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Australian director John Hillcoat doesn’t step behind the lens too often, but when he does, it’s worth standing up and taking notice. As the filmmaker behind The Proposition, a big-screen rendition of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and the star-studded Lawless, Hillcoat has established an impressive body of work over the past decade or so, and he’ll be hoping that soon-to-be-released heist thriller Triple 9 adds another feather to his cap.
Orbiting around a tight-knit crew of cops who won’t hesitate to get their hands dirty, the moniker Triple 9 is actually police code for ‘officer down,’ and that’s exactly the stunt the corrupt law enforcers set out to stage in order to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Wedged in between a rock and a hard place, today’s rip-roaring new trailer showcases the involvement of the Russian mob, with some of the most »
- Michael Briers
With a cast made up of Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Chiwtel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Gal Gadot, Norman Reeds, Anthony Mackie, and Woody Harrelson , John Hillcoat’s (The Road) Triple 9 is already one of the most promising movies of 2016. The crime thriller follows a group of dirty cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob in pulling off an impossible heist, one that involves the murder of a rookie police officer. A new international trailer has come our way, and this really should be on your must watch list for next year. Not only does it have one 2016’s best ensemble cast (that we know of so far), but Hillcoat has a fantastic track record with only three feature films (The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless) under his belt. This incredibly tense affair promises that won’t be changing anytime soon. Triple 9 comes our way on »
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Read More: Watch: Crooked Cops Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson Get Gruesome in Nsfw 'Triple 9' Trailer Violence, crooks, greed and deceit have been at the core of all of John Hillcoat's features ("The Proposition," "Lawless," etc.), so it was only a matter of time until the Australian filmmaker took on the heist movie, a genre tailor-made to his dark sensibilities. Based on a Black List script by Matt Cook, "Triple 9" follows a crew of dirty cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute an impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a "999," police code for "officer down," but their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the entire attack. The film features a star-studded ensemble, including Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie and Norman Reedus. British distributor eOne »
- Zack Sharf
We've been enormous fans of The Proposition and The Road director John Hillcoat and judging by the sheer volume of high end talent starring in his upcoming heist thriller Triple 9, we're not the only ones. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Anthony Mackie and Norman Reedus all star in the picture and somehow they still had the money left to give them all lots of guns and ammo after paying their salaries.When a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist, they realise the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". The chaos that ensues when a police officer is shot...
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Aside from perhaps the Coen brothers’ latest feature, one of the most-anticipated films coming in the first two months of next year is Triple 9, the latest drama from The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless director John Hillcoat. We got a gritty red band trailer, but now a ever so slightly tamer U.K. trailer has arrived, showing off more enticing footage.
Starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr., the Matt Cook-scripted story follows a group of crooked cops planning a major heist. Check out the U.K. trailer below, ahead of a February release there on the same day as the U.S., along with the domestic poster.
When a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist, they realise the only way to »
- Jordan Raup
The 2015 St. Louis International Film Festival, also known as Sliff, has begun. Even though Alex Winter couldn’t bring Freaked in town, he did bring his two great tech documentaries, Downloaded and Deep Web – in addition to being awesome to us and presenting Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Sliff has a robust schedule full of independent and foreign cinema along with some mainstream affair like Legend starring Tom Hardy and some possible future Oscar contenders like Carol. However, since we are a horror website, we are going to highlight some films that should definitely be on your radar!
Filmed in “The Exorcist House” here in St. Louis, which most of you might have seen last weekend during Discovery Channel’s laughable Exorcism: Live!, this thriller borrows from the premise that The Exorcist was based out of by having a main character, Amy, return to the house »
- Andy Triefenbach
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Chantal Akerman's Je tu il elle"She was a gay woman – proudly, unabashedly – who refused to be placed in either category, would not show her work in “gay” or “women’s” festivals, (“I won’t be ghettoized like that”) but never refused the ghetto of Judaism, and would always show in Jewish festivals. She was, it sometimes seemed, a Jew before she was anything, even before she was a person, and she was more of a person than anybody I’ve known."...from "Our Lives With (and Without) Chantal Akerman," by Henry Bean.Another Chantal Akerman tribute done proper: Janus Films is making its Akerman films—News from Home, La chambre, Je tu il elle, Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Hotel Monterey, and Les rendez-vous d'Anna—available to stream for U. »
This little slice of nastiness from John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), a director who knows his way around balancing bleak and heart, looks to be pushing the police action boundaries of Sicario and Training Day as far as it can go. In fact, this film was originally set to open against Villeneuve's prestigious hitman drama, but was recently pushed back to February 19, 2016.Triple 9 -- police code for officer down -- has elements of the militarization of police, the war of attrition with crime and violence (severed heads abound), and everyone thrown into the blender. Props to whoever came up with the kids 'this little piggie' to score this trailer, because it is damn effective with the imagery on display. When a group of corrupt...
