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Anthropoid Movie Review

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Anthropoid Movie Review
Anthropoid Bleecker Street Cinema Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director: Sean Ellis Written by: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Toby Jones Screened at: NYC, Opens: August 12, 2016 Sean Ellis, whose 2004 film “Cashback” deals with how supermarket workers on the night shift spend […]

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Exclusive Interview: Sean Ellis for ‘Anthropoid’

Anthropoid

This week is one of the best weeks for absolutely ages for choices of quality film works at your local multiplex. One such film is Anthropoid, the World War II true story from acclaimed filmmaker Sean Ellis, the creative force behind the likes of Cashback and Metro Manilla.

In Anthropoid, two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city locked down under Nazi occupation, they must find a way to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

We caught up with director Sean Eillis when was in London this past week where he spoke about his career and the 15-year-long journey in bringing the epic Anthropoid to screens.

Check out the interview in full below. Anthropoid opens across the UK on September 9th,
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‘Anthropoid’ review: “Some of the most thrilling moments in cinema this year.”

Anthropoid review: A thrilling and powerful war film that doesn’t shy away from difficult themes such as the repercussions of heroics.

Anthropoid review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Anthropoid review

Sean Ellis arrived 10 years ago with the wonderful little film Cashback, a feature based on his own award winning short which was both smart and original. Anthropoid, his fourth feature, couldn’t be further from his humble beginnings, yet clearly shows a man with a firm grip on all things cinematic. Telling the true tale of World War II’s most important assassination, it is also a fresh look at events that is neither too afraid to question morality and heroism in war, nor too quaint to make some of its sequences, for lack of a better word, entertaining.

Set in 1942, we follow two parachutists who return to Czechoslovakia after the controversial Munich Agreement, who have orders to assassinate Hitler
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'Anthropoid' Review: Cillian Murphy Can't Save Weak WWII Epic

'Anthropoid' Review: Cillian Murphy Can't Save Weak WWII Epic
Of all the World War II movies about the plots to kill the architects of the Third Reich, Anthropoid is guilty of being the dullest. And there’s really no excuse for it. Operation Anthropoid was the real name of the mission in which the Czechoslovakian resistance sought out Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler’s third-in-command, to perform the symbolic gesture of killing the rat bastard. The two paratroopers picked for the job are the oddly impassive Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan, nowhere near as sadistic as he was to poor Dakota Johnson
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Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Anthropoid’ Muddles An Incredible World War II Story

Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Anthropoid’ Muddles An Incredible World War II Story
The sheer infinity of World War II stories has proven to be one of cinema’s most renewable sources of inspiration, and — like a puzzle that slowly reveals its with the addition of every new piece — each movie made about that extraordinary period of time has the effect of enhancing them all. But with so many stories to tell, it’s unsurprising that even some of the most remarkable ones have been overlooked (if only, as is often the case, because there doesn’t seem to be much money in telling them).

Sean Ellis’ “Anthropoid” may not be a particularly compelling piece of drama, but it earns its place in the pantheon of World War II movies by virtue of the urgency with which it reaches into the pages of Czech history books, retrieves an enormously pivotal episode from them, and renders it for all to see on the silver screen.
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Anthropoid Trailer Stars Cillian Murphy And Jamie Dornan As World War II Assassins

The first trailer for World War II thriller Anthropoid has arrived online, starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czech operatives tasked with the assassination of an SS officer.

With the movie set to arrive later this summer, it’s a wonder why we’ve heard so little about it until now – especially with a trailer that’s this intriguing. Cashback director Sean Ellis sits at the helm of this espionage pic, whose title refers to a specific mission where two operatives set about hunting down one of Hitler’s highest-ranking officials, SS Reinhard Heydrich. While the cinematic canon includes a lot of World War II thrillers, and many that involve espionage, Anthropoid looks like it’s planning to pack quite a punch thanks to the performances of its strong acting line-up.

Speaking of the cast, Murphy and Dornan are joined by a stellar support roster that includes Toby Jones,
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Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan Fight the Nazis in First Trailer For ‘Anthropoid’

It was just this week with the arrival of the Denial trailer that we commented it wouldn’t be awards season without a Holocaust drama. While Anthropoid is centered moreso around taking down Nazis and it arrives just before the standard award season, we’ll count it. Coming from director Sean Ellis (Metro Manila, Cashback), the first trailer has now arrived.

