Today on indieWIRE: Actor-turned-director Paddy Considine opens up about his first feature, 'The Kennedys' gets trashed, and 'Source Code' goes for Manhattan.
- Paddy Considine, recognized in the States for his acting turns in 'In America' and 'Hot Fuzz,' makes the leap to directing with his first feature, 'Tyrannosaur.' Considine sat down with indieWIRE for a blunt discussion about why he chose to direct this film. "To be perfectly honest," admitted Considine, "it came out of all the things I didn't like about directing, acting, cinema or British film."
- With so many entries in this year's New Directors/New Films festival, it could be hard to sort out the good from the well-intentioned. Thankfully, indieWIRE's Eric Kohn was on the scene to reflect upon this year's standouts and less successful films.
- In indieWIRE's weekly roundup of photos, Hole reunited, 'Source Code' had a glamorous New York bow, the Dallas International Film Festival kicked off, New Directors/New Films raged on in Manhattan, and Liza Minnelli met 'Monica Velour.'
- indieWIRE was lucky enough to get their hands on an exclusive clip from the documentary 'Blank City,' which delves into the film movement that came out of New York City in the late '70s.
- This year's winner for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars, 'In a Better World,' finally hits theaters Stateside. Click here to review Leonard Maltin's review
- For those of you who check out 'Source Code' this weekend (and you really should!), be sure to read Spout's dissection of the ending -- one that's open for interpretation.
- Caryn James panned the long-delayed miniseries 'The Kennedys.' "Poor Greg Kinnear. Poor Tom Wilkinson," she wrote. "I came away from the ham-fisted miniseries feeling bad for those actors, because they are quite good as JFK and his father, Joe. (You'll notice I didn't add "Poor Katie Holmes" as Jackie.) Kinnear and Wilkinson don't have two worthwhile lines or scenes in the entire series, though. 'The Kennedys' is clumsy in its writing, dull in its direction, not even interesting enough to be a hoot." Ouch!
categories 'fone Finds