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‘Feedback’ Review: Dir. Pedro C. Alonso [Frightfest 2019]

Feedback review: Eddie Marsan gives one of the performances of his career in this taunt, ever-changing thriller.

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Eddie Marsan is a British actor whose name might not be instantly known to you, but his face will. Over the course of his career, Marsan has starred in a variety of films from Filth and Their Finest, to Atomic Blonde and Hobbs and Shaw. Most movies see him cast in a smaller supporting role, typically though they are small but pivotal roles that stick in the memory. Director Pedro C. Alonso breaks with what has become somewhat of a tradition and casts Marsan as the lead in thriller Feedback.

In Feedback, Marsan plays Jarvis Dolan, a late-night talk radio host, who finds the latest episode of his show, Grim Reality, hijacked by masked maniacs. This group wants one thing from Jarvis, a confession from his former co-host Andrew (Paul Anderson
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Jon S. Baird Hired For Marv Films Movie Prompting ‘Kingsman’ Speculation

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Jon S. Baird Hired For Marv Films Movie Prompting ‘Kingsman’ Speculation
Exclusive: Stan & Ollie director Jon S. Baird has been hired to co-write and direct an as yet untitled Marv Films movie, taking him off recently announced Mel Gibson-Shia Labeouf starrer Rothchild.

Matthew Vaughn’s UK outfit, known for the Kingsman and Kick-Ass franchises, confirmed Baird’s hire for an “untitled Marv Films movie” but wouldn’t reveal more at this stage.

Rumor is that Baird is in line to direct ‘Kingsman 3’ (the project is still untitled), despite Vaughn having helmed the previous films in the series. All parties are keeping tight-lipped on this, however.

It was only a couple of months ago that Baird was announced as director on hot Cannes package Rothchild, which scored multiple pre-sales on the Croisette. At the time, Gibson’s involvement in a film whose title evokes a wealthy Jewish family caused some consternation on social media but this is not thought to
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Mel Gibson & Shia Labeouf Team for Dark Comedy Rothchild

Mel Gibson & Shia Labeouf Team for Dark Comedy Rothchild
Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson are set to star in the upcoming dark comedy Rothchild. Stan & Ollie director Jon S. Baird is on board to direct the movie, which was just announced at Cannes. Both Labeouf and Gibson are no strangers to controversy and they have both been pretty busy over the past few years. Gibson is also starring in another comedy titled Fatman, where he plays Santa Claus along with the upcoming action movie Force of Nature.

Rothchild centers on Shia Labeouf as Becket Rothchild, who is the bastard son of a mother who was disowned by her wealthy family for eloping with a jazz musician. Becket has never really been given a fair shake at life and he is on a quest to change all of that. Now that he is all grown up, Becket is said to have "charisma, intelligence, and a flair for opportunity," which puts
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Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson to Star in Black Comedy ‘Rothchild’

Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson to Star in Black Comedy ‘Rothchild’
Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson are set to star in “Rothchild,” a black comedy from director Jon S. Baird (“Stan & Ollie”) that takes on the world of New York’s super rich class.

The film is being introduced to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights, and HanWay Films is handling international rights.

“Rothchild” is based on a 2014 Black List script by John Patton Ford. Unified Pictures is producing, and Keith Kjarval and Tyler Jackson will produce alongside Black Box Management principals Lowell Shapiro and Mike Dill, who represent the writer. The film will go into production in New York.

Also Read: Mel Gibson and Tye Sheridan to Star in Black List Thriller 'Black Flies'

According to the official logline, Becket Rothchild (Labeouf) was never given a fair lot in life. The bastard child of a mother, who in eloping with a jazz musician,
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Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell Among Cast Added to Mark Ruffalo’s ‘I Know This Much Is True’

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Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell Among Cast Added to Mark Ruffalo’s ‘I Know This Much Is True’
Melissa Leo and Rosie O’Donnell have joined the cast of the HBO limited series “I Know This Much Is True,” along with Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, and Kathryn Hahn.

