Although it could use a more accomplished director at the helm, August: Osage County is a gleefully misanthropic, exceptionally acted dark family comedy from the same crazy writer who brought you Killer Joe and Bug.
August: Osage County Gala Director: John Wells Combing a collection of superstars slumming for awards, a TV director, and single location family dinner setting, August: Osage County sounds like easy awards bait worth dreading. That is unless you recognize the writer: Tracy Letts. He’s the man whose twisted imagination spun Bug and Killer Joe and […]
With films coming to home video two days this week (Tuesday and Friday) here's part one of our look at the latest releases including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Total Recall, Premium Rush, and Arbitrage.
It certainly can't be recommended for everybody, but for keen viewers familiar with a stomach for pitch black humour and a cast of irredeemable characters, William Friedkin and Tracy Letts' Killer Joe might be one of the best movies of the year.
We talk to master filmmaker William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection about his latest film Killer Joe, and the casting of Matthew McConaughey, his working relationship with playwright Tracy Letts, his thoughts on the NC-17 rating, what he thinks movies are missing these days, why he doesn't make many films, the writing of his memoirs, which Hollywood classic he never liked, and the status of two of his films that have never surfaced on DVD in this in-depth interview.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to see an advance screening of Killer Joe in Toronto or Vancouver on Thursday, August 9th at 10:00pm.