Five new international character posters for the upcoming biopic "Darkest Hour" have been released! The film, which stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn, was directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything). "Darkest Hour" will be arriving in select theaters on November 22nd, 2017. What are your guy's thoughts on the posters? #DarkestHour#JoeWright#GaryOldman#LilyJames#KristinScottThomas#StephenDillane#RonaldPickup#BenMendelsohn#NewPosters
LAF – Movie Review:
The New World (2005)
Director & Writer: Terrence Malick
Producer: Sarah Green
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Synopsis: The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
The New World - in my eyes, is amazing. The retelling of Pocahontas on a much more deserving societal impact. Starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, Ben Mendelsohn, David Thewlis. This film delivers a beautiful hypnotic view on what in essence is a devastating love story. The on-screen chemistry between the leads is elegant, palpable and deserved. Pain is felt throughout the use of expression and action, rather than speech. The beautiful Lubezki photography that harmonises the theme of time and expression of love towards nature and the harshness of human impact on something that proves the fact – the world would be far better off without humans in it. Visual storytelling that has some amazing action scenes + an amazing orchestral score.
Benedict Andrews - Una (2016) Well... This was a messed up movie. A great cast tells the story of Una (Rooney Mara) who at the age of 13 had was abused by Ray (Ben Mendelssohn) and is now, 15 years later trying to find him to get some kind of closure. However it soon becomes clear that her motivation is motivated by some kind of post traumatic stress, which involves a feeling of abandonment by her abuser. Psychologically complex, brilliantly acted and disturbing, not an easy movie to watch. (4/5) #movie#film#nowwatching#cinema#cinephile#screencap#screenshot#abuse#rooneymara#benmendelsohn#psychologicalabuse#drama
Una (Rooney Mara) and tracks down an older man to get answers of what really happened 15 years ago when Una who was just 13 at the time, ran away with her next door neighbor Ray (Ben Mendelsohn). Ray, who served time for sexual assault of a minor, has changed his name and is successful businessman. You don't really know what Una wants by trying to find him but I don't think she knows what she wants also.
It's a touchy subject but they don't really examine it too much, it's more of the consequences afterwards. Una is now almost 30 and totally lost and damaged while Ray served his time and now moved on, forgetting his past.
While I didn't really get into the movie that much, there are fantastic performances from Mara and Mendelsohn. He is a very underrated actor starting to get some notice.
Everything that wasn't just them two interacting didn't really work; I thought Una visiting Ray on an important work day was a unnecessary plot device.
#LosAngeles . I'm not sad to be leaving you. Because this isn't a proper goodbye. You wormed your way into my heart incredibly quickly and I know I'll be back as soon as realistically possible. (I seriously need to get the idea of moving into the #LaBrea area out of my head, because I'm pretty darn smitten...) Thank you for treating me to the most breathtaking panoramic views from both The #GriffithObservatory and #UniversalStudios , for allowing me to listen to #BenMendelsohn in actual person, and for making me giggle every time I passed one of #DannyTrejo 's new restaurants. I've taken studio tours, watched live comedy, trekked on down to the beach, witnessed the God of Thunder's latest adventure, visited the set of #Westworld - and even managed to make a flying visit to #Hogwarts . In short, I've been far too excited about far too many things... But thank you most of all to my incredible part-time tour guide @showbizsimon who had me scared shitless at last night's #UniversalHHN and who rode the #JurassicPark ride twice (YOU GET A BIT WET, MATE, DON'T YOU) just to keep me company. LA gives good raptor, y'all. But now? It's #Portland time. #Throwcation
The best way to describe Benedict Andrew’s Una is that it is a tough pill to swallow. Adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird, this disturbing drama (borderline thriller) is worth a watch for its unflinching performances and chemistry between the two leads. Rooney Mara and Ruby Stokes share the screen as our titular character, Una. Una tracks down the middle-aged neighbor, played by Ben Mendlsohn, who sexually abused her at thirteen. The film jumps between Una confronting her abuser in the present day and the events that transpired between them 15 years earlier. This film can be compared to Lolita, but it goes beyond the fetishizing of an inappropriate sexual relationship; it shows us the consequences. This is essentially a film about two people seeing each other for the first time in 15 years, still stuck in the moment that changed the course of their lives. Una’s heavy subject matter could have been too provocative, but the simple cinematography leaves us lingering and pulls away before we are shown too much. What easily could have turned into a revenge drama at any point is instead a deeply twisted character study between Mara and Mendelsohn’s characters that push our buttons but never crosses the line. Ruby Stokes, who plays young Una, gives an evocative and vulnerable performance. But it’s Mara and Mendelsohn who are at the top of their game. 3.5/5