The latest trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming film “Birdman” has got us flying high this fine Friday afternoon. It is a strange, squawky peek at the man formerly known as Birdman (Michael Keaton), an actor who gave up the franchise biz to do, well, whatever superheroes do when they hang up their tights. In this case, Keaton’s character… Continue reading The 'Birdman' Trailer Delivers a Strange, Squawky Peek at the Michael Keaton Flick (VIDEO)
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Grand Piano – Magnolia – Blu-ray and DVDDirector: Eugenio MiraCast: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishe, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech. Full cast + crew
When people say something is Hitchcockian, they’re usually not using the reference properly and simply describing a suspenseful thriller. Grand Piano is Hitchockian in the truer sense: It’s a meticulously crafted piece of filmmaking that’s wholly committed to a highly specific, somewhat outlandish premise. Elijah Wood plays… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Grand Piano' Delivers in a True, Hitchcockian Way
A few days into the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we have another big disappointment but also an out of nowhere favorite among the competition titles. Also, an anticipated sequel gets raves, as does Robert Pattinson.
Atom Egoyan’s latest stars Ryan Reynolds as a man whose daughter has been abducted, and it seems to be another dud from the once-great Canadian… Continue reading Cannes in 60 Seconds: Robert Pattinson Receives Strong Reviews; A Once-Great Filmmaker Delivers Another Dud
There’s this uncomfortable, punishing sadness that you can’t stop feeling while you watch Gabriel, and all of it comes from Rory Culkin’s tremendous performance as the film’s driver, pushing us along a slippery road littered with bad decisions and good intentions. Yeah, you don’t feel great watching this movie, but it’s great how much it actually makes you feel. You feel for Gabriel and you… Continue reading Rory Culkin Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in 'Gabriel'