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‘Annihilation’ is More Surreal Than the Novel and Has “Mind-Blowing” Ending, Says Author

After crafting one of the more impressive sci-fi films of the last few years with his directorial debut Ex Machina, Alex Garland is thankfully staying in the genre for his follow-up Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s first book in the Southern Reach trilogy. While we recently got the unfortunate news it won’t get a release […]


Cannes 2017 Winners Include ‘The Square,’ Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix, and More

Headed by Pedro Almodóvar, the 2017 Cannes Film Festival jury — also featuring Maren Ade, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino, and Gabriel Yared — handed out their winners for the films in competition. Leading the pack is Ruben Östlund‘s Force Majeure follow-up The Square, which picked up the […]


Christopher Nolan Curates BFI Series on the Influences of ‘Dunkirk’

“I spent a lot of time reviewing the silent films for crowd scenes –the way extras move, evolve, how the space is staged and how the cameras capture it, the views used,” Nolan said earlier this year when it came to the creation of his WWII epic Dunkirk, referencing films such as Intolerance, Sunrise: A Song of […]


Giveaway: Win a ‘Get Out’ Blu-ray Prize Pack

Arriving on Blu-ray this week is not only one of the biggest break-out hits of the year, but also one of the best films: Jordan Peele‘s social thriller Get Out. We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give away a Blu-ray prize pack featuring the Blu-ray, a welcome mat, luggage tag, power bank, travel kits, […]


Nine Unfilmed Akira Kurosawa Screenplays Acquired for Production

As we’re seeing with Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman, a filmmaker’s work can live on long after they’ve passed away. When it comes to the Citizen Kane director, we’re getting a movie he actually directed next year, but for others their unproduced screenplays are seeing the light of day. Earlier this year, we learned that Akira Kurosawa‘s […]


Watch: Nicole Kidman Flosses and Colin Farrell Shows His Hair in First ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Clips

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, where it proceeded to make an entire audience uncomfortable, as a Lanthimos film is wont to do. In our review, Giovanni Marchini Camia said that Lanthimos “creates a gripping and steadily intensifying sense of foreboding” while also noting the film was “inordinately […]


First Look at Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

After last year’s reasonably well-received Dog Eat Dog, director Paul Schrader has already embarked upon his latest project, First Reformed. Apparently more in the vein of his more dramatic works than the crime thrillers he has made as of late, it follows an ex-military chaplain (Ethan Hawke) who, while grieving the recent death of his son, begins […]

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New Details Emerge on Asghar Farhadi’s Next Film as Ricardo Darin Joins Cast

Asghar Farhadi‘s been spending some time on a (still-untitled) Spanish-language debut that’ll feature Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem — so much so that, when he last began production on a feature, it wasn’t entirely clear whether it’d be this or what would become The Salesman. A year after that picture’s debut, things are moving full steam ahead: […]


Greta Gerwig, Mia Wasikowska, and John Turturro to Lead Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Bergman Island’

If we were to create a list of the most exciting up-and-coming directors working today, Mia Hansen-Løve would be at the top. From All is Forgiven to last year’s Things to Come, all of her five features thus far have been stellar and now she’s prepping her next two. This summer she’ll shoot hostage drama Maya and […]


Watch: A Family Gathers in First Three Clips from Michael Haneke’s ‘Happy End’

This weekend will bring the debut screenings of our most-anticipated film of Cannes, Michael Haneke’s Happy End. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, and Toby Jones, the first three clips (with English subtitles!) have now arrived, which depict the life of a bourgeois European family. “The film is a […]