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There is a lot to love about “Masterpiece: Indian Summers” on PBS. The nine-part historical drama is beautifully shot and costumed, culturally inclusive and sensual. But the best part about the soapy series is star Julie Walters. The Oscar-nominated actress is such a treat to watch that nearly every scene she’s not in is dull by comparison. “Indian Summers” is set in the 1932 tourism town of Simla where the rich and powerful vacation and escape the summer heat in the foothills of the Himalayas during the twilight of British Raj in India. Walters plays Cynthia Coffin the memsahib of the. »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
It’s hard to articulate just what makes Youth so special. Fresh off his Academy Award win for The Great Beauty, Sorrentino turns his attention towards two men, one a retired composer, and the other, a film director whose career has been in the decline for some time. Sorrentino is not exactly old by any stretch of the imagination, but he seems drawn on reflective works. Youth, his second English-language film, continues this trend with strong performances from Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. If there is another commonality between Sorrentino’s latest works it would be the beauty that is captured within every frame. Luca Bigazzi once again handles cinematography for Sorrentino and records every unique encounter and beautiful set piece. With stunning camera work and unique characterization, Youth is easily a much watch endeavor.
From the strange mind of Charlie Kaufman comes his latest film on loneliness and dreams. »
- Max Covill
Sneak Peek footage from director John Crowley's "Brooklyn", the new historical period drama, written by Nick Hornby, based on author Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters, opening November 6, 2015:
"The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love.
"But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Brooklyn"...
- Michael Stevens
★★★★☆ John Crowley's Brooklyn (2015) is based on a novel of the same name by Colm Tóibín, a man considered by many to be the finest writer Ireland has produced since John Banville. His novel has, however, been digested by Nick Hornby, who produced the screenplay. In the process, it has been stripped of any depths and darkness, leaving something sweet, light and just right for a Sunday afternoon after church and a roast lunch with the family. Set in the 1950s, the film starts in a small town in Ireland. Eilis (a fine performance from Saoirse Ronan) is a young woman living with her mother (Jane Brennan) and her older sister, Rose (Fiona Glascott).
Eilis finds herself struggling to secure full-time employment in Ireland, so Rose arranges a job for her in New York through the church. There, she lives in a boarding house in Brooklyn with a merry bunch of gossipy Irish women. »
- CineVue UK
From Fox Searchlight comes the new poster for director John Crowley’s Brooklyn.
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City.
The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Opening in select theaters on November 6, Brooklyn made its premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is an “Official Selection” at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack featuring the score by Golden »
- Michelle McCue
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of the USA, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s (Fiona Glascott) home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The new movies stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley. Written by Nick Hornby. “Brooklyn” hits theaters on November 3.
The post Brooklyn Gets A New Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Hit British family film Paddington has entered the record books this week with StudioCanal announcing (via Blu-ray.com) that the wildly-successful film has reached the 1 million sales mark in the quickest time ever.
Paddington reached the milestone of Blu-ray and DVD sales in just five months, and follows on from the film becoming StudioCanal’s highest-grossing cinema release of all time. It is also the fourth title from the distributor to pass the landmark number, joining Liam Neeson-starrer Unknown, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Shane Meadows’ This Is England.
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. »
- Scott J. Davis
Stephen Daldry occupies a rarefied position. He is one of the few filmmakers to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director four times in a row and for his first four films: “Billy Elliott,” “The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (three of the four were also nominated for Best Picture). Perhaps after years of Oscar-bait material —he has directed six actors in Oscar-nominated performances, namely Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, and Max von Sydow— Daldry has switched gears for “Trash” a movie set in the slums of Rio with big stars cast in supporting roles. Read More: Stephen Talks Asperger's, Depicting 9/11 In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,' And the Oscars Sure, the movie features Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Brazilian actors Wagner Moura and Selton Mello, but the leads are three unknown Brazilian non-actors (Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, »
- Edward Davis
The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.
In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller, Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.
