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adgy-san
November 11th, 2014, 03:37 PM
Looks like we recently lost this thread again, too.

Review: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Starring Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-jc-chandors-a-most-violent-year-starring-oscar-isaac-jessica-chastain-20141107)


"Margin Call" was about people who had all the money in the world, until they didn't; "All is Lost," was about an expert seaman who had total control of his journey until he lost it. "A Most Violent Year" feels like that vertiginous moment when you may have tipped your chair too far back, but extended to two hours: Is this when Abel triumphs? Is this where he falls? "A Most Violent Year" asks you to watch and listen and pay close attention; it also rewards that investment with subtle, real pleasures and provocations. Set in that messy place where crime, business, law and politics intersect ? which is to say, the real world ? "A Most Violent Year" is a slow-burn drama about what kinds of compromises you'll make in order to tell yourself you haven't compromised. [A]

Heard a lot of good things about this one.

adgy-san
November 12th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Review: Bennett Miller's Haunting & Tragic 'Foxcatcher' With Steve Carell, Channing Tatum & Mark Ruffalo (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-bennett-millers-epic-mythic-foxcatcher-with-steve-carell-channing-tatum-mark-ruffalo-20141111)


We’ve been anticipating "Foxcatcher" since forever, it feels like, and our expectations were sky high, and yet in almost every way this towering film exceeds them. The sweeping intelligence of Miller’s enormous movie feels like it will be feeding our minds for days to come and as the best of his films, it is also simply one of the best dramas dissecting contemporary America (despite its period) that we've ever seen. Like the fox hunts that are a recurring motif or like the munitions with which the du Pont family first made their fortune, the arc of this story tends inexorably towards senseless death, but Miller has taken this unthinkable crime and carefully, precisely, dazzlingly, thought it out. [A]

adgy-san
November 12th, 2014, 11:07 AM
AFI Fest Review: Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Starring Bradley Cooper And Sienna Miller (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/afi-fest-review-clint-eastwoods-american-sniper-starring-bradley-cooper-and-sienna-miller-20141112)


our or five stunning sequences, including an intense firefight finale set during a sand storm, prove Eastwood still has his own capable handle on cinema as well. But go for the person looking through the scope, and not Eastwood’s bland, trope-filled '80s actioner gathering steam in his view. [B-]

adgy-san
December 16th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Pawel Pawlikowski’s 'Ida' Wins Big At European Film Awards (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/pawel-pawlikowskis-ida-wins-big-at-european-film-awards-20141215)


Poland's Oscar entry, Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida," took home the major prizes — Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Screenwriter, Best European Cinematographer, and the People's Choice Award — in a near sweep of the European Film Awards, with Agata Trzebuchowska missing out on Best European Actress to Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night." Other wins of note include Timothy Spall for Best European Actor for his work in "Mr. Turner," and Steve McQueen honored with a World Cinema award.

Ida is on Netflix, by the way.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2014, 04:48 PM
First Trailer For KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER Is Haunting and Beautiful
Read more at http://collider.com/kumiko-the-treasure-hunter-trailer/#U25qosd3fwiDHbkz.99


I have yet to see Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter but I’m counting the days until I get the opportunity. The new film from writing/directing team David and Nathan Zellner (Kid Thing) is a riff on a popular urban legend about a girl who believes Fargo is a true story and goes searching for the money Steve Buscemi‘s character buried near the end of that movie. Of course the legend isn’t true (the young woman who died in real life wasn’t searching for the money), but the Zellners used it as a springboard for a film that looks like a fantastic examination of loneliness and obsession.

Hit the jump to check out the Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter trailer. The film stars Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, & Nathan Zellner. The score by The Octopus Project won a special jury award at Sundance. It hits select theaters on March 13th, 2015.

Read more at http://collider.com/kumiko-the-treasure-hunter-trailer/#U25qosd3fwiDHbkz.99

Are they making movies SPECIFICALLY for Adgy now?

ucsdguy1
December 26th, 2014, 03:38 PM
I watched Foxcatcher yesterday (I think it's a drama?)

