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4:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for romcom Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer

You're never too old for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That's seriously all this movie is. The same old MPDG song and dance; a grumpy man finds pseudo-salvation in the romance of a quirky, happy-go-lucky possibly mentally unstab...

Liz Rugg


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10:00 AM on 06.30.2014

Trailer for Life After Beth features the full DeHaan and zombie Aubrey Plaza

Life After Beth stars Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza as a couple whose love is tragically cut short when Beth (Plaza) dies in an accident. But the kicker is she didn't stay dead for long and is now a zombie that wants to eat p...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Watch: two new featurettes for Obvious Child are obviously adorable

Look guys, I'm not a huge rom-com kind of girl. They're usually too saccharine and unreal for me. Obvious Child, however, looks more my speed. Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child stars the adorable and...

Liz Rugg



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Review: The Fault in Our Stars
by Mike Cosimano

I did not enjoy John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The narration was precocious and cloying, the dialogue simply ridiculous, and any attempts at pathos were laughable; a novel collectively written by the people behind those wretched Upworthy headlines. I still have it, because it wasn't even worth the energy it would have taken to sell it back.

Thankfully, Josh Boone’s adaptation is not quite as horrible. It trades mountains of burning trash for some of the most color-by-numbers direction I’ve ever seen. In that sense, it’s a major improvement on the source material, but a polished turd nevertheless smells just as rotten.

[Editor's Note: Check the bottom of this review for a second opinion from a writer who did enjoy this film's source material.]

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Review: Frequencies
by Nick Valdez

I'll be honest here. When Frequencies was first pitched to me, I didn't know if it could work. It's being billed as a romance with a slight tinge of science fiction, and to be completely honest, those films usually don't turn out well. They tend to skew toward one genre more than the other and soon end up in an unwatchable grey area. Thankfully, Frequencies doesn't have those problems. It's neither a sci-fi film with romance nor a romance film with sci-fi elements. It carves its own wonderful path. 

Frequencies has come out of nowhere to become one of my favorite films of 2014. It's intelligent, subtle, quiet, intimate, and just a bit weird. Good weird. 

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8:00 PM on 04.16.2014

First trailer for 'If I Stay', starring ChloŽ Moretz

Author Gayle Forman's 2009 novel If I Stay is getting a film adaptation and everyone's favorite Chloë Moretz is taking on the starring role. Moretz plays Mia Hall, a teenage cello player who must decide between moving a...

Isabelle Magliari

2:00 PM on 04.10.2014

First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting

I Origins is a new Sci-Fi movie from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It follows the story of Ian Gray, (Michael Pitt) a scientist who meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with st...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood's distribution rights acquired, new poster debuts

Errol Flynn is an interesting character, almost the archetypical devil-may-care 1940's Hollywood playboy, whose life fell to tatters once his shinning celebrity star began to wane. The Last of Robin Hood is a biopic about Fly...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Trailer for 'Begin Again' Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo

John Carney, the critically acclaimed director of the music-movie Once, is at it again with his new song-filled film, Begin Again. Starring Keira Knightely and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again tells the story of Dan (Ruff...

Isabelle Magliari

7:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Trailer for romantic comedy Words and Pictures pits painting against language

Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen as Jack Marcus -- a disillusioned English teacher at a small private school who is just as frustrated by his classes' increasing apathy as he is with his own withering writing career. Juli...

Liz Rugg

9:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and he...

Liz Rugg





4:46 PM on 03.12.2014

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Hugh Sullivan and Hannah Marshall (The Infinite Man)

Coming out of the still ongoing SXSW film festival The Infinite Man was easily the biggest surprise. I expected very little and got a whole lot, including what's probably the best comedy of the festival. I was intrigued ...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Only Lovers Left Alive trailer: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as vampires

Only Lovers Left Alive features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as cultured vampire lovers, whose romance has lasted for centuries. They have evolved and become more civilized than the need to kill for blood, but retain a v...

Liz Rugg



SXSW Review: The Infinite Man photo
SXSW Review: The Infinite Man
by Matthew Razak

Usually the first movie you watch for a festival is a bit of a let down. You're super excited for the festival to kick off and you've hyped yourself up so much that almost nothing is going to stand up to your expectations of what that first movie is going to deliver. The Infinite Man is my first movie of SXSW and I went in not really expecting one of my faves of the festival so not meeting my already middling expectations would have been pretty bad.

