Articles Tagged 'Sam Riley'

Matt Smith in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Photo: Lionsgate)

FIRST LOOK: Matt Smith in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

The clip you are about to see comes with two warnings. The first is simply one of carefully-managed expectations, in that any Doctor Who fans desperate to see Matt Smith deliver one of his great monologues, or even talk out loud—in the trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be disappointed. In truth he’s […]


Andrea Riseborough: Madonna Has ‘Incredible Focus’ as Director, Wallis Simpson ‘Inspiring’ and ‘Sad’

Things have never been so good for 29-year-old British actress Andrea Riseborough, whose career is rapidly ascending. Her talents have been displayed on screen at the Venice Film Festival, where the eagerly awaited film W.E. — directed by Madonna — has had its world premiere. Riseborough plays the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who married King […]

‘Brighton Rock’ With Helen Mirren Will Hit U.S. Theaters

Some great news: Brighton Rock, the acclaimed new adaptation of Graham Greene‘s classic novel, will be seen in U.S. theaters this summer, thanks to IFC. The film depicts the story of Pinkie, a lowly gangster who romances a naive, lonely waitress, Rose, after she discovers evidence he committed murder. Fans of British cinema will certainly […]

Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie: Other Stars Who’ve Played Brit Rockers

Sacha Baron Cohen wants an Oscar, damn it! After years of presenting at various award ceremonies and shocking the audience with gleefully crude antics, the Borat comedian has decided he wants to go for the gold himself. And what better way to do that than to play a tragic and beloved real-life figure like Queen […]

Control Is On a Roll: Ian Curtis Film Dominates the BIFA Awards

Ian Curtis biopic Control won five British Independent Film Awards, including Best Film, Most Promising Newcomer (Sam Riley), Best Director and Best Debut Director (Dutchman Anton Corbijn), and Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Toby Kebbell, who played Joy Division’s manager). (BBC) Ray Winstone‘s daughters, Lois and Jaime, brought a Goth edge to the BIFA red carpet. The […]

Ecstatic Reviews for Ian Curtis Biopic, Control

Five – count ’em – five big stars for Control (watch trailer) from The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw, who calls it the film of the year and adds, “What a fantastic film this is. [Director Anton] Corbijn famously started out as a photographer who recorded Joy Division‘s existence with still images, and, in triumph, he’s transferred […]