Tagged: Nicole Kidman

First Look at Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (2015)

Second unit filming has begun! If you’re as excited as I am for
Werner Herzog‘s upcoming film Queen of the Desert (I hope you read that title with a German accent), I highly recommend following the Queen of the Desert film blog. I will try to keep you updated for the most important news, but I’m not going to be able to post everything about and around the movie like they do. According to said blog, pre-shoots for Herzog’s new film began on December 18th, 2013 in Morocco.  Continue reading

Lars von Trier’s Dogville (2003)

Dogville Photo:  Framegrab
Grace (Nicole Kidman) is a beautiful young woman on the run. In her escape from the mob, she arrives in a rural small town somewhere in America. Dogville is a quiet place isolated from the rest of the world. Its residents are simple people who like to keep to themselves and see her arrival with some skepticism. Fortunately for Grace, Tom (Paul Bettany) a young philosopher is willing to help her. His generosity is not completely selfless: He is trying to prove his people a point. Tom wants to teach the town’s people that if they are able to accept a stranger they will only be better off for it. At first reluctant to engage with Grace, the people soon start benefiting from her presence. She offers her services to everyone in town and so after a two week trial period they decide that she can stay. On the fourth of July however, the police issues a fake warrant for her arrest. The people of Dogville know she is innocent, but nevertheless they begin to treat her like she owes them more. Grace is abused, she tries to escape, but fails and is abused once more until Tom has had enough and decides to call the mob. It all ends in an epic climax you’d have to see to believe.  Continue reading

Park Chan-wook’s Stoker (2013)

India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) is a moody teenager from a privileged family living in the lush countryside of the United States. Her pleasant and uneventful life is suddenly turned upside down when her father Richard (Dermot Mulroney) is killed in a car accident. India is left with her apathetic mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) and no one to console her, until her long-lost, creepy uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) shows up. While the not-really-grieving widow seems to appreciate her odd, but attractive brother-in-law’s presence, he seems to be hiding terrible family secrets under his strange smirk.  Continue reading