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Watch: New Teaser Trailer For Terrence Malick Produced Abraham Lincoln Biopic 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2014 2:20 PM
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The Better Angels
It may look, sound and feel like a Terrence Malick film, but aside from a producer credit, the upcoming "The Better Angels" is actually the work of editor and second unit director-turned-writer/director A.J. Edwards. But certainly, after logging time on "The New World," "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder," he's learned a few things about Malick's approach and has put them to use.

Tom Hiddleston Moves Into Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise,' Ewan McGregor Spends 'Last Days In The Desert' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 9:23 AM
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Tom Hiddleston Ben Wheatley HIgh Rise
Prolific as he is, Ben Wheatley's films to date generally haven't featured much in the way of star power, but it was only a matter of time until bigger names started circling his work. And indeed, his next effort will find Loki himself coming along for the ride.

Sundance Review: Terrence Malick Produced ‘The Better Angels’ Starring Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger & Brit Marling

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2014 11:16 AM
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The Better Angels
Working closely under the tutelage of Terrence Malick for several years now, editor and second-unit director turned writer/director A.J. Edwards (who has worked on "The New World," "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder"), might have been better advised to get out from under the shadow of his mentor for his feature-length debut, “The Better Angels,” which is content to bask adoringly under the silhouette of his teacher. Perhaps intended as loving homage, the film instead borders deeply on self-serious parody, practically utilizing a checklist of every stylistic trope Edwards’ cinematic guru uses – hushed ponderous voiceovers about the nature of life; a gliding camera; intrusive, dancing wide-angle shots; jump cuts; dancing in fields – and one by one employing them all without a trace of ironic self-awareness.

Exclusive: Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels' Sees A Great Future For Abe Lincoln

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 11:08 AM
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The Better Angels
While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" showed us the president as an already great man striving to do good in a country divided by war and race, the forthcoming Sundance drama "The Better Angels" will look at the events that turned him into one of the most iconic leaders in American history. And under the guidance of producer Terrence Malick, it's sure to be something very special.

First Look: Diane Kruger & Jason Clarke In Terrence Malick-Produced, Black-And-White Lincoln Biopic 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 4:35 PM
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The Better Angels
While "Knight Of Cups" and "Untitled Music Scene Movie That Probably Won't Have Christian Bale In It Anymore" are still out in the wild, waiting to be completed, for those aching for some more Terrence Malick, this one affiliated project that will get your 2014 off to a happy start.

Review: Messy & Muddled Sci-Fi Romance 'Mr. Nobody' Starring Jared Leto

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 3:16 PM
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We're sure when writer/director Jaco Van Dormael first came up with the premise for "Mr. Nobody," his first film since 1996's "The Eighth Day," it seemed like a fresh and original idea. Certainly we were intrigued back in 2009 by the time-spanning tale about a man who wakes up in the year 2092 to find himself 120 years old, the oldest man in the world and the last mortal in a world where nobody dies. But, unfortunately, a number of other films have come along in the interim of the long-delayed film—"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," "The Fountain," "Inception,""Cloud Atlas"—that have also flirted with the territory of time, memory, fate, destiny, and love. To be certain, even if those films never existed, it wouldn't make the achingly juvenile "Mr. Nobody" any better, but the fact that they do only makes the flaws in Dormael's film stand out even more.

Watch: Trailer For Gerardo Naranjo-Directed FX Series 'The Bridge' With Demian Bichir & Diane Kruger

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 16, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailers for the networks' fall shows are upon us (more on that later today), and here's a daring direction for a new show: a remake of a Scandinavian crime drama! No but really, FX's “The Bridge,” a trailer for which just arrived on Indiewire, looks interesting: a police procedural featuring the police of two different countries working on the same case, after a body turns up at a Texan border crossing between the US and Mexico.

First Look At Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger In Remake Of 'The Bridge' From 'Miss Bala' Helmer Gerardo Naranjo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2013 10:06 AM
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If can you weren't aware, Danish television is currently having a bit of a moment. Last month, New Yorker did a fascinating profile on the country's television industry and the popularity of their shows at home and more importantly abroad, with the politically minded "Borgen," "The Killing" (duh) and "The Bridge" all gaining fervent fans. And with "The Killing" already been taken down the remake route, next is the "The Bridge" (there is a separate UK remake in the works too) being brought to life by "Miss Bala" helmer Gerardo Naranjo. And now we have a first look at what he's been up to.

Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch & Diane Kruger To Star In Chris Eigeman's 'Midnight Sun'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2013 8:43 AM
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Even though he didn't feature in Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress," the last year or so has seen the director's muse Chris Eigeman, who starred in "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days Of Disco," become rather more visible again. There's the potential of a reunion with his favorite director in the works, and Eigeman's been cropping up on TV in the acclaimed likes of "Girls" and "Bunheads" in the last twelve months, but it looks like the comeback might be complete, as Eigeman's prepping his second directorial feature, and has attracted a pretty impressive cast.

Diane Kruger & Anton Yelchin Are Working '5 To 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 1:56 PM
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One of the benefits of living in Montreal (as this writer does), is being able to get a bit of European flavor, and around here the "cinq-a-sept" is sacred. The term (meaning five-to-seven) describes the after work hours in which co-workers, friends and colleagues share drinks and laughs before heading home. And as the setting for a romantic comedy, it's a pretty good one.

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