Tilda Swinton Talks About Playing A 3,000 Year-Old Vampire In Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’
Tilda Swinton talks about the film (but not too much), Jim Jarmusch’s sleeping habits, and the luxury of having a 3,000 year-old immortal vampire’s perspective on life. Sounds like she speaks from experience.
‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ also stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Anton Yelchin. Sony Pictures Classics bought the distribution rights to the film at Cannes, but as of this post, there is no US release date.
James Toback (check out his brilliant Mike Tyson documentary, ‘Tyson’ from 2008) has a new movie coming out. It’s a documentary that he shot while at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. He talks to icons of cinema like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Roman Polanski about the state of cinema and how difficult it’s becoming to get a film financed.
Toback shot the film along with Alec Baldwin as the two were trapsing about the French festival trying to raise money for an upcoming project they’ll both collaborate on.
‘Seduced And Abandoned’ will premiere at Cannes Monday evening. It was picked up by HBO earlier last week and will air on the channel sometime this year.
SUNDANCE WINNER ‘FRUITVALE STATION’ RECOUNTS INFAMOUS OSCAR GRANT BART SHOOTING
I’ve been looking forward to seeing this for sometime. Of course, I’ll see it when it comes out, but I must admit, the trailer is a bit disappointing. Based on this clip, the story seems to written in a pretty formulaic structure. It did win both the Jury Award and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been getting good reviews, so I’ll reserve full judgment until I see it, of course. Oh, and it has Octavia Spencer in it too, who I love.
SIDEBAR: It would be nice to see the red carpet premiere of ‘Fruitvale Station’ at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. Just sayin’.
A clip of Octavia and Michael B Jordan talking about the movie is after the jump.
LOL. It’s like ‘Showgirls’ mixed with ‘Drive’ in these clips from Nicholas Winding Refn’s new film, ‘Only God Forgives’. I’m also reminded of Diane Ladd in David Lynch’s fantastic ‘Wild At Heart’ except Diane Ladd goes so over the top, you can’t help but be fascinated by her audacity and craziness. Talk about a fearless performance. In this film, Kristen Scott Thomas just comes across as silly and camp. But, hey—it could be a fun popcorn night at the movies, right? Camp can be terribly enjoyable. I mean, Kristen Scott Thomas actually proudly recites the line, “How many cocks can you entertain with that cute little cum dumpster of yours?” And who am I to argue, really?
I have a few friends who really liked ‘Drive’ and even Ryan Gosling’s latest, ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’, but for me they suffer from the same malady: Tree of Life-itis. You can pack all the pretty pictures and cool camera tricks into the film that you want, but if the story isn’t there, the movie just feels hollow. For me, Gosling’s best work is still ‘Half Nelson’.
More clips after the jump.
I’ll basically see anything Lars von Trier does. His movies are brilliant, even the ones that aren’t brilliant. And what’s more brilliant than his movies? The way he markets them and himself. Of course, he’d say he doesn’t market them or himself at all. Brilliant!
‘Nymphomaniac’ stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, and Shia LeBeouf. It’s the third film in the Depression Trilogy (along with ‘Antichrist’ and ‘Melancholia’) and will be released in two parts, as well as R and unrated versions. No US release date has been set at this point.
A little girl comes down with an illness. Confined to her room all day, she starts to fantasize. Her fantasies become so real that she can see them, live in them. Soon, she realizes that if she draws the fantasies first, she can control them. ‘Paperhouse’ (1988) is directed by Bernard Rose and stars Charlotte Burke.
Tarsem Singh directed REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ video as well as ‘The Cell’ and the brilliant ‘The Fall’. He’d be perfect to re-imagine ‘Paperhouse’, don’t you think?
More on ‘Paperhouse’ and the trailer for ‘The Fall’, after the jump.