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From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)
September 18 (Friday)
About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).
Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros
Could we be seeing a quiet resurgence of the Western? During the Comic-Con presentation for "The Hateful Eight," Quentin Tarantino talked about being a Western director, and said that he doesn't feel like he's earned the right to call himself that until and unless he makes a third Western. The idea that we could see three Westerns inside of a decade, much less from one filmmaker, feels sort of groundbreaking considering how many times the genre has been pronounced dead over the years. What's really exciting is seeing that there are big studio Westerns being made as well as small indie Westerns, and once again, as in the heyday of the genre, any numbers of stories are being told. The Western is the American mythic form, a type of storytelling that allows us to tell big moral stories against this remarkable backdrop. And it sounds like "The Keeping Room" is »
- Drew McWeeny
Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) and Ruth Wilson (“The Affair”) are set to star in the indie sci-fi movie “The Titan,” which will co-star Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”), TheWrap has learned. Lennart Ruff is directing from a script by Max Hurwitz, based on an original story by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”). Amel is also producing with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and 42’s Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken. The futuristic love story follows a military family who take part in an experiment involving space exploration.Also Read: 'The Keeping Room' Trailer: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld Defend Their Home From Sam Worthington (Video)Production. »
- Jeff Sneider
It is time for me to make my peace with the fact that I will not be at Fantastic Fest this year. Last year's fest was one of my favorites ever, fitting for a tenth anniversary, and I would love to go this year. It's just not in the cards, though. It guts me, too. The event continues to grow and change and evolve, and it features one of the greatest programming teams in the business right now. There are films playing at the festival that I'll see in Toronto, and I'm sure I'll catch up with others, but that's not the point. Fantastic Fest is an experience, and an amazing one. If you want to go, you still can. "Daytime Only Badges, Fan Badges, and 2Nd Half Badges for Fantastic Fest 2015 are available for purchase here," today's press release urged. If you can go for the second half, you'll »
- Drew McWeeny
One of the greatest genre film festivals in the world (some say the best) has just announced its second wave of titles, including a few titles so anticipated you’ll wish you’re in Austin next month. Below are 35 more films to add to the 23 already announced in the first wave. They include Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Jeremy Saulnier’s follow up to Blue Ruin, The Green Room. In addition to the films, Fantastic Fest is also delivering something special this year with a performance from Itchy-o – “a blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado.” Fantastic Fest will also host the World Premiere of Lazer Team, the first feature film from web series gods Rooster Teeth. “This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers »
We previously reported on the first wave (here) of films that will grace this year’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival (September 24th-October 1st)in Austin, TX, and well,…prepare to get your minds blown. Today, the second wave of films have been announced and feature films such as Jeremy Saulnier’s The Green Room, Ben Wheatley’s adaption of Jg Ballard’s High-rise, as well as the Joe Begos-helmed The Mind’S Eye and many many other anticipated titles are set to hit Fantastic Fest attendees hard. For a full list, see below, and see you at Fantastic Fest (seriously, find me there, we’ll high five each other and share some nachos).
April And The Extraordinary World France, Belgium, Canada, 2015 Us Premiere, 90 min Director – Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci In an alternate history where Napoleon’s heirs rule France, scientists and scholars have gone missing for years, leaving »
- Jerry Smith
Austin, TX – Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the Us Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster as the opening night film. Lanthimos will be in attendance to share his wonderfully surreal examination of human connections. Joining The Lobster is a dazzling array of the year’s most anticipated genre films from heavyweight directors including Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic The Martian, Ben Wheatley’s High-rise and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room. Fantastic Fest will also host the World Premiere of Lazer Team, the first feature film from web series gods Rooster Teeth. Lazer Team director Matt Hullum and cast members Burnie Burns, Alan Ritchson, Colton Dunn, Michael Jones, and Gavin Free will be in attendance to celebrate the highly anticipated sci-fi comedy and join Fantastic Fest’s official opening night party, presented by Rooster Teeth. “This is a big year for genre cinema. »
- Jeff Bayer
Cannibalistic skyscraper tribes, a punk band forced to fight for survival, and 17th century-set supernatural happenings will grace the big screen this fall at Fantastic Fest 2015, as High-Rise, Green Room (co-starring Patrick Stewart), and The Witch are among the films announced in the festival's second wave of programming.
Taking place September 24th–October 1st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar theater in Austin, TX, Fantastic Fest 2015 celebrates an abundance of titles spanning multiple genres (as well as those that don't fit into one specific genre). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for the upcoming final wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, and to read about the first wave of the festival's programming, visit:
Press Release: Austin, TX - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the Us Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster as the opening night film. »
- Derek Anderson
We got our first look at "feminist Western" The Keeping Room via its trailer earlier this week, and now we have an exclusive look at several of the film's pictures. In this period piece set at the end of the Civil War, three women (played by Hailee Steinfeld, Brit Marling, and Muna Otaru) have to protect themselves from the men who are bent on harming them. Needless to say, things get bloody - check that jarring image of Steinfeld - and we sure hope things turn out well for the women. The film opens in limited release on Sept. 25, so get a look at the pictures now. »
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark”) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.
