This month at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, watch out for an underdog of a movie with no A-lister names, but blessed with a wicked, dark humor, and a leading man who hits the right notes with his sharp, witty portrayal of a washed up, child actor entering the real world. Guidance stars […]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran’s volatile elections for Newsweek. He was one of the few reporters living there with access to US media. Around this time, he also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones, all meant as a satire, but authorities in […]
With three world-renowned film festivals going on almost simultaneously, this is easily one of a busiest times of year for the movie industry. In fact, barring a few holiday holdovers, nearly every prestige pic with its eyes on Oscar will roll out the red carpet for a glamorous Venice, Telluride, or Toronto premiere. But while […]
HitFix sat down with Jennifer Aniston to chat about her latest film ‘Life of Crime’ (in theaters now), and her love of doing independent films. “Little independent films have been my favorite to be in, because you can stretch and you don’t have to perform for the masses, you get to access part of […]
RISING STAR: We pride ourselves on spotting new talent here at Brave New Hollywood and the latest rising star who should be on your radar is Jack O’Connell. The 24-year-old British actor has been on the scene since 2005 with smaller roles in film and TV—notably Skins, which has become something of a talent […]
Britain’s favorite quartet of hapless lads are back on the silver screen. The Inbetweeners 2 takes Jay, Simon, Neil and Will overseas to Australia for another boozy, skirt-chasing series of misadventures, and homegrown audiences are eating it up. The smash-hit sequel was released to “record-breaking success, receiving the biggest ever opening day for a […]
Independent cinema has always staked itself on the claim that what filmmakers lack in budget or polish they more than make up for with passion, dedication, and clear artistic voice. However, as the current glut of Web-fueled DIY-style features demonstrates, a lot of indie writers and directors now seem more concerned with running social media […]
Ryan Phillippe is ready to Catch Hell—okay, it’s an easy pun. But he’s asking for it when that’s the title of his writing and directing debut. “Variety” notes his first step behind the camera is described as a “suspense thriller” in which he plays “a former Hollywood star”—again, he’s just asking for it!—kidnapped and held […]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
Ashok Amritraj‘s Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi have released a first-look photo for director/writer Ramin Bahrani’s 99 HOMES starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. The film will make its World Premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, and also makes its Canadian Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hyde Park International […]