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Yonderland series 3 episode 8 review: The Time Being

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3.8 The Time Being

So, you know what I said about last week being my favourite episode of this series? I may have jumped the gun on that one…

After the triumphant ending to last week’s episode, things seem to have gone a bit pear-shaped, Negatus double-crossed Debbie leading her right into the hands of Cuddly Dick and Pete is determined to sell the house and up sticks to Glasgow. With Debbie under the influence of a parasitic hairpiece it’s up to Elf to enlist the Time Being (a character with the power to control time) and save the day.

If you’ve not noticed over the course of these reviews, I’m rather fond of Yonderland,
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Surprise! Wes Bentley and Jacqui Swedberg Confirm Their Daughter Brooklyn Was Born in June

Surprise! Wes Bentley and Jacqui Swedberg Confirm Their Daughter Brooklyn Was Born in June
Wes Bentley is good at keeping secrets. Case in point: he and wife Jacqui Swedberg welcomed their second daughter four months ago! The American Horror Story: Freak Show guest star's rep confirms to E! News that the couple's daughter, Brooklyn Bentley, was born in June. Married since 2010, they are also parents to son Charles Bentley, 4. Wes, who played Seneca Crane in 2012's The Hunger Games, has yet to mention his daughter's birth while promoting Interstellar, co-starring Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey. While promoting The Time Being in 2012, however, Wes revealed how fatherhood had changed him. "I was drawn to the story about trying to be an artist and have a...
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Interview: A conversation with Nenad Cicin-Sain, writer-director of The Time Being

We chat with Nenad Cicin-Sain, writer-director of The Time Being

Q: You’ve worked in various artistic media, but The Time Being marks your debut as the writer/director of a feature film. What was the inspiration behind the script?

A: I was right in the middle of pre-production on another film in Paris and the financing fell apart for the third time. I had packed up my family from Los Angeles to Paris. The night that the project was shut down, I started to write this script. I needed to deal with my creative frustrations in a productive manner. My intention with The Time Being was to create something that I could make for almost zero money. I wanted to deal with themes that I was facing, what it means to be a father, what it means to be a husband, and what kind of repercussions of career decisions
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Movie Review – The Time Being (2012)

The Time Being, 2012.

Written and Directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain.

Starring Frank Langella, Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson and Corey Stoll.


A struggling artist meets his mysterious and wealthy benefactor hoping to gain a commission. As their relationship unfolds, he realises that all may not be well.

From the trailer for this film, it’s hard to know what to expect. Is it going to be a tense cat and mouse thriller? How about a moody reflection on how artists endure scorn and ridicule before they’re celebrated? Or is it simply a feel good film about a man and his many struggles? In short, it’s none of the above.

What we end up watching is the emotionless tale of an artist trying to be successful. I say emotionless purely because pf the fact that rather than feeling angry, sad or happy while watching this, I simply felt apathy and a skulking sense of boredom.
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Isa of the Day: Abhi Rastogi of 108 Media

Our International Sales Agent (Isa) of the Day coverage is back again for this year's Cannes Film Festival. We will feature successful, upcoming, innovative and trailblazing agents from around the world, and cover the latest trends in sales and distribution. Beyond the numbers and deals, this segment will also share inspirational and unique stories of how these individuals have evolved and paved their way in the industry, and what they envision for the new waves in global cinema.

108 Media is a new sales company out of Toronto. Founder Abhi Rastogi sees it as "a force that opposes the standards of the film industry, redefining boundaries of what is possible and achievable." 108 Media recently acquired the worldwide sales rights for The Insect King by Priscilla Cameron and will begin selling the picture at the Cannes Film Festival. 108 is also excited to bring titles like He Never Died, which stars Henry Rollins as a punk rocker cannibal and Camera Trap, a wildlife thriller about a film crew that pursues local sightings of a rare wildcat in Nepal.

Abhi Rastogi shares some of his history, sales and more about 108's Cannes lineup:

How did you start 108 Media?

I started the company two years ago. We looked at how sales and distribution was done for the last seven or eight years, and we looked at bringing something different to the independent marketplace. And so we've tried to stick to a certain model where you can expect not so regular things.

We are doing theatrical releases in North America. We've released seven films theatrically in the last one and a half years--some of the most high profile films being Midnight's Children, based on Salman Rushdie's book, The We And The I, based on Michel Gondry. We also act as a foreign sales company, so we're very excited to introduce new projects and new voices to the international market.

What's your background?

Prior to this, I was a managing director of a company called Cinesavvy. We produced films like Frankie & Alice, starring Halle Berry; I was an executive producer on the film. Lionsgate released it last month. Prior to that, I was a distribution manager at Cinemavault, which is a Toronto based sales company.

