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Back in 2011, director Joe Swanberg created a little indie film called Uncle Kent, which took a semi-biographical look at the life of Kent Osborne, a writer and animator for such shows as Adventure Time and Spongebob Squarepants.

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There are two fairly compelling stories in Mia Madre. The first is of Margherita (Margherita Buy), an Italian film director who is faced with the unenviable task of shooting a movie about a union strike at a factory in an economic environment where the subject matter hits too close to home. On top of that, she also has to deal with the manic personality of Barry Huggins (John Tuturro), an eccentric Hollywood actor who has been brought on to a play a supporting role in the film. He struggles with his Italian and often slides off into melodramatic rants, retelling embellished story after embellished story whilst growing progressively more frustrated and bringing down everyone’s stamina.

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Fede Alvarez confidently took on the challenge of updating Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead in 2013, splattering the screen with practical gore and filling the movie with a unique sense of dread. Though that film didn’t completely work, his feature debut showed a huge amount of promise. That potential is realized in the extraordinarily tense Don’t Breathe, a home invasion thriller that works as a stylish genre exercise while also skillfully playing with expectations and genuinely surprising us.


Fantastic Fest 2016: Second Wave Lineup Announced

The second wave of films was announced for this year’s Fantastic Fest, the country’s most badass film festival, taking place in Austin September 22nd through the 29th. Highlights from today’s announcement include Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Ana Lily Amirpour‘s

RING Sequel RINGS Gets a Trailer

The second American sequel to the hit 2002 remake of The Ring, titled Rings, is about to hit theaters October 28th, and with that Paramount has released a new trailer. F. Javier Guttierez is set to direct the film, which revolves around, get


Podcast: Episode 225 – COSMOS, MORRIS FROM AMERICA

This week, Adam and Kevin line up two reviews with Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos and Chad Hartigan's Morris From America. Other films discussed include 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania, Bad Biology, The Future Perfect, LFO, Cannibal! The Musical, Blood Feast, Assault on Precinct 13, Body Melt, Magic, Imperium, and Microwave Massacre.

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In essence, Morris from America is a straightforward coming-of-age story, which uses a handful of recognizable tropes in depicting its 13-year-old protagonist as he begins to discover himself. There are run-ins with the “establishment” authority, impromptu adventures in the big city and, of course, girls.

Rosemary Myers’ GIRL ASLEEP Gets a Trailer

Oscilloscope Laboratories has released a new trailer for the upcoming Australian comedy Girl Asleep, from director Rosemary Myers. This coming of age film tells the story of Greta, who is entering womanhood on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. It looks like


Ferrell and Reilly to Play HOLMES AND WATSON For Sony

Sony is moving forward with its long-gestating comedic version of Sherlock Holmes, which was originally set to feature Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, but will now have Ferrell playing Holmes and John C. Reilly as Dr. Watson.

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Criterion Announces November 2016 Titles

The Criterion Collection have announced their November 2016 releases, which include a 3-disc Blu-Ray set of Lone Wolf and Club, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Punch-Drunk Love, Marlon Brando‘s One-Eyed Jacks, and Noah Baumbach‘s The Squid and the