Led by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, they star as a pair of Allied soldiers who attempt to take down an SS General. Also starring Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd, Alena Mihulová, Marcin Dorociński, Bill Milner, Sam Keeley, Jiří Simek, Mish Boyko, Václav Neuzil, Andrej Polák and Toby Jones, check out the trailer, photos, and poster below.

Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted Allied soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.

Anthropoid opens on August 12, 2016.
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The Mission Begins In First Trailer For WWII Thriller ‘Anthropoid’ Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan

You might not know the name Sean Ellis, but you may know of his work. The director first earned some buzz with his 2006 effort “Cashback,” but it was 2013’s acclaimed thriller “Metro Manila” that truly put him on the radar. Picking up numerous honors for that film, including an Audience Award at the Sundance […]

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First Trailer: WW2 Thriller "Anthropoid"

"Metro Manila" and "Cashback" director Sean Ellis returns with the WW2 thriller "Anthropoid" about an undercover mission by two Czech army soldiers (Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan) who parachute into an occupied Prague to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich - the architect behind the infamous Nazi 'Final Solution'. Charlotte Le Bon, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Toby Jones also star in the project which opens August 12th.
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25 great directors working outside mainstream cinema

Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...

Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.

Here are 25 examples.

Lee Hardcastle

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up,
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Check Out Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy as WWII Paratroopers in 'Anthropoid'

Check Out Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy as WWII Paratroopers in 'Anthropoid'
The first image is up from writer/director/cinematographer Sean Ellis' ("Metro Manila," "Cashback") "Anthropoid," now filming in Czech Republic. Set in 1941, the World War II picture stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan and centers on the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as "The Butcher of Prague." Read More: Netflix War Drama 'Jadotville' Lines Up Macho Cast "Anthropoid" is written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin ("Colour Me Kubrick") and produced by 22h22's Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling, Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek.
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First Image Released of Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in ‘Anthropoid’

First Image Released of Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in ‘Anthropoid’
London – The first image has been released from the World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which is headlined by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. Director Sean Ellis is shooting the film on location in the Czech Republic.

New cast members to sign up to the production include Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Harry Lloyd (“The Theory of Everything,” “Game of Thrones”), Bill Milner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Son of Rambow”), Alena Mihulova (“Krava,” “Nevinnost”) and Sam Keeley (“Adam Jones,” “Jadotville”). They join the previously announced cast members Charlotte Le Bon (“Yves Saint Laurent,” “Bastille Day”) and Anna Geislerova (“Something Like Happiness,” “Zelary”).

The movie is set in 1941, when Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi forces, governed by SS General Reinhard Heydrich, nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague.” His reign of terror against the Czech resistance led Allied authorities in London to hatch a mission to assassinate him.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Brand New Testament’

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Brand New Testament’
In the beginning, things went a bit differently than the Good Book would have us believe — or at least, that’s the playful conceit behind Jaco Van Dormael’s “The Brand New Testament,” an irreverent (but otherwise harmless) ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story. Incidentally, Van Dormael has volunteered an alternate creation myth of some kind in all four of his features (which also include “Toto the Hero,” “The Eighth Day” and “Mr. Nobody”), only this time, the Belgian idea-meister goes as far as to target God directly, “outing” Him as kind of a jerk who lives in Brussels and sits at His personal computer, conjuring natural disasters as a way of staving off boredom. When his daughter rebels and decides to simultaneously enlighten everyone on earth, all hell breaks loose, and the narrative starts to lose its thread, unspooling zany consequences that ought to convert skeptical distributors worldwide.
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Jamie Dornan & Cillian Murphy will try to assassinate a Nazi in Anthropoid