What will 108 bring to Cannes?

We're bringing first footage from the film He Never Died, which stars Henry Rollins as a punk rocker and a cannibal who never died. This was a film that I was introduced to in September. And as a sales agent, you also get involved with packaging a lot; we were able to package the film right after Tiff in record time. We shot the film in November, so we're bringing it to Cannes.

Then we're brining this amazing, stunning chiller that was made in Nepal called Camera Trap, produced by the very high profile Steve Christian of Pinewood Pictures from the UK. It was shot all on location in Nepal last year. It's about a crew that goes to look for a snow leopard and finds something else. What's amazing is that the filmmakers have done a lot of nature related visuals. The film is stunning, visually captivating, and very realistic.

How are sales?

The sales are doing very well, because we're realistic about what the market can bare. We want to bring exciting projects, but at the same time, we are very careful of what we are requesting from our buyers and what's needed on their parts to support these films. It's more about collaboration for us. We tend to do a lot of business with the same buyers.

Some territories are more challenging than others, but that's the nature of our business. Spain is challenging--there are fewer buyers that are chasing after much higher profile content. That's because there are just not enough outlets for independent films to be released there. France has been a bit more challenging because of the home video markets collapsing there.

At the same time, we're doing very well in Asia through our Tokyo office. We tend to sell well across the board, including Germany, the UK and Italy.

More about 108 Media:

Cannes Lineup:

Camera Trap



He Never Died

Case of Kyoto, Case of Schuichi

The Time Being


Fanie Fourie’s Lobola

Shame The Devil

The Rescuers

Tough Bond


108 is an agitator – a force that opposes the standards of the film industry, redefining boundaries of what is possible and achievable.

The media industry is not what it used to be, it is untraditional and media is consumed differently, in an ever changing and increasingly diversified forms of delivery and interaction. 108 Media is as unpredictable, leading edge and flexible as today's media demands – we’re targeted, we’re quick to execute, and we give the audience what they want, where they want it, and when they want it!

The Why is the easy part, because it is required of a media company to do so or be left behind like print media. The How is the interesting part. 108 Media measures social, blog and web traffic and consumer patterns to fully understand its consumers' dynamics, location and tendencies, thereby building effective and timely strategies to maximize media exposure and consumption efficiency. Further, 108 Media controls the pipelines of delivery, creating a truly vertically integrated next-generation media company fully capable to producing, marketing, and distributing media to all major Digital VOD, Broadband VOD and Paid Cable platforms.

We cut the old mantras of advertising and media delivery and enable a truly cross-promotional and cross platform digital experience.
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75 Tunes Contend in Oscar Song Category

75 Tunes Contend in Oscar Song Category
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a roster of 75 songs that are eligible for Oscar, which includes a lineup of powerhouse performers including Beyonce (“Epic”), Lana Del Rey and Jay-z (both for “The Great Gatsby”), Ed Sheeran (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”), Taylor Swift (“One Chance”), U2 (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) and Pharrell Williams (“Despicable Me 2″).

Members of the music branch will vote in order of preference; the five receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations. Nominations will be announced Jan. 16, with awards handed out March 2.

While there is a stellar lineup of contenders, the music branch has sometimes seemed to avoid big names. In addition, songs that are used over closing credits seem to have a disadvantage compared to songs that are performed during the film, since voters will look at clips of the song use.

The Academy says only
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Overly portentous ‘The Time Being’ falls flat despite its lofty ambitions

The Time Being

Directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain

Written by Nenad Cicin-Sain and Richard N. Gladstein

USA, 2013

A passionate starving artist is at the center of The Time Being, an overly portentous new drama that doesn’t see such a central figure as being too stereotypical. No, this is a movie about how Art is Serious, so serious, in fact, that focusing entirely on one’s work trumps trivial matters like work, family, friends, and more. Though the movie is packed with pretty images, thanks entirely to the skill and craft of its fairly overqualified cinematographer, The Time Being is a mostly limp portrait of the artist as inwardly selfish and ambitious.

