The Mule may not be the type of movie you’d expect from Leigh Whannell, who wrote Saw, Dead Silence and Insidious and has cowriter, costar and executive producer credits here. It’s not a horror movie, rather it’s a crime thriller (and dark comedy) about a simple man trapped in a hotel room by police officers who are trying to get him to evacuate the… Continue reading Leigh Whannell Talks the True Story Behind 'The Mule,' Writing Its Grossest Scene, and More
This roundup is in addition to full TIFF 2011 reviews of Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, and discussion of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin in Girls on Film.
Your Sister’s Sister
Your Sister’s Sister is simple, but not in any reductive way. Much… Continue reading Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook has a new gig: Appearing in the “Watch What You Watch” public service announcement and campaign. The star of the 1999 teen comedy-drama She’s All That has joined forces with fellow stars, including Felicity Huffman and Geena Davis, and organizations including the Creative Coalition and the Girl Scouts in a campaign [...] Continue reading Felicity Huffman Rachael Leigh Cook Front “Healthy Media For Youth” Campaign
CANNES, France (Reuters) – British director Mike Leigh’s family story “Another Year” and French religious drama “Of Gods and Men” are seen as favorites to win the coveted Palme d’Or for best film at this year’s Cannes festival. The 12-day cinema showcase on the French Riviera winds up with Sunday’s awards ceremony which will determine which of … Continue reading Mike Leigh and monks vie for top Cannes film prize