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Mélanie Laurent's 'Breathe' & More Headed To Cannes Critics' Week

Aloft, Melanie Laurent
With the Cannes Film Festival lineup now out of the bag, it's time for the sidebars to do their thing, and Cannes Critics' Week has kicked things off today by unveiling their slate of films. The sidebar tends to focus on less established names, but on cinematic voices that could make an impact in years to come. So even if you don't know these filmmakers yet, chances are you soon will. Read More »

Review: Denis Villeneuve's Terrifically Haunting 'Enemy' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 13, 2014 5:05 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
At the risk of blatantly repeating ourselves, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve are on the cusp of a banner 2013 that is about to hit its crest. Their first-unveiled collaboration, the harrowing, Fincher-with-more-emotional-resonance crime thriller “Prisoners” has already bruised audiences in Telluride and Toronto (read our review here). But if “Prisoners” is the grimmest studio film you’ve seen since “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” then “Enemy”—chronologically their first collaboration—is the equally dark but more experimental and arty cousin. And a terrifically haunting one at that.

Watch: Discover The Women Of 'Enemy' With New Featurette & Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 2:07 PM
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Enemy
While Jake Gyllenhaal's dual turn is the center of "Enemy," orbiting around him are three women who are integral to the story. And they come to the forefront in this new featurette which provides yet another behind-the-scenes peek at the film.

Watch: Haunting First Trailer For Denis Villeneuve's Creepy Psychothriller 'Enemy' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 31, 2014 1:57 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Enemy
How much do we like "Enemy"? Well, you can read our praise right on the top of the new poster for the Denis Villeneuve-directed, Jake Gyllenhaal-starring thriller, or just pop on over and check out our A-grade review. Either way, if you've been reading the site, you know this one we've been blowing the trumpet for over the past few months.

Review: Old-Fashioned, Deeply Unadventurous 'Night Train To Lisbon' Starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 7, 2013 11:04 AM
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In the very finest tradition of Euro-pudding, director Bille August's "Night Train To Lisbon" adapts an international bestselling book, takes place against the picturesque backdrop of a European capital, is half-told in flashback through a turbulent and dramatic period of history, and stacks the cast with notable European thesps. These include: Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Lee, Tom Courtenay representing the U.K.; from Germany, Martina Gedeck and August Diehl; Bruno Ganz of Switzerland; Lena Olin of Sweden; and Mélanie Laurent from France. However, bar Irons, this Babel tower of actors all play Portuguese nationals, and so while the films is told through English, they all speak with Portuguese accents. Irons, however, plays Swiss, which obviously means he employs his usual mellifluous British tones. A little silly though all this is, it's not actually particularly injurious to our understanding of the story, but it does give you an idea of the messiness and, well, inefficiency of the approach.

'Day Of The Dead' Remake Gets A Director, Melanie Laurent Preps Second Feature As Helmer & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 26, 2013 1:04 PM
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No, you’re not imagining things. Just five years from a 2008 direct-to-DVD low-budget remake, a new cheap remake of George A. Romero’s “Day Of The Dead” is shuffling across our screens next year courtesy of Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films.

Watch: Mélanie Laurent Is Followed By Jake Gyllenhaal In New Clip From ‘Enemy’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 1:32 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
So far, the bromance between Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve is working out quite nicely. In addition to strong reviews, and some mild awards season talk, "Prisoners" opened at number one last weekend, marking a nice debut for the director's first Hollywood outing and a bit of bounce back for the actor. And the pair have another movie on the way, one that is decidedly different.

Watch: Teaser Trailer & Poster For 'Enemy' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 2:17 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
If there is any bromantic duo we want to see keep working together, it's Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve. This weekend, their searing and terrific "Prisoners" opens wide. But before they made that film, they first paired up on "Enemy," an ambitious mind-bender featuring Gyllenhaal in the two lead roles.

TIFF Review: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Is A Haunting Look At Our Dark Desires

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 8, 2013 7:00 PM
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  • 14 Comments
At the risk of blatantly repeating ourselves, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve are on the cusp of a banner 2013 that is about to hit its crest. Their first-unveiled collaboration, the harrowing, Fincher-with-more-emotional-resonance crime thriller “Prisoners” has already bruised audiences in Telluride and Toronto (read our review here). But if “Prisoners” is the grimmest studio film you’ve seen since “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” then “Enemy”—chronologically their first collaboration—is the equally dark but more experimental and arty cousin. And a terrifically haunting one at that.

Watch: Trailer For Magician Heist Movie 'Now You See Me,' With Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2012 7:41 PM
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Next summer is, as usual, going to be competitive; there's the usual mix of superhero sequels ("Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine"), animated sequels ("Monsters University,""Despicable Me 2"), R-rated comedy sequels ("The Hangover Part III") and just general sequels ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6," "Kick-Ass 2"). As such, original fare is going to have a trickier time of it, but Summit is getting started early with their magician heist movie "Now You See Me," debuting a trailer in front of their golden goose "Twilight" this weekend.

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