It wouldn’t be Oscar season without a Colin Firth drama and since his Coens-scripted Gambit got pushed to 2013 we’ve got another film taking its place. While it doesn’t have distribution yet, Arthur Newman premieres at Toronto and the first still has been released, which one can see The King’s Speech Oscar-winner embracing Emily Blunt. The Dante Ariola film finds Firth as “a depressed divorce faking his own death and adopting a new identity,” who then “meets a troubled young woman (Blunt) who spurs him on to new heights of playacting during a cross-country spree of life-swapping and bed-hopping.”
We’ve also got the first look at Nick Cassavetes‘ latest drama, Yellow. Toplined by Sienna Miller, the looks to be quite a departe for the director who is coming off My Sister’s Keeper. Described as a “wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip,” the film follows “a young substitute teacher who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities.” Check out the looks below for the film also starring Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Heather Wahlquist and Melanie Griffith.
TIFF kicks off on September 6th.
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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