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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #13. Adoration – Fabrice du Welz

Adoration

Belgian provocateur Fabrice du Welz returns with Adoration, the third chapter of his celebrated Ardennes trilogy, which follows his 2004 debut Calvaire and 2014’s delicious Alleluia (our interview)—both titles which the director is perhaps best known for in the Us. Having taken recent trips abroad, including the troubled French production of 2014’s Colt 45 and du Welz’s English language debut Message from the King (available on Netflix), du Welz at last returns to the isolated hysteria which has marked his past Ardennes installment by reuniting with his Vinyan (2008) star Emmanuelle Beart. Also included in the fantastic cast are French icon Beatrice Dalle, Belgian actors Benoit Poelvoorde and Peter van den Begin, Haneke discovery Fantine Harduin (the troubled child of 2017’s Happy End), Xavier Legrand’s Custody breakout Thomas Gioria, and excitingly, the return of Laurent Lucas, who headlined the two previous Ardennes titles.…

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Original Lando Billy Dee Williams Loves Solo

Original Lando Billy Dee Williams Loves Solo
Billy Dee Williams attended the Solo: A Star Wars Story world premiere in Hollywood last night and apparently, he loved the movie. Donald Glover famously stepped in to play the young Lando Calrissian for the new Star Wars movie, a role that Williams first played in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Glover was recently asked about meeting Billy Dee Williams and revealed that the veteran actor gave him some wise advice. According to Donald Glover, Williams simply told him to just be "charming," after Glover was probing for too much information.

Now, it seems that the Lando torch has officially been passed on from Billy Dee Williams to Donald Glover. A Twitter user by the name of Joseph reportedly talked to Williams after the Solo world premiere and got his take on the movie. The news should help Glover sleep a little better at night. Joseph had this to say.
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The Conversation: Best of 2015 – Top 10 Theatrical Releases

Diving into the hundreds of new theatrical releases, including large chunks of grueling, gluttonous marathons through world cinema’s greatest offerings from a variety of film festivals, and coming to a reasonable list of selections demonstrating what one deems to be ‘the best,’ remains an utterly self-involved, sometimes fruitless tradition. Who, after all, can rightly determine what is indeed ‘best’ in an art form where one person’s trash is another’s treasure? Personally, I prefer to compile a list of ‘favorite’ things, items which remain meaningless unless you put stock in its author’s general tastes.

Amidst the incessant jabbering of awards season exaggeration, it’s difficult not to be swayed by the most topical, most shiny and brand new theatrical releases courting awards voters (which is why I felt it necessary to see Inarritu’s new film twice). Nearly half of my selections appeared on my mid-year list of favored theatrical releases,
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Competition: Win a iTunes code for ‘Colt 45′

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To celebrate the digital release of Colt 45 – out 7th December – we are giving away an iTunes download copy!

Colt 45 is the explosive tale of cops, robbers and some very serious firepower from the brilliant Fabrice Du Welz – one of Europe’s hottest new directors now being fast-tracked to Hollywood! His current project Message from the King stars Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Teresa Palmer (Knight of Cups) and is written by the team behind A Most Wanted Man.

All this impressive action mayhem is captured in frigid widescreen cinematography courtesy of Gaspar Noe regular Benoit Debie.

“Gripping and well-crafted shootout scenes” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Sleek, well-oiled piece of action-movie machinery” – Variety

Order today: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/colt-45/id1050746219

Colt 45 will be released on: iTunes, Sky Store, Google Play, Filmflex, Virgin Movies on Demand, Blinkbox / Talk Talk, Xbox, Wuaki, and Amazon Instant Video.

