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Lean on Pete review – coming-of-age quest for a horse and his boy

British director Andrew Haigh’s modern American odyssey sees Charlie Plummer excel as a teen fleeing grim realitiesA performance of remarkable depth, candour and vulnerability by rising star Charlie Plummer lies at the heart of this terrifically moving fourth feature film from British writer-director Andrew Haigh. Adapted from the 2010 novel by Willy Vlautin, Lean on […]

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ Opens Strong, Bringing More Good News to Specialty Box Office

Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” continues the welcome trend of limited crossovers that includes “Isle of Dogs” and “The Death of Stalin.” This tough New York-set crime film is the best initial performer in the acclaimed Scottish director’s career, with a Joaquin Phoenix performance that’s viewed as some of his best work.“Lean on […]

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Joaquin Phoenix In ‘You Were Never Really Here’ & Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny ‘Lean On Pete’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Just in time for the Cannes announcements, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, which debuted at last year’s event, is headed to U.S. theaters. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the Amazon Studios feature had a solid opening in the U.K. last month. The title headlines a fairly wide pack of newcomers this weekend, including A24’s Lean […]

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‘The Last Movie Star’ Trailer: Burt Reynolds Takes A Victory Lap

When is a movie from tastemakers A24 not a movie from A24? When it’s conspicuously absent from their own website. Yep, “The Last Movie Star” isn’t rubbing elbows with Oscar contender “Lady Bird” or festival faves “Lean On Pete” and “Hereditary.” But reassured, this movie is from the studio, who have partnered with DirecTV to […]

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