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Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam Plan Their Escape in First Trailer for ‘Papillon’ Remake

First premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, Papillon is nowslated for a theatrical release later this summer, and first trailer has arrived. A remake of the 1973 film of the same title (which itself was based on the autobiographical novel by the French writer Henri Charrière) Papillon depicts the real-life experience of Charrière, played […]

‘The King’ Trailer Connects Elvis Presley with the Decline of America

The King, Eugene Jarecki’s newest documentary feature, first premiered one year ago, finding critical success at the Cannes Film Festival under the title Promised Land. Eight months later, a new cut screened as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Finally, later this summer, The King will get a theatrical release, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. […]

First Teaser for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Sets Miles Teller in a World of Crime

After months of anticipation – and after only being slightly relieved through teasing information from director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Twitter posts, as well as the official account – the first footage from his new, highly-under-wraps Amazon Studios series Too Old to Die Young has finally been released. The first teaser, which is completely void of dialogue, […]

Robert Pattinson Searches for Mia Wasikowska in First Trailer for ‘Damsel’

The stunning vistas aren’t the only signifiers of the western genre in Damsel, yet we quickly grasp that David and Nathan Zellner have crafted revisionist take on the genre, lovingly poking fun at its foundation while slyly pulling the rug under the audience in humorous, forward-thinking, and genre-redefining fashion. Following Samuel (Robert Pattinson) as he goes on […]

Rediscover Jean Cocteau’s ‘Les Parents terribles’ in Exclusive Trailer for 70th-Anniversary Theatrical Restoration

Jean Cocteau’s filmography could be considered relatively modest compared to some of his French brethren — but with an output among cinema’s most immense, no less influential. While I imagine most reading this have seen his canonical landmarks such as La Belle et la Bête and Orphée, there are still a select few that go overlooked due to lack of distribution. Les parents terribles […]

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s New Drama Starring Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve Gets Title and Synopsis

After winning the Palme d’Or for his latest drama Shoplifters (our review), the always-prolific Hirokazu Kore-eda is already embarking on his next project, and it’s perhaps fitting after his win on the Croisette that he’ll be directing two of France’s greatest stars. Last month it was confirmed that Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve would be leading his new […]

The Best Films of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 71st Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters taking the top jury prize of Palme d’Or (full list of winners here), we’ve set out to wrap up our experience with our favorite films from the […]

New to Streaming: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘On the Beach at Night Alone,’ ‘The Party,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles […]

Watch a Ghostly Short Film from ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Asako I & II’ Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Though his debut feature premiered in 2007, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi lacked for anything like notable western recognition until the (seemingly) sudden arrival of 2016’s Happy Hour, about which one of the most common notes was its nearly five-and-a-half-hour runtime. But the extent of its positive responses make clear that the resistance many hold towards lengthy runtimes was hardly any match for the work […]

Cannes Review: ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Marks Another Triumph for Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Last week we saw a film from Pawel Pawlikowski that crossed continents and spanned decades and lasted a mere 84 minutes. With the exception of a devastating climax that skips a few years, the majority of The Wild Pear Tree takes place over just a few days. It is more than twice as long, and, […]