“The Drop” premiered during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and the first reviews are coming in. The movie has received good reviews so far and it currently holds a 80% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. While critics do recognize flaws in the movie they all seem to praise the cast’s performance and especially Tom Hardy’s work is getting a lot of praise. We will round-up the reviews in this post.
The Guardian | Paul MacInnes | September 7, 2014) | 3/5 stars
“The energy in the movie comes from Mickey and Bob’s adversaries. Firstly there’s Detective Torres (John Ortiz), a classic Colombo type, always playing innocent with a look of childish bemusement on his face. Secondly, and lifting the drama whenever he appears, is Matthias Schoenaerts’s Eric Deeds. Roski’s lead in Bullhead (and subsequently the breakout star of Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone) Schoenaerts fills Deeds to the brim with moxy. Every time he appears, usually to confront Bob, usually about a dog, there’s a sense that anything could happen; most likely violence, but perhaps a theatrical flourish with an umbrella. Simply speaking, Eric Deeds is the Joker in a shell suit.”
Matthias and his co-stars Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, writer Dennis Lehane, and director Michaël R. Roskam attended the Variety Studio during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival yesterday to talk about “The Drop“. We have added the images in our gallery and you can watch the interview after the jump.
The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced it’s official line-up earlier today and “A Little Chaos” is part of the Gala selection. Matthias co-stars alongside Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, and Helen McCrory. The first screening will be held on October 17 followed by two more screenings the following days. The festival runs from October 8-19 and tickets go on sale from Monday September 8. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to BFI.org!
A Little Chaos – UK distribution Lionsgate UK
A landscape gardener with instinct and flair, Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is the breath of fresh air that the stuffy geometry of Versailles needs. Brought in by strict garden chief André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts), a man who prizes order above all, she is soon charming all she meets and innovating with fresh approaches to shrubbery. But there is intrigue at the Court of King Louis XIV, a vipers nest of gossip and skullduggery, where Helen McCrory gives a delicious turn as a woman with a grudge. For his sophomore feature Alan Rickman has fashioned a spritely period romp, demonstrating a confident feel for the material – an original script from first-time screenwriter Alison Deegan. There is much pleasure taken in the wit and flow of royal society; Rickman himself plays King Louis XIV with a dry bemusement that will delight fans, while Stanley Tucci is in fine flamboyant form. But the film’s greatest strength lies in its emphasis on women and their relationships, with a sublime performance from Winslet that invests immense emotional grit into Sabine, a woman struggling with her own personal demons. As André becomes aware of her charms, so too will audiences, making A Little Chaos a treat for green-fingered romantics. Let them greet Kate!
Entertainment Weekly released the first featurette/making of for “The Drop” earlier today which includes new footage and an on set interview with Matthias. The video of the making of can be found after the jump and we also added the screencaptures in our gallery. We only included new footage. Many thanks to my friend Frederik from Noomi Rapace Online for the heads up! The movie will premiere next week on September 5 during the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on September 12 in the US.
Various Belgium media outlets are reporting that “The Drop” director Michaël Roskam revealed during his interview with the Belgium talk show Hotel M that Matthias was offered parts in “Batman” and “Robocop”. Nieuwsblad.be has the following quote from Roskam:
“Everyone knows him, Schoenaerts is well known in the film industry. Everyone wants to collaborate with him. He was offered parts in Batman and Robocop, but I haven’t heard anything about him saying yes.”
It has been reported before that Matthias was offered the lead part in “Robocop”. The part went to Joel Kinnaman. “The Drop”” will premiere next month during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on September 12 in the US. Roskam also directed Matthias in “Bullhead“.
We have added posters & key-Art, production stills and screencaptures of the first trailers and website of Matthias’ upcoming film “The Drop” in our gallery. The movie will be released on September 12, 2014 in the US after premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Matthias co-stars in the movie alongside Tom Hardy, the late James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace.
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
Fox Searchlight also released the first movie clips of the movie last week including one featuring Matthias and his co-star Tom Hardy.
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