While Derek Cianfrance's new picture may well be heist film it's a far cry from Steven Soderbergh's slick and glossy Oceans 11. Cianfrance has once again teamed up with his Blue Valentine lead Ryan Gosling, this time however (in a role reminiscent of Drive) Gosling is playing a highly skilled motorcycle stunt man who turns his hand to bank robbing. This latest offering gives a small insight into the intense simplicity of Cianfrance's movie.
Remember that Sin City sequel that had been rumoured for about 5 years and is finally in production? Remember how we haven't heard a single thing about it since a confirmation it was finally being made, apart from casting rumours and confirmations? Well that's all changed now.
Robert Rodriguez, co-writer & co-director of both the original film and the upcoming sequel, tweeted a before-and-after green screen of Josh Brolin's character, Dwight. This is really very exciting - this is the first real look at any character from the sequel and the picture looks brilliant, still holding onto that same style as the first one.
A Dame-sized gap has now been filled with Eva Green cast as the titular character in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
With the release of the first trailer for Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines recently, we now have a set of new images from the film.
The poster to Derek Cianfrance's new film 'The Place Beyond the Pines' has been released.
Spring Breakers just refuses to adhere to my rule of hating Harmony Korine films on sight.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has an impressive cast assembled so far, with the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin joining original stars Mickey Rourke, Jamie King, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. That cast became three names more impressive this week after the announcement that Juno Temple, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven have joined the cast.
I have a complicated relationship with Harmony Korine. His screenplay for Kids is a harsh, honest wonder. Everything Korine has produced independent of Larry Clark (and vice versa) seems to indicate a lot of what I like about Kids is down to Clark.
Korine seemed to enjoy the notoriety that his shocking début caused and has chased that high ever since with directorial efforts like Gummo and Trash Humpers. The latter of which, upon seeing, lead me to consider finding religion, just so I would have something to renounce in the face of such monumental awfulness. That's how much I dislike Korine's work.
Korine is back with Spring Breakers, a mix of criminality and hedonism set against the back drop of sunny Florida. The film controversially stars Disney Channel mainstays Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, along with Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and a supporting turn by James Franco.
Being bumped from an awards friendly September release date to the month where films go to die, ostensibly on account of post-Aurora reshoots, should have been warning enough that all was not well with Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad. Yet, despite a stellar cast, a blistering, old fashioned ‘true’ story of gangsters, tommy guns, glamorous molls and dapper brogues, no amount of reshoots could have salvaged this muddled romp through crime ridden post war LA.