Best viewed on the largest screen humanly possible to capture the scope and grandeur of every frame, Gravity is exactly the kind of blockbuster filmmaking mainstream audiences deserve but never get. It could very well over time gain the same kind of cultish notoriety as King Kong or Jaws in terms of delivering the goods to the viewer and giving audiences just enough to chew on to analyze it afterwards and view it again and again.
Gravity Special Presentation Director: Alfonso Cuaron Following a prolonged absence from the director’s chair after the remarkable Children of Men, Cuaron has finally returned with Gravity and the result demands the use of descriptors like “astounding” and “groundbreaking.” As a visceral viewing experience and space simulation, there’s simply never been anything like this before. Continuing […]
And now, all the film, game, and comic news that’s fit to print. Gremlins might be getting the reboot treatment, Cuarón's Gravity gets a release date, Dead Island: Riptide offends with crass Collector's Edition, fan campaign gets JRPG localized, the X-Men become an all-female team and the internet loses its shit, and DC Comics cancels a boatload of titles.
In Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the most catastrophic events that befall the main characters happen off screen, making it a kind of glossy kindred spirit to the more youth oriented romance Like Crazy and the much beloved cult drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Payne creates a story about privileged people dealing with real world issues without a sense of detachment or boredom. Sofia Coppola should see this film and take notes.
With his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney reasserts himself as one of the best actor-directors working today. As a throwback to the political potboilers of the 1970s and 80s, Ides doesn’t break any terribly new ground, but much like Clooney’s previous directorial efforts it is a solidly constructed and tightly paced film with great performances from an all star cast.
Two of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival's biggest (or at least its most star-studded) gala presentations take place today: the Brad Pitt n' baseball crowd-pleaser Moneyball and the George Clooney directed political thriller The Ides of March, starring Ryan Gosling. Our Andrew Parker has seen both films and lets us know whether or not these celebrity-filled galas are worth the rather hefty price of admission.
It's that time of year again! With the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, the festival group today announced the first batch of special presentations and galas.