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Eva Green & Jordan Scott Talk Putting The Pieces Together In 'Cracks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2011 3:44 AM
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Jordan Scott Eyeing A 'Ghost Story' For Her Next FilmEXCLUSIVE: You would think that a feature film directed by the daughter of Ridley Scott and the niece of Tony Scott, starring Eva Green no less, would generate a fair amount of buzz. But, for whatever reason the movie gods have dictated, "Cracks" is only now rolling out in theaters via IFC; a long time since it premiered at TIFF way back in 2009. And that's really a shame. The film is being slept on by critics, the very same ones who usually beg and fawn for this kind of movie. Featuring an ensemble of complex female characters led by Green, the film easily conjures comparisons to "Picnic At Hanging Rock," "Heavenly Creatures" and "Lord Of The Flies." It's a crackling dark drama of the kind they just don't make very often.

In Theaters: 'Paul,' 'Limitless,' 'Lincoln Lawyer'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 18, 2011 3:21 AM
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While the film cool kids kick around Austin at the SXSW festival, eating queso and barbecue and drinking 'ritas and tweeting about all the rad awesome movies they're seeing, we've got to console ourselves with the offerings at the cineplex this weekend. Fortunately, it's not all crap! We even get a SXSW treat in the form of "Paul," the Two Dudes and an Alien road trip comedy. Also in theaters: Bradley Cooper in the sci-fi pharmaceutical pic "Limitless," Matthew McConaughey returning to his courtroom roots in the "Lincoln Lawyer," and Sundance fave, Tom McCarthy's "Win Win."

Review: 'Cracks' An Elegant, Dramatic Debut By Jordan Scott

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 3:16 AM
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As the niece of Tony Scott and daughter of Ridley Scott, there's no doubt that director Jordan Scott has filmmaking in her blood, but for her feature debut, the helmer has taken on a subject matter far removed from the usual tentpole ready, popcorn spectacle of her father and uncle. "Cracks," which debuted at TIFF way back in 2009 and is finally getting a release thanks to IFC Films, is a film that seems curiously not to be getting the attention it deserves and we're not sure why. Assured and elegant, "Cracks" is a complex character study about the illusions we build that keep us from slipping out of sanity.

Trailer Roundup: 'Hoodwinked Too!,' '11-11-11' & 'Cracks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 9:41 AM
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A little bit of trailer roundup to kick off your week for a few films that -- in the case of the first two "Hoodwinked Too!" and "11-11-11" -- would otherwise fall by the wayside with us unless we found a quick way to deal with them, and in the case of the last one "Cracks," a gentle reminder that the film is on its way and is worth tracking down. So grab a coffee, lock your office door and check 'em out.

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