Ari Aster‘s indie horror film Hereditary is being hailed as one of the scariest movies in recent memory. Aster blends family drama with crushing dread, creating a memorable, horrifying journey. Now that the film is out and most people have had a chance to see it, let’s talk about the terrifying Hereditary ending.
Major spoilers follow.
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On the June 8, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents an interview with Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette, the star of Ari Aster‘s terrifying new horror film, Hereditary.
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Toni Collette was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in The Sixth Sense, and now she’s back in the horror genre with Hereditary, a film so scary it makes The Sixth Sense feel like an episode of Sesame Street. Hereditary is deeply disturbing, an unnerving, visceral piece of filmmaking that will freak you out and leave you profoundly shaken by the time it ends. Collette delivers an absolutely unreal performance in the film, playing a matriarch whose family becomes haunted when her character’s mother dies. She’s physical and raw and wounded and grieving and furious – it’s arguably the best work of her entire career.
You can read our full review of the film here, but I recently sat down with Collette at the film’s press junket in Beverly Hills to talk about whether this script intimidated her, what it was like working with first-time director Ari Aster, the scariest thing about this film for her, and more. Enjoy our full Toni Collette Hereditary interview below. Read More »
Ready to start your day off with something creepy? Then behold this new Hereditary trailer, showcasing the latest tale of terror from A24. Be warned, though: this trailer is guaranteed to make you uneasy.
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Hearts Beat Loud already has a reputation as a feel-good crowd pleaser thanks to its run on the festival circuit, and here’s the first official trailer to prove all that praise is warranted. Nick Offerman plays a single father who talks his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) into starting a band. Watch the Hearts Beat Loud trailer below.
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It’s been a long time since the original Bourne trilogy, and terrorism thrillers – even last year’s continuation of that franchise, Jason Bourne – don’t have quite the same appeal that they used to. I don’t know if it’s because we’re too far from the events of September 11, 2001, or if these movies can sometimes feel too fresh because we’re sadly never far enough from the latest devastating attack somewhere in the world, but a low-level B-movie about preventing a terrorist attack doesn’t feel like the norm anymore. And it feels especially weird when when a movie like that, in this case a film called Unlocked, is directed by an acclaimed documentary filmmaker like Michael Apted (the Up series).
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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Angie Han
The Yellow Birds is guaranteed to attract a certain amount of attention simply because it’s Alden Ehrenreich‘s last major role before Han Solo, and Star Wars fans will be gratified to see that Lucasfilm’s faith in him is not misplaced. He puts in an unforgettable lead performance as Bartle, a young soldier who’s deployed to war and comes back a haunted man, for reasons he’s unwilling or unable to articulate.
But The Yellow Birds is far more than an acting showcase for Ehrenreich’s talents, and would deserve to be seen no matter what big franchises its stars were doing next. It’s a war drama that’s far less interested in the heroism of battle than its cost, as told through the story of a single soldier and those in his immediate orbit. Read More »
Over 14 years after the release of the original xXx, is Xander Cage a character audiences remain interested in? We’ll soon find out when Vin Diesel returns to the role next month in the D.J. Caruso-directed sequel, which co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Toni Collette, and Donnie Yen. So far we’ve seen Cage pull off plenty of wonderfully ridiculous feats in the trailers for the film, and the newest xXx: Return of Xander Cage clip gets, as fans probably hope for, ridiculous real fast.
Below, watch the xXx Return of Xander Cage clip.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
“Kick some ass, get the girl, try to look dope while you’re doing it.” That’s the advice Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) gives spy / extreme sports enthusiast (Vin Diesel) in the new trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and it’s really the appeal of this entire movie in a nutshell. Sometimes, you just want to watch a movie about a guy who kicks some ass, gets the girl, and tries to look dope while he’s doing it. Whether he succeeds at looking dope, of course, is the question, and that’s up for you to judge. Watch the xXx 3 trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
You’ve gotta hand it to Daniel Radcliffe. While he’ll probably always best be known for playing the Boy Who Lived, he’s made some really interesting and eclectic choices post-Harry Potter. You can currently see him playing a tech whiz in Now You See Me 2 and a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man, and next we’ll see him as a fake white supremacist in Imperium.
Based on a true story, Imperium stars Radcliffe as an idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a radical right-wing terrorist group. It’s a darker, grittier role than we’ve seen Radcliffe tackle in the past, and it requires him to bust out his American accent. Is he up for the challenge? Find out with the Imperium trailer below. Read More »