To win a Colt 45 iTunes download code,
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Alleluia | Blu-ray Review

After premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Belgian auteur Fabrice du Welz’s excellent fourth feature Alleluia went on to play in the esteemed Vanguard lineup in the Toronto International Film Festival before nabbing Best Actor and Actress awards at Fantastic Fest for superb performances from Laurent Lucas and Lola Duenas. Although this didn’t translate into notable box office profit for Us distributor Music Box Films (released in mid-July for a limited theatrical run, the title didn’t crack ten grand in its paltry five week run), du Welz’s beautiful cult-classic in the making will eventually secure a greater following. A recent Blu-ray re-release of Criterion Collection’s presentation of the 1969 Leonard Kastle film, The Honeymoon Killers, based on the same romantic killing spree, should funnel some attention to it, as well as du Welz’s break into English language in 2016 with his next title.
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Very Physical, Very Sensual: An Interview with Fabrice Du Welz

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Alleluia, Fabrice Du Welz's sensual, brutal version of the "lonely hearts killers"—made into a 1969 film by Leonard Kastle, The Honeymoon Killers, and Arturo Ripstein's 1996 Deep Crimson—was a highlight of the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year, and is now getting a Us theatrical release through Music Box Films' Doppelgänger Releasing arm. Shot close in intimate 16mm, the film juggles tones deftly to capture the loneliness, desire, horror, humor, and absurdity in an amour fou between two single sociopaths who find in each other an intense, primal attraction. But both persons are so distorted, and the love between them thereby turning so distorted, that it leads not to the greatest, strangest love affair—though you could call it that, I suppose—but the most perverse: the man sets up a scheme to seduce and rob women, and his lover, quickly beset by manic jealousy, ends up killing them.
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Video Interview: Fabrice Du Welz – Alleluia

We sat with Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, where his latest feature, Alleluia, played in the Vanguard line-up (it premiered earlier that year in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where we initially caught the film). The second part of his Ardennes trilogy, which began with his excellent 2004 debut, Calvaire, du Welz sat with us to dish about his projects, including the truncated Us release of his 2008 film Vinyan, and the incredible difficulties he experienced on the set of Colt 45, another 2014 title yet to be released stateside.

Alleluia is a perverse examination of familiar material, a reimagining of the famed Honeymoon Killers we’ve seen depicted in various features from the past several decades. Reuniting Du Welz with his Calvaire star Laurent Lucas, he gets a remarkable performance from Spanish actress Lola Duenas in a film that’s fun, violent, and impressively styled. In our interview,
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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016: #3. Fabrice du Welz’s Message From the King

Message From the King

Director: Fabrice du Welz // Writers: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz announced himself with a memorable debut over a decade ago with 2004’s Calvaire, a film meant to be the first chapter in his loosely related Ardennes trilogy. Fascinating, bizarre, and perhaps the most successfully strange and unnerving auteur since Lynch, du Welz’s next two features were treated to problematic releases, including 2008’s underrated Vinyan, and the 2014 debacle, Colt 45, which was yanked out of the director’s hands and released in France (it has yet to reach the Us). But 2014 also marked a strong return for du Welz with the excellent Alleluia, the second part of his Ardennes trilogy, reuniting him with star Laurent Lucas and providing Lola Duenas with one of the best roles of her career. It was announced that du Welz was also working on another feature, Children of the Gun,
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Sexy but Deadly Trailer for Fabrice du Welz’s Alleluia

Fabrice du Welz previously directed a wonderful film that went outside the norm called Calvaire (The Ordeal). While I still have yet to see his follow-up, Vinyan, that doesn’t detract me from finding out when he has a new movie. Alleluia is one of two films he has recently filmed. The other being an action film called Colt 45 (hold the Billy Dee). Alleluia looks to be a unsettling view of a couple who goes on a bit of a murder spree. Loosely based on a true crime.

Alleluia is the adaptation of a crime spree that shook the United States from 1947 to 1949. It’s the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez: a young nurse places a “lonely hearts” ad and meets a gigolo who steals from widows.

