night (July 9).
The film took the Crystal Globe for best feature film, which comes with a $25,000 prize, as well as best actor for director Hajdu, who also stars.
Ivan Terdovskiy’s surreal drama Zoology took the special jury prize, while Slovenian director Damjan Kozole took best director for his dark thriller Nightlife. Two Czech features also triumphed: Zuzana Mauréry won best actress for her performance in Jan Hrebejk’s school comedy The Teacher, and the final feature of the late Jan Nemec, who passed away in March this year, The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street, received a special mention.
A further special mention went to Catalin Mitulescu’s Romanian-Swedish-Italian »
The winners for the 51st annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Awards were announced on Saturday night.
Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu’s “It’s Not the Time of My Life” took home the Grand Prix Crystal Globe prize and a $25,000 cash award. The helmer, who also stars in the film, was also awarded the best actor award for his role. The movie follows two families that happen to temporarily share an unusual apartment.
The Special Jury Prize and the $15,000 cash prize was given to “Zoology.” Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, the feature follows a disillusioned middle-aged woman who grows a tail and embarks on a thrilling new romance before reality catches up with her.
Read More: Karlovy Vary Review: ‘We’re Still Together’ Is A Smart And Sensitive Micro-Budget Drama
Damjan Kozole won the best director award for “Nightlife,” which tells the story of a wealthy couple that changed by a sudden accident. »
- Liz Calvario
The full list of prizes awarded at the 2016 Karlovy Vary Film Festival:
Special jury prize
Russia, France, Germany
Damjan Kozole, “Nightlife”
Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zuzana Mauréry, “The Teacher”
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2016
Szabolcs Hajdu, “It’s Not the Time of My Life”
“By the Rails”
“The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street”
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France
East of the West award
“House of Others”
Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia
“The Days That Confused”
Portugal, Switzerland, Japan
Pravo audience award
Ecumenical jury prize
- Will Tizard
Szabolcs Hajdu’s sharply observed portrait of dysfunctional Hungarian couples “It’s Not the Time of My Life” scored the Grand Prix in Karlovy Vary Saturday — plus best actor nod for Hajdu’s perf — at a glitzy gala in the western Czech Republic town marked by dancers swimming through zoetrope-inspired images in the Thermal Hotel.
The Crystal Globe, along with a $25,000 check, was doled out for pic’s expert handling of complex and bittersweet character interactions.
“Zoology,” an ironic look at nonconformity in Russia, took special jury prize and a $15,000 kitty for writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.
The jury tapped Damjan Kozole for the intrigue “Nightlife,” a Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina co-production, for best director, while Zuzana Mauréry won actress honors for “The Teacher,” a Czech-Slovak look at insidious corruption by Jan Hřebejk.
“By the Rails,” a tense Romanian-Swedish relationship study by Catalin Mitulescu, won special jury mention, as did »
- Will Tizard
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