AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone’s ‘Pinocchio’

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017. The Great Beauty star Toni Servillo is set to play Geppetto in Gomorrah and Tale Of Tales director Matteo Garrone’s anticipated live-action update of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale Pinocchio. Writer-director Garrone is...
‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ teaser (video)

‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ teaser (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw7uVGf_VVw Variety, September 3, 2016 | 01:35PM PT Variety has been given exclusive access to a teaser for Bhutanese director Kyentse Norbu’s “Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait,” which will play in Toronto Film Festival’s competitive Platform section. “The Last Emperor” producer Jeremy Thomas executive produces and...
Film Review: ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’

Film Review: ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’

Jay Weissberg August 30, 2016 | 11:34AM PT A group of people don masks and come together in the woods for fifteen days of liberating and transgressive anonymity in this Buddhist-themed, intriguing Bhutanese drama. The exoticism of Bhutan and the spiritual philosophy of Buddhism combine with an eerie invented ritual...
'Only Lovers Left Alive' one of the 21st Century's greatest films (BBC Culture)

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ one of the 21st Century’s greatest films (BBC Culture)

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world. 23 August 2016 “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of...
Ben Wheatley interview with RogerEbert.com

Ben Wheatley interview with RogerEbert.com

There is No “Heavy-Handed” Anymore: Ben Wheatley on “High-Rise” by Glenn Kenny August 15, 2016   |   Print Page British director Ben Wheatley’s first feature, 2009’s “Down Terrace,” escaped the notice of all but a handful of astute movie lovers in the States, but those happy few made enough noise that...
High-Rise in Empire's best films of 2016

High-Rise in Empire’s best films of 2016

With the second half of 2016 well and truly upon us, it’s time to count down the best of what cinema’s had to offer so far this year. So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado: here are the best 15 films to have graced the silver screen during the first...
'Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait' - Toronto International Film Festival: Platform programme

‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ – Toronto International Film Festival: Platform programme

The dazzling new film from Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers and Magicians) chronicles a sacred jungle ritual whose masked, anonymous participants seek after complete self-knowledge — or descend into thievery, violation, and murder. Details at the links below: http://tiff.net/the-review/platform-at-tiff-16-revolution-revenge-and-raw-realities/ http://tiff.net/films/hema-hema-sing-me-a-song-while-i-wait/
Jeremy Thomas discusses 'Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait'

Jeremy Thomas discusses ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’

Executive Producer Jeremy Thomas and Producer Pawo Choyning Dorji, together with our talented cast Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo and Thinley Dorji.  A happy Hema Hema family after a successful world premiere at a fully packed La Sala theatre. Interview with Jeremy Thomas What did make you decide to produce a...
‘Hema Hema: Sing Me A Song While I Wait’ Locarno Review

‘Hema Hema: Sing Me A Song While I Wait’ Locarno Review

11 August, 2016 | By Dan Fainaru Dir/scr. Khyentse Norbu. Bhutan, Hong Kong, 2016. 96 min. Colorful, exotic and mysterious enough to keep audiences on their spiritual toes, the handsomely produced fourth feature by Buddhist preacher Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travelers and Magicians, Vara: A Blessing) looks sufficiently outlandish to...
Tom Hiddleston unleashes his dark side.  'High-Rise' Australia release August 18th.

Tom Hiddleston unleashes his dark side. ‘High-Rise’ Australia release August 18th.

Stephanie Bunbury “People often ask me what I am afraid of,” Tom Hiddleston says. “And this is it. I am afraid of hysteria.” We are talking about his new film High-Rise, adapted from J. G. Ballard’s dystopian novel, in which the debonair hero of The Night Manager sheds his fancy...
David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack Reissued

David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack Reissued

Academy Award-winning composer Sakamoto both starred in and scored the 1983 film Photo via IMDB In 1983, David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto (celebrated composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member) starred in the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Directed by Nagisa Ôshima, the film follows a British soldier (played by Bowie) in a Japanese prison camp during...
John Kerr, Chronicler of Freud-Jung Rift, Is Dead at 66 - New York Times

