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Amidst the dire selection of summer films, there have been a few that are easy standouts. One of these films is the heist thriller “Hell or High Water,” which has garnered widespread critical acclaim. The film follows divorced father Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster) who commit several robberies to save their family’s West Texas farm from foreclosure. Hot on their trail are two Texas Rangers, the veteran Marcus Howard (Jeff Bridges) and his partner Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham), who plan to bring the boys to justice dead or alive. Watch an exclusive TV spot for the film featuring the numerous critical praise.
- Vikram Murthi
Hell Or High Water is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition. Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), Hell Or High Water is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. »
- Movie Geeks
The narrator of the book is a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage start to come apart after the family moves to Montana. ”In the fall of 1960, when I was 16 and my father was for a time not working, my mother met a man named Warren Miller and fell in love with him,” the book begins.
Neither Dano nor Kazan are expected to act in “Wildlife.” Dano’s credits include “Little Miss Sunshine,” “There Will Be Blood,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Love & Mercy” and “Swiss Army Man.” He’s currently in production on “Okja” with “Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho.
- Dave McNary
The film opens in select theaters on August 12th and nationwide on August 19th.
Hell Or High Water is fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and a bright green 82 on MetaCritic
Hell Or High Water is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition.
Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), Hell Or High Water is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
- Michelle McCue
Action superstar Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Kingdom, The Purge franchise) will take on the title role in the high-concept action thriller Wheelman written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-team) is producing the film alongside Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) for The Solution Entertainment Group and Grillo, making his producing debut.
The Solution’s Lisa Wilson & Josh Deitell are handling international rights to the high-octane thriller and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. CAA will represent the film’s U.S. rights.
Frank Grillo is the Wheelman - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Co-written by Arabic language hip hop star Tamer Nafar and The Messenger writer-director Oren Moverman and loosely based on Nafar's own experiences, Udi Aloni's Junction 48 blew audiences away when it premiered in Berlin - winning the audience award in the process - and with the film now about to have its Us bow in Tribeca we've tracked down the trailer for its impending Israeli theatrical release. Here's how Tribeca describes it: “My songs aren’t political, they just describe the place I come from.” Aspiring rapper Kareem (Tamer Nafar), the central character in Udi Aloni’s Junction 48, infuses his every action with music: from meeting friends and family dinners to video chats with his girlfriend Manar (Samar Qupty). After a car wreck kills his father...
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★★★★☆ When Bob Dylan released his thirtieth studio album in 1997, critics claimed that the ominous atmosphere created by producer Daniel Lanois was palpable, but also almost drowned the singer's vocals. It's interesting then that New York-based director Oren Moverman - who co-wrote Todd Haynes' Dylan pseudo-biopic I'm Not There, as well as helming dramas The Messenger and Rampart - chooses to use the same title for his film concerning a homeless man adrift and voiceless in New York. Time Out of Mind is the director's third feature and the latest in an ongoing exploration of institutional failure - this time, in supporting those members of society who can't support themselves. »
- CineVue UK
A dense, believable drama about the plight of a drifter on the streets of New York
“I’m just a fuck up, and I need to sleep.” Last week, The Benefactor gave us Richard Gere as a millionaire philanthropist with homes to give away. This week, this 2014 movies finds him on altogether more convincing ground as an itinerant New Yorker who wakes up in a bath, gets thrown out onto the street, and gradually comes to the awful realisation that he is homeless. Wandering through the hospitals and homeless shelters of NYC, Gere’s George is consistently spied at a distance, cinematographer Bobby Bukowski’s long lenses viewing him through bars, through windows, across crowded streets, engulfed by his environment. Meanwhile, co-writer/director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) and his sound team build up a heavily layered montage of other people talking, laughing, shouting, screaming and singing, a cacophony in »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Showtime has put in development The Brand, a 10-episode limited series from Narcos executive producer/director José Padilha. Written by Padilha and Alessandro Camon (The Messenger), The Brand is inspired by the 2004 New Yorker article by author David Grann. It tells the epic tale of the rise of prison gangs, particularly the Aryan Brotherhood, in the 1970s and 1980s, when mass incarceration resulting from the war on drugs caused the prison population to explode. Camon and… »
Steven Soderbergh and his "Out of Sight" scribe Scott Frank are re-teaming for the limited period western series "Godless" on Netflix. Frank is penning, directing and executive producing the series which Soderbergh and Casey Silver will also executive produce.
