Don Cheadle

Sundance Film Festival Review Roundup: THE GUARD

Article: Sundance Film Festival Review Roundup: THE GUARD

Another Sundance Film Festival movie getting good buzz: John Michael McDonagh’s Irish-inflected buddy-cop film THE GUARD, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, which premiered Thursday night as part of the festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Some critical responses: “It’s McDonagh’s wicked one-liners – and the skillful timing of Gleeson and Cheadle – that gives this…

HOTEL RWANDA on Tastemakers

Article: HOTEL RWANDA on Tastemakers

HOTEL RWANDA (2004) is the true story of Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu hotel manager who took in hundreds of refugees, Hutu and Tutsi alike, during the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which one million people died over the course of only three months in one of the most abominable UN bungles in history. Despite…

Senator nabs "Brooklyn's Finest" as "work-in-progress"

Article: Senator nabs "Brooklyn's Finest" as "work-in-progress"

Senator Distribution has nabbed North American rights to Antoine Fuqua’s cop drama “Brooklyn’s Finest,” twenty-four hours after its world preem at the Sundance Film Festival.

BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Article: BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Question and answer sessions at Sundance are, in theory, a great idea. In practice, not so much—especially those that follow “big” films like BROOKLYN’S FINEST, director Antoine Fuqua’s latest foray into the world of conflicted cops (after TRAINING DAY). Consider what the first questioner said to Fuqua once he took the stage: “First of all…

25 Biggest Sundance One-Hit Wonders, #16-20

Article: 25 Biggest Sundance One-Hit Wonders, #16-20

20. THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge World premiere: Sundance 2003 Matthew Ryan Hoge seemed to have that specific brand of Sundance alchemy working overtime in his second feature, “The United States of Leland.” Kevin Spacey was a producer and star, indie zygote Ryan Gosling was the lead, and the ensemble cast…