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 »
When You, based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, premiered on Lifetime back in 2018, the drama about romantic obsession turned sinister, barely made an impression before the network unceremoniously canceled it. But then it got dropped on Netflix, where it became an overnight sensation. Now Penn Badgley returns as Joe Goldberg in season 2 of You, with a new identity and a new hunting ground — and presumably new victims to add to his body count. Watch the You season 2 trailer below.
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In any other whistleblower drama, Tim Robbins‘ Tom Terp would be a villain. The supervising partner to Mark Ruffalo‘s corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott in Todd Haynes legal drama Dark Waters (opening wide this weekend), Terp is initially skeptical about Bilott’s budding crusade against the big chemical corporation DuPont. Understandably so: One of the biggest clients for the firm where they both work, Taft Law, is DuPont. Both Terp and Bilott are close buds with DuPont’s in-house corporate counsel Phil Donnelly (Victor Garber).
But as the film heads into its eye-opening reveal of DuPont’s history of chemical cover-ups, Dark Waters pulls the rug from under our expectations of Ruffalo, Robbins, and even Garber’s characters.
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M. Night Shyamalan was on the verge of an exciting new comeback after the 2015 sleeper hit The Visit and the well-received surprise Unbreakable sequel Split. But then came this year’s Glass, the highly anticipated third film in Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy that was met with scorching reviews from critics. But while Shyamalan’s creative comeback is in a potentially fragile state, the director is already planning his next three films. And they’re going to be “weird and dark.”
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It’s very rare that we cover short films on /Film these days, but when one as impressive as Skywatch comes along, we’re happy to make an exception. The sci-fi thriller short is the brainchild of independent filmmaker Colin Levy, who left his job at Pixar Animation Studios to finish his short about two teen hackers who poke their noses where they shouldn’t, hoping to chase his dream of expanding the concept into a feature-length movie.
His Kickstarter-funded short film debuted online today, and it’s one of the best shorts I’ve seen in years. Check it out below, and read on for our interview with Levy about crafting its stunning visual effects, locking down an A-list actor for a cameo, and more. Read More »
How would the world react if a modern-day Jesus figure emerged in the era of social media? That’s the basic gist of Messiah, a new Netflix series that stars Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye) as a CIA officer investigating the rise of a controversial figure (Mehdi Dehbi) who may be scamming thousands into following him – or he may be the real deal. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
When talking about a mid-sized crime thriller set in New York City, “contained” isn’t the right word to describe it. But when talking to producers Joe and Anthony Russo, contained is the right word in comparison to their other recent work. The directors saw 21 Bridges as both a breather from their massive Marvel movies and a callback to the gritty New York crime stories they grew up watching with their dad. The thriller, which was directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), reunites them with Chadwick Boseman.
21 Bridges is the first major project from the Russo Brothers since the record-smashing success they had with Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. Since then, they’ve finished filming Cherry, and continue developing projects as producers. Now that they’re billed as “the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame,” they want to support other creatives the best way they can, as Steven Soderbergh once did for them.
It’s a story they told us in a recent career-spanning interview about New York crime stories, life and moviemaking after Marvel, and their unique career paths.
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Michael B. Jordan has upheld the legacy of Apollo Creed and taken on the king of Wakanda, and now he’ll dive into the world of Tom Clancy in Without Remorse, an adaptation of the book of the same name that focuses on one of the author’s recurring characters. The first Without Remorse teaser trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t really feature much footage, it does promise an intriguing mystery set in the heart of the military. Watch below. Read More »
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Hollywood doesn’t pump-out many non-franchise action-thrillers these days, so perhaps we should be thankful for 21 Bridges. And perhaps that this movie hails from producers The Russo Brothers, a duo responsible for so many blockbuster franchise movies, is a good sign. But lordy, does the end result have to be so lifeless?
21 Bridges is a yawn-inducing long night’s journey into day, where a supposedly hotshot detective doesn’t pick up on big twists we spot a mile away, and where characters fire off dialogue that’s supposed to be weighty but comes out clunky. You get the sense that 21 Bridges wants to be a throwback to old school police action-thrillers, but you’d be better off avoiding this and renting one of those old school flicks instead.
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