John Kerr, Chronicler of Freud-Jung Rift, Is Dead at 66 – New York Times

John Kerr, Chronicler of Freud-Jung Rift, Is Dead at 66 By BENEDICT CAREY JULY 30, 2016 John Kerr in an undated photo. Credit Nadine Desautels John Kerr, an editor, literary muse and confidant for a generation of Freudian scholars and the author of “A Most Dangerous Method,” the book that...
Monday 1st August: 35mm screening of Nicolas Roeg's 'Eureka' @ Prince Charles Cinema

Monday 1st August: 35mm screening of Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Eureka’ @ Prince Charles Cinema

To celebrate the re-release of  Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Eureka,’ the Prince Charles cinema will host a one off 35mm screening on Monday August 1st at 8:45pm.   The film will be introduced by producer, Jeremy Thomas and Tony Paley of the Guardian.   Book your tickets at the link below. https://www.princecharlescinema.com/events/eureka-presented-by-tony-paley/
Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Eureka’ re-released on DVD/Blu-ray

Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Eureka’ re-released on DVD/Blu-ray

Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Eureka’ has received a DVD/Blu-ray re-release through Masters of Cinema in a beautiful new edition with restored sound and visuals.  Order your copy via the link below. https://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/eureka
High-Rise and Tale of Tales in Mark Kermode’s 10 best films of the year so far

High-Rise and Tale of Tales in Mark Kermode’s 10 best films of the year so far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ywJdP5l9Y
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait

We are delighted to announce that Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait will screen at both Locarno and Busan international film festival.  Recorded Picture Company’s Jeremy Thomas is executive producer on the film. Keep updated with the latest news via the below Facebook and Instagram...
Exclusive: Portishead release Abba SOS video in tribute to Jo Cox

Exclusive: Portishead release Abba SOS video in tribute to Jo Cox

In a tribute to Jo Cox, the Bristol trip hop band have released a video for their downbeat cover of Abba’s pop classic Reaching out … Portishead’s Beth Gibbons Photograph: YouTube Guardian music Wednesday 22 June 2016 16.01 BST Last modified on Wednesday 22 June 2016 17.17 BST Jo Cox, the Batley...
Tale of Tales: Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Tale of Tales: Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

Matteo Garrone’s delightful descent into darkness 5 / 5 stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones star in the Gomorrah director’s wonderful carnival of black-comic bad taste based on 16th-century folk stories Fabulous in every sense … Salma Hayek in Tale of Tales Peter Bradshaw @PeterBradshaw1 Friday 17 June...
Tale of Tales: Mark Kermode's film of the week

Tale of Tales: Mark Kermode’s film of the week

Tale of Tales review – bawdy and fantastical 4 / 5 stars Toby Jones as the King of Highhills reminds us he cut his teeth studying physical theatre at the Lecoq school. Mark Kermode, Observer film critic @KermodeMovie Sunday 19 June 2016 09.00 BST This lustily fantastical English-language feature from the...
Tale of Tales Matteo Garrone's new fantasy horror gives Pan's Labyrinth a run for its money

Tale of Tales Matteo Garrone’s new fantasy horror gives Pan’s Labyrinth a run for its money

Culture Whisper ★★★★★ We talk to director Matteo Garrone and actor Toby Jones about their weird and wonderful new film Tale of Tales, Photograph: Curzon Artifical Eye It’s alert to the mysteriousness of life UK RELEASE DATE: 17TH June 2016 If you’re familiar with films Gomorrah and Reality, you’ll know...
Toby Jones on Tale Of Tales

Toby Jones on Tale Of Tales

Exclusive Interview with Toby Jones on ‘Tale Of Tales’- Movie Marker http://moviemarker.co.uk/exclusive-interview-with-toby-jones-on-tale-of-tales/
Tale Of Tales: Matteo Garrone talks to Vanity fair

Tale Of Tales: Matteo Garrone talks to Vanity fair

June 15, 2016 “I tried, when I made this movie, to be very direct and emotional,” explains Italian director Matteo Garrone of his new film, Tale of Tales. A two-time winner of the Grand Prix prize at Cannes, Garrone certainly succeeds with his graphic, painterly adaptation of Giambattista Basile’s seventeenth-century fairy...
Vincent Cassel Vice interview

Vincent Cassel Vice interview

Vincent Cassel on Sex, Hip-Hop and the Legacy of ‘La Haine’ By Oscar Rickett June 14, 2016 Illustration by Dan Evans Topless, longhaired and in the middle of an orgy: that’s how you make a good entrance in a film. Problem is, not any actor can pull this off. But...
Bebe Cave interview: Little White Lies

