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A Bigger Splash – Review

20 May 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by Jack English. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

A sunny Italian island, rockstar privilege and a long-standing personal animosity come together in A Bigger Splash.

Tilda Swinton stars a rock-and-roll legend named Marianne, who hiding out on the Italian island of Pantelleria with her younger photographer husband Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) while her voice heals from recent surgery. The couple’s quiet idyll is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), Marianne’s former long-time producer and ex-lover, and his newly-discovered daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). Harry is a non-stop talker and life of the party, determined to bring back the good old rock-n-roll party days and a tsunami of nostalgia.

Ralph Fiennes is the lightning rod at the center of this taut, sexy psychological thriller. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino, the Italian director best known for I Am Love, the visually lush art-house »

- Cate Marquis

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Beauty vs Beast: Daughter Dearest

16 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Howdy, folks - Jason from Mnpp here with this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" is which we'll be celebrating the 61st birthday of the great Debra Winger. I assume most of you, being right and proper actressexuals, have seen the terrific documentary bearing her name Searching For Debra Winger, but if not, get on that. I haven't seen it since it came out in 2002 and part of me wonders if it's maybe, hopefully, begun to feel a bit dated? That film feeling dated can only be a good thing because it means roles for actresses are getting better. If nothing else, Winger herself has been working somewhat steadily over the past few years with recent roles on In Treatment and the Netflix series The Ranch.

All that said, we're really here today for Classic Winger...

Previously Two weeks back we celebrated the sexy time that is A Bigger Splash »

- JA

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A Bigger Splash Review

13 May 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four emotionally unbalanced people with raging libidos and seamy secrets collide in Luca Guadagnino’s volcanic, sumptuous A Bigger Splash. The movie takes place on the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, a picturesque setting that reeks of original sin: a nubile coquette nibbles on green fruit and frolics nude on wet, jagged rocks; snakes slither and eavesdrop on handsome vacationers as they sip on daiquiris in a feeble attempt to calm their crumbling nerves.

Guadagnino relishes reducing the souls of his protags to dust via slow burn, much like he did in his sensational 2009 offering I Am Love. The slender star of that film, Tilda Swinton, returns here with a measured, largely silent performance that anchors the movie from square one. She plays Marianne, a former rock star staying in Pantelleria on a sort of rehab getaway for her damaged larynx. “No talking,” insists her gentle, dutiful lover Paul (the always-striking »

- Bernard Boo

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A Bigger Splash: A film for the senses

10 May 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Lush, seductive and thrilling, Luca Guadagnino’s latest is an ultra-stylish visual feast.

A Bigger Splash is the most pleasurably stylish new release I have seen this year.

With this rather hyperbolic praise for its distinctive sense of style, I am not only referring to the ultra-luxe and magnificent Dior ensembles Tilda Swinton gracefully wears throughout. (That is a big part of the deal however, so more on that later.) I am instead talking about the entire visual package of A Bigger Splash: a chocolate-lava-cake-of-a-film that delectably pours out its warm insides once gently pierced, and is designed to nourish one’s optical pleasures first and foremost. From its costumes to its camerawork, the breezy crafts of this sun-soaked, gorgeously sensual thriller gently brush your skin with visual splendor, rather than forcibly get under it. As director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) softly applies a persistent, luscious and sexual tease onto his Italy-set, low-key »

- Tomris Laffly

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A Bigger Splash Movie Review

8 May 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Bigger Splash Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Luca Guadagnino Written by: David Kajganich based on the film “La Piscine” directed by Jacques Deray with an original screenplay by Alain Page. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton Screened at: Fox, NYC, 4/18/15 Opens: May 13, 2016 It has been said many times that if something bad happens to a large number of people, say, 400 dead in an earthquake in Ecuador, that’s a statistic.  But if something bad happens to one person, that’s a tragedy.  On the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, thirty-seven miles from the coast of Tunisia, the fireworks leading  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Review: Luca Guadagnino’s Lively, Rock ‘n Roll ‘A Bigger Splash’ With Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes & Dakota Johnson

5 May 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Progressing like a holiday suntan, from initial golden glamor through a potentially infected burn and finally to a flaky peel, Luca Guadagnino‘s “A Bigger Splash” is an enjoyable slice of sunshine noir, with the emphasis on the sunshine. A reworking of the 1969 Jacques Deray title, “La Piscine,” it owes most of its plot to […]

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- Jessica Kiang

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“A Bigger Splash” showcases Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in a new light

4 May 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on display in the new movie A Bigger Splash, at least in terms of the main cast members. Consider how excited most cinema buffs would be for anything that starred Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, but then factor in how this is a change of pace for them both, along with A Bigger Splash being a high profile title on the fall festival circuit last year, and that only adds to the hype, as it were. Having seen the final product, I’m not too wild about it, but it is really hard to beat this cast. With the film headed to theaters this week, I figured it paid to discuss this one a bit. It’s certainly an indie movie of note, no doubt about that. The film is loosely inspired by La Piscine (or The Swimming Pool), but mostly is just its own thing. »

- Joey Magidson

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Beauty vs Beast: Who's Splashin' Who

2 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here with our Tuesday serial "Beauty vs Beast" - one of our most anticipated movies of the year is out this upcoming Friday with A Bigger Splash, director Luca Guadagnino's reunion with his I Am Love star Tilda Swinton. (I saw the two of them talk here in NYC recently and the love is real, people.) Coming along for the ride is the hottest cast this side of sex-dreams - Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and my Belgian boyfriend Matthias Schoenaerts. (Back off, people - when you've done over 100 posts about him maybe we can talk.) The sweat's been palpable in every trailer we've seen, and we can't wait.

I imagine most of you know this film is a remake of Jacques Dera's equally perspirant La Piscine from 1969, which starred Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin as the equally (maybe even more, somehow???) photogenic foursome, »

- JA

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Casting Call For New Channel 4 Drama - Born To Kill

16 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Casting Director Daniel Edwards is currently casting for three teenage roles in a new Channel 4 drama Born To Kill.

Written by Tracey Malone & Kate AshfieldBorn to Kill is a 4 part thriller about a 15 year old boy called Sam whose fallen in love with a new girl at school Chrissy. But Sam is hiding something…..psychopathic urges.

This series will have its audience on the edge of their seats, both terrifying and heart breaking as we watch Sam’s journey and question how we can like someone so much when we know what he is capable of.

Production Co: World Productions For Channel 4

Exec Producer : Jake Lushington

Director: Tbc

Producer : Nick Pitt

Shooting Location : Cardiff

Overall Shoot Dates : 9th May – 17th July 2016

Casting Details – The majority of first round auditions, workshops and all the recalls will be in London, but we will also be »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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A Bigger Splash review – sun, sea, self-destruction

14 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A mute Tilda Swinton steals the show as four narcissists come undone in a Mediterranean paradise

This loose remake of Jacques Deray’s 1969 La Piscine tips its titular hat to David Hockney, and moves the action from the Côte d’Azur to the Italian island of Pantelleria, where four differently hellish people tear each other apart in a glamorous villa. Tilda Swinton is typically commanding as former stadium-rock diva Marianne Lane, rendered silent by throat surgery, now getting away from it all with her recovering alcoholic boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). Into their paradisal retreat comes perpetually aggravating old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a motor-mouthed irritant with a petulant young woman in tow (Dakota Johnson’s Penelope), who may or may not be his recently discovered daughter. Basking in sun-broiled sexual tension, the misfits listen to old Rolling Stones records while Harry attempts to seduce Marianne, and Penelope stirs Paul’s smouldering pot. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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A Bigger Splash review – Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes plumb the depths of desire

11 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In Luca Guadagnino’s simmering drama, two ex-lovers are disastrously reunited at a Mediterranean villa where the pool is a temple of bared flesh and sex perfumes the air

Luca Guadagnino assembles a very intimidating quartet for this chamber piece of sexual tension. It’s a very stylish and engaged remake of Jacques Deray’s 1969 psychological thriller La Piscine (The Swimming Pool). The new title brings in the swoony blueness of David Hockney’s painting and alludes also to the unsubtle male competition at work in these poolside encounters.

Wealthy and worldly, his characters are broadly the same as in the 1969 film, which is transplanted from the South of France setting to the Italian island of Pantelleria off the Sicilian coast. The action takes place in a gorgeous villa with a swimming pool, way up in the hills and far from the harbour where increasing numbers of migrants are being held. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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A Bigger Splash review – Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes plumb the depths of desire

11 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In Luca Guadagnino’s simmering drama, two ex-lovers are disastrously reunited at a Mediterranean villa where the pool is a temple of bared flesh and sex perfumes the air

Luca Guadagnino assembles a very intimidating quartet for this chamber piece of sexual tension. It’s a very stylish and engaged remake of Jacques Deray’s 1969 psychological thriller La Piscine (The Swimming Pool). The new title brings in the swoony blueness of David Hockney’s painting and alludes also to the unsubtle male competition at work in these poolside encounters.

Wealthy and worldly, his characters are broadly the same as in the 1969 film, which is transplanted from the South of France setting to the Italian island of Pantelleria off the Sicilian coast. The action takes place in a gorgeous villa with a swimming pool, way up in the hills and far from the harbour where increasing numbers of migrants are being held. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Film Review: Bigger Splash

10 February 2016 1:07 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino returns to UK cinemas this week with A Bigger Splash, his starry remake of the classic Jacques Deray film La Piscine. Regular collaborator Tilda Swinton plays Marianna Lane, a rock star who has achieved the heights of world-renowned fame but is now in retreat from the pressures of show business on the small Italian island of Pantelleria while she recovers from a throat operation that has rendered her speechless. Together with her documentarian boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), himself a recovering alcoholic, she lounges about naked, has lots of loving sex and soaks up the Mediterranean sun. That is until the arrival of ex-producer and old flame Henry (Ralph Fiennes), who lands on the island with his estranged daughter Pen (Dakota Johnson).