Wes Bentley plays Daniel, so dedicated to his art—he paints based on photographs he takes of the world at large—that one could imagine this guy as being Ricky Fitts from American Beauty all grown up; this man
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The Time Being Movie Review

The Time Being Movie Review
Title: The Time Being Director: Nenad Cican-Sain Starring: Wes Bentley, Frank Langella, Sarah Paulson, Ahna O’Reilly, Corey Stoll, Gina Gallego A willfully muted chamber piece, “The Time Being,” co-written and directed by Nenad Cican-Sain, is a curious thing. Centering mostly around a struggling artist (Wes Bentley) and his mysterious new benefactor (Frank Langella), the film touches on themes of loneliness, family and social need, but doesn’t sketch out its characters in interesting or dynamic enough fashion to ever blossom into anything more than a meditative curio. Daniel (Bentley) is a struggling painter and young father whose frustration with his own lack of breakthrough success has pushed relations with his wife (Ahna O’Reilly) toward a breaking point. [ Read More ]

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The Time Being - Movie Review

A riveting mystery drama about living, dying, illusion and reality. In one of the most atmospheric films to come out of California in some time, debut director Nenad Cicin-Sain helms a screenplay by himself and Richard N. Gladstein in the film “The Time Being.” A film ostensibly about painters and painting, the story is more about obsession, self-knowledge and difference between artistic expression and ego. An exciting work by a first time director, this films portends greatness for Cicin-Sain. Wes Bentley plays struggling artist Daniel who is fighting a losing battle balancing his obsession with artistic expression with his relationship with his wife Olivia (Ahna O'Reilly) and his five year old son Marco (Aiden Lovekamp). There have been many
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Questions and Answers With Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley shot to fame at just 21 years old when he played mysterious boy-next-door Ricky Fitts in the Oscar-winning film, "American Beauty". After a series of personal setbacks throughout his twenties, the 34-year-old actor returned to the big screen — in a big way — as head gamemaker Seneca Crane in 2012's "The Hunger Games". (That beard, though.)

His newest release, "The Time Being", premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will open in limited theaters July 26. Bentley plays Daniel, a struggling young artist who is given a slew of strange assignments — think: film children in a playground — by a quiet, reclusive millionaire named Warner (Frank Langella). Through this process, Daniel discovers the importance of balancing his personal relationships with his ambitions as an artist.

NextMovie chatted with Bentley via phone prior to the film's release to discuss "The Hunger Games" craziness, his celebrity doppelganger, and why he always seems to
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Watch: Wes Bentley & Frank Langella Work Out A Deal In Clip From 'The Time Being'

Premiering last year in the midst of the always busy and expansive Toronto International Film Festival, Nenad Cicid-Sain's directorial debut "The Time Being" may have a flown a bit under the radar. But the talent and premise are intriguing enough that it could be a good option against the emptier fare at your local multiplex this weekend. Starring Wes Bentley, Frank LangellaCorey Stoll and Sarah Paulson, the story follows Daniel (Bentley) an ambitious, struggling young artist whose work captures the interest of reclusive millionaire Warner (Frank Langella). When the man commissions Daniel for a piece, it instead turns out to involve a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, Daniel is already wary of Warner's intentions from the start as they negotiate just what his work will involve.  Featuring a score by Academy Award winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, and shot by
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The Time Being | Review

Time Crime: Cicin-Sain’s Debut an Empty Trinket

On a positive note, the benefit of watching Nenad Cicin-Sain’s directorial (and screenwriting debut) could definitely serve as a testament for the necessity of a well-written screenplay in the filmmaking process. Co-written with producer Richard N. Gladstein (also a feature screenplay debut), The Time Being is an underwhelmingly written piece of cinematic sod, made all the more disappointing for sporting a dazzling visual scheme and fantastic original score. An elaborate set-up moonlighting as a mystery thriller morphs into a confoundingly stagnant familial drama.

A struggling artist, Daniel (Wes Bentley), pursues his artistic endeavors to the detriment of his family’s economic well-being. A recent art exhibit of his work doesn’t result in any sales, but a possible commission is called into Eric (Corey Stoll), who has funded the exhibition space. A man named Warner (Frank Langella) has requested that Daniel
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A Contrived Take on the Struggling Artist in The Time Being

A Contrived Take on the Struggling Artist in The Time Being
Why are painters such downers in the popular imagination? Is it van Gogh's bloody ear? Soutine's reeking ox carcasses? The abstract expressionists drinking themselves to accelerated graves? In The Time Being, director Nenad Cicin-Sain and co-screenwriter Richard N. Gradstein give us Daniel (Wes Bentley), a depressionist—to coin a movement—who paints black-and-white pictures of rotting fruit. Despite his unappealing subject matter, he complains about poor sales and becomes estranged from his wife, who is fed up with Daniel's moony lassitude. (His roomy studio and their spacious California digs won't win him sympathy from struggling New York City artists.) A mysterious patron, Warner (Frank Langella), summons him to film sunsets and playing children, and Daniel soon re...
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The Time Being Exclusive Clip, Featuring Wes Bentley And Frank Langella

