Ben Mendelsohn News

Christian Bale Watched Life of Brian To Prepare for Exodus: Gods and Kings

3:34 PM 10/3/2014 by Fred Topel
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Christian Bale is playing Moses in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. At a Los Angeles event showing early footage from the film, Bale spoke about taking on the role of Moses. He surprised the press when he revealed his biggest inspiration was the Monty Python biblical spoof.

Black Sea

Posted July 9th, 2014 by Binh Ngo


AFM: Sienna Miller Joins Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's 'Mississippi Grind' – EXCLUSIVE: Sienna Miller will star with Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn in Mississippi Grind, the next film by Half Nelson’s Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. Production starts in New Orleans in January. Electric City Entertainment’s Jamic Patricof & Lynette Howell are producing with Tom Rice & Ben Nearn of Sycamore Entertainment. 9 years 3 weeks ago via jetli

Review: Adore (Family Romance: Enter With Caution)

12:26 PM 8/29/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
A French/Australian coproduction, Adore is as much a moving add for Australian tourism as it is a recommendation to avoid the natives.

Ryan Reynolds To Star In 'Mississippi Grind' – EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Reynolds has been set to star with Ben Mendelsohn in Mississippi Grind, the next film for writer/directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. The film focuses on a gambler on a losing streak who teams with a younger gambling addict, hoping to change his luck. They road trip through the South hoping fortune will smile upon them. 9 years 21 weeks ago via jackiechan

New Photos & Behind-The Scenes Looks From 'Place Beyond The Pines' – "If you ride like lightning, you're gonna crash like thunder," Ben Mendelsohn warns Ryan Gosling in the trailers and spots for "The Place Beyond The Pines," and indeed, the twists and turn in Derek Cianfrance's upcoming film sometimes come and go like a storm in the night. You know the basics already: 9 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan

The Place Beyond the Pines

Posted February 19th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

The Place Beyond the Pines is the new movie from the director of Blue Valentine. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle performer. While passing through Schenectady, NY, he learns that a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), has given birth to their son Jason. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family.

Review: Killing Them Softly love-hates America

4:53 PM 12/4/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
We’re nearing the 2008 Election and starving crook Frankie (Scoot McNairy) just gave up his working class aspirations and returned to the Dry Cleaner with “all the angles.” There he learns about a card game they can heist while someone else takes the fall. Bigger than honor among thieves is justice among criminals, and in this Boston equivalent (the film was actually shot in New Orleans) Dillon (Sam Shepard) is the name spoken in hushed tones.

How to Catch a Monster

Posted September 7th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Two brothers find an underground city during one of their adventures.

Cannes: "Killing Them Softly" Amusing and Confusing

1:54 PM 5/22/2012 by popcorn
Killing Them Softly
I’m divided on “Killing Them Softly” a film by Director Andrew Dominik – the director of a previous critically acclaimed film that the general U.S. audience did not appreciate, The Assassination of Jesse James... Killing Them Softly on the surface is enjoyable and entertaining. It has moments of awkward and shockingly funny humor about sex with animals, men and women; comments about treating the mobster world as a corporation; and comments that tie the current political landscape with the gangster world.
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