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Director Justin Kurzel has flexed his filmmaking muscles a few different ways so far in his career. He broke out with the stomach-churning thriller “The Snowtown Murders,” delivered his atmospheric take on Shakespeare‘s “Macbeth…

The blandly named Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures (that’s like calling a sports team Equipment Management Baseball Collective) are trying to make big waves, and quickly, among Hollywood’s establishment. Honcho Bryon Allen has been throwing money around, picking up Keanu Reeves vehicle “Replicas” and Kennedy family drama “Chappaquiddick” during the Toronto International Film Festival, when all the other buyers were keeping their wallets closed. Continue reading Christian Bale Heads To Oscar Season With ‘Hostiles’ at The Playlist.

TELLURIDE – Where do we even start with Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles”? Well, let’s get the specifics out of the way first. The independently financed western, which premiered at the 44th Telluride Film Festival, is set in 1892 toward the end of the American government’s systematic decimation of the Native American people. “Hostiles” follows Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), a retiring Army captain who is ordered to accompany, along with a number of other soldiers under his command, a dying Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family (Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher and Xavier Horsechief) from New Mexico to Montana. Continue reading ‘Hostiles’: Christian Bale And Rosamund Pike Can’t Save Overstuffed And Problematic Western [Telluride] at The Playlist.

Hot of the heels of its World Premiere at Telluride, and gearing up for its North American bow at TIFF, Scott Cooper‘s “Hostiles” is the biggest acquisition title on the festival slate. And with buzz already swirling around Christian Bale‘s performance, a pretty damn terrific new trailer is here to stoke anticipation. The crew assembled here is pretty incredible with Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, and Q’orianka Kilcher rounding out the ensemble cast, with cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi (“Spotlight,” “Out Of The Furnace”) and a score by Max Richter (“The Leftovers,” “Waltz With Bashir“). Continue reading ‘Hostiles’ Trailer: Christian Bale Faces The Wild West at The Playlist.

The Telluride Film Festival has earned its reputation as one of the best-curated film events in the world and this year’s lineup is no exception. Contrary to popular opinion, the programmers don’t make their selections in regards to a film’s Oscar chances as much as whether they think it will challenge or captivate the faithful moviegoers who spend $780 (or more) for passes (it’s not a cheap fest, but to the regulars it’s movie heaven). Continue reading Telluride Film Festival: 10 Most Anticipated Films at The Playlist.

The Telluride Film Festival has earned its reputation as one of the best-curated film events in the world and this year’s lineup is no exception. Contrary to popular opinion, the programmers don’t make their selections in regards to a film’s Oscar chances as much as whether they think it will challenge or captivate the faithful moviegoers who spend $780 (or more) for passes (it’s not a cheap fest, but to the regulars it’s movie heaven). Continue reading Telluride Film Festival: 10 Most Anticipated Films at The Playlist.

You won’t be able to turn around at the Toronto International Film Festival this year without bumping into a high profile movie, but certainly one of the biggest is “Hostiles.” The new film from writer/director Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart,” “Out Of The Furnance“) will be making its World Premiere, and its brimming with the potential and talent, starting with the cast. Continue reading First Look: Christian Bale In ‘Hostiles’ at The Playlist.

  He’s done very fine work before and after his time in the cowl, but it’s likely that Christian Bale will always be first and foremost remembered as the star of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” movies. The Oscar-winning actor had some high-profile leading roles before 2005 — “Empire Of The Sun,” “Reign Of Fire,” “Newsies” — but it was “Batman Begins” that vaulted him onto the A-list, and though he’s worked with A-list directors ever since, it’s probably what gets him recognized on the street most often now. Continue reading Christian Bale Says He Doesn’t Watch Superhero Films, Or Ever Want To Do Another One at The Playlist.

The Armenian genocide drama — starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac — opened to just $4.1 million over the weekend in North America. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office