If you're trying to make your living as a painter, you're going to be struggling enough that you'll take most any job that comes your way, right? What if that job seems suspicious-- and doesn't require painting at all? That's the situation that Wes Bentley's Daniel finds himself in, in this exclusive clip from The Time Being. Bentley plays the struggling young artist in question, and when a reclusive millionaire named Warner (played by Oscar-nominee Frank Langella) buys one of his pieces, he's hoping for the kind of benefactor relationship that can keep an artist afloat. Instead, as you see in this clip, Warner starts giving him a series of increasingly bizarre assignments, leading Daniel to unravel a series of secrets that lead him to believe Warner might actually be out to ruin his life. The Time Being is arriving today on VOD and iTunes via Tribeca Film; in
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The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This July: 'Only God Forgives,' 'Drinking Buddies' and More

The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This July: 'Only God Forgives,' 'Drinking Buddies' and More
With summer in full swing, what better to do during this hot month than stay inside a cool air conditioned space and catch up on some must see indies available on VOD? To help you figure out what to watch, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies to watch on VOD this month. "The Time Being" (July 23) A young artist named Daniel (Wes Bentley) encounters a mysterious and eccentric benefactor (Frank Langella) who offers to fund his art as long as he is willing to take on some strange assignments. Daniel must find the balance between the need for money and the desire for personal and artistic integrity. The fragile moral relationship between a young and corruptible man in need and a mysterious patron has been trodden before on paper ("Great Expectations," "The Picture of Dorian Gray"), but this big screen exploration seems to hold just as much drama,
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The Time Being (2012) Movie Trailer: Wes Bentley Paints Frank Langella

The Time Being Trailer. Nenad Cicin-Sain‘s The Time Being (2012) movie trailer stars Wes Bentley, Frank Langella, Sarah Paulson, Jeremy Allen White, and Corey Stoll. The Time Being‘s plot synopsis: “The Time Being, the multi-layered mystery starring Wes Bentley and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella, will be released in the Us [...]

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First Trailer For Wes Bentley & Frank Langella In ‘The Time Being’

Frank Langella gave a fantastic performance in Robot & Frank and we also know he loves a good indie project. This time, he’s joined by Wes Bentley who’s seemingly gone back to his American Beauty roots as they’ve given him a camcorder to film beautiful things once again.

His role in The Time Being, however, is a little different as Bentley’s character Daniel is an artist looking to sell his work. The trailer shows us that his career is doing all right but when he meets wealthy Warner Dax (Langella), everything takes a turn for the mysterious and their relationship isn’t what it appears to be. This looks pretty dark, with comments on memory and Langella’s character getting ill and older but it’s great to see Bentley in the smaller films after bigger productions of late.

This Tribeca-produced film is by first time writer
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Indie Trailer Sunday: Frank Langella Stars in 'The Time Being' Thriller

"Love for yourself, not for your family." Today's trailer is for a rather interesting indie thriller called The Time Being, from filmmaker Nenad Cicin-Sain, co-starring Wes Bentley and Frank Langella (last seen in the fantastic indie Robot & Frank). The premise for this is actually quite compelling - an abstract painter is hired by a wealthy man to start filming various people, places and things. Why? You'll have to see it to find out. But this trailer does give quite a big hint as to what's going on, though I'm still curious to check it out at some point anyway. Sarah Paulson, Jeremy Allen White & Corey Stoll also star. Give it a look. Watch the official trailer for Nenad Cicin-Sain's The Time Being, in high def from Apple: Daniel (Bentley) is a struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner
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Watch: Trailer For The Time Being, Starring Wes Bentley & Frank Langella

Check out the first official trailer (and poster) for Nenad Cicin-Sain‘s upcoming drama The Time Being, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Wes Bentley as a struggling artist who sells a painting to inscrutable billionaire played by Frank Langella, the movie was inspired by personal struggle and as you’re about to see – doesn’t look bad at all… Cicin-Sain and Richard N. Gladstein stand behind the script which revolves around a struggling artist named Daniel who meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor. Pic explores the murky relationship between two men, along with the uncertainties of marriage, parenthood and friendship....
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‘The Time Being’, with Frank Langella and Wes Bentley, releases its first trailer

With a career spanning nearly 50 years, and spreading through film, television, and the stage, veteran actor Frank Langella has found success and acclaim in every medium. Any project he is involved in thus garners a certain level of interest simply due to his presence, and the same held true for The Time Being, the debut feature of Nenad Cicin-Sain. Cicin-Sain directed and co-wrote the film with Richard N. Gladstein, and Langella is joined onscreen by Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, and Ahna O’Reilly. Following the film’s debut at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.

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