Geezus what a downer. Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum were both really good. But my god, hard to sit through and when it ends I couldn't help feeling did I really need to see that??

ucsdguy1
December 29th, 2014, 10:53 AM
Unbroken was hard to sit through too!

spoiler alert








At least I got to see someone grab and kill a shark with bare hands from a life raft?


I quickly had to go home and put The Ref, Chasing Mavericks, and In Brugges on to get myself in a different mindset

adgy-san
January 16th, 2015, 01:19 PM
Review: Fast, Funny, And Incredibly Heartfelt 'Loitering With Intent' With Marisa Tomei & Sam Rockwell (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-fast-funny-and-incredibly-heartfelt-loitering-with-intent-with-marisa-tomei-and-sam-rockwell-20150115)


Rockwell and Tomei are obvious standouts, bringing a rawness and electricity that often goes untapped in their more mainstream material, and Geraghty (from "The Hurt Locker") shows major comedic dimension in a role that could have been plucked out of an Alexander Payne joint (and we mean that in the best possible way). If the movie is an extended hangout session, there could certainly be less fun people to spend your time with. It might be slight, but "Loitering With Intent" is fast, funny, and incredibly heartfelt. And sometimes that's enough. [B+]

Sounds like it's right in Rockwell's wheelhouse. I'm in.

jerseydevil
January 16th, 2015, 03:13 PM
ANARCHY Trailer: Director Michael Almereyda Fills William Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE with Bullets, Blood, and Bikers


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl1uKSJHtyA

jerseydevil
February 23rd, 2015, 10:17 PM
Richard Linklater Says a BOYHOOD Sequel Is Possible
http://collider.com/boyhood-sequel-richard-linklater/

jerseydevil
May 24th, 2015, 10:42 AM
CHRONIC Review | Cannes 2015
http://collider.com/chronic-movie-review-cannes-2015/


The applause at the end of the screening for Chronic arrived with a slight delay. Everyone seemed to be taken aback by the sudden, predictable, yet at the same time unexpected, ending. In this evocative film where silence speaks more than words, Mexican director Michel Franco paints a bleak study of man. It is quite straightforward: a nurse tends to his patients then goes on with his banal day-to-day activities. Yet there is more complexity as the story gradually unfolds...

...Raising certain ethical and moral questions (I won’t spoil), Chronic is intelligent and as deranged as Roth’s performance, one of the most transcendent in this year’s Official Selection.

Rating: A-


OOOh I'm a sucker for Tim Roth, and this sounds like a great tough watch.

adgy-san
May 26th, 2015, 04:35 PM
Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/cannes-review-justin-kurzels-macbeth-starring-michael-fassbender-and-marion-cotillard-20150523)


Nonetheless, this is remarkable movie, a scorched-earth rendering of a classic story that achieves importance without tipping into self-importance. Indeed, the scope of Kurzel's ambition for his sophomore film almost rivals that of his title character. But perhaps he heeded the advice of the second witch better than the mad King could: his "Macbeth" is "bloody, bold, and resolute," displaying a directorial confidence that is breathtaking and a peerless intelligence in interpretation (the staging of the Birnam Woods sequence is particularly inspired). In Kurzel's "Macbeth," the beautiful ferocity and complexity of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is reborn, forged in iron, blood, and fire. [A-]

jerseydevil
May 28th, 2015, 05:43 PM
ALOHA Review
http://collider.com/aloha-review/


It appears that Cameron Crowe scribbled out the idea for Aloha on a cocktail napkin during his vacation to Hawaii, and decided that was good enough. His latest film is so shockingly incoherent and inept that it borders on the surreal. Throughout the film, I found myself wondering, “What movie is this?” Not, “What am I watching?” which would imply that I was intrigued or curious. Instead, I was captive to a writer-director who has apparently lost touch with reality, proper storytelling, understanding character perspective, and pretty much everything that goes into making a compelling film.



Ouch.

LetTigerIn
May 28th, 2015, 06:25 PM
ALOHA Review
http://collider.com/aloha-review/



Ouch.

Kind of makes me want to see it.

jerseydevil
May 29th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Kind of makes me want to see it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9Tc4rHg2o

Here is the first 8 minutes...have at it.

LetTigerIn
May 29th, 2015, 01:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9Tc4rHg2o

Here is the first 8 minutes...have at it.

