Death comes a-calling, and it seems intent on seducing the twin sons (Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan) of a mother (Shannyn Sossamon) who has moved her family to a remote rural house with a connection to a dark past.
The End of the Tour documents an encounter between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky, who tagged along for the end of the press tour for Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Lipsky’s book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,
chronicles the five days he spent with Wallace and serves as the basis
for the film.
It all began as an answer to a creative
alert — a calling, if you will. Back in 2007, the Southwestern Ohio
Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) drafted a Creative Class Taskforce
to seek the advice of Dr. Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading
urbanists, the author of the international bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class
and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a global advisory services
One of the few missed opportunities for me from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from Anne Fontaine (the writer/director of Coco Before Chanel), Gemma Bovery dances along the demarcations that seek to define comedy, drama and romance.
Having written both the novel and the screenplay for David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn hands the reins over to Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), who writes and directs this take on Flynn’s novel about Libby Day (Sterling Jerins), a 7-year-old girl whose family is brutally murdered in their Kansas farmhouse.
Following the less-than-stellar box office results of Tim Story’s two previous attempts to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen, Chronicle director Josh Trank takes over with the assignment of injecting his dark and gritty sensibilities into the mix.
Joel Edgerton has clawed his way up the ladder in Hollywood, moving on up from the foreign indie ranks (The Square and Animal Kingdom) to featured co-starring roles (Warrior opposite Tom Hardy) and spots in larger projects (Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby).
Director Jonathan Demme seemed to have disappeared from the world of feature films after 2008’s Rachel Getting Married, devoting time to documentaries (Neil Young Journeys) and television (two episodes of The Killing).