Trailer: Abbass, Dafoe & Pinto in Schnabel’s “Miral”

Yahoo has the trailer for Julien Schnabel’s Miral starring Hiam Abbass (The Visitor, Lemon Tree), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), Willem Dafoe and Vanessa Redgrave. Alas, this story revolving around the lives of several women over the course of 50 years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict hasn’t been greeted with (read…)

Mini-review: Daybreakers (2010) **

This stylish attempt to shake up the vampire genre is a curiously leaden time-filler that wastes a talented cast.

AFI Fest: Fantastic and not-so-fantastic


Satanic Mr. Fox

With people trying to turn “Chaos Reigns” from Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist into a t-shirt friendly catch phrase, it was probably inevitable that some smarty would make the connection between Antichrist, Willem Dafoe, talking foxes and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox… and now Peter Debruge has. It’s not embeddable, but it’s sort of funny. Check (read…)

AFI Fest to open with ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox has been announced as the opening night film of AFI Fest 2009 which runs in Hollywood from October 30 to November 7. The film featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson opens in limited (read…)

Character Posters: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Empire, the obligatory character posters for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox which opens November 13th. This one is facing a bit more flack lately than Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are (can we have a moratorium on the word “twee” now? Please?), but my enthusiasm is still running high. (read…)

TIFF ’09: Vampires, Vikings and Trash Humpers

A look at TIFF reviews of Daybreakers, Valhalla Rising, I Don Giovanni and Trash Humpers

Trailer #3: Antichrist

There’s been a new trailer for Lars von Trier’s vomitacular Antichrist up at Apple for at least 4 hours now and I’m apparently the only person on god’s green earth who can get it to play. I even had to rip off the above trailer cap from AICN because I couldn’t make one myself. You (read…)

Antichrist: Now in Vomit-O-Rama!

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist causes viewer to vomit in Toronto.

Venice ’09: Tornatore, Solondz and a surprise Herzog/Lynch

Grace Zabriskie, Michael Shannon and Chloe Sevigny make a surprise Venice appearance in Werner Herzog’s My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done presented by David Lynch Here are a few more highlights from the 66th Venice Film Festival ongoing as we speak. Based on the trade reviews, Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime is the (read…)

Trailer: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Freaky goodness from the minds of David Lynch and Werner Herzog. “Why is the whole world staring at me?”  I know, right? I have no idea when My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done opens, but I can’t wait. In case you haven’t been following this film at LiC, you can get a few (read…)

Willem Dafoe teams up with ‘John Carter of Mars’

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of the first of 11 Mars set Edgar Rice Burroughs novels.

Coming in time for Halloween: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’

Antichrist will be released in NY and LA on 10/23/09

Antichrist video game: a nightmare version of Myst!

Lars von Trier’s controversial Cannes entry The Antichrist might be adapted into a videogame?

‘Antichrist’ uncensored in the UK

With its scenes of genital mutilation, it was assumed that the most talked about film at Cannes this year could not be released to the public without some editing, but distributors and censors in the UK are apparently a little more enlightened. James Dennis is reporting for Twitch that Lars Von Trier’s controversial Antichrist has (read…)

Lars von Trier plays critics like a fiddle while Cannes burns

Are those the Cannes critics he’s humping her on top of? O Cannes buzz. How I love to ride your currents, winding this way and wending that. A couple of observations before launching into yesterday’s films: Originally I thought Jane Campion’s Bright Star was on people’s lips as the Palme D’Or favorite, but more and (read…)

Trailer B: Antichrist

Here’s another trailer for Lars von Trier’s creepy-cabin-in-the-woods story starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. I’m liking it. It seems to mix some of the creepiness and foreboding of J-Horror with something else altogether more Lars von Trier-y.

Trailer: Antichrist

Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the latest from Lars von Trier. Creepy. No US distributor yet, though.

Review: Adam Resurrected (2008) **

Jeff Goldblum in Adam Resurrected I never realized how much I missed Jeff Goldblum (The Big Chill, Independence Day), the leading-man. Since the start of the 2000’s, he’s been playing second fiddle, supporting characters in 2006’s Man of the Year and 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the latter in which he had a (read…)

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