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As a filmmaker, John Hillcoat is not prone making happy-go-lucky movies. This is the man behind the post-apocalyptic bummer The Road, the gritty western The Proposition, and the bootlegging drama Lawless. Now he.s bringing his bleak aesthetic to the cop drama with Triple 9, and the new red-band trailer shows off a star-studded cast and a brutal, vicious sensibility. When they call this new trailer from Yahoo "red-band," they certainly mean it, and they sure as hell earn that designation. Even though it.s only a few minutes long, this is not for the faint of heart, and if this is how Hillcoat and company are trying to sell their movie to as wide an audience as possible, you have to wonder what the they left out. A gritty cop drama is one thing, but this preview of Triple 9 is a whole other level. We.re talking severed »
Director John Hillcoat has yet to make a major box-office hit. The director behind Lawless, The Road, and the incredible 2005 western, The Proposition, makes bleak and brutal movies about the violent side of humanity. If this Triple 9 red band trailer is any indication, though, he may have finally brought his sensibility to a commercial project. Watch the Triple 9 Red […]
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- Jack Giroux
Read More: John Hillcoat's 'Triple Nine' Sets Fall 2015 Release Date After dropping out of "The Revenant" in 2011, "The Proposition" director John Hillcoat started work on the heist movie "Triple 9," which has just gotten its first gruesome red band trailer. The trailer features many of the faces in its star-studded cast, including Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie and Norman Reedus, and is packed with guns, sex and violent images. Maybe it's just the Woody Harrelson factor, but the tone also feels reminiscent of the first season of "True Detective." Whatever the case may be, the trailer promises a grisly, action-packed heist film. The movie is based on a Black List script from Matt Cook. The official synopsis reads: "In 'Triple 9', a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull »
- Wil Barlow
If there was ever a phrase to surmise the cinematic career of one John Hillcoat, it would be quality over quantity. Having helmed The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless across the last decade, the revered Australian director has cooked up enough adult-oriented dramas to keep us all on the edge of our seats, and it looks as though the filmmaker is remaining firmly in his wheelhouse for his next venture behind the camera: Triple Nine.
With a star-studded cast in tow, the upcoming feature will be a heist film in nature, one which, judging by the release of today’s trailer, boasts a tone and aesthetic that are almost unbearably dark. Centering on Casey Affleck’s do-gooder, the Matt Cook-scripted thriller charts the trials and tribulations that a group of crooked cops face when confronted by the Russian mob. Left with little choice, the officers then set about staging »
- Michael Briers
Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat is a man famous for doing westerns set anywhere but the American Old West. From the 19th century Australian Outback in "The Proposition," to a post-apocalyptic future in "The Road," to a Prohibition-era bootlegger tale with "Lawless" - his films love classic archetypes of masculinity in all its ugly glory.
His new film "Triple 9" explores a different genre again - this time the cop drama. Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus and Clifton Collins Jr. star in this story of a group of of dirty cops who have to manufacture a 999 'officer down' call in order to pull off an impossible heist. Things go awry when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack.
