It’s been almost a year since Carol premiered and cosmically altered all of our lives, and now studios are looking for their next big lesbian drama feature. Like Carol, Disobedience is based on a book about two women in love whom society thinks shouldn’t be, and, also like Carol, Disobedience will star two incredibly talented actresses: Rachel Weisz has been a part of the project since about a week ago, and now Rachel McAdams is in talks to be her co-star.
Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’ might be the most heartbreaking movie of the year. Cianfrance’s (‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) latest looks at the many sides of grief and guilt, and how one’s joy may come at the expense of another’s pain.
And in other World War II-related movie news, here’s the first trailer for Denial, another new drama based on true events, this time a bit more recent. Rachel Weisz stars as Deborah E. Lipstadt, an author who becomes the subject of a lawsuit when she publicly slams a Holocaust denier. In an absurd and sadly familiar turn of events, Lipstadt is forced to prove the existence of the Holocaust in a court of law. If nothing else, Weisz looks to be giving one hell of a performance.
The new Tomb Raider might be making her way into Hollywood blockbusters, especially with the upcoming Jason Bourne, but Alicia Vikander is still intent on using her acting skills to make you weep. If you thought she was done sweeping up awards last year, the woman-who-never-stops-making-movies has another likely awards season contender this fall in ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ and you may want to get some tissues for it.
In 2013, Spike Jonze delivered one of the most poignant and thoughtful meditations on the complexities of relationships and humanity with Her. Two years later and Yorgos Lanthimos has given us what is perhaps the most definitive relationship film in years with The Lobster, a movie that explores the full spectrum of relationships with impeccable wit, delightfully dark humor and insights so sharp they verge on deadly.
The Light Between Oceans definitely looks like a Derek Cianfrance film: beautiful actors experiencing not-so-beautiful things in an emotionally devastating, intimate drama. The first trailer for the director’s follow-up to the divisive Place Beyond the Pines is here, featuring current Oscar hopefuls Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender in what could be an early contender for next year’s awards. If nothing else, this movie looks like it’s going to shatter your heart into a tiny thousand pieces.
Yorgos Lanthimos is responsible for such darkly satirical films as Dogtooth and Alps, but his latest might be his most heartfelt, perceptive and hilarious film yet. The trailer for The Lobster asks you to envision a world in which Colin Farrell is a mustached, lonely schlub faced with a rather alarming predicament: he has 45 days to find a mate, or he'll be transformed into an animal — at least he gets to choose the animal.
Man, am I glad I’m happily married.
'Oz, The Great and Powerful' is in theaters this weekend, and while the film serves as an origin story for the Wizard of Oz, it's the women who are truly great and powerful.
'Oz: The Great and Powerful' went all out for its red carpet premiere on Wednesday with a yellow brick road and even a recreation of James Franco's hot air balloon from the film. Though the rest of us have to wait until March 8 to see this in theaters, a new sneak peek has hit the web thanks to one of the Wicked Witches from the movie, Rachel Weisz.