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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If there was any doubt that Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly could do justice to the legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, that doubt is cast aside by the latest clip released from the biopic Stan & Ollie. The two comedy actors do their darndest to respectfully portray two of the most famous comedians of all times, the Classic Hollywood film legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the newest Stan and Ollie clip, which features Coogan and Reilly giving an impressive show of physical comedy.
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Laurel & Hardy were one of the most famous duos of all time. While their antics on-screen were light, fun and hilarious, behind the scenes, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had some serious drama between them as they came to terms with the end of their careers. That’s what the new biopic Stan & Ollie focuses on, following the duo (played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly respectively) as they embark on a variety show tour in the United Kingdom in 1953, and a new featurette takes a closer look at this touching story.
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Call Me By Your Name was adored by critics last year, and it rode that wave of acclaim all the way to a worthy Best Picture nomination. The film unfolds in Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where a teenage boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet) becomes enamored with an American graduate student (Armie Hammer) who comes to study and live with his family. They share a summer full of food, surprising romance, and, of course, music. And that music will be getting a special release on vinyl later this year.
The Call Me By Your Name soundtrack, featuring original songs by Sufjan Stevens, will be getting a Limited Peach Season Edition vinyl release with a peach-colored 2xLP set, including record sleeves that smell like peaches. Just make sure you don’t try to do with these records what Elio does with a certain peach in the movie.
Find out how you can get the Call Me By Your Name peach vinyl below. Read More »
Put Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll in a room, and you’ve got yourself one of the most talented, charismatic rooms in Hollywood. It’s too bad that The Seagull, Michael Mayer‘s plodding, histrionic adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play of the same name, puts that talent to waste.
Mayer and screenwriter Stephen Karam enthusiastically try to modernize an 1896 romantic drama that is steeped in the subtext and social environment of Chekov’s Russia. And while the camera swings with lively verve and the lush, picturesque setting lends a dreamy quality to the film, the many colorful characters are still stuck in a story that feels like it’s over 100 years old. At the end of the day, Bening and Ronan can only do so much, and The Seagull becomes a comedy of errors without the comedy.
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We’ve known that Call Me By Your Name, last year’s romantic indie drama from director Luca Guadagnino, was going to get a sequel for a little while now. The filmmaker has mentioned it a few times, but only in vague terms – until last Sunday night on the Oscars red carpet. There he revealed some new Call Me By Your Name sequel details, and seemed to confirm that actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet will return to reprise their roles. Read More »