Bad things come to those who wait

Posted by · 1:22 am · August 1st, 2009

It’s so often these days that we see poorly cut trailers for otherwise high-pedigree films that we tend to brush them aside. “Well, it has to be better than that,” we say. Refreshingly, however, this trailer for Richard Eyre’s romantic thriller “The Other Man,” due for a late-September release after gathering dust since last year’s […]

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SANTA BARBARA: ‘Truth,’ Winslet light up the town

Posted by · 12:20 am · January 24th, 2009

I’ll dig into individual film reviews in due time.  It’s been a slow start up here in Santa Barbara but the first two nights have been charming enough. Rod Lurie’s “Nothing But the Truth” gets better and better each time I see it, particularly where Lurie’s work as a writer is concerned.  Some beats are […]

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LONDON: ‘Tony Manero,’ ‘The Other Man,’ ‘Awaydays,’ ‘Seamstresses’

Posted by · 5:39 pm · October 22nd, 2008

Before I continue my roundup of films from the last few days of the London Film Festival, I received an email asking why I haven’t mentioned such major festival titles as “Rachel Getting Married” and “Religulous.” There is little point in me reviewing titles that have already opened in the States (and which Kris has […]

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Seven-minute ‘Other Man’ preview/trailer/thing

Posted by · 6:59 am · August 20th, 2008

Richard Eyre’s latest hasn’t landed domestic distribution yet, but it could be a great vehicle for stars Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas and Romola Garai. UPDATE (5:04 p.m.): As it turns out, the footage that was in this space was a promo reel meant for distributors, not for audiences.  It’s been yanked from YouTube, […]

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TIFF keeps ’em coming

Posted by · 1:40 pm · July 17th, 2008

More announcements out of the press office from Toronto today. Great to hear that the first of the potential Oscar films is coming, Ed Harris’s “Appaloosa,” with Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger and Harris starring. Harris’s last directorial effort “Pollock” opened here and went all the way to Oscar night, winning Best Supporting Actress for Marcia […]

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Bryony…again?

Posted by · 2:07 pm · April 6th, 2008

I was doing some quick research today into a few titles I neglected to mention in February’s year in advance Oscar column and came across a weird little instance. It seems Romola Garai is set to portray a character by the name of Bryony in Richard Eyre’s upcoming “The Other Man,” opposite Liam Neeson, Laura […]

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