The Keeping Room is set for »
- Gary Collinson
Brainy actress Brit Marling plays yet another sharp role in 2014 Toronto world premiere "The Keeping Room" (Drafthouse Films, September 25), a Civil War drama that mixes a character study with the home invasion genre. Marling has been charting her own course ever since she broke out at Sundance 2011 as the writer-producer-lead of two indies, Mike Cahill's "Another Earth" and Zal Batmanglij's "Sound of My Own Voice." She went on to play smart daughters in both Robert Redford's "The Company We Keep" and "Arbitrage," opposite Richard Gere; she collaborated again with Batmanglij on eco-terrorist thriller "The East," and with Cahill on twisty science film "I, Origins." Watch: Brit Marling on 'The East' This time, a friend sent Marling a script from an unlikely source, schoolteacher-turned-screenwriter Julia Hart, which was so compelling that the actress read it through a second time without »
- Anne Thompson
The Keeping Room, whose first trailer has now been released, marks the debut of screenwriter Julia Hart, with Harry Brown director Daniel Barber helming the feature. Steinfeld and Marling are joined onscreen by Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller, Ned Dennehy, and Sam Worthington.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women – two sisters and one African-American slave – must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Called “a feminist western with bite” (Indiewire) and “a beautifully breathless revisionist western” midway between Cold Mountain and Straw Dogs (Little White Lies), anchored in the “bold and fearless” performances (Film School Rejects) delivered by its lead women,” Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer for The Keeping Room.
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark”) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, »
- Michelle McCue
‘Point of view’ in cinematic storytelling is at the crux of the entire issue of equality and sexism in film. Its influence on popular culture – and, in turn, society as a whole – is routinely underestimated. The fact is that the majority of the narratives we watch on our screens are told from the point of view of white men – making their experience the ‘norm,’ and everything else marginal. This creates a skewed cultural perspective, and leads to a situation that reinforces a pervasive sense of entitlement – if your perspective were the only one regularly represented in the media, you would unconsciously assume it was the most important, too. This is why The Keeping Room is a vital film.
In reality, the perspective of white men is, of course, no more important than any other perspective – particularly considering that that point of view is actually in the minority in global terms. »
- Sarah Myles
A pair of drunken gunslingers wandering around and causing trouble with innocent town folk in the Civil War era wild west might be nothing new. But the same kinda guys crossing paths with a trio of women who mean “no” when they say it (and have the fire and will-power to fight back) … now, that’s something interesting. Presenting “The Keeping Room,” a southern-western concept pic starring Brit Marling as Augusta, a woman who is attacked by a couple of vicious, oft-pillaging soldiers (one of whom is played by Sam Worthington) but escapes their clutches long enough to return home where her sister (Hailee Steinfeld, returning to her star-making “True Grit” form for the pic) and maid (Muna Otaru) await unaware ,,,, »
Take one part True Grit and two parts The Last House on the Left, and you've got The Keeping Room. The trailer for the Western thriller is out now, and it'll give you the creeps. Hailee Steinfeld and Brit Marling star as a pair of sisters who must defend themselves when they're threatened by a couple of drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington and Poldark's Kyle Soller). The two, plus their slave (Muna Otaru), are forced to take violent measures to protect their homes from the vengeful men. The movie is out in limited release on Sept. 25, and you can watch the trailer now! »
I'd actually forgotten all about this flick; glad to know it has a theatrical future. Making its world premiere at the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival last year, was "The Keeping Room," a feature film, you might recall, Nicole Beharie was initially attached to co-star in (when the project was first announced in late 2012), but she exited, and was replaced by Muna Otaru. Otaru co-stars in the Civil War drama alongside Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld, in a film that tells the story of 3 Southern women (2 of them sisters, and the third, their long-silent family slave) who are forced to defend their home in the last »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld star in Daniel Barber‘s twist on the Civil War drama, with Muna Otaru, Sam Worthington in supporting roles. The story, written by Julia Hart, follows Marling and Steinfeld as sisters who defend themselves and their home against assault by Yankee soldiers determined to get in towards the end of the war. […]
- Russ Fischer
Drafthouse Films has released the first trailer for Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room,” which stars Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Kyle Soller and newcomer Muna Otaru. Based on a 2012 Black List screenplay written by Julia Hart, “The Keeping Room” is a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that also shatters both gender and genre conventions. In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, southerner Augusta (Marling) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Worthington, Soller) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated. »
- Jeff Sneider
There have been many films set in the south during the Civil War, but none quite like "The Keeping Room." It's a taut thriller that takes place far from the front lines, where random violence punctuates the tense rural air. It's in this environment that the film unfolds. Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru, and Sam Worthington, the story follows two sisters and their female slave who are riding out the war in an isolated farmhouse, when some drunken soldiers with evil deeds on their minds come calling. Here's the official synopsis: Read More: Review: 'The Keeping Room' Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, And Sam Worthington In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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