Optimum remakes ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Brighton Rock’

Posted by · 4:24 pm · August 27th, 2009

Since starting up a decade ago, British outfit Optimum Releasing has done sterling arthouse distribution work in their home country: this year alone his seen them bring “The Hurt Locker,” “The Wrestler,” “Gomorrah” and “In the Loop,” among others, to UK screens. But until now, they haven’t had much profile on the production side of […]

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Sheer cool overload

Posted by · 4:13 am · July 20th, 2008

Sorry for another music-related post, but this is surely too awesome to actually be true. Word is out that Jarvis Cocker is writing music for Wes Anderson’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr Fox.” The former Pulp frontman, responsible for pretty much the greatest, wittiest, most perceptive and socially on-the-button song of the 90’s, […]

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REVIEW: “Children of Men” (****)

Posted by · 6:16 pm · November 22nd, 2006

Alfonso Cuarón’s is one of the most singular voices in the filmmaking community. Along with longtime collaborator, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, the director has ushered forth textured visions of skewed fairytales for over a decade. With “A Little Princess,” he took audiences into the mind of a little girl and her trying tenure at a miserable […]

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