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Trevor Hogg chats with Bobby Bukowski about a busy year of collaborating with four different filmmakers who each had a separate cinematic project…
One cannot accuse Bobby Bukowski of having a boring life as he went from studying Biochemistry with the intention of pursuing a medical career to a photographer’s assistant in Paris which resulted in him documenting a pilgrimage of sacred sites led by the Dalai Lama to being a bike messenger while obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree to a cinematographer. “It’s been a good life,” observes the native of New York City who has also taught at New York University TishAsia campus located in Singapore. “The question that always arises from curious minds is, ‘Why do you do it that way?’ The academic query is a pertinent one. “It’s good to remind oneself to throw everything up in the air and say, ‘What »
- Trevor Hogg
Warcraft Movie Panel - Blizzcon 2014
Warcraft director Duncan Jones, Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development Chris Metzen and VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer participated in the Blizzcon panel over the weekend, moderated by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick. The trio spoke about how they went adapting a huge gaming universe into a two-hour film, and revealed that the film would attempt to tell the story of World of Warcraft giving equal weight to the human Alliance and the Horde of Orcs. “I thought it was very important that the film allowed you to be on either side of the conflict,” Jones said at the panel.
Westenhofer did not create the orcs out of green screens – actors played the creatures in motion capture – but he did transform the performances from human to Orc, »
The Solution has boarded sales on two-time Oscar nominee Joseph Cedar’s English-language debut Oppenheimer Strategies.
Richard Gere is attached to star in the drama, also written by Cedar, which will be produced by The Messenger director Oren Moverman and The Messenger producer Lawrence Inglee alongside Eyal Rimmon and Gideon Tadmor.
Gere will play eponymous businessman Norman Oppenheimer who - on the verge of vanishing into obscurity - charms a rising Israeli politician Micha Esher who ascends to prime minister three years later.
Once elevated into his inner circle, however, Oppenheimer is faced with tough decisions when the state of world politics is threatened.
Additional casting is underway, with Lior Ashkenazi understood to be on board to play the role of the Israeli prime minister.
The film is due to shoot in New York and Israel from January 2015.
ICM is handling Us rights.
Cedar’s 2011 comedy-drama »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Paul Greengrass is like the Ricky Jay of Hollywood directors. Every few months, the “Captain Phillips” filmmaker becomes attached to a new project, the likelihood of it actually happening a complete unknown, but fascinating nonetheless. Maybe it’s a Martin Luther King biopic. Or an adaptation of “Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda.” Or a crime picture with George Clooney. Or Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating “The Trial Of The Chicago 7.” Or even a triumphant return to the “Bourne” franchise! When Greengrass eventually makes a movie, it can come out of nowhere. He (or his agent) is the master of industry illusions. The latest sleight of hand trick arrives from Variety, who reports that Greengrass is attached to helm the Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels,” based on a book proposal by Greg Mitchell. Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce and it’s unclear if Greengrass »
- Matt Patches
Paul Greengrass has a lot going on right now, making his schedule nearly impossible to track, and now this is only going to make it more difficult; it’s being reported that Greengrass is attached to direct a film called The Tunnels. FilmNation Entertainment just snagged the rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for a Berlin Wall drama, which would recount the untold true story of a group of West Germans who attempt to get their loved ones out of East Berlin with the help of American news networks who fund the mission. Hit the jump for more on The Tunnels. As reported by Variety, Mark Gordon (Source Code, The Messenger) is producing this one. FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Alison Cohen are responsible for brokering the deal. Here’s what Ryder had to say about the project: “Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity. »
- Perri Nemiroff
“The Tunnels” is the untold true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition.
“Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity,” Ryder said. “Greg’s proposal will make for a very human and cinematic experience. We have no doubt that Mark »
- Dave McNary
Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at Tiff and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City’s gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, and Steve Buscemi also star. Gere is producing with Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Mohammed Al Turki, Zak Tucker, Cold Iron Pictures’ Amanda Marshall and Eva Maria Daniels are exec producers. »
- The Deadline Team
“The Richard Gere homeless movie” is a bit of a glib way to describe Time out of Mind, but that is the moniker that Oren Moverman’s third feature has found itself labelled with. I mean, it’s not like it’s without merit; Richard Gere does indeed play a homeless man, something far removed from the type of roles we’re more typically used to seeing the 65-year-old actor portray – and something one critic at the post-film Q&A attempted to allude to by asking the actor to compare this role to that in Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo, much to the actor’s and the crowd’s confusion.
