Posts by Charles Bramesco

It Must Be Heaven – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman hits the road, but home follows close behind.

Frankie – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Isabelle Huppert gives a gentle tour de force in Ira Sachs’ existential Portuguese getaway.

Young Ahmed – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

The Dardenne brothers’ latest focuses on a young Islamic extremist with a deadly mission.

The Wild Goose Lake – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Diao Yinan cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic.

Rocketman

By Charles Bramesco

Elton John gets the paint-by-numbers biopic treatment in this jumble of troubled-genius clichés.

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Bacarau – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

In a secluded Brazilian village, tradition and modernity collide with bizarre, hyperviolent results.

Evil isn’t clowning around in the It Chapter Two trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The grown-up cast includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader.

The Hustle

By Charles Bramesco

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play a pair of con artists in this gender-flipped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Ana Lily Amirpour is remaking Cliffhanger with Jason Momoa

By Charles Bramesco

He’ll play second banana to a female lead this update of the 1993 Sylvester Stallone vehicle.

Whole Lotta Love: A Led Zeppelin documentary is coming your way

By Charles Bramesco

A feature-length look one of the greatest bands in rock history is heading to the Cannes market.

Death comes to China in The Farewell’s first trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Awkwafina gives a moving performance in the Sundance breakout.

Sylvester Stallone is remaking a South Korean gangster epic

By Charles Bramesco

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is coming to America.

Everything we know about Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

By Charles Bramesco

Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss and Christoph Waltz are all entering the Wes-verse.

Gotta go fast to watch the new Sonic The Hedgehog trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Jim Carrey twiddles his orange moustache as the nefarious Dr Robotnik.

The new Final Cut promises a definitive Apocalypse Now

By Charles Bramesco

At the third time of asking, Francis Ford Coppola has finally cracked it.

The first trailer for Young Ahmed courts controversy

By Charles Bramesco

The premise of the Dardenne brothers’ latest has already raised eyebrows.

New casting for Bond 25 revealed in broadcast from Jamaica

By Charles Bramesco

New baddie Rami Malek will be joined by Ana de Armas and Billy Magnussen.

At the Oscars, new rules for Netflix and international films

By Charles Bramesco

Streaming isn’t going anywhere any time soon – and there’s a change in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Get a double dose of Will Smith in the Gemini Man trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The actor plays both an assassin and his target in Ang Lee’s latest epic.

Rambo’s official slot machine, coming soon to a casino near you

By Charles Bramesco

A licensing deal with Millennium Films could lead to some odd tie-ins.

Spike Lee has started casting his new Civil War drama

By Charles Bramesco

Lucy Hale and Lucas Till are the first actors attached to Son of the South.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series sets a path for Cannes

By Charles Bramesco

Too Old to Die Young will premiere in an Out of Competition slot next month.

A classic Nick Cave soundtrack is being released on vinyl for the first time

By Charles Bramesco

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford OST arrives on whiskey-coloured wax this month.

Little

By Charles Bramesco

Regina Hall is transformed into a younger version of herself in this derivative age-swap comedy.

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Free Solo directors plan heist thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal

By Charles Bramesco

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi are poised to make their first foray into narrative filmmaking.

Bong Joon-ho ratchets up the dread in first Parasite trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The South Korean master has returned to his homeland for this follow-up to Okja.

André Holland joins Damien Chazelle’s Netflix series

By Charles Bramesco

The Moonlight and High Flying Bird star is the first casting announcement for musical drama The Eddy.

Saudi Arabia is building a movie economy from the ground up

By Charles Bramesco

The country’s newly announced multi-billion dollar film program has global implications.

Joaquin Phoenix puts on a happy face in the first Joker trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Director Todd Phillips gives the clown prince of crime a tragic slant.

Terrence Malick’s latest film is now called A Hidden Life

By Charles Bramesco

The project formerly known as Radegund looks set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jim Jarmusch returns with the first The Dead Don’t Die trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The director’s zombie-themed latest stars Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.

Studio Ghibli wins April Fools’ Day (again)

By Charles Bramesco

The Japanese animation house continued a noble tradition by teasing a fake upcoming sequel.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are getting into the legal weed business

By Charles Bramesco

The Pineapple Express pair are launching their own official weed brand.

