Oct 092015
 

colin-farrell-and-rachel-weisz-in-the-lobster

Winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, the new film and English-language debut from the idiosyncratic mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (Alps, Dogtooth) is a deadpan absurdist satire of modern romance that could only have come from the Greek auteur.

In the near future, single citizens are sent to a hotel where they have 45 days to pair off with a mate – or be turned into the animal of their choosing and hunted in the woods. Reviews suggest thatThe Lobster is fiercely, unmistakably Lanthimos: surreal, grimly funny and strangely moving.

The Lobster features an all-star cast including Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seyoux and John C. Reilly, and comes to limited Australian cinemas from October 22. Check out the trailer below:

NSW – Dendy Newtown, Palace Verona

VIC – Cinema Nova, Palace Brighton Bay

ACT – Palace Electric

QLD – Palace Centro

WA – Luna Leederville

TAS – Hobart State Cinema

SA – Palace Nova East End (From October 29 following Adelaide Film Festival screening)

Mar 232015
 

The fifth Mission Impossible film has a name and a teaser trailer. Tom Cruise would like you to all know that he still has abs – I’m pretty sure it’s in his contract that he must be shirtless in at least on extended scene.

Jokes aside the film looks fun. I enjoy the high-octane action in this series and like Ethan’s sensibilities – he’s somewhere between the cockiness of Bond, and the down-to-earth seriousness of Bourne.

The [short] official synopsis for the film is as follows: “Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization, as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.”

The film is set to be released in Australian cinemas on August 6, 2015.

Jun 252013
 

the turning

The first teaser trailer for Tim Winton’s The Turning has been released, and it is intriguing.

Tim Winton’s The Turning, a film adaptation of Tim Winton’s best-selling novel ‘The Turning’, consists of 17 chapters that each features a different director and cast. Under the guidance of curator Robert Connolly (Balibo), first time filmmakers Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham make their directorial début amongst acclaimed directors such as Warwick Thornton and Justin Kurzel.

There is a lot of talent among those working on this film and I’m always interested to see how films with multiple directors are woven together. Producer Robert Connolly comments, “We came upon this idea of extending a personal invitation to seventeen great creative minds to interpret one chapter each and asking them if any of the stories particularly spoke to them, affected or resonated with them.”

The film will première at the upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival.

Check out the teaser below.

Apr 252013
 


 
Is it just me, or is this trailer off the charts awesome? I’m a huge fan of Sofia Coppola’s films and I cannot wait for this to be released. Emma Watson looks to be channelling the very naughty celebrities from whom her character is stealing from. As always with Coppola’s films, it appears there will be a pulsating electronic soundtrack to really make the film pop.
 
The Bling Ring does not have a Australia or New Zealand release date at this time. It will play at the Cannes Film Festival before a limited US release on June 14.
 
By Sam McCosh

Apr 142013
 


 
Elysium is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, who bought us District 9, which was my favourite film of 2009.

While not directly connected to District 9 the film explores similar themes such as, immigration, class issues and the politics surrounding them.

I think the trailer looks pretty fantastic; but having just seen Oblivion (which is quite derivative itself), I can’t help but see many similarities.

Elysium is set for release in Australia on August 15.
 
What do you think of the trailer?

Apr 042013
 


 
Warning: this is the NSFW red band trailer and has content that may offend
 
FINALLY a trailer for Only God Forgives!! This was my most anticipated film for the past 18 months. God this looks gritty and brutal and completely different from the cold metallic smoothness of Drive.

While I am possibly the world’s biggest Ryan Gosling fan, I have to say that it is Kristin Scott Thomas that really intrigues me in this trailer. This is so different from the elegant older lady role she has been doing of late.

How about that Thai music? I have a feeling that the score/soundtrack for this film is going to be something quite special.

There is no release date set for this in Australia yet but I’m hoping like hell that it somehow makes it to either SFF or MIFF.
 
What do you think?

 

By Sam McCosh

Dec 222012
 

In keeping with the official policy of posting anything Ryan Gosling related, here is the trailer for the upcoming crime drama from  Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes Ray Liotta and a whole bunch of other fantastic actors, the film is about a motorcycle stunt rider who starts committing bank robberies in order to provide for his family. Set over 15 years, it’s a tale of past decisions and the course our life takes because of them.

It looks gritty and intense, and I for one cannot wait.

The film is set to be released in the USA on March 29 2013 (limited); and in Australia on May 9 2013.