Posts Tagged ‘Willem Dafoe’

Review: Nightmare Alley

— by WILLIAM STERR — “The Shape of Water,” “Crimson Peak,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “ Hellboy II,” “Blade II,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Mimic,” “Chronos.” Guillermo del Toro – director, writer, imaginist – has had an imp[...]

Review: Tommaso

— by BEV QUESTAD — Somehow, while watching this film, there is an odd sense that we are somehow seeing real life or that this is a study of someone’s life, either the exterior of what is truly occurring, or the interior struggle of thoughts and fears played out on the screen. The writi[...]

Review: The Florida Project

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — Every once in awhile a film comes along that haunts you, nags at you and consumes you. That is exactly what “The Florida Project” does, whether it is intentional or not. The 2017 film was directed by Sean Baker and flew under the “popular general audience.[...]

Previewing the 90th Academy Awards

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is growing agonisingly close and the film industry is on tenterhooks to see who will seize glory. Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host Hollywood’s most celebrated event of the year at the Dolby Theatre in LA on March 4 and speculation is raging among fans over who wil[...]

The Fault In Our Stars: New Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Novels turned film, as anybody who knows me will tell you, are one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s not logically acceptable for time constraint purposes, setting purposes, and a varying degree of other factors to be taken into consideration. It’s a task th[...]

Review: John Carter

— by ADAM DALE — In “John Carter,” Mars is not a desolate wasteland as we think, but full of life. With a war raging on for centuries between two battling humanoid clans — the Heliumites and the Zodangans — the planet is slowly being destroyed by the Zodangans and[...]

Trailer: John Carter

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — “John Carter” is based on the 11-novel series by Edgar Rice Burroughs in which former Confederate captain John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch) is transported (through time and space?) to Mars — known to its inhabits as Barsoom[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘John Carter’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Edgar Rice Burroughs is best known for writing the “Tarzan” books and “The Land That Time Forgot.” But, did you know that way back in 1911, he started his career by writing about a man who gets transported to Mars? Who was that man? That man was John Carter. J[...]

Neoclassics Films Brings ‘L’Affaire Farewell’ to U.S.

Canadian-based Neoclassics Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the international hit thriller “L’Affaire Farewell” from Pathé International. A film by Christian Carion, whose “Merry Christmas” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2006, and[...]

Under Review: ‘Daybreakers’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Vampires have always been a popular source of inspiration for works of fiction, but it wasn’t until recently that their influence really impacted Hollywood. There has been a seemingly non-ending wave of mediocre films that includes the “Twilight”[...]

A Clip from ‘Daybreakers’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “Daybreakers” is another film to jump on the vampire bandwagon and after the “Twilight” film success, my bet is on many more to come. Hopefully, no one will be stupid enough to try another “Transylmania,” which I think was officially the worst movie of[...]

Under Review: ‘Antichrist’

— by JASON EAKEN — “Nature is Satan’s Church” — tagline from the film. It is a firmly held belief of mine that I would rather see a well-made movie I disagree with than a poorly made film that plays it safe. In some cosmic or telepathic way, Lars von Trier has[...]

A Featurette and Three Clips From ‘Antichrist’

— by JON MARTINCIC — Independent features can be great in terms of storytelling, presentation and originality. Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” seems to be no exception. The story of a couple who retreat to a refuge in the woods after their son died could prove to be a strong[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Daybreakers’

— by ROB COX — “Daybreakers” is the upcoming film by directors Peter and Michael Spierig. This is another film that looks to have potential, but is being released in Hollywood’s early-January dumping ground. Worse, this film has been completed since September 2007, meaning [...]