6 items from 2015
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
Child 44 (2015) opens Friday and features one of the darkest plots of any Spring release opening wide in recent memory. Focusing on a string of unsolved child murders in soviet Russia, the grim mystery features the always-watchable Noomi Rapace as the film's female lead.
Since hitting it big with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Rapace has deservedly enjoyed a steady career in a variety of complex film roles. It's never anything but a pleasure seeing an actress of Rapace's talent at work, yet I can't help but notice that in so many of her projects, including Child 44, she is usually second fiddle to her male co-stars.
One of the few exceptions is Rapace's work alongside Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma's sexually charged thriller, Passion (2012). After advertising executive Christine (McAdams) takes credit for an idea from her associate Isabel (Rapace), a personal and professional tug of war between the two women begins, »
- Frank Calvillo
Will this repeatedly crushed crush serve as merely a first catalyst toward the riddle-loving forensics whiz evolving into his fated alter ego, or is it the catalyst?
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Let’s do the time warp again!
Fox is developing a two-hour TV movie remake of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), our sister site Deadline reports.
The update will be faithful to the text of the original 1973 play by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien, but reimagine the story visually.
Unlike Fox’s upcoming Grease and NBC’s musical specials, Rocky Horror will not air live, per EW.com.
Ari Millen is taking on a daunting task: playing multiple clones on Orphan Black after star Tatiana Maslany has already wowed critics and viewers with her portrayals of Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Helena, Rachel, etc.
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Thankfully, as Millen rose to Season 3’s challenge, the actress had nothing but “words of encouragement,” Millen says. “She’s a very, very giving person, and I’ve been very thankful.”
When it came time to give life to male clones Rudy, Miller and Mark (and more?), Millen looked to the show’s leading lady as an example, »
From toilet-based scares to nasty encounters in the shower, here's a selection of 17 memorable moments of terror in the bathroom...
Nb: the following contains potential spoilers and scenes which may be considered Nsfw.
The scariest moments in horror are often the most intimate - this is why knives are a far nastier, button-pushing instrument of death than the gun. As the Joker famously put it in The Dark Knight, “You can savour all those little emotions...”
Intimacy may be the key to understanding why, in horror films, so many dreadful things tend to happen in bathrooms. The bathroom is often where we go to be by ourselves - either to answer the call of nature, brush our teeth, or simply relax in the bath after a hectic day at work. Equally, the water closet also sees us at our most vulnerable: naked, or at least with our trousers down, and »
6 items from 2015
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