Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Every so often, a movie comes along that feels as if it’s been plucked from another era, discovered among a pile of film canisters from twenty years before. Such is the case with Dream Horse, a new family-friendly sports drama starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis that follows their attempts to get a small town racehorse to compete against the elite equestrians of Wales in a nationwide competition. If you’re looking for a new sports movie that feels like a throwback to something from the 1990s or early 2000s, or if you’d like to hear Toni Collette’s hardcore Welsh accent, be sure to check out the new trailer below.
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Jane (Toni Collette) is tired. Tired of working multiple jobs in small-town Wales, tired of her boring husband Brian (Owen Teale) who bums around watching TV all day, tired of taking care of her aging parents, tired of the drudgery her life has become. So when Howard (Damian Lewis), a former hotshot racehorse owner, becomes a regular at the bar where she works, Jane is inspired to try her own hand at raising a racehorse – but she needs some help to pull it off. Based on a 2015 documentary called Dark Horse, director Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse is an inspirational, winning sports drama about a small town with big hopes. Read More »
Update: Doctor Who and Happy Valley director Euros Lyn has been hired by TNT to direct the pilot of a television series based on Let The Right One In. Lyn also directed episodes of Daredevil, Black Mirror, Sherlock, Torchwood and Broadchurch. Learn about the Let The Right One In tv series, after the jump.
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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: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we try, and fail, to move out of our parent’s house, house ferocious animals in the middle of Harlem, get our haute bougie food on in Tokyo, murder some people for funsies, and peep the violent latest from the next director of the Sicario series.
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