IFC has released a new subtitled trailer for the upcoming thriller The Blue Room, which is written, directed, and starring Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, the film tells the story of a man who falls
It’s movies like The Battery that make me want to stop writing about movies and start making them myself. To see what a small crew with no budget can do is nothing short of astounding, and re-watching this film on the newly released Blu-ray reinforces the fact that indie horror is not the stagnant pool of mediocrity most may think.
Jack Plotnick’s Space Station 76 is a science fiction comedy that takes place in the future as it was imagined back in the ‘70s. This goofy idea lends itself to a bevy of funny gags that poke fun at the time period and how the future was represented. While it mostly acts as a straight comedy, there is a serious undercurrent flowing beneath the mustaches and feathered hairdos. This slightly dark edge makes the film much more rewarding than a straight-up spoof. Basically, Space Station 76 is like the ‘70s sci-fi version of Wet Hot American Summer, which means it’s hilarious, smart and super fun.
In his latest feature-length effort, Don’t Look Back, director William Dickerson sets out to create a De Palma-esque psychological thriller that aims to keep the viewer guessing while exploring the lasting effects of a childhood trauma. While some aspects of the film do work well, mostly the cinematography, the end result is a tired and formulaic retread of things we’ve seen before.
Magnet has released a brand new red band trailer for the upcoming release of V/H/S: Viral, which marks the third entry in the popular found footage anthology series. Directors for this one include Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, and
Often times a writer/director can surprise you by making something they are not known for. It can be refreshing, or cringe inducing, to see artists broaden their horizons. Roland Joffe directed Captivity. Barry Levinson directed The Bay. The Coen brothers had True Grit. Renny Harlin made Die Hard 2.
Having just had its premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, a new trailer has been released for Jason Reitman‘s (Juno, Up In The Air) upcoming dramedy Men, Women & Children, which explores life and love in the digital age. The
Adam Wingard‘s The Guest is now playing in select cities and I implore you to check it out if it’s in your area, however if my recommendation isn’t enough, check out this new trailer cut by director Jason Eisener (Hobo with a
One of the many things that makes Austin’s Fantastic Fest awesome is the Fantastic Debates held every year. In the debates, two individuals make their case for or against a specific hot button issue in filmmaking and then enter the ring and settle
A second trailer has been released for the upcoming courtroom drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. as a big city lawyer who must defend his father (Robert Duvall) after being accused of murder. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob
With last year’s wildly popular horror flick You’re Next, and segments in the V/H/S movies and The ABCs of Death, writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard are quickly making a name for themselves as the kings of genre cinema. Their latest collaboration, The Guest, further proves that they are a force to be reckoned with. Part ‘80s action flick, part horror thriller, and pure visceral fun, The Guest honors the classics from yesteryear without feeling like a rip-off. It’s got its own voice, and that voice is loud and ready to smack you in the face.
It’s been ten years since estranged twins Maggie and Milo have spoken to each other. They have established their lives on opposite coasts. Milo is a gay, struggling actor living in Los Angeles, and Maggie seems to be living the ideal life with her husband in upstate New York. There has always been talk of some sort of psychic bond between the twins. For example, one twin may feel pain in an arm that the other may simultaneously feel in the same spot, not necessarily as pain but as a sensation. With that in mind, it is a near-tragic moment that brings the two of them back together. This is how Craig Johnson’s entertaining dra-medy The Skeleton Twins opens, and it only just begins to scratch the surface of just who these people are and what they are going through together.
Sticking with the recent Hollywood trend of tapping indie directors to helm blockbuster projects, it was announced today that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will be directing the upcoming Skull Island for Legendary and Universal. As someone who was a huge fan of Kings