IFC takes on ‘Brighton Rock’

Posted by · 6:03 pm · January 14th, 2011

Way back in the autumn festival phase, it seemed like Rowan Joffe’s update of “Brighton Rock” might have some kind of awards presence, as praise trickled out of Toronto for breakout star Andrea Riseborough. Things went deadly quiet around the film, however, when no US distributor stepped forward. A month later, when it had its […]

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‘Brighton Rock’ trailer

Posted by · 5:54 pm · November 23rd, 2010

I’m not sure who at The Guardian called Rowan Joffe’s new adaptation of “Brighton Rock” a “masterpiece,” as this new trailer boasts they did — I like to think they were talking about Graham Greene’s still blood-fresh source novel instead. From where I’m standing, Joffe’s directorial debut, which I reviewed out of the London Film […]

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LONDON: ‘Brighton’ hits the rocks

Posted by · 6:04 am · October 25th, 2010

The success of the London Film Festival’s annual Surprise Film screening isn’t exactly dependent on the surprise element: more often than not, the film’s identity can be pinpointed in advance simply by asking yourself which title you most expected to find in the festival lineup, and then didn’t. But even if pretty much everyone sitting […]

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9/16 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · September 16th, 2010

• Jacki Weaver talks “Animal Kingdom” downunder. [New Zealand Herald] • Rowan Joffe on how he conceived “The American” as “an almost parodic contemporary Western.” [Movieline] • Mark Romanek on music videos vs. movies. [Wall Street Journal]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Brighton Rock” by Graham Greene

Posted by · 11:05 pm · June 1st, 2010

Welcome to 2010’s first installment of Page to Screen, our summer series in which I spotlight the source material behind some of the year’s most notable forthcoming adaptations. After a spectacularly prescient 2009 season – in which I blew my load over “Chéri,” largely dismissed the awards potential of “Up in the Air” and didn’t […]

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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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