Having recently wrapped up production in New York City, the first look at our highly-anticipated next film from James Gray (Two Lovers, We Own the Night) has arrived. Low Life follows a woman (Marion Cotillard) who immigrates from Poland to America, but her life takes a turn for the worst as she gets wrapped up with a pimp (Joaquin Phoenix), all while a magician (Jeremy Renner) attempts to befriend her.
These first stills from French magazine Liberation (via The Playlist) feature the immaculate production design we’re used to from Gray, as we get this initial glimpse of the recreated 1920s New York City. Their article also notes influences from Italian architect Carlo Mollino and Robert Bresson’s classic Diary of a Country Priest, as well as paintings by Everett Shinn and George Bellows, which all build toward a “religious” feel. Check out the full article for more, as we expect this one to land later this year after a fall festival debut.
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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