Opening up to generally mixed reviews at Sundance this year, Rodrigo Cortés‘s Red Lights, starring Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, has nevertheless remained a certifiably intriguing up-in-the-air product for yours truly, so it’s with hopeful enthusiasm that I bring you the news of the film’s official theatrical release date: July 13th. Additionally, as previously reported, Millenium Entertainment, who dished out Rampart and is handling the upcoming Bernie, remains the distributor behind Cortés‘s film. [Shock Till You Drop]
We had a positive-leaning take on the film back when we reviewed it during the festival in January. That the review presents a particular fascination with Murphy‘s work is a thoroughly exciting sign for me — I remain a firm member of the camp that believes Murphy‘s Inception work to be that film’s most interesting in the supporting domain. It’s hard, too, not to be equally interested in the mountain of impressive performers — including Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, and Sigourney Weaver — that will appear alongside Murphy and De Niro.
You can refresh yourself with the full-length synopsis below, and with the English-language trailer by clicking here. If you still find yourself on the fence, go ahead and give Cortés‘s Buried a second viewing — the more I think about it, the more I think it was one of the tightest, most controlled visions to come out of 2010.
Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.
Did you catch Red Lights at Sundance? What did you think?
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