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VELVET BUZZSAW (2019): New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Billy Magnussen…

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal

Dan Gilroy, the director of my favourite Jake Gyllenhaal movie Nightcrawler (2014) is back with a new crime / fantasy movie, Velvet Buzzsaw which stars Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Toni Collette and Billy Magnussen.

After a number of art lovers help themselves to a series of paintings by an unknown artist, a supernatural force enacts revenge to punish all those involved for their greed…

I’m in for Gyllenhaal’s performance and who knows, maybe I’ll love what his does in this movie as much as I appreciate his great work in Nightcrawler.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the whole experience isn’t nightmare inducing. At time of writing, Velvet Buzzsaw isn’t categorised as horror, so there is hope.

Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Rene Russo, Daveed Diggs, Peter Gadiot and Tom Sturridge also star.

Velvet Buzzsaw Release Dates: February 1st, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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INGRID GOES WEST (2017): New Trailer From Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr…

Ingrid Goes West (2017), Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza
Ingrid Goes West (2017), Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza

In Ingrid Goes West which stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ingrid is a mentally disturbed young woman who’s obsessed with a social media star with ‘the perfect life’. Unsettling and increasingly dangerous is the  turn Ingrid’s behaviour takes when she decides to move west to befriend the subject of her obsession…

I’m very much looking forward to watching Plaza, an actress I’ve only ever seen in comedy roles play a part that seems to be a lot more dramatic.

Ingrid Goes West Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): Worth Your Time…

Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks
Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is American Lawyer James B. Donovan; a man  whose job it is to defend an arrested Soviet spy played by Mark Rylance.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, before watching Bridge Of Spies, I had anticipated fighting legal dialogue and courtroom dramatics. In truth, there’s a touch of that but not in the traditional sense. Some of my favourite moments of dialogue happened during the negotiation scenes plus in the conversations between Donovan and his CIA contact.

In terms of the film’s look and feel, at first it took me a few minutes to get used to the noticeable reduction in colour in reference to the cinematography, however, considering the Cold War setting of Spielberg’s story, I soon understood.

Hanks’ Donovan is very much a hero; one that I adored because he’s determined and focused on what he believes to be the right and reasonable thing to do; a man of conscience. What’s not to love?

Forrest Gump (1993), one of my favourite Tom Hanks movies came to mind upon reflection because though the characters are quite different, Donovan’s gentle disposition and caring nature took me back to what I loved most about Hanks’ portrayal of Gump.

From the lead actors well measured performances to the dialogue and story, I enjoyed Bridge Of Spies. Another key highlight for me is the beautiful ending and all it said so perfectly without words.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): New trailer From Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg

Bridge Of Lies (2015), Tom Hanks
Bridge Of Lies (2015), Tom Hanks

It’s hard not to pay attention when there’s a new trailer for a Tom Hanks movie. Particularly when said movie is directed by Steven Spielberg…

Should the mention of Hanks and Spielberg not be enough, the Coen brothers, Ethan and Joel Coen make up two thirds of the writing team. Of course this can only mean good things for this ‘based on a true’ story film.

I can’t wait to hear Hanks deliver the fighting dialogue as Lawyer, James Donovan.

Release Date(s): October 16th 2015 (US)

Happy Bridge Of Spies. 🙂

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