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A24’s Mysterious Sci-Fi Project Revealed as Sundance-Bound Short Film ‘Toru’

Earlier this week, A24 dropped a mysterious teaser trailer for what was thought to be a new science-fiction feature film from the company. With its slick near-future design and life-encompassing text overlays, many thought it may signal the return of Upstream Color and Primer director Shane Carruth, but now we’ve found out what this trailer is previewing. […]


‘Cameraperson’ Director Kirsten Johnson Announces Next, ‘Jackass’- and Tati-Inspired Film

Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson came out of nowhere, sweeping up a variety of awards (most recently the Cinema Eye Honors) and, most important of all, places on our year–end lists. The work is so singular that it would probably be all right, ultimately, if it was the only thing we received from her — filmographies can be […]


Listen to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Full Score for ‘Patriots Day’

When it comes to their film score collaboration, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross solely worked with David Fincher for four years, giving a musical identity perfectly fitting for the director’s tone, but that all changed in 2016. With no new Fincher film announced yet, they worked on two entirely different projects: first the Leonardo DiCaprio […]


How the Control of Information in ‘Ex Machina’ Demands Attention

Writer and director Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina made its way onto many top of the year lists in 2015 (including ours) and became infamous on the internet for a certain famous Oscar Isaac dance sequence. While many hailed it as an intelligent and thrilling work of “thinking man’s sci-fi,” it seems certain few have delved as deeply into the film […]

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Watch: Exclusive Clip From ‘Newtown’ Argues Gun Control is a Public Health Issue

Released last fall and now available on VOD, one of the most gut-wrenching, vital documentaries of the last year is Newtown. The film finds director Kim A. Snyder taking a humanistic approach in exploring this recovery in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in United States history, which left 26 people, including 20 children, […]


VFX Reels for ‘The Shallows’ Show How the (CGI) Shark is Still Working

While you were probably distracted by Blake Lively battling a shark for the lean hour and a half of James Collet-Serra‘s mid-summer delight The Shallows, you may have missed just how much seamless CGI was utilized. While Steven Seagull captured our hearts, visual effect companies Oblique FX and Important Looking Pirates were creating the shark from scratch and […]


Nicolas Winding Refn’s Yakuza Action Feature ‘The Avenging Silence’ Gets Extensive Synopsis

With The Neon Demon now (almost completely) exorcised from Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn‘s system, he is already deep into preparing his next project. On the docket for the director is The Avenging Silence, which will apparently sate Refn’s desire to make a “big extravagant action film.” Refn also said over the summer it is loosely inspired by “Dr. No,” Ian Fleming‘s classic Bond novel, […]


Joel and Ethan Coen Going Televisual for Western Anthology ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Their affinity for the western being evident enough by now, it was only a matter of time before Joel and Ethan Coen returned to that territory they’ve covered so well — rather clearly, at least, in True Grit and No Country for Old Men, and somewhat more abstractly in the likes of Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and […]


Films From Hong Sang-soo, Volker Schlöndorff, James Mangold & More to Premiere at Berlinale 2017

After an initial line-up that included Aki Kaurismäki‘s The Other Side of Hope, Oren Moverman‘s Richard Gere-led The Dinner, Sally Potter‘s The Party, and Agnieszka Holland‘s Spoor, the Berlin International Film Festival have added more anticipated premieres. Highlights include one of two (maybe three) new Hong Sang-soo films this year, On the Beach at Night Alone, along with Volker Schlöndorff‘s […]


David Lynch Talks the Return of ‘Twin Peaks’: “I See It as a Film”

It’s happening again. The news we’ve been waiting for since the Twin Peaks revival was announced back in October 2014 arrived today. Showtime revealed that David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s return to the world they left behind in 1991 (or, more accurately, in 1992 with Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me) will begin to air on […]