Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' Explores a. Cannes Review: Terrifying 'Son of Saul' is Unlike Any Oth. By Eric Kohn | Indiewire May 14, 2015 at 3:18PM László Nemes' first-time feature is a tense Auschwitz-set drama that never slows down.
Cannes "Son of Saul" In the first shot of Hungarian director László Nemes' absorbing Holocaust thriller "Son of Saul," the ill-fated protagonist stumbles into frame and arrives in an unflattering closeup, his grimy face and tattered prison camp clothes establishing an unseemly portrait. Slowly, it's revealed that former locksmith Saul Auslander (Geza Rohrig) has been tasked with disposing of gas chamber victims, one of whom he believes to be his long-lost son, whom he hopes to bury. But Nemes lets those details slowly assemble rather than establishing upfront. In the opening minutes, the physical chaos and shouts of desperation from Auschwitz-Birkenau surround Saul in soft focus, hinting at a terrifying bigger picture while keeping the action rooted in its main character's personal conundrum.
He couldn't have found a drearier situation to explore. Tribeca Review: New York Comedy is Rarely More Scathing T. By Eric Kohn | Indiewire April 23, 2015 at 12:56PM The writer-director-star of last year's "Summer of Blood" returns with another spot-on urban satire.
"Applesauce" Tribeca: How the Filmmaker Behind 'Lucifer' Shot the Firs. Exclusive 'King Jack' Clip Teases Tribeca Coming-o. By Zack Sharf | Indiewire April 17, 2015 at 10:32AM Writer-director Felix Thompson's tender coming-of-age story will have its Tribeca Film Festival premiere tonight.
2015 Cannes Film Festival Reveals Its 68th Lineup. By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire April 16, 2015 at 4:58AM The official competition lineup for the 68th Cannes Film Festival includes films by Todd Haynes, Denis Villeneuve, Gus Van Sant and Yorgos Lanthimos.
Killer Films "Carol" READ MORE: Cannes Will Open With a Film By a Female Director for the First Time Since 1987 New films from Todd Haynes, Denis Villeneuve, Gus Van Sant, Yorgos Lanthimos, Maiwenn and Paolo Sorrentino are included in this year's Cannes Film Festival competition for the Palme d'Or. 2015 Cannes Film Festival Reveals Its 68th Lineup. Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmaker #28 : Andrew Renzi Puts R.
Here's the First Satisfying Romance of 2015. By Eric Kohn | Indiewire April 15, 2015 at 11:30AM In "Felix and Meira," the tender story of an Orthodox Jewish woman who falls in love with a secular man marks the first great screen pairing of the year.
"Felix and Meira" READ MORE: Watch: Eyes (and Windows) are Wide Open in New 'Félix and Meira' Clip The romantic journey of two characters from opposing worlds drawn together stretches back to Shakespeare, but "Felix and Meira" makes no grand gestures about the timelessness of its tale. Instead, Quebecois writer-director Maxime Giroux gentle drama about a young Orthodox Jewish housewife and the secular man who draws her away from her religious life treats its subject matter with a refreshingly humble air. Tribeca Exclusive: Trailer For Noam Chomsky Documentary. By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 1, 2015 at 1:05PM Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one documentary. 1992's "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" might be the most well known, and Michel Gondry's "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
" the quirkiest, but the upcoming "Requiem For The American Dream" — slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival — might be the most relevant given social and economic landscape of the moment. Directed by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Domhnall Gleeson on 'Ex Machina' and Why 'Star Wars' Hasn. By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire April 7, 2015 at 11:53AM Indiewire sat down the Irish actor who's about to blow up.
Daniel Bergeron Domhnall Gleeson Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson (son of actor Brendan Gleeson) has been a dependable screen presence for over five years now by standing out in a number of projects that featured bigger box-office draws than himself. In "Frank" he stole scenes from a masked Michael Fassbender; in "Anna Karenina" he was a comic revelation opposite Keira Knightley; and in "About Time," he proved he could lead a romantic comedy opposite a vet of the genre, Rachel McAdams. 2015 could be the year that Gleeson finally becomes a household name thanks to his involvement in the most anticipated film of the year, J.J. Abrams entry into the "Star Wars" canon, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opens this December. Before that monster in unleashed, however, Gleeson will appear in a number of other buzzed-about features sure to boost his profile.
Cannes Wish List: 20 Films We Hope to See at the 2015 Fes. By Indiewire | Indiewire March 31, 2015 at 11:17AM Cannes is a sort of annual cinematic Olympics, with almost every country vying for spots in the official selection.
With the official 2015 Cannes Film Festival announcement a little over a month away, Indiewire offers its annual Cannes wish list. 30 Essential Iranian Films to Watch in Honor of Nowruz (P. By Carlos Aguilar | SydneysBuzz March 23, 2015 at 6:18PM Certainly not a definitive list, the following collection of films aims to be an introduction to the compelling and diverse voices within this captivating national cinema and to encourage you to seek out other films in the future.
Asghar Farhadi winning the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award for "A Separation" In the political discourse, when a country addresses another, whether in positive or negative terms, such statements often fail to differentiate between said country’s government and its people, between the government’s policies and the people’s unheard sentiment towards these. While useful in the theoretical realm in which politics take place, these generalizations create a distorted image of the foreign nation fed by assumptions and dangerously insensitive stereotypes.
It’s much easier for rulers to justify their actions if the adversary is made out to look like an irredeemable villain. 'White God' Director on Unleashing 250 Dogs on Budapest a. By Emily Buder | Indiewire March 23, 2015 at 2:23PM "White God" is unlike any dog movie you've seen before.
"White God" MoMA & Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce New Direct. By Zack Sharf | Indiewire January 21, 2015 at 2:04PM The nine official selections for the 44th edition of New Directors/New Films includes filmmakers from France, Austria, India and more. Drafthouse Films "The Tribe" With the 44th edition of the New Directors/New Films festival set for March 18-29, the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced the first official nine selections for the event dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent. Representing 11 countries from around the world, the initial nine selections include: "Christmas, Again"Charles Poekel, USA (79 min)A forlorn Noel (Kentucker Audley) pulls long, cold nights as a Christmas-tree vendor in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
"Court" Chaitanya Tamhane, India (116 min)Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai Film Festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. Ethan Hawke Does a Philip Seymour Hoffman Impressi. By Rosie Narasaki | Indiewire February 10, 2015 at 4:00PM Hoffman and Hawke: Which one draws comparisons to Marlon Brando? The answer might surprise you... The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far. By The Playlist Staff | The Playlist February 26, 2015 at 3:21PM As the dust cleared from our Best of 2014 features, 2015 previews and awards season coverage, we realized something terrifying: we’re now halfway through the current decade.
Five years have passed since the 2010s began, we’re all sixty months (or sixty two?) Older, and literally thousands of movies have hit theaters in that time. So what better time to take stock of the decade thus far? Box-office returns might have been dominated by superheroes, ice princesses and dystopian teen-on-teen murder, but once you look outside the multiplex (or even, very occasionally, within it), it’s clear that cinema is as healthy as it’s ever been, with everyone from A-list auteurs to foreign-language first-timers delivering stunning, boundary-pushing work. Meet the Designer Behind the Oscars' Gorgeous Title Card. Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys Get Biopic Treatme. By David Canfield | Indiewire February 25, 2015 at 2:11PM Paul Dano and John Cusack play younger and older versions of Wilson, while Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks feature in supporting roles.
Bobcat Goldthwait Thanks 'My Best Friend' Robin Williams.