Although he is already in production on his drama The Butler, Precious director Lee Daniels made a bit of a stir at Cannes this past spring with his shlocky Southern crime film The Paperboy. While many trashed it, we were more mixed (review here), saying “this bewildering, cinematic beast will find a small, devoted audience in due time” with all all the trappings of a cult classic.”
We’ve now the the first trailer today and unfortunately no Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron scene is included. However, we do get a vibe of Lee Daniels‘ cheesy editing techniques and some pulpy performances from Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack. While it’s still somewhat of a shock this one premiered at Cannes, I could see it being some fun on a cult level. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
A directionless young man helps his reporter brother investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man on death row, and in the process, falls for the woman whom the convict has been romancing through prison correspondence.
The Paperboy arrives on October 5th.
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 [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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