Twinning with “That’s Not Me” (2017) and filmmakers Alice Foucher and Gregory Erdstein
“That’s Not Me” from filmmakers Alice Foucher and Gregory Erdstein is the best movie featuring identical twins played by the same actor since Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze's “Adaptation.” It sports a fresh young cast and is set in Australia and Hollywood. It blends the sensibility of the Zucker Brothers, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and sings to the tune of Mel Brooks’ approach to comedy.
"Red Sparrow" looks like the Black Widow meets "Bourne" and that's a good thing
Director Francis Lawrence has reconnected with his “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence for a dark espionage thriller about a Soviet spy ring called ‘sparrows.’ These ‘sparrows’ are female spies trained to kill and seduce with the same proficiency.
Strong work ethic and “super-long” answers: writer/director Francis Lee on his bucolic masterpiece “God’s Own Country”
Embarking on this incredibly surprising and slightly overwhelming journey for a debut film has been completely unexpected for Lee, whose only goal was to make the film that he wanted to make and “not let anything happen to it.” Fortunately, “God’s Own Country” was nurtured by the British Film Institute and they allowed this new exciting voice total control.
20th Century Fox TV partners with Amazon Prime Video for International Distribution
Basking in the glow of Emmy-award winning series Amazon Prime Video has announced that it has signed a landmark international deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, to bring This Is Us and the forthcoming television adaptation of The Exorcist, to PrimeVideo.com. This deal gives Amazon Prime Video the exclusive streaming rights for both series across more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
SWEET COUNTRY GETS SWEETER RECEPTION WITH MORE ACCOLADES
Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” has won the Best Film in the Platform Competition at the Toronto International Film Festival. Fresh from taking out the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Thornton’s “spiritual epic” has gained yet another prestigious award on the the festival circuit.
Wright on Bogdanovich and McQuarrie on "Baby Driver"
It’s the movie of the moment Wright now (please lord forgive me for I know not what I pun). In the country to promote the Australian release of “Baby Driver” at a series of Q&A screenings, I had the privilege of having an interview 2:1 roundtable chat with Edgar Wright alongside The Reel Bits’ Richard (@dvdbits) Gray.
Best and Worst Films of 2017 So Far…
In the wake of Sydney Film Festival, where attendees binge of unreleased pedigree cinema from around the globe, I feel like I’m in the best position to assess some of the very best the year’s had to offer; and after seeing Johnny Depp and Michael Bay take a shit on the screens of my local multiplex, the very worst.
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley’s ‘Possible’ Top 3 #SydFilmFest 2017 Recommendations
If you love movies and you live in the Sydney region who definitely know that for twelve days in June the Sydney Film Festival makes it O.K to abandon life as you know it. Twirling the baton as the ring leader of our cinematic offerings for Sydney Film Festival is director Nashen Moodley, South African born wünderkind programmer and all round great dude who is back for his sixth year curating a blooming and eclectic movie playlist.
First Impressions of “Patriot”
Watching the latest Amazon Original Comedy Series “Patriot” from Steven Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “The Weather Man”), which is also produced by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy Stupid Love”, “Focus” and “Bad Santa”) I experienced not one but two ‘had me at’ moments.
Bow Down and Worship "American Gods" (2017): Reviewing Episodes One to Four
“American Gods” is a sensual opiate. A flood of rich textures of the American experience are conjured in dreams and memories that echo around the story of a conflict brewing. As ex-convict Shadow Moon and his mysterious employer Mr Wednesday trace the back road portrait of the surface of America the frenzied sacrifice that fuels the older gods are like dizzying visions into a world happening on the fringes of the world we know.
"I don't dream of Hollywood at all." An interview with Rebecca Zlotowski (Director of "Planetarium")
"I don’t dream of Hollywood at all."
Wait, what? That ever so mythical Hollywood. Is it not the centre of the filmmaking universe? That cultural imperialism has extended itself to the neutral positions in your mind. It immediately echoed Gabriel Byrne's Devil discussion with Arnie in "End of Days." He claims that God had a better publicist; evidently, Hollywood got the same people.
#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 11: ENOUGH SAID (2013)
Middle aged love can come with a lot of baggage. Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (James Gandolfini) meet at a swish Hollywood type party and are quick to establish they’re both not attracted to anyone, but then he asks a mutual friend for her number and they go on a super cute (“Did they make the music louder?” “No, you just got older”), albeit slightly awkward date.