After bit parts in both Seven Psychopaths and The Dark Knight Rises this year, actor Ronnie Gene Blevins is set for a major breakthrough. According to Variety, the star has been chosen by David Gordon Green as the villain role in his currently-in-production drama Joe.
Blevins will be joining Nicolas Cage and The Tree of Life star Tye Sheridan in the drama scripted by Gary Hawkins from Larry Brown‘s novel. While Blevins will take on the villain role of Willie Russell, Cage plays an ex-con who becomes a role model to Sheridan’s 15-year-old Gary Jones. The film follows the duo “together they try to find a path to redemption and the hope for a better life in the rugged, dirty world of small town Mississippi.”
With this one currently in production and his secretly shot project Prince Avalanche with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch aiming for a Sundance debut, chances are we could see two films from the director next year. Both are seemingly a return to form after Green experimented with a trio of comedies in Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter.
Are you looking forward to Green’s next project?
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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