Dublin-based writer Doyle won the Red Planet Prize 2018, which is run by Tony Jordan’s production company and the commercial network and will now work with the two firms to develop his project Devoted Wife and Mother. The award is intended to recognize talented writers who can create “fresh, original and inspiring popular drama” projects.
Doyle’s Devoted Wife and Mother script follows a woman as she has her life turned upside down when her debt dealing husband is kidnapped with a £500,000 ransom deadline for 5pm that day. He will work closely with Kate Rowland to develop the project; Rowland has previously worked with writers including Lee Hall (War Horse), Stephen Butchard (The Child in Time) and Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None).
Remember Sabotage, David Ayer’s dodgy DEA task force action thriller from 2014? Probably not, but Peter Berg’s fourth collaboration with muse Mark Wahlberg may jog your memory, with its similarly diverse elite squad (a good thing) and its videogamey attitude to plotting, human beings and basic logic (all bad things). This is perfect vehicle for Berg and his ultra-conservative, cynical and ultimately juvenile worldview. Yet somehow this technically talented director has fudged what should have been a straightforward idiotic pleasure.
Mile 22 opens with a gripping scene involving a raid on an Fsb house. The Fsb – *checks Wikipedia* – is the successor to the Russian Kgb, and they’re doing something nefarious, so Jimmy (Wahlberg) and his squad trick their way in and start gathering evidence. It all kicks off, and we
Lawrence had been with the agency for more than 10 years. During her time there she received her first Oscar-nominated role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, along with back-to-back Oscar nominations for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. She later received a fourth Academy Award nom for 2015 film Joy. She was most recently seen in features Red Sparrow, Passengers and Mother!
The exit was amicable. She isn’t taking meetings with other agents. So it is possible she goes the direction of Leo DiCaprio, who has run his career with a manager and attorneys. In fact, they are the same managers and attorneys, Rick Yorn at Lbi, and Steve Warren and Gretchen Rush at Hansen Jacobson Teller. She next reprises her role as Mystique in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Around that time, the band made a menacing appearance on The Jon Stewart Show — the host’s MTV talk show before he went to The Daily Show — and Danzig, the band and the man,
Biva, a young woman is sitting on the floor of a balcony in her two-storey house, next to a birdcage. She seems very sad, and as we watch the rest of the members of the family doing their daily chores, the reason becomes apparent. A courier delivers a package to the house, and when the father witnesses the DVD inside, erupts.
Mahmud Hasan highlights the fact that “this is a man’s world”, presenting Biva as a waif, whose actions and their consequences are dictated by the men in her life. In such a life, the ending provided by the film’s finale seems inevitable.
Sumon Sarker’s cinematography is very interesting, as he uses his camera in a way that nakes the spectator feel as if he is picking on the action, with shots behind bars, usually from above. The presentation of the everyday chores of the mother,
This new batch of episode titles, however, reveal another major Batman foe that some fans may be surprised to see considering where Gotham falls on Bruce’s timeline. The title for episode 8 of the new season, in particular, leaves no room for confusion in unveiling which of Batman’s antagonists will debut next.
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To this point I will say now that this review is not complete because Hereditary, like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, is a film that can scarcely be defined by one viewing.
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To get a sense of how many great movies played UK cinemas in 2017, just look at some of the outstanding titles that didn’t make my top 10 list. From Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (brilliantly adapted from Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith) to Anocha Suwichakornpong’s dazzling By the Time It Gets Dark, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (featuring an Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert) and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius (with Sônia Braga in breathtaking form), there was a dizzying array of delights on offer. Even so-called mainstream cinema seemed particularly adventurous this year, ranging from Patty Jenkins’s rip-roaring Wonder Woman to Christopher Nolan’s overwhelming Dunkirk, Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping Detroit, Edgar Wright’s pulse-racing
Come for the house that bleeds; stay for the reflections on parenthood and the difficulty of living with fame.
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The film is divided into two parts that roughly parallel one another for reasons that eventually make themselves clear. Both follow married couple Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem (and yes,
Okja (2017) is the second film that costume designer Catherine George has worked on with director Bong Joon-ho. Their first together, Snowpiercer (2013), despite being lauded by critics (and featuring Chris Evans), only received a limited theatrcial run in the U.S. and no release at all in the UK. Unlike Okja, Snowpiercer is an out and out sci-fi fantasy set when most of the world’s population have been wiped out and those who remain live on perpetually moving train. Okja is still a fantasy, it revolves around a little girl Mija (An Seo Hyun) trying to save her giant ‘super pig’ from being harvested as Gm bacon, but is set within our recognisable reality. There are smart phones, cars we know, Instagram and Facebook. However the film has a deliberate otherworldly feel about it. Not quite in the future and not as locked as a parallel universe, but
The Sundance Film Festival broke out Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s “The Big Sick” (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)), which is turning into the indie hit of the year, and “Wind River” (The Weinstein Co.), the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated writer Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water”). Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24) and two Netflix titles, Bong Joon Ho’s political satire “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s family dramedy “The Meyerowitz Stories: (New and Selected),” competed at Cannes.
Jordan Peele’s brainy genre-bender “Get Out” (Universal) is the surprise sleeper of the year. And the fall film festivals will bring a slew of name contenders, from Woody Allen and Darren Aronofsky to Alexander Payne.
Check out the (alphabetical) contenders below: No film will be deemed a frontrunner until I have seen it.
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
That there’s a fair chance you’ve never seen Daughters of the Dust — full disclosure: I am among these people — should be taken as a failure of distribution and exposure, not the film’s quality and impact. There’s also a fair chance that the closest you’ve really come to Julie Dash‘s 1991 film is Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which paid a direct visual tribute that,
Halfway through my conversation with the Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho, I notice a tattoo peeking out from under the sleeve of his jacket. “It means ‘wife and son’,” he says, gesturing at the inky characters on his wrist. “Sorry to disappoint. But I do have this …” With that, he yanks down the neck of his T-shirt to reveal a detailed illustration of a tree; its brown branches and green leaves extend across one corner of his chest, over his shoulder, on to his back and out of sight. He and his cinematographer got matching tattoos when they made the 2009 psychological drama Mother, about a woman fighting to help her son beat a murder rap. “There was a
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What begins as the tale of a blameless, good-natured widow plagued with harassing phone calls slowly unfurls into a sombre meditation on guilt, denial and the lingering repercussions of long buried sins.
Red Amnesia is streaming on FilmDoo
The wordless introductory minutes of Red Amnesia set the film’s quiet, pensive tone with its moody footage of dimly lit interiors mixed with ominous shots of empty streets and dilapidated buildings (though the location of these eerie exteriors will only become clear in the film’s final stretch).
The near-silent opening is interrupted by the
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Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun star in the monster film, which was co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats
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