BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Between these four fests, cinephiles and critics will have a chance to preview titles that are sure to be the most talked about of award season. We've sorted through the buzz of Telluride, Venice, TIFF and NYFF to distill what five movies you must see to stay in the conversation this year.
The flashier names are familiar to anyone who followed Cannes this year. Bennett Miller's murder mystery Foxcatcher will be a part of the fest, as will Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner.
In the latest trailer, intended for international audiences we get a crasser and fuller perspective on Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, as it is slated to be titled overseas. Keaton's has-been is reaching for one last gasp of fame by writing and starring in a Broadway play that he's cast a scene-stealing Ed Norton in. We learn that that grumbling voice we heard in the first trailer isn't just the anti-hero's inner monologue.
Birdman will make its North America premiere on October 12th at the 52nd New York Film Festival, five days ahead of its theatrical release in the United States.
In the late 1980s, Michael Keaton was Batman. Decades later, he's Birdman in a meta dark comedy that has us intensely intrigued. And it seems we're not alone as the Venice Film Festival has just announced Birdman will open their prestigious cinema celebration next month.
Inarritu is working with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who last year brought a similar vision to Gravity, developing extended sequences impossibly altered to look like single uninterrupted shots.
He plays an actor famous for playing a superhero who, at wit's end, launches a desperate Broadway play version of his popular source material. Tensions, as you can imagine, rise.
Three days ago, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman barely seemed real due to the left field aspect of its ensemble comedy notion being worlds away from the trauma-filled drama of his earlier films (such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Blutiful).
When it was revealed yesterday that Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis had signed on for parts in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's comedy Birdman, it came with the news that the director was still looking for two key parts.
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is changing gears in a major way for his next project. While we have gotten to know the filmmaker through his deeply dramatic, soul crushing movies like Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful...
Nobody in their right mind would ever use the adjective "fun" to describe a film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Best known for movies like Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful, the filmmaker doesn't so much use his movies to show hope and brightness in life, but instead usually uses them to crush happiness and give audiences mild cases of depression. So of course Inarritu's next film is going to be a comedy.