Or: a couple of short reviews I had penned and linked together in one of my patented “just made up on the spot” combinations, namely that they are both products of 2005, they are both depressingly cynical and nihilistic modern reflections of the long history of their respective genres, they are both the first fiction feature films of their respective directors, and they, respectively, fit into the genres I’ve covered in the past couple months: the western and film noir. 1,196 more words
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“I’ve always maintained that the pace of any film is never a deterrent. Unless, of course, the pace allows you to catch the movie red-handed in the act of manipulating your senses; in this case, it’s a completely different story, and also – in a lot of major places – a failure in the artistic attempt of filmmaking. 304 more words
Note: This review does go into spoilers, but I feel I needed to in order to explain some of the film’s redemptive and misunderstood qualities. 1,264 more words
Wow. It must be a stretch for Shia LaBeouf to play a dumbass kid who gets in way over his head, right? Lawless stars him as one of three brothers who run a moonshining trade in rural Virgina during Prohibition, and it was the last mainstream film he’s been associated with. 4,043 more words
Open Road Films will release John Hillcoat’s police thriller “Triple Nine” on Sept. 11, 2015.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars alongside Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. 63 more words
Open Road Films has staked out an awards season release date for Triple Nine, setting a September 11, 2015 nationwide release for the heist thriller directed by John Hillcoat and featuring a serious ensemble cast. 125 more words