Set in 1884 in a New Mexico mining town, plot specifics are being kept under wraps. Casting is now underway with filming about to take place in Santa Fe.
Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger") penned the script about the rise of prison gangs, particularly the Aryan Brotherhood, in the 1970s and 1980s when mass incarceration caused the prison population to explode.
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- Garth Franklin
At the Berlinale, the 18th Panorama Audience Awards are to be presented to Junction 48 by Udi Aloni for best fiction film and Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? by Tomer and Barak Heymann for best documentary. Both films were made by Israeli directors.
Aloni has presented all of his films at the festival since 2003 and Junction 48 marked his sixth production to premiere in the Panorama section.
It is his first feature since Art/Violence, which premiered at the festival in 2013 and won the Cinema Fairbindet Prize.
Junction 48 follows two young hip-hop artists who use their music to battle the oppression they encounter in Israeli society. Israeli-American director Oren Moverman (Rampart, The Messenger) co-wrote the screenplay with Tamer Nafar. Sales are handled by The Match Factory.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
See Also: Watch the trailer for Time Out of Mind
Written and directed by Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart), Time Out Of Mind follows George (Gere), an increasingly desperate man who finds himself adrift on the unforgiving streets of New York City. When he seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan’s largest intake center for homeless men, he befriends a seasoned shelter-dweller (Ben Vereen) and begins to find hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone).
With a successful career spanning four decades, Time Out Of Mind sees Gere (who also acts as a Producer on the film) immerse himself in the role of George – navigating the bureaucratic troubles of shelters in New York City, »
- Gary Collinson
Guess who’s coming to The Dinner? Quite the ensemble cast, as it turns out, with Variety reporting that Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny have been tapped for Oren Moverman’s familial drama, joining Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney.
Based on Herman Koch’s best-selling novel of the same name, Moverman’s (Time Out of Mind, The Messenger) latest foray behind the camera is set to be a focused, tight-knight affair, orbiting around the titular family meal that soon brings old feuds back to the fore. Paul (Coogan) and Claire (Linney) Lohman topline the ensemble, making plans to visit Paul’s brother Stan (Richard Gere), a self-assured politician with one eye firmly on the coveted governorship.
Even Stan’s finest knives fail to cut through the simmering tension, though, which only grows and mutates between each passing course. Things take a turn for the worse when it’s revealed »
- Michael Briers
Writer/director Oren Moverman, who penned the screenplay for the acclaimed "Love & Mercy" and helmed Gere to rave reviews in "Time Out of Mind," isn't spending the first few months of 2016 recuperating from his busy year: his next turn behind the camera, "The Dinner," starts shooting in New York on January 21. Read More: "'Time Out of Mind' Writer/Director Oren Moverman Doesn't Suffer Fools" Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny have signed on to star in the film, which Moverman—nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 2010's "The Messenger"—adapted from Herman Koch's bestselling novel. (Read a synopsis of the film below.) Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the film, which is a Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird production. Code Red is fully financing and Protagonist Pictures is handling international »
- Matt Brennan
Protagonist will introduce to buyers to the Oren Moverman-directed film at Efm next month.
Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny are to star in The Dinner, a film based on the bestselling novel by Herman Koch, which will start shooting in New York on Jan 21.
Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the film, which is a Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird production. Code Red is fully financing and Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales and will introduce the title to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin next month.
The Dinner begins as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
“The Dinner” starts as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere), and his wife Barbara (Hall). Tensions already exist between the two brothers — Stan is a smooth-talking celebrity who is the favorite to win the governor’s race, while Paul has a chip on his shoulder and is currently not working.
But, as the evening in a chic restaurant progresses, dark secrets emerge about their respective children. A monstrous crime has been committed by the Lohman kids, and the two couples are divided about how to handle the situation.
Moverman, whose last film was Gere’s “Time Out of Mind,” has adapted Koch’s novel and will direct. »
- Leo Barraclough
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