She falls in love with him, abandons her children and holds onto her precarious existence until the story turns to tragedy…
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Colt 45: Watch The Second Trailer For Du Welz's Ultra Slick Action Flick

Well, now. If the idea of Calvaire and Vinyan director Fabrice du Welz tackling a dark crime / action thriller wasn't enough to get you all excited and the stellar first trailer for his upcoming Colt 45 wasn't enough to do the job either then how about this: Yes, it's a second trailer for the upcoming release and it's even better than the first, which was already pretty damn good.Police armourer and firearms instructor Vincent Milès is a shooting ace. Only 25 years old, his prowess is the envy of the world's finest but, to the incomprehension of his colleagues, Vincent refuses to join the police action units. Trapped in a situation primed to blow sky high, Vincent is left with no choice but to...

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Check Out Three Alternate Posters For Fabrice du Welz's Colt 45

Fabrice du Welz is having himself quite a year with his Alleluia premiering in Cannes and his dark action film Colt 45 gearing up for French theatrical release. And while things are relatively quiet on the Alleluia front we've gotten hold of a trio of alternate posters prepared for Colt 45 by Belgian artist Gilles Vranckx (Amer, The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears), all of which were passed over in favor of a much more conventional (read: boring) Photoshop job. Check 'em out - along with the trailer - in the gallery below.Police armourer and firearms instructor Vincent Milès is a shooting ace. Only 25 years old, his prowess is the envy of the world's finest but, to the incomprehension of his colleagues, Vincent...

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French-Martinican Rapper-Turned-Actor Joeystarr is a Mysterious Agent in Busy 1st Trailer for Thriller 'Colt 45'

None of the movies he's starred in have been formerly released here in the USA (or, at least, English-subtitled versions of them for non-French speakers), but I'm hoping that, eventually, one of them will be picked up by an American distributor and released in these United States, because I'm really curious to finally see what this guy can do on screen, given just how active he appears to be in French cinema, especially in what look like rather high profile, mostly action/thriller projects - likely a rarity for a French-Martinican rapper-turned-actor in France. Up next for the busy Joeystarr is a crime thriller titled "Colt 45," from Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz,...
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Colt 45: Watch The Ultra Stylish Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's Dark Action Film

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is having himself something of a year. While his early career was marked by long gaps between projects - Calvaire released in 2004, Vinyan in 2008 and then nothing until 2014 - he's gone rapid fire this year with a pair of projects hitting screens in the same calendar year. One - Alleluia - was selected to the Cannes Film Festival. And the other? The other is Colt 45, which has just released one hell of a stylish trailer leading up to its French theatrical release.Police armourer and firearms instructor Vincent Milès is a shooting ace. Only 25 years old, his prowess is the envy of the world's finest but, to the incomprehension of his colleagues, Vincent refuses to join...

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #20. Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia

Alleluia

Director: Fabrice Du Welz

Writers: Fabrice Du Welz

Producer: Clément Miserez, Vincent Tavier, Matthieu Warter

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Laurent Lucas, Lola Duenas, Helena Noguerra

While he hasn’t released anything since 2008’s sorely underrated Vinyan, Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz has been busy. His first film since then, the Joey Starr led action thriller Colt 45, wrapped some time ago, and while we thought we’d see this released somewhere in 2013, it looks like 2014 should usher it into theaters. But even more exciting is that Welz is in post-production with Alleluia, which is meant to be the second chapter in his Ardennes trilogy, an opus kicked off by his delectably bizarre debut, 2004’s The Ordeal. This latest sees him reteam with everyone’s favorite star of weirdo French films, Laurent Lucas (who starred in The Ordeal), co-written and produced by Vincent Tavier, the man who wrote
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #53. Fabrice Du Welz’s Colt 45

Colt 45

Director: Fabrice Du Welz

Writer: Fathi Beddiar

Producers: Julien Arnoux, Sébastien Delloye, Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat

U.S. Distributor: Rights Avilable

Cast: Gerard Lanvin, Joey Starr, Alice Taglioni, Philippe Nahon

The very busy Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz makes our 2014 list twice (see the number 20 position), and this second entry feels like more of departure for the director. An cop thriller from a first time screenwriter, we’re curious to see Welz’s union with Joey Starr, along with uniting once more with the generally terrifying Philippe Nahon.

