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CANNES FESTIVAL, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”

Yorgos Lanthimos is back in Cannes
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

This film was co-awarded the BEST SCREENPLAY prize (along with Lynne Ramsay for "You were never really here") during the Cannes Festival's closing ceremony on May 28th, 2017) Characters in Yorgos Lanthimos’s movies seem moved by strange spirits and unknown motivations. From the beginning of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” questions come up: what is the relationship of Dr. Steven Murphy, an ... more >

Seven Psychopaths

Wacky and wonderful criminal world
Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell
Directed by Martin McDonagh

For his follow-up to “In Bruges” director Martin McDonagh has assembled a cast touched upon by the eccentric-comedy gods. Everything about “Seven Psychopaths” defies convention and logic, an asset that adds to the outright lunacy on display. I loved how over-the-top it is, both in its bloody violence (people set afire, heads sawed off, a sequence so dementedly funny I wouldn’t want to ruin it) and ... more >

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TOTAL RECALL

A by-the-book reboot gets invigorated by its female leads
Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biele
Directed by Len Wiseman

“Total Recall”, the unnecessary remake starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and Kate Beckinsale, proves that all the computer-generated imagery in the digital world cannot simulate a believable storyline. This movie stands proudly in the company of “Transformers”, “G.I. Joe”, and every other action flick with gossamer believability. The story involves a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (the ... more >

COLIN FARRELL cast in Mary Poppins project

Long-winded Disney project is finally gathering steam

Yes, you heard right. Mary Poppins is getting an update--it will be called Saving Mr. Banks, will be produced by Disney and is adapted from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. John Lee Hancock will direct. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson (Meryl Streep was first in line to get the role) have already been attached, as previously reported by Deadline, and Colin Farrell has officially joined the party. The ... more >