The Playlist

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 27, 2013 3:16 PM
  • |
  • 29 Comments
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.

Rachel McAdams Joins Wim Wenders' 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 20, 2013 4:14 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
In the works for about a year now, you may have missed the announcement, Wim Wenders' next feature film is now in front of cameras in the lovely city of Montreal. In addition to the previously revealed James Franco, the picture also bolstered its cast with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marie-Josée Croze. Now another actress has joined the picture, and one that makes the project all the more enticing.

Need Another Reason To See 'Frances Ha'? The Criterion Collection Adds The Film To Their November Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 15, 2013 5:51 PM
  • |
  • 11 Comments
November Criterions: France Ha, Zatochi
It isn't often that The Criterion Collection goes contemporary, and when they do, certain corners of the internet clutch their pearls, and cry in a cinematic rage (remember when Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" dared to be granted a wacky C?). Well, we're sure someone is going to fume that [insert random silent era director] isn't getting a box set instead, but we're pretty pleased that Noah Baumbach's big-hearted, sweet, observant and hilarious "Frances Ha" is coming to the collection.

Sarah Polley Joins Wim Wenders' 3D Drama 'Everything Will Be Fine,' Aiming For Berlin Premiere In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 10, 2012 11:05 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
With her latest, excellent directorial effort "Take This Waltz" headed to theaters this summer, writer/director/actress Sarah Polley is going to step back in front of the camera for Wim Wenders' first narrative feature film since 2008's little seen and not particularly well received "Palermo Shooting."

TIFF '11 Review: Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz' Has Insights And Edges Sharp Enough To Stab

  • By James Rocchi
  • |
  • September 12, 2011 3:15 AM
  • |
  • 14 Comments
In Sarah Polley's Toronto-set drama "Take this Waltz," Margo (Michelle Williams) stumbles across Daniel (Luke Kirby) on a business trip, only to find he lives across the street; despite being married to Lou (Seth Rogen), Margo can't stop thinking of Daniel. Or maybe it's because she's married to Lou that she can't stop thinking of Daniel … Following up "Away from Her," Polley's second film is sharply dividing critics and audience in Toronto: Many find it simultaneously exhilarating and depressing; others find it ugly and hateful; a third faction seems to be kicking against the film not for how it says what it says, but, instead, for what it says in the first place.

First Look: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen & Sarah Silverman In Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • July 26, 2011 4:40 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
More photos from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival of course. This one is the sophomore directorial effort by Canadian actor/director Sarah Polley (the very underrated "Away From Her") and is a relationship drama that stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and lesser-known Canadian actor Luke Kirby.

New Look: Seth Rogen & Michelle Williams In Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • May 17, 2011 5:00 AM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Considering that her directorial debut, "Away From Her," was extraordinary, earning its star, Julie Christie, an Oscar nomination (and really, she should have won the thing, beaten at the last by Marion Cotillard), we've been eagerly awaiting the sophomore film from Canadian actress Sarah Polley for quite a while now. The story of a young Toronto married couple, played by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, who struggle with monogamy and fidelity, the film also stars Sarah Silverman and relative newcomer Luke Kirby, and shot last summer in the Canadian city.

Poster, Stills & Synopsis For Sarah Polley's 'Take This Waltz'; Soundtrack To Feature Leonard Cohen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 4, 2010 5:05 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
More material culled the promo kits from the American Film Market.

Email Updates

Recent Comments