- Garth Franklin
Some directors develop projects for years and then suddenly abandon them — John Hillcoat was once going to direct “The Revenant” with Christian Bale in the lead. Some directors just keep their scripts tucked away in the queue for the next viable moment — like John Hillcoat with cop drama “Triple 9.” In other words, you win some, you lose some, and some projects you just need to cut loose. Originally a vehicle for Shia Labeouf — Hillcoat and the young actor did the bootlegging drama “Lawless” instead — the Aussie director of “The Road” and “The Proposition” briefly paused the project, rethought it, and came roaring back with a crazy good ensemble cast that includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, and many more. Read More: 'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine' A crime thriller based on a Black List script from a few years back, “Triple 9” centers on a »
- Edward Davis
With three films the last decade — The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless — director John Hillcoat has crafted a certain kind of adult-geared, perhaps bleak dramas that are rare in today’s marketplace. With his latest, Triple 9, he takes on the heist genre along with a star-studded cast. Once set for a fall release, it’ll now debut early next year and the first red band trailer has landed.
Starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr., the Matt Cook-scripted story follows a group of crooked cops planning a major heist. Judging from this first red band trailer, it looks like the kind of dark Michael Mann-esque drama that we’re greatly looking forward to. Check it out below along with the poster
In Triple Nine, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed »
- Jordan Raup
Watson burst onto the film scene with Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves” (1996), in which she potrayed a woman blindly, obsessively in love with her husband. This work established her as one of the most talked-up British actresses of her generation, snagging her an Oscar nomination, among other numerous recognitions.
Two years later, Watson earned another Oscar nom for Anant Tucker’s “Hilary and Jackie,” in which she played the British cellist Jacqueline du Pre.
Watson, a London Drama Studio alum, began her career on the stage in the Royal Shakespeare Company featuring in works of Lillian Hellman (“The Children’s Hour”), Henrik Ibsen (“The Lady From the Sea”) and Anton Chekhov (“Three Sisters”).
- Emilio Mayorga
The actor and director, currently in post production on The Last Photograph, will present the Foundation’s annual bursary to “a new voice in cinema” on Aug 21 in Sarajevo.
Previous curators include Charlotte Rampling, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irons, Danny Glover and Stellan Skarsgard, directors Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Simon McBurney and Danis Tanović, as well as John Lyons, Annie Nocenti and photographer Juergen Teller.
Huston will also present Danis Tanović’s Tigers, with the Director and Producers. The film will be screened within the Open Air Programme at the festival’s largest venue.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Musician-turned-director John Maclean strikes gold with this haunting mix of genres in the old west
Musicians have long been drawn to the cinematic myths of the old west. From the singing cowboys of early sound cinema (Ken Maynard, Gene Autry et al) through such big-screen Elvis vehicles as Flaming Star (1960) and Charro! (1969), to Glen Campbell in True Grit (1969) and Bob Dylan in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), the western has proved the natural home of the troubadour.
More recently, Australian rocker Nick Cave has done some of his very best work writing and co-scoring The Proposition (2005) and even having a cameo as a storytelling saloon singer in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), on which he collaborated once again with long-term musical compadre Warren Ellis. Little surprise, then, that this first feature from former Beta Band musician John Maclean should be a western, albeit one »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
We would all like to be in better shape, I’m thinking. Even people who work out every day always seem to want to do more to be healthier, to get into better physical condition. And goodness knows obesity and sedentary lifestyles seem to be the norm for a great many people in this country. I have to count myself among the out of shape but wanting to do something about it. I have gained and lost the same 40 or 50 pounds so many times in my life it’s now difficult to lose that weight and keep it off. I have a gym membership but rarely use it and can’t seem to find the time to get back to the gym on a regular basis.
Maybe I should get a personal trainer? Which leads me to Results, a remarkable and good hearted movie about personal trainers, a new client »
- Sam Moffitt
Aferim!This year, Tribeca moved back home, swapping out the East Village’s AMC Loew’s 7 for the venue they once used, the nearly invisible Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 as one of the festival’s main theater locations. Whether it is coincidence or just one of the festival’s grand themes, the finest films I saw were about movement. Characters search high and low for someone or something. While carrying strange cargo, they journey to the West, to the East, wherever, going from point A to point B. If not travelling, then characters are stuck, stranded, or even trapped in a spot, but desiring to move, move, move. There’s a whole lotta riding and talking going on in Radu Jude’s Aferim! Shot on black-and-white film (Kodak Double-x), the film is set in 1855 Wallachia, a time in which the Romani people had subhuman status, being slaves to landowning Boyars, »
- Tanner Tafelski
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