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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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Kristen Stewart Will Go ‘Underwater’ for ‘Armageddon’-Esque Thriller

One of the more visually impressive sci-fi films on the indie side the last few years was William Eubank‘s The Signal. With minuscule resources compared to his big-budget peers, he crafted a compelling tale of escalating sci-fi mystery. He’s now upping his scale for his next feature and has a major star to topline the […]


Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling Rock Out in New Images From Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’

If for a moment one can hit pause on your umpteenth viewing of the trailer for Song to Song, a new look at Terrence Malick‘s Austin-set romance/music drama has arrived. Led by Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman, they are all featured in new images from the film. Ahead of the SXSW premiere in […]


Giveaway: Win Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ on Blu-ray

One of our favorite films of last year, Tom Ford‘s dark, gorgeous thriller Nocturnal Animals, arrives on Blu-ray this week. We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give it away three copies to our readers. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 27th. To enter, do the first two steps and then each additional one counts as […]


Netflix Picks Up Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ Now Aiming for 2019 Release

After developing Silence for decades — as his producer says, after each new film since the 1990s, it was always planned to be his next project — Martin Scorsese finally completed his priest drama and despite what award season or the box office suggest, it will go down as one of his greatest films. For his […]