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1 August 2013

Watch UK Trailer For Ain't Them Bodies Saints

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David Lowery‘s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints festival award winning film we told you about during Cannes next month is to get to get UK cinema release  and thanks to The Works we now have the film's UK trailer.

Ain't The Bodies Saints Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) & Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) a young impoverished couple  who find themselves involved in a shootout with the local police.When Ruth a police man is shot by Ruth the pair give up and  Bob taking the blame and is sent to jail. Sveral years later Bob escapes prison in search of Ruth whom he learns he has a daughter however  she has gotten closer to a  local man Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster), but as Bob the  unexpected reunion gets closer it looks like a reunion that will be doomed.

 Ain't Them Bodies Saints is been ear marked for director David Lowery  looks his break out film, scoring impressive reviews during the festival season (100% at Rotten Tomatoes) and this is probably why the film is getting released here in blighty. The trailer is a lot shorter from the trailer we showed you during Cannes but delivering a slow brooding character drama, fantastic cinematography and its great to see something with substance and quality.

Ain’t them Bodies Saints  also stars Keith Carradine, Rami Malek and Nate Parker, with the film arriving in UK&Ireland on 6th September (16th August USA)

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25 May 2013

Cannes 2013: Sundance Winning Ain't Them Bodies Saints Trailer

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Love develops in all kinds of places and situations if its meant to be it will happen no matter the outcome. David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints an award winning hit at this years Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize winner) seems to be making similar noise at Cannes Film Festival and now we can admire the beauty of it's first trailer.

Set in the 1970's starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as Bob Muldoon &Ruth Guthrie a young impoverished couple ho are caught up in a shootout with local police. A Policeman ends up wounded and Bob takes the blame who is then sent to jail leaving Ruth on her own to raise their soon to be daughter on her own. Four years own Bob escapes prison in a search for Ruth however during this time she has grown closer to Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster) with an unexpected reunion destined to be an unhappy one.

Once again you get a feel of Terence Malick (Badlands era) especially in the cinematography, it's stylish, engrossing stuff which looks to intertwine between the intense manhunt and the drama between Bob, Ruth. David Lowery is been tipped for big things in film and Ain't Them Bodies Saints looks the near perfect introduction for the director who is hoping remake Pete's Dragon as well Graphic Novel movie adaptation of Torso. If going by the buzz this film is making Lowery should achieve those projects and become a big name in film for years to come.

Ain't them Bodies Saints boasts a fantastic support in the shape of Keith Carradine, Rami Malek and Nate Parker, the film has no confirmed UK&Irish release date but will be out out in USA 16th August.


Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970's Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.

4 August 2012

Fernando Meirelles' 360 Review

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Fernando Meirelles’ thoroughly impressed with his features City Of God, The Constant Gardner and the underrated horror gem, Blindness, however the director’s latest release – ensemble drama, 360, proves to be a far patchier affair than his previous work.

This drama centres on the lives of an array of interconnected people all of whom are at turning points in their lives. Based on a screenplay by Peter Morgan (Hereafter, Frost/Nixon), 360 takes us to several different countries and introduces us to an eclectic mix of characters from businessman, Michael (Jude Law), his wife (Rachel Weisz), a recovering sex offender (Ben Foster) and an older man searching for his missing daughter (Anthony Hopkins).

Meirelles’ feature should be an intimate and personal affair, after all we are shown these characters at crossroads in their lives. There are several fleeting moments when the director captures this perfectly (such as Hopkins’s turn as a father unsure whether to continue his search for his missing daughter) but for the most part, too little time is spent with each character to fully sympathise with their journey. This is partly due to an excessive amount of characters and trying to connect them often results in a clunky and uneven, patchwork-style narrative.

Had 360 devoted more time to less characters then it may have proved a more coherent and powerful piece. The opening promotes the theme that sex influences many of our decisions, which can be seen through Jude Law’s married businessman attempting to meet an escort, when on a business trip in Bratislava whilst his wife (Rachel Weisz) continues an affair with a young photographer. This segment also allows for some solid performances from Law and Weisz. However, as the connections become more and more contrived this message begins to lose impact bringing 360 to a standstill. Fortunately the appearance of Anthony Hopkins midway through the feature sparks some life into the tired, 360. The Welsh star features as a John, a man travelling to Arizona to identify the body of a young girl, who may be his missing daughter. On his flight John meets a young Brazilian girl, who reminds him of daughter and helps him decide whether or not to continue to his search. Hopkins truly dominates the screen with his heartfelt performance, particularly when his character delivers a touching monologue about his search. Meirelles’ handles the scene beautifully and this is without doubt, the highlight of a disorganised film. Sadly, 360 faces a rapid decline after this promising sequence with a formulaic and unconvincing pitfall featuring Russian gangsters bringing the film to a hault.

The conclusion of 360 tells us that we have come full circle, however, it is hard to agree with this as it seems the film stalled at 180 degrees. Despite a promising opening, 360 is a lifeless and tired film lacking in any distinct physical style or charm. The loose thread of human relations that connects it feels bogged down by too many characters and an unfocussed, clunky narrative. The performances prove to be the main highlight, most notably Hopkins’ thoroughly watchable turn.

Andrew McArthur

Stars: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz,Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Release: August 10th (UK)
Rating: 15 (UK)