That was underwhelming. Maybe some D-Box would spice it up.

jccawdrey
May 30th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Aquarius was just O.K. Nothing special. The guy who plays Manson is way wrong. Creepy, but not creepy enough and needed to be greasier

jerseydevil
July 17th, 2015, 11:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRfj1VCg16Y

Drama? Western? Oscar Bait? you decide.

jerseydevil
July 22nd, 2015, 05:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p1MNB6TNQU

adgy-san
August 27th, 2015, 03:16 PM
All Hail Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In New Images And Posters From 'Macbeth' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/all-hail-michael-fassbender-marion-cotillard-in-new-images-and-posters-from-macbeth-20150827)

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/2d/a2/55777692472db66cfb6dd782b97e/macbeth-michael-character-poster-1.jpg

This looks like something that needs watching.

adgy-san
September 3rd, 2015, 02:06 PM
Trailer: Macbeth with Michael Fassbender (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/01/trailer-macbeth-with-michael-fassbender/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=017nWFKsshY

Woof.

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2015, 02:06 PM
‘Demolition’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Rebuilds His Life
http://collider.com/demolition-trailer-jake-gyllenhaal-rebuilds-his-life/


Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director Jean-Marc Vall?e new drama Demolition. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker who unravels after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. He begins sending complaint letters to a vending machine company that soon spiral into a series of letters that reveal startling personal admissions. A customer service rep played by Naomi Watts notices the letters and forms an unlikely connection with the stranger.

It’s tough to figure out what to make of this, tone-wise—it appears to have shades of earlier James L. Brooks—and the apparent undertone of “wife dying makes guy’s life better” is troublesome, but Gyllenhaal has been making some really interesting films lately, so I’m curious to see what he does with this character. Moreover, Wild was one of last year’s best films, so Vall?e makes Demolition a promising prospect as well.

jerseydevil
November 11th, 2015, 10:58 PM
AFI Fest: ‘Macbeth’ Review — Milking All Kindness
http://collider.com/macbeth-2015-movie-review-michael-fassbender/

jerseydevil
November 11th, 2015, 11:02 PM
AFI Fest: ‘Concussion’ Review — Not Hard-Hitting Enough
http://collider.com/concussion-movie-review-will-smith-nfl/

Guess we lost the SPORTS movies thread...

jerseydevil
November 14th, 2015, 03:31 PM
AFI Fest: ‘The Big Short’ Review — Adam McKay’s Passion Project Comes Alive
http://collider.com/the-big-short-review-christian-bale-afi-fest/

Never thought I would want to see a movie about banking...who knew?

jerseydevil
November 15th, 2015, 12:53 PM
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Aiming for Cannes 2016 Debut; Liam Neeson Lost 20 Pounds for Role
http://collider.com/silence-cannes-2016-martin-scorsese-liam-neeson/

Hopefully that explains those pics of Neeson looking sickly a few months ago...

jerseydevil
November 18th, 2015, 06:31 PM
Bill Hader to Star in ‘Empress of Serenity’ From ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Writer
http://collider.com/bill-hader-empress-of-serenity-jesse-andrews/


There’s already a lot to like about Empress of Serenity. Jesse Andrews, the guy wrote Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the screenplay for its movie adaptation, is making his directorial debut on this film, which he also wrote. Though it’s an original concept, it’s loosely inspired by A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by the late David Foster Wallace. To make this film even more appealing, funny man Bill Hader has been announced to star in the film.

Wallace’s book stems from an essay he wrote about his experience traveling on a luxury cruise ship for a week in 1955. Andrews’ story, however, centers on a man (played by Hader) who goes on a cruise to bond with his father, who in turn offers his son advice on his intimacy issues. Deadline included more details on the story, which sees this man as an animal rights lawyer who is shocked over the news of his mother’s death.

jerseydevil
January 14th, 2016, 01:33 PM
The ’13 Hours’ Paradox: Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie Is His Least-Propagandistic Yet
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/13-hours-review/

You know, I am no fan of Michael Bay in general, but there are a lot of snarky reviews of this movie where they seem to want to say it's not without merit...but they cannot help but bash, based on the man's body of work. If he made a good movie. SAY IT. Don't confuse things by letting your personal agenda get in the way. Some people are counting on the review to CLEARLY let them know if a movie is worth seeing or not.

