Saturday, November 1, 2014

"The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" review

Cast:  Evan Rachel Wood, Shia LaBeouf, Mads Mikkelsen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo, James Buckley, Rupert Grint, Til Schweiger.

Charlie Countryman glimpses the spirit of his late mother, who advises him to embark on an adventure to Romania. Accepting these words of wisdom, Charlie boards a flight to Bucharest and befriends an elderly passenger called Victor, who is heading home with a gift for his daughter. Victor dies next to Charlie and the American sees his new friend's spirit, who asks Charlie to deliver the gift intended for his child.

Fredrik Bond's directorial debut is a magical realist fable masquerading as a romance across the language divide, which takes occasional detours into brash comedy and violent crime. The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman is a curious case of creative overload in desperate need of a coherent structure and direction.

Somewhere amidst the poetic slow motion chases, drug-fuelled dream sequences and Sixth Sense-style conversations with the dearly departed, there are glimmers of a poignant and life-affirming tale of loss and remembrance.
Whether audiences will have the patience to find these diamond moments in the rough is debatable. Screenwriter Matt Drake reportedly drew inspiration from his own experiences in Romania for the disjointed script, which includes a bizarre interlude with an ambulance that seems to be a half-hearted nod to Cristi Puiu's 2005 tragicomedy The Death Of Mr Lazarescu.

Vincent D'Onofrio has a small role in "Charlie Countryman.."
Cliches and pop culture references sporadically bubble to the surface, like when one of the film's villains decides against a quick summation of his perplexing subplot. "I would love to explain it to you like a James Bond movie but I have things to do," he growls unrealistically.

Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) sits in a Chicago hospital room with his father Bill (Vincent D'Onofrio) as a nurse turns off the life support of his mother Kate (Melissa Leo). Soon after, he sees Kate's spirit in a hallway and begs her to tell him what to do with his directionless life. "Go to Bucharest," she responds.   Full article

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
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"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

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Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

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Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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