Our friends at Grolsch Film Works have a 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.
FASHION IN FILM: JACKETS
Those who want to stick it to the man are generally bound to have a good jacket. In this list we chart the best threads in our characters' arsenal for kicking ass – from the snakeskin and fur coats of blaxploitation cinema to the ubiquitous leather of the American rebel, and we come out the other side with the ultimate postmodern symbol of the consumer fetish in that scorpion jacket in Drive.
THE REAL-LIFE NEPHEW OF MARGE FROM 'BERNIE'
Richard Linklater's latest Jack Black vehicle, Bernie, is hilarious, fun and totally unbelievable, especially when you realise that the film is based on a true story. So get ready to catch your jaw. That said, for those of you who get riled up by spoilers, you might want to check out the film first 'cause there's really no way we could've avoided them with this interview. Right, spoilers time: Shirley MacLaine plays Marge, an old lady from a small town in Texas whose corpse is discovered in a freezer, buried under chicken pot pies. The real-life Marge's nephew, Joe Rhodes, told us all about this bizarre and compelling story and how Linklater masterfully captured all the tiny details.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM'S JAMES MURPHY IS MAKING A SHORT FILM
As you probably know, the indie-electro band known as LCD Soundsystem are no more. But after their sombre last gig at Madison Square Garden, documented in the brilliant Shut Up and Play the Hits, we had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't really the end for über-creative frontman James Murphy. And guess what – we were right.
The musician-turned-filmmaker is making his directorial debut with Little Duck, a short film made as part of Canon's Project Imaginat10n. While we're not sure what it's all about, it is being filmed in Japan and it is called Little Duck, so that's always a plus.
THE WEEK IN GIFS
Emma Stone Is Rumoured to Be the Lead in Woody Allen's New Movie
There's no real further details on the project, except that Woody plans to film in the South of France, meaning that several/all of the scenes will involve wine-drinking. Still, Stone's involvement is a pretty big reason to get excited; if anything, we're being promised a movie where Woody doesn't play the main character/where some young, neurotic man is cast as a Woody substitute. Wait a minute, why has Michael Cera never been cast in any of his movies?
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.