Posts tagged Oren Moverman

Ben arrives at Penn Station in NYC on Jan. 30. Earlier this week, he and producing partner Oren Moverman were in D.C. to celebrate the premier of Robin Wright’s new series House of Cards. The experimental Netflix “TV series” also stars Kevin Spacey and will be available starting tomorrow.

There is a movie rumor that came out of the House of Cards premier, but we’ll see…

Film Journal #267 - Oren Moverman’s “Rampart” (2011)

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A lean, mean and uncharacteristically disturbed Woody Harrelson breathes sad life into this role of a corrupt LAPD cop during the Rampart Scandal. His character’s perverse and twisted view of the world becomes increasingly disturbing as he often has many good points. Film critic and all around badass Elvis Mitchell conducted an intriguing interview with Israeli filmmaker Oren Moverman. 

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman talk to the press in 2010 about their session of the Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman talk to the press in 2010 about their session of the Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman talk to the press in 2010 about their session of the Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman talk to the press in 2010 about their session of the Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab at Ringling College of Art and Design.

funemployed:

From a weekend last summer I spent at a lake house in New Jersey with Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson.

No, really. I had the honor and the pleasure to fill in for set photographer Niko Tavernise for a few days during the shooting of The Messenger.

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman are featured in a video for the Intenational Day for Mine Awareness, which is April 4th. The video explains the Lend Your Leg campaign, which encourages people worldwide to roll up one pants leg on April 4 to show solidarity with victims of landmines. The campaign also urges governments to ban landmines and investigate demining technologies. | Watch

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There are elements of yourself that you put in everything. In this particular case, my relationship with Woody and Ben [Foster], we’re so close that I think we influence each other and we bring our lives together in our different experiences and out of that, things progress.
Oren Moverman

Ben Foster and Oren Moverman at the Brooklyn Museum’s opening reception for the exhibit Keith Haring: 1978-1982. These were taken a couple days before KYD began filming, but of course Ben is already in character :)

At best, I was expecting a rehash of Kurt Russell’s “Blue Shield” or a shoddy version of Denzel Washington’s “Training Day.” Instead, I was met with a nice surprise in Woody Harrelson’s “Rampart” in that it held my attention from beginning to end. Rampart does not deal with an objective situation; instead, it addresses a subjective turmoil as experienced by its main character, Dave Brown. I appreciated how director Oren Moverman wisely refused to tie loose ends and create a sense of closure. Alternatively, he leaves this story he weaved in my lap and leaves me pondering how it may (or how I want it to) end.

Rampart review via The “In” Show. Also, Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars!