James Schamus – frequent collaborator with Ang Lee and former head of Focus Features – has directed his first feature, Indignation.
Based on the novel by Philip Roth, Indignation follows Marcus Messner as he travels from New York to attend a small college in Ohio on a scholarship – exempting him from the Korean War. There he is faced with first love and anti-Semitism.
Check out the first trailer after the jump. Indignation open in New York and Los Angeles on July 29th before rolling out across the country.
Continue reading Understated But Impactful Trailer: Indignation!
Fury ratchets up the intensity from the opening moments and maintains it for over two hours through the introduction of characters that initially feel stock but become something else – and escalating violence and hints at the erosion of decency that war can cause.
Continue reading Fury – Ideals are Peaceful, History is Violent!
Paul W.S. Anderson makes semi-big budget B-movies that repel critics as much as they attract a hardcore group of fans. In his most ambitious film yet, Anderson gives us the best bits from Alexandre Dumas’ The three Musketeers – and airships! In 3D! And, yes, it’s great fun!
Continue reading The Three Musketeers – It Ain’t Art But Boy Is It Fun!
Christopher Columbus clearly learned a lesson from working on the first Harry Potter films – a film doesn’t need to be slavishly adapted from a book to be successful. The Lightning Thief may be almost two hours long, but it mostly zips right along. Not only are entire subplots from the book eliminated, but several characters have been cut, too.
Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Percy Jackson & The Olympians – The Lightning Thief – Long, Unwieldy Title; Sleek, Entertaining Movie!