Bebe Cave interview: Little White Lies

How to make it as a young actress in the film industry Bebe Cave, the young star of Tale of Tales, offers some sage advice for aspiring actors. As told to Sophie Yapp Share this Ever since setting up a children’s acting agency with her brother and sister at a tender age,...
Tale Of Tales review

Tale Of Tales review

Review Ryan Lambie 15 Jun 2016 – 06:17 From the director of Gomorra comes the deliciously odd adult fairy tale, Tale Of Tales. Ryan reviews a cult gem in the making… Like The Princess Bride directed by Ken Russell, Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales is a full-blooded and decidedly adult...
Salma Hayek on Sam FM

Salma Hayek on Sam FM

http://www.samfm.co.uk/blogs/samunition-612352/entry/74/
Interview: Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales

Interview: Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales

Matteo Garrone first came to prominence internationally upon the release of his striking mafia epic Gomorrah – it might be hard to imagine just a few short years later he’s off into the woods for a lavish cavort in a land of fairy tales. That is the case in Tale...
Picturehouse Podcast: Matteo Garreone on Tale Of Tales

Picturehouse Podcast: Matteo Garreone on Tale Of Tales

https://picturehouseblog.co.uk/2016/06/20/picturehouse-podcast-matteo-garreone-on-tale-of-tales/
Tale Of Tales reviewed by James King

Tale Of Tales reviewed by James King

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yn6dc
Salma Hayek on 2FM

Salma Hayek on 2FM

http://2fm.rte.ie/2016/06/02/salma-hayek-the-salma-hayek/
Toby Jones interviewed by Simon Mayo

Toby Jones interviewed by Simon Mayo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xxnmh
Salma Hayek on Talk Radio

Salma Hayek on Talk Radio

http://talkradio.co.uk/highlights/actor-salma-hayek-drug-cartels-her-friendship-music-legend-prince-and-new-movie-tale
Salma Hayek on BBC Radio

Salma Hayek on BBC Radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dbcq5
Salma Hayek on 'The Graham Norton Show'

Salma Hayek on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dyqc1
A magical ‘Tale of Tales’ - Boston Globe

A magical ‘Tale of Tales’ – Boston Globe

A magical ‘Tale of Tales’ John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek in “Tale of Tales.” By Peter Keough Globe Correspondent  June 02, 2016 “Tale of Tales,” a luminous, loose adaptation of Giambattista Basile’s 17th-century fairy tale compilation by Matteo Garrone, evokes many tales, such as Mark Twain’s “The Prince and...
Salma Hayek Stylist interview

Salma Hayek Stylist interview

“Sister, you better stay off the buffet”: Salma Hayek on her lasting memories of the late singer Prince By Harriet Hall 13 Jun 2016 Salma Hayek has spoken to Stylist about her fond memories of the late pop-star, Prince, who died of an accidental opiod overdose in April. The pair...
Edinburgh Napier Chancellor Talk Series: In conversation with Jeremy Thomas

Edinburgh Napier Chancellor Talk Series: In conversation with Jeremy Thomas

Dr David Eustace is delighted to announce that the next Chancellor Talk will be a conversation with renowned Oscar winning British film producer Jeremy Thomas. Described as the man behind the UKs greatest independent films, Jeremy has produced over 50 films such as The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence,...
Ben Wheatley: ‘Financing a film as crazy as this takes good casting’

Ben Wheatley: ‘Financing a film as crazy as this takes good casting’

Films like Kill List and Sightseers have made Ben Wheatley one of British cinema’s most singular voices. As his adaptation of JG Ballard’s High-Rise is released, the director talks about his influences – and why he reads all his reviews ‘JG Ballard seemed scary and dangerous’: Ben Wheatley photographed in...
Creative Review: Ben Wheatley offers first glimpse of his High-Rise

Creative Review: Ben Wheatley offers first glimpse of his High-Rise

Ben Wheatley offers first glimpse of his High-Rise Outside of recent festival screenings, the look of Ben Wheatley’s film of JG Ballard’s High-Rise has been largely kept under wraps. But its first trailer offers a glimpse of the self-contained nightmare world instigated by the building’s chief architect, Anthony Royal The...
Kinoteka Film Festival: 'The Shout' + ScreenTalk with Jeremy Thomas 6.30pm 14 April 2016

