Ford v Ferrari
Director: James Mangold
Writer: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 150
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Great sports cinema goes far beyond what happens on the field, the court, or in this case, the racing track. It explores the unseen drama and relationships that are created off of them. Ford v Ferrari, directed by James Mangold, is just that kind of film as it chronicles the building of a better, faster, and stronger American car, while also elevating the story with a real-life grounded human drama.
Though it may check off all the boxes when it comes to biographical sports films, it also makes and checks off a few more with its editing and technical designs in sound, production, and costumes, and has audiences consuming what they are watching thanks in part to terrific performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Check out the full review below.
20th Century Fox’s Ford v Ferrari looks at the real-life rivalry between Ford and Ferrari over dominance at the Le Mans endurance race, and how American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) put their own differences and personal demons aside to win the ultimate prize at the world’s most coveted race. The biographical film has gotten huge praise over at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and is expected to earn some nominations during awards season. So check out the new trailer for the film here below.
The big news after this month’s release of the first trailer for Kevin Smith‘s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot was that A-lister Ben Affleck would return to the writer/director’s View Askewniverse. Smith later posted to his social media accounts how he and Affleck, after years of estrangement, had finally reunited.
The first trailer contains plenty of celebrity cameos, including one from Affleck, but it also showed that fellow A-lister and Affleck’s original bestie and frequent co-star Matt Damon would also be back in the fold! Today, Smith posted to his social media accounts about Damon’s role in the new movie.
Last week Jeff Bridgesteased the return of his character from The Big Lebowski, The Dude. Some folks likely got their hopes up that it was for a sequel, though all signs pointed to it being for some kind of Super Bowl commercial.
Unfortunately for those who got their hopes up, it is indeed for a commercial. Instead of waiting for this Sunday, the ad has been shared online early. But the good news is that this is all for a good cause. You can find more information and watch the video below.
Suburbicon Director: George Clooney Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Leith M. Burke, Karimah Westbrook Distributor: Paramount Studios Rated R | 105 Release Date: October 27, 2017
On the surface, Suburbicon is supposed to be this social satire set in the heart of late 1950s suburbia, where the little quiet idyllic neighborhood is the epitome of the American Dream. Even in the film’s opening, we see a sales pitch that tries to convince the audience that Surburicon is the place to live with its family-friendliness, perfect homes, and genuinely idyllic atmosphere. At this point, the film turns itself into a satiric commentary on race relations. From there it morphs into a murder-mystery comedy. And neither of these plots has anything to do with each other. So rather than working together cohesively, the two plots are at war with each other, making the film feel like it was shot separately and then stitched back up together for whatever this monstrosity is.
Check out the full review for Suburbicon here below.