Variety – Though slavishly faithful to producer Terrence Malick’s aesthetic, this hypnotic look at Abraham Lincoln’s early years breaks with other portraits of the 16th president. The comparisons between A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and the work of its producer, Terrence Malick, are inevitable: This mesmerizing period piece, which nobly seeks to grasp the spiritual dimension of young Abraham Lincoln’s formative early years, splits its attention between heaven and earth, brushing its fingertips over tall Indiana grasses one moment, then swirling its gaze upward to consider sunlight streaming through thick forest canopies the next — just as Malick himself would have done. More telling, however, is the way it stands in stark contrast with not only traditional Lincoln biopics, but just about everything else being made today.
We Got This Covered – Aesthetically and characteristically, Edwards’ film is the opposite of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Lincoln. That 2012 film had a rich ensemble cast, was shot almost entirely indoors and contained Tony Kushner’s verbose, period-perfect prose. The Better Angels, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, has probably fewer that a dozen characters who speak, relies mostly on exterior scenes and contains probably as much dialogue whispered over voice-over as spoken aloud. What neither film does rather well is manage to encompass a vivid life and times of the 16th President of the United States.
Rope of Silicon – Movies can be bad for a myriad of reasons. They can be sloppily made, poorly acted, incoherently written, or just offensively stupid. However, I think the biggest sin you can label a film is “boring”. I have opted to spend ninety minutes with someone’s creation, and if I am not engaged, even in a negative way, that is the biggest failing I think a film can manage. I would much rather a film be aggressive in its badness than to lull me to sleep. It would at least spark some kind of passion in me. Art should bring about a reaction. This brings me to The Better Angels, which is a prime offender of the boring moniker. It is a class one Terrence Malick knock-off devoid of story and had me fighting to stay awake from the first minute. It just goes to show you pretty pictures are not enough.
I’ve added scans from the UK December issue of Glamour magazine into the gallery. A big thank you to my friend, Gabby for sharing the scans with us. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Diane graces the cover of Flaunt magazine. I have added several images from the photo shoot. I am absolutely loving this photo shoot – Diane looks so fierce and beautiful. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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I’ve added HD screen captures from the Better Angels trailer into the gallery. The Better Angels tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality. Take a look at the trailer below and head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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I’ve added HD screen captures from the 2007 film, The Hunting Party into the gallery. The Hunting Party is inspired by a true story that follows three journalists on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. The mission quickly changes when their target decides to come after them. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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FX has decided to not move forward with a third season of, The Bridge after the series struggled to gain buzz amid the crowded cable crime drama landscape. The Bridge was recently generating around 1.2 million viewers and 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.
The Bridge starred Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border. FX overall has had a strong year for new shows, launching the acclaimed series version of crime thriller Fargo and the pulpy vampire thriller The Strain. On the more modest side, there was also Middle East thriller Tyrant, which was renewed for a second season. (Source)
I’ve added HD screen captures from the 2006 period drama, Copying Beethoven into the gallery. Copying Beethoven is a fictionalized story depicting the last three years of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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I’ve added HD screen captures from the 2010 french drama, Lily Sometimes (aka: “Pieds Nus Sur Les Limaces”) into the gallery. Lily Sometimes was written and directed by Fabienne Berthaud. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Diane graces the cover Australia’s November issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Diane was photographed in a colorful printed dress from Chanel’s Cruise 2015 collection. I have also added one image from the photo shoot as well as the magazine cover. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Diane and her partner, Joshua Jackson attended Showtime’s premier of The Affair in New York City. I have added over 60 images from the event into the gallery. Head to the gallery now for the latest additions.
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