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First Look at Oscar Isaac, Winona Ryder and Catherine Keener in Show Me a Hero

13 Jul

Between all the Comic-Con Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse coverage, today has involved a lot of Oscar Isaac related discussions and gifs on Tumblr. Now HBO has released the first trailer for the new David Simon miniseries Show Me a Hero and we might as well call this Oscar Isaac Day. This is an excellent way to start the week. *insert dancing gif here*

In the six-part miniseries Isaac’s plays real-life Yonkers, New York mayor Nick Wasicsko who was elected in 1987 and immediately faced a huge social issue after a federal court ordered low-income housing to be built in the wealthy part of town. This was met with much opposition and Isaac’s Wasicsko is the man caught in the middle.

Check out the trailer below including Isaac’s ‘tache, Winona Ryder asking “what you going to do?” and Catherine Keener’s rather large spectacles. Catch parts one and two on Sunday, August 16.

 

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“Enough Said” Trailer: James Gandolfini as the Romantic Lead

7 Aug

Nicole Holofcener’s next film Enough Said has taken on a bittersweet role as one of James Gandolfini’s final projects and the first trailer for this romantic comedy has been released. It’s a play on the classic boy meets girl; Gandolfini’s Albert meets Eva (played by the wonderful Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and things take a farcical turn thanks to Eva’s new client Marianne (Nicole Holofcener regular Catherine Keener) who also happens to be Albert’s ex-wife . One aspect that seems to run through the work of Holofcener is exploring characters that have reached a crossroad in their life and both Friends with Money and Please Give feature the kind of storytelling that focuses on broken and new relationships. Holofcener’s strength lies in her approach to character and romance; flaws and foibles can be a both a big turn off and an attraction.

Enough Said debuts at TIFF next month and I’m looking forward to seeing Gandolfini in a project that shows his charm and romantic acting chops. It’s going to be a poignant affair as this is now Gandolfini’s penultimate film (Animal Rescue is set to be released next year) and after his death Nicole Holofcener said about his work on this film that “He didn’t believe he could play a romantic lead, even though everyone on the set thought he was sexy and hilarious. He was charming and self-effacing and incredibly talented. Not only did he pull off playing a leading man, his performance is subtle and moving and very, very lovely.”

Watch the trailer for Enough Said below.

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