Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Derek Cianfrance Talks The Pain Of Editing, The Influence Of 'Napoleon' & 'Psycho' & More In 'Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • September 14, 2012 2:57 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
“I'm interested in telling stories about families,” Derek Cianfrance, the director of “The Place Beyond The Pines,” said this week during the Toronto International Film Festival, where his hotly anticipated drama finally premiered to much acclaim. Cianfrance stormed Sundance in 1998 with “Brother Tied,” a picture that was critically acclaimed at the festival, but then vanished afterwards. It wasn’t until twelve years later that he returned with his sophomore feature effort, “Blue Valentine,” a searing family drama about a marriage in irreparable decay, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, which put him squarely back on the map.

Discuss: Is Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Typical Oscar Bait, Or Is There Something More?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 14, 2012 12:14 PM
  • |
  • 20 Comments
With TIFF peaking earlier this week, by far the biggest story of the past few days has been last night's debut of the trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Probably one of the most anticipated films of the year, the match-up between America's most beloved filmmaker and its most legendary President has seemed like a potent one ever since the project was announced seven years ago. And a casting change -- swapping out Liam Neeson for two-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis -- and a star-laden list of supporting players, only made it seem more and more like the film could turn out to be a major achievement.

September DVDs You Should Know About Including 'The Game,' A Trio of Mario Bava Horrors & More

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • September 13, 2012 12:58 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Another month, another slab of worthwhile home video titles gunning for your hard-earned American dollars. This month's slate is an eclectic bunch, featuring cult classics, revenge thrillers, forgotten French films at one point lauded for their complexity and artistry, oh, and Michael Douglas. Read on for the best best in home video for the release of September!

Superheroes, CGI Bears & Channing Tatum: The Box Office Year To Date

  • By Matthew Klekner
  • |
  • September 12, 2012 6:15 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
By now you’ve probably heard that summer movie attendance reached the lowest point in the past 20 years (and indeed, this past weekend saw the worst total gross among the top 10 in at least four years). This may come as a surprise to you, but it actually fits into the historical pattern playing out before our eyes. Declining domestic attendance is the new normal and we should all get used to it.

10 Potential Breakout Actors Of The Fall Film Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 11, 2012 12:05 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
One of the most exciting things about the coming of the fall movie season is the chance to see some new talent emerge from some of the prestige fare that'll be hitting theaters in the next few months. Last year, for instance, saw the likes of Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen and Felicity Jones go from virtual unknowns to, if not household names, than certainly performers whose next moves would be watched closely.

Selena Gomez Worried About Her Fans, Harmony Korine Aspired For The “Poetry Of Surfaces”: 'Spring Breakers' At TIFF

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • September 9, 2012 11:31 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
“I’m tired of seeing the same thing every single day...there’s more than just Spring break,” Selena Gomez laments in Harmony Korine’s latest feature. “It’s your chance to see something different.” The rather orthodox (well at least for Korine), “Spring Breakers,” which premiered in Venice last week (read our review here), makes its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. In our review we called the picture a "semi-conventional genre flick and a future cult favorite.”

Keira Knightley Discusses The Challenges Of Playing 'Anna Karenina,' And Having A Little Fun On Blockbuster 'Jack Ryan'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 9, 2012 10:30 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It's almost amazing to think at this point – she still feels like an ever-rising star – but it's been over a decade since Keira Knightley first made an impression on screen. She first came to notice in British thriller "The Hole" in 2001, aged only 16, the following year co-starred in crowd-pleasing comedy "Bend It Like Beckham," and the next year headlined Disney mega-blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl." And although she's attracted more unwarranted bile than many of her contemporaries, she's also continued to impress as an actress, starting with an Oscar nomination aged only 20 for "Pride & Prejudice" (the fourth youngest in history in the category).

19-Year-Old Director Emily Hagins Talks 'My Sucky Teen Romance,' Making Movies About Teenagers & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • September 8, 2012 12:25 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
It’s not often that a 19-year-old girl is profiled on E! News, Filmmaker Magazine, and teenaged periodic staple Seventeen Magazine – especially one who’s a filmmaker with a penchant for telling stories dealing with zombies, ghosts, and most recently vampires. Emily Hagins caught our attention when she was the subject of the 2009 documentary “Zombie Girl” (which currently can be seen on Netflix Instant Play), that chronicled the making of her bloody feature-length zombie film “Pathogen,” that helped put this Austin, Texas resident on the map of many cinephiles, all while she was at the very tender age of 12.

Venice Wrap: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 7, 2012 4:10 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
The Venice Film Festival is done for another year. Actually, that's far from true: the festival doesn't wrap up til tomorrow, when top gong Golden Lion, and other prizes, will be awarded. And since we departed on Wednesday, a few more high-profile films have been unveiled, including Brillante Mendoza's "Thy Womb" (word on which is fairly middling), Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" (which we hear is the actor/director's best since "Quiz Show," and Brian DePalma's "Passion" (thanks to Jamie Dunn for reviewing that for us on the Lido).

The 10 Best Films To See In September

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 5, 2012 11:12 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
While you might be bummed you can't make it to Venice, Telluride and TIFF, over the next four weeks, there will be plenty of movies hitting theaters that are not only just as buzzworthy, but will be heading to cinemas following their splashy premieres around the world. So to help you along your way, we've picked ten films that are unspooling in the next 30 days or so that will likely to be worth your time and hard earned dollars. So with no further ado…

Email Updates

Recent Comments