Cannes 2016: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake Wins the Palme d’Or

Cannes 2016 Winners - I, Daniel Blake wins Palme d'OrCannes has long been a mainstay for Ken Loach on the festival circuit, with more than a dozen of his films making appearances there over the years. Ten years ago, he won his first Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. And yesterday he walked away from Cannes 2016 with his second Palme d’Or in hand for his very well-received drama, I, Daniel Blake. Continue reading

New Images of Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Kate Mara & Gary Oldman in Man Down

Kate-Mara-Shia-LaBeouf-in-Man-Down-sliceAfter working together nine years ago on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, director Dito Montiel and Shia LaBeouf have reunited to tell a very different kind of story in Man Down. Continue reading

TIFF 2015 Line-Up Adds I Saw the Light, Truth, Mississippi Grind, Mr. Right & More

TIFF-2015-adds-I-Saw-the-Light-Truth-Mississippi-Grind-MoreTIFF 2015 has added a slew of very promising films to its line-up, including the world premiere of I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen; London Fields, starring Amber Heard; and Mr. Right, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, which has been announced as the Closing Night Film of the festival. Continue reading

2015 Venice Film Festival Line-Up Led by The Danish Girl, Beasts of No Nation, Equals & More

2015-Venice-Film-Festival-line-upYesterday, we were to treated to the TIFF 2015 line-up announcement. Now the 2015 Venice Film Festival line-up has followed, delivering an equally promising array of films, including world premieres for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, and Drake Doremus’ Equals. Continue reading

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Midnight Line-Up & More, Led by Anesthesia, Maggie, Mojave & The Driftless Area

2015-Tribeca-Film-Festival-Line-Up-Adds-Spotlight-Midnight-Special-ScreeningsThe 2015 Tribeca Film Festival just got even more awesome. The festival announced the first half of its line-up earlier in the week. And now it’s back with the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings roster, and they’ve made the festival look even more promising than it already was.

Most interesting among the announcements is the world premiere of Henry Hobson’s Maggie. The film was due to premiere at TIFF last year, but Lionsgate bought the rights ahead of the festival and opted to pull it from the line-up, making its appearance in New York rather unexpected. Continue reading

‘War Never Ends Quietly’ – New Poster for David Ayer’s Fury with Brad Pitt

Fury-Poster-sliceDavid Ayer’s Fury has been picking up huge momentum in recent months, and Sony is sure to go big when it comes to campaigning for the Oscars. The film has all the ingredients the Academy loves – a story based on history, an outstanding leading man, and an impressive ensemble of rising and established stars alike.

The studio debuted an awesome new trailer earlier in the month, which strongly suggests Logan Lerman could become a Best Supporting Actor alongside Brad Pitt in the lead. And now Sony has launched a new poster, which looks like it will serve as the main theatrical one-sheet.

April, 1945.  As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

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