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.
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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 »
America’s obsession with true crime stories continues today, but the genre may have peaked back in 2015 with The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the HBO limited series that made headlines because of the show’s extraordinary ending. I won’t spoil it (yet), but suffice it to say that the final seconds contain one of the most astounding moments in television history.
Now there’s a new development in the case: the prosecution have asked the judge handling Durst’s case to allow them to use the DVD commentary track for a movie called All Good Things as evidence. Read the latest about the Robert Durst trial below.
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Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda is a favorite at the film festival circuit — his tender, delicate odes to humanities have won twice at the Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades across the world. Now Shoplifters, his latest Palme d’Or winner is heading for a Stateside release, and possibly, the best Foreign Language category at the Oscars. See the first Shoplifters trailer below.
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Marrowbone follows a family who has escaped from an abusive father in Britain to the safe harbor of a small cottage in America known as the old Marrowbone house. After tragedy befalls the mother, the four children (George McKay, Mia Goth, Charlie Heaton and Mattthew Stagg) must fend for themselves while not letting anyone else in the vicinity know about their family’s loss. But as the Marrowbone trailer shows, the family has another more pressing concern as the kids learn they’re not the only ones living in the old house. Read More »
“There are no good guys in this story.”
Remember that as you watch the trailer for The China Hustle, a new documentary from the producers of the eye-opening Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Focusing on what is being called “the biggest heist you’ve never heard of,” the documentary takes an in-depth look at the fraudulent practices being employed by businesses in China, tricking investors into throwing their money at companies who aren’t making nearly as much money as their falsified records would have you believe. Read More »