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The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review

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The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review
The Childhood Of A Leader IFC Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director: Brady Corbet Written by: Mona Fastvold, Brady Corbet Cast: Tom Sweet, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Davan, Sophie Lane Curtis, Yolande Moreau, Caroline Boulton, Luca Bercovici Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 7/11/16 Opens: July 22, 2016 The film, which is a dramatic and sometimes cinematically stunning freshman contribution to studies of the origins of fascism, is loosely adapted from an uncredited 1939 story by Jean-Paul Sartre. The story, only a few pages long from a book called “The Wall” and difficult enough to appropriate to the cinema, is the tale of [ Read More ]

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does
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Imperium comes to New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-07-13 17:27:34

Imperium author Christian Kracht, Finsterworld director Frauke Finsterwalder with Anne-Katrin Titze

Into my conversations with Uschi Reich, producer of Dominik Graf's Beloved Sisters at the New York Film Festival, The Sleepwalker's Mona Fastvold and Brady Corbet, director of the upcoming The Childhood Of A Leader, starring Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Sophie Curtis and Robert Pattinson (who stars with Dane DeHaan and Ben Kingsley in Anton Corbijn's Life), Christian Kracht's novel, Imperium, sailed in.

While reading his South Sea adventure from the age of empire, I envisioned it as a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the third link to The Master and the Thomas Pynchon adaptation, Inherent Vice.

Christian Kracht's Imperium: A Fiction Of The South Seas (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Jan Ole Gerster, the director of A Coffee In Berlin (Oh Boy!) and its star Tom Schilling (from Philipp Kadelbach's Generation
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If Only The Irony Of "Innocence" Extended Beyond The Title

What is it about Hamilton makes kids want to kill themselves?

If a movie is crisp and well-lit, I'll forgive it almost anything. Innocence (2014) is a perfect example. Beckett (Sophie Curtis) is dealing with the sudden death of her mother. She's moved into New York City and starting up at a new school, Hamilton, which is inexplicably run by a group of handsome, young women. Handsome, young, creepy women. Chief creep among them is the nurse, Pamela (Kelly Reilly), who doles out the meds and slowly takes the role of Beckett's mother figure, including dating her widowed father. But a series of suicides and persistent hallucination makes Beckett suspicious of just what's going on at Hamilton exactly. I'm not sure if Beckett isn't too oblivious or lethargic to go Nancy Drewing around New York City.

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Contest: Win Innocence on Blu-ray

The young adult Gothic supernatural thriller Innocence has just made its home video debut on Blu-ray. DVD and Digital HD. Based on the Jane Mendelsohn bestselling novel, Innocence stars Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Heaven Is For Real) and Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) in the story about a 16-year old girl whose father puts her into a new school in order to escape the pain of her past, only to find a new kind of horror awaits.

Thanks to Cinedigm we have two copies of Innocence on Blu-ray that are up for grabs in this contest. For a chance to win one, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
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Hot projects on Screenbase

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Hot projects on Screenbase
Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link
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Weinstein Acquires ‘The Eichmann Show'; ‘Childhood Of A Leader’ Adds Cast; More Berlin Briefs

Weinstein Acquires ‘The Eichmann Show'; ‘Childhood Of A Leader’ Adds Cast; More Berlin Briefs
Refresh for latest… The Weinstein Co has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Eichmann Show, the feature-length drama that stars Martin Freeman and Anthony Lapaglia and charts the 1961 Trial of the Century of Adolf Eichmann. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams, the drama follows the televised trial of one of the key architects of the Holocaust in a behind-the-scenes look at how black-listed TV director Leo Hurwitz (Lapaglia) and ground-breaking producer Milton Fruchtman (Freeman) set out to capture his testimony. Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman and Nicholas Woodeson also star. Content Media is selling the Feelgood Fiction/BBC production that integrates actual footage from the trial which became the first truly global TV event — shown in 37 countries over four months — and was the first time the horror of the death camps had been heard live from the mouths of its victims. Simon Block wrote the script for the film which aired
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Cunningham, Moreau join Bejo, Pattinson drama

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Cunningham, Moreau join Bejo, Pattinson drama
Exclusive: Shoot underway on Childhood of a Leader.

Berenice Bejo, Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin have been joined by Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones), Yolande Moreau (Amelie) and Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage) for Brady Corbet’s directorial feature debut The Childhood of A Leader, which is shooting now on location in Hungary.

The film charts the birth of a terrifying ego during the rise of fascism in the early 20thcentury.

Protagonist reps international sales, Wme handles North America.

