Danny Boyle just bolstered the cast of his new thriller Trance, which will shoot later this year, then go dormant until late 2012 while the director works on the London Olympics, before finally being completed next fall for release sometime in 2013. James McAvoy is already set to play an accomplice in a botched art heist, and now he will likely be joined by Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Read More »

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When Keira Knightley or Natalie Portman stars in a luxury fragrance commercial, she gets one gorgeous love interest. But when Vincent Cassel appears in one, he gets three. As part of his duties as the “face” of Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme cologne, Cassel recently reteamed with his Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to shoot this ad, in which Cassel goes on the prowl on one eventful night in Paris. Watch it after the jump.

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/Filmcast Ep. 129 – True Grit and Black Swan

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This week, David ChenDevindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley deliver their thoughts on two of this year’s most critically acclaimed films, debate whether or not the Coens have ever done a “straight genre exercise” before, plus offer a crazy theory about the real meaning of Black Swan and speculate on where Aronofsky’s career might be headed next. Thanks to all our listeners, sponsors, donors, and subscribers for an exciting 2010! Check back in a few days for our Top 10 Movies of 2010 in this week’s /Filmcast: After Dark.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We are off until January 9th. Join us then at Slashfilm’s live page at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST, where we’ll be reviewing Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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Update: we’ve updated the post with more reviews.

Darren Aronofsky‘s ballet thriller Black Swan premiers tonight at the Venice Film Festival. The first press screening just got out and I can’t express how jealous I am of everyone who has seen it. The initial buzz is now online, and is available below. Hit the jump to read excerpts from the reviews and tweets from the festival-goers and critics in Venice.

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Fox Searchlight has released the first teaser trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s upcoming Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel. Check it out after the break. If you were afraid that Aronofsky making a ballet movie was a step in the wrong direction, this should quickly change your mind. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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Darren Aronofsky‘s latest film, Black Swan, is already slated to open the Venice Film Festival on September 1 and will appear at the Toronto Film Festival only days later. Now Fox Searchlight has set a general opening date for the film that befits its status as a presumed Oscar contender: Black Swan will hit US theaters three months after the Venice premiere, on December 1. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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Briefly: Despite the fact that he lost Christoph Waltz, I’m seriously interested in David Cronenberg‘s new film, which is now called A Dangerous Method. Production Weekly reports the title change for the film, which is based on Christopher Hampton‘s play The Talking Cure. Filming starts next month and will take place in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich.

The cast remains great, even without Waltz: Michael Fassbender plays Carl Jung, Viggo Mortensen replaced Waltz as Sigmund Freud, and Keira Knightley is Sabina Spielrein, the patient seen by both men. Vincent Cassel also appears. I’d love to see this make the Toronto Film Fest, but that’s probably over-optimistic. Look for the film in 2011, most likely.