Camp X-Ray

Here’s a new trailer for Camp X-Ray, in which Kristen Stewart plays a young woman whose military career puts her in an unexpected position, working as a guard at Guantanamo Bay. Peter Sattler makes his feature debut writing and directing the film, and this Camp X-Ray trailer makes the film out to be a stark and severe vision of working life at that detention center. (The importance of that phrase “detention center,” not “prison,” is made clear in the trailer, if you weren’t already familiar with the distinction.) Camp X-Ray was the name of one specific detention area in Gitmo. It is now closed, but take a trip back to the early days of the war on terror with the film.   Read More »

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Camp X-Ray

Kristen Stewart‘s breakthrough movie Twilight was as big and mainstream as movies get, but she hasn’t been afraid to tackle smaller and more serious fare as well. Her latest release is Camp X-Ray, a Sundance drama about our ongoing War on Terror.

Directed by Peter Sattler, Camp X-Ray follows Stewart’s Amy Cole, a young soldier serving as a guard in Guantanamo Bay. Though the rules at the prison are black and white, her developing friendship with detainee Ali (Peyman Moaadi) makes her realize that reality is much less so. Watch the first Camp X-Ray trailer after the jump.

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Rudderless

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival starts today, and with the opening of theater doors, hundreds of brand new movies will be revealed to the world. Some we’ve already heard of and are excited for — The Raid 2 and Life Itself come to mind — but the majority of them are wholly unknown. They’re films most audiences don’t yet know anything about, with massive stars, from famous directors, or featuring exciting premises..

Below I’ve pulled the titles of 25 2014 Sundance Films you may not have heard of yet, but sound absolutely amazing for one reason for another. Read More »

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