Billy Crystal is still kicking around. He’s been laying pretty low for the most part, starring in small productions like The Comedian, Untogether, and Standing Up, Falling Down, usually playing a funny father figure. Now the comedian is keeping that tradition going strong in a new film, and he’ll be joined by one of the most popular comedians at the height of their career.
Here Today finds Billy Crystal starring as a veteran comedy writer who forms an unlikely friendship with a New York lounge singer played by Tiffany Haddish. What starts as a meeting neither of them really asked for turns into a a charming bond that will change both of their lives. If that sounds cheesy, you’re absolutely right. Watch the Here Today trailer below. Read More »
Luke Wilson is the latest actor to take the lead of a ragtag sports team in an inspiring drama full of life lessons. Heading all the way back to the time of The Great Depression, 12 Mighty Orphans follows the true story of a team of Fort Worth orphans known as the Mighty Mites and their surprising journey to the Texas state championships. We also would have accepted Remember the Mitans or Any Orphan Sunday. Anyway, watch the 12 Mighty Orphans trailer below. Read More »
The French Exit trailer is here, and it wants you to know one thing: Michelle Pfeiffer is great. Perhaps you didn’t need to be reminded of that (I sure didn’t), but that seems to be the film’s biggest selling point. “Hey, Michelle Pfeiffer is in our damn movie!” this trailer screams. “Isn’t that cool?” Yes, it is. In French Exit, Pfieffer plays a once-wealthy Manhattan socialite who loses her money and flees to Paris with her son, played by Lucas Hedges. Watch the French Exit trailer below.
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What if Pixar’s Soul was an existential arthouse drama? That sounds like the premise for Nine Days, the Sundance darling by first-time director Edson Oda which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in the Dramatic section at the Park City film festival. Winston Duke stars in Nine Days as a guide for unborn souls before they make their way into the human world. Watch the Nine Days trailer below.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
The Father earned rave reviews out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and from all accounts, it seems as if Anthony Hopkins is going to be in contention for another Academy Award thirty years after he won the trophy for playing Hannibal Lecter in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs. In this movie, Hopkins plays an elderly man who slowly begins to lose his grip on reality, while fellow Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) plays the daughter who’s trying to make sure he’s properly cared for. Read More »
In 2006, Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly premiered his second feature film, Southland Tales, at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience did not react warmly to his hugely ambitious movie, and the film was drastically re-cut before hitting theaters in late 2007, when it failed to make much of an impact. But among film fanatics, the movie has been a much-argued-about talking point for more than a decade.
Kelly has only directed one other movie since then (2009’s The Box), but he recently revealed that he and his team have completed a 4K restoration of the infamous Cannes cut of Southland Tales, and that he still intends to direct a Southland Tales prequel which features both animation and live-action. Read his latest update below. Read More »
A couple of months ago, when we were putting together our “best of the decade” coverage at /Film.com, I not only put Whiplash on my list of 10 personal favorites of the past ten years, but I also highlighted the film’s climactic drum solo as one of the best movie moments of the entire decade. It’s a dynamic, cathartic, visceral piece of filmmaking from writer/director Damien Chazelle, but it also raises an interesting question: if the end result of immense suffering for your art is that you become a legend, is all of that suffering worthwhile?
Six years after the film’s initial release, Music.Film Recordings is releasing Whiplash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition, an album which contains not only composer Justin Hurwitz’s original music and classic jazz numbers, but a bunch of exciting contemporary remixes of those tracks and some unreleased material from the movie as well. /Film is happy to be premiering one of those remixes, Timo Garcia’s upbeat version of “Caravan,” and I had a chance to speak with Hurwitz about this new deluxe edition of the soundtrack, that big question posed at the end of the film, and much more. Listen to the track and read the full interview below. Read More »
A gorgeously shot family drama that takes place in the sun-dappled European countryside that stars Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, and Brendan Gleeson? How could we say no? Frankie, directed by Little Men‘s Ira Sachs is film about a family coming to terms with grief and a matriarch that, fittingly, no one can say no to, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Watch the Frankie trailer below.
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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for After the Wedding, director Bart Fruendlich‘s remake of Bird Box director Susanne Bier’s 2006 movie of the same name. Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams lead the cast, playing two women who find themselves linked by a mysterious shared history and who must grapple with the revelations of that history during a particularly stressful time in both of their lives. Check it out below.
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This weekend brings Stan and Ollie to select theaters in New York and Los Angeles before the film expands in the coming weeks. There has been plenty of praise for the film, especially when it comes to the lead performances by John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan, but if you need to be convinced to see this story about the later years of the classic comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy, a new batch of clips should do the trick.
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