- Michelle McCue
The Brits are pretty bad at a lot of things – including, it seems, making programmes about how bad they are at things
‘Three and a half thousand miles north of the equator, between the Atlantic ocean and the North Sea, lies a small island: Britain …” That’s Julie Walters talking, so we’re in safe hands, and I’m intrigued by the sound of this Britain, with its multiple bodies of water and reassuring distance from anywhere sunny.
The problem, though, is its inhabitants. What a bunch of idiots – seriously, they can’t do anything. Take saying hello to a friend, a simple enough task, one might imagine. Stick your hand out, look them in the eye, smile if so inclined, and use your words.
Related: A Very British Brothel review – ‘Suddenly, running a massage parlour seems a jolly, public-spirited pursuit’
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- Esther Addley
Very British Problems, the 1 million follower-plus @soverybritish Twitter feed turned best-selling book of Britons' daily woes, hits our small screens tonight (August 13).
Starring Jonathan Ross, James Corden and a variety of famous funny Brits moaning creatively in a Grumpy Old Men stylee, the Channel 4 series looks to bottle the retweet phenomenon for a non-social audience.
I meet its London-based creator Rob Temple to find out how that's going to work and, to be honest, exactly how it all got this far. Over a beer, not an under-heated cup of tea ("I don't even like tea," laughs Temple), I ask how the idea started. "Well, it started it in 2012, cause you told me to."
Now, this is sort of true. Full disclosure: I used to work with Rob. And I did implore him to start a Twitter feed, as despite having never seen it himself, his dry, pithy humour was clearly a good fit. »
It was time to celebrate Downton Abbey this evening (July 11) as a special BAFTA event paid tribute to the period drama series.
Jonathan Ross hosted the event, which saw Julie Walters present Downton executive producers Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Julian Fellowes with the Special Award recognising the global success of the show.
BAFTA's Downton Abbey tribute will air on ITV later this year.
On hearing that Downton was to be honoured with the Special Award, executive producer Neame said: "As Downton Abbey moves »
Lionsgate UK brings release forward by three weeks.
Lionsgate UK will handle the release of the film in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Directed by John Crowley, Brooklyn is set in 1950s Ireland and New York, where a young woman (Ronan) has to choose between two men and two countries.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
When she is called back to Ireland following a family loss, she is romanced by a local man (Domhnall Gleeson) who doesn't want her to return to the Us.
Crowley's romantic drama is »
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Brooklyn" film, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, and Julie Walters. Check it out below. Plot: Tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The new movie is directed by John Crowley (Closed Circuit) from a script by Nick Hornby (Wild). It's set to hit select theaters on November 6th. Trailer: »
In the trailer, young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Ronan) leaves her family and falls in love with a charming Italian-American boy named Tony (Emory Cohen). Lacey learns proper beach etiquette and how to properly twirl spaghetti before being told, “We don’t like Irish people,” at Tony’s family dinner table. In the end, she must choose between her new romantic affair with America and Tony and the offerings of her Irish roots across the ocean.
Variety‘s review of “Brooklyn” calls it a “robust romantic drama, rich in history and full of emotion.”
“Brooklyn” first premiered at Sundance and »
- Seth Kelley
If you needed more proof of Saoirse Ronan’s great acting talent, there’s that and more in the first trailer for Brooklyn. Directed by John Crowley (Boy A) and written by Nick Hornby (An Education and the novel About a Boy), the film follows Saoirse Ronan’s character, Eilis, as she leaves her home in Ireland to find a new one in Brooklyn. Here’s the synopsis:
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Coming out of the Sundance Film Festival riding a tidal wave of praise, Brooklyn, the latest film from Intermission director John Crowley, tells the tale of a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) who must choose between her new home in 1950’s Brooklyn and the country she grew up in. An impressive cast, which also includes Domhnail Gleeson, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent, is backed by Nick Hornby as screenwriter, adapting the acclaimed novel by Colm Tóibín. All in all, Brooklyn promises to be something very special indeed, as this stunning first trailer attests to, promising an incredibly emotional and powerful story. Released: November 7th »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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