By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire October 4, 2011 at 8:50AM
Today on indieWIRE, we showcased a whopping four new trailers for upcoming must-see movies, shared our interview with the subject of the acclaimed documentary "Buck," and revealed some pretty interesting Werner Herzog news. Well, to be fair, is there any Werner Herzog news that isn't interesting?
The 9 Indie Films You Must See This October
There’s a whopping 33 films listed on indieWIRE’s October calendar. From Pedro Almodovar and Hunter S. Thompson to a dirty girl and another one of those pesky human centipedes, check out indieWIRE‘s picks for the nine best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW’s fall movie preview; there’s many worthy films that didn’t make this list.
Werner Herzog To Play Foe to Tom Cruise in New Thriller. Yes, Really.
In our vote for the best (and oddest) bit of casting news to break this year, Variety reported today that Werner Herzog has been cast as the villain in Tom Cruise’s upcoming thriller, “One Shot.”
Watch: Terrific New Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse”
“War Horse,” Steven Spielberg’s much-hyped fusion of the “war film” and “horse film” won’t open until Christmas Day, but Dreamworks and Touchstone are already doing a terrific job of selling a film that actually sells itself.
Decide Who Gets to Talk to the Sundance Institute: Vote for indieWIRE’s Projects of the Month!
After catching up on Project of the Week voting for the past few weeks, we’re finally ready to open up the voting for our Projects of the Month.
NYFF REVIEW | Abel Ferrara’s “4:44 Last Day on Earth” Is the Upbeat Alternative to “Melancholia”
Abel Ferrara’s movies often take place in a world dominated by destructive tendencies that range from corruption and perversion to Catholic guilt.
Watch: The Unnerving Red Band Trailer for Sundance Winner “Another Happy Day”
What’s with Ezra Miller and dysfunctional family dramas?
Watch: Suitably Epic Trailer for Luc Besson’s “The Lady”
No matter the genre, Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element,” “La Femme Nikita”) is a filmmaker who likes his film loud, big and bold.
Watch: Funny and Very Bizarre Trailer for “The Catechism Cataclysm”
Todd Rohal’s (”“The Guatemalan Handshake”) sophomore feature, “The Catechism Cataclysm,” has been generating solid buzz on the festival circuit since premiering in Sundance this year.
iW’s Project of the Day: Doc Investigates Two Cases that Defined Suspects’ Rights
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
Tribeca Film Institute Announces First Recipients of TFI New Media Fun Grant
The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the first recipients of the new Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund, with a total of $400,000 awarded to six interactive, non-fiction projects promoting social change.
Updated List of Foreign Language Academy Award Submissions
The submission list for the 84th Annual Academy Awards’ foreign-language category has been been coming together, with over 50 countries having now announced their selections.
Thom Fitzgerald’s “Cloudburst” Wins Awards Across Canadian Festival Circuit
Thom Fitzgerald’s “Cloudburst” - a lesbian romance starring Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker - has proved a considerable favorite on the Canadian film festival circuit.
Meet Buck Brannaman, the Real-Life Horse Whisperer & Subject of “Buck,” Our DVD Pick of the Week
Revered horse trainer and real-life cowboy Buck Brannaman is used to a busy, road tripping lifestyle.
REVIEW | “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” Will Satisfy Your Gruesome Expectations
The first impulse when discussing the gruesome details of “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence),” Tom Six’s simultaneously anticipated and feared follow-up to the 2009 cult hit, is simply to describe them.
REVIEW | “The Ides of March” is George Clooney’s Monster Movie
“The Ides of March” finds George Clooney working at the most intimate scale of his directing career.