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In Theaters: 'Celeste And Jesse' May Be A Romantic 'Total Recall' That Will Cause You To '360'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 3, 2012 9:56 AM
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Hey hey hey! The dog days of August are upon us, which means summer is both at its peak (temperature-wise) and nigh complete (vacation time-wise). There are just a few more weeks to squeeze in those action-packed, costume-rife, voice-modulator-studded blockbusters – at least until Christmas – so let’s make the most of our time, shall we? Meanwhile, the limited releases include a riff on the classic rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” and a movie about getting pregnant that isn’t directed by Judd Apatow. Until next week, enjoy your local theater’s air conditioning!

Review: Fernando Meirelles' International Love Story '360' May Leave His Fans Heartbroken

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 31, 2012 10:01 AM
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In a photo studio in Vienna, a sleazy photographer (Johannes Krisch) is coaxing a young Slovakian woman, Mirkha (Lucia Siposová), into posing for her first nude pictures. We soon find out this man is also a pimp, and the pictures are for luring clients on the internet. Her younger sister Anna (Gabriela Marcinkova) tries to persuade her to reconsider but Mirkha has her mind made up. She needs the money and wants to change her life. Her sister intones through darkly humorous voiceover, “If there’s a fork in the road, take it.” It’s a highly provocative opening for what ends up being just a so-so anthology of interwoven tales, even though director Fernando Meirelles ("City Of God," “The Constant Gardener”) assembles an impressive international cast for stories spanning Vienna, Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix.

Watch: New Clips From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' & Fernando Meirelles' '360'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 3, 2012 6:50 PM
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Our own Oliver Lyttleton saw “Killer Joe” last year in Venice and was impressed enough to award the film with a B+ rating. After its U.K. release last weekend this writer was able to catch the film and was similarly impressed, so it’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that we are able to write about another clip for the film debuting online ahead of its limited U.S. release on July 27th.

Watch: New Clips For Fernando Meirelles' Relationship Drama '360' Starring Jude Law & Rachel Weisz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 1:00 PM
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Infidelity, heartbreak, sex and more unspool and reverberate in Fernando Meirelles' "360," an ensemble drama looking at men and women and how they love. With the movie now available on VOD, a couple of clips have landed online to give you a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Watch: Trailer For Fernando Meirelles' Multi-Threaded Relationship Drama '360' Starring Jude Law & Rachel Weisz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 2:24 PM
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Though it boasted a script from the venerable Peter Morgan ("The Queen," "Frost/Nixon") with an all-star cast and Fernando Meirelles ("City Of God," "The Constant Gardener") at the helm, "360" was coolly received when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. But there are just too many intriguing elements to ignore, and with the film arriving in theaters later this summer, a new trailer has landed giving a good overview of the flick.

LFF '11: 'The Queen' Scribe Peter Morgan Says He's Not Necessarily Done With Tony Blair Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 18, 2011 7:03 AM
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'360' Writer Tells Us Freddie Mercury Biopic Is Waiting For Sacha Baron Cohen, Motor Racing Won't Be Focus Of Ron Howard's 'Rush'Exclusive: Getting two Oscar nominations in two years tends to make your inbox a little fuller than it was before, so it's no surprise that picking up nods in 2007 for "The Queen" and 2009 for "Frost/Nixon" has made Peter Morgan one of the busiest screenwriters around. The British director has since worked with Tom Hooper and Clint Eastwood, as well as penning Fernando Meirelles' latest, "360," which opened the BFI London Film Festival last week.

Magnolia Will Take On Fernando Meirelles’ '360' But Don't Expect An Awards Season Push

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 13, 2011 3:48 AM
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One of the bigger disappointments of the festival season this fall was Fernando Meirelles' "360." The drama boasts a terrific ensemble including Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Foster, in a retelling of the classic Arthur Schnitzler play “Reigen” that chronicles the simple decision by one man to remain faithful to his wife and how it creates a ripple effect on various people worldwide, opening a window into modern relationships. But unfortunately, the promising concept failed to deliver, with the movie premiering at TIFF to mostly lukewarm reviews from audiences and critics alike. It wasn't immediately picked up in Toronto, but with the film opening the BFI London Film Festival yesterday, a deal is in the works with Magnolia to distribute the movie in the U.S.

Watch: First Clip From Fernando Meirelles’ '360' Starring Anthony Hopkins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2011 3:14 AM
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Unfortunately, Fernando Meirelles’ "360" had a rough premiere at TIFF just a couple of weeks back. Technical glitches delayed the single press screening by more than an hour, which caused scheduling problems for many people, who had to bail on seeing the picture. And at the splashy red carpet event for the movie, screenwriter Peter Morgan reportedly bailed on the Q&A, infuriated by the sound problems during the screening. When the reviews finally came back, the response from both critics and audiences were muted at best. Well, here's hoping things go a bit more smoothly for the film when it opens the BFI London Film Festival next month, and for those of you who will be attending, here's small taste of "360," courtesy of the fest.

TIFF '11 Review: Fernando Meirelles' International Love Story '360' May Leave His Fans Heartbroken

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 13, 2011 3:00 AM
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In a photo studio in Vienna, a sleazy photographer (Johannes Krisch) is coaxing a young Slovakian woman Mirkha (Lucia Siposová) into posing for her first nude pictures. We soon find out this man is also a pimp and the pictures are for luring clients on the internet. Her younger sister Anna (Gabriela Marcinkova) tries to persuade her to reconsider but she has her mind made up. She needs the money and wants to change her life. Her sister intones through darkly humorous voiceover “If there’s a fork in the road, take it.” It’s a highly provocative opening for what ends up being just a so-so anthology of interweaving tales, even though director Fernando Meirelles ("City Of God," “The Constant Gardener”) assembles an international cast with interwoven stories spanning Vienna, Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix.

'The Descendants,' 'Shame,' 'The Artist' Head Full Line Up For 55th BFI London Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 7, 2011 1:01 AM
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'The Ides Of March,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' 'Carnage,' 'Wuthering Heights' & More Also IncludedWe're really getting into the thick of festival season by now. Telluride is long departed, things are winding down in Venice (we're here for another 24 hours, but it's starting to look like a ghost town), and The Playlist team head off to Toronto this afternoon. But there's plenty more on the way in the months to come. Only this morning, AFI Fest revealed that it would open with the premiere of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," and shortly afterwards, the full line-up for the 55th BFI London Film Festival has been announced.

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