NYFF Film Review: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Focuses on Technology and Nothing Else

2016 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: With a luxurious resume that includes timeless films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Brokeback Mountain,” there has been an expectation that there isn’t anything that director Ang Lee can’t accomplish. His last venture “Life of Pi,” which also premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2013, pushed the […]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ to Debut at New York Film Festival

One of awards season’s most anticipated films, Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” will have its premiere at the New York Film Festival, it was announced today. The film is based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private […]

WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ from Oscar-Winner Ang Lee

After debuting the first image from Ang Lee’s upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Sony Pictures has matched it with an equally compelling trailer.  With an all-star cast that includes Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Martin, this could the an amazing spectacle on the horizon for awards season. Watch the trailer. Three-time Academy Award® […]

FIRST LOOK: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Braces the World for a Big Spectacle

We have our first look at Ang Lee’s highly anticipated “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” with newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin.  This could be another spectacle that the Academy just eats up. The film is due out November 11, 2016 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures. Check out the […]

Kristen Stewart might co-star in Ang Lee’s upcoming ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

It really looks like Kristen Stewart is really gunning for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, pretty much as soon as possible. With her excellent turn in Clouds of Sils Maria opening this month and representing a citation worthy outing on her part, reports have her potentially getting another 2015 contender in the mix. Yes, she […]

Ang Lee is circling ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ as his next film

Even if I wasn’t amazingly enamored with Life of Pi, I did like Ang Lee‘s Oscar winning direction quite a bit (though he has Ben Affleck‘s Academy Award…there, I said it), so I’m pretty interested in what he’s going to do next. He’s got a few things potentially on his dance card, but what’s cropped […]

Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the screen it’s plastered on, and some that have changed our way of thinking towards cinema forever.  While we will continue to dive deep into different areas of cinema, I’ve […]

Production Starts on Sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Not sure how some are going to take this but the Weinstein Company has just announced production on the sequel to Oscar-winning hit, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).  The film is called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny and Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as Yu Shu Lien.  Ang Lee will […]

Masters of Suburbia: How ‘American Beauty’ Weathers ‘The Ice Storm’

“I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary.”  In spite of the white picket fences, manicured lawns, and two car garages, plaguing the heart of the American Dream is the underlying pestilence of an ordinary existence.   In accordance with the old adage of “art imitating life,” contemporary American life has been and […]