Sight & Sound mag picks The Social Network best of 2010

Because of a 5-way tie at the bottom of the list, Sight & Sound has come up with more of a Top 12 list this year, but The Social Network is at the top either way. It’s a little surprising considering the UK mag’s usual international slant, but then not really a shock when you (read…)

Carlos (2010)

“My name is Carlos. You may have heard of me.” – Edgar Ramirez in Olivier Assayas’ Carlos (This review refers to the 3-part, 330 minute version of Carlos. A 166 minute version is also available) Olivier Assayas’ epic Carlos is a long but always fascinating ride that paints an entertaining and occasionally thrilling gloss on (read…)

Clip: Olivier Assayas’ ‘Carlos’

I’m not crazy about the current trend of running clips of movies before they come out, but it seems like awareness of Olivier Assayas’ (Summer Hours) epic Carlos isn’t as high as it should be so here you go: a spoiler free clip of Carlos the Jackal and his minions taking hostages during the 1975 (read…)

Trailer/Poster: Olivier Assayas’ epic ‘Carlos’

Apple has the trailer (streamable after the jump) for Carlos, Olivier Assayas’ upcoming epic about the infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Here’s the Apple blurb: “From the acclaimed director of IRMA VEP and SUMMER HOURS, Olivier Assayas, comes an explosive new work of astonishing scope; an epic portrayal of the notorious revolutionary and terrorist, CARLOS(played (read…)

Assayas’ ‘Carlos’ scheduled for Cannes

Olivier Assayas’ 5 1/2 hour biography of the 1970s Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez who came to be known as ‘Carlos the Jackal’ has been added to the Cannes out of competition line-up. Planned as a three-part television broadcast in France (and at one time planned for a March release on IFC cable), a two-hour (read…)

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