Coming off her quaint romantic drama Cairo Time, director Ruba Nadda is adding a few more thrils for her next project, Inescapable. Taking her star Alexander Siddig with her as lead here, the Toronto International Film Festival premiere sees the actor in Damascus, Syria attempting to find his daughter, who has disappeared with little trace.
While the few stills above and below, along with the first trailer, hint at a twist on Taken, hopefully Nadda is able to inject more palpable drama with this story. Marisa Tomei‘s odd accent is a bit distracting, but compared to the Liam Neeson thriller, I appreciate a seemingly deeper backstory with our lead. Check out the trailer below for the drama also starring Joshua Jackson.
TIFF kicks on September 6th.
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
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 [...]
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