Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

All Articles

  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    19

    "I Saw the Devil" Nabbed by Magnet in Toronto

    Magnet Releasing, the genre banner of Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Korean director Kim Jeewoon's "I Saw the Devil" at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    TIFF 2010: Essential Killing

    Whoa, Vincent Gallo, look out for that tree! The toppling mighty oak in question is being buzzed down by a grizzled worker, and Gallo, though the only other man in the woods, happens to be in striking distance of it. No matter, it’s just one of many harebrained circumstances in which Gallo finds himself in Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest, Essential Killing, a self-consciously stripped-down action-art survival film. For his part, Gallo, with nary a line of dialogue, is put through the ringer. A fish out of water and an escaped convict tossed from his transport after a Fugitive-like hillside crash, Gallo, in addition to being nearly flattened by tha...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    0

    Deadline Hires ex-Variety Staffer Speier as Managing Editor

    Variety's losses continue to be gains for its competitors, as Deadline has snapped up another ex-Variety staffer, Michael Speier, who left the dwindling trade last year (as did I) to work in corporate PR at Disney, a job that must have been a challenge for him after co-running the daily paper as exe...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    TIFF: Eastwood's Hereafter Debuts in Toronto to Mixed Reaction

    One of the things that happens at a fest like Toronto is bad timing: I went to see Barney's Version at Roy Thomson Hall Sunday night with a ticket in my pocket for the later public screening of Clint Eastwood's Hereafter at the Elgin/Visa, a brisk fifteen-minute walk away. But producer Robert Lantos...

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Glasses Full of Rye: Lionel Rogosin's "On the Bowery"

    Under the steelwork silhouette of the Third Avenue El, bums splay out across doorjambs in mid-afternoon; anyone who has scraped together enough money already has their binge underway. It’s a few stops downtown from P.J. Clarke’s and Don Birnam’s apartment in The Lost Weekend, but formally it’s another universe—shots of winos being scooped into police vans seem cut-in direct from life, seemingly surreptitiously filmed; people, buildings, everything in sight shows marks that could only come of long, terrible attrition. There are no open-armed, redemptive Jane Wymans here, only men, specimens in advanced states of decay, in-and-out-of-Bellevue t...

    Read More »
    MORE: Repertory
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    The Social Network Early Reviews: Suspenseful, Absorbing, Compelling, Oscar Frontrunner

    Film Comment's Scott Foundas got the ball rolling a month before David Fincher's The Social Network was set to open the NYFF ("big and brash and brilliant") on September 24. And Rolling Stone's Peter Travers swiftly offered up a juicy Tweet quote: “David Fincher’s Social Network is the 1st film I’ve...

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Reverse Shot Talkies #20: D. A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus

    In anticipation of the release of their new Kings of Pastry, Reverse Shot Talkies host Eric Hynes and legendary documentary filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) tour Jacques Torres Chocolate, uncover the subject that links all their films and discuss the perils of being marri...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Bruno Ganz To Be Honored by European Film Academy

    Younger folks probably know Bruno Ganz best from those endless YouTube Hitler parodies taken from Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall (2004); but he is one of the world's great actors and thus I am delighted to report that the European Film Academy will honor the legendary Swiss actor at their European F...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    TIFF: Lionsgate and Roadside Buy Redford's The Conspirator

    Lionsgate specialty division Roadside Attractions has bought U.S. distribution rights for Robert Redford's historical thriller The Conspirator, which premiered in Toronto last Saturday.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    New Trailer For Tyler Perry's Latest, 'For Colored Girls,' & A Defense Of The Perry Oeuvre

    Yesterday, the trailer for Tyler Perry's newest, non-Madea effort, "For Colored Girls," hit the web, and it's showing the writer/director to be moving in a new, more serious direction. In fact, it looks like Mr. Perry is getting all "Precious" on us. That's kind of an overstatement, but the "Precious" producer is showcasing a much grittier side to his talents in his adaptation of the the acclaimed 1975 play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange. When the project was announced, many derided the tongue twister of a title as typical over-the-top Perry, but nope, it's the original title of the...

    Read More »