Parasite seems to have opened the floodgates for genre movies that tackle class disparity (at least, those that will be picked up by NEON), and the Mexican dystopian drama New Order takes the baton and runs with it. NEON has released a brutal and vicious trailer for Michel Franco’s dystopian drama, which follows a rich wedding party interrupted by a violent social upheaval. Watch the New Order trailer below.
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Oscar season is always a mixed bag for movie lovers. For many, it’s a chance to heap praise and awards on the best films of last year, but for most others, it’s an exclusive horse race for which they’ve only seen a few of the contenders. Arthouse movies are just that — films for the arthouse, frequently only seen at film festivals or during limited theatrical releases, and often not available for the wider audience to see until long after the Oscar ceremony is over. But NEON is making all six of their Oscar shortlisted titles available to anyone with an account on the movie review website Letterboxd.
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Maybe it’s because many of our traditional activities are still verboten due to the pandemic, but there’s a bit of a heightened thrill in seeing two movie characters engage in a forbidden romance right now. God’s Own Country director Francis Lee was able to entice two of the film industry’s best working actresses – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan – to explore a sweepingly romantic love story in Ammonite, his lesbian romance drama set in the 1840s. The film is now available to watch both at home and in theaters, and to mark the occasion, distributor Neon has released a brand new trailer that you can check out below.
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Filmmaker Ben Wheatley has been taking a little bit of heat lately for his recent directing choices, whether it was his slightly underwhelming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca or tackling Warner Bros.’ giant shark sequel The Meg 2. But for those who wistfully yearn for the days in which Wheatley was making small scale genre movies, here’s some good news: the director has just wrapped production on In the Earth, a new horror film that’s heading to theaters next year. Get the details below. Read More »
When the coronavirus pandemic ramped up back in March, it became clear that 2020 would have a giant asterisk next to it when we look back on this bizarre period in history. As a movie year, it’s been…well, “unconventional” doesn’t seem accurate enough to do it justice. But while tons of big films have shifted out of this year and left giant gaps in our typical entertainment diet, many of those gaps were filled by smaller movies which were released directly to streaming services.
Example: The Painter and the Thief, an utterly transfixing documentary which debuted at Sundance and premiered on Hulu in May. Now that surprising true story about a painter who interviews a thief who stole her work is getting a narrative remake from Neon, the same distribution company that released the original documentary.
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Amy Seimetz is probably best known as an actress, having appearing in things like Pet Semetary, Alien: Covenant, Stranger Things, and Upstream Color. But she’s also a writer, producer, and director who has credits behind the camera on TV shows like Atlanta and The Girlfriend Experience. Now she’s back in the director’s chair for a movie called She Dies Tomorrow, a stylish-looking indie thriller about a young woman who is convinced that she’s going to die the next day, and who begins to pass that paranoia about death to her friends and family. Read More »
How do you make a biographical drama about Shirley Jackson, one of the most renowned American horror writers of the past century? You cast Elisabeth Moss to do her best woman-on-the-edge performance yet, and turn the biopic into a horror movie. Shirley has received raves since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and genre fans eagerly anticipated its theatrical release. Sadly, because of the coronavirus pandemic, that theatrical release never came to be. But, as the newest Shirley trailer advertises, the film is now available to watch on digital platforms everywhere.
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Palm Springs, the delightful time-loop romantic comedy produced by The Lonely Island, was acquired for more money than any other film in Sundance Film Festival history after it premiered at the festival earlier this year. The movie, which stars Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Cristin Milioti (Fargo, Black Mirror), and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), finally has an official release date and a summer-friendly poster to go along with it. Read More »
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I know time has essentially ceased to matter in the quarantine era, but for those of you who still appreciate marking things like anniversaries, Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite is coming up on the one year anniversary of its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Neon, the up-and-coming distributor which helped guide the movie to its historic award season run, has released a video celebrating “a year of cinema” and tracking the movie’s incredible journey from Palm d’Or winner to the Oscar afterparty. Read More »
Director Matt Wolf‘s documentary Spaceship Earth, which focuses on eight people who lived inside a self-engineered biosphere in the early 1990s, was picked up by Neon and the distributor will be releasing it online in about two and a half weeks – but this release won’t be quite like any other you’ve experienced before. In addition to drive-ins and quarantine-friendly pop-up locations, you’ll be able to watch Spaceship Earth on websites of businesses that have previously had nothing to do with film exhibition, like museums, bookstores, and even restaurants. Get the details below. Read More »