Emma Watson in The Bling Ring YouTube When we first saw footage of The Bling Ring , Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film about privileged youth gone wild, it was in a teaser with a blaring Sleigh Bells track and Emma Watson dancing suggestively in slow motion—and not much else. Based on true events (which were previously the subject of a Lifetime Movie ), the story centers on Watson and her fellow burglars, who gleefully robbed the homes of celebrities, among them Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan. Comparisons have already been made to Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers , another recent film about young women who unexpectedly take a turn for the larcenous. Now that we have at least a glimpse of Coppola’s approach to the subject matter, are such comparisons more than superficially apt?
Michael Haneke ( German pronunciation: [ˈhaːnəkə] ; born 23 March 1942) is an Austrian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for his bleak and disturbing style. His films often document problems and failures in modern society. Haneke has worked in television ‚ theatre and cinema . He is also known for raising social issues in his work. [ 2 ] Besides working as a filmmaker he also teaches directing at the Filmacademy Vienna .
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf ( French pronunciation: [lez‿amɑ̃ dy pɔ̃ nœf] ) is a 1991 French film directed by Leos Carax , starring Juliette Binoche and Denis Lavant . The title refers to the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris. The DVD of the film is released under its French title in the UK, as The Lovers on the Bridge in North America, [ 1 ] and, in a mistranslation of the original title, as Lovers on the Ninth Bridge (instead of "Lovers on the New Bridge") in Australia. [ edit ] Plot The film is set on the Pont Neuf in Paris Set around the Pont Neuf , Paris's oldest bridge, while it was closed for repairs, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf depicts a love story between two young vagrants Alex ( Denis Lavant ) and Michèle ( Juliette Binoche ).
Out of the three film festivals I attended this year (South By Southwest, Silverdocs, and the Toronto International Film Festival) came some movies that were reasonably easy to find, at least if you have an art-house theater and sometimes even if you don't: Silver Linings Playbook , Argo , Bernie , The Sessions , and so forth. But I also saw movies this year that are more elusive, and in some ways, those are the ones most worth highlighting. Maybe more meaningful than my top 10 favorite films of the year, here are 10 that you'll have to go out of your way for, but if you can find them, it will be well worth it.
From the gut-wrenching, step-by-step chronology of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to seafaring cultists practicing Scientology-like rituals in the wake of World War II to the 16th president twisting arms over the passing of the 13th Amendment, the best films of 2012 brought history to life with an extraordinary scrupulousness that still left room for vivid artistic expression. But searching for patterns in a best-of list like the one below does little justice to the films’ diversity and unruliness, and the many wondrous places movies took viewers this year, including the haunted landscapes of Turkey ( Once Upon A Time In Anatolia ) and Georgia ( The Loneliest Planet ), revitalized twists on the slasher ( The Cabin In The Woods ) and noir ( Killer Joe ) genres, and two vastly different takes on what love really means ( Amour , The Deep Blue Sea ).
Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. After starting her career with television guest appearances in the early 1990s, Williams achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek , which she played from 1998 to 2003. Williams graduated to full-length features, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), her first mainstream film ; Dick (1999), a comedy and Prozac Nation (2001).
Derek Cianfrance is an American film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor. [ edit ] Biography Cianfrance earned a B.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Colorado , studying under avant-garde filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon . At 23, he wrote, directed, and edited his first feature film, Brother Tied , which was well received at festivals including Sundance .
Mr. Saturday Night is a 1992 film that marks the directorial debut of its star, Billy Crystal . It focuses on the rise and fall of Buddy Young Jr., a stand-up comedian. Crystal produced and co-wrote the screenplay with the writing duo Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz . It was filmed from 1991 to 1992 and released on September 23, 1992, by Columbia Pictures . Co-star David Paymer received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor .
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