HBO has given a production commitment to the six-episode drama, which stars and is executive produced by Mark Ruffalo. The family drama follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness, taking place against the backdrop of 20th century America. It is based on the book of the same name by Wally Lamb, who is also serving as an executive producer on the project.

Ruffalo stars as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, with Leo playing Ma (Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey), Dominick and Thomas’ mother. O’Donnell stars as Lisa Sheffer, a social worker at the Hatch Forensic Institute, where Thomas is staying. Additionally, Panjabi portrays Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist; Poots is Joy Hanks,
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UK box office preview: 'Stan & Ollie' among awards hopefuls to debut

UK box office preview: 'Stan & Ollie' among awards hopefuls to debut
New openers include Colette and The Front Runner.

This week’s UK box office sees three awards season hopefuls debut to challenge Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite at the top of the chart.

Likely to be chief among the new openers is Entertainment One’s Stan & Ollie, the biopic of comedians Laurel and Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, and directed by Jon S. Baird. The film closed last year’s London Film Festival and picked up three Bafta nominations earlier this week, including one for Outstanding British Film and a surprise nod in the best actor
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Stan & Ollie Review

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Widely regarded as the most iconic comedy double-act in film history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy enjoyed a hugely successful film career which saw them become household names and as instantly recognisable as Charlie Chaplin on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. Making over 107 between 1927 and 1950 together and separately, the duo went on to entertain millions of people around the globe thanks to their inimitable wit and perfectly timed routines of double entendre and slapstick humour, until they went their separate ways under a dark cloud.

In his new film Stan & Ollie, director Jon S. Baird, tells the story of the popular duo’s variety hall tour of Britain in 1953 which came over a decade after the two former friends had decided to part ways and pursue their own film projects separately. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Riley in the principal roles, the film is strangely reminiscent
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Review: A Nice Mess, An Even Nicer Biopic

‘Stan & Ollie’ Review: A Nice Mess, An Even Nicer Biopic
It could have been a standard by-the-numbers origin-story biopic — instead, Stan & Ollie looks at the legendary screen duo of Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) as their career winds down. The emphasis here is on the way the funny bits in their lives come tinged with melancholy — not a bad thing, really, when you’ve actors like these who can deftly balance both comedy and tragedy. Taking a swerve taking from the cocaine cowboys of Filth, director Jon S. Baird seems to have an instinctive grasp
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Film Review: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly Capture Laurel and Hardy On Stage and Off

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Film Review: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly Capture Laurel and Hardy On Stage and Off
In the hilarious movie comedies of the immortal Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, many of the laughs come from watching the duo teetering on the brink, unaware that they’re about to crash their car or to have a floor give way under them or to drop a piano down a very tall flight of stairs.

“Stan & Ollie,” which explores the duo’s career in its final stages — as well as their ongoing off-screen relationship — does a lot of teetering on its own, although luckily it never topples. It’s a story about the serious side of comedians that never indulges in sad-clown sentimentality. It calls upon modern actors to recreate iconic film moments without falling prey to the many potential embarrassments of such restagings. And it intelligently explores the limitations of working partnerships, not to mention the elusive line between partnership and friendship, in a way that neither canonizes nor excoriates its famous subjects.
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Jon S. Baird (‘Stan and Ollie’): Directing this Laurel and Hardy film ‘was a childhood dream come true’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Jon S. Baird (‘Stan and Ollie’): Directing this Laurel and Hardy film ‘was a childhood dream come true’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I was a huge Laurel and Hardy fan since I was eight years old,” reveals director Jon S. Baird about why he was the perfect choice to helm the new film “Stan and Ollie” for Sony Pictures Classics. In our recent interview (watch the exclusive video above), he adds, “I’ve got a picture of me dressed as Stan Laurel for the school fancy dress party. So there’s proof there that I did love them. It’s been a long love affair for me and these two guys. When I read Jeff (Pope)’s script, I jumped at the chance because it was a childhood dream come true.”

