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‘The Wailing’ Eyed for Hollywood Remake by Ridley Scott

It’s doubtful many remember Na Hong-jin‘s mysterious and engaging The Wailing that came out… last year. Or rather, that’s what Scott Free and Fox International Production (FIP) seem to think. According to ScreenDaily, the two companies are in early talks for an American remake of the horror drama we said was, “Designed and choreographed with stupendous pizzazz, […]

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Journey to ‘The Lost City of Z’ With New Images From James Gray’s Period Epic

Following the conclusion of Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam has been on a mission to land success on the big screen. After his Guillermo del Toro-helmed one-two punch of Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, his most promising role yet arrives this spring as a British Explorer in director James Gray’s latest film The Lost City of Z.  One of the […]

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Watch a ‘Heat’ Script-to-Screen Comparison as Michael Mann Talks His New Cut of ‘Ali’

The relationship between a screenwriter and an actor is an interesting thing. A writer can pen the most precious monologue they’ve ever written, only to hand it over to an actor who cuts it down to a single line, or even a look or a nod. That is, if the writer’s work passes through the […]


‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Tampopo,’ and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in April

It’s about half-way through the month, which means it’s time for The Criterion Collection to reveal their next slate of additions. A clear highlight of the April batch is Francis Ford Coppola‘s newly restored black-and-white drama Rumble Fish, which will feature commentary from the director and much more. There’s also Juzo Itami‘s Tampopo, which has enjoyed […]


‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan Returns After 14 Years With ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Trailer

After 14 years of cinematic silence due to no shortage of legal troubles, Die Hard director John McTiernan is back. And if you did a double take upon reading the title, rest assured your eyes have not deceived you. Taking an… alternate route for his return, McTiernan made a quiet splash when he directed a recent live-action trailer for the […]

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‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel ‘Body Cross’ to Shoot This Spring

For years — and years, and years — there’d been talk of a follow-up to David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, a crime drama whose main (perhaps sole) purpose for even continuing is the fact that it chose to end where most would begin. Despite stalling a number of years ago, a completed script from original scribe Steven […]


Rebecca Hall Airs a Story in Exclusive Clip From Antonio Campos’ ‘Christine’

One of the best performances of the last year can be found in the latest film from Afterschool and Simon Killer director Antonio Campos, the character study Christine. His first feature based on a true story, it follows the final weeks of the life of Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall), a Florida-based news reporter who committed suicide live on […]


Watch: 1-Hour Directors Roundtable With Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins, Mel Gibson & More

It’s the heat of the awards season, so you know the drill. The Hollywood Reporter gets one too many moderators and misses out on a number of actual contenders for a certain award, but gathers whoever is easily available to discuss their craft in an extensive roundtable. The latest in this series is for the […]


Unlimited with Certain Limits, MoviePass’ New Policy Brings Frustration

MoviePass, the innovative attempt at “interrupting” the model of traditional cinema exhibition, is finding itself in the line of attack from subscribers on social media due to a change to the how the service allocates tickets to subscribers and subsequent system glitch.


The Essential Art of Editing is Explored in New 20-Minute Video Essay

Cinema is an image. Story is a cut. While there are stunning examples to the contrary, most of film’s narrative history could be boiled down to editing. Many say the final re-write of a film is done in the editing room, where a director and editor truly craft the story into its most concise, impactful form. […]