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“A relationship, I think, is like a shark,” says Woody Allen in “Annie Hall.” “It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” Though adapted from the Christophe Ono-dit-Biot novel of the same name, Melanie Laurent’s feverish relationship drama “Plonger” (meaning “to dive”) plays like a meditation on that quote, replete with the surprisingly literal appearance of a shark whose movements are tracked by a Gps device. A photographer who lives in the moment, Maria Valverde’s Paz falls in love more eagerly than she settles into it, and her restlessness courses through Laurent’s expressionistic bauble like an ocean current.
In her follow-up to the widely admired “Breathe,” Laurent returns to the theme of an intimate relationship gone sour, but the slight, repetitive scenario stretches the limits of her considerable visual imagination. The actress-turned-director is poised to make a big splash with the Nic Pizzolatto-scripted thriller “Galveston,” but »
- Scott Tobias
Review by Matthew Turner
If you know your mythical creatures, the title (and, indeed, the IMDb synopsis) of this period horror movie might give you unreasonable expectations for its content. However, instead of the monster from Jewish folklore, the Limehouse Golem here is essentially a nick-name for a (fictional) Jack the Ripper-like slasher terrorising the East End of Victorian London.
Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (his English language debut after 2012′s Painless) and adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd (Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem), The Limehouse Golem opens with former music hall star Elizabeth “Little Lizzie” Cree (Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke) being arrested for the murder of her husband, failed journalist John Cree (Sam Reid). That brings her to the attention »
"He who observes spills no less blood than he who inflicts the blow." Lionsgate has debuted a trailer for The Limehouse Golem, a new gothic horror film that premiered at the Toronto and Sitges Film Festivals last year. Bill Nighy stars a London detective investigating the mysterious case of the "Limehouse Golem", a meticulous serial killer haunting the streets of Victorian London. The cast includes Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Daniel Mays, Maria Valverde, and Morgan Watkins. I do remember hearing some good things out of the film festivals last year, and this certainly looks interesting. There's obviously some twists and turns, hopefully, and it seems like a chilling gothic thriller the likes of Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper. This may be a perfect film for October, or anytime for horror fans. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Juan Carlos Medina's The Limehouse Golem, from »
- Alex Billington
Simon Brew May 10, 2017
British cinema screens are currently being treated to a bit of Bill Nighty action with Their Finest, that’s currently playing and well worth seeking out. He’s going to be back in your multiplex later this year too, thanks to the new horror The Limehouse Golem. Penned by Jane Goldman and directed by Juan Carlos Medina, the cast for this one also includes Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan.
A first trailer and official synopsis have been release for the movie, and we’ve got them both right here. As tradition dictates, we’ll do them in the order in which you’re interested.
Here’s the trailer…
And here’s the synopsis…
A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of »
Lionsgate UK have released The Limehouse Golem UK trailer ahead of its release this coming September.
A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from The Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that famed performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem. Kildare must solve the case and in doing so, »
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
The beloved Bill Nighy is set to wow again after his latest stint in Their Finest as he takes the lead in 1880’s London on the search for a mythological beast who is believed to be a serial killer in the forthcoming The Limehouse Golem. Watch the new trailer below which has just been released alongside a poster.
The Limehouse Golem is another big screen offering which is based on a novel, 1994’s ‘Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem’ to be precise. A period thriller in which there are no signs of the Pokemon Golem whatsoever, however the Golem in this tale is based the animated anthropomorphic being from Jewish folklore. Bill Nighy takes the reins in a story set before the murders of Jack the Ripper, where a monster of the same magnitude is on the loose slaughtering all »
- Zehra Phelan
Exclusive: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.
Foster plays Roy, a cancer-ridden debt collector and sometime killer. Fanning plays Rocky, a young prostitute who flees with Roy when an attempt on his life ends in violence.
Rounding out the cast is Beau Bridges (Masters Of Sex) as Roy’s murderous loan-shark boss, Efp’s shooting star of 2016 María Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Adepero Oduye (The Dinner), Lili Reinhart (Miss Stevens) and Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
7 items from 2017
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