SEEJohn C. Reilly Interview: ‘Stan and Ollie’

The movie is mostly set in Great Britain after the major film successes of the iconic comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy. The film opens with them in Hollywood just before Laurel (portrayed by
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‘Stan and Ollie’ Director Faced Challenge of Introducing Laurel & Hardy to Modern Audiences

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‘Stan and Ollie’ Director Faced Challenge of Introducing Laurel & Hardy to Modern Audiences
Stan & Ollie” marks the third feature for Jon S. Baird, after the 2008 racial drama “Cass” and the 2013 “Filth,” with James McAvoy as a bipolar junkie cop. There’s nothing in those earlier films similar to “Stan & Ollie,” which opens Dec. 28 in the U.S., but he proved the perfect match for the funny, sweet film about friendship.

The Scotland-born Baird admits, “On paper, I was not the logical choice for this. But I had been a huge fan since I was a kid; I used to dress up as Stan Laurel for the school dress party. And I loved the script by Jeff Pope.

“Jeff and I thought it was important to show them at height of career, but then to concentrate on the ’50s, the time of their biggest challenges.”

The film starts with a brief prologue in 1937, when comedy team Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy were at their height,
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Faced Challenge of Introducing Comedy Duo to Modern Audiences

  • Variety
‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Faced Challenge of Introducing Comedy Duo to Modern Audiences
Stan & Ollie” marks the third feature for Jon S. Baird, after the 2008 racial drama “Cass” and the 2013 “Filth,” with James McAvoy as a bipolar junkie cop. There’s nothing in those earlier films similar to “Stan & Ollie,” which opens Dec. 28 in the U.S., but he proved the perfect match for the funny, sweet film about friendship.

The Scotland-born Baird admits, “On paper, I was not the logical choice for this. But I had been a huge fan since I was a kid; I used to dress up as Stan Laurel for the school dress party. And I loved the script by Jeff Pope.

“Jeff and I thought it was important to show them at height of career, but then to concentrate on the ’50s, the time of their biggest challenges.”

The film starts with a brief prologue in 1937, when comedy team Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy were at their height,
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15 Films to See in December

It’s the final month of 2018, which means a great deal of catching up on the best films of 2018 so far, along with a handful of films in theaters to check out. This month brings some last-minute hopeful awards contenders as well as a selection of festival favorites, a few promising blockbusters, and some oddities.

Matinees to See: Ben is Back (12/7), Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (12/7), Mary, Queen of Scots (12/7), Bird Box (12/13), Mortal Engines (12/14), Capernaum (12/14), Aquaman (12/21), Bumblebee (12/21), Mary Poppins Returns (12/19), On the Basis of Sex (12/25)

15. Vice (Adam McKay; Dec. 14)

Considering the official embargo isn’t up yet, we can’t give our reviewer’s thoughts on Vice yet, but they are… less than kind. However, I still have some morbid curiosity when it comes to Adam McKay’s cartoonish-looking depiction of the Bush era. With a physically transformative performance from Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, we’ll
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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #15 – Horror producer Jen Handorf discusses The Stone Tape

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, horror producer Jen Handorf stops by for a chat about the cult British TV horror film The Stone Tape

This week, our guest is horror producer Jen Handorf, who has worked on a succession of terrific British genre movies including The Borderlands and Alice Lowe’s blackly comic Prevenge. Her latest project is immersive theatre experience Fright Night Club in London. The film she chose to discuss was the 1970s British horror teleplay The Stone Tape, written by Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale. It’s a chilling marriage of horror and sci-fi that has inspired its own theory in the world of parapsychology.

