This movie sounds like an awful indie trying too hard, and yet I like every single actor in it. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself. More
Topic: Charlie Hunnam
The last two movies I’ve seen Liv Tyler in, she’s been the central female character, and a weak one at that: A former drug addict who’s been rescued by a sweet man but finds herself easily falling under the control of a controlling yet seductive jerk thanks to her docile personality. That counts for both Super and The Ledge. (And That Thing You Do! and Armageddon, now that we think about it.) Obviously there’s a formula Tyler’s got in her head. But why would she want to follow it — in both films, her character is meek and lost, hardly speaking above a murmur and terrified of the man who holds her in check.
I had a ton of fun talking with Matthew Chapman, the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin and writer-director of The Ledge. Though he’s written two books grappling with faith versus reason, this is his first feature film; the thriller sympathizes with atheist Charlie Hunnam, who steals fundamentalist Patrick Wilson‘s wife Liv Tyler. A UK native who’s lived both in Los Angeles and New York, Chapman might be considered someone who lives on the fringes of Hollywood, but he’s had enough experience to judge Tinseltown’s relationship to religion.
It’s always exciting when an interview turns into an actual intellectual discussion, as when Chapman and I talked about the labels of “atheist” versus “agnostic,” the concept of original sin, and unforgivable acts. He was also just really funny. But then again, I’m biased since I’m agnostic. More
Two movies about love, betrayal, and faith. One setting for the most dramatic of confrontations. Between Tommy Wiseau‘s cult classic The Room and Matthew Chapman‘s new thriller The Ledge, drug dealers, atheists, cops, breast cancer victims, and pesky kids all spend time on the roof. More
Here at Sundance, stars and commoners alike are waking around in snow boots and giant parkas. Winter: It’s the great equalizer. And a lot of smart guys thought ahead and grew some facial hair in advance to guard against the cold. Check out our gallery of some of the scruffy stars who’ve been wandering the streets of Park City. More