Corbet, best known for his work as an actor in Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Funny Games, co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold.

The drama is a Unanimous Entertainment and Mact Films production in association with FilmTeam in Hungary. Funding comes from Media House Capital, Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Scope Pictures and Scion Pictures.

Producers are Chris Coen (Funny Games), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Helena Danielsson (Beyond) and Istvan Major. Ron Curtis, Brian Young, Aaron L. Gilbert, [link
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Innocence | Review

The Vice of Virtue: Brougher’s Latest Achieves Varied Results

Those familiar with Hilary Brougher’s offbeat sensibilities, as showcased in her delightful 1997 debut The Sticky Fingers of Time, and the Tilda Swinton headlined drama Stephanie Daley (2006), will be happy to know that her long awaited third film has arrived, an adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 Young Adult novel, Innocence. A project first announced several years ago with a revolving list of high profile names announced as being attached (Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny, and Abigail Breslin, for instance), it seems Brougher’s had a bit of difficulty getting this project put together, which is evident in the final product, a film reminiscent of vintage stabs at Ya thrillers back in the 70s and 80s, such as several classic Disney titles. While it never quite succeeds as an effective thriller, Brougher manages to strike a moody ambience with this familiar material,
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Hot Trailer: ‘Innocence’

Scion Pictures has released a new trailer for the thriller adaptation of the Jane Mendelsohn novel Innocence. Hilary Brougher directed a script she wrote with Tristine Skyler, and the author produced with Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler. Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips and Linus Roche star. Curtis plays a 16-year-old haunted by the death of her mom in a surfing accident in Montauk. She and her father move to Manhattan to start over. Enrolled in an exclusive prep school, she gets off to a good start by falling in love, but soon she’s haunted in a different way by intensifying psychosis and hallucinations centering around the dubious suicides of current and past students. Is she going crazy, or is this prep school a coven of beautiful and seductive women who stay young by drinking the blood of virgins?
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Horror Fantasy Thriller Innocence Takes Aim at the Ya Crowd in September

A new release date for the young adult adventure fantasy horror mystery romance thriller (talk about covering all your bases!) Innocence was announced, and we have the skinny for you right here on this IMAX-bound supernatural smackdown.

Based on the well-reviewed novel by Jane Mendelsohn (author of bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart) and directed by Hilary Brougher, the film stars young up-and-comers Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage, The English Teacher) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife,” Evan Almighty) with Kelly Reilly (“Black Box,” Calvary).

The screenplay is by Brougher and Tristine Skyler; producers are Mendelsohn, Christine Vachon, and Pam Koffler; and executive producers are Ron Curtis, Kevin Turen, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Heller, Mo Al Turki, and Brian Young.

Scion Pictures will be releasing Innocence on September 5th in theaters nationwide. For more info "like" Innocence on Facebook.

Synopsis::

Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident,
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Indie Spotlight

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart,
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The English Teacher DVD Review

Director: Craig Zisk

Starring: Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Nathan Lane, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Jessica Hecht, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlie Saxton, Nikki Blonsky, Sophie Curtis

Running Time: 87 Minutes

Certificate: 15

The world of cinema has always had a certain need to deify teachers and present their actions as what forms the foundations of their students’ lives. As a teacher myself you would probably expect me to be okay with such a portrayal, but in actual fact it kind of undermines the importance of the job in real life terms. One thing that The English Teacher has going for it, is that it takes a rather bitter look at the need to inspire, which is a refreshing change if nothing else.

Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a 45 year old spinster who may have resigned herself to a life living in her books, but she also keeps an eye out for potential love interests.
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New Horror Flick Innocence Is Anything But!

Prep school can be just as much of a bitch as public school. Both feature bullies, dastardly teachers the likes of which Pink Floyd once crooned about, and nasty kids. Only one, however, is filled with a coven who likes to snack on virgin blood.

Directed by Hillary Brougher, Innocence stars Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips, Linus Roache, Stephanie March, Sarah Sutherland, Perrey Reeves, Liya Kebede, Daniel Zovatto, Sarita Choudrouy, Rachel Heller, Evelina Turen, Mikal Evans, Noelle Beck and Kelly Bensimon.

Dig on the trailer and more below.

