5 items from 2016
Illustration by Leah BravoFive years ago, a film came and went with little fanfare, except a spattering of positive reviews, making around $4 million worldwide on a budget of about $10 million: Take This Waltz. More people know it as a Leonard Cohen song, from which its title comes. More people know Leonard Cohen than the director Sarah Polley, but as of this cultural moment, more people might know the star, Michelle Williams, than Leonard Cohen, due to her other movies and a popular TV show. These jejune concerns amplify less than we know and more than we'll admit. Name recognition: these go into the common denominators decision people look for when they decide to fund a film, a book, a play. How will it sell? How will it fit? What can it capitalize on? How can we make something that will not make people think too much or depress them? We »
Canada’s own Seth Rogen has become pretty prolific in the industry these past couple years, with at least one new movie released every year. This month he’s got another movie hitting theatres with Sausage Party.
We don’t know about you, but Sausage Party is one of our most anticipated movies of the summer. There have been lots of good animation movies recently, but this is a little different. It’s not often that we see an animated movie aimed at adults, and Sausage Party certainly isn’t targeted towards kids.
If you haven’t watched the hilariously outrageous trailer, the plot follows a hot dog weiner (voiced by Rogen) who discovers the horrors of the world outside the grocery store and strives to let his food companions know the truth. Literally everybody is in this, »
- Amanda Wood & Adriana Floridia
According to the Tracking Board, the actor, who also co-wrote Frances Ha and Mistress America, will take over from Sarah Polley, who was previously on board. Polley’s writing credits include her two films as director: Take This Waltz and Stories We Tell.
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- Benjamin Lee
Simon Brew Aug 8, 2016
Gillian Armstrong helmed the last movie take on the book in 1994 (pictured), which starred Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Clare Danes, Christian Bale and Kirsten Dunst. The new version was originally in the hands of Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell, Take This Waltz). However, Sony has now hired Greta Gerwig to take a pass at the screenplay. Whether she’ll build on what Polley has already written, or start afresh, is not yet clear.
Neither is it clear at this stage whether Gerwig is likely to star in the new movie. We suggest the odds aren’t bad there.
It’s been far too long since we’ve had a movie from Sarah Polley. The actress turned filmmaker made her mark with 2006’s “Away From Her,” followed it up with the underrated relationship/break up movie “Take This Waltz,” and the delivered the personal and deeply moving documentary “Stories We Tell.” That was four years ago. But […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
5 items from 2016
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