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Stars: Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Tamzin Merchant, David O’Hara, Lily Cole, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Tiernan, Alex Wyndham, Jack Fox, Brian Woodward | Written by Andrew Kirk | Directed by David Blair
The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, love and betrayal, family and blame. When he becomes embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist murdered in the local park who is desperate to communicate with his wife Sarah, Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message. Hidden secrets and lies finally push the fragile Jack over the edge, but hope appears in the person of his estranged sister, Emma. Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he confronts the truth about the death of his father.
I’m not sure how I feel about The Messenger. »
- Richard Axtell
Thailand has named gay-themed “How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)” as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race.
The selection was announced on Tuesday by a special selection committee of the Federation of National Film Associations of Thailand.
The film is a coming of age drama directed by Korean-American, Josh Kim. It had its world premiere in the Panorama section at the Berlin festival earlier this year.
Kim also scripted the film as an adaptation of two short stories from the best-selling book “Sightseeing” by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
The story focuses on an orphaned 11-year-old boy who learns to play the game of life while his older brother faces the possibility of being drafted into the Thai military. As the draft approaches the boy must grow up and learn to take care of himself in Thailand’s sometimes mean streets.
The Thai-u.S.-Indonesian co-production is produced by Edward Gunawan, »
- Patrick Frater
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, David Ryall, Javier Bardem, Andrew Tiernan, Lyubomir Neikov, Krasimir Kutsurapov, Geraldine Somerville | Written by Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate | Directed by Gabe Ibáñez
Thirty years in the future, mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates. Technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Roc corporation has set forth security protocols to ensure mankind maintains control over the manufactured population. However, as Roc insurance agent Jacq Vaucan investigates cases surrounding defective androids, he begins to uncover the secrets behind who is really manipulating the Automata Pilgrim 7000 – and the truth is far more complex than the make or model of any machine.
Take I-Robot, Blade Runner and a hefty tome on the philosophy of life, remove most of the action, stir in a »
- Richard Axtell
It’s well documented that in the Godfather movies, an orange is a symbolic portent of death. Don Corleone even makes some fake teeth out of orange peel to amuse his grandson, foreshadowing his heart attack. I suspect Michael Crompton had this in mind when scripting two-part police thriller Code Of A Killer, which opens with a close-up of a Feu Orange traffic-light air freshener dangling from a rear-view mirror. Its “delightful fragrance” was enough to turn your Ford Fiesta Mk II into a Terry’s Chocolate Orange on wheels. Dare we assume this one belongs to a harbinger of death?
A very specific caption tells us that we’re in Narborough, Leicestershire on 21 November 1983, 7.30pm. It’s the true story of the rape and murder of two teenage girls, »
- Andrew Collins
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:
Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.
A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.
These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »
- Tamika Jones
Shot over 2 weeks in London and the South Coast, Blood And Carpet is a 1960’s influenced, kitchen sink, comedy thriller. Directed by Graham Fletcher-Cook and starring Annie Burkin (Zebra Crossing), Billy Wright (Betsy And Leonard) and Frank Boyce (Tony) it features supporting roles from Nicola Stapleton (EastEnders, The Rise Of The Krays) Julian Firth (Scum) and Andrew Tiernan (300, The Pianist). !
London 1967 and Ruby and Lyle have a problem. A … Continue reading →
6 items from 2015
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