I updated our video archive with several videos with interviews Jessica (Anne and Matthew) did to promote Interstellar, as well red carpet interviews from the premieres.
Watch below the full interview ‘Interstellar‘ cast and director Christopher Nolan did last month (October 29) at a press conference in London.
Two new images of Jessica Chastain as Mrs Williams in Tar has been added to our gallery.
The film, which was shot around 2011, had its premiere in Rome Film Festival in 2012. However, it didn’t see the light for a while. A few months ago, Signature Entertainment has signed to distribute the movie on DVD (in UK) under the title “Forever Love”, which came out last October 27 on Amazon UK.
While we don’t have any news regarding an US release, IMDB has changed the film title now as The Color of Time, so maybe we’ll have news about it soon.
TAR is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams’ collection of the same name. The film takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK’s childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: CK (James Franco) and his wife Catherine (Mila Kunis) are married with their son Jed (name of actor). CK prepares for a reading of Tar in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. The film takes us back and forth between past and present, punctuated by voice-over from CK Williams’ poems, recreating the experience of memory and exploring how the fragments of one’s man life can be turned into poetic expression: his loving relationship to his mother (Jessica Chastain), his first sexual experiences as a teenager (Henry Hopper), his first love (Nina Ljeti) and the struggle to preserve a form of innocence and wonder, the illness and loss of a close friend (Zach Braff), and finally his life together with Catherine.
Earlier this week, IGN.com has published an interview they did with Jessica in which she talks about Captain Marvel and The Martian:
Matt Damon is playing the lead in the film. And I’m playing an astronaut who tries to rescue him. I’m really excited to work with Ridley. I’ve always loved his work – ever since Alien with Ripley. He’s incredible and I love the worlds he creates. Also after I saw the film [Interstellar] I thought ‘Wow it’s such a great film – that would have been amazing – I want to wear wires now and be an astronaut.’ And then right after I saw it I got a call that said would I be interested in playing an astronaut. It happened all in line!
Jessica Chastain on ‘The Martian’
Scans of Best Movie Italy magazine on its November issue has been added to our gallery, thanks to my friend Claudia from helen-mirren.com. It contains 9 pages featuring Interstellar:
Jessica attended last night the 6th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, and looked stunning in a Nina Ricci dress. Check in our gallery 60+ HQ pictures:
As you can see, we have a new layout up here. It’s been a week since I’m trying to code something to use with this beautiful header my friend Nicole did using the most recent Jessica’s photoshoots. I wanted a responsive layout and, of course, I wasn’t able to so my huge thanks to Monica Design for their responsive theme I used as base. And, because of this, you now can view the website on tablets and cellphones as well.
Our gallery has a matching theme, and the video archive is coming soon. I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you spot any error!
As previously announced, Jessica is part of the episodes “Actors on Actors” Variety is doing this month, and it was recorded this Saturday (08), with Jessica doing the interview with Mark Ruffalo. Variety’s website will start stream the episodes next November 18, but you can see some pictures from the shooting in our gallery.
This past Tuesday night, following a screening of the film for Oscar voters and industry types, Nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain took part in the Academy’s Q&A series, “Academy Conversations.” Last night the official YouTube page for the Oscars posted a 14-minute-long excerpt from the talk that featured everything from McConaughey and Chastain’s initial trepidation in taking on roles in such a large film to anecdotes about what Nolan doesn’t allow on his sets. Here’s a hint: it starts with the letter ‘p.’
The Telegraph – And not just a most violent year, either: the most violent year. The third film by J. C. Chandor, who wrote and directed Margin Call and All Is Lost, is a neck-prickling moral thriller set in New York City, 1981: statistically speaking, the deadliest 12 months in the city’s history, and no time to make a respectable living. (…) You underestimate Mr. and Mrs. Morales at your peril – and, for that matter, Isaac and Chastain. As a couple they’re a dramatic dream team, giving Abel and Anna a gorgeous, acidic chemistry that comes from mixing too much business with not enough pleasure. Isaac, with grey streaks through his hair and a slate-coloured double-breasted suit, once again skulking round chilly New York streets after Inside Llewyn Davis, looks like a permanently suspicious crow, while Chastain, all blood-red lips and fine silk blouses, has the poise of a steel sculpture.
HitFix – J. C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is a powerfully told story, a thrilling surprise, and both Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain do remarkable work as a couple trying to close a deal that will turn their heating oil company into a much larger overall business, the deal they’ve been working their whole lives to prepare.
THR – Cast against type as a thickly accented Brooklyn gal unburdened by her husband’s principles, Chastain sharply conveys Anna’s matter-of-fact savvy as well as her love for her man and daughters.
Variety – “A Most Violent Year” may not ultimately tell us anything new about big-city corruption, thwarted idealism and the steep price of admission to the American dream. But it says those things with a kind of conviction that reminds you why ambitious hustlers like Abel Morales keep striving for their imagined piece of the pie against very inhospitable odds. (…) In most of her roles to date, Chastain has been the ballsy, forward-pushing dynamo, and “A Most Violent Year” is no real exception. Though she’s not quite as well served as Isaac by the script, her Anna is around long enough for us to see that she’s every inch her father’s daughter, and far less religious than Abel when it comes to playing by the rules.
Indiewire - Writer-director J.C. Chandor has only made three features, but there’s no mistaking his vision. This trio of confident dramas explore the plights of men pitted against invisible foes: In the recession-era “Margin Call,” the threat was the economy; in the wordless survival-at-sea opus “All is Lost,” Robert Redford faced off with nature; now, with his assured study of crime and business ethics “A Most Violent Year,” Oscar Isaac plays a conflicted antihero at odds with his own moral code. While it lacks the same ambition of his other movies, its elegant setting and thematic consistency confirm Chandor’s place as one of the most promising American directors to emerge this decade.
The Wrap – One good movie can be a fluke, and two can represent the fulfillment of early promise. Three thoughtful, provocative films in a row, however, demand that attention be paid. And “A Most Violent Year” heralds J.C. Chandor as one of the most fascinating filmmakers working today, particularly because his three films couldn’t be more different. (…) Don’t let Anna’s placid demeanor fool you, however — as portrayed by Chastain, she’s ferocious and driven, ready to stand up to anyone or anything who threatens her family or the company’s well-being. We’ve seen this kind of mobster Lady Macbeth before, but Chastain never overdoes it with the snarling or the scenery-chewing. She’s tough and she’s smart and she brooks no outside interference, but she’s also a loving, pragmatic wife, never a mere gorgon.
A Most Violent Year is released in the US on December 31 and in the UK on January 23