Documentaries about the current state of America, as good as some of them are, often have the effect of news headlines: They come and go, leaving a slight blur. But “Promised Land” isn't like other…
The sun has been out in force at this year's Cannes, heating up the red carpets and parties that line the Croisette, the seaside resort's main thoroughfare. In the hotel suites where most of the…
Though Matt Damon co-wrote "Promised Land" as a potential directorial debut, scheduling problems forced him to call in his old friend -- and "Good Will Hunting" helmer -- Gus Van Sant to take over.
Matt Damon and John Krasinski co-wrote, co-produced and star in Focus Features' "Promised Land," so naturally the small-town drama that presents them as opponents boasts a karaoke scene.
A quietly absorbing if finally somewhat dubious drama about an unlikely anti-corporate crusader, "Promised Land" uses a familiar story arc to decry corruption in the energy industry, specifically the…
Prior to any producer coming on board, before the film's premise was even in its finished form, Frances McDormand was all in with "Promised Land."
In "Promised Land," you get a chance to see Matt's inherent likability. Some actors have that quality, some don't. And that likability is necessary to play this kind of scam artist and still be as…
After working with Ben and Casey Affleck on "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone," respectively, Titus Welliver is set to join their Boston brethren Matt Damon and John Krasinski in Gus Van Sant's…
Hal Holbrook, who just wrapped Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," is in negotiations to join Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land."
Brit filmmaker Michael Winterbottom is diving into the Arab-Israeli conflict by choosing "Promised Land" as his next feature.
Makers of "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire" are back with another documentary whose long-winded title nails its accusatory agenda. "Peace, Propaganda & the…