Premiering way back during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the top award in its midnight category, Sean Byrne‘s Australian horror film The Loved Ones has had a long road to distribution, but Paramount is finally giving it a release this summer. I rarely get disturbed by horror films, especially as of late, but this one does a great job of getting under one’s skin. The trailer below via Apple gives a bit too much away, as I knew nothing going into this one. It still comes highly recommended if you are in for a frightening, disturbing time. Starring Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy, check it out below.
Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king — whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes…
The Loved Ones hits theaters in June and one can request a screening on Tugg.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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 […]
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