Christopher Abbott emerges from the shadows, after abandoning his role in HBO’s Girls, with a bristling, raw performance as the title character in James White. This opportunity to venture into a far darker and troubled role has paid dividends as he displays an incredible range.
Adam Driver brings his passion project to the screen with the help of VICE magazine.
Bringing thought-provoking and impactful contemporary theater to US soldiers. That’s the mission of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization started by Marine-turned-actor Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). VICE News followed Driver and his fellow actors (including Joanne Tucker, Natasha Lyonne, Eric Bogosian, Peter Scolari, Sasheer Zamata, and many more) as they performed for military audiences in the US and overseas who more accustomed to visits by country cover bands and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
Charlie Kaufman, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, has returned with his first stop animation about a man who is struggling to come to terms with the mundanity of his life.
Liam Neeson has revealed the first picture for his upcoming film ‘Silence,’ directed by Martin Scorsese.
In a recent interview Neeson shed some light of the filming process. “[Scorsese] gives 200%. All he requires is that you give 100%. He’s intimidating,” Neeson explained at the Los Cabos Film Festival (via Variety), adding that he lost twenty pounds for his role. “He requires absolute silence on the set — if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him.”
Co-starring Andrew Garfield, Tadanobu Asano, and Adam Driver, the film follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and spread the gospel of Christianity.
The film hits cinemas in 2016.
James Ponsdolt’s The End of the Tour gives us two guys chatting for the duration of the film. It’s a beautiful, philosophical conversation that requires you to lean in and listen. If you invest in this film you will revel in the genius of its protagonist the author of the 1996 novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. Ponsdolt breaks away from the feel good romantic comedies of his earlier work and creates a pensive, moving tribute to an author who left us all too soon.
The Lobster is released in the UK and Ireland from 16 October.
The Lobster, which impressed critics at this year’s Cannes film festival, stars Colin Farrell as a man living in a dystopian future that requires all single people to find love or risk being turned into wild animals. The trailer shows Colin Farrell arriving at an institute for single people with a dog he claims is his brother who did not survive the same process. It looks like another hilarious concept from the innovative greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos, who also directed 2010’s ‘Dogtooth,’ which was a dark comedy about three teenagers confined to their parents’ isolated country estate, and it also explored a world of strict rules and regimes. Alongside Farrell, The Lobster stars Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Olivia Coleman. You can check out the trailer for ‘Dogtooth’ below.
With award season looming I’ve compiled a catalogue of the must see films this winter, from the possible award winners to the 3D adventures, I’ve left no stone left unturned. A trailer accompanies each summary so you can pick and choose what you’d like to see before venturing out to the cinema.
Indie favourite Brie Larson (Short Term 12) enters into award season with ‘Room.’ Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name, the drama concerns a young woman who is taken hostage and forced to raise a child in the confines of a windowless room. It sounds like a meaty role for Larson to get stuck into, but will it convert into awards success?
The official synopsis reads “‘Room’ tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Tremblay), a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named ‘Room.’ Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.”
Hats off to director Colin Trevorrow, who has managed to rejuvenate the Dino-franchise to somewhere close to its original former glory. Borrowing from it’s predecessor Jurassic Park (1994) it addresses the same simple premise. Just because mankind can, doesn’t mean it should. After a long wait the park is once again open for business.
Noah Baumbach’s latest solo effort since 2012’s Frances Ha, While We’re Young is a portrait of a middle aged couple stuck in a generational rut. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a couple who befriend twentysomethings Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried in an attempt to recapture their youth.