Last night, CBS viewers said hello to Clarice, a new network procedural that serves as a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Rebecca Breeds is the latest actress to embody Clarice Starling, the courageous FBI agent who faced off with two serial killers in one watershed 1991 thriller. One killer shall have to remain nameless. Clarice’s cousins, however, are numerous and known by plenty of other names. When Jodie Foster originated the role three decades ago, she inspired a whole generation of screen heroines. The Silence of the Lambs also ensured its own franchise’s longevity and informed a whole host of copycat thrillers. It was an unlikely prestige pic that still holds up as a work of master filmmaking.

Clarice’s premiere comes just in time for the movie’s thirtieth-anniversary date, which happens to fall on Valentine’s Day this weekend. Some cinephiles may be eating chocolate and watching romcoms this weekend, but others will be opening Chianti bottles to revisit the only horror film ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. Let’s hope someone at this morbid party brought fava beans and an eye for camera angles.

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A new Clarice trailer dropped during the Super Bowl over the weekend, and it’s a trailer that’s practically screaming, “HEY, REMEMBER SILENCE OF THE LAMBS?!” in all caps. The trailer has Rebecca Breeds as FBI Agent Clarice Starling recounting her traumatic childhood story of trying to save a lamb from slaughter, and even goes ahead and throws in a quick shot recreating the Silence of the Lambs poster, where a moth perches right on Clarice’s lips. Hell, even the font is the same font used for the Silence of the Lambs opening credits.

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The Silence of the Lambs now has a direct sequel – in TV show form. The upcoming CBS series Clarice hopes to be an immediate follow-up to Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning thriller, which means it will have absolutely nothing to do with Hannibal Lecter. As you’ll recall, Hannibal escapes at the end of Silence, and goes into hiding for years. On top of that, the rights to Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter books are a bit of a mess, which means the folks behind Clarice can’t even mention Lecter. Instead, the series will focus on how Agent Clarice Starling (played by Rebecca Breeds) goes about her law enforcement career in the aftermath of having taken down serial killer Buffalo Bill. Watch the Clarice trailer below.

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As another month bites the dust, it’s time to say goodbye to some titles on Netflix. So here are the best movies leaving Netflix in October 2020.

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Well, it’s almost June, and we’re all still stuck inside. The silver lining: that gives us more time to stream movies. And, as always, Netflix is adding some new titles for the upcoming month. These are best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2020.

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Star Wars Lightsaber Fight Concert

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see an incredibly choreographed lightsaber battle that unfolds during a Star Wars orchestra concert. Plus, watch a Silence of the Lambs video essay that dissects several scenes from the film to show the larger part they play in the narrative, and check out an interview with Goose the cat from Captain Marvel. Read More »

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite female badasses in the movies. We then opened the floor to our readers: who is your favorite kick-ass lady to appear in a film? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question, in honor of It Comes At Nightwhat is your favorite cinematic end of the world? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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The Silence of the Lambs romantic comedy trailer

The Silence of the Lambs is an unsettling thriller for a number of reasons. Not only is Buffalo Bill a horrifying psychopath, but perhaps more unnerving is the relationship that builds between FBI agent Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, one that feels like it’s on the verge of being uncomfortably erotic. But what if there was a way to make that element of the movie a little less creepy, perhaps even charming?

The folks at CineFix put together a trailer remix of The Silence of the Lambs that paints it as a harmless, mature romantic comedy. Surprisingly, it works rather well, even if Anthony Hopkins is still a bit of a creep when he talks to Jodie Foster.

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There has never been another television show quite like Hannibal, which redefined what a horror television show could look and feel like across three grand, glorious, and gory seasons. But even the show’s most ardent fans must have realized that the writing was on the wall when the third season went full arthouse Grand Guignol – you don’t venture down a rabbit hole that weird and twisted without scaring off the normals. The series died as it lived: brilliantly, in front of a tiny audience.

But series creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller still hasn’t given up on Hannibal quite yet and is still talking about a potential miniseries follow-up that would adapt The Silence of the Lambs.

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The Best Films and Shows Leaving Netflix in December 2015

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It’s time for our monthly tragedy. It’s time to take a deep breath and see what movies and television shows are departing Netflix in December, so we can throw together a must-watch-now list and try to see everything before it goes. The films leaving Netflix this month include a few bonafide cinematic classics, a vital superhero movie, two Jim Henson favorites, and two of the best horror movies ever made.

Read on for our recommendations for the shows and movies leaving Netflix that you need to watch right now.

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