A Prophet Remake

Do you remember the French thriller A Prophet in 2009? The critically acclaimed movie was nominated for numerous awards, and won a couple international equivalents of Best Picture. It follows a delinquent young Muslim man in prison who gets caught up in a mob war between two different factions among the prisoners. Now, over 10 years later, the film is being remade at Paramount Pictures under the title American Son, and Russell Crowe has been set to star. Read More »

Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we revisit some childhood trauma, put things where they don’t belong, stick it to the man, get in the middle of a gang war in London, and see if we got anything new in our box at the local comic book store.

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