If one wants a prime example of a production company that’s doing things right in the world of cinema, one doesn’t need to look further than Megan Ellison and her Annapurna Pictures. After releasing their first feature in 2012, they’ve quickly established themselves as the go-to outfit for quality dramas that sway to the adult demographic. Like they did last year, with Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, Lawless, and more, this year brings another sizzle reel celebrating their work.
Featuring all the films they either produced or released theatrically last year — accounting for Spring Breakers and The Grandmaster showing up again — this one also technically provides our first official footage from Foxcatcher, after a leaked trailer was quickly taken down. While we expect that film to land in the fall, one can see the “Hustle Reel” below, also including Her and David O. Russell‘s film, as well as Django Django‘s Firewater.
What was your favorite Annapurna Pictures release last year?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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