Chris Cornell’s final music video tries to stand apart from his death

When Chris Cornell died last month, and was officially ruled a suicide despite contestation on the part of his family, he left several projects as yet unreleased. Today sees one of those come to light: the artist’s final music video for a song called “The Promise,” recorded for the film of the same name. And despite…

The director of Hotel Rwanda plows through the Armenian genocide in The Promise

Among the many virtues of James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z is its sense of proportion, which turns a decades-spanning historical epic into a pas de deux between vision and madness. Unfortunately, most recent historical epics have been more on the order of Terry George’s The Promise: messes of soap and cheese. Here at…

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac watch Constantinople burn in The Promise trailer

It’s impossible to talk about World War II without discussing the Holocaust. But World War I—itself not short on unimaginable atrocities—also had its own incident of race-based mass extermination. And what better filmmaker to bring those horrors to our pampered Western eyes than Terry George, the guy who directed …