With a final reveal of titles for Toronto International Film Festival 2012, comes another batch of new looks. First up we’ve got our first peek at Penn Badgley donning the shoes (and guitar) of the late Jeff Buckley. Directed by Dan Algrant, Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the young singer and “his struggle to make peace with his late father Tim’s legacy while preparing to perform at a tribute concert to the late singer-songwriter, in this stirring drama about the prelude to the tragically short-lived singer’s creation of his monumental album Grace.” Also starring Imogen Poots, you can check out the stills above and below.
We’ve also got the first two looks at Henry Alex Rubin‘s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Murderball, as he heads into the narrative dramatic field with Disconnect. One can see stars Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton and Alexander Skårsgard below in the film that “explores the impact of the internet on our daily lives through a series of gripping, cunningly interwoven parallel narratives.” The drama also stars Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Max Thieriot, Colin Ford, Jonah Bobo and Norbert Leo Butz.
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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