Nightcrawler Called ‘nasty, funny film’ by The Guardian at Toronto Film Festival

Nightcrawler which is to screen later this month at Beyond Fest with the director Dan Gilroy in attendance is currently wowing audiences at Toronto International Film Festival.

Reporting from the festival, Henry Barnes wrote in his glowing review:

“From a subdued start Nightcrawler unfurls into a ghoulish and wickedly funny satire on journalism, the job market and self-help culture. Lou is a retro creation: a strange, real character lurking in a moral grey area. Gyllenhaal, slimmed down and bug-eyed, looks like Nosferatu, but has the manic vulnerability of Andy Kaufman. Lou’s like a Wes Anderson character who’s ambition has warped into a realm of violent sociopathy.”

Barnes concludes: “Nightcrawler is a nasty, funny film. A tribute to the vile and a celebration of the dark.”

 

 

 

Twitch calls Tokyo Tribe the Best Musical of the New Decade!

Tokyo Tribe (screening at Beyond Fest with cast members Santa Inoue and Akihito Kitamura) woved audiences at the screening at aToronto International Film Festival got glowing reviews from leading website Twitch.

“Filled with one liners that will make you laugh, bloody violence and great acting (using real rappers, artists, DJs, tattoo designers, etc.), Tokyo Tribe is a film to see with an audience; they will sing and chant, and move their feet around. So, yes it is a very, very fun movie. It might be the most fun that Sono has ever put on screen. It’s also a revelation of how musicals can be executed. Filmmakers, take note, hip hop is not dead.”

Read more at Twitch!

 

 

 

 

Beyond Fest to Host Presentation of Halloween With John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis Q&A

Cross-posted from Shock Til You Drop:

Beyond Fest makes it return to Los Angeles this month, running September 25th to October 4th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. And while we’re waiting on the full programming reveal – which is coming soon (and I’ll tell you, it’s amazing from what I’m hearing) – I’m going to share a morsel with you right now.

Pencil this date in on your calendar: Wednesday October 1st. That is when Beyond Fest hosts a special Dean Cundey-approved restored print of Halloween on the big screen. But there’s more: Both director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis are going to be attending for a special Q&A!

The fact the two of them are coming together for this event is incredible. And I can’t remember how long it has been since I personally saw Curtis take the stage for a Halloween screening (over 10 years at least).

This fall is a big deal for the Halloween franchise. Anchor Bay and Scream Factory have come together to bring fans a massive Halloween Blu-ray collection that features all of the films with tons of bonus features. That streets on September 23rd (so soon!).

Okay, so you got that, Los Angeles readers? Halloween. October 1st. JC and JLC in the house.

Beyond Fest is going to be nuts…

Deathwaltz CEO A Dance Commander

Breakdancing virtuoso and CEO of Deathwaltz Records, Spencer Hickman, was recently spotted at the Duke @ Film4 FrightFest Film Party in a pure state of dance-related euphoria vaguely reminiscent of the Dionysian Mysteries.

Utilizing physics and the untold secrets of “the funk,” Hickman propelled his prone frame along the stage floor in the style of 80’s classic “the worm” before dozens of delighted filmmakers and cineastes at the Vue Cinema, in Leicester Square, London. View a snippet of his ecstatic display below.

20,000 Days on Earth/Nick Cave 2014 Tour

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH JOINS NICK CAVE
ON HIS SUMMER 2014 CONCERT TOUR

Nick Cave will perform at a trio of exclusive events this summer in conjunction with advance screenings of 20,000 Days on Earth, the groundbreaking new film on the iconic rock legend, and winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

AUSTIN, TXJune 2nd, 2014 – Special advance screenings of 20,000 Days On Earth—the lyrical and inventive documentary on musician Nick Cave—to coincide with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ North American Summer 2014 tour before its wider, traditional theatrical release this September have been announced. In association with Goldenvoice, three eventized screenings will take place at The American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles (July 10th), The Phi Centre in Montreal (Aug. 1st) and The French Institute Alliance Francais’ Florence Gould Hall in New York City (Aug. 4th..) Each of these screenings will be followed by a conversation with the rock legend himself, during which Cave—in a rare solo piano performance—will play a number of songs from his extensive catalog.

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