If you have yet to see the tragic documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, I urge you to go seek it out without getting informed in terms of any sort of plot. Directed by Kurt Kuenne, the power of the film had a lot to do with uncontrollable events and so I’ve been interested to see if he has what it takes to helm something not under these circumstances. It looks like we’ll get to see the results soon, as Variety reports his next film has been picked up for distribution.
He has switched from documentary format to narrative for the sci-fi film Shuffle, which follows “a man who wakes up at a different age in his life each morning.” Starring T.J. Thyne and Paula Rhodes, distributor Screen Media Films has picked it up for distribution later this year and president Suzanne Blech called it a “ wonderfully imaginative thriller with twists that will challenge audiences.” One can see an expanded synopsis below along with the poster.
Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop – until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him – and what or who is behind it.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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