Ink (I) (2009)
On the play side, the big winner was Jez Butterworth‘s “The Ferryman,” a dark drama about the Irish troubles, which is set to come to Broadway in the fall. It only won three of its eight races but they were biggies: Best Play, Best Director (Sam Mendes) and Best Actress (Laura Donnelly). Bryan Cranston claimed the Best Actor prize for the stage version of the 1976 Oscar-winning film “Network.” Peter Finch had won the Oscar for playing Howard Beale, a TV anchor gone mad.
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Check the out the Oscar buzz-worthy “The Shape of Water’s” Redband trailer here and now (Warning: Language Advisory):
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Story by: Guillermo del Toro Produced by: Guillermo del Toro,
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The trailer is edited together brilliantly. It's very unique and it has some really interesting visuals. I can't wait to learn more about this feature because it looks like it has some awesome potential. The movie will be released in the fall.
The Frame stars David Carranza and Tiffany Mualem and besides the fact that the movie is a sci-fi mystery, that's really all we know about the project. Winan and producing (and life) partner Kiowa K. Winans are keeping details under wraps but one thing is certain: this is looking mighty fine.
I love this trailer which is both gorgeous and completely mysterious and doesn't give away any of the story (except may that aliens are involved?) but manages to intrigue. This is looking like one to keep an e [Continued ...]
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The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
25. A Perfect Getaway
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Cast: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar and Jessica Duffy.
Ink is one of those stylish movies that succeed in breathing life to the stuff of daydreams and nightmares. Not only can this be viewed time and time again to enjoy, but also it can speak to those who love to explore the meaning of what goes on with the subconscious mind. Sometimes, the images a person receives in that state is a dark metaphor for life untamed, and it has a style that both Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) can appreciate.
With denizens from the underworld looking like well dressed ghosts donning white sunglasses, they come through as genuinely creepy. These dark lords of the Dreamtime are Incubi (with no relation to the creatures in folklore) and they are a stark contrast to the guardians of hope, better known as the Storytellers.
Filmmaking history is full of stories about writers and directors who’ve gained lots of adulation from their first feature. Films such as Another Earth and Monsters have deserved every glowing review thrown their way, and their directors (respectively, Mike Cahill and Gareth Edwards) will no doubt go on to achieve similarly great things.
There’s an inevitable flipside to those Cinderella-like success stories, though, which brings us to the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Ink. Shot for just $250,000, what writer and director editor and distributor Jamin Winans, along with his executive producer wife Kiowa, have achieved is remarkable. And yet, in spite of its obvious quality, it was overlooked by major Hollywood studios, was barely distributed in Us cinemas, and went straight to DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.
As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John and Emma, Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John's soul and
Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy | Written and Directed by Jamin Winans
Made for $250,000 and already boasting 1.6 million hits on YouTube, the independently produced fantasy thriller Ink tells the story of a father and daughter who… to hell with that, I’m not going to spoil the film for Anyone, Ink is one film that needs to be seen completely cold so that you can decide just exactly what the film is all about. What I will say is that the film is, in essence, a story of good vs. evil, or light vs. dark and sees two factions of “dreammakers” warring for humanity’s souls as they sleep – the light delivering good dreams, the dark delivering nightmares. But that is just the start.
Ink is one of those rare movies that defies true explanation, offering as it does so many interpretations. The nearest movie you could
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