8 items from 2015
"Life" stars the always ace Dane DeHaan as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson, in yet another dramatic turn, as Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock. A budding, and subtly homoerotic, friendship unfolds as the film chronicles the story behind Stock's 1955 photo spread, circa "East of Eden," that put emerging heartthrob Dean on the map—just seven months before his unexpected death at 24. Written by Aussie scribe Luke Davies--who co-adapted his novel "Candy" into the 2006 drug drama starring Heath Ledger--"Life" isn't music video turned filmmaker Corbijn's first tread in biopic territory. His 2007 "Control" plunged into the final days in the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, starring Sam Riley. Corbijn knows how to direct attractive adonises onscreen. But is "Life" worth all the ballyhoo? Based on early Berlinale reviews, rounded up below, critics are tussling over this one. Variety: "More than a standard »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Photographer-turned-director Anton Corbijn’s upcoming drama, Life, may star two of the hottest young actors in the industry in Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, but the atypical road movie is much more than simple eye candy.
Charting the friendship between Hollywood legend James Dean (DeHaan) and budding photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) circa 1955, Corbijn’s drama will follow the pair as they make tracks from Los Angeles to New York. It was an event that culminated in the iconic picture of Dean in Times Square in the lashing rain, a still image that would go on to be famous following the actor’s tragic death shortly thereafter. As a result, Life gets its minimalist title due to the fact that Stock’s photographer works at the titular magazine, tasked with capturing Dean — who was undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s A-listers at the time — for coverage.
In the clip above, we see »
- Michael Briers
Makeup and mimicry can only take an actor so far when tasked with playing one of the most enduring stars in the cinematic firmament: More crucial is that he have a certain intangible star quality of his own. Such is the success of Dane DeHaan’s magnetic take on James Dean in “Life,” Anton Corbijn’s engaging, elegiac portrait of a legend in the making. More than a standard celebrity bio, however, the pic is a loving valentine from photographer-turned-helmer Corbijn to his name-making profession, with Robert Pattinson in a sly turn as Dennis Stock, the shutterbug who landed Dean a now-classic Life magazine spread. It’s the peculiarly moving, even subtly queer friendship between the two men that distinguishes “Life” from standard inside-Hollywood fare, while gorgeous production values and ace star turns make it a thoroughly marketable arthouse prospect.
If any current filmmaker is qualified to reflect on the »
- Guy Lodge
Only a few years after Marlon Brando delivered his virile performance in Elia Kazan's 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," another ballsy actor gave Brando a run for his money. James "Jimmy" Dean, a good-looking, farm-raised, 24-year-old nobody who wowed in Kazan's 1955 drama "East of Eden" before becoming a full-on sex symbol in Nicholas Ray's suburban teenage drama "Rebel Without a Cause." Arguably one of the most sought-after actors of the time, Dean died in a car accident shortly after the release of "Rebel." "Life," filmmaker-photographer Anton Corbijn's follow-up to last year's "A Most Wanted Man," offers a glimpse of Dean's early career through the lens of Dennis Stock, an ambitious photographer who finds an original appeal in the Indiana-born actor. The film chronicles the relationship between the two men, as Stock attempts to kickstart his career and Dean struggles »
- Eric Eidelstein
Take another look @ Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, in a revealing photo and video shoot for "Vanity Fair" magazine, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, including a nude Lawrence posing in homage to Richard Avedon's 1981 Vogue portrait of Nastassja Kinski:
Besides her continued representation of the "Dior" fashion line, Lawrence will star in and produce the film adaptation of author Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir "The Rules of Inheritance", to be directed by Susanne Bier.
...described as a fact-based love story about a powerful oil tycoon caught in an affair.
Lawrence will also play 'Jeannette Walls' in the film »
- Michael Stevens
In "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", Lawrence plays 'Raven'/'Mystique'.
In "Dumb and Dumber To", currently filming, Lawrence plays 'younger Fraida Felcher'.
In "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Part 1 and Part 2, Lawrence reprises her role as 'Katniss Everdeen'.
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- Michael Stevens
The Hollywood native began his career as a child actor, with parts in films including “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Always in My Heart,” “Casablanca” and “The Boy with the Green Hair.” After an extra role in Elia Kazan’s “East of Eden,” Mazzola worked in the most high-profile film of his career, “Rebel Without a Cause.”
In addition to playing the character of Crunch, Mazzola provided technical assistance on the film, advising director Nicholas Ray on creating the reality of rebellious teens from middle class families. He aided in the choosing of the film’s 1949 Mercury 8 Coupe as well as the red jacket worn by Dean in the film, and even helped stage the knife duel between Dean and Corey Allen.
Mazzola transitioned into a career as a film editor, »
- Kevin Noonan
“Why did you shoot those puppies, John?”
Rebel Without A Cause will screen in 35mm at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium Friday January 16th at 7:30pm. The screening will be introduced by We Are Movie Geek’s own Tom Stockman (aka: me)
The theme of teen-age alienation received brilliant treatment in 1955 at the hands of director Nicholas Ray and stars James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. Rebel Without A Cause was a poignant melodrama that made James Dean a household word. Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s I saw Rebel Without A Cause several times on 35mm at The Tivoli (usually double-feature with East Of Eden) back when it was a true repertory cinema, showing different classic double-bills every night. Movie lovers will get a chance to experience Rebel Without A Cause in all of its 35mm glory when it screens next Friday, January 16th at »
- Tom Stockman
8 items from 2015
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