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Mélanie Laurent and Reda Kateb Lead First Trailer for ‘Paris Prestige’

While they’ve been featured in a handful of films that have made their mark state-side Mélanie Laurent and Reda Kateb still find more than enough time to lead productions in their own country. The first English-subtitled trailer for Paris Prestige (Les deniers Parisiens) has arrived for their latest, the feature-length debut of writing-directing duo Hamé Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey. […]

New Teaser for David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Heralds the Return of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper

Following this week’s release-date announcement, a new teaser for David Lynch‘s revival of Twin Peaks has arrived. Featuring the first look at Kyle MacLachlan returning as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, it’s another enigmatic preview as he emerges from the dark. As long as Showtime don’t reveal much in the way of plot, as promised, we’ll be […]

‘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 […]

New to Streaming: ‘Cameraperson,’ ‘Aquarius,’ ‘Christine,’ ‘It Follows,’ 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 […]

NYC Weekend Watch: Spielberg, Rohmer, ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,’ ‘The Keep’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]

Review: ‘The Bye Bye Man’ Lacks Surprise and Intrigue

Theatrical ReviewSTX Entertainment; 96 minutes Director: Stacy Title Written by Jared Mobarak on January 13, 2017  A horror movie slated to open in October means buzz and solid expectations. It used to be you rarely saw the genre at any other time — back before studios discovered how cheap they were to produce and how palatable […]

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 […]

Frank Langella Wants to Be Euthanized in Trailer for ‘Youth in Oregon’

The pitch “Frank Langella road trips with son-in-law Billy Crudup to get legally euthanized in Oregon” doesn’t exactly conjure up images of hilarity, but director Joel David Moore seems to have found a way to inject humor into the foundation of his latest feature, Youth in Oregon. Off a script from first-time writer Andrew Eisen, Youth in Oregon looks to straddle that line of […]

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 […]

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 […]