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.
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
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Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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