Although he was part of the Cannes jury this year, Pulp Fiction star Tim Roth also led a drama that debuted during the Critics’ Week section. From first-time director Rufus Norris, Broken is a coming-of-age tale following a north London girl (Eloise Laurence) whose life is surrounded by violence in the neighborhood.
Written by Mark O’Rowe (Boy A), who re-teams with Inception and Sunshine star Cillian Murphy after the overlooked Perrier’s Bounty, the first international trailer is actually quite promising. Although the film seemed to get overlook during the busy, packed festival this spring, I’d be interested in checking out what looks to be a cross between Fish Tank and last year’s Tyrannosaur, or even Neds. See the trailer below thanks to First Showing.
Broken hits theaters in France this month with no US distribution yet.
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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