Gist: Weapon supervisor and shooting instructor for National Police, Vincent Milès is an expert in combat shooting. He’s only 25 and the elites from all around the globe are courting him. Against all odds, he refuses to join the prestigious field squads. His life takes a crucial turn when he meets Milo Cardena, a mysterious field agent, who drags him
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #54. Mark Jackson’s War Story

War Story

Director: Mark Jackson

Writers: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson

Producers: Kristin Gore, Catherine Keener, Matt Ratner, Shona Tuckman

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Ben Kingsley

A simmering indie gem that the international film fest circuit and indie industry folk championed, Mark Jackson’s psychologically twisted, stylistically polished Without might just be the perfect bedfellow for the Sundance preemed sophomore film. Working from a stunning, murky photographed palette, War Story is lead by a Catherine Keener who exquisitely deciphers the knee-deep psychotropic post-war affects in isolating, alienating, trenches.

Gist: Lee (Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her,
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Alleluia: First Images From Fabrice Du Welz's Latest

Belgium's Fabrice Du Welz is on a roll. There was a four year gap between his breakthrough effort Calvaire and the subsequent Vinyan followed by another five year gap between Vinyan and Colt 45, but though we're still waiting on a trailer for Colt 45 Du Welz is already in edit on the subsequent Alleluia while also prepping the South Africa set Children of the Gun. And today we get our first look at Alleluia with a trio of stills.Loosely based on the true life crime story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, Alleluia stars Lola Duenas and Laurent Lucas as a pair of destructive lovers on an escalating crime spree. Check the images below....

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Check The First Stills And New Poster Art For Fabrice du Welz's Colt 45

[Post updated with an additional still and new poster art.]Vinyan and Calvaire director Fabrice du Welz is now in post production on his latest effort, Colt 45, and the first images has arrived online. Police armourer and firearms instructor Vincent Milès is a shooting ace. Only 25 years old, his prowess is the envy of the world's finest but, to the incomprehension of his colleagues, Vincent refuses to join the police action units. Trapped in a situation primed to blow sky high, Vincent is left with no choice but to embrace the darkness within him if he is to survive.His Life Is Thrown Into Chaos when he meets Milo Cardena, a corrupt cop who will drag him into a downward spiral of violence, placing Vincent...

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Check The First Still From Fabrice du Welz's Colt 45

[Click here for an addition still and new sales art from Colt 45.]Vinyan and Calvaire director Fabrice du Welz is now in post production on his latest effort, Colt 45, and a first still has arrived online. Police armourer and firearms instructor Vincent Milès is a shooting ace. Only 25 years old, his prowess is the envy of the world's finest but, to the incomprehension of his colleagues, Vincent refuses to join the police action units. Trapped in a situation primed to blow sky high, Vincent is left with no choice but to embrace the darkness within him if he is to survive.His Life Is Thrown Into Chaos when he meets Milo Cardena, a corrupt cop who will drag him into a downward spiral of...

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Fabrice Du Welz Brandishes A Colt 45

Belgium's reigning enfant terrible, Fabrice du Welz burst on to the international scene in 2004 with Calvaire (The Ordeal), a punishing horror picture he followed in 2008 with Vinyan. There have been false starts on projects since then but du Welz is now in post on picture number three, a dark action-thriller titled simply Colt 45. Weapon supervisor and shooting instructor for National Police, Vincent Milès is an expert in combat shooting. He's only 25 and the elites from all around the globe are courting him. Against all odds, he refuses to join the prestigious field squads. His life takes a crucial turn when he meets Milo Cardena, a mysterious field agent, who drags him into an infernal swirl of violence. Vincent will soon find...

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