Unless you’ve been living in total isolation for the past week, you’ve surely heard about Pokemon Go, the new mobile game that uses augmented reality technology to allow users to search the physical world for adorable little monsters that only exist through their smartphone cameras. While virtual reality has been the Next Big Thing in gaming for years now, Pokemon Go feels like the first step in a revolution. VR may still be huge, but AR has officially tapped into the public consciousness in a big way.
In other words, IFC Midnight couldn’t have picked a better window to begin marketing their new film Let’s Be Evil, which revolves around augmented reality. And creepy artificial intelligences. And creepier children. And what certainly looks like a body count. We’re pleased to premiere the official poster for director Martin Owen‘s new film, which you can check out below.
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Not nearly enough people saw Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some!! It’s another great hangout movie from Linklater, and it’ll likely age well and catch on more with time. Linklater has made a few movies that didn’t click with audiences right away, but like his financial hits, they’ve so far proven to have a staying power.
The 55-year-old, who rarely ever seems to age, has had a career driven by variety. He’s always trying new things as a storyteller, even in the instance of his Bad News Bears remake, but of course, the most well-known example is his 12-year project, Boyhood. Linklater has made a series of wide-ranging and ambitious choices, and if you want to hear him explain some of those choices, then you may want to check out a tease for an upcoming documentary on the filmmaker in the Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny trailer.
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Over the past few years, actor Brady Corbet has been a part of some great films. We saw the actor in Simon Killer, Force Majeure (which Fox Searchlight is remaking), Martha Marcy May Marlene, and a few other notable titles. Now he is stepping behind the camera with The Childhood of a Leader.
Corbet’s directorial debut stars Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Bérénice Bejo (The Past), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), and, in a brief appearance, Robert Pattinson (Maps to the Stars). Corbet also managed to get singer-songwriter Scott Walker to compose the score, which is another reason to look forward to the actor’s film.
Below, watch The Childhood of a Leader trailer.
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America is so embroiled in the current insane election that you may have forgotten some of the craziness that ensued in the election for president back in 2012. You may not remember this, but comedian and sitcom star Roseanne Barr was once legitimately campaigning to be President of the United States as a challenge to the two-party political system that runs our democracy. Now a documentary reminds us of her journey, and gives us an in-depth look at not just her campaign, but the comedian herself.
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My personal jury is still out on director Mickey Keating, but one thing has become increasingly clear over the past two years or so: he’s here to stay. His new film, Carnage Park, rode a wave of generally positive buzz at Sundance and SXSW this year and the first trailer makes this look like the film that could break him out of his current niche. That is, if he even wants to break out of his current niche. Keating’s work certainly suggests that he is perfectly happy making films directly for already-entrenched horror fans and trash cinema aficionados. Carnage Park looks more accessible than his previous films, but it also looks like it’s in his usual grimy wheelhouse.
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The life of an aging rock star can be a depressing one as the raging lifestyle of sex and drugs begins to turn into a lonely, quiet time of reflection. That’s exactly what Rhys Ifans experiences in the new drama Len and Company as his son (Jack Kilmer) seeks his father’s approval for his own musical career.
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Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
There’s plenty of insanity to go around on all sides of this year’s presidential race, but it’s not like high-profile elections have ever been scandal- and drama-free. Case in point: remember the 2013 mayoral race? You know, the one that ended with Carlos Danger showing up and ruining everything for then-frontrunner Anthony Weiner? A new documentary, Weiner, looks at the politician’s dramatic and very public decline, offering a juicy inside look at a campaign in crisis. Read More »
What’s more exciting than mathematical theories? The Man Who Knew Infinity isn’t so much about equations and theories, but the film does focus on one of 20th century’s most notable mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Dev Patel (The Newsroom) stars in the biopic as Ramanujan, alongside Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, and Toby Jones.
Watch The Man Who Knew Infinity trailer below.
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Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
It looks like one of this spring’s big cinematic themes is going to be heavily fictionalized not-quite-biopics about washed-up jazz legends staging unlikely comebacks. Just a few days before Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead hits theaters, IFC Films is releasing Born to Be Blue, starring Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker.
Directed by Robert Budreau, the film picks up with Baker in the 1960s. Though he was a big deal in the 1950s, his heroin addiction has taken its toll, demolishing his personal and professional life. But with the help of a new love (played by Carmen Ejogo), he finds the strength to try and dig himself out of the hole he’s put himself in, and begin the climb back to the top. Watch the Born to Be Blue trailer after the jump.
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