It’s been a long journey for Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be the Place. The Il Divo director first debuted his drama at Cannes 2011, where we were mixed, saying the film “has trouble finding its voice and the end result is a parody that becomes stricken with the same kind of boredom that its main character is suffering from.”
The character in question is a former rocker Cheyenne, played by a dolled up Sean Penn, with the film chronicling his journey across America to find a Nazi criminal. Despite all the divisive buzz, we’ve got a promising first trailer today heavily featuring music from David Byrne. If the story is not all there, it at least looks to be a visually bold feature. Check it out below for the film also starring Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch.
Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses “goth” and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn’t on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.
This Must Be the Place finally arrives in theaters on November 2nd, 2012.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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