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Nicole Kidman seeks revenge and redemption in thrilling trailer for Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Photo: Annapurna Pictures The trailer for Destroyer, featuring one of Nicole Kidman’s most transformative performances, is here.  Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work …

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AFI Fest Sets Nicole Kidman Tribute with ‘Destroyer’ Gala

The 2018 AFI Fest will host An Evening With Nicole Kidman. The event will include a conversation with the Academy Award-winning actress (The Hours) in a tribute to her career, followed by a Gala screening of her latest film, Annapurna Pictures’ Destroyer, on Tuesday, November 13th, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. The news comes right on the heels of the …

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Toronto Review: Nicole Kidman in ‘Destroyer’ (★★★½)

In Karyn Kusama’s gritty and grimy crime thriller Destroyer, Nicole Kidman plays Erin Bell, a grizzled LA detective only James Ellroy could love and gives one of the best performances of her career. Kusama, with her best film since her 2000 Sundance debut Girlfight (starring a then-unknown Michelle Rodriguez), wastes no time getting to it opening with an unrecognizable Kidman; …

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Telluride: Nicole Kidman sizzles in noir potboiler ‘Destroyer’

One of the most anticipated films of the season, most especially because we had but a single still (above) and no trailer, Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer laid waste to Telluride, earning Nicole Kidman some of the best notices of her career. Likening her physical transformation to that of Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in Monster and being called “gritty” and “barrier-breaking.” …

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‘Destroyer,’ ‘Widows’ highlight 62nd BFI London Film Festival

Widows, the new film from Academy Award winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), will open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival, and the official competition lineup, which includes Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer and Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes-winning Happy as Lazzaro, has been announced. The Best Film Award recognizes inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking and this year’s line-up showcases the enormous depth …

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First Look: Nicole Kidman in ‘Destroyer’

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures The first official look at Nicole Kidman in Destroyer is here. The Academy Award-winning actress is no stranger to deglam and transformation; her role as writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours won her the Oscar for Best Actress. This time, Nicole Kidman plays embittered police detective Erin Bell in director Karyn Kusama’s gritty cop drama that …

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2018 TIFF FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT – Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Karyn Kusama Representation in Hollywood is an ongoing discussion of great importance, with popular media functioning as  contemporary culture’s mythology.   Films serve as the window to our collective soul; individual time capsules containing our identities, our truths, our dreams.   The wider and more diverse range of voices given the spotlight, the more society as a whole humanizes and …

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2018 TIFF Platform includes Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’ with Nicole Kidman and Sebastian Stan

Photo: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled today the 12 feature films that comprise the Platform lineup for 2018, including the police drama Destroyer from Karyn Kusama and starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (The Avengers, Captain America series’). Destroyer is listed as an ‘International Premiere’ which signifies …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (October)

Oscar winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will duel in Best Supporting Actress with The Favourite The season’s biggest category question has finally been answered; Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will compete in Supporting Actress for The Favourite while Olivia Colman gets bumped up to Lead. Appropriate that the two will battle against each other as they are also rivals …

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