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Cover art and release details have been revealed for John La Tier’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of a man haunted by his heinous crime, The Tell-Tale Heart will be released on DVD and VOD on April 5th.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2016) — Alchemy is proud to announce the home entertainment release of the haunting, The Tell-tale Heart, directed by John La Tier. Starring Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, Grindhouse, Jawbreaker, The Blac), Patrick John Flueger (The 4400, The Princess Diaries, NBC’s Chicago P.D.), Academy Award® nominee Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, HBO’s The Sopranos), Jacob Vargas (Next Friday, Selena, Traffic, Jarhead), and Damon Whitake. The Tell-tale Heart has a running time of 82 minutes and is not rated. The Tell-tale Heart is available on DVD and VOD April 5th, 2016.
A haunting account of a tormented man, haunted by the heart of a man he murdered, »
- Tamika Jones
★★★★☆ 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
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.
- email@example.com (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
If he hadn’t already made a Prohibition-era Western called “Lawless,” director John Hillcoat might as well have saved that title for “Triple 9,” a modern-day heist thriller of unusually grim, coiled intensity: About as far removed as possible from the suave leisure-suit larcenists of an “Ocean’s Eleven” caper, the desperate crooks trying to pull off one last job here are a bunch of corrupt cops and ex-soldiers in Atlanta, navigating a shadowy urban labyrinth with no chance of escape or redemption in sight. Well suited to Hillcoat’s gifts for low-boil suspense and brutal eruptions of violence in close, male-dominated quarters, the film has grit and atmosphere to burn but also a certain narrative sketchiness, as though unable to reconcile its sharp sociological portraiture with the pleasures of a more robustly plotted crime yarn. While a diverse, high-wattage cast including Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet should draw some takers, »
- Justin Chang
Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Santa Barbara International Film Festival displayed the proper foresight in late November last year when selecting “Room” star Brie Larson and “Brooklyn’s” Saoirse Ronan as first-time tandem recipients of the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award: Both have remained out in front of the best actress Oscar race in a year marked by a number of female-centric narratives, and they continue to lock horns heading into the Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony.
Of course, nothing approaching competitive awareness was on display Monday night as the two ingenues — who have been previously recognized by Sbiff in the Virtuosos sidebar — enjoyed their dual tributes. In fact, they’ve become quite close on the circuit.
Alas, circumstances kept them apart this time — the production of “Kong: Skull Island,” to be specific. The blockbuster sequel has filled Larson’s schedule all season as she has bounced from locations in Vietnam, »
- Kristopher Tapley
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 »
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“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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