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It's been announced that Fifty Shades Of Grey actor Jamie Dornan will star opposite Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid, a World War II thriller from Cashback director Sean Ellis. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers who were involved with the 1942 assassination of high ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich, also known as "The Butcher of Prague." Sean Ellis co-wrote the script with novelist and former Stanley Kubrick assistant Anthony Frewin, and the...
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Will Try to Kill a Nazi in WWII Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Will Try to Kill a Nazi in WWII Thriller ‘Anthropoid’
Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan is striking while the iron is hot, so to speak, as he has signed on to star opposite Cillian Murphy in the World War II thriller “Anthropoid,” it was announced Monday. Sean Ellis (“Cashback”) will direct the film, which examines the assassination attempt on Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, aka “The Butcher of Prague,” who many believed would succeed Adolf Hitler. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers tasked with the deadly mission. Also Read: ‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel? Universal Not Talking but There Are 245 Million Reasons to Say Yes Ellis co-wrote the.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film 'Anthropoid'

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film 'Anthropoid'
Irish actor Jamie Dornan, currently on the big screen in "Fifty Shades of Grey" and on Netflix's moody crime drama "The Fall," has yet another project on his busy horizon. Dornan is set to star opposite Cillian Murphy in Oscar-nominated director Sean Ellis' ("Cashback," "Metro Manila") World War II picture "Anthropoid" about the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as "The Butcher of Prague." This year, Dornan will also shoot Netflix-acquired historical drama "Jadotville" as a Un commander who fell under siege in the Congo in 1961. The film debuts on the streaming service in 2016. Dornan also has roles in two films currently in post: an untitled John Wells chef comedy and Alexandre Aja's mystery-thriller "The 9th Life of Louis Drax." And of course,...
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Jamie Dornan Cast in WWII Drama Anthropoid After Fifty Shades Success

Jamie Dornan Cast in WWII Drama Anthropoid After Fifty Shades Success
Not just a one hit wonder! Coming off of the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, leading man Jamie Dornan has already been cast in a new film. The Irish actor, 32, who portrayed kinky billionaire Christian Grey, will next appear in a World War II drama Anthropoid, The Guardian reports.  Dornan will play a Czechoslovakian soldier involved in the real-life assassination attempt on SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. The film is being directed by Brit Sean Ellis, who is best known for his independent films Cashback and [...]
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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller

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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller
Exclusive: Sean Ellis to direct, Cillian Murphy to co-star in assassination film.

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to lead cast in WWII thriller Anthropoid, about the attempted assassination of prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

The film’s title refers to the code-name for the Allied operation to assassinate Heydrich, the head of the SS who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust and was widely considered number three in the Nazi ranks behind Hitler and Himmler .

Operation Anthropoid was led by two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile who were parachuted into their homeland to carry out the mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manila, Cashback) will direct from a script co-written by Ellis with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).

Producers are Leonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) for 22h22, Anita Overland ([link
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Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover Join Sci-Fi Thriller 'Andron'

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Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover Join Sci-Fi Thriller 'Andron'
Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Mission: Impossible 5, Blue Jasmine) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, series, Saw, The Color Purple) headline the cast of Andron - a sci-fi, action adventure movie from Ambi Pictures Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi.

Iervolino and Lady Bacardi are financing and producing the film and Ambi's international sales arm, Ambi Distribution, is handling worldwide sales.

Franceso Cinquemani wrote the screenplay and is directing the film, marking his feature directorial debut.

Principal photography will commence this month in Malta, in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission, and in Italy.

The movie begins when a group of young men and women awake in a dark, claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the black labyrinth of Andron. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals,
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Desperate to Survive in ‘Metro Manila’

Metro Manila

Written by Sean Ellis & Frank E. Flowers

Directed by Sean Ellis

UK/Philipines, 2013

Manila has the highest population density on the planet. Per square mile there are 111,002 people; by comparison my home of Chicago is only 11,868. While many economists look at the Phillipines as an marketon the rise, the disparity in wealth is the worst in Asia, with the richest families accounting for over 50% of the country’s total family income while the poorest account for less than 5%. In Manila, the rich live in gated communities while the poor live in slums, squatting on abandoned government-owned land. It’s important to know these facts when approaching Sean EllisMetro Manila, because the city plays such a large role in determining the destiny of its characters.

Oscar Ramirez (Jake Macapagal) and his wife Mai (Althea Vega) are rice farmers who decide moving to the city will yield better opportunities
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