Sharmill Films will release the highly anticipated black comedy Triangle of Sadness, from acclaimed filmmaker Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure, The Square) on Boxing Day, 2022. The winner of the 2022 Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival, Triangle of Sadness has become one of the most talked about films of the year, reflecting the times with its satirical take on the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Starring Woody Harrelson, Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson, Triangle of Sadness followed its success at Cannes with screenings at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, and its newly released trailer gives audiences an insight into the outrageous and savagely funny tale of class clashes and role reversals.
Models Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain (Woody Harrelson). At first, all appears Instagrammable, but a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically and Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.
The Love Wins Film Festival, celebrating the power and magic of film as an art form and as a medium for multi-cultural exchange and social responsibility, is on again this year – in both physical and virtual formats.
The hybrid event includes Films featuring Woody Harrelson, Tom Brady, Jason Mraz, Gisele, Ian Somerhalder, David and Patricia Arquette, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Hawk, Lukas Hassel, Deborah Twiss and more!
Jaret Martino in association with Awareness Media, Love Wins Productions and My Mind Enterprises envisioned this festival to further the mission of bringing like-minded artists together as our way of helping the shift in global consciousness.
Creating awareness for subjects deserving attention through all art forms. Turning pain into positive and starting important conversations is the focus of this Festival.
“It was important to me that a platform was created that gave Filmmakers something tangible and built a safe space. This home is unique as we value what love stands for, and the power in this is that we never have to be caught up in the commercial motivations that undo all the rich and important elements of Art”, says Martino.
The line-up includes Heart Centered, Message Driven Films, with a focus on Women’s Empowerment, LGBTQIA+, Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness.
Hybrid Event. In person at The Plaza Cinema:
20 Terry Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Virtually Streaming on Love Wins Channel
*Health and Wellness
* Women’s Empowerment
* Diversity and Inclusion / LGBTQIA+
(June 30-July 2)
As a community-supported organization, The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center in Patchogue is a safe, inclusive, and equitable public forum for various community groups, individuals, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and non-profit advocacy groups to connect, collaborate, discuss, and support each other, particularly when facing life’s ups and downs.
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
The film is set for release in Australian cinemas on September 16th.
Summary: The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th January 2020
Thailand Cinema Release Date: TBA
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: United States, Hong Kong, Canada, China
Director: Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter: Wes Tooke
Cast: Ellis Arch (Lofton Henderson), Tadanobu Asano (Tamon Yamaguchi), Tim Beckmann (Captain Rawlings), Jacob Blair (Hank Potter), Geoffrey Blake (John Ford), Cameron Brodeur (Sully Brown), Christie Brooke (Millicent McClusky), Brennan Brown (Joseph Rochefort), James Carpinello (William Brockman), Agostino Michael Cimino (Buzz Davis), Mikael Conde (Bill Miller), Darren Criss (Eugene Lindsey), Eric Davis (Miles Browning), Aaron Eckhart (Jimmy Doolittle), Luke Evans (Wade McClusky), Rachael Perrell Fosket (Dagne Layton), Dustin Geiger (Paul Crosley), Sarah Halford (Marie Pearce), Tyler Hall (William ‘Slim’ Townsend), Woody Harrelson (Chester M. Nimitz), David Hewlett (Husband Kimmel), James Hicks (Edwin Kroeger), Jason Lee Hoy (Pat Rooney), Hiromoto Ida (Prime Minister Tojo), Keenan Johnson (James Murray), Nick Jonas (Bruno Gaido), Luke Kleintank (Clarence Dickinson), Jun Kunimura (Chuichi Nagumo), Kenny Leu (Zhu Xuesan), Russell Lewis (Frank O’Flaherty), Alexander Ludwig (Roy Pearce), Jake Manley (Willie West), Mandy Moore (Ann Best), Dennis Quaid (William ‘Bull’ Halsey), Mark Rolston (Ernest King), Madison Roukema (Barbara Best), Dean Schaller (Jack Mackeniz Jnr.), Nobuya Shimamoto (Kaku Tomeo), Peter Shinkoda (Genda Minoru), Hiroaki Shintani (Emperor Hirohito), Brandon Sklenar (George ‘Tex’ Gay), Ed Skrein (Dick Best), Etsushi Toyokawa (Isoroku Yamamoto), Jake Weber (Raymond Spruance), Patrick Wilson (Edwin Layton)
Running Time: 138 mins
Classification: M (Australia) TBC (Thailand)
OUR MIDWAY REVIEWS & RATINGS:
Dave Griffiths Review:
If you aren’t aware of the various battles of World War II your first reaction to the trailer of Roland Emmerich’s (Godzilla) Midway is probably didn’t they already do a movie about Pearl Harbour? They did indeed, Michael Bay (Transformers) directed the very under-rated Pearl Harbour back in 2001, but while the attack on Pearl Harbour is shown in Midway it really is only a small part of the story that Emmerich is trying to tell here. Let’s just say that the Pearl Harbour attack is pretty much done and dusted in the first twenty minutes of the film.