jerseydevil
April 28th, 2016, 02:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5jeBvjcJe4

jerseydevil
May 12th, 2016, 07:21 PM
Vikander & Fassbender Steal a Baby, Break Hearts in New ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Trailer
http://collider.com/alicia-vikander-the-light-between-oceans-new-trailer/

Can't embed yet

jerseydevil
June 14th, 2016, 08:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKhFNgFdbDk

jerseydevil
August 2nd, 2016, 11:37 AM
Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Teaming for ‘Professor and the Madman’
http://collider.com/mel-gibson-sean-penn-professor-and-the-madman/

jerseydevil
August 26th, 2016, 09:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jLOOCADTGs

Oh good lord no...:12smile::yield::pssst:

Kaos
August 26th, 2016, 02:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUi0wlpFks

Kaos
September 7th, 2016, 10:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ik3-q1zxik

jccawdrey
September 8th, 2016, 04:37 PM
Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Teaming for ‘Professor and the Madman’
http://collider.com/mel-gibson-sean-penn-professor-and-the-madman/ You lost me at Sean P....

jerseydevil
September 9th, 2016, 12:42 PM
‘Nocturnal Animals’ Review: Stories of Your Life | TIFF 2016
http://collider.com/nocturnal-animals-review/


Nocturnal Animals didn’t hit me with the same emotional gut-punch as A Single Man, and yet it feels like a richer, more complex, and ambitious film that I think will stay with me long after this morning’s screening. Ford has taken the fatalism of the revenge genre and spun it into a reflection of regret and bitterness. It’s a movie that gets under your skin, into your bones, and leaves you feeling as trapped as its two doomed protagonists.

Rating: A-

jerseydevil
September 20th, 2016, 03:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9S0qeWm8Zo


In a bit of news that’s probably in no way timed to the unfortunately (and very personal) news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Allied, the action/drama/romance flick that stars Pitt opposite Marion Cotillard. The World War II-era picture directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight sees Pitt’s intelligence officer Max Vatan encountering French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) in Northern Africa in 1942. The war follows them both home to London where their reunion is further complicated.

jerseydevil
September 30th, 2016, 03:45 PM
Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon Teaming for Post-9/11 War Drama ‘Horse Soldiers’
http://collider.com/chris-hemsworth-michael-shannon-horse-soldiers/

Pretty sure I would watch Michael Shannon churn butter. Kinda one of my favorite actors these days. If you haven't seen The Night Before, it really is worth it just for his glorified cameo that steals the film.

jerseydevil
October 12th, 2016, 12:47 PM
‘Desierto’ Review: Good Action, Troubled Allegory
http://collider.com/desierto-review-gael-garcia-bernal/#poster

jerseydevil
October 21st, 2016, 09:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOsEU5oYpTA

jerseydevil
November 1st, 2016, 12:11 PM
Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is The Most Intense Depiction Of War Since ‘Saving Private Ryan’
http://uproxx.com/movies/hacksaw-ridge-review-mel-gibson/

jerseydevil
November 3rd, 2016, 11:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjPxlzjuLww

jerseydevil
November 3rd, 2016, 11:56 AM
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Review: The Passion of Desmond Doss
http://collider.com/hacksaw-ridge-review/#poster

jerseydevil
November 23rd, 2016, 10:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASU4wvY0CbE

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2016, 10:40 AM
‘Collateral Beauty’ Review: The Ugliest Movie of 2016
http://collider.com/collateral-beauty-review/

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2016, 04:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtwRy15GuF4

If it's half as wrenching as Berg/Wahlberg's Deepwater Horizon, it will be another great movie I'll never want to see again.

jerseydevil
December 21st, 2016, 01:39 PM
Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ Should Be Eight Hours Longer Than It Is
http://uproxx.com/movies/live-by-night-review/

jerseydevil
January 26th, 2017, 02:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsF9eogZJho

Looks pretty trite, but Michael Shannon is ALWAYS good, and he is supposed to be very good in this.

