the house that jack built director's cut

Lars von Trier returned to Cannes this year after being banned from the festival for 7 years, and immediately infuriated everyone. The film von Trier brought with him, the serial killer drama The House That Jack Built, was derided as needlessly cruel, overly violent, and downright terrible. And now the general public will have a chance to see it! Not only that, but von Trier’s House that Jack Built director’s cut will head to theaters for one night only, before an R-rated cut rolls out a month later.

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Wildlife Trailer

With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, we’re starting to get a better glimpse of some of the movies playing the festival. Several of them have already made the rounds on the festival circuit as far back as Sundance in January but are now ramping up their marketing campaign as awards season lingers around the corner. That’s where Paul Dano‘s directorial debut comes into play.

Wildlife is an adaptation of Richard Ford’s acclaimed novel of the same name, and it finds Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan as a couple on the outs in 1960s Montana as a forest fire rages in the mountains not too far away. It’s up to their son Joe (Ed Oxenbould of The Visit) to become the man of the house and try to keep his family together, even as all seems hopeless. Watch the new Wildlife trailer below. Read More »

our house review

Anthony Scott BurnsOur House is a surprisingly conventional departure from his ultra-haunting Holidays segment “Father’s Day.” As a ghost story? It’s still plenty successful at weighing the heft of post-tragedy grief. But as Burns’ follow-up to a short that builds mystifying dread with a fraction of the production capabilities? This remake of Matt Osterman’s 2010 Ghost from the Machine is vastly more linear than one might assume.

Maybe that’s because Burns didn’t write his own screenplay (credit Nathan Parker). Maybe it’s feature-length debut pressures (doubt it). Don’t read this as “Anthony Scott Burns punts his first directorial opportunity.” One just has to ponder how a filmmaker who’s proven himself creatively unshackled ends up channeling formulaic expectations (while still sticking the landing).

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our house clip

In the Spring of 2016, writer/director Anthony Scott Burns became an overnight genre sensation thanks to the Tribeca premiere and subsequent release of horror anthology Holidays. His “Father’s Day” segment pulsated with atmosphere and it wasn’t long before fans were demanding Burns be offered his feature-length due – which, given how it’s July of 2018, didn’t take all that long.

Hot off its Fantasia Film Festival premiere comes Our House, Mr. Burns’ remake of Matt Osterman’s Ghost From The Machine (part of Fantasia’s 2010 programming). It’s a ghost story about loss, grief and tampering with portals to afterlife dimensions in a very family haunter kind of tone (screenplay by Nathan Parker). We’ll have a full review for you here shortly on /Film – and by we, I mean yours truly – but in the meantime, the people at IFC Midnight have been nice enough to gift y’all a tasty little tease with this exclusive clip.

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Our House trailer

Science fiction and horror collide once again in Our House, a new “sci-fi skin-crawler” that tells the story of a brother and sister who, in an attempt to harness wireless electricity, accidentally unlock a doorway to the afterlife and bring their parents back from the dead. Unfortunately, the spirits that occupy their home aren’t exactly happy about the family reunion – they’re shadowy figures with smoky tendrils for fingers, and things seem to get spookier from there. Read More »

the devil's doorway trailer

Fans of found footage horror take note: The Devil’s Doorway looks pretty darn spooky. This fright flick finds two priests in Northern Ireland doing battle with demonic possession, bleeding statues and all sorts of loaded Catholic imagery. Watch The Devil’s Doorway trailer below.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Need something to stream? What a coincidence! I have a whole list of streaming titles below! Good think you clicked on this link. Below you’ll find titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. There’s the political thriller All The President’s Men, the game-changing The Matrix, Steven Spielberg’s misunderstood A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,  Peter Jackson’s very long King Kong remake, the surprisingly funny and sexy Sleeping With Other People, and more. Drama, horror, rom-coms, true stories – you want it, you’ve got it.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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wildlife trailer

Actor Paul Dano makes his directorial debut with Wildlife, a new drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. The film is an adaptation of the Richard Ford novel of the same name. Watch the Wildlife trailer below.

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the house that jack built trailer

Lars von Trier has a new movie on the horizon, and if you’re familiar with his work, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the movie looks predictably unhinged. The House That Jack Built is a new thriller from the Antichrist director, starring Matt Dillon as an artistic serial killer. Watch the new House That Jack Built trailer below.

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Paul Rudd tries his hand at drama in The Catcher Was a Spy trailer. Based on a true story, the film finds Rudd playing Moe Berg, a professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

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