Kinoteka Film Festival: ‘The Shout’ + ScreenTalk with Jeremy Thomas 6.30pm 14 April 2016

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=19381
Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and producer Jeremy Thomas (podcast)

Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and producer Jeremy Thomas (podcast)

https://soundcloud.com/barbicancentre/march-2016-ben-wheatleys-high-rise-human-rights-watch-film-festival-and-producer-jeremy-thomas
VICE Talks Film with Ben Wheatley (video)

VICE Talks Film with Ben Wheatley (video)

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/vice-talks-film-with-ben-wheatley-873
High-Rise: is Ben Wheatley’s latest the best JG Ballard adaptation yet?

High-Rise: is Ben Wheatley’s latest the best JG Ballard adaptation yet?

His novels have long been considered unfilmable – now we finally have a film that lives up to the term ‘Ballardian’ Finally, someone has found a way to adapt JG Ballard successfully for the cinema. Until now he was better suited to providing excellent band names (Comsat Angels) or grim...
High-Rise review: The kind of cinematic madness we desperately need

High-Rise review: The kind of cinematic madness we desperately need

The film is a pressure cooker, the contents: sex, jealousy, confetti, booze and lawn furniture Given that just over half a decade ago Ben Wheatley was shooting films with a budget of £20,000 over eight days [2009’s Down Terrace], you could describe his rise in cinema as stratospheric, except it...
Jeremy Thomas: 'I don’t know how to make a blockbuster'

Jeremy Thomas: ‘I don’t know how to make a blockbuster’

The veteran indie British producer behind ‘Crash’ on ‘Carry On’ films, career choices and his upcoming novel adaptation High-Rise As Ballard-ian places go, an abandoned 1970s leisure-centre on the edge of Bangor, Northern Ireland, isn’t bad. The Speedo swimming-pool clock, which decades ago looked down on chlorinated birthday parties and school...
RPC reteams with Takashi Miike on 'Blade Of The Immortal'

RPC reteams with Takashi Miike on ‘Blade Of The Immortal’

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Thomas teams for fourth time with cult Japanese director on manga adaptation. Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company is re-teaming with 13 Assassins director Takashi Miike on action-drama Blade Of The Immortal. Miike, who is in post on sci-fi horror Terraformars, is currently shooting Blade Of The Immortal, which will...
Tale Of Tales awarded online distribution funding

Tale Of Tales awarded online distribution funding

The European Commission has announced the latest results from its funding opportunity for Online Distribution. The grants aim to assist with the digital distribution of European films to wider, international audiences, which is one of the Creative Europe programme’s key aims. The support for 13 Video-on-Demand (VoD) platforms from nine European countries has...
Quentin Tarantino to screen classic Australian 'westerns' on Hateful 8 tour

Quentin Tarantino to screen classic Australian ‘westerns’ on Hateful 8 tour

Quentin Tarantino will pay tribute to two classic Australian films on his January trip Down Under to promote his new Hollywood western, The Hateful 8. The filmmaker told Fairfax exclusively he’s planning a special screening event featuring The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) and Mad Dog Morgan (1976). “The people I’ve worked with on this...
Previewed: Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

Previewed: Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

JG Ballard‘s writing has always had a strong connection to music. The sleeve art for his 1970 book The Atrocity Exhibition featured in the V&A’s David Bowie Is… exhibition, acknowledging the debt Diamond Dogs and Low, in particular, owed to Ballard’s dystopian visions. Michael Moorcock – a frequent collaborator with...
Ben Wheatley talks building 'High-Rise'

Ben Wheatley talks building ‘High-Rise’

It has taken four decades for the dystopian satire of JG Ballard’s High-Rise to make it to the big screen. Unsurprising, perhaps, for what many had deemed an ‘unfilmable’ book in which a typical line reads: ‘He methodically basted the dark skin of the Alsatian, which he had stuffed with...
High-Rise: 25 Must-See Movies at Toronto Film Festival 2015

