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Blair Witch, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And More Round Out Tiff 2016 Lineup

9 August 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One month out from festival season getting underway in North America, organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival have detailed the offerings to be featured in both the Midnight Madness and documentary programs.

Kicking things off on September 8 is Antoine Fuqua’s modern redo of The Magnificent Seven, flanked by such Oscar favorites as Nate Parker’s Sundance hit The Birth of a Nation and Manchester By the Sea.

From there, Deadline has confirmed that the Midnight Madness section will play host to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, welcoming the filmmaker back to Tiff following successful turns with High-Rise and A Field in England. There’s also room for Colm McCarthy’s apocalyptic drama The Girl With All The GiftsPaul Schrader’s mob thriller Dog Eat Dog (see today’s all-new trailer), the stealth release of Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch sequel, along with the world premiere of André Øvredal »

- Michael Briers

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Tiff 2016 Midnight Madness Lineup Includes Blair Witch, Sadako Vs. Kayako, The Belko Experiment

9 August 2016 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Attendees of September’s Toronto International Film Festival can look forward to revisiting the Burkittsville woods, watching a showdown between the villains of the Ringu and Ju-On franchises, and much more in this year’s Midnight Madness lineup, which includes screenings of Adam Wingard’s new Blair Witch movie (ahead of its September 16th release), Sadako vs. Kayako, and Greg McLean’s The Belko Experiment (written by James Gunn), to name a few:

Press Release: Toronto — Run for cover and grab your loved ones, Midnight Madness just unleashed its terrorific lineup for the 41st Toronto International Film Festival®. From high-octane crime films, gruesome visceral horrors, to a creepy, hair-raising documentary, and nerve-wrenching thrillers, this year’s slate will whet all appetites and leave audiences shocked, thrilled and checking under their beds before turning out the lights. Midnight Madness is generously sponsored by Cineplex Entertainment.

This year’s Midnight Madness welcomes »

- Derek Anderson

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Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire To Close 60th BFI London Film Festival

2 August 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is proud to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Ben Wheatley’s high-octane action thriller Free Fire. The film will receive its European premiere on Sunday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast and filmmakers. Set in Massachusetts late ‘70s, Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.  Ben Wheatley says "I'm very proud to be showing Free Fire at the BFI London Film Festival. To be the closing film is a great honour. Lff have been fantastic in supporting the films I've made (me and an army »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire to close this year’s BFI London Film Festival

1 August 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been announced today the Ben Wheatley’s high-octane action thriller Free Fire will be the Closing Night gala film of the 60th BFI London Film Festival, with the cast and filmmakers set to attend its European premiere on Sunday, October 16th.

“I’m very proud to be showing Free Fire at the BFI London Film Festival,” said Wheatley as part of the announcement. “To be the closing film is a great honour. Lff have been fantastic in supporting the films I’ve made (me and an army of 100s) and I can’t wait to show Free Fire to the Festival audience!”

Ben Wheatley’s ascent as one of the UK’s most dazzling cinematic talents continues with this ballsy actioner,” added Clare Stewart, director of the BFI London Film Festival. Dripping with blood, sweat and irony, Free Fire’s bravura filmmaking pays knowing tribute to the films »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Wheatley’s Star-Packed ‘Free Fire’ Set to Close BFI London Film Festival

1 August 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ben Wheatley’s next feature, the star-packed (from newly minted best actress winner Brie Larson to rising stars like Jack Reynor and Sam Riley to reliably great character actors like Noah Taylor, this thing has got it all) action thriller “Free Fire,” will close out this year 60th BFI London Film Festival. The film will serve as the fall festival’s Closing Night Gala on October 16 (which also marks the film’s European premiere), and the event will be attended by the film’s cast and filmmakers.

Read More: Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ First Image: Brie Larson Gets Down In This ’70s Crime Drama

The film’s official synopsis lays out the scene: “Massachusetts late ‘70s. Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. »

- Kate Erbland

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Free Fire to close London Film Festival by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-08-01 13:12:37

1 August 2016 5:12 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Brie Larson as Justine in Free Fire, which will close the 2016 London Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of London Film Festival/Studiocanal

Ben Wheatley's Free Fire has been announced as the closing night gala at this year's London Film Festival. The film will receive its European premiere on Sunday, October 16 at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast and filmmakers.

The Seventies-set action thriller takes place in Massachusetts. Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, it sparks a game of survival ensues.

Wheatley said: “I'm very proud to be showing Free Fire at the BFI London Film Festival. To be the closing film is a great honour. Lff has been fantastic »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ will close 60th BFI London Film Festival

1 August 2016 5:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

London Film Festival closing night film: Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire announced to close the 60th festival.

Free Fire, this year’s London Film Festival closing night film will mark its European premiere on October 16th.

We’ve just this second heard that Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire will be this year’s BFI London Film Festival closing night film.

The film will receive its European premiere on Sunday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast and filmmakers. More on the London Film Festival closing night film below.

Massachusetts late ‘70s. Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Ben Wheatley says “I »

- Paul Heath

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Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire,’ Starring Brie Larson, to Close BFI London Film Festival

1 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Wheatley’s action-thriller “Free Fire,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese, will be the closing-night film of the 60th BFI London Film Festival. The film’s director and cast, led by Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer, will be on the red carpet for the European premiere on Oct. 16 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square.

The pic’s stars are red hot: Larson won an Oscar this year for “Room” and is set to topline in “Captain Marvel”; Murphy leads the cast in cult TV show “Peaky Blinders” and appears next year in Christopher Nolan’s wartime epic “Dunkirk”; and Hammer features in Nate Parker’s soon-to-be-released “The Birth of a Nation.” Other cast members include Michael Smiley, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor and Babou Ceesay.

Free Fire” is set in Boston in the late ‘70s. Justine (Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, »

- Leo Barraclough

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First look at Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ with Cillian Murphy & Brie Larson

14 May 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s just under a year ago that we reported filming had begun for the Ben Wheatley directed and Martin Scorsese produced Free Fire and today we’ve got the first look at the impressive cast for his next venture.

Written by Wheatley and Amy Jump, the film stars Brie Larson as Justine, a woman who brokers a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Ord (Armie Hammer) and Vernon (Sharlto Copley) but when the deal goes south and shots are fired, a game of survival begins…

Check out the first, very stylish as we’d expect, look below:

As well as the aforementioned, we’ve also got the likes of Jack Reynor, Babou CeesayEnzo CilentiSam Riley, Noah Taylor, Patrick Bergin, Tom Davis and Mark Monero involved.

Free Fire is produced by Andy Starke of Rook Films, with »

- Dan Bullock

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BFI Review – Alphaville (1965)

17 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alphaville, 1965.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Starring  Eddie ConstantineAnna KarinaAkim Tamiroff and Howard Vernon.

Synopsis:

Tasked with an undercover investigation in Alphaville, a private investigator from The Outlands realises the computer that controls the city needs to be destroyed…

Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi film noir, on a budget, is Alphaville. Pre-dating 2001: A Space Odyssey’s unforgettable HAL9000, and the sinister machines of Alien and Thx-1138, Godard knew what we feared. In 1965, technology and shiny, imposing architecture was the threat. We now know, fifty years into the future, that technology has fulfilled its promise of innovation and progress. With cinematic offerings of Ex Machina and Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, it seems as if the power wielded by computers remains a sinister part of modern society. Godard remains relevant and uses Lemmy Caution, “Secret Agent”, to save the day.

Set in a monochrome dystopia, Alphaville uses urban Parisian streets »

- Simon Columb

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