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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
It’s taken Oscar Isaac a fair old while to get to top billing, having shone in a number of roles, including in Drive, and survived the obligatory backwards steps (like with W.E.) but it has fallen to the Coens to throw him his big opportunity in their return to directing following the regrettable association with Gambit (it was of course only the script they took charge of.)
In Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac plays the titular hero, a loosely adapted version of the folk musician Dave Van Ronk, whose memoir “The Mayor Of MacDougal Street” gives the Coens a lot of their narrative frame. Set over two weeks in 1961, the film portrays New York’s folk-rock scene of the period, specifically focusing on the life and work at the time of Dylan-lite singer-songwriter Llewyn Davis, as he aims to make it on the scene and bounces »
- Simon Gallagher
Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives is screening her in Cannes on Wednesday morning at 8:30 Am and Radius is doing their best to make sure it remains part of the Cannes conversation until that point as they've released another three clips from the film (watch the first three here) for you to chew on. So far I've only watched two of the clips from this film, the first below and the second one right here, both of which feature Kristin Scott Thomas in what looks like a performance/character for the ages. The second clip below features Thomas opposite Ryan Gosling who plays her son Julien in the film, whom she calls on to avenge the death of his brother, who died at the hands of a man named Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), who is featured opposite Gosling in the third clip below. This is the second straight film »
- Brad Brevet
De Caestecker, who played Adam Barlow in the ITV soap from 2001 to 2003, is to appear as Bones in the upcoming fantasy film. The Scottish actor was spotted on location in Detroit filming the movie over the weekend.
How to Catch a Monster is centred around a dream-like landscape of a disappearing city, and follows a »
You can never have enough Ryan Gosling in your life, as we all well know. So it is our delight to report that this year's Cannes Film Festival features a double dose of the Gos. Next week we'll get to see everyone's favorite stopper of fights and saver of women in peril get the living shit beaten out of him when he debuts the extremely dark, extremely violent Only God Forgives, his second movie with Nicolas Winding Refn, who won the Best Director prize for Drive last time he was at Cannes two years ago. The Gos, we hear, is deep into filming his directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster, and may not make it to Cannes in the flesh this year. So until we know more, there is his very funny, can't-miss appearance as himself in the James Toback and Alec Baldwin documentary about the cutthroat, demoralizing business »
- Jada Yuan
"Bling Ring," "The Past" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" might be out of the way, but there's still many highly anticipated Cannes movies to show in the next week. And perhaps most eagerly awaited among them; "Only God Forgives." This time two years ago saw "Pusher" and "Bronson" helmer Nicolas Winding Refn move up to the big leagues with his acclaimed pulp crime tale "Drive," and he's reunited with his star Ryan Gosling for his new film, a Bangkok-set spiritual sequel that promises to be even more brutal than its predecessor. Three new clips from the film have arrived over at The Film Stage, and they follow the trend of glimpses from the film so far by focusing on one of the most promising elements: Kristin Scott Thomas, playing wildly against type as Jenna, the mother of Gosling's Julian, who comes to Bangkok to mastermind vengeance against Chang, the retired cop who killed her other son. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
You’d expect Only God Forgives, the latest from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, to contain a spot of violence. The director’s trademark style of bringing a ruthlessness to onscreen brutality is as upfront as ever in these newest three clips. Debuting at the Weinstein Company’s Cannes preview, the three snippets brought down the house. They also cast a new light on the typically prim-and-proper, Kristin Scott Thomas. Quite a dirty light.
Only God Forgives revolves around Ryan Gosling’s Julian, a drug-smuggling pawn in his mother’s sprawling drug empire. When not managing his illegal Thai boxing ring, Julian’s mother, Crystal hands him the task of tracking down his brother’s murderer.