Angelina Jolie poised to join Chloe Zhao’s Marvel movie

By Charles Bramesco

The A-list star is in talks to join the rising indie director’s next film The Eternals.

Brace for nostalgia, the Toy Story 4 trailer is here

By Charles Bramesco

Butt-kicking Bo Peep! Evil ventriloquist dummies! An existential fork!

The Cannes-Netflix stalemate continues with a full shutout in 2019

By Charles Bramesco

Don’t expect to see Martin Scorsese on the Croisette this year.

Five Feet Apart

By Charles Bramesco

Two terminally-ill teens fall in love in this all-the-feels ‘rom-traum’ from director Justin Baldoni.

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Latest Avengers: Endgame trailer teases new uniforms, haircuts

By Charles Bramesco

Hawkeye has a mohawk in the new promo for the Russo brothers’ Marvel melee.

Broadway smash The Humans is coming to the silver screen

By Charles Bramesco

A24 has tapped Richard Jenkins, Steven Yeun, and Amy Schumer.

Love, Death & Robots

By Charles Bramesco

This NSFW animated anthology sees Tim Miller and David Fincher team up to disastrous effect.

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Steve Bannon gets the documentary treatment in The Brink trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The notorious Trump advisor is the subject of Alison Klayman’s latest.

Model students raise a little hell in the Booksmart trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein star in a distaff Superbad.

The Late Night trailer shakes up a hidebound talk show institution

By Charles Bramesco

Emma Thompson is an aging TV host; Mindy Kaling is the new staff writer challenging her to do more.

Netflix is turning ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ into a miniseries

By Charles Bramesco

The Spanish-language show will be the first filmed version of Gabriel García Márquez’s literary classic.

Star-packed Roger Ailes drama gets an awards season release

By Charles Bramesco

John Lithgow will play the late, disgraced head of Fox News.

Oscar Isaac wants to lead the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film

By Charles Bramesco

He’s already nailed Solid Snake’s permanent five o’clock shadow.

Rami Malek poised for villain role in Bond 25

By Charles Bramesco

Whether the Oscar-winning actor will make use of his own teeth has yet to be specified.

Pokémon run Pok-amok in the new Detective Pikachu trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Ryan Reynolds’ Pikachu is on the case (and a dangerous dose of caffeine.)

A new Blue Velvet release will contain a trove of lost material

By Charles Bramesco

Nearly an hour of unused scenes and alternate takes accompany the Criterion disc.

Denzel Washington likes Michael B Jordan for his next feature

By Charles Bramesco

Journal for Jordan, his directorial follow-up to Fences, will tally the cost of war on the home front.

Crank up the volume on the trailer for punk epic Her Smell

By Charles Bramesco

Elisabeth Moss whirls through director Alex Ross Perry’s latest like a hurricane.

Daniel Kaluuya may star in a different sort of Black Panther film

By Charles Bramesco

The Get Out star is in talks to play civil rights martyr Fred Hampton in a new drama.

Watch the trailer for The Souvenir, Joanna Hogg’s memoir of passion

By Charles Bramesco

Honor Swinton Byrne and her mother Tilda star in the critically-lauded drama.

American Girl dolls to come alive in new live-action film

By Charles Bramesco

Could this be Edwardian-era tot Samantha's big break?

Witness the origins of Middle-Earth in the Tolkien trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The new film explores the younger years of the Lord of the Rings author.

The Fab Four are no more in the Yesterday trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’ new comedy, the Beatles have been erased from history.

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson fleece rich men in The Hustle trailer

By Charles Bramesco

This remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels reverses the gender dynamic.

Lars von Trier is now making his movies into diamonds

By Charles Bramesco

There is also a VR component to the strange new exhibition.

Will Ferrell reprises Ron Burgundy role for a new podcast

By Charles Bramesco

Listen to the first episode in the series now, recorded inside a glass case of emotion.

Jia Zhangke takes up the iPhone for a new short film

By Charles Bramesco

The Chinese director’s The Bucket is much more than a commercial.

Get four chilling glimpses of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By Charles Bramesco

A quartet of ghouls appear in new previews for the horror anthology.

Hobbs and Shaw gets a testosterone-fuelled first trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham join forces in the Fast & Furious spin-off.

