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Place Beyond the Pines: Bier’s Ungainly Period Piece Revels in Unintentional Gaffs
Danish director Susanna Bier’s second English language film, Serena, has gained a bit of notoriety after an unexpected delayed theatrical release in the Us. A melodramatically inclined period piece based on a novel by Ron Rash (author of The World Made Straight, of which an adaptation was released earlier this year), the lush production design and starry cast creates a misleading veneer, which slowly gives way to a rather kooky portrait of its eponymous lead character. Presented with soberingly grim determination, the film lapses into unintentionally laughable territory, though not to a degree worthy of camp aesthetic or cult following.
Filming shortly after their award winning collaboration on 2012’s The Silver Linings Playbook, the first onscreen reunion of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper finally saw a premiere at the 2014 London Film Festival and reactions have been »
- Nicholas Bell
Little Women chronicles the trials and tribulations of four sisters growing up in the post-us Civil War era.
Polley's film version of the classic family drama will be produced by former Sony executive Amy Pascal as part of her new partnership with the production company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Her Alzheimer's disease drama Away from Her earned two Academy Award nominations in 2007.
Polley most recently directed the 2012 documentary Stories We Tell about a shocking secret within her own family. »
2 items from 2015
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