The first practically dialogue-free clip begins with a shooting and keeps up the pace throughout, demonstrating Refn’s skill for action. It is in the second highlight when action takes a breather and some »
- Gem Seddon
As chronicled by Simon Braund in a back issue of Empire, Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to film Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel Dune is one of the most legendary unmade movies of all time. Last night saw the world premiere of Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, which details the madness and brilliance of the director's somewhat unorthodox journey. And while it doesn't add much to the story as it is generally known, it does paint a vivid picture of a movie that wasn't just meant to change the world of cinema but to change the world itself.Teed up by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, who recalls a night at Jodorowsky's house when the Chilean-born director talked him through the illustrated shooting script, Pavich's film recaps the director's career to that point. Beginning as a performance artist and theatre director, Jodorowsky moved into film with 1968's surreal Fando Y Lis »
At last night's Weinstein Co. annual Cannes preview, the clear standout of the evening was a scene from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives," that featured Kristin Scott Thomas like you're never her seen before. Read More: Five Minutes of Nicole Kidman As 'Grace of Monaco' Is Not Enough: The Weinstein Co. Underwhelms With Cannes Preview In the thriller, an icy blond Thomas plays Crystal, the menacing matriarch of a drug empire and mother to Julian (Ryan Gosling), a manager of an illegal Thai boxing ring, who she orders to hunt down his brother (and her son's) killer. As evidenced by the scene, Crystal is the type of mother you don't want to cross. Upon meeting Julian's new squeeze, who introduces herself as an "entertainer," Crystal greets her by scoffing, "How many cocks can you entertain in that cum dumpster of yours?" Later, she »
- Nigel M Smith
• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
In the movie business, the label “art film” isn’t always a deal-breaker.
Nowhere is this more apparent than at Cannes, where films that might seem obscure to your average Hollywood studio executive rack up worldwide presales and receive the kind of attention devoted to Brad Pitt strolling down the Croissette.
Consider some of the filmmakers in this year’s lineup: Sofia Coppola, James Gray, Alexander Payne, Roman Polanski, James Toback. They’re not exactly synonymous with blockbusters, but in the realm of global film financing, their names attract coin — at the right budget and with key cast attached.
Producers and financiers say the principal ingredients to getting these movies made are much the same as they were in the past: packages that yield foreign presales, securing locations that provide soft money and tax incentives, and foraging around for ways to cover the risk against the lack of domestic distribution. »
- Anthony Kaufman
Two years after Nicolas Winding Refn’s triumph in Cannes with Drive, which won him the festival’s best director honors, the Danish filmmaker returns to competition with Only God Forgives. The Bangkok-set crime drama again teams Refn with his Drive star Ryan Gosling, who plays an American living in Thailand who is forced to avenge his brother’s murder. Refn, 42, spoke to THR about his protracted struggle to make the film, dealing with Thai ghosts and his fetish for onscreen violence. Cannes Competition Lineup Features 'Behind the Candelabra,' 'Only God Forgives,' 'Nebraska' The Hollywood Reporter: You originally planned to
- Scott Roxborough
We at Thn have gathered together another poster round up for you.
First up is the latest poster for Dreamworks Animation’s Turbo. The film is led by Ryan Reynolds, who voices the title character garden snail suffering a freak accident that might just help him achieve his dream of being fastest snail on the planet. This one races into Us cinemas 17th July and the UK 18th October.
We’ve another animated offering showcased in this one-sheet from the sequel Despicable Me 2. Steve Carell returns as Gru, who is this time recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. It hits UK cinemas 28th June and the Us from the 3rd July.
- Craig Hunter
The Wolverine is just over two months out from its debut at the multiplex, and we’ve seen nothing but good things from the film so far. We were recently treated to the awesome new trailer showcased at this year’s CinemaCon. And following shortly after came a great new teaser poster, giving us another glimpse at Silver Samurai.
And now director James Mangold has taken to Twitter once more to share a handful of new set photos. And with them comes the news that he’s coming close to completing the film in its entirety:
We are in the home stretch as we begin recording the score and mixing the film this week.
