Fox Searchlight News

Review: Tom Hardy Makes 'The Drop' a Slow, Dark Ride Worth Taking Tom Hardy tackles yet another awkwardly-spoken eccentric (with something of a dark edge) in The Drop, and, once again he hits the role hard. That is to say, he owns it, and the crime drama elevates to something endlessly watchable with every line he speaks and every twitch his eye gives. With a screenplay from novelist Dennis Lehane and execution in guile from director Michaël R. Roskam, The Drop delivers a powderkeg of subtle intensity, suspenseful in all that it does and doesn't do.

Taking on another true story after his hugely successful Dallas Buyer's Club, Jean-Marc Vallée this time turns his lens onto the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman with a past who takes it upon herself to hike hundreds of miles on the Pacific Coast Trail. Shooting from a screenplay adapted by Nick Hornby, the scribe behind films like High Fidelity and An Education, Vallée once again shows his prowess at maintaining a deep visual intimacy with his characters.

The Drop Featurette – Rocco The Dog No, The Drop is not a family movie about a dog and his owner, this is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace and a bunch of boxers. As you can tell the boxers are not the kind that punch but instead the ones that bark and slobber all over your shoes. […] Read The Drop Featurette – Rocco The Dog on Filmonic.

Toronto 2014 Review: Roskam's THE DROP Is A Top Notch Crimer And Fitting Goodbye For Gandolfini Michael Roskam burst onto the scene three years ago with his Belgian bovine crime drama Bullhead. The film thrilled audiences from Berlin to Fantastic Fest and went on to score a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. We've been waiting patiently to see what Roskam would do next, and the film gods have smiled upon us as Roskam's sophomore outing is every bit the apt follow-up that Bullhead deserves. A taut crime drama in Roskam's signature slow burn style, The Drop announces Roskam to English language audiences in a big way.

Indie Trailer Sunday: Brilliant Argentinian Anthology Film 'Wild Tales' "Business or pleasure?" I just saw this film at the Telluride Film Festival and it was outstanding, worthy of being highlighted above and beyond the trailer, but I'll start with this since not that many people (outside of South America) have heard about the film yet. Wild Tales is a feature made up of six separate stories, an anthology film made by one director that focuses on the ridiculousness of modern society, and how it causes some people to snap. Each one is hilarious, each one is brilliantly conceived, each one has real characters and situations, and I loved every second of it.

Does our ego control us, or do we control our ego? Where can it/where does it take us? Will we fly or will we fall? Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film Birdman is easily lovable for many reasons - from its honest characters and original story to the technical prowess behind the lens and many layers of its style. It's also one of those films where there are so many moments, so many lines, so many scenes where as soon as I've watched them, I want to pause, rewind, and watch them again to delve deeper into the context.

Reese Witherspoon Delivers 'Legally Blonde' Message for #TeamWill Reese Witherspoon earns her angel wings this weekend, climbing into one of her old pink Elle Woods costumes from Legally Blonde to deliver a special video message to Will, a 4-year-old boy putting up a very tough fight against cancer. A little over a week ago, Reese was forwarded an email from Will's mom Julie. You can read it here:Legally Blonde is on the hospital TV and Will has been watching it, like four times a day. When he feels good enough to want something, he wants Legos and "The Pink Girl". He finds comfort in it and loves the Pink Lady.

‘Rosewater’ Review: Jon Stewart Gets Earnest With a Real-Life Story of Middle East Brutality Jon Stewart fans, here's the bottom line: Stewart's debut as a movie director, “Rosewater,” has little in common with his Emmy-winning day job as host of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” That's good in some ways, and not so good in others. “Rosewater,” which is expected to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival this week before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, is a solid, quietly involving work about political turmoil in the Middle East, and the toll it takes on a free press.

Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content