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- CineVue UK

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Watch: New U.S. Trailer For 'A Bigger Splash' With Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts & Tilda Swinton

10 February 2016 10:19 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sometimes, all you want from a movie is to watch a bunch of beautiful people doing their thing in a beautiful location, and Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash" does just that. Our review out of Venice last year called it "an enjoyable slice of sunshine noir," and now you can feel a bit of that heat, with this new trailer.  Read More: The 30 Most Anticipated Films From 2016 We've Already Seen Inspired by Jacques Deray's 1969 flim "La Piscine," Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Tilda Swinton star in the story about a rock legend whose idyll is interrupted when her old flame comes back on the scene. Here's the official synopsis:  In A Bigger Splash, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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U.S. Trailer For Luca Guadagnino’s ‘A Bigger Splash’ With Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and More

10 February 2016 10:14 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While some other countries are getting it first, we won’t have to wait too much longer for Luca Guadagnino‘s highly-anticipated follow-up to I Am Love, A Bigger Splash. Although it’s arriving in the U.K. this week, Fox Searchlight will put it out in the U.S. in early May and today brings their trailer for the film starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts. An update on Jacques Deray‘s La Piscine, the story follows a pair of couples on the island of Pantelleria.

One of our favorite films of Venice, we said in our review, “Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it »

- Leonard Pearce

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Immortal images by Anne-Katrin Titze

2 February 2016 6:15 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jane Birkin on Jacques Rivette: "I went to see Céline et Julie vont en bateau." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin are being celebrated in New York with 19 films and a series of conversations. After a screening of Agnès Varda's Jane B. Par Agnès V., Birkin spoke about working with Jacques Rivette on L’Amour Par Terre with Geraldine Chaplin, 36 Vues Du Pic Saint Loup, La Belle Noiseuse with Michel Piccoli, and taxidermy.

Claude Miller's L'Effrontée; Michel Gondry's The Science Of Sleep (La Science Des Rêves); Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden; Yvan Attal's My Wife Is An Actress (Ma Femme Est Une Actrice); Birkin's Boxes (Les Boites); Claude Miller's The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse); Varda's Kung Fu Master! (Le Petit Amour); Serge Gainsbourg's Charlotte For Ever; Jacques Doillon's The Prodigal Daughter (La Fille Prodigue); Bertrand Tavernier's Daddy Nostalgia »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Watch: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Do Karaoke in New Clips and Poster For ‘A Bigger Splash’

21 January 2016 7:34 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are few more compelling casts this year in cinema than the main quartet in Luca Guadagnino‘s highly-anticipated follow-up to I Am Love, A Bigger Splash. Starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts, it’s an update on Jacques Deray‘s La Piscine, with the story following a pair of couples on the island of Pantelleria. Today now brings a set of new clips — most notably featuring a great one of Fiennes’ character serenading Swinton, along with a new poster.

One of our favorite films of Venice, we said in our review, “Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: New Trailer For 'A Bigger Splash' With Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes & Dakota Johnson

5 January 2016 4:49 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Now that we're deep in the throes of winter, you might be missing a bit of that summer feeling. But the good news, at least for those in the U.K., is that a bit of heat is coming with "I Am Love" director Luca Guadagnino's latest effort "A Bigger Splash," and a new trailer is to bring a bit of summery pleasure.  Starring Tilda SwintonDakota JohnsonRalph Fiennes, and Matthias Schoenaerts, the film is a remake of sorts of Jacques Deray's "La Piscine," following a rock star and filmmaker whose holiday gets an unexpected disruption. Reviewed at the Venice Film Festival last year, Jessica Kiang noted that it wasn't high art, but nonetheless, it provided "a good time." Here's the official synopsis:  Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Take a Dive into the New Trailer for Ralph Fiennes & Tilda Swinton’s A Bigger Splash

5 January 2016 4:09 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Definitely one of the films to watch out for this year is Luca Guadagnino’s sun-soaked sexual thriller A Bigger Splash, a remake of Jacques Deray’s La Piscine which has done very well for itself on the festival circuit. The sudden reunion of two exes and their subsequent partners in the lazy haze of Sicily sets

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- Jon Lyus

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Full-Length U.K. Trailer For Luca Guadagnino’s ‘A Bigger Splash’

5 January 2016 4:09 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

At the start of 2015, we were hoping Luca Guadagnino‘s highly-anticipated follow-up to I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, might get a late bow at the end of year, but we’ll have to wait until this summer for Fox Searchlight’s U.S. release. However, those in the U.K. get it just in time for Valentine’s Day, on February 12th, and today they’ve delivered a full-length trailer for the film starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts. An update on Jacques Deray‘s La Piscine, the story follows a pair of couples on the island of Pantelleria.

One of our favorite films of Venice, we said in our review, “Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated »

- Jordan Raup

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