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Touched With Fire Trailer


Emily and Marco are two talented, bipolar poets whose creativity is fuelled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, they become embroiled in a romance that mixes art and passion and brings them together as two misunderstood outsiders against the world.

But their instant and intense chemistry only serves to drive their mania to new heights, as they pursue a wild and passionate romance against the advice of their family and professional carers. Swinging between fantastical highs and tormented lows, the two must ultimately choose between sanity and love, before they destroy themselves and each other.

Written and directed by Paul Dalio, Touched with Fire is an intense, romantic drama that blends the beauty of art and creativity with the often dark reality of mental illness. It wowed critics earlier this year at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival and stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby in the two lead roles.

Anna Bingeman and Griffin Dunne - The 8th annual Chanel Artists Dinner during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at The Odeon - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Thursday 25th April 2013

Anna Bingeman and Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne - "Movie 43" Premiere Los Angeles California USA Wednesday 23rd January 2013

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Griffin Dunne, Hannah Dunne and Guest - Griffin Dunne , Hannah Dunne and Guest Sunday 30th September 2012 The 50th New York Film Festival - 'Frances Ha' - Premiere

Griffin Dunne, Hannah Dunne and Guest
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Gina Gershon and Griffin Dunne - Gina Gershon and Griffin Dunne New York City, USA - A variety of stars attended the Opening night of play, originally written by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn 'Relatively Speaking' which was held at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Thursday 20th October 2011

Gina Gershon and Griffin Dunne
Gina Gershon and Griffin Dunne
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Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon

Griffin Dunne and Joan Didion - Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion New York City, USA - Premiere of the HBO documentary 'Harry Belafonte Sing Your Song' at the Apollo Theater - Arrivals Thursday 6th October 2011

Griffin Dunne and Joan Didion
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Joan Didion and Griffin Dunne

Last Night Trailer


Writer Joanna and real estate agent Michael have been married for four years and live in a modest apartment in New York. When Joanna accompanies Michael to a party, she is worried to find him deep in conversation with his beautiful colleague, Laura. Joanna is frightened that Michael might be cheating on her and she confronts him about it. Michael assures his wife that he isn't and the couple reconcile.

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Last Night Review


Very Good
Writer-turned-director Tadjedin takes a slightly stagey approach to the theme of marital trust with this darkly provocative drama about a fateful night in a couple's relationship. It's fascinating and well-played, but too schematic to feel realistic.

After a company party, Joanna (Knightley) challenges her husband Michael (Worthington) about his feelings toward his sexy colleague Laura (Mendes).

Nothing has happened between them, but he admits that there might be some attraction. The problem is that he's travelling the following night to Philadelphia with Laura and another colleague (Gold). There, Joanna's suggestion opens him to some serious temptation. Meanwhile in New York, Joanna is surprised when a former flame from Paris, Alex (Canet), arrives for one night. And she too is faced with the chance to do something she shouldn't.

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Griffin Dunne Sunday 22nd May 2011 at The Weinstein Company with The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of 'Submarine' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema. New York City, USA

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Griffin Dunne Thursday 19th May 2011 Opening night after party for the Public Theater Lab production of 'Knickerbocker' held at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill New York City, USA

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Griffin Dunne - Monday 25th April 2011 at Tribeca Film Festival New York City, USA

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Griffin Dunne - Anna Bingeman Griffin Dunne Wednesday 20th April 2011 at Tribeca Film Festival New York City, USA

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Rosario Dawson and Griffin Dunne - Rosario Dawson and Griffin Dunne New York City, USA - Scenarios USA awards & gala 10th anniversary at the Tribeca Rooftop Tuesday 14th April 2009

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Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson and Griffin Dunne
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Rosario Dawson, Gina Prince- Bythewood and Clark Johnson

The Great Buck Howard Review


OK
How can a film that features a lofty tribute to The Amazing Kreskin before the end credits go wrong? Well, in Sean McGinly's sweet and mushy comedy The Great Buck Howard, the film doesn't really go wrong... but then it doesn't really go right either.

The film celebrates the D-list world of third-rate celebrities, celebrities whose popularity has waned, whose 15 minutes of fame were over a long time ago, with one-night stands not in Vegas or L.A., but Bakersfield and Akron.

