The breathless first minutes of Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder mix swooping images of astonishing beauty with whispered voiceovers that tell us everything and nothing. The remainder of the film is a purposely frustrating attempt to rekindle what we felt and what the characters felt in those first fifteen minutes.
With Place Beyond The Pines, the follow-up to his extremely intimate Blue Valentine, director Derek Cianfrance has subscribed to cinema’s time-honored rule – that is, broaden your scope, paint on a mountainous canvas, exceed your grasp.
It’s not the movie that the trailers promised it would be. And while the efforts to do so almost derail the film completely, it’s saved by a couple veteran actors that manage to turn Admission into an enjoyable film.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s peculiar cinematic style is once again on display in the red band trailer of his upcoming film, Only God Forgives. The revenge thriller stars Ryan Gosling as an enigmatic loner who runs an underground boxing club in Bangkok, Thailand.
Sony Pictures has released a new red band trailer for the apocalypse comedy This is the End and it looks like it could be pretty hilarious if only for the plethora of celebrity cameos. Watch the trailer after the jump!
With the recent home video release of Tim Burton’s sixteenth feature film Frankenweenie, it’s about time we compile a best of list for the mercurial filmmaker. The director who took the macabre and put a modernist spin on it – a Gothic Frank Tashlin if you will – has made some pretty interesting films, both visually and story-wise, and I have collected the ten best right here.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is a re-telling of America’s attempt in the wake of September 11th to find and kill Osama bin Laden. But, in the end, the movie belongs first and foremost to its lead actress, Jessica Chastain.
I support a little strangeness, both in movies and in real life. Normality is so awfully dull after all. But sometimes a movie drives full-speed into the realm of certified insanity, popping some LSD on the way for good measure and never, ever looking back. This list is about those movies. Read at your own risk.