Day: September 11, 2015

Toronto Film Review: ‘Mekko’

September 11, 2015

Courtesy of TIFF Something of a next-generation take on the themes in recently rediscovered indie classics “The Exiles” (1961) and “On the Bowery” (1956), Sterlin Harjo’s third narrative feature updates their semi-documentary views of Native American and Skid Row urban culture to latter-day Oklahoma, adding a supernaturally tinged suspense element. This low-key, impressionistic, loosely plotted […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)’

September 11, 2015

Photo courtesy of Toronto Film Festival Set amid a recent(ish) French heatwave, likely 2003, Eva Husson’s steamy “Bang Gang” is the story of a girl named George who sincerely believes she has invented the concept of the swingers party, as told by a young director who acquits herself as if Larry Clark, Gus Van Sant […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Spear’

September 11, 2015

Courtesy of LevelK Charting a young indigenous man’s journey from metaphorical birth to the hard realities and saving cultural nourishment of urban Aboriginal life today, “Spear” is a unique experience in urgent storytelling through movement from first-time feature director and celebrated choreographer Stephen Page and his indigenous, Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre. Audiences attuned to the […]

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Casting Net: Christina Hendricks, Emily Watson to star in WWI drama The Angel Makers

September 11, 2015

Mad Men fan favorite Christina Hendricks and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves) will star in the World War I drama The Angel Makers, directed by Jon Amiel. The film, which is scheduled to start shooting in January, centers on the women of a farming community in northern England left […]

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See the first trailer for Michael Moore’s documentary Where to Invade Next

September 11, 2015

The first trailer for Michael Moore’s forthcoming documentary Where to Invade Next is out, at last pulling back the curtain of secrecy around the project. Moore — the envelope-pushing filmmaker and activist behind the likes of Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 9/11, and, most recently Capitalism: A Love Story — has kept Where to Invade Next largely under wraps. […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Where to Invade Next’

September 11, 2015

Courtesy of TIFF All has been fairly quiet on the pestering front for Michael Moore since “Capitalism: A Love Story,” his glum 2009 assessment of the greed-is-good culture that spawned the global financial crisis. But now this impassioned and unruly provocateur returns to further dismantle the myth of American supremacy with renewed optimism and sharpened […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Demolition’

September 11, 2015

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight In order to make sense of his life, a white-collar widower decides he has to tear it all down in “Demolition,” dismantling appliances, smashing furniture and even going so far as to bulldoze his own house in search of a catharsis that never comes. It all could have gone horribly awry, […]

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Mallrats sequel finds its mall

September 11, 2015

Kevin Smith heads east for his Mallrats sequel. The writer-director announced on social media Thursday that the follow-up to his 1995 cult classic would shoot in Exton, Penn. at the Exton Square Mall. We found our MALL, y’all! This January, @ExtonSquareMall in Exton, PA will star #Mallrats 2! Thanks, StarStream! #MR2 pic.twitter.com/5zD4cAo9YR — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) […]

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McG to direct coming-of-age horror movie The Babysitter

September 11, 2015

McG has lined up his next directing project, and he didn’t have to go too far to find it. The Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation filmmaker is on board to helm New Line’s horror-comedy The Babysitter, which he was already set to produce, EW has confirmed. His production company Wonderland Sound & Vision optioned Brian […]

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Sleeping With Other People—The AllMovie Review

September 11, 2015

★ ★ ★ ½ Boy meets girl. Boy and girl flirt, dance around the possibility of dating each other, but decide (for reasons that might be believable or totally contrived) to just stay friends. Boy and girl see other people, but it never quite feels right. Why can’t either of them find someone smart and […]

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