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Snow Angels Review


Good
There are about two or three different films fighting for control of the screen during David Gordon Green's powerful but flawed Snow Angels, and in the end none of them win. An adaptation by Green (All the Real Girls) from the novel by Stewart O'Nan, the film is at its core a dispiriting domestic drama in which single mother and waitress Annie (Kate Beckinsale) is trying to raise her daughter and deal with the encroaching return of her ex-husband, Glenn (Sam Rockwell), a onetime suicide case and drunk who has now found Jesus and wants back into Annie's life. Set to swirling all around this ugly and embittered core are several stories that never quite seem to plug into each other dramatically, no matter that their characters are closely interrelated via love, friendship, family, and the shockingly violent turn everything takes in the closing minutes.

Set in a small and snowbound Pennsylvania town, Snow Angels at the very least looks like a town from reality, as opposed to the idyllic villages filmmakers create when they want to tell moral fables about violence and family (see Reservation Road, In the Bedroom, and so on). It starts with a high school marching band practicing in the cold, performing in a lackluster fashion that brings about a hilariously stern lecture from their instructor (played to icy perfection by Tom Noonan). Then a pair of gunshots are heard cracking through the cold air and the film flashes back to "weeks earlier."

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Fierce People Review


Weak
One could easily say that Griffin Dunne's new film Fierce People represents a great leap forward from such lamentable projects as Practical Magic and Addicted to Love, but then that's hardly setting the bar high at all. A bundle of good raw material and confused objectives, the film starts out as a skewed fable but ends up in grimmer territory, with no good reason for having traveled there, and begging to be taken more seriously.

Early scenes give every indication that what Dunne and screenwriter Dirk Wittenborn (who adapted his own novel) have in mind is yet another in the grand and hallowed tradition of "nothing was ever the same after that summer" stories, which it must be said, can often be a nice way to spend a couple hours on a dreary day. The narrator whose life is about to be changed is Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin), a 15-year-old fixated on his absentee dad, a famous anthropologist who wants Finn to come to South America and do field work with him for the summer. The stone around Finn's neck is his mother Liz (Diane Lane, nothing about whom will ever say "mother"), a masseuse with serious cocaine and drinking addictions. Picking the absolute worst time (in Finn's mind, given that he finally has a chance to reconnect with his dad) to get her life together, Liz packs the two of them up to go live with a former client of hers who Finn is convinced she's sleeping with.

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I Like It Like That Review


OK
Harmless yet considerably dull, I Like It Like That is the story of a harried Bronx woman (Vélez) who tries to make ends despite a housefull of kids, a cheating in-and-out-of-jail husband, nosy neighbors, and virtually no money. Her exploits typically involve screaming and door-slamming, until she gets a job working for record producer Dunne, when the comedy in the film is at its best. Not that it's great, but it's passable.

Sam The Man Review


Bad
Gary Winick's first -- and biggest -- gaffe is in casting uber-nerd Fisher "Johnny Five!" Stevens as a slick lothario that beds countless women. Christening him "The Man" in the film's title is just adding insult to injury.

And so we come to the strange, sad, and rather crass case of Sam the Man, a creepy and just plain wrong romantic dramedy that's got no romance, few laughs, minimal drama, and a parade of hateful characters. Wrap them up in a cheap, out-of-focus, underlit, and inaudible package shot on cheap digital video, and the recipe for disaster is complete. Microwave on high for three minutes.

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40 Days And 40 Nights Review


Excellent
For many Christians, the time of Lent is dedicated to 40 days of prayer and fasting. While most will give up red meat, caffeine, or Girl Scout cookies, the main character of 40 Days and 40 Nights has decided to give up sexual activity. I'm sure that's not exactly what the religious order had in mind; no doubt the holy fathers are rolling over on their clouds from the film's religious mockery. But despite its gimmick, 40 Days and 40 Nights is a sinfully good comedy about the complications sex can bring to a relationship.

Josh Hartnett plays Matt Sullivan, a guy whose serious relationship with Nicole (Vinessa Shaw, Domino from Eyes Wide Shut) ended six months prior. Since then, he cannot commit to other women because he is still hung up on her. Not even when Matt and his roommate Ryan (Paulo Costanzo) bring home a couple of hot looking dates can he muster the desire to have sex with them. Looking for advice on his relationship matters, Matt turns to his brother John (Adam Trese), who has no female issues because has given his life to the church. Since Matt's visit with his brother coincides with Lent, he decides that abstaining from all things sexual will help him recover from his heartbreak. Ah, if only things were so easy.