Jackman is of course reprising his eponymous role as Logan / Wolverine, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Brash and exuberant, the opening movie of the 66th festival has divided critics, but its director is upbeat about audience response
It has divided the critics, who have either praised it for its exuberant, operatic, roaring approach to its material – or derided as a crass, tin-eared rendering of F Scott Fitzgerald's precisely tuned text. But, as The Great Gatsby opened the 66th Cannes film festival, its director and co-adaptor, Baz Luhrmann, defended the film, saying that his chief concern was the healthy box office.
"People are going out to see it" after a "very nervous [opening] weekend" when it was up against "giant action films", he said.
He was used to audience reaction outgunning the critics' voices, he said. "Look, I made Moulin Rouge. And Romeo + Juliet, and Strictly Ballroom for that matter, and they never got those high critics' scores."
He noted that in the last week the novel »
- Charlotte Higgins
Park Pictures Features announced today Academy Award®-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, is set to star in God’S Pocket, the upcoming film directorial debut from Emmy®-nominee John Slattery. Slattery adapted the screenplay with Alex Metcalf from the novel by National Book Award Winning author Pete Dexter. Academy Award®-nominee Richard Jenkins, Emmy Award®-nominee Christina Hendricks and award winning actor John Turturro will co-star. Jay Cohen of Gersh will handle all film sales.
Park Pictures Features will produce the film in partnership with Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions and Slattery’s Shoestring Pictures, which makes its producing debut with this film. Acclaimed director/cinematographer Lance Acord has signed on to shoot the film, which will be produced by Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Slattery, Lance Acord and Galt Niederhoffer, for Park Pictures and Emily Ziff and Hoffman for Cooper’s Town. The film will be executive produced »
- Michelle McCue
Is seven minutes of exercise all you need to get red-carpet ready? A few years ago, the U.S. government came up with a set of pretty aggressive guidelines that every American should meet for physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommended that adults get at least 2.5 hours each week of moderate-intensity, aerobic activity, such as walking, or 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging, or a combination of both. The guidelines also recommended adults do muscle-strengthening activities at least two or more days every week. In an era when people are working »
- Harley Pasternak
A fresh poster is up for FilmDistrict's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling in the Nicolas Winding Refn film. The crime thriller opens July 19th, and looks like another solid collaboration between the helmer and star of Drive. The film is an intense drama about Thai boxing, drug cartels, revenge and justice in the criminal underworld of Bangkok. I love the style of these posters, particularly the second one. Also in the cast are Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke and Yayaying. »
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off in France this week, bringing joy to cinema buffs eager to hear about the latest personal projects from their favorite auteurs. But it's also an opportunity to sample the movies that will be coming soon to America, either in theaters or via various Video On Demand platforms. Here are the ones that we're anticipating the most. 10. Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling. Nicolas Winding Refn, reteaming for the first time since Drive. Need we say more? 9. The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola directing a promising young cast, led by Emma Watson, in a true-life tale of a gang that preys on celebrities? Yes, please. 8. As I Lay Dying James Franco is nothing if not ambitious. For his directorial debut, he's adapted a novel by literary great...
- Peter Martin
The savage Sundance-winning short Whiplash, about a young drummer facing down a brutally antagonizing music instructor, is about to become a feature film.
Writer and director Damien Chazelle adapted the 18-minute short from several scenes in the full-length script with the hope that it would attract investors for the complete version.
Now Bold Films, the production company behind Drive and the upcoming Only God Forgives, has stepped forward to fill out the undisclosed budget. The company will make Whiplash as a joint production with Right of Way Films and Blumhouse Productions, who teamed up to create the short.
In the video above, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Mac Miller's next album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," drops on June 18, and in the lead-up the album, he stopped by MTV News to talk to our friends at RapFix to act out the name of his record.
In the newest version of the modern romance classic, Ryan Gosling is about to leave Rachel McAdams, but she has to convince him to stay in order to star in "Drive" and explain to people why he doesn't talk that much. He, on the other hand, has some issues with her performance in the bedroom. It's way better than the older version.
- MTV Movies Team
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