Today on indieWIRE, we chatted with Chris Cornell about his side film career, “Paranormal Activity 3” got a grade out of Fantastic Fest and much more.
INTERVIEW | Chris Cornell on Making Music and Movies
Between Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo career, Chris Cornell has made a lot of music, but he isn’t a movie-music veteran.
“Paranormal Activity 3” Premieres Unfinished at Fantastic Fest, But It Closes the Book on “Catfish”
In 2010, “Catfish” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and became an overnight sensation.
Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to New York and L.A. The Question is Not Just When, But How.
“The Alamo is heaven on Earth,” tweeted Canadian director Panos Cosmatos while in Austin, Texas this week for Fantastic Fest to screen his science-fiction movie “Beyond the Black Rainbow.”
FANTASTIC FEST REVIEW | “A Lonely Place to Die” Does ‘90s Action Movies One Better, Until It Doesn’t
The setting is vast but the tension is tight in British director Julian Gilbey’s “A Lonely Place To Die,” a first-rate outdoors suspense yarn about a couple of mountaineers facing off against cold-blooded killers.
Fantastic Fest Favorite Adrian Garcia Bogliano Sells Three Movies to Synapse Films
Adrian Garcia Bogliano, the Argentine director behind Fantastic Fest’s “Cold Sweat” and “Penumbra,” has had rights to three of his titles—“Rooms for Tourists,” “Watch’em Die” and “I Will Not Die Alone”—picked up by Synapse Films, which releases remastered versions of classic genre films on Blu-Ray.
Watch: Trailer for “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is the kind of adaptation that inherently risks slipping to schmaltz. Jonathan Safran Foer is a well-respected author, but the elements include a precocious and eccentric kid, 9/11, the death of a father and the secret he left behind. However, the just-dropped trailer suggests that director Stephen Daldry could have gotten it right.
REVIEW | Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon Create American Epic With “Take Shelter”
Part family drama, part psychological thriller, “Take Shelter” manages to succeed as an otherworldly blend of “Field of Dreams” and Noah’s Ark.
FUTURES | “50/50” Screenwriter Will Reiser on Making Cancer Funny
Reiser translated his close call with cancer in his late twenties into an unlikely comedy, “50/50,” which was originally slated to be directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Happy New Year! indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs Checks out Jewish Portraits
Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—falls this week, so it’s fitting that indieWIRE-curated selections on Hulu’s Documentaries page offer a series of portraits of Jewish lives in the past and the present.
Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” Will Open in March
As previously reported, Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine was picked up by Millennium Films.
REVIEW | “My Joy” Is a Bleak “Slacker” With an Existential Russian Twist
“My Joy,” the first narrative feature from documetarian Sergei Loznitsa, takes a free-wheeling approach to studying the desolate Russian landscape.
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Lebanon Official Oscar Entry “Where Do We Go Now?”
With Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” out of the foreign Oscar race (Spain chose “Black Bread” instead), as I had suggested, Sony Pictures Classics has indeed picked up U.S. rights to its fourth foreign language Oscar submission, Lebanon’s “Where Do We Go Now?,” directed by Nadine Labacki, which played at Cannes and beat out considerable competition to win the audience award at Toronto.
Breakout Director Jeff Nichols on “Take Shelter” and Fear Fatigue (Video Interview)
Jeff Nichols may not be a familiar name, but no young writer-director – he’s 32 – is better poised to make a leap from the unknown. His second film, “Take Shelter,” which Sony Pictures Classics will release on Friday, is simply one of the smartest, most gripping indies to come along in a while.