Emmerich’s film almost feels like a ‘companion piece’ to Bay’s film. Here he focuses on the events that followed. We see Edwin T. Layton (Patrick Wilson – Insidious) an intelligence officer who actually predicated the attack on Pearl Harbour told to try and decipher what the Japanese are going to next, while Admiral Chester W Nimitz (Woody Harrelson – Natural Born Killers) is called in to orchestrate the counter-attack despite him calling it an ‘impossible situation.’
The film largely concentrates on the events after Pearl Harbour and follows pilots like Dick Best (Ed Skrein – Deadpool) and Wade McClusky (Luke Evans – Dracula Untold) as they prepare with the retaliation attacks that include The Battle Of Midway as a finale.
The biggest difference between Midway and Pearl Harbour is that while Bay went for a huge epic spectacular Emmerlich’s film feels more like a history lesson with a dramatised re-telling. The Japanese influence on the film is very easy to see. Not only do we get to see more of the story told from the Japanese side of the battles through the eyes of Commanders like Tamon Yamaguchi (Tadanobu Asano – Thor) and Isoroku Yamamoto (Etsushi Toyokawa – Love Letter) but a lot of the CGI and action sequences look a lot like you would expect to see in some of the Japanese action films that receive cinematic releases.
That style maybe a little off-putting for some audience members. You may find yourself wondering why a director who has movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow under his belt is serving up a film with fake CGI fire, but in the end that is a stylistic choice but it does further the feeling that the film is a historically correct re-telling rather than just there for entertainment.
Perhaps the biggest fault with the film though is that it tries to cram too much in. With some many characters introduced you really only get a chance to connect with a couple with the whole storyline involving the raid led by Jimmy Doolittle (Aaron Eckhart – The Dark Knight) feels rushed and brushed over when realistically it is interesting enough to have a movie of its own. Likewise Emmerlich quickly shows us John Ford (Geoffrey Blake – Forrest Gump) shooting his film at Midway but then it just seems to disappear into thin air.
With that all aside though Midway is still very much a watchable movie. Screenwriter Wes Tooke’s (Colony) screenplay does allow the audience to get close to characters like Dick Best and Wade McClusky while Emmerlich’s knack for suspense really goes to the fore during the actual battle sequences. Here Emmerlich recreates that same feeling that we got from watching films like Flyboys and Top Gun as the focuses on the amazing dog-fights and death-defying dive bombing that many of the pilots found themselves involved in. This is very much a film where it is the action sequences in the finale that really saves it from becoming an average film.
What is also good to see during Midway is the fact that some under-rated stars really do get a chance to shine here. Ed Skrein and Luke Evans are amazing here, there is real chemistry to their love-hate relationship on the screen and as you watch the film you find yourself wishing that both men got more roles where they are the leading men. Woody Harrelson and Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) are both at their brilliant bests while Patrick Wilson often steals the scenes that he is at he portrays a man shattered by the events of Pearl Harbour but then given a chance of redemption. Again his character is another that deserves a film of its own.
Midway seems to be a movie that is better suited for the serious movie lover who will enjoy a movie that is more about historically correct then it is being there for entertainment. The film does explore all the ins and out of the Battle Of Midway but may leave you feeling like you do want to know more about some of the characters involved. Certainly worth seeing though for its dog-fight scenes alone.
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With brand new film The Duel, starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth being released on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD in Australia Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with director Kieran Darcy-Smith to get the lowdown on the film. Kieran chats to Dave about how he ended up directing a film from a Black List screenplay and how the films cast changed massively before it started to shoot.
You can listen to or download our Kieran Darcy-Smith interview right here.