7 items from 2016
The lushly beautiful The Light Between Oceans is a three-hankie historic drama set on the coast of Western Australia. With heart-tugging performances by an attractive trio of Oscar nominees (with two winners), Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, the film is an adaptation of M. I. Stedman’s 2012 bestseller of the same name. The tale set in a remote corner of the world, in the years after the devastation of World War I, which nearly wiped out a generation of young men in Europe and left those who survived scarred by this most brutal of wars.
Derek Cianfrance, whose previous films include Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines, both wrote the script and directs, and it is hard to imagine a more perfect director for this moody historic tale of moral choice. The title refers to the story’s setting, a remote lighthouse in Western Australia, at »
- Cate Marquis
Just like that, it’s fall already. The first round of films fresh out of Tiff and Venice and Telluride are making their ways to theaters and living rooms nationwide. And now, we enter the last third of the year, with plenty of titles to be excited about. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of September, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!
Week of September 2 Wide
Director: Luke Scott
Synopsis: A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, »
- Steve Greene
Sales agent Fortissimo Films has filed for bankruptcy.
As first reported by Variety, the company filed for bankruptcy yesterday in Amsterdam, shuttering its offices in Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam and Beijing..
The sales agent began in 1991, founded by Wouter Barendrecht and Helen Loveridge. Michael Werner joined the company four years later and led it from 2009, becoming a partner in the company and producing films such as.Shortbus.and.Mysterious Skin.
Fortissimo specialised in the Asia-Pacific region and was increasingly run out of Hong Kong.
The company's library has over 300 titles, including Scorsese's Shine a Light, Wong Kar Wai.s Chungking Express, Morgan Spurlock.s Super Size Me, Sydney Pollack.s Sketches Of Frank Gehry,.Andrew Jarecki.s Capturing The Friedmans and the film that made a star of Jennifer Lawrence, Debra Granik's Winter's Bone.
- Staff Writer
"We have to do what's right..." Still one of our most anticipated films to see this year. Vulture has debuted a short new trailer for Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans, to compliment the new poster also unveiled this week (see it below). The film stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a couple living on an island off the coast of Australia that raise a young child as their own after it washes up on shore one day. The cast includes Rachel Weisz, Emily Barclay, Anthony Hayes and Leon Ford. It's based on the book of the same name which is also worth reading if you're fascinated by this very emotional story. This is the third trailer after two other must watch trailers. The music in these trailers really helps pull me further into this, and I can't wait to finally catch it in theaters in a few months. »
- Alex Billington
"She needs us! We're not doing anything wrong..." Disney/DreamWorks have debuted another new trailer for Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans, the latest film from Cianfrance based on the book of the same name. The film stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a couple living on an island off the coast of Australia that raise a young child as their own after it washes up on shore one day. The cast includes Rachel Weisz, Emily Barclay, Anthony Hayes and Leon Ford. I totally adore the first trailer for this film, sometimes just watching it on repeat randomly during the day, and this new trailer is just as wonderful. I love the music and the emotions are so strong it's hard not to be pulled in by this. Cannot wait. Here's the second trailer for Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans, direct from YouTube: On a remote »
- Alex Billington
St Kilda Film Festival.
The Festival will kick off at the Palais Theatre with about 3,000 industry guests and film-lovers on the red carpet to sample a selection of the best shorts from the 2016 program..
For the second year, the St Kilda Town Hall will be transformed into a cinema to host Australia.s top 100 short films, music videos, archival footage, international programs, youth screenings and an extensive filmmaker development program.
Festival Director Paul Harris said he was delighted to announce a world-class line up of short films created by some of Australia.s most talented filmmakers..
Perry tells the story of »
- Staff Writer
A new crop of Oscar winners will be born when The Academy Awards are handed out live on Sunday, February 28 on ABC. Two of these Oscar nominees, Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) will next be seen together in The Light Between Oceans, arriving in theaters September 2. The Guardian has debuted the first international trailer for this unique drama, which could be an early Oscar contender for next year's ceremony.
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander). Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. »
7 items from 2016
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