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‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya Joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’

While you might have seen him in Black Mirror and Sicario, Daniel Kaluuya‘s true break-out can be witnessed this weekend as the lead of Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, which sports a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and is exceeding box-office expectations. As for what’s next, he’ll be seen in Black Panther in early 2018, and now […]

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Listen to a Chopped and Screwed Remix of the ‘Moonlight’ Soundtrack

When we shared a stream of Nicholas Britell‘s brilliant score for Moonlight last fall, we remarked how Barry Jenkins himself has said he wrote the script to a slowed-down remix of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. While you can see the traces of that influence in the aural landscape of the film, OG Ron C and The Chopstars have taken […]

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Directors of Oscar-Nominated Foreign Language Films Unite to Denounce the “Climate of Fanaticism”

As the lavish Oscar swag bags get put together and awards bloggers race to get their final predictions in before tomorrow’s ceremony, it all seems a bit frivolous when looking at the political climate in the country where the Academy Awards call home. Therefore, it can’t be understated how one category seems more vital than […]

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Seth Rogen Will Pursue Charlize Theron in ‘Flarsky’; ‘Captain Fantastic’ Director Finds ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’

Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) is set to direct a new dark comedy, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he has snagged two heavy-hitters for the lead roles. Flarsky, a tale about an unemployed journalist (played by Seth Rogen, who seems to be continually trying to expand his dramatic chops outside his comedic efforts) that decides to pursue his childhood […]

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Hayao Miyazaki Officially Begins Production on New Feature-Length Animation

After word late last year that The Wind Rises would in fact not be Hayao Miyazaki‘s swan song, we were waiting to hear if Studio Ghibli would do the obvious and greenlight his next feature-length animation. The director was reportedly working on up to 100 storyboards for the film as he awaited the go-ahead, and now […]

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Martin Scorsese Says Home Viewing is “Not the Best Way” to Experience Movies

History was made this week when it was revealed that, after Paramount passed, Netflix would be ponying up the $100 million budget for Martin Scorsese‘s gangster epic The Irishman and distributing it worldwide on their streaming platform. For featuring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and according to a new report, confirmation on Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, and […]

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‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Persepolis,’ ‘Divines,’ and ‘Sworn Virgin’ Directors Reveal Next Films

Seven years after making waves with Winter’s Bone, director Debra Granik has finally found her next narrative feature. Following the documentary Stray Dog, she’ll be directing My Abandonment. Once set to star Casey Affleck, Hell or High Water star Ben Foster will now step into the lead role, alongside Thomasin McKenzie, according to THR. Scripted by the […]

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The Process of Cinematic Re-Evaluation Explored in New Video Essay

As this year’s awards season comes to an end this weekend, if history has proven anything, it’s that one must not judge a film’s legacy by the amount of trophies or box-office it receives. In fact, it’s often quite the contrary: as the years go on, under-appreciated (or even initially mis-understood) films start to find […]

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Meet the Crew of ‘Alien: Covenant’ in 5-Minute Prologue

Following in the footsteps of the last Alien film, Ridley Scott and company aren’t teasing their sci-fi adventure through strictly conventional means. To help introduce to the cast of this summer’s Alien: Covenant — consisting of Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, […]

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Watch: Richard Linklater Directs Political Ad Opposing Texas Bathroom Bill

Think of it as a primer ahead of next week’s release of The Criterion Collection’s Before trilogy box set. In between last year’s Everybody Wants Some!! and this year’s Last Flag Flying, Richard Linklater has helmed a political ad to oppose the proposed Texas Privacy Act, which would ban transgender people from using the bathroom […]