jerseydevil
March 2nd, 2017, 02:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnwgMYeaqr4

jerseydevil
March 30th, 2017, 09:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd60i3ZnLOE&feature=youtu.be

jerseydevil
June 15th, 2017, 09:18 AM
‘The Book of Henry’ Review: One of the Most Twisted Movies I Have Ever Seen
http://collider.com/the-book-of-henry-review/#colin-trevorrow


I will give Focus Features this: the trailer for The Book of Henry is not misleading. When I first saw it, I couldn’t believe that was the movie. How was a movie about a precocious, 11-year-old who’s helping to raise his little brother and his immature mom also a film about the mom trying to assassinate their next-door neighbor because he’s molesting his stepdaughter? Those are two completely different movies. It’s like blending Capri Sun with absinthe. And yet that’s pretty much the movie director Colin Trevorrow made. He plays Gregg Hurwitz’ script completely straight, and what could have been a story about a child unable to come to terms with evil in the world instead becomes a dehumanizing mess that rides its high concept straight to hell.



I'm in.

jerseydevil
August 8th, 2017, 12:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPEKXx_lAI&feature=youtu.be

jerseydevil
September 3rd, 2017, 02:07 PM
‘Woodshock’ Review: Kirsten Dunst Experiences Reefer Madness | Venice 2017
http://collider.com/woodshock-review-kirsten-dunst/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpscZ_YD-ns&feature=youtu.be

saw the trailer for this and earmarked it as a potentially interesting flick.
Despite the overwhelmingly negative review, still interested.

jerseydevil
September 16th, 2017, 09:25 AM
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Is A Rural, Podunk Masterpiece
http://uproxx.com/movies/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-review/

jerseydevil
September 27th, 2017, 09:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SzWAfsdZXY&feature=youtu.be

jerseydevil
October 5th, 2017, 09:29 AM
‘The Mountain Between Us’ Review: Falling in Love with Idris Elba Is the Only Logical Conclusion
http://collider.com/the-mountain-between-us-review/

jerseydevil
November 9th, 2017, 03:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jit3YhGx5pU&feature=youtu.be

Brace Yourself For The Deeply Dark Humor OF THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Review)
https://nerdist.com/three-billboards-outside-of-ebbing-missouri-review/

jerseydevil
February 1st, 2018, 02:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEVonh8bjC0&feature=youtu.be

jerseydevil
May 4th, 2018, 09:18 PM
‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Review: The Coming of Age Film We Need Right Now
http://collider.com/the-miseducation-of-cameron-post-review/

Kaos
May 6th, 2018, 12:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjRfjLjLolA

jerseydevil
July 23rd, 2018, 09:00 PM
https://youtu.be/1kBGxsyp__o

Kaos
September 20th, 2018, 03:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rlUe-Thvk

Kaos
September 20th, 2018, 03:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw-xrSQ7gkk

Kaos
October 5th, 2018, 04:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_QksSzK7sI

Kaos
October 17th, 2018, 10:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-j4wuEOPo

Kaos
January 23rd, 2019, 12:47 PM
James Gandolfini's son cast to play young Tony Soprano (https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/23/entertainment/michael-gandolfini-james-sopranos/index.html)

Kaos
April 30th, 2019, 01:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbyJignbSj0

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2019, 12:11 AM
https://youtu.be/IcG06hZooHM

orpheus
August 13th, 2019, 09:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AST2-4db4ic


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlZSxjOTmpI

Kaos
August 21st, 2019, 12:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsCNKuB93BA

Kaos
August 29th, 2019, 09:56 AM
In theaters for 3 weeks then moves to Amazon Prime.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0HSWuhLpNw

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2019, 03:56 PM
‘Calm with Horses’ Review: A Beautifully Tragic Tale of Dueling Loyalties | TIFF 2019
http://collider.com/calm-with-horses-review/

orpheus
October 5th, 2019, 10:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNYrYUiMfg

Kaos
February 6th, 2020, 02:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhtTc7R8yBk

LetTigerIn
February 6th, 2020, 03:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhtTc7R8yBk

Gavin O'Connor is a solid director, and this looks right in his wheelhouse.

Kaos
March 5th, 2020, 10:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNDIjrGpS0

jerseydevil
August 6th, 2020, 09:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSjtGqRXQ9Y&feature=youtu.be