The Laundromat Review

It’s not exactly clear why there’s been such a boomlet in explanatory, often didactic, films about recent history. It can’t be merely a reaction to the anti-intellectualism of Trump because films like The Big Short predated his rise. Perhaps it’s a response to our information-saturated culture and a need to cut through the volume of digital noise. Whether it’s trusting the audience too much that they want to know how complex systems work, sensing that they might tune out unless it’s laid out clearly, or cynically doubting they won’t understand without a spoon-fed explanation, these films all share an urge to inform and not just entertain. It’s impossible to deny that Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, an instructive explainer on the Panama Papers leak of 2016, is a product of this moment in cinema.

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the laundromat trailer

Steven Soderbergh‘s Netflix partnership is proving quite fruitful for Hollywood’s fastest-working auteur, who assembles an A-list cast for his latest film, The Laundromat. Starring Meryl StreepGary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas (only one of whom is doing a weird accent), The Laundromat sees Soderbergh tackling The Panama Papers after his last Netflix film, High Flying Bird, took on the NBA. Watch The Laundromat trailer below.

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let them all talk

Steven Soderbergh‘s formerly secret movie has a home. HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, has picked up Let Them All Talk, a comedy starring Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan, Lucas Hedges, and more.

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let them all talk

After a brief hiatus, Steven Soderbergh is making up for lost time. Earlier this year he released High Flying Bird, a Netflix movie shot on iPhones. His next movie, The Laundromat, will play at TIFF and the Venice Film Festival next month. And now it looks like he’s shooting a secret project. That project is Let Them All Talk, which will star Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan. While the plot of the movie remains a mystery, we’re always up for more Soderbergh.

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perfect clip

What would it be like to live in a perfect world? Perhaps a little more horrifying than you would imagine, as seen in this exclusive Perfect clip. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Eddie Alcazar and produced by Steven SoderberghPerfect follows a boy who goes to a mysterious genetic-engineering clinic, only to discover the price of perfection will cost him his mind and soul. Watch our exclusive Perfect clip below.

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perfect trailer

Would horrors lie in store in a perfect world? It turns out, quite a few do in Perfect, the hypnotic sci-fi thriller set to debut worldwide on the film and music distribution portal app Breaker. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Eddie AlcazarPerfect is an ambitious outing for a former video game developer making his feature debut that notably has the blessing of executive producer Steven Soderbergh. Watch the Perfect trailer below.

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now apocalypse trailer

It turns out the end of the world is a lot trippier and sexier than we anticipated. But it’s not really the apocalypse as the new Starz series Now Apocalypse implies. It’s just the romantic trials and tribulations of the millennials at the center of the series created by Gregg Araki and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh that seem world-ending — and peppered with an odd amount of hallucinations and monsters. Watch the Now Apocalypse trailer below.

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High Flying Bird Trailer

Director Steven Soderbergh was “retired” once, but those days are long in the past. Now, he has a new working relationship at Netflix that is kicking off with his latest film, a sports drama that threatens to break the system that is professional basketball.

High Flying Bird follows sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) as he sets out on some kind of bold plan to take down the NBA as we know it and put control of the game back in the hands of those who play it. Watch the High Flying Bird trailer below. Read More »

Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched in 2018

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year.

Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it should come as no surprise that he watched the movie another three times leading up to its release. Viewing of his own work also included a cut of the sports drama High Flying Bird, which was surprising since he watched it less than a month after production started. Also included is The Laundromat towards the end of the year, Soderbergh’s movie about The Panama Papers.

As for the rest of what Steven Soderbergh watched, you can find out more below. Read More »

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the laundromat cast

This past summer, we heard Netflix might be interested in acquiring Steven Soderbergh‘s The Laundromat, the prolific filmmaker’s upcoming movie which tells the true story of the publication of the Panama Papers, the largest leak of corporate data in history. It turns out the streaming platform’s interest was real, because Netflix is now officially on board to finance and release the movie.

That’s not all: The Laundromat cast continues to grow, with David Schwimmer (Band of Brothers, Friends) joining veterans like Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, and Antonio Banderas. Find out who else is in talks to star below.
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