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‘A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Best Movie Since ‘The Tree of Life’ — Cannes

‘A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Best Movie Since ‘The Tree of Life’ — Cannes
Terrence Malick is back. Back from the present. Back from the twirling. Back from his battle with the boundlessness of digital technology, a neutral force that nevertheless has the power to seduce certain filmmakers away from their convictions. Malick has always been the cinema’s most devout searcher, his faith and uncertainty going hand-in-hand. But the work he’s made over the last few years hasn’t been searching so much as lost. 2011’s “The Tree of Life” found the auteur pivoting away from the past for the first time in his storied career, and that semi-autobiographical masterpiece came to serve as the auteur’s bridge from historical frescos to contemporary sketches – from profound awe to puzzled wonder.

If “Badlands” and “Days of Heaven” once proved that Malick’s impressionistic film language has the power to make myth feel like memory, the exasperating likes of “Knight of Cups” and “Song to Song
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Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes

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Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes
Exclusive: One of the later packages to be announced for the Cannes market is also one of the hottest dramas on offer. Glenn Close and Mila Kunis are set to star in Rodrigo Garcia’s (Albert Nobbs) hard-hitting substance abuse story Four Good Days, we can reveal.

Capstone is launching international sales on the Croisette. CAA Media Finance arranged financing and will co-rep domestic with Endeavor Content.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) work through four crucial days on Molly’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Their time together after a long estrangement revives both the painful wounds they have inflicted on each other, but also offers the opportunity to rekindle their fundamental, complicated, love for one another.

Garcia will direct from his script, co-written by Eli Saslow, the Washington Post journalist and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner. The story is based on Saslow’s WaPo article.
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Ift heads to Cannes with Sundance entry 'To The Stars' (exclusive)

CAA represents Us rights; deal expected soon.

International Film Trust (Ift) has boarded sales rights to Sundance selection To The Stars and will kick off talks with buyers in Cannes.

CAA represents Us rights and a Us deal is expected soon. Ift head of international Todd Olsson will present colour and black-and-white versions of the film to international buyers on the Croisette.

Martha Stephens (Land Ho!) directed the coming-of-age story about a shy farmer’s daughter in 1960s Oklahoma who strikes up a friendship with a lively city transplant that will change their lives forever.

Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom) and
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Capstone Group, Bold Films strike sales partnership

Fifteen library titles available immediately.

Los Angeles- and London-based finance, production and sales outfit Capstone Group and Los Angeles-based production company Bold Films have announced a worldwide sales partnership heading into Cannes.

Effective immediately, Capstone will represent the Bold Films catalogue and make 15 titles available straight away, including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, and Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler.

Capstone president and CEO Christian Mercuri said, “David is positioning Bold Films for continued success in this ever changing market and we at Capstone are excited for the opportunity to begin working with he and his team.”

“We
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First look: Claes Bang in 'The Bay Of Silence' (exclusive)

Ift and UTA Independent Film Group jointly represent Us rights.

Screen can reveal a first-look image from Paula van der Oest’s English-language thriller and Cannes sales title The Bay Of Silence starring Claes Bang and Olga Kurylenko.

International Film Trust (Ift) sales head Todd Olsson represents worldwide rights and will present footage on the Croisette next month. Ift and UTA Independent Film Group jontly represent Us rights.

Brian Cox also stars and Assaad Bouab and Alice Krige round out the cast on The Bay Of Silence, which is currently in post-production in the UK.

Bang plays Will, a man
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Adam Driver Stars in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’; ‘Hail Satan?’ Arrives On Good Friday: Specialty Preview

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Comedies, docs and a Bollywood title are among the Easter and Passover weekend’s packed roster of new specialty releases. The heavy number of limited openers comes just ahead of next weekend’s rollout of Avengers: Endgame, which will mark mostly a pause for new specialties. Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, begins its regular theatrical run following a one-night showing in hundreds of locations around the country last week. The Film Arcade is bowing fellow comedy Family, starring Taylor Schilling and directed by feature first-timer Laura Steinel. Counterprogramming the religious holiday weekend, Magnolia is opening Sundance doc Hail Satan? with an exclusive New York run before heading to L.A. next weekend. Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber is launching doc Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché by Pamela B. Green and narrated by Jodie Foster exclusively in L.
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First Look at ‘The Room’, Which Sounds Like a New Take On ‘Monkey’s Paw’

First Look at ‘The Room’, Which Sounds Like a New Take On ‘Monkey’s Paw’
Filming is underway on The Room, a new thriller being directed by Christian Volckman (Renaissance). It stars Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum of Solace, Vampire Academy) and Kevin Janssens, who can be seen in Revenge. In the film: “Kate and Matt are a young couple in their thirties in search of a more authentic and healthy life. They leave the City to move […]
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‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam Tilts at Windmills and Wins

‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam Tilts at Windmills and Wins
It’s been plagued by endless delays, natural disasters, dying actors, greedy financiers and good old-fashioned Icarus-level hubris. It’s been called one of the most cursed film productions ever. Most folks assumed that Terry Gilliam’s “Don Quixote” project would never, ever be made, much less see the light of day. (This demographic included the director himself.) And, having finally slouched its way to completion and a contested premiere at Cannes in 2018, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote knows that an against-the-odds backstory is as much a marketing tool
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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Getting Theatrical Release After All

Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Getting Theatrical Release After All
Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” is finally getting some good news.

The film will now get a theatrical release along with its previously announced video-on-demand release at the end of this week on April 19, distributor Screen Media announced Monday. “Don Quixote” was at first only available to be seen as part of a one-night-only theatrical event on April 10 from Fathom Events, but the success of that screening prompted a wider theatrical release.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” will roll out in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Texas and other top markets starting April 19. The film will also be released on all major VOD platforms on the 19th as well and will continue to expand theatrically throughout the spring and beyond.

Also Read: Terry Gilliam Feels a 'Huge Emptiness' Waiting for Him Now That 'Don Quixote' Is Finally Finished

In an interview with TheWrap,
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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Starts U.S. Theatrical Run This Week – Update

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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Starts U.S. Theatrical Run This Week – Update
Updated, 10:32 A.M: Following its one-night-onl screenings last week, Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will begin its North American theatrical rollout Friday. Screen Media said the pic will hit screens in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Austin and other top markets day-and-date with its all-platform VOD bow. The pic will continue to expand its treatrical rollout through the spring and beyond, the distributor said.

Previously, December 17: Screen Media has picked up North American rights to Terry Gilliam’s long-in-the-works drama The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko and Jordi Molla.

Screen Media, in partnership with event cinema specialist Fathom Events, is planning a theatrical release for March 2019. The deal was negotiated by Seth Needle, Svp of Worldwide Acquisitions at Screen Media with the filmmakers.

The film had its world premiere as the Closing Night
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Review

Terry Gilliam’s near-mythical movie finally arrives on the screen. Was it worth the wait?

We’ve all experienced that sensation of something sounding or looking good in our heads -- a note we wanted to write to someone, a story we wanted to pen, perhaps even a film we wanted to make -- and then the disappointment of it actually coming to existence on the page or screen and the thing not being exactly how we envisioned it in the seclusion of our minds.

In a strange way, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote -- a film that the maverick director of Brazil and 12 Monkeys has been attempting to make for three decades -- engenders the same sensation in the viewer. After all these years, and with the movie’s almost legendary status as the one that kept getting away, one can’t help but wonder if all the time,
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Watch Exclusive 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Clip: Now He Actually Believes

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Struggling to complete his latest project, Toby (Adam Driver) is pulled into a world of fantasy in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Increasingly, he finds it difficult to distinguish between dreams and reality as he navigates a variety of comic, dramatic and surreal adventures. In our exclusive clip, Toby is with a shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote, a dashing and legendary literary figure. When they encounter Ophelia (Olga Kurylenko), the wife of Toby's...

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Terry Gilliam Finally Got To Make “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

You’d be forgiving for thinking I’m pulling your leg and telling a belated April Fool’s Day joke when I talk about having seen The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The long time passion project of Terry Gilliam has seemed so cursed and impossible to get off the ground, it even inspired a well received documentary in Lost in La Mancha. Having started work on this outing back in the late 1980’s, it’s been a full lifetime bringing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to life. This week, it’s finally going to be available for public consumption, in part through Fathom Events. Those of you who have long been curious about it can rest easy…it’s good! The film is an adventure with a mix of comedy and drama elements thrown in, as only Gilliam can put forth. Toby (Adam Driver) is a deeply cynical but highly regarded director.
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Olga Kurylenko in Full UK Trailer for Hostage Film '15 Minutes of War'

"Prove why your special unit is so special." Signature Entertainment has debuted the official UK trailer for an intense rescue drama titled 15 Minutes of War, based on the shocking true story of a hostage situation in 1976 in Somali. From director Fred Grivois, the film stars Olga Kurylenko as an American teacher accompanying twenty-one French children. Their school bus is taken hostage at the Somali border, so the Gign is sent and after 30 hours of tension their plan is executed. The elite team is tasked with carrying out a simultaneous five-men sniper attack to get the children and their teacher out safely. The film also stars Alban Lenoir, Sébastien Lalanne, David Murgia, Michaël Abiteboul, Guillaume Labbé, Ben Cura, Vincent Perez, Josiane Balasko, and Kevin Layne. This looks like most other hostage thrillers, with some intense moments and brutal scenes where they're doing only what is necessary to save everyone. Here's the
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‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam Completes His Chaotic Journey With Mixed Results

