Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
FIVE REASONS WHY WERNER HERZOG IS A LIVING LEGEND
Just when you thought Werner Herzog’s acclaimed and illustrious career couldn’t get any more brilliant, the German director decides to take a role in Tom Cruise’s forthcoming thriller, Jack Reacher. Yes, the world’s biggest movie star and the man who once ate his own shoe on film (after losing a bet) will appear together on the big screen. To celebrate this latest slice of magnificent bizarreness from Herzog, here are five reasons why we consider the director a living legend.
A REVIEW OF 'CLOUD ATLAS'
Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have created a nearly three-hour long, sci-fi epic of bloated overproduction and banal profundity, whose narrative incoherence, glorious lack of self-awareness and laughably terrible prosthetics may be enough to shake Hollywood financiers out of their money-throwing fog, and begs the question: how can three successful directors, sitting on an ample pile of other people’s moolah, have made such a dog’s dinner of it? Several critics have pointed to the fact that Cloud Atlas may be a cinematic game-changer in terms of refreshing a debate about how much budget Hollywood films need to spend. In which case, it has done its job, and we may never speak of it again.
THE TOP TEN DOCUMENTARIES OF 2012
Thugs, drugs and mugs. We’ve seen it all pass by in this year’s amazing documentaries parade. In fact, there were so many great docs to choose from, that we’ve added a few extras for good measure. So without further ado, here are the best ones we've seen this year – did we miss any?
AN INTERVIEW WITH LUKE KIRBY
Sandwiched between Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Take This Waltz is Luke Kirby, a rising star who, in addition to working with Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, has starred opposite Lindsay Lohan in Labour Pains, Chloë Sevigny in Shattered Glass and Samuel L. Jackson in Fury. We caught up with Luke on the eve of the film’s DVD release to talk rickshaws, skateboarding and shooting sex scenes with Michelle Williams.
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