The Child in Time
Stephen Lewis is faced with the unthinkable after he loses his only child, Kate, in a supermarket. The Child in Time is "a lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen." The program is adapted by Stephen Butchard from Ian McEwan's novel and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Saskia Reeves, and Stephen Campbell Moore. The Child in Time will be broadcasted on 24 September on BBC One.
Just like Jake Gyllenhaal said to Heath Ledger, "I wish I knew how to quit you," I just can't quit you, Benedict Cumberbatch. I am super excited for The Child in Time because A) its Cumberbatch working with the BBC (and y'all know I'm weak for the BBC), B) It's coming out like next week, and C) I just can't (won't) get over how great Cumberbatch is. The Child in Time is sure to pack a punch with emotions as well seeing as it's a missing child drama - and I just love those Cumberbatch realism dramas. Thank you, BBC
Related: My Favorite Films... Wreckers
All the Money in the World
Directed by Ridley Scott
Based on historical events, All the Money in the World focuses on the events surrounding the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III for his ties to the Getty family fortune. The film, directed by legendary director Ridley Scott, stars Michelle Williams as Gail Harris, Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase, Charlie Plummer as John Paul Getty III, and Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty. The film is set for release on 8 December.
All the Money in the World looks stylish, thrilling, and dramatic (all the traits I love in a movie). Ridley Scott, a master of his craft, seems to have constructed a wonderful biopic (Plus, I get weak in the knees for any sort of stylish biopic). On top of that, the cast is made up of some of the greatest actors currently working (minus Mark Wahlberg #Yikes). I'm super excited to see this film now, and I wouldn't be surprised either if All the Money in the World became a front-runner in this year's award season.
The Current War
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
The Current War, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, dramatizes the War of Currents between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, Katherine Waterston as Marguerite Erskine, and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla. The film will be released on 24 November.
Guilty. Again. The Cumberbatch is back. Sorry. I will admit though... I'm not too impressed by this trailer. I thought this film was going to better than this trailer shows (which it may still be... It's just a trailer right... But then again, if the trailer ain't good...). And it's clear the partnership of Weinstein and Cumberbatch was meant to cause big award season buzz, but it doesn't seem to be panning out that way. #Yikes.
Directed by Alexander Payne
To solve the problem of overpopulation, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to 5 inches tall. Discovering the benefits of 'downsizing,' Paul Safranek and his wife Audrey decide to abandon their big lives to become small. Downsizing is directed by Alexander Payne and stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, and Christoph Waltz. The film is due in cinemas 22 December.
Alexander Payne has made some of the best social films in the recent years. His films like The Decedents and Nebraska are unforgivingly human. Downsizing has the traits of another great Payne hit. This trailer promises the social themes in this film will match Payne's style of dramatizing ubiquitous human issues, something everyone can relate to. After watching this trailer, I'm actually quite excited to see this film (something I probably wouldn't have said last week).
Directed by Francis Lawrence
A Russian spy, whose main tactic is to seduced men into submission, is thwarted when she falls for a CIA agent. Red Sparrow is based on the spy novel by Jason Matthews and is directed by Francis Lawrence. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, and Jeremy Irons and will be released 2 March 2018.
Here we see Jennifer Lawrence trying to be Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde. Except more sexualized (typical, can't have a female protagonist without sexualizing her). I'm not sure how I feel about this movie... It seems like the filmmakers think they're being really radical, but in reality, they're just having women spread their legs for the men. Typical.
Click the images below to read each article
Red Carpet Interviews
Toronto International Film Festival 2022
Film East Chats Podcast on BBC Radio Norfolk
This is a small section of episodes from the Film East podcast. Click here to listen to all episodes.