Throughout his career as a director, Terry Gilliam has aimed to portray the outlandish and disorderly in imaginative, transportive ways. His greatest achievements are less about narrative coherence than an emotional attachment to a character’s eccentric journey through various stages of bewilderment. His long-burning passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote–finally seeing the light of day some 30 years later–clearly aims to be an epic descent into chaos, but the adventure often has trouble conveying a sense of entertaining spectacle to go along with the frivolous bafflement.

Starting things off right in the casting department, Adam Driver plays Toby Grisoni, a jaded director of glitzy ad spots who, ten years prior, made a black-and-white student film titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote nearby the Spanish village he and his crew are now occupying. While making a new commercial also featuring the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho Plaza,
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‘Triangle’: Amit Shah & Sibongile Mlambo Among 4 Cast In ABC Drama Pilot

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‘Triangle’: Amit Shah & Sibongile Mlambo Among 4 Cast In ABC Drama Pilot
Amit Shah (The Courier), Sibongile Mlambo (Siren), Diana Bermudez (The Death and Life of John F. Donovan) and newcomer Sarah Catherine Hook are set as series regulars opposite Mike Vogel in ABC drama pilot Triangle, from Jon Harmon Feldman and Jennifer Gwartz’s Random Hill and ABC Studios.

Written by Feldman and Sonny Postiglione, Triangle poses the question, what if the Bermuda Triangle was not a watery grave in the middle of the ocean but a land lost in time that has trapped travelers over the course of human history? When a family is shipwrecked in this strange land, they must band together with a group of like-minded inhabitants — from throughout history — to survive and somehow find a way home.

Shah will play Dr. Owen Patel, another resident of the Triangle who has been here since 1988. Mlambo will portray Lieutenant Priscilla. Bermudez is Tama. Hook portrays Natalie.

Feldman, Gwartz and Postiglione executive produce.
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"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"

"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is the adventure comedy feature directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko and Joana Ribeiro, opening April 10, 2019:

"...'Toby Grisoni' (Driver), an advertising director, is struggling with the production of a commercial featuring 'Don Quixote' and 'Sancho Panza' in rural Spain. 

"Then while in a restaurant after an unsuccessful day of shooting, Toby's superior, the 'Boss' (Skarsgård), recommends he find inspiration and brings over a 'Gypsy' (Óscar Jaenada) who sells him an old DVD of 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote', an amateur black-and-white film that Toby coincidentally wrote and directed ten years before as a student. 

"Nostalgic, Toby watches the film, so enthralled that he barely notices the seductions of the Boss's wife 'Jacqui' (Kurylenko) in her hotel room. When the Boss returns, Toby frantically escapes, taking the DVD..."

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Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote gets a new poster

Following last month’s trailer for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, we now have a brand new for Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited passion project featuring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, and Joana Ribeiro; take a look here…

See Also: Read our review of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
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365Flicks Podcast: Episode 126 – Whaddaya Say?… I Want You To Be My VP

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flicks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast: Episode 126 – Whaddaya Say?… I Want You To Be My VP

The boys are back with their Reguular Schmegular aweseomeness to bring you all the news Reviews and Banter you have come to know and love. We kick off with some epic banter and our all important pimpage for ourselves and our friends. We go for the “Feature Review” which this week is Mara starring Olga Kurylenko and Craig Conway. News is next and we talk about the Ghostbusters 3 nonsense and much much more. We round out the news with a run down of the Oscars and the Razzies Nominations. What we
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Rami Malek said to be in final talks for Bond 25 villain

Back in December it was reported that Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek had been wanted for the main villain role in Bond 25, but was unable to commit to the project due to scheduling conflicts with the next season of his acclaimed TV drama Mr. Robot.

Well, with production having since been pushed back, Collider is reporting that Malek – who won the Oscar for Best Actor this past weekend for his role as Freddie Mercury – is now in final negotiations with Eon and is expected to close his deal to star opposite Daniel Craig’s 007.

Meanwhile, Variety is reporting that the casting search continues for three other new roles: an American CIA agent similar to Felix Leiter (which Maniac actor Billy Magnussen is said to be circling) along with a female MI6 agent and “an accomplice” in the vein of Olga Kurylenko’s Camille Montes from Quantum of Solace.

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