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Ana Lily Amirpour’s New Short Film ‘Yo! My Saint’ Gets Fashionable, Features Music By Karen O

Ana Lily Amirpour certainly knows her way around bold imagery and big canvases. “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” and “The Bad Batch” maximize every inch of the frame, and her new short “Yo! My Saint” certainly doesn’t waste a moment. The ten-minute movie created for fashion house Kenzo falls somewhere between a music, […]

Gareth Edwards’ ‘Monsters’ Getting TV Series Treatment

Before he went to galaxy far, far away with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and before he roared with “Godzilla,” director Gareth Edwards earned Hollywood’s attention with “Monsters.” Made on a shoestring budget, the budding filmmaker impressed many not just with this moody storytelling, but creating all the special effects himself on a home […]

James Mangold’s Patty Hearst Biopic Starring Elle Fanning Canceled By Fox

Well, it was certainly promising. James Mangold (“Logan,” “Walk The Line“) taking on the Patty Hearst story with Elle Fanning in the lead role? Sign us up. Alas, the powers that be have given it the axe. Fox has canceled the biopic, which was set up at their Fox 2000 shingle. The project would’ve been […]

How Chewbacca Changed The ‘Star Wars’ Canon Forever

**SPOILERS AHEAD** When Disney paid $4.05 billion for Lucasfilm in 2012, fans were elated with the additional announcement that a new “Star Wars” trilogy was in the works. However, the fine print revealed a monumental change — everything outside the original six movies and “The Clone Wars” TV series was going to be scrapped from the canon. That’s […]

‘The Terror’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s AMC Series Brings You Hell & Horror On Ice

If you’re trapped in the hellscape that is Winter 2018, surrounded by piles of snow and frigid temperatures, the last thing you want to curl up to is a series set in the arctic. Unless that series is “The Terror,” which will give you the cold comfort that things could actually be worse. The AMC […]

Kevin Smith On ‘The Last Jedi’ Haters: “It’s Vitriolic, As If Somebody F—–d Up Their Childhood”

**SPOILERS AHEAD** The last time we saw a blockbuster that earned over $1.2 billion worldwide prove to be this divisive was “Jurassic World.” If “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was faulted for being too familiar, then “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is being criticized for being too different. From Rey’s parents (Kylo must be lying, […]

Bingeworthy Breakdown: ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Is Amazon’s Embarrassing Attempt At ‘Black Mirror’

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. Over 500 scripted seasons of TV are expected to air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tuning in every week for them or waiting […]

HBO Reveals First Footage Of ‘Sharp Objects’ With Amy Adams, ‘Paterno’ & ‘Fahrenheit 451’

The new year is in full swing and with a chock-full line-up, HBO is getting ready to unleash the motherlode on audiences in 2018. The cable channel has unveiled a new teaser with some of the first official footage of the highly anticipated “Sharp Objects” with Amy Adams from “Big Little Lies” director Jean-Marc Vallée, […]

‘Birds Without Feathers’ Trailer: Fellini Meets Solondz Meets Lynch [Slamdance Exclusive]

The Sundance Film Festival is where next year’s awards contenders emerge, but the Slamdance Film Festival is where the next generation of bold cinematic voices take flight. Writer and director Wendy McColm is certainly one to keep an eye on, as her feature directorial debut “Birds Without Feathers” reveals a distinct voice behind the camera. In […]

‘Double Lover’ Trailer: Francois Ozon’s Psychosexual Thriller Gets Ready For Valentine’s Day

During the ’90s, erotic thrillers were part of the stable of pictures Hollywood would churn out each year. The mid-budget efforts were provocative, but in honesty, rarely of top shelf quality. As the demands for bigger blockbusters, with four quadrant appeal have grown, the studio system has largely abandoned the genre. However, the arthouse is […]