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“Dark Phoenix” – Watch the First Trailer for the New X-Men Film

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and More Return February 14, 2019

Sep 27, 2018

20th Century Fox has shared the first trailer for Dark Phoenix, the latest film about Marvel Comics' mutants the X-Men. This one follows 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer directed those two films (as well as the first two X-Men films back in the early 2000s), this time it's Simon Kinberg's time in the directing chair, making his directorial debut after being a longtime producer and writer in the franchise.  More

Watch First Trailer for “Song to Song,” Terrence Malick’s Austin-Set Music Industry Drama

Film Stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman

Feb 17, 2017

Iconic filmmaker Terrence Malick has been working on Song to Song since 2011. The film is set in the Austin music scene and has been filmed over the years, including during SXSW.  More


Interviews

Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lenny Abrahamson on Frank

The Challenges Of Creating A Fictional Indie Band

Aug 22, 2014

The black comedy Frank centers around an exceedingly eccentric musician named Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his struggle to record a debut album (and masterpiece) with his just-as-weird band, Soronprfbs. The film follows keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) as he becomes the newest member to join the group and get sucked into their strange, reclusive world. More

Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Peter Dinklage on “X-Men”

The stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past Discuss the Superhero Franchise's Latest Entry

May 22, 2014

The new X-Men: Days of Future Past—the blockbuster superhero sequel opening in theaters this week—takes place across two timelines. The film opens in a Hellish post-apocalyptic future where sentient robots have run amok and massacred or enslaved much of the Earth’s population. Most of the film, however, takes place in the early 1970s, as Wolverine is sent into the past to prevent this bleak future from coming to be. 

“I think Wolverine never wanted to leave the 1970s,” says Hugh Jackman, who has appeared as the clawed superhero in all seven X-Men films. “The hair, the mutton chops, the clothes… I think the moment that Tears for Fears, A Flock of Seagulls, Wham!, Duran Duran came along Wolverine was like, I’m out.” More

Michael Fassbender

Interview with the co-star of Fish Tank

Dec 13, 2009

Michael Fassbender welcomes risks and extreme challenges to his screen performances. The Irish actor, who stands at about six feet, was under constant medical supervision as he whittled down to 128 pounds for his role as IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in 2008's Hunger. The film also required Fassbender and actor Liam Cunningham to perform a dramatic dialogue-driven 17-minute scene in a single take. For his latest film, Fish Tank, Fassbender committed to the project without seeing the script, primarily because of his admiration for director Andrea Arnold's previous feature, the 2006 Cannes Jury Prize winner Red RoadMore


Reviews

Trespass Against Us

Studio: A24
Directed by Adam Smith

Jan 26, 2017

The inimitable Michael Fassbender stars as one of the more conflicted members of a long line of criminals and ne’er-do-wells.  More

The Light Between Oceans

Studio: Dreamworks
Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Sep 02, 2016

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in a dreary post-WWI romantic drama. More

Slow West

Studio: A24
Directed by John Maclean

May 13, 2015

Like most modern Westerns, Slow West goes out of its way to deflate the tropes of yesteryear. More

Frank

Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Aug 20, 2014

Michael Fassbender gives one of his most fun performances in this black comedy—all with his face covered. More

Shame

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Directed by Steve McQueen; Starring: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan

Dec 02, 2011

In English director Steve McQueen's second feature film, co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan, Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a well-to-do New Yorker whose looks, stylish wardrobe, and piercing stare can, we're led to believe, bring pretty women to near ecstasy on the subway. The catch is that Brandon is a sex addict who collects porn and can't maintain relationships with women. More

Hunger Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Apr 23, 2010

"Let's be quiet," Hunger director Steve McQueen says, raising his index finger to his lips during a video interview. "Let's shut up and just look, observe, before one makes a judgment of anything." At that moment in the interviewincluded as a special feature on this Criterion releaseMcQueen is explaining his decision to abandon dialogue throughout much of his impressive and sometimes disorienting debut feature, which depicts the disturbing events leading up to the starvation and death of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in the Maze Prison outside of Belfast, Ireland in 1981. More

Fish Tank

Studio: IFC Films

Jan 30, 2010

First-time actress Katie Jarvis delivers a wonderfully expressive and nuanced lead performance as Mia, an aimless Essex teen in English writer/director Andrea Arnold's superb second feature, Fish Tank. Mia, a foul-mouthed 15-year-old loner with a nose for trouble, lives in a council flat with her single mom (Kierston Wareing) and tween sister (Rebecca Griffiths). More