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Wildlife Trailer Teases Paul Dano’s Wonderful Directorial Debut and Powerhouse Performances from Mulligan & Gyllenhaal

IFC Films released the first teaser trailer for Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine), co-written along with Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), and based on the Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. The film stars Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education) and a very trailer busy Jake Gyllenhaal who we also got a look at in the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers.

Check out the first teaser trailer for Wildlife below:

Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe, played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job — and his sense of purpose — he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

The debut trailer really puts Mulligan’s powerhouse performance front and center. There is already some serious Oscar buzz for the actress which started almost immediately after the movie first screened at Sundance. It has since screened in other film festivals including being the opening film of Cannes Critics Week where Charles Tesson, the sidebar’s artistic director, described Wildlife as a “director-driven film in the vein of Jeff Nichols’ films.”

Wildlife

“I wanted to make a film for a long time,” Dano had told the Sundance audience gathered for his festival screening. “I was really moved by [Ford’s book], and I think something that he captured that I loved was the feeling that family is one of the greatest loves of our life. And because of that, it’s also one of the greatest sources of struggle and possibly pain in our life, and it’s because of love that we experience that pain. And so the compassion towards these sort of flawed parents, and witnessing that through the kid’s eyes, spoke to me.”

Wildlife

Wildlife will be released in theaters on October 19, 2018.


Images: IFC Films

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The Sisters Brothers Trailer Offers Up An Irreverent Look At An All-Star Western

Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers, the upcoming dark-comedy-western from director Jacques Audiard! The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851 and based on Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

Check out the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers below:

The trailer, set to a variation on Soft Cell’s 1980s classic “Tainted Love,” introduces the brothers with Eli (Reilly) ready to hang up his six-shooter and “open a store.” Charlie (Phoenix) is skeptical and likes their current gig — as well as having a taste for a tipple. Gyllenhaal is their prospector prey and Ahmed the chemist who’s developed a formula for finding gold. The film is Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or Winning Dheepan, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Starring as the title pair are Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Her, The Master) and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Wreck-It Ralph), and joining them in the film are Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Prisoners), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Venom).

Sisters Brothers

Audiard’s longtime collaborator Thomas Bidegain co-wrote the script with him and finally brought this long-in-development project to the screen. John C. Reilly originally optioned the novel and will act as one of the produces on the film. Incidentally, Budegain directed Reilly in the 2015 film Les Cowboys.

You can also check out the first poster for the film, which hails from France.

Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers will arrive in theaters later this year.


Images: Annapurna

‘End of Watch’ Trailer Gives Cops the Shaky Cam Movie We’ve All Been Asking For

Shaky cam!!!

Jake Gyllenhaal is back on our radar with a new cop movie (Co-Starring Michael Peña, who is awesome in general by the way). It is a story told through dash cams, eyewitness phones and cameras, yada, yada, yada. It is supposed to be gritty and organic and realistic. Reality television, only not as corny right? I mean, it looks okay to be honest. As long as it does not come off as gimmicky as it sounds, it could be a good movie.

Plus is that Anna Kendrick? I’d watch a movie with her that’s not Twilight. And Natalie Martinez from Detroit 187? Yeah, I watch that, I need my Detective Sanchez fix.

End of Watch, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez

Too bad they had to be like “from the writer of The Fast and the Furious.” Because that was possibly the worst dialogue for a movie not released direct to DVD. – “I smell…skanks. Why don’t you girls pack it up before I leave tread marks on your face.”

You know what’s worse than that line? Having Michelle Rodriguez deliver it. So yeah…we’ll see about this movie.