It’s a staple of the fall movie season to see an actor, usually one known for comedies, step outside of their comfort zone and deliver a powerful dramatic performance, wowing audiences and critics alike. And that movie is finally throwing itself into the Oscar race as a last-minute entry.
The first trailer for a new indie drama called Crying in a Sweater has arrived, showing off a promising tour-de-force performance from Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig as a woman struggling through life’s trials and tribulations.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
While we wait to see what Disney does with its never-gonna-get-recast icon Indiana Jones, Napoleon Dynamite duo Jared and Jerusha Hess have mounted their own search for the Holy Grail. Don Verdean stars Sam Rockwell as a Biblical archaeologist who gets caught in the rivalry between two congregations led by Danny McBride and Will Forte. Needless to say, this is a much sillier quest than the one Indy went on in The Last Crusade.
Also starring are Jemaine Clement as his Holy Land associate Boaz, Amy Ryan as his assistant Carol, and Leslie Bibb as McBride’s wife. Watch the Don Verdean trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
After a long, respectable career in front of the camera, Jackie Earle Haley takes charge behind the camera for the first time with Criminal Activities. Haley’s directorial debut stars Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt, Christopher Abbott, and Rob Brown as four young men who get in over their heads with a mobster, played by John Travolta. Check out the Criminal Activities trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s been well over a century since Mark Twain first released Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn into the world of American literature, but their youthful spirit rages on in the first trailer for Band of Robbers. Written and directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, the indie film reimagines the classic all-American rascals as grown-up men in the modern day.
Huck (Kyle Gallner), fresh out of prison, is trying to go straight, but Tom (Adam Nee), now a crooked cop, drags him into a plot to find the treasure that eluded them in childhood. Other classic characters like Injun Joe (Stephen Lang) and Becky Thatcher (Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist) also appear. Watch the Band of Robbers trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
If you’re reading /Film, we’re guessing there’s a pretty good chance you’ve watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the Cornetto trilogy. Maybe you’ve even seen Spaced, the British TV series the first assembled the Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost dream team. But there’s a good chance even Wright’s biggest fans haven’t seen his debut feature, A Fistful of Fingers.
Well, now’s your chance. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of A Fistful of Fingers, and to celebrate that fact it’s playing in London and — for the first time ever — Los Angeles. Wright’s even got an amazing Paul Shipper poster to go with that re-release. Take a look after the jump. Read More »
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After having the first iteration of The Hobbit and the adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness fall through his fingers, director Guillermo del Toro focused his time on the big sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim and then moved back into horror territory for the forthcoming Crimson Peak (in theaters later this week). But we’ve heard recently that del Toro will be taking a break from big studio projects for a new black-and-white indie, and some details on that project have just surfaced. Not that we’re surprised, but it sounds extremely odd.
Get the new details on what could be Guillermo del Toro’s next project after the jump! Read More »
(This review is based upon a viewing of the film at Fantastic Fest 2015.)
Evolution is a deep swim in mysterious seas. This tale blends folklore and science fiction into a powerful hallucination of life where land and sea blur together, in which bodies are induced to behave in ways that are new and, in a Lovecraftian sense, possibly even obscene.
Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic, who previously directed Innocence and is a creative partner to spouse Gaspar Noe, keeps the final details of this story shrouded in shadow. She draws on the mysteries of the sea and the pains of growing up to synthesize her own powerful new fable. Read More »
This hasn’t been a terrible week for Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). A few days ago he had his newest picture, Crimson Peak, warmly received at Fantastic Fest, and, apparently, he’s currently hard at work on another film at the moment. Little is known about project, but we think we have an idea for what this del Toro indie might be. Read more about it after the jump.
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Earlier this summer, Gaspar Noé’s brought his controversial romance Love to Cannes as an out of competition entry, and since then it’s been making the rounds at Toronto and Athens. But soon this erotic, X-rated, 3D film will be coming to limited theaters, and the first Love trailer has just arrived to tease the arousing story.
The story follows Karl Glusman as Murphy, a young man who ends up on a journey trying to find his missing girlfriend, reflecting on the two years they spent together. The trailer after the jump doesn’t have any nudity, so it’s mostly safe for work, however, at the bottom of the page we’ve included some NSFW clips, so beware of scrolling too far down. Read More »