While In Bruges was tightly wound and focused, Martin McDonagh’s sophomore effort, Seven Psychopaths is more of a spiralling series of darkly comic episodes that only gets thoughtful in the climax and even then it's never really meant to be taken seriously. It’s his crack at creating a violent cult comedy and thankfully he’s got the skills (and the cast) to pull off that trick.
We talked to Seven Psychopaths writer and director Martin McDonagh and its star Colin Farrell about their second collaboration following In Bruges, metafiction, the dark side of Los Angeles, and working with Christopher Walken and Tom Waits.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of the comedy Seven Psychopaths in Ottawa, Halifax, or Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00pm from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.
Since we don't get days off on weeks like this, here's part five of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Place Beyond the Pines, Seven Psychopaths, Hotel Transylvania, A Royal Affair, Thermae Romae, Smashed, Rebelle, and Laurence Anyways.
Nicolas Cage has a new movie in theatres tomorrow: Season of the Witch. The film was not screened for critics or audiences in advance, which is never a good sign for a film. However, maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised by Cage's turn as a medieval crusader returning home to fight the black plague. It sounds awesome. Instead of reviewing the new Cage film, Alan wanted to take this opportunity to revisit the 2003 Ridley Scott film and Cage-vehicle Matchstick Men. From obsessive-compulsive con artist to medieval crusader - what a range!
Director Duncan Jones had the following conversation with himself. Spoilers ahead. “Okay Zowie, so you want to make a movie, eh?” “Yes, I do.” “Well, what kind of movie do you want to make?” “I don’t know. I really like Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick. Maybe something in the science fiction genre?” “Alright, that’s a […]
Clips of the upcoming sci-fi film Moon have been circulating online for a few months now, but today brings the first real trailer for the movie. Director Duncan Jones has been touring the festival circuit for some time with Moon, where the film has garnered significant buzz. Looks interesting, I see shades of other science […]