Pedro Almodóvar gets pensive in the Pain & Glory trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star in the Spanish master’s 21st film.

Peter Jackson will chronicle the Beatles’ Let It Be sessions in new documentary

By Charles Bramesco

The director will draw on over 55 hours of never-before-seen footage.

Julie Dash will fight the power with an Angela Davis biopic

By Charles Bramesco

The civil rights leader will be the subject of the director’s first narrative feature since 1991.

RIP Dušan Makavejev – Founder of the Black Wave and lifelong radical

By Charles Bramesco

The pillar of midcentury Yugoslav cinema leaves an antic, subversive body of work.

After much delay, Xavier Dolan’s latest finally gets a trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The Death and Life of John F Donovan has had a long road to theatres.

Fiona Shaw and Kristin Scott Thomas join the Fleabag cast

By Charles Bramesco

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s breakout comedy is returning this year with some familiar faces.

Matthew McConaughey kicks back in new The Beach Bum trailer

By Charles Bramesco

He’s taking it nice and easy in Harmony Korine’s follow-up to Spring Breakers.

What will the future of Netflix look like?

By Charles Bramesco

The streaming giant has undergone a number of interesting shakeups in recent weeks.

Five things we learned from the 2019 Oscars nominations

By Charles Bramesco

Key takeaways from this year’s slate of Academy selections.

Steven Soderbergh takes on the NBA in High Flying Bird trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The director shot the feature on an iPhone 7 modified with special lenses.

An eerie new trailer for Claire Denis’ High Life has entered orbit

By Charles Bramesco

The French director’s sci-fi masterpiece stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche.

Billy Zane is playing Marlon Brando in a new biopic

By Charles Bramesco

Waltzing with Brando tracks the late Hollywood icon’s strange partnership with an architect.

Everything we know about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

By Charles Bramesco

Checking in on the director’s long-gestating, Timothée Chalamet-starring sci-fi epic.

Jim Jarmusch teams up with experimental lute player for new album

By Charles Bramesco

‘An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil’ is out 8 February via Sacred Bones.

Martin Scorsese’s new Bob Dylan documentary is coming to Netflix

By Charles Bramesco

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story is set for release later this year.

Art will kill you in the Velvet Buzzsaw trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Dan Gilroy reteams with Jake Gyllenhaal for his urbane new psychothriller.

Regina Hall is 12 again in the trailer for Little

By Charles Bramesco

She stars alongside Issa Rae in the upcoming body-change comedy.

Could you watch a film inside a coffin?

By Charles Bramesco

A Swedish film festival is offering attendees a macabre new viewing experience.

The 76th Golden Globes – a night in soundbites

By Charles Bramesco

Silly, stirring, or sage, here are the evening’s choice quotes.

Fifty Shades Freed

By Charles Bramesco

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan go out with a whimper in this mildly titillating trilogy capper.

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The Post

By Charles Bramesco

Steven Spielberg recounts the story of the Pentagon Papers – with one eye on Donald Trump – in this strangely unsatisfying political drama.

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Stronger

By Charles Bramesco

David Gordon Green teams up with Jake Gyllenhaal to bring us a biopic that’s harder, better, faster...

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Girls Trip

By Charles Bramesco

There’s plenty to like about this fun and frisky comedy, not least the brilliant female cast.

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Riley Keough on why she loves working on independent movies

By Charles Bramesco

The American star discusses her role in the claustrophobic thriller It Comes at Night.

Baby Driver

By Charles Bramesco

Edgar Wright’s finely-tuned latest is a glorious joyride that will leave you spinning.

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Funeral Parade of Roses offers a peek into a hidden world

By Charles Bramesco

Toshio Matsumoto’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece offers a vital perspective on gender, sexuality and identity.

Daniel Clowes: ‘Wilson is like my nemesis – but I admire him also’

By Charles Bramesco

The renowned American comic artist discusses the latest adaptation of his work.

Moonlight

By Charles Bramesco

Barry Jenkins’ low-key examination of black life in America is an aching romance of the very highest order.

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What does death look like on Lonergan’s North Shore?

By Charles Bramesco

A Massachusetts native offers a candidly personal take on Manchester by the Sea.

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