7 items from 2013
An update to a project we first alerted you to over a year ago, in February 2012. Danny Glover stars in the indie feature project titled Supremacy, based on a true story about a recently-paroled white supremacist who, "after killing a police officer, takes an African American family hostage." The film is directed by Deon Taylor, whose most recent and maybe most prominent work was the 2010 indie horror/thriller titled Chain Letter. Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Joe Anderson (The Grey, The River) and Dawn Olivieri (she plays Don Cheadle's ex-wife on Showtime's House Of Lies) round out the cast, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Danny Glover, Julie Benz, Joe Anderson, Derek Luke, Anson Mount, Dawn Olivieri and Mahershala Ali star. Producers are Roxanne Avent and Vince Cirrincione with Aaron L. Gilbert and Robert Smith exec producing.
Story, penned by Eric J. Adams, recounts one night for a black family held captive by a leader in the Aryan Brotherhood (portrayed by Anderson) on the run from the law.
The Exchange’s slate at Cannes will also include Randall Miller’s “Cbgb,” Richard Lagravanese’s “The Last 5 Years,” Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Swelter” and Sebastian Silva’s thriller “Magic Magic,” which will have its international premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight. »
- Dave McNary
Yes, this post is titled You Must Know, but in truth, you probably already Do Know Joe Anderson. However, the actor is such a cinematic chameleon, it's totally understandable why his name doesn't immediately conjure up memories of his amazing work in Across The Universe, The Ruins, The Crazies, The Grey or, even, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
Thanks to countless wigs, varying degrees of facial hair, an impressive mastery of accents and the ability to transform his physicality, Anderson tends to be nearly unrecognizable from one project to the next. A true skillset, but as he tells me, it can also be a detriment to an actor trying to gain a foothold in Hollywood.
ETonline: Given your propensity for smaller budget films, I was kind of surprised to see you in the final Twilight film.
Joe Anderson: It wasn't something I would expect myself to go after either. Especially knowing »
Donald Richie, who spent more than 60 of his 88 years in Japan and introduced the English-speaking world to post-World War II Japanese cinema, died February 19 in Tokyo. He is best known for his writings on the great Japanese directors Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu. In 1959, Richie and Joseph Anderson wrote “The Japanese Film: Art and Industry” which is considered the first English language book on the Japanese cinema. In addition to writing nearly 40 books, including several on Kurosawa, he recorded commentary for the Criterion Collection’s DVDs of many films, including Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” and Kon Ichikawa’s “Fires on the Plain” and wrote the English subtitles for several of Kurosawa’s films. He was also active in the experimental film world in the 1950s and 1960s, making lyrical 8 and 16 mm movies. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1924, Richie first set foot in Japan in 1947 as part of the »
- Aljean Harmetz
A dark, tightly wound backwoods thriller with a twist, "A Single Shot" received warm applause following its second screening at the Berlinale, where it world-premiered Saturday night. Well-designed and executed by director David M. Rosenthal ("Janie Jones") from Matthew F. Jones’s script and novel of the same name, the film features uniformly fine performances by a cast including Sam Rockwell as an unlucky ex-farmer and hunter, Kelly Reilly as his estranged wife, an unrecognizable Jeffrey Wright as his alcoholic friend, William H. Macy as a gimpy small-town lawyer, and Joe Anderson and Jason Isaacs as seriously creepy denizens of the deep, wet forestlands. Atli Örvarsson’s eery score and Edward Grau’s claustrophobic cinematography further the finger-clenching suspense. A Berlin review roundup is below: Indiewire: Even before John Moon, the lonely woodsman played by Sam Rockwell at the center of David M. Rosenthal's »
- Tom Christie
Director David M. Rosenthal's new crime thriller adaptation A Single Shot is set to premiere at the Berlinale Festival in Germany later this month. The film, written by author Matthew Jones in an adaptation of his 2011 novel, stars Sam Rockwell (Moon) as a deer hunter whose one mistake spirals out of control and lands him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a pack of backwoods criminals. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis. A Single Shot also stars Jeffrey Wright, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, Joe Anderson, Ophelia Lovibond, Ted Levine, William H. Macy, Amy Sloan, Heather Lind, W. Earl Brown and Jenica Bergere. Here's the synopsis for A Single Shot: A Single Shot revolves around a simple man, John Moon, a tragic accident, his despair and the need for immediate redemption. Moon, while stalking a deer out of season, accidentally shoots and kills a teenage girl. »
- Dave Trumbore
Filming has wrapped on Alexandre Aja's Horns, but that doesn't mean star Daniel Radcliffe has a clear picture of what the finished project will be like. He recently spoke to MTV about both that movie and his continued interest in Max Landis' script for a Frankenstein film.
Here's a little of what Radcliffe said about Horns:
"A few weeks after we finished, I woke up one morning thinking, 'What was that? What was that film I just did?' It's so crazy. I feel like I have less concept of what it's going to be now than when I first started, which is bizarre, but it's very exciting."
As for how "bizarre" it gets, here's an example: "I got to have burn make-up on, and then I got to come out of the Pacific Ocean after having been burned alive and drowned — and I survived that because I'm a boss. »
- The Woman In Black
7 items from 2013
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