Day: September 23, 2015

Film Review: ‘French Blood’

September 23, 2015

Photo courtesy of Toronto FIlm Festival Opening with a bang and ending with a whimper, “French Blood” follows more than 20 years in the life of a neo-Nazi skinhead, from the bloody street fights of his youth to a transformative adulthood, but comes with its own set of regrets and misgivings. It’s an epic tale […]

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Film Review: ‘Lost in Hong Kong’

September 23, 2015

Courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment Like Ashley Madison subscribers, a bra designer pursues an elusive transgression in “Lost in Hong Kong,” a tamer but still agreeable follow-up to helmer-thesp Xu Zheng’s directorial debut, the road-trip comedy “Lost in Thailand,” which made history as China’s highest-grossing domestic film until this past July. Trading the earlier […]

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Adam McKay on The Big Short’s 2015 release: ‘We were a little surprised too’

September 23, 2015

Oscar season is not known for its surprises. Yes, there are always pretenders and contenders, but the awards-industrial complex has a way of slotting the entire field months in advance, from the fall festival favorites to the prestige Christmas Day releases. It’s the reason you can click on an Oscar prognostication site and see that four […]

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Casting Net: GoT stars Kit Harington, Maisie Williams have new movie news

September 23, 2015

Maisie Williams has nabbed another starring role. The 18-year-old actress has been tapped to lead survival thriller Forest of Hands and Teeth. It’s an adaptation of Carrie Ryan’s New York Times best-seller set in the near future when most humans are consumed by a virus and turned into savage cannibals. Kate Maberly will direct. [Variety] […]

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Captive—The AllMovie Review

September 23, 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ Anyone who believes that independent filmmaking fizzled after the Sundance/Miramax boom years of the ‘90s hasn’t been paying attention to the rise in privately financed Christian features. Hollywood has noticed, though, and recent pictures like War Room and 90 Minutes in Heaven have jumped from the barnstorming circuit of church screenings […]

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20 years later, why Se7en still has one of the most shocking endings in cinematic history

September 23, 2015

Warning: Spoilers for a 20-year-old movie below. Twenty years ago, Brad Pitt’s exclamation of fear and dread jolted audiences and left a lasting cultural imprint. The ending of Se7en, director David Fincher’s breakout film, is one of the most shocking, disturbing, and iconic twists in modern cinema, capping a tight, wrought thriller. The film’s initial […]

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First look: Daniel Radcliffe is FBI agent undercover as neo-Nazi in Imperium

September 23, 2015

Harry Potter’s wild black hair is gone in this first image of Daniel Radcliffe in his next role — an undercover FBI agent in Imperium. Sporting a long-sleeved camouflage shirt, a grim expression, and closely buzzed hair in this first image, Radcliffe stars as Nate Foster, an FBI analyst who infiltrates a group of neo-Nazis trying […]

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