midsommar featurette

While Midsommar and Hereditary are very different, and not directly connected, Ari Aster – the filmmaker responsible for both horror films – says there’s definitely a thematic connection at work. In fact, Aster goes as far as calling Midsommar a “companion piece” to Hereditary. Watch Aster explain the connection in a new Midsommar featurette below.

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killer dress movie

Talk about a killer fashion sense: here’s a film about a dress that will literally slay anyone who wears it.

The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian Sound Studio director Peter Strickland is back with In Fabric, a giallo-inspired throwback about a woman who’s lured into a department store sale and comes out with a murderous item of clothing. Check out the delightfully bonkers trailer below.
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The Souvenir review

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival. The Souvenir is in theaters today.)

Almost all narrative films follow the same structure. A clear beginning, middle and end. A main storyline involving main characters. A problem or situation that must be worked out or resolved. There are very few deviations of this format, for two distinct reasons. One is that we’re accustomed to it – it’s all we’ve ever known. The other is that it works – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

So when a movie comes along that bucks the trend, shrugs off the norm, and unfolds in a different way, it can be quite jarring. Such is the case with Joanna Hogg’s transcendent The Souvenir. Hogg ignores a traditional narrative approach for a series of vignettes that make up a bigger picture. It works wonderfully – if you stick with it. But you need to prepare yourself for the long-haul.

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the irishman cgi

The Irishman is Martin Scorsese‘s reunion with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. It’s also his return to the crime movie genre. But despite all these familiar elements, the upcoming Netflix film is going to be unlike anything Scorsese has ever made before. Because unlike the filmmaker’s previous films, The Irishman is employing extensive CGI in order to de-age the cast. The story spans decades, and rather than cast younger actors for earlier scenes, Scorsese is using special effects to give De Niro and company a youthful appearance. We’ve yet to see any footage of The Irishman, and it sounds like there’s a good reason for that: Scorsese is obsessing over getting it right.

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midsommar trailer new

Hereditary director Ari Aster has yet another horror extravaganza in store for us with Midsommar. The movie reunites Aster with A24, and brings audiences a brightly-lit nightmare set during a creepy festival in a remote Swedish village. As you can probably guess, the festivities won’t be enjoyed by all. Watch the Midsommar trailer below.

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the farewell trailer

One of the best films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is arriving in theaters this summer. Lulu Wang‘s The Farewell is an honest, endearing, emotional dramadey featuring Awkwafina proving she can do a lot more than just comedy. The actress delivers a wonderful, and mostly dramatic, performance in this story of a Chinese-American returning to China to be close to her dying grandmother. But there’s a twist: the grandmother is unaware of her own diagnosis. Watch The Farewell trailer below.

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the lighthouse first look

Robert Eggers, director of The Witch, is back with another historical horror tale – The Lighthouse. The black and white film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers in the 1890s, and is set to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Ahead of its debut, you can check out The Lighthouse first look below, which features Dafoe and Pattinson looking appropriately old timey and beardy.

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Jennifer Lawrence A24 Film Story

Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t played the lead in a movie since the trashy spy thriller Red Sparrow, but she’s ready to return to a starring role with a new A24 movie. Word of the project surfaced last week, but specifics were unknown at the time. Now, the first plot details have surfaced, revealing that the Jennifer Lawrence A24 film story focuses on a soldier struggling to adapt to life back home. In addition to that, Brian Tyree Henry is being sought to play the male lead opposite Lawrence.

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skin trailer

Based on the true story of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner, Skin stars Jamie Bell as a skinhead who turns FBI informant against his white supremacist group. Set to be released by A24, Skin dramatizes the story of removing Widner’s removal of his tattoos and breaking out of his white-power group that was the subject in the 2011 documentary Erasing Hate. Watch the Skin trailer below.

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Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in 19 movies since her breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, and Dark Phoenix, her 20th film in 9 years, comes out in under two months. But if it feels like you haven’t seen much of Lawrence lately, it’s because she took a well-deserved break from acting and hasn’t spent much time on a movie set since 2017.

But a new report says she’s ending her hiatus with a mysterious new independent film from distributor A24, the company responsible for films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, and more. Learn what we know about this new Jennifer Lawrence secret movie below.
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