After being dissected in a trio of documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, as well as one by Amy J. Berg and Peter Jackson, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan provided his take on the true story of the West Memphis Three with the narrative drama Devil’s Knot. Led by Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, the response out of the Toronto International Film Festival premiere was quite mixed, but we landed on the positive side.
Our full review said, “Egoyan draws on primary source material to document this miscarriage of justice, telling the story, like his earlier films, on grainy video and in beautifully lensed images by Paul Sarossy. Devil’s Knot draws on themes Egoyan has explored before, from the lost youth of Next of Kin andAdoration, the family tragedies at the core of Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter and themes of investigation and inquiry that have dominated his filmography.”
Set for a Canadian release on January 24th with no U.S. date from Image Entertainment yet, check out the trailer, poster and over twenty photos below for the film also starring Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola and Amy Ryan.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Danny King, Amanda Waltz, and I discuss Alex Garland‘s sci-fi feature Ex Machina, which is currently in wide release. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, as well as an odd […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
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 […]
Genre film fans are likely familiar with writer Alex Garland‘s output over the last decade and a half. He made his name with a splash when his novel was adapted into the backpacking adventure thriller The Beach in 2000 and struck again with screenplay for 28 Days Later which some credit as the fire that helped reignite […]
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