Cinephiles are earning their airmiles over the next couple of weeks as Venice, Telluride and TIFF explode with literally hundreds of films, all looking for attention, distribution and/or awards season consideration. But among the mix of high profile titles are some down ‘n dirty genre flicks too. Either way, we’ve got a batch of new images for your eyeballs from a number of movies traveling the globe so let’s get to it.
First up, Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter,” “Exotica“) tackles the West Memphis Three with his new drama “Devil’s Knot.” Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth lead the cast, with the latter playing a private detective investigating the case. Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan, Stephen Moyer, and Mireille Enos co-star in this one which unspools in Toronto. [EW]
As you probably know by now, we’ll watching anything with Rebecca Hall, which means we’ll be tracking it down. Directed by Patrice Leconte (“My Best Friend,” “Man On A Train“) the film follows a married woman who falls in love with her husband’s teacher. Uh oh. Alan Rickman and Richard Madden co-star, and you can see them below. This hits Venice and TIFF.
Eco-terrorism. Kelly Reichardt. New movie. Jesse Eisenberg. Dakota Fanning. Peter Sarsgaard. There, those are all the reasons we’re really looking forward to this one, which hits Venice and TIFF.
Shifting gears, here’s “The Sacrament,” the latest from Ti West and presented by Eli Roth. The film tells the story of a missing person, the friends searching for her, the camera crew along for the ride and a mysterious compound led by the “Father.” Shit will probably get freaky real fast so bite your fist when it hits TIFF.
Did you know there’s a “Wolf Creek 2“? In case you didn’t, well, there’s a “Wolf Creek 2.” Even more surprisingly, this sequel to the modest Aussie horror hit of 2005 (feels like forever ago) is playing Venice, so maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye? Either way, we’re curious….