Rodney Ascher‘s (Room 237) new documentary asks: what if we’re all living in a simulation? It’s a creepy thought, and A Glitch in the Matrix explores it in detail. The documentary, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the subject of simulation theory, a long-held theory that reality is not what it seems. Watch the A Glitch in the Matrix trailer below.
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Rodney Ascher is still best known as the filmmaker behind the enthralling 2012 documentary Room 237, a deep dive into several unconventional readings of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining that ended up being a movie about obsession. He’s directed a few other projects since then, but now he’s back to explore that same topic from a different perspective with A Glitch in the Matrix, a film which delves into the long-held theory that we’re all living in a simulation. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Magnolia Pictures has acquired A Glitch in the Matrix, the newest documentary from Rodney Ascher, who made the acclaimed film Room 237 which presented fascinating deep-dive analyses of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. This new film, which will premiere at next month’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the notion that we are all trapped in a simulation and our concept of reality is not what it seems. Check out the first trailer below. Read More »
Even though it may not be the best time to head back to movie theaters, Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures are paying tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by re-releasing two movies about the inspiring, fiery woman’s life back into theaters.
On the Basis of Sex, the 2018 drama starring Felicity Jones as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg making her way through law school and taking on a groundbreaking case, and RBG, a documentary about the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court and her emergence as a pop culture icon, are both coming back to theaters starting this weekend. Read More »
Just as Saoirse Ronan so emphatically says in Little Women, “Women!” And in honor of women and the best female-centric documentaries in their library, Magnolia Pictures is hosting a giveaway of digital download codes with /Film. If you would like a free digital download code to films like RBG, the ultra-cool deep dive into Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life; or Iris, Albert Maysles’ tribute to eclectic interior designer Iris Apfel; or Kusama: Infinity, about game-changing Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama; and more, enter /Film’s contest.
Read on to get details on how to win.
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Little Shop of Horrors gave us a man-eating venus fly trap, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes delivered exactly what the title promised, and The Happening had trees that made people want to kill themselves. Now, director Jessica Hausner is giving us a new deadly plant to fear in a haunting thriller called Little Joe. We’ve got an exclusive clip that ominously introduces us to the little red bud that slowly starts to wreak havoc on a young woman’s life and son. Watch the Little Joe clip below. Read More »
Keep this strange, beautiful red flower at an ideal temperature, feed it properly, speak to it regularly, and the genetically engineered “happy plant” will boost its owner’s mood. There’s no “no feeding it after midnight” rule, but something does go wrong in the care of the plant at the center of Jessica Hausner‘s eerie sci-fi film that plays like Gremlins meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Little Joe follows a plant breeder whose new creation, which she dubs “Little Joe,” is supposed to enhance people’s moods. But nature has a different purpose in mind in the sci-fi thriller that premiered at Cannes earlier this year. Watch the Little Joe trailer below.
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(Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this week and it’s too big and too immersive to be contained in a single review. Our extensive coverage will be collected here.)
Like any theme park land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland features a variety of food for you to enjoy, all of it themed as if it came from a galaxy far, far away. We had food we loved, food we liked, food that barely missed the mark, and yes, food that we didn’t even finish because…yuck.
When you visit Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, here’s what you should eat and drink. And what you should avoid.
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Survivalist thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Body at Brighton Rock promises to deliver something a little more horror-tinged in this independent feature film that made a debut at SXSW. Watch the first Body at Brighton Rock trailer below.
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Those who worship at the throne of Satan are deemed evil by a majority of the population. But what if their ideas aren’t any less radical than those who practice Christianity or other God-worshiping religions? The new documentary Hail Satan? shines a light on those who identify with the frequently persecuted religion known as Satanism and are treated like outcasts. And you might not view them in the same light when it’s all over. Watch the Hail Satan trailer below to see for yourself. Read More »