Following in the recent steps of Christian Bale and his lead part in Chinese war epic The Flowers of War, Hollywood stars Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins have gone and done the same. The duo play an American journalist and Catholic priest, respectively, in the drama that that follows a famine that occurred during World War II.
Directed by Feng Xiaogang, whose last film Aftershock was one of the highest grossesers ever in the native country, we’ve got the first few stills and the first English-subtitled trailer today. It definitely has an amazing scope with its action scenes, not unlike the Bale-led war epic, but unfortunately that one didn’t resonate at all with US audiences. Hopefully things translate better for this one here in the US and one can see the trailer below.
Back to 1942 arrives in China this November with no US distribution yet.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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