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February 22, 2018   Jules   Press / Article Be first to comment

When it comes to cult films, some movies get traction right out of the gate, garnering awards, accolades, and excellent box office returns. Yet some great films go under the radar. Here are 7 intriguing cult adult films that you may have missed, yet these are works that will reward the inquisitive viewer. What is an adult film? Often it references sexuality laid bare before our avid gaze. Sometimes it speaks to sophisticated subject matter or a whiff of existential dilemma. Did we mention sexy? Dim the lights, set the stage, and enjoy! For more ideas on the topic of adult films, consider these suggestions by IMDB.

Quills (2000)
Quills, directed by Philip Kaufman, is the fictional account of the final years of the Marquis de Sade. Purists may argue that this period piece is not historically accurate, but this is a conceptionally rich work of cinema craft. Quills takes on the final period of de Sade’s imprisonment in an insane asylum. History lesson: the Marquis de Sade is the inspiration for sadist. Quills garnered acclaim for Geoffrey Rush’s Marquis, plus demanding and extracting powerful performances from Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, and Kate Winslet in a work that is breathtaking, perceptive, sensual, and psychologically inquisitive.

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Heading to Berlin with his Amazon-financed Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, Gus Van Sant tells Screen why he still prefers to see films in a theatre. Read More here

February 18, 2018   Jules   Gallery Additions Be first to comment

Screencaps from the following added to the Gallery / Icons added to the Media section

* Walk the Line

February 17, 2018   Jules   Press / Interview Be first to comment

Phoenix says he has found contentment. Read More here

February 11, 2018   Jules   Upcoming / New Project Be first to comment

The Oscar-nominated actor is reportedly the top choice for a ‘gritty’ take on the Batman villain from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Read More here

Hollywood stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix will jet in to Dublin for the Irish gala screening of their upcoming film Mary Magdalene. Mara and Phoenix will also be joined by director Garth Davis for the screening at the Savoy Cinema on February 28 as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Set in the Holy Land in the first century, the film is the story of a young woman who leaves her small fishing village and family to join a new movement. Inspired by its charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, and his teachings, Mary sets out with the disciples on the journey to Jerusalem, where she finds herself at the centre of the founding story of Christianity. Read More here

February 11, 2018   Jules   He Won’t Get Far On Foot' Be first to comment

Amazon Studios is moving its Sundance Film Festival premiere Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot from May 11 to July 13. Given the positive critical and audience reaction coming out of Park City for the Gus Van Sant-directed biopic, Amazon felt that a mid-summer launch was prime, much in the same way that they opened their 2017 Sundance pick-up The Big Sick last June under Lionsgate. That movie legged out to close to $43M at the domestic B.O. and notched an original screenplay Oscar nomination for husband and wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Don’t Worry will receive a limited release. Read More here

February 4, 2018   Jules   Press / Interview Be first to comment

For Joaquin Phoenix, there’s a great irony to premiering his work at film festivals. “I’ve never, ever been to a film festival and actually seen a movie,” says Phoenix, 43, huddled in the back of a hotel restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Between red carpets and interviews, this year’s Sundance has been especially busy for the three-time Oscar-nominated actor, who has two films playing at the mountainside event: You Were Never Really Here (in theaters April 6), for which he won a best actor award at Cannes Film Festival in France last May; and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (out May 11), which reunites him with To Die For director Gus Van Sant to play quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan. Read More here

February 4, 2018   Jules   He Won’t Get Far On Foot' Be first to comment

One of the many films to world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer/director Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. The film is based on the true story of artist/cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) who became a quadriplegic and nearly lost his life after a night of drinking with his friend (Jack Black). Eventually he enters treatment for his alcohol addiction in AA and finds comfort from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill). Along the way he starts drawing irreverent and shocking cartoons which get published in the New Yorker, Penthouse, and Playboy. As you might expect from a movie that stars Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill, the performances are fantastic and reason enough to seek out this film. Read More here

February 4, 2018   Jules   He Won’t Get Far On Foot' Be first to comment

Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot took its Sundance bow at the Eccles last night, introducing the Park City crowd to the tragic story behind Portland, OR cartoonist John Callahan. An alcoholic since his childhood years, Callahan was crippled in a drunken automobile accent, and soon after discovered a passion for cartooning that kept him going as he fought his alcoholism. Read More here