7 items from 2016
As if the cast of Fargo season three weren’t good enough already, the extraordinarily talented David Thewlis (Naked, Harry Potter) has been enlisted to play a mysterious loner on the hit series. Thewlis is in good company, as he’s joining the likes of Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jim Gaffigan, and others. Below, learn more about the Fargo season three cast. According to Entertainment Weekly, Thewlis […]
- Jack Giroux
We chatted with Holofcener about Leigh’s 1988 “High Hopes,” a social comedy of clashing cultures, generations, and belief systems. It’s a grounded, honest portrait of day-to-day existence that Holofcener’s channelled in films like “Walking and Talking” to her most recent feature “Enough Said.”
This conversation is part of our “Movies That Inspire Me” series, which features talks with Sundance Film Festival directors about their favorite FilmStruck titles from the Turner Classic Movies and Criterion Collection, will continue regularly throughout »
- Steve Greene
“I feel like I fucking blew it.”
Charlie Kaufman was talking about his career. More specifically, he was addressing his supposed failure to capitalize on the momentum generated by his scripts for “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Once upon a time, Kaufman’s name was spoken at Hollywood lunches with the same breathless excitement and opportunistic fervor that studio executives tend to reserve for young starlets — back then, he commanded more attention (if not more money) than any other screenwriter since “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black. His potential in the industry seemed positively zoo-sized.
These days, so far as Kaufman is concerned, that’s no longer the case.
“I don’t feel like I’ve got that cachet that I had at a certain point,” he said, looking hard at the table between us. “I see people seizing the moment when they have the »
- David Ehrlich
This week Neil Calloway looks at the career of an overlooked director…
Imagine a director who gave early roles to Ray Winstone, Tim Roth and Gary Oldman, who had a film remade by Gus Van Sant, who gave Danny Boyle one of his first producing credits, and who inspired Paul Greengrass.
Alan Clarke was that director, and though he has gone sadly underappreciated, a new season of his films at the British Film Institute, as well as a re-release of his work on blu-ray and DVD, should go some way to restoring his reputation.
Clarke worked largely in television, making the sort of standalone films that gave Mike Leigh and Ken Loach their breaks but are sadly absent from TV nowadays. His films dealt with glue sniffing Neo Nazis, yuppies, football hooligans and the futile cycle of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland; in short, these weren’t the big screen »
- Neil Calloway
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It looks like we can finally put that speculation about the Wonder Woman movie villain to rest...
Wonder Woman has been around for 75 years, but somehow hasn't made it to a movie screen in a movie of her own yet. That's all about to change in 2017 when Patty Jenkins directs Gal Gadot as the most famous Amazon warrior in pop culture history when the Wonder Woman movie finally arrives, with a script by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns.
The big mystery so far has been who the heck the villain of the movie is supposed to be. We previously speculated based on one of the trailers that it's God of War, and Wonder Woman foe, Ares, »
13 Films is handling international rights to the project and will introduce the film to buyers in Berlin. UTA is arranging financing for the film and handling the U.S. rights.
“Croak” is a Sprout Pictures, Thomas Thomas Films and the Development Partnership production. The project is based on the short film “Sunday Roast,” which was screened at the London Film Festival last year.
The film is a darkly comedic look at the ludicrous quirks of the film industry, which are thrown »
- Dave McNary
Written by Charlie Kaufman
Weird is rarely used as a good quality in film criticism, but few words so completely describe Charlie Kaufman’s work as weird does. All of his films are a window into his very particular worldview, and that p.o.v. is certainly unlike anything seen in pop culture. For that reason, Anomalisa became an entry on many most anticipated lists for 2015. That Kaufman chose stop-motion to tell this story made the picture an event. So it came as a disappointment when the film was one of the year’s more mundane efforts.
Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind have an energy and heart at the center that is not present here. Previous collaborators like Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry were able to temper the overwhelming negativity Charlie Kaufman occasionally falls prey to, »
- Colin Biggs
7 items from 2016
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