High-Rise: 25 Must-See Movies at Toronto Film Festival 2015

From Oscar-buzzed biopics to music docs on Arcade Fire and Aretha, our can’t-miss picks for the fall’s biggest film fest: ‘High-Rise’ Viva Ben Wheatley! The British director has been quietly churning out jawdropping, midnight-movie masterpieces ranging from genre mash-ups (the kitchen-sink gangster film Down Terrace, the serial-killer romcom Sightseers) to...
High-Rise: TIFF Premiere

High-Rise: TIFF Premiere

Toronto Film Festival Announces Inaugural Platform Slate: “Kill List” helmer Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise,” the hotly anticipated adaptation of the 1975 J. G. Ballard novel starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss, will receive its world premiere in Platform, the Toronto International Film Festival’s new juried...
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Tale of Tales review: monarch of the gran

Peter Bradshaw - Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is fabulous in every sense: a freaky portmanteau film based on the folk myths collected and published by the 16th-century Neapolitan poet and scholar Giambattista Basile – Garrone worked on the adaptation with Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti and Massimo Gaudioso. It is gloriously mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and internally consistent. The sort of film, in fact, which is the whole point of Cannes. It immerses you in a complete created world. Ovid is mulched in with Hansel, Gretel, the Beauty, the Beast, the Prince, the Pauper, in no real order. At times, Garrone seemed to have taken inspiration from Michelangelo Antonioni’s own fabular tale The Mystery of Oberwald – at others, it felt like he had deeply inhaled the strange and unwholesome odour still emanating from Walerian Borowczyk’s Immoral Tales. But there’s also a bit of John Boorman’s Excalibur,...
Italian Directors Take the Cannes Film Festival by Storm

Italian Directors Take the Cannes Film Festival by Storm

Stacy Martin in a scene from Matteo Garrone’s “Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales), a big-budget fantasy in English that stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. Credit Greta De Lazzaris PARIS — In the glory years of Italian cinema, Fellini, Antonioni and Visconti used...
Screen Daily: Jeremy Thomas - a global touch

Screen Daily: Jeremy Thomas – a global touch

Veteran producer Jeremy Thomas talks to Wendy Mitchell about the highlights of his 40-year career and looks excitedly to the future, ahead of a BFI Southbank retrospective...
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If ever there were an actor ripe to ''McConaughnesize'' his career, it's Jude Law — and guess what, he has done it, spectacularly, in Dom Hemingway...
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Little White Lies: Only Lovers Left Alive – review

Little White Lies: Only Lovers Left Alive – review

The modern world is a strange and beautiful place in Jim Jarmusch's melancholy vampire masterpiece...
Screen Daily: Tom Hiddleston to star in Ben Wheatley's High-Rise

Screen Daily: Tom Hiddleston to star in Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

Shoot on JG Ballard adaptation to begin in June...
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Screen Daily: Ben Wheatley to direct JG Ballard’s High Rise for RPC

Screen Daily: Ben Wheatley to direct JG Ballard’s High Rise for RPC

Ben Wheatley to direct Amy Jump’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel for Jeremy Thomas; Film4, HanWay on board...
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Jeremy Thomas TIFF Moguls Interview (video)

Academy Award-winner Jeremy Thomas's diverse body of work conveys his independent spirit and entrepreneurial passion...
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AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

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‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ teaser (video)

‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ teaser (video)

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Film Review: ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’

Film Review: ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’

Jay Weissberg August 30, 2016 | 11:34AM PT A group of people don masks and come together in the woods for fifteen days of liberating and transgressive anonymity in this Buddhist-themed, intriguing Bhutanese drama. The exoticism of Bhutan and the spiritual philosophy of Buddhism combine with an eerie invented ritual by which masked anonymity allows...
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Ben Wheatley interview with RogerEbert.com

Ben Wheatley interview with RogerEbert.com

There is No “Heavy-Handed” Anymore: Ben Wheatley on “High-Rise” by Glenn Kenny August 15, 2016   |   Print Page British director Ben Wheatley’s first feature, 2009’s “Down Terrace,” escaped the notice of all but a handful of astute movie lovers in the States, but those happy few made enough noise that more cinephiles jacked in to...
High-Rise in Empire's best films of 2016

High-Rise in Empire’s best films of 2016

With the second half of 2016 well and truly upon us, it’s time to count down the best of what cinema’s had to offer so far this year. So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado: here are the best 15 films to have graced the silver screen during the first part of 2016. 15. High-Rise...