'Frank': A Wonderfully Bizarre and Strikingly Original Comedy
Frank" (2014) is an undeniably strange yet highly enjoyable comedy about a struggling singer/songwriter named Jon Burroughs (Domhnall Gleeson) who joins an eccentric band lead by the enigmatic “Frank”, an absurd persona prone to outlandish behavior and abstract creativity—who never shows his face beyond the enormous papier-mâché mask he wears religiously.
Narratively, 'Frank' evolves along its 96-minute running time from a highly quirky depiction of the band’s creative process to a wry satire on the social media world, and ultimately finds itself in a place of melancholy and heart that touches an unexpected emotional nerve. Gleeson plays the lead role to comic perfection, full of discomfort and blind ambition, while Michael Fassbender is superb as Frank, the wildly idiosyncratic leader of “The Soronprfbs”.
Directed by Lenny Abramson, 2015 Academy Award nominee for “Room”, “Frank" is a film that will really catch you off-guard with it’s wacky sensibilities and grin-inducing absurdity—all the while making you wonder if you’ll ever actually see Fassbender’s face behind that huge mask. Alas, you’ll have to watch it to find out!
See rom-com musical #BeenSoLong (starring Michaela Coel & Arinze Kene) ahead of it's release on Netflix courtesy of @birdseyeviewff cinema tour. Head over to their website for more into and to book your tickets now.
I’m excited to be producing @visual.abundance.production first short film in over 6 years!! Please support by donating to her go fund me page! - link in the @visual.abundance.production bio! https://www.gofundme.com/the-agency-a-short-film
it’s going to be a great film 🙌🏾🎉
US release April 5th 2019. 🤔
If I had to name a favourite living director (after #TerryGilliam ) it would likely be Mike Leigh. His films have developed into stunning masterpieces of collaboration and verisimilitude, and I am very glad he's is creating another period drama taken from real life.
In 2014's Mr. Turner, he crafted a splendid artistic vision of painter William Turner [1775-1851], played by the inestimable Timothy Spall.
Vera Drake (2004) presented a portrait of a fictional woman (played by Imelda Staunton) who was mother, homemaker, and abortionist in London's East End of 1950.
Now Leigh brings us a drama surrounding an historic event in English history, the massacre of peaceful protesters by cavalry in the industrial boom-town of Manchester in 1819, citizens who were rallying to "demand the reform of parliamentary representation."
"three chords and the truth"
Wild Rose Festival Gala at Embankment Garden Cinema, BFI London Film Festival.
Pictured: producer Faye Ward, director Tom Harper, screenwriter Nicole Taylor and actor Jessie Buckley.
Nevermind Lady Gaga, a star is born with Jessie Buckley, producing a smashing breakout performance as a mother released from prison to pursue her dream as a country singer. As Tom Harper says, that girl's got lungs! Jessie booms out passion, heart and soul with every breath.
Rose fights the obstacles in her way of her dream but has an ultimate battle with the truth, and who she is, to find find herself. As Jessie said, Rose is a true working class hero.
Wild Rose is released in April.
Faye Ward's Stan & Ollie is Sunday's Closing Night Gala of the London Film Festival.
"I guarantee you no film this year, last year, in the coming years will you see a 53 year old dark skin woman with her natural hair with a Liam Neeson, and he's not my pimp, he's just my husband..." @violadavis on her role in #Widows#LFF#representation matters. #strongblacklead
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Today's Feature: Dear White People
The blackest, wokest content streaming on earth! I salute the creator & writers for their bravery as well as the actors for their honesty in storytelling. This narrative is needed! Dear White People explores the MANY facets and faces of the black opinion, taking you on a worthy emotional journey into consciousness. I'm so extremely proud of this series because it has the perfect balance of comedy and awareness. If you are ready to listen to the rawness and realness, please take a gander at Dear White People. Enjoy! ;) #Icantwaitforseason3#bestensemblecast#excellentwriting :) @netflix @dearwhitepeople @jsim07 @strongblacklead #blackgirlmagic#flixfriday#netflixandchill#netflix#yougoboy#yougogirl#dearwhitepeople#strongfemaleleads#blackfilm#film4
rewatching #sahara on Film4 👍🏻 tricking the jerries over finding water in the desert is clever 👍🏻 Heard somewhere this was Bogart’s personal fave of all his films because “no women” 😮 #bogart#film4#daytimetv