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.
Film has always been inherent to hip-hop superstar RZA, whether it be the numerous samples from classic martial arts movies that appeared in a variety of Wu-Tang Clan songs, or his acting and scoring collaborations with Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Though his latest film, Brick Mansions, sees him taking on an antagonistic role, allowing [...]
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]