Synopsis

After the untimely death of her mother in a Montauck surfing accident, Beckett, 16, and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to the city to begin a new life. Enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school in Riverdale, Becekett finds first love and discovers that the school is run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their fountain
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At Any Price Movie Review

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At Any Price Movie Review
Title: At Any Price Sony Pictures Classics Director: Ramin Bahrani Screenwriter: Ramin Bahrani Cast: Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Clancy Brown, Ben Marten, Kim Dickens, Chelcie Ross, Red West, Maika Monroe, Sophie Curtis Screened at: Sony, NYC, 4/4/13 Opens: April 24, 2013 Movies have glorified capitalism (“Wall Street”) and trashed the system (anything by Michael Moore), but “At Any Price” represents one of the few times that capitalism has been regarded as literally seedy. The story takes place on an Iowa farm, and aside from being an entertaining yarn anchored by an exceptional performance from Dennis Quaid, it provides us city slicking Yankees with quite a bit of knowledge [ Read More ]

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Watch 6 Clips, Images from At Any Price, Starring Zac Efron, Heather Graham and Dennis Quaid

Sony Pictures Classics' From Any Price adventure drama has several new clips, and new photos. The Ramin Bahrani film opens April 24, 2013 and stars Zac Efron, Heather Graham and Dennis Quaid. In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood. Also with Clancy Brown, Kim Dickens, Malika Monroe, Chelcie Ross, Red West, Sophie Curtis, At Any Price is screenwritten by Hallie Elizabeth Newton and Bahrani, and produced by Teddy Scharzman, Kevin Turen, Pamela Koffler, Christin Vachon, Justin Nappi and Bahrani.
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Watch 6 Clips, Images from At Any Price, Starring Zac Efron, Heather Graham and Dennis Quaid

Sony Pictures Classics' From Any Price adventure drama has several new clips, and new photos. The Ramin Bahrani film opens April 24, 2013 and stars Zac Efron, Heather Graham and Dennis Quaid. In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood. Also with Clancy Brown, Kim Dickens, Malika Monroe, Chelcie Ross, Red West, Sophie Curtis, At Any Price is screenwritten by Hallie Elizabeth Newton and Bahrani, and produced by Teddy Scharzman, Kevin Turen, Pamela Koffler, Christin Vachon, Justin Nappi and Bahrani.
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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Hilary Brougher’s Innocence

Hilary Brougher made a splash at the fest with her sophomore Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winning drama Stephanie Daley (Sundance ’06) but it’s been nada since this minor stroke of genius. After some early casting hiccups, Brougher’s adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 teen novel of the same name found Sophie Curtis, Kelly Reilly and Graham Phillips toplining. Production took place during the summer, with post production beginning in August, which means with some overtime work, Innocence – a Killer Films’ production could be ready for a showcase. Brougher reteams with cinematographer David Rush Morrison and editor Keith Reamer and with Production Designer Susan Block (The Believer, Grace Is Gone) also contributes.

Gist: Co-written by Brougher and Tristine Skyler, set in NYC, this centers on a moody teenager who discovers her elite private school is home to a vampire gang.

Production Co./Producers: Killer FilmsPamela Koffler and Christine Vachon

Prediction: Premieres Program

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Casting: Grillo, Butler, Cooper, Curtis, Forte

Untitled Bigelow Project

Frank Grillo is reteaming with his "Warrior" co-star Joel Edgerton in Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's film based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden at Annapurna Pictures.

The actor joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Nash Edgerton and Harold Perrineau Jr. [Source: Variety]

Thunder Run

Though first reported in October last year, its been confirmed at Cannes that Gerard Butler, Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey remain attached to Simon West's CG 3-D action thriller "Thunder Run" which begins shooting this Summer after just locking down finances.

The film is said to be the untold story of the dangerous and bloody capture of Baghdad in 2003 by American Forces at the onset of the Iraq War. [Source: Museled]

Runner Runner

Oliver Cooper ("Project X") has signed on to star opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the
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Casting: Dafoe, Geraghty, Reilly, Marks

Out of the Furnace

Willem Dafoe will play the role of John Petty in Scott Cooper's gritty dramatic thriller "Out of the Furnace" at Relativity Media.

Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker star. Shooting kicks off April 13th on location in Braddock, Pennsylvania. [Source: Vulture]

Kilimanjaro

Brian Geraghty ("The Hurt Locker") has joined Walter Strafford's indie film "Kilimanjaro".

Geraghty plays a man determined to climb the African peak after a recent breakup. Shooting kicks off mid-May in New York. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Innocence

Kelly Reilly ("Sherlock Holmes"), Chloe Sevigny ("American Psycho") and Sophie Curtis ("The English Teacher") have joined the cast of vampire tale "Innocence" at Bankside Films and Killer Films.

The story follows a bereaved girl who recently lost her mother and finds herself being targeted by a group of vampires at her elitist private school who want to make her a ritual virgin sacrifice.
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