GOOD PEOPLE: 3 clips from Sakey based film Sep24

GOOD PEOPLE: 3 clips from Sakey based film

With just a matter of days before it’s release, here are some clips from GOOD PEOPLE. Young American couple Tom and Anna Reed (James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall into severe debt while renovating Anna’s family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered and he left behind a stash of cash—$400,000 worth. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what’s necessary to get them out of debt. But when they start...

Film Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY Sep19

Film Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY

Directed by Michael Winterbottom, based on a TV series and the 2010 film THE TRIP Starring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon The success of the 2010 film THE TRIP pretty much assured another adventure for the duo. In the first film, they trudged through the North of England, eating, doing imitations of famous actors, making anxious calls back home, and, most importantly, bonding with each other and making the audience laugh. There is not all that much new in this second film. The duo is now following the path of the 19th century Romantic Poets in Italy. The food is better, if less discussed; their accommodations have been bumped up a notch;...

Film Review: FRANK Sep05

Film Review: FRANK

FRANK Directed by Lenny Abramson Written by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhall, Scott McNary It is wrong, wrong, wrong to put Michael Fassbender’s lovely face behind such a ludicrous blowup head, but if you can get beyond this, you might find FRANK a quirky and kind-hearted movie. Its subject is mental illness and how the insertion of a sane person into a fairly stable group of nuts can quickly throw the group dynamics off. Gleeson plays a key-boardist, who’s recruited beachside after the near-drowning of the group’s current musician. Jon seems like a likable...

Film Review: A MOST WANTED MAN Aug29

Film Review: A MOST WANTED MAN

Directed by Anton Corbijn Written by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John LeCarre Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Grigory Dobrygin, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright In many ways this is the perfect film to end a career on. It is a dour, depressing, but intelligent story elevated to greatness by the writing and the performance of Hoffman. He looks ill, bloated, flushed and gray all at the same time. Yet this seems to suit, Gunther Bachman, a German intelligence officer, very well. How could it be otherwise in the unromantic, unglamorous spy world of John LeCarre. It is little gray pencil pushers that get the job done—only to...

GONE GIRL: Vow promo Aug26

GONE GIRL: Vow promo

Directed by David Fincher and based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? GONE GIRL lands in theaters on October...

Film Review: BOYHOOD Aug22

Film Review: BOYHOOD

BOYHOOD Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater What could have turned out to be little more than a gimmick instead provides us with one of the great films of 2014 with BOYHOOD. Twelve years ago, Linklater found a six year old boy, Ellar Coltrane, and filmed the first sequences in BOYHOOD. His film, based somewhat on his own childhood, offers the ups and downs of being a kid in Texas in the 21st century. Coltrane manages to be mostly likable and mostly an average kid, quite an achievement. His parents (Arquette and Hawke) are flawed but well meaning. Although...