I wish I could say there was more going on in Oren Moverman’s film, but I’m not sure I can. At least outside of the formal aspirations, »
- Glenn Dunks
Oren Moverman has been carving out his reputation as a challenging and compelling writer-director with intense films about men feeling lost and angry. In 2009 he made his directorial debut with the admired veteran drama The Messenger. Two year later, he returned with the acclaimed crime-drama Rampart, which starred a Woody Harrelson brimming with barely suppressed rage. Now, Moverman has come to the New York Film Festival with his third feature, the Richard Gere-fronted Time Out of Mind. In many ways, it's his riskiest endeavor to date.for better or worse. Coming into a Moverman movie, I anticipated a hero who'd be stern, even off-puttingly angry. Richard Gere delivers both as George, a homeless man who refuses to accept his own homelessness, and often connives and snipes at those around him. What's shocking about the film is not so much its dedicated depiction to the harsh realities of homelessness, which »
If you live in a decent-sized city, much less a metropolis, you probably see someone like George every day. Having fallen on hard times, George lives on the street; if he's not able to procure a bed at the chaotic, prison-like local shelter, he's apt to be sleeping in a cardboard box or, if he's lucky, the basement of an apartment building he's snuck into. He spends his days shuffling around the city, occasionally panhandling for change. A winter coat he's picked up from a church is pawned for money for a bottle. »
★★★★☆When Bob Dylan released his thirtieth studio album in 1997, many 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 (2007), as well as helming dramas The Messenger (2009) and Rampart (2011) - chooses to use the same title for his film concerning a homeless man adrift and voiceless in New York. Time Out of Mind (2014) 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
"I keep looking for a place to fit/Where I can speak my mind/I've been trying hard to find the people/That I won't leave behind/They say I got brains/But they ain't doing me no good/I wish they could," Brian Wilson sings on The Beach Boys' "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times," and it's easy to see the autobiography in the lyrics. The songwriter and vocalist's career and life has been defined not just by his singular standing in the pop culture sphere, but also by a genius that created one of the greatest albums of all time, while his own mental instability and decline is the stuff of much rumor and specualation. The stories around Wilson are as legendary as the songs, but how do chronicle his life without making it salacious, while also celebrating his musical accomplishments? Well, screenwriter Oren Moverman ("Rampart, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Richard Gere goes slumming in the streets of Manhattan and emerges with one of his more remarkable performances in “Time Out of Mind,” . Executed in a plot-free observational mode that relatively few American independent filmmakers have attempted this side of early Ramin Bahrani, this simple story of a vagrant slowly grasping the depths of his despair is New York neorealism par excellence, bearing patient, resonant witness to the everyday trials and indignities suffered by America’s homeless population. Unfolding deliberately over the course of two hours, Moverman’s spare, soulful character study will prove a challenging sit for non-festival audiences, but couldn’t be more deserving of careful handling by an equally brave and uncompromising distributor.
In his 2009 debut, “The Messenger,” Moverman found a raw, mournful power in the plight of Middle American families who had lost servicemen to the Iraq War; he followed it in 2011 with “Rampart,” a gritty »
- Justin Chang
Buddy Bolden was a New Orleans cornet player who was a key figure in the development of ragtime music.
Prtitsker completed the first round of filming for “Bolden” in 2010 and will finish the movie with new scenes starting on Sept. 19.
DaCosta will next be seen in “I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story,” directed by Angela Bassett, set for airing in early 2015. She was most recently seen in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Other credits include “Tron: Legacy” and Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger” and “In Time” opposite Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake.
- Dave McNary
The films of Oren Moverman often find complex men at their center, trying to make it in a world that doesn't seem to understand them. Whether haunted by war ("The Messenger"), broken down by their profession ("Rampart") or tortured by genius (the Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy," with a script by Moverman, also playing Tiff), his characters have been weathered and wearied but are never less than fascinating, and that will likely hold true for his next directorial effort "Time Out Of Mind." Starring Richard Gere, the film chronicles the tale of a homeless man in New York City who seeks shelter at Bellvue and begins trying to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Given his filmography so far, it may not be the most obvious choice for Moverman, but that's also because it wasn't his to start with. Speaking with us on the phone prior to Tiff, in »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Telluride — In recent years, Journalists have come under siege all across the world from governments trying to minimize their influence either through subtle or not-so subtle means. One of the more dramatic instances in recent memory was chronicled in Maziar Bahari's 2011 memoir "Then They Came for Me" which has been adapted into the new film "Rosewater." The film, with director Jon Stewart on hand, debuted Friday night at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival. "They Came For Me" depicted the 118 days the noted reporter and documentary filmmaker spent in an Iranian jail after being falsely accused of acting as a spy for Western powers. The London-based Bahari had returned to Tehran to cover the 2009 presidential election where Mir-Hossein Mousavi was providing a revolutionary challenge to the president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Controversy reigned after the latter was announced the victor prompting millions of Iranians to protest the results in cities across the Islamic state. »
- Gregory Ellwood
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Couples Retreat) is joining Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens in The Ticket, an indie drama about a sightless man (Stevens) who suddenly regains his vision only to be “blinded” by his obsession with the superficial. Akerman is playing the wife Stevens leaves after getting back his sight. Pic is written and directed by Ido Fluk, and filming is underway now in upstate New York. Rampart and The Messenger producers Oren Moverman and Lawrence Inglee are producing. Akerman is coming off small-screen roles on Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, HBO’s The Comeback, and ABC’s Trophy Wife. She recently wrapped filming on horror comedy Final Girls opposite Taissa Farmiga and Nina Dobrev. She’s repped by Wme and Caserta-Armstrong Management.
- The Deadline Team
Chances are you have not seen Snowpiercer yet due to its limited availability and release fiasco. If so, skip this interview and watch the film first. Go in clean, because Snowpiercer really is as good as everyone’s telling you. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, it is essentially a dark (often literally) sci-fi thriller about a perpetual motion train carrying the last remnants of society after a global ice age. Themes of cruelty, disparity and sacrifice abound, and strong, sometimes horrific visual references bombard the screen. The exceptional costume design by Catherine George ties all this together in a way that is readable and indicative, yet never threatens to take over the film.
Catherine George, however unintentionally, seems to specialise in this form of costume design; you only need to watch We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) to gather this. This is not to say her work is showy in any way. »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.
The Lone Ranger, a film with an »
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