See Also: Listen to last week’s podcast with film critic Sarah Cook on the fearsome Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth

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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #14 – Film critic Sarah Cook discusses Filth

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, film critic Sarah Cook pops by to chat about the debauched Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth…

This week, film critic Sarah Cook brings along the sex, smoke and swearing of Jon S Baird’s Filth, adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name. James McAvoy stars as a very, very Scottish and very, very bad cop. We discuss the film’s complex portrayal of mental illness, McAvoy’s ferociously committed performance and also host the first ever meeting of the Eddie Marsan fan club.

See Also: Listen to last week’s podcast with actor Brad Moore, discussing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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‘Stan & Ollie’: John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan Are Excellent As The Comedy Legends [Lff Review]

lIt’s easy to feel by the middle of September that awards season is locked up – the vast majority of contenders revealed, and the winner a good bet (it’s a decade since a movie that skipped the fall festival circuit won Best Picture). Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” for instance, which got a late-breaking fall release date in the hope of upending the races.

Another surprise potential to have emerged in the last few months is “Stan & Ollie,” a biopic of comedy legends Laurel & Hardy from Oscar-nominated “Philomena” writer Jeff Pope, and “Filth” director Jon S.

Continue reading ‘Stan & Ollie’: John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan Are Excellent As The Comedy Legends [Lff Review] at The Playlist.
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London Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

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London Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’
Stan Laurel, the slimmer British half of Hollywood double act Laurel and Hardy, was not one to wax lyrical about the art or mystique of comedy: “You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly,” he said, making vaudeville performance sound altogether as methodical and prosaic as shopping for groceries. No matter how ebullient their joint mugging, Laurel and Hardy’s slapstick routines were work, not play. In “Stan & Ollie,” a gently elegiac portrayal of the pair’s final comic collaboration — a low-rent music hall tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 1953 — the physical and emotional toll of that labor finally shows through their threadbare antics. Well-rehearsed performance chemistry is merely a veneer behind which the two veterans, as tenderly played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, find themselves struggling to click.

That the story of two stars once among the surest commercial bets in
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Trailer: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are Comedy Legends

If you are the reasonable type of person that always needs more John C. Reilly in your life, this fall is shaping up to be a satisfying one. Along with The Sisters Brothers, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Holmes and Watson, the actor is also leading a biopic capturing comedy legends Laurel and Hardy. Stan & Ollie, also starring Steve Coogan, will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and now the first trailer has landed.

Directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Jeff Pope (Philomena), the film isn’t the usual entire life story of the duo, but rather depicting their farewell tour. Judging from the trailer, there’s only a bit of comedy to be had as it delves more into the drama and emotion of their working relationship. Also starring Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda, see the trailer below.

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act,
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‘Stan & Ollie’ World Premiere to Close London Film Festival

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‘Stan & Ollie’ World Premiere to Close London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival has set Laurel and Hardy biopic “Stan & Ollie” as its closing night gala. The film, which stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the iconic comedy duo, will receive its world premiere Oct. 21 at the 62nd edition of the festival.

Stan & Ollie” tells the true story of the legendary double act, focusing on their journey around Britain and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. Despite the pressure of a hectic schedule, the pair’s love of performing, as well as love for each other and support from their wives, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their fans. Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda co-star as Lucille Hardy and Ida Laurel, respectively, while Danny Huston plays comedy film pioneer Hal Roach.

“We’re delighted to be closing the BFI London Film Festival with this beautiful
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London Film Festival to Close With 'Stan & Ollie'

London Film Festival to Close With 'Stan & Ollie'
Stan & Ollie, the Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly-starring biopic of one of Hollywood's greatest double acts, Laurel and Hardy, is to get its world premiere as the closing-night film of this year's BFI London Film Festival.

The film, directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth, Babylon), will close the curtain on the 62nd edition of the festival on Oct. 21, organizers unveiled on Friday.

Written by Jeff Pope (Philomena), Stan & Ollie tells the story of Laurel and Hardy as they journey around the U.K. and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour....
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