Tagged: Ti West

Mini-Review: You’re Next (2011) Shows Great Promise for “Mumble-gore”, Filmmaker Adam Wingard and His Buddies

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Crispian (A. J. Bowen) and his girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson) are on their way to a family reunion. As they arrive at Crispian’s parents vacation home, they find that there might be an intruder. However Crispian and his dad Paul (Rob Moran) search the house and find no one. Aubrey, Crispian’s mom (Barbara Crampton), is still scared. The next day, Crispian’s two brothers and his sister and their respective partners arrive. Also, some uninvited folks with white animal masks and crossbows. Lucky for the Davisons, Erin is a skilled and badass surviver, ready to strike back.  Continue reading

Official Line-Up for the 70th Venice Film Festival

The line-up for the 70th edition of the world’s oldest film festival was announced today. Some of my favorite directors are showing off their new work at the festival this year like: Kim Ki-Duk, Lukas Moodysson and Sono Sion. There’s even a new Coppola: Gia (Sofia’s niece, the daughter of her deceased brother Gio) presenting her debut feature Palo Alto, hopefully joining the ranks of her other family members as an accomplished member of the industry.

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IN COMPETITION
The Rooftops dir. Merzak Allouache (Algeria, France)
L’intrepido dir. Gianni Amelio (Italy)
Miss Violence dir. Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
Tracks dir. John Curran (UK, Australia)
Via Castellana Bandiera dir. Emma Dante (Italy, Switzerland, France)
Tom at the Farm dir. Xavier Dolan (Canada, France)
Child of God dir. James Franco (USA)
Philomena dir. Stephen Frears (UK)
La Jalousie dir. Philippe Garrel (France)
The Zero Theorem dir. Terry Gilliam (UK, USA)
Ana Arabia dir. Amos Gitai (Israel, France)
Under the Skin dir. Jonathan Glazer (UK, USA)
Joe dir. David Gordon Green (USA)
The Police Officer’s Wife dir. Philip Groning (Germany)
Kaze tachinu dir. Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)
The Unknown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld dir. Errol Morris (USA)
Night Moves dir. Kelly Reichardt (USA)
Sacro GRA dir. Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)
Stray Dogs dir. Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan-France)

OUT OF COMPETITION
Space Pirate Captain Harlock dir. Aramaki Shinji (Japan)
Gravity dir. Alfonso Cuaron (USA)
Moebius dir. Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
Locke dir. Steven Knight (UK)
Unforgiven dir. Lee Sang-Il (Japan)
Wolf Creek 2 dir. Greg McLean (Australia)
Home from Home — Chronicle of a Vision dir. Edgar Reitz (Germany)
The Canyons dir. Paul Schrader (U.S.)
Che strano chiamarsi Federico Scola racconta Fellini dir. Ettore Scola (Italy)
Walesa. Man of Hope dir. Andrzej Wajda & Ewa Brodzka (Poland)

OUT OF COMPETITION — DOCUMENTARIES
Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily dir. Salvo Cuccia (Italy, USA)
Pine Ridge dir. Anna Eborn (Denmark)
The Armstrong Lie Alex Gibney (U.S.)
Ukraine Is Not Brothel dir. Kitty Green (Australia)
Amazonia dir. Thierry Ragobert (France-Brazil)
Til Madness Do Us Apart dir. Wang Bing (Hong Kong, China, France, Japan)
At Berkeley dir. Frederick Wiseman (USA)

HORIZON
Je m’appelle Hmmm… dir. Agnes B. (France)
Little Brother dir. Serik Aprymov (Kazakhstan)
Il terzo tempo dir. Enrico Maria Artale (Italy)
Eastern Boys dir. Robin Campillo (France)
Palo Alto dir. Gia Coppola (U.S.)
Ruin dir. Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Michael Cody (Australia)
Fish and Cat dir. Shahram Mokri (Iran)
We Are the Best! dir. Lukas Moodysson (Sweden-Denmark)
Wolfschildren dir. Rick Ostermann (Germany)
La vida despues dir. David Pablos (Mexico)
Algunas Chicas dir. Santiago Palavecino (Argentina)
Medeas dir. Andrea Pallaoro (USA, Italy)
Still Life dir. Uberto Pasolini (UK)
Piccola Patria dir. Alessandro Rossetto (Italy)
La prima neve dir. Andrea Segre (Italy)
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? dir. Sono Sion (Japan)
The Sacrament dir. Ti West (USA)

Other interesting films could be The Sacrament, from horror director Ti West, David Gordon Green’s new film Joe (in competition) and documentary on Federico Fellini by Ettore Scola. I’m probably not anticipating the same films that most people are, because of my snobbish tastes, so what are you looking forward to?