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“The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” gets first look clip, new pics, feature on Empire magazine ahead of Telluride premiere

What a day, friends! While The Power of the Dog was making its world premiere at Venice, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain was paving its own way into festival season too!

Let’s start with the lovely first look clip:

On our gallery, you can find screencaptures we took from the clip, gorgeous new stills, one new behind the scene pic and the brand-new interview with Benedict about the film that can be found in the newest edition of Empire magazine:

Now, we just wait for the premiere and the first reactions!

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” gets first official trailer

What a day, folks!

Sony has just released the very first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home which premieres on the US on 17 December! Check out the trailer (plus the first stills from the movie and screencaps we took from the trailer) below:

And to promote the new trailer, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland appeared in a video shared via Sony Pictures official Instagram account:

Vanity Fair gives us a first look into “The Power of the Dog” with new stills and a release date

Earlier today, Vanity Fair published an exclusive look into The Power of the Dog and revealed it’s coming to Netflix worldwide on December 1st – following a limited theatrical release in November – which was later confirmed by Netflix.

Check out the piece and the new images below:


Jane Campion Finally Made a New Movie. She Gave It “Everything”

The Power of the Dog marks a homecoming for the Oscar winner—with a career-first twist.

BY DAVID CANFIELD AUGUST 23, 2021

Deep into a mid-September day in Horse Prairie, Montana, Jane Campion still hadn’t seen the dog. She’d been looking for hours while touring the ranch featured in the novel she was about to adapt, The Power of the Dog, and kept her search quiet. Why so secretive? The book, written by Thomas Savage, describes a rock outcropping on a nearby hillside that only a privileged few—including wily protagonist Phil Burbank—can identify as a running dog. Campion didn’t want to admit that she couldn’t find it. But as her guide, the Savage scholar Alan Weltzian, began driving them away at day’s end, she turned from her seat and stared into the distance, convinced she’d spotted it. She asked Weltzian to stop, exited the car, and made out a landform with “two little paws” in front. This was it. 

“It really felt like a kiss from Thomas Savage to me, to say, ‘Okay, this is yours,’” Campion says now. “‘You’ve seen the dog too.’”

The auspicious discovery also rather perfectly encapsulates Campion’s methods as a filmmaker—the way she so completely surrenders her “whole self” to every story she sets out to tell. “That’s the way it works when you really love your work,” she says over Zoom, calling in from her New Zealand home. “You give it everything.”

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“The Power of the Dog” announced as BFI London Film Festival 2021 American Express Gala, second still revealed

The Power of the Dog is on its way to another festival!! It’s just been announced the film is BFI London Film Festival’s American Express Headline Gala and it’s making its UK premiere on Monday 11 October! And we got another official still!

Here’s the full news:

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s American Express Headline Gala will be The Power of the Dog, directed by Oscar and Palme d’Or winning filmmaker Jane Campion. The film will receive its UK premiere on Monday 11 October at LFF gala venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with Campion expected to attend along with key cast. 

Adapted for the screen by Campion and based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, the film features a fantastic international cast with Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons playing the Burbank brothers, alongside Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee. A See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek and Max Films production in association with Brightstar, The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films and BBC Film, the film is produced by Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier. The film was developed with BBC Film, and will debut on Netflix later in the year following a theatrical release in UK cinemas.

The Power of the Dog is the story of Phil Burbank, played by Cumberbatch, a charismatic rancher who inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Jane Campion is one of the world’s great directorial talents. Her work in film has also paved the way for many women in the industry. At the 1994 Academy Awards, she won best original screenplay and was the second woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best director for The Piano. Campion was also the first female filmmaker to receive a Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival for The Piano. The LFF is delighted to welcome Campion back to the festival, as she last attended in 2003 when her thriller In the Cut, starring Meg Ryan, opened the 47th edition of the festival.

