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28 June 2013

Win Arbitrage On Blu Ray

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In a role which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, Richard Gere plays a man beyond redemption in Nicholas Jarecki’s blistering thriller Arbitrage, available on Blu-ray and DVD on 15th July, 2013.Courtesy of Koch Media. we have 3 copies of the film up for grabs on Blu Ray.

When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. However, behind the gilded walls of his mansion Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to conceal an affair with French artist Julie Cote (Laetitia Casta – Gainsbourg) whilst racing to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraudulent dealings are revealed. When a tragic accident complicates things further, attracting the unwanted attention of NYPD detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), and the net tightens around him Miller realises that the suspicions of not just the police but also his loyal wife (Susan Sarandon ) and heir-apparent (Brit Marling) have been aroused. With time running out, Miller finds himself battling not just for his reputation but also his life.

Slick, smart and genuinely gripping, Arbitrage is a suspense-packed game of cat and mouse. With a classy cast comprising some of Hollywood’s most glittering stars in a timely and gripping thriller, Arbitrage is one of this summer’s most essential Blu-ray and DVD releases.

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26 February 2013

Best Of Richard Gere (Arbitrage Feature)

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You will be forgiven for forgetting just how eclectic Richard Gere’s career has been;  with the release of Arbitrage (this Friday 1st March,) let’s take a look back at how Gere hit the big time and sustained his star status within Hollywood – still a major player three decades later.

Arbitrage (2012)

Richard Gere received a Golden Globe nomination for his latest role in Arbitrage, a drama that follows magnate Robert Miller who must turn to an unlikely figure when he makes an error in an attempt to complete the sale of his trading empire. Critically-acclaimed, Arbitrage is being deemed a gripping mature watch from first-time director Nicholas Jarecki, boasting an impressive cast with Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth starring alongside Gere.

Days of Heaven (1978)

An early film role, Gere’s appearance in Days of Heaven was the ball-roller in terms of sparking off his illustrious career; appearing in Terrence Malick’s romantic art film was an unprecedented huge move (with only Badlands to his name, Malick wasn’t perceived to be the auteur he is today.) Not received well upon release, the film has evolved as something of a classic, with Gere’s role opening doors to the key roles he is associated with today.

American Gigolo (1980)

Richard Gere became a superstar upon the release of American Gigolo, a crime drama directed by Paul Schrader. Gere plays Julian Kaye, a male escort residing in L.A who fears he is being framed when one of his clients is murdered. Gere, who took the role when Christopher Reeve and John Travolta turned it down, has openly stated he took the role so he could immerse himself into a character he didn’t understand (the notorious full-frontal nudity scenes were not scripted, but a ‘natural process’).

An officer and a Gentleman (1982)

One of Gere’s most memorable roles, here he plays Zack  Mayo, a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate  who locks heads with his drill Sergeant and falls in love with Debra Winger’s Paula. The film was a huge success worldwide, and Gere – strangely beating out Christopher Reeve and John Travolta to the part again – gained worldwide acclaim as a Hollywood heartthrob. He also gained a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

Internal Affairs (1990)

After a string of duds, including an ill-fated remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s classic Breathless, Gere reclaimed status as a Hollywood player with two roles in 1990 – one of which was in Internal Affairs, a thriller about a fresh-faced addition to the Internal Affairs Department of the LA police who begins suspecting Gere’s Dennis Peck of shady activity. Gere plays Peck’s womanising manipulator well, his role fitting in successfully in an enjoyable thriller.

Pretty Woman (1990)

The second role in 1990 not only assisted in reclaiming his status, but provided the world with a role in a film that rewrote the romantic comedy genre. It has been claimed that Pretty Woman is one of the most loved films of all time, with no rom-com matching its success in terms of box office receipts, critical reception and award recognition.  Gere plays Edward Lewis, a rich businessman who collides with Julia Robert’s kind-hearted prostitute, Vivian – a role for which he received a second Golden Globe nomination.

Sommersby (1993)

Set during the Civil War, Jodie Foster’s Laurel manages to work the farm without he husband – when he returns and appeals to have changed somewhat, causing many to believe him to be an imposter. Sommersby, for all of its mixed reviews, is a notable entry from Gere’s career for the on-screen chemistry between the two leads carries the film, causing it to linger in the memory – Gere further proving he is a dependable male lead.

Runaway Bride (1999)

Directed by Pretty Woman’s Garry Marshall, and re-teaming Richard Gere with Julia Roberts, was always going to be a tough gig following the unprecedented success of the daddy of all romantic comedies. Runaway Bride didn’t match the latter’s success, but was still an enjoyable watch with Gere showing his comedy ability after a slew of more serious roles. Here, he plays a reporter who writes an article on Robert’s serial ‘runaway bride’ – when the two meet, an attraction is sparked.

Chicago (2002)

A psychological horror and a drama later (The Mothman Prophecies and Unfaithful, respectively,) what followed was a high-profile role as hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn in the 2002 film version of hit musical Chicago. Starring alongside Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones, he dodged critic’s bullets by showcasing his musicality successfully on-screen for the first time, whilst deploying a likeable charm in the process. For this, he received a Golden Globe win - but his Oscar nomination never came.

I’m Not There (2007)

One of the more interesting additions to the actor’s back catalogue, Gere was one of many actors – Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett - to portray different facets of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There.  Richard Gere portrays Billy the Kid (referring to Dylan’s role in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,) with his scenes mirroring the ways in which Dylan tried to evade the spotlight. Gere’s presence marks the film out as one to be seen.

Arbitrage will be out in UK&Irish cinemas from This Friday 1st March, Read our review.

24 February 2013

GFF 2013: Arbitrage Review

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Richard Gere is known for being particularly selective over his roles in recent years. One cannot deny that it is a tactic that works - the past ten years have seen some of his strongest work from The Hoax to gritty cop thriller, Brooklyn's Finest. Gere's latest leading role in feature-film newcomer, Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage, maintains this high standard.

Arbitrage sees successful businessman Robert Miller (Gere) attempt to cover up fraudulent business activities and personal secrets from his associates and family. However, this grows increasingly difficult after Miller flees the scene of a car-crash that kills his lover, Julie (Laetitia Casta).

Both directed and written by Jarecki, Arbitrage proves to be a punchy, fast-paced thriller, remaining tense and gripping throughout. Seeing all facets of Miller's life gradually spiral out of control, as the businessman continually tries to wind them back in makes for a thoroughly engaging central narrative. As a result of his dishonest behaviour we see his family life crumble - particularly his relationship with his wife (Susan Sarandon), the future of his business come under fire and the eventual death of his lover. Who knew that life in the corporate world could be so exciting?

After the death of Julie, Arbitrage becomes an almost cat and mouse like thriller, as the police try and pin the car-crash on Miller. This further amps up the gripping tension and unease that courses through Arbitrage - with the viewer never quite sure if Miller will be caught or convicted. Unfortunately, the narrative power slackens towards the conclusion - with many integral questions going unanswered in a somewhat lazy finale.

The role of the troubled Miller allows for Gere to deliver one of his strongest performances in recent years. Seeing the actor as a man out of his depth, yet never willing to accept defeat - even if it means more dishonesty, is one of the endearing qualities of Arbitrage. Gere carries the central narrative with ease, continually reminding us of just how strong an actor he actually is.

Susan Sarandon also manages to shine with the smaller supporting role of Ellen, Miller's wife. Sarandon tackles the role with a subtle emotional power, bringing a sense of dignity and life to the the wife who knows more than she lets on. Further gravitas is added through Tim Roth's role as Detective Bryer, the man hoping to bring Miller to justice over his crimes.

Arbitrage is a taut thriller that holds the viewer in its vice-like grip from the onset with much debt to Richard Gere's magnificent central performance. Jarecki's screenplay and direction are largely excellent, even if the conclusion does feel somewhat dissatisfying.

Andrew McArthur


Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling,Tim Roth
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Certificate: 15 (UK)
Release:18th February 2013 (Glasgow Film Festival) 1st March 2013 (UK)