Fox, Insurgent Backing Rory Culkin’s ‘Lords of Chaos’

Twentieth Century Fox and Insurgent Media have partnered with Vice Films and Chimney Pot to finance crime story “Lords of Chaos,” starring Rory Culkin. The project was first unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May with Swedish film and music-video director Jonas Akerlund helming the English-language film. It centers on the Norwegian heavy metal… Read more »

‘Calamity Jane’ Next Up From Award-Winning Animators Behind Oscar Hopeful ‘Long Way North’

EXCLUSIVE: They will be competing against the digital animation of U.S. films, but Long Way North, from César Award-winning producer Henri Magalon (Oscar nominated for Ernest & Celestine) and French director Rémi Chayé, is coming into awards season this year having won the Grand Prize and the Governor of Tokyo Award at the Tokyo Animation Festival. Long Way North is about a young girl from Russian aristocracy who leaves her home to find her grandfather, a renowned…

‘Arrival,’ ‘Jackie’ Composers Push Boundaries of Music and Sound Design

To filmmaker Pablo Larrain, a juror at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, Jonathan Glazer’s eerie competition picture “Under the Skin” deserved a prize. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, also on the jury, was enthralled by Mica Levi’s bold, sui generis score for the film, and he and Larrain spoke passionately of her accomplishment. What caught Larrain’s eye… Read more »

Cara Delevingne Documentary ‘The Cara Project’ Set for Release

In a pre-American Film Market move, Revolver Entertainment has acquired the documentary “The Cara Project,” which explores Cara Delevingne’s transition from a model to actress. Delevingne’s credits include Suicide Squad,” “Paper Towns” and “Pan.” Revolver will be selling “The Cara Project” at Mipcom and AFM to broadcasters and home entertainment publishers and intends to release… Read more »

Contest: Chicago, succumb to the seductive charms of The Handmaiden early and for free

After spending the summer on the festival circuit—where it seduced The A.V. Club’s critics at both Cannes and Fantastic FestThe Handmaiden, the newest genre-defying outing from acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook, finally settles in to American theaters this month. Sensual, erotic, and surprisingly funny, this feminist tale of lesbian love wrapped inside a twisty Hitchcockian thriller tells the story of the love triangle between a Japanese noblewoman, her Japanese suitor, and her Korean maid—none of whom are who they appear to be on the surface—in 1930s Korea.

The Handmaiden opens at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on Friday, October 28, but The A.V. Club is giving its readers the chance to swoon over this awards-season contender early and for free.

We’re hosting a screening at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark Street) On Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m …