Writer, director and producer of The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion, said: “I am thrilled to share The Power of the Dog at the LFF. It will be an honour to be there along with so many of my British team members, large amongst them the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch who is the broken heart and dark soul of this story.”

Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, said: “Jane Campion is one of the world’s great filmmakers. An artist with the ability to get under your skin, make you see things in people and situations you would otherwise miss. And that is so true of The Power of the Dog. It’s a sumptuous new work with many delicately revealed surprises, not least a deliciously dark performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s such a pleasure to have Campion return to the LFF with our American Express Gala.”

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October, 2021. The LFF programme launch will take place on Tuesday 7 September, 2021.

This means the film has been selected for all major autumn film festivals: Venice, Toronto, New York, London and Telluride. The latter hasn’t been official announced yet but Benedict let it slip during his recent interview with Zoe Ball.

Source: BFI Official Websit

First still for “The Power of the Dog” released, premiere at the Biennale confirmed

It’s now official!!!

The Power of the Dog is one of the 21 films selected to compete at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival! And to make the announcement even more exciting, we got our very first look at the movie! Here’s Benedict as Phil Burbank:

The premiere date is yet to be announced but now we know, thanks to the festival’s website, that The Power of the Dog runs for 125 minutes.

‘The Courier’ gets date release and new stills

Great news! Alter months of wait and several delays, Lionsgate has finally announced a release date for The Courier (formerly known as Ironbark). The movie is now set to hit the UK cinemas on March 19.

Plus, new stills have been released, which you can see on our photo gallery in UHQ:

The trailer should be out very soon, so fingers crossed!

First trailer and poster for “The Mauritanian” have been unveiled

First trailer and poster for “The Mauritanian” have been unveiled

It’s only Tuesday, but this week is already serving so much, folks! The very first trailer, poster and stills for The Mauritanian (formerly known as Prisoner 760) are here!

Check out the trailer in HD and with English subtitles below:

And, in our gallery, you can find the poster and screencaps of the trailer in HQ and the still of Benedict as Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch in UHQ:

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“Louis Wain” gets new title and still

“Louis Wain” gets new title and still

Studiocanal UK has unveiled an incredibly lovely new still for Louis Wain, now titled The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. Check it out below:

The studio has also confirmed the movie is set to released in theatres next year, date to be confirmed.

Benedict talks “Ironbark” with Entertainment Weekly

Benedict talks “Ironbark” with Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly published an article on Ironbark today, featuring an exclusive new official still and some comments from Benedict on the movie, which he described as “a story of a very average hero”. Take a look:

On his character, Greville Wynne, he said:

He was just a charming Welshman with the gift of the gab. […] He literally goes from being a rather charming businessman heading towards retirement, with a good sense of humor and a jolly manner, to being someone who is basically secreting Minox film cartridges about his case as he tos-and-fros to Moscow under the guise of being part of a British delegation of trade […] It’s a window into a world that’s not that far from our own, sadly, now, again, as far as how things heat up so quickly in politics and on the global stage. […] I think we forget how close we came to not existing anymore.

He also said that mastering his “sort of strange Welsh accent” which is “kind of upper-class, and not quite upper-class enough” was a challenge and so was having to lose a significant amount of weight in three months for just four scenes. He’s not complaining though:

It’s nothing compared to what [Wynne] went through. That’s the thing with these kinds of roles. People go, ‘Whoa, you did that?’ [But] you’re humbled by the reality, which is very far from what you have to do as an actor. And that helps you get there. That gives you all the motivation you need, frankly.”

He also expressed how thrilled he was to work with director Dominic Cooke again:

He’s very much an actor’s director, as well as a brilliant stager. I love his sensibility, and his take on character and relationship is key.

And told the magazine what he sees as the film’s ultimate message:

It is possible for us to be ordinary people that are capable of doing extraordinary things when the time comes, when the questions are asked […] I think that’s what it is — it’s quiet heroics in a very loud world.

You can read the full article on Entertainment Weekly’s website.