Cillian Murphy

‘Free Fire’ Review: An Audacious, Monotonous, Feature-Length Shootout

by Matt Singer September 9, 2016 @ 1:13 PM
I’ve already heard one colleague refer to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, in which an arms deal goes wrong and escalates into an almost 90-minute-long shootout, as a kind of cinematic high-wire act. But high-wire acts don’t last 90 minutes; watching somebody balance on a wire for 90 minutes would get pretty boring if that’s all they were doing. There’s an audaciousness to Free Fire that’s self-defeating. Yes, Wheatley pulled off a feature-length gun battle. But the result is so monotonous that I ran out of patience long before the participants ran out of bullets.

‘Free Fire’ Red Band Trailer Skips the Small Talk and Heads Straight For the Guns

by Britt Hayes September 9, 2016 @ 8:37 AM
It’s about time. After months of waiting, the first (red band!) trailer for Free Fire has arrived on the heels of last night’s midnight premiere at TIFF. The latest thriller from Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) features an all-star roster, including Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Wheatley favorite Michael Smiley in the story of an arms deal gone terribly wrong.

‘Anthropoid’ Trailer: Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy Plot an Assassination

by Britt Hayes June 16, 2016 @ 2:26 PM
Bleecker Street
Cillian Murphy has not one, but two World War II films on the horizon: Dunkirk, which reunites him with Inception director Christopher Nolan, and Anthropoid, an assassination thriller co-starring Jamie Dornan. The trailer for the latter has arrived, giving us our first official look at the duo as they plot to kill a high-ranking S.S. officer — and yes, obviously it’s based on a true story.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Will Dominate Some Nazis in ‘Anthropoid’

by Britt Hayes March 2, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Chances are, if you weren’t familiar with Jamie Dornan before Fifty Shades of Grey, you were left with a deeply unimpressed feeling about the actor and his performance in that film. But if you’re a fan of his work on the UK series The Fall, you know he’s got some serious chops when given the right material. And it seems like his next project has the potential to provide the right material, pairing him with Cillian Murphy in a WWII thriller.

Will 'Transcendence' Cause You To Transcend? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

by Mike Ryan April 18, 2014 @ 8:40 AM
Warner Bros.
Right now, as you’re reading this, 'Transcendence' is playing at a multiplex somewhere within driving distance of where you live. Johnny Depp ('The Astronaut’s Wife') stars as a man who becomes a computer – transcends, if you will – as he explores the limits (or lack of limits) of his newfound power. Here, we answer every question that you could possibly have about 'Transcendence.'

'Transcendence' Evolves With Six New Clips

by Britt Hayes April 6, 2014 @ 2:16 PM
Warner Bros.
We're just a couple of weeks away from the unveiling of 'Transcendence,' Wally Pfister's directorial debut, and if you're not excited enough about it, Warner Bros. has just released six -- count 'em, six! -- clips from the new sci-fi film. We have officially reached peak promotion.