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Naked In New York Review


Excellent
Earnest and cute, this essential '90s rom-com has Eric Stoltz going gaga over an enchanting Mary-Louise Parker, here in perhaps the least cynical role of her career. The story borders on irrelevance: They're New Yorkers who dabble in the theater, quickly hook up, then question whether they are truly meant for each other. It's all told in flashback as Stoltz drives his car en route to... where? Like I said, very cute, but some may find it cloying.

An American Werewolf In London Review


Extraordinary
In early February, I found myself at a pub in New York City. All right, so this is American and here we call pubs "bars", but, since I was with a bunch of Yorkshire Brits at the time, we called it a pub. Said pub, located somewhere in the Village (we had been walking about all day and had about zero clue where the hell we were, but I remember observing Dean & Deluca's just a bit before, which meant that NYU couldn't be far off), had a name that I should have immediately picked up on: "The Slaughtered Lamb."

Like the American backpackers in the movie from which "The Slaughtered Lamb" derives its name, I simply muttered "what the bloody hell kinda name for a pub is 'The Slaughtered Lamb'." Regardless, we entered. On the wall, by what may be perhaps the tiniest bathroom in all of Manhattan, is a poster of An American Werewolf in London.

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Lisa Picard Is Famous Review


Good
Inspired by its fellow mockumentary David Holzman's Diary, this look at an "on the cusp" starlet named Lisa Picard (Laura Kirk) asks us how fame changes a person. In the hands of quirky director Griffin Dunne we get an often funny and often stilted gag on superficiality in Hollywood. Worth a peek, worth a giggle.

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Fierce People Review


Weak
One could easily say that Griffin Dunne's new film Fierce People represents a great leap forward from such lamentable projects as Practical Magic and Addicted to Love, but then that's hardly setting the bar high at all. A bundle of good raw material and confused objectives, the film starts out as a skewed fable but ends up in grimmer territory, with no good reason for having traveled there, and begging to be taken more seriously.

Early scenes give every indication that what Dunne and screenwriter Dirk Wittenborn (who adapted his own novel) have in mind is yet another in the grand and hallowed tradition of "nothing was ever the same after that summer" stories, which it must be said, can often be a nice way to spend a couple hours on a dreary day. The narrator whose life is about to be changed is Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin), a 15-year-old fixated on his absentee dad, a famous anthropologist who wants Finn to come to South America and do field work with him for the summer. The stone around Finn's neck is his mother Liz (Diane Lane, nothing about whom will ever say "mother"), a masseuse with serious cocaine and drinking addictions. Picking the absolute worst time (in Finn's mind, given that he finally has a chance to reconnect with his dad) to get her life together, Liz packs the two of them up to go live with a former client of hers who Finn is convinced she's sleeping with.

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Touched With Fire Trailer

Touched With Fire Trailer

Emily and Marco are two talented, bipolar poets whose creativity is fuelled by their emotional...

Dallas Buyers Club Movie Review

Dallas Buyers Club Movie Review

In telling this remarkable true story, director Jean-Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria) and his gifted...

Blood Ties Trailer

Blood Ties Trailer

Frank is a remarkable cop with a lot to look forward to in his life,...

Rob The Mob Trailer

Rob The Mob Trailer

Tommy and Rosie are a young couple living in New York who are madly in...

Movie 43 Trailer

Movie 43 Trailer

If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive...

Broken City - Trailer Trailer

Broken City - Trailer Trailer

Billy Taggart is a less than perfect former police officer who is hired by the...

Last Night Trailer

Last Night Trailer

Writer Joanna and real estate agent Michael have been married for four years and live...

Last Night Movie Review

Last Night Movie Review

Writer-turned-director Tadjedin takes a slightly stagey approach to the theme of marital trust with this...

Snow Angels Movie Review

Snow Angels Movie Review

There are about two or three different films fighting for control of the screen during...

Fierce People Movie Review

Fierce People Movie Review

One could easily say that Griffin Dunne's new film Fierce People represents a great leap...

40 Days And 40 Nights Movie Review

40 Days And 40 Nights Movie Review

For many Christians, the time of Lent is dedicated to 40 days of prayer and...

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