Official Trailer - Girlhood (Bande de filles)
Directed by Céline Sciamma. Starring Karidja Toure, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, and Marietou Toure.
I am a big of Céline Sciamma’s work and this looks excellent. It’s has already been getting great reviews. One can be read here. I spend a lot of time wishing for movies like this to get made. So I get excited every now and then when a film featuring black characters especially black female characters being shown as people with real lives makes an appearance. Absolutely can’t wait for a stateside release. In the meantime check out Sciamma’s other work which is readily available on Netflix.
(via Shadow & Act )
Official Trailer for the 52nd New York Film Festival
I love this festival. It makes me sad I won’t be volunteering this year after 3 years. But I have already bought a few tickets including Sundance favorite Whiplash and Asia Argento’s film with my girl Charlotte Gainsbourg, Misunderstood and I plan on checking out more. This year is another incredible lineup and can’t wait!
The festival begins September 26 with opening night film, Gone Girl and ends October 12th. If you find yourself in NYC around that time do yourself a favor and check it out.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
Black Girls Talking Episode 33
This week we discuss what’s been happening in Ferguson, MO, Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video and Taylor Swift fatigue, comic book movies and more.
As mentioned in this episode, here are links to some great pieces about what is and has been happening in Ferguson:
Trailer - Wetlands
Directed by David Wnendt. Starring Carla Juri and Christoph Letkowski. Based on the German novel by Charlotte Roche.
I read a review of this film when it was at Sundance earlier this year and it sounded insane. Never have I kept my legs crossed so hard while reading a review.
Also, the trailer is not that terrible but you probably shouldn’t watch in on full volume at your desk.
In limited release beginning September 5th
A lot of my childhood is wrapped in the films of Robin Williams. I am actually just realizing how much possibly more than actor. His work will always mean something to me.
Trailer - Interstellar
I normally don’t post multiple trailers unless the first trailer was a super teaser but this just looks too good to pass up. It’s no secret that I am a big Nolan fan but this looks great. Can’t wait.
Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, and John Lithgow
Comic-Con Trailer - Mad Max: Fury Road
Directed by George Miller. Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz.
This was a great trailer but I am still not sure how I am feeling about this. I’m excited but also unsure. As I have said before I am a fan of the original Mad Max trilogy (Beyond The Thunderdome is my personal favorite) This could be very solid and I am looking forward to seeing it next year.
Game of Thrones' season 4 blooper reel
Trailer - Whiplash
Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller, JK Simmons and Paul Reiser.
This was a big hit at Sundance and now I know why. It’s a lot darker and intense than I was expecting and it was great. This looks quite good and definitely looking forward to seeing it.
Whiplash will play at the Toronto International Film Festival and will arrive in theaters October 10th.
(via The Playlist)
I think Lafayette will be the only person I will miss from this show.
"Cutting through it was the lacerating catharsis of whatever guitar she was channeling the life force of at the moment. While Annie played, her body lost the robotic rigidity and, in a couple instances, she melted onto the floor in flashes of such intense focus that I found myself tearing up from the whole spectacle of it. Toward the end, she pretended to collapse on stage, wiped out by the power of her guitar solo and revived only by the presence of a new guitar. The juxtaposition was beautiful and resonant: Here was a person escaping the robotic and the electric, becoming human through the power of music. The medium was the message. It was fucking cool and also fucking brilliant."