After being dissected in a trio of documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, as well as one by Amy J. Berg and Peter Jackson, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan provided his take on the true story of the West Memphis Three with the narrative drama Devil’s Knot. Led by Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, the response out of the Toronto International Film Festival premiere was quite mixed, but we landed on the positive side.
Our full review said, “Egoyan draws on primary source material to document this miscarriage of justice, telling the story, like his earlier films, on grainy video and in beautifully lensed images by Paul Sarossy. Devil’s Knot draws on themes Egoyan has explored before, from the lost youth of Next of Kin andAdoration, the family tragedies at the core of Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter and themes of investigation and inquiry that have dominated his filmography.”
Set for a Canadian release on January 24th with no U.S. date from Image Entertainment yet, check out the trailer, poster and over twenty photos below for the film also starring Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola and Amy Ryan.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
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In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]