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...

2014 Traverse City Film Festival Aug18

2014 Traverse City Film Festival

The 10th year of the Traverse City Film Festival took place on July 29-August 3 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. The brain child of film maker, Michael Moore, each year has seen the festival grow in the number of films offered, venues, attendees, and prestige. Nearly one million tickets have been purchased in those ten years. Film lovers attend from across the country, combining it with a vacation in a truly gorgeous part of Michigan. Aside from the many traditional venues, free films are offered nightly on a giant screen on the beach and on a floating boat. There are free movies every day and plenty of films for children. There is...

SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR:  new promo looking at Ava Lord Aug17

SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR: new promo looking at ...

Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and the folks at Dimension Films are offering up a new for their upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. This clip, which debuted on MoviePhone, focuses on Eva Green’s Ava Lord. The second SIN CITY film opens in theaters on August 22, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Stacy...

THE EQUALIZER: Guts Over Fear promo Aug15

THE EQUALIZER: Guts Over Fear promo

Columbia Pictures is giving folks a sample of Enimen’s latest single in the new TV spot for THE EQUALIZER. The song, “Guts Over Fear” features Sia. Loosely based on the CBS TV show, The Equalizer Denzel stars Washington as McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall...