This week, Adam and Kevin review the Australian drama 52 Tuesdays, playing in select cities and on Fandor now, as well as the indie comedy Apartment Troubles, available now on VOD platforms. Other films discussed include Torso, The Mysterious Death of Pérola, Into the Woods, Gabi on the Roof in July, Dead Rising: Watchtower, and Ape.
For Future Reference is a new feature in which we review and recommend festival films yet to be picked up for US distribution (although, hopefully, they will be in the near future). For our inaugural episode, I've chosen Guto Parente's The Mysterious Death of Pérola, an almost dialogue-free, snail's pace slow-burn murder mystery wherein subtle, unsettling imagery replaces more traditional scare tactics.
Sony has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming 007 film, Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott.
Below you’ll find the video companion to the what we’ve been watching segment from this week’s podcast. Films discussed include Manhattan Murder Mystery, Phenomena, Dead End Drive-In, and Zombeavers.
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Earlier today Ryan Reynolds revealed the first official image from Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller, via Twitter featuring everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth looking very relaxed in front of the fire.
The first trailer has been released for Antoine Fuqua's upcoming boxing drama Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy "The Great" Hope. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent.
52 Tuesdays is a poignant and lovingly, if not slightly disjointed, coming-of-age story that provides a uniquely presented exploration into the life of a young woman whose mother is transitioning into a man. Director Sophie Hyde took an interesting approach when crafting the film, shooting each Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks in order to mimic the film’s approach to storytelling – a method that, while interesting, had little impact on the overall experience.
Magnolia Pictures announced today they have picked up the North American rights to Michael Almereyda‘s Experimenter starring Peter Saarsgard as Stanley Milgram, creator of the famed Milgram obedience study from the ’60s. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,
I was already excited to see Rick Famuyiwa‘s upcoming comedy Dope after it first premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but the new trailer released today completely pushed it over the edge for me. The film stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori,
Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó begins his foray into genre cinema, not with a whimper but with a loud bark, in his latest, White God. In this kitchen-sink approach to creating a compelling genre film, Mundruczó hits far more than he misses, making this canine version of Planet-of-the-Apes-meets-The-Birds not one to miss.
Fernando Coimbra’s Brazilian thriller A Wolf at the Door begins as a kidnap story, with a couple reporting that their child was abducted from school. From here the viewer is led to believe the film will then progress as a simple whodunit, with police tracking the kidnapper and attempting to rescue the child. Coimbra boldly tosses this procedural structure aside however, and reveals the kidnapper within the first act. Surprisingly, even after knowing who took the child, the film still manages to keep the viewer on their feet as they discover the reasoning behind the abduction.
These days, the concept of record labels and bands being on indies versus majors has all but faded away with the advent of the internet and easy, cost-effective methods to self-distribute music. Back in day, bands would strive to get signed and often be presented with the decision of staying on a small indie label or heading to a major label, most likely gaining more fame and wealth but a the cost of their artistic integrity.