What I came out with was a possible contender for one of the top spots at SXSW. (Hopefully after seeing the rest that the festival has to offer it's a close competition because I'd love for all the movies to be this enjoyable.)

[From March 7th - 16th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2014 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!]

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Isabelle's Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013 photo
Isabelle's Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013
by Isabelle Magliari

Romantic comedies are all well and good, but who doesn't love a movie that tears their heart out through their chest? Heartache is an integral part of romance, and 2013 provided movie-goers with a plethora of strange, sad, and beautiful relationships to emotionally bleed over.

These are my tentative romantic picks from films I have seen over the last 365 days. That is to say, I'm sure Blue is the Warmest Color would be present here if I had gotten a chance to see it. Everything is prone to change! Life is not a fixed path! Life is an inscrutable mystery! So, for now, take out those tissues, make yourself a drink, and resist the urge to call up that old flame from years gone by. Here are my Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013. 

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1:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Flix for Short: Somewhere

Somewhere is a short animated film by artist Nicolas Ménard. It follows the journey of a star-crossed, stranded astronaut and his love back on his home planet. The 2D animation style feels appropriately lush, and I ab...

Liz Rugg



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Review: About Time
by Matthew Razak

You probably haven't heard too much about About Time, and if you have you may have passed it off as another romantic comedy and simply forgotten about it. Hell, we've done a grand total of one post on the film and I'm not about to admit I didn't think of it again after writing it. It looked forgettable.

Having now seen the film I can tell you it is anything but that. It's not what your expecting and it's all the better for it. About Time is the answer to a cynical Hollywood. A relentlessly hopeful film about love, family and, oddly, time travel from the great Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Knotting Hill). In a holiday season shoved full of disingenuous award grabs About Time is the perfect sort of film to remind you to have fun at the theater. 

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NYFF Review: Gloria photo
NYFF Review: Gloria
by Hubert Vigilla

Of all the things to latch onto first in Sebastián Lelio's Gloria, it was the dancing. Not because it was great, mind you, but because its quality changes over the course of the film. The movie opens in a single's club for older people. It's ageist, but lots of middle-aged people look funny when they dance. There's a lost grace about them. The camera glides over the rickety jamboree to our heroine, played by Paulina García. She's on the prowl for a fling.

Later, after Gloria has found someone, we're back in the club and dancing again. There's something livelier about the way the older actors and extras move. I don't know if it was intentional, but it's as if young passions have relaxed the rheumatic joints, and everyone dances with surprising elan.

For me, Gloria was all about that shift in perception: the ability to find grace in age and for Lelio and García to bestow this grace on its characters.

[For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the 2013 New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year. Flixist will provide you with reviews, video, news, and features on some of the best films on the festival circuit. To check out all of our coverage of NYFF51, click here.]

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NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive photo
NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive
by Hubert Vigilla

On its surface, a vampire film is the last thing I'd expect out of Jim Jarmusch. Then again, the same can be said about a hitman movie (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Limits of Control) and a western (Dead Man). And sure enough, there's still something very Jarmusch about Only Lovers Left Alive. Our two main characters, the vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), feel like immortal versions of Jarmusch creations -- clever, literary, worldly, and also world-weary. Very world weary.

They're also too cool like many Jarmusch characters. They've cultivated their taste beyond criticism and their wardrobes beyond a fixed era; their hair looks part feral and part post-punk scenester. They've got the shades, the gloves, the air of been-there-done-that -- twice.

At one point, a supporting character calls Adam and Eve total snobs.

Yeah, maybe they are, but you would be too if you've watched the steady decline of the world like they have.

[For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the 2013 New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year. Flixist will provide you with reviews, video, news, and features on some of the best films on the festival circuit. To check out all of our coverage of NYFF51, click here.]

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3:00 PM on 09.19.2013

Trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color is quiet and lovely

Blue is the Warmest Color is a French romantic drama directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, and it's been making quite an impression on the indie and film festival crowds. The film follows a young girl named Adele, played by Ad&eg...

Liz Rugg



NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation
by Nathan Hardisty

Lost in Translation might be one of the oddest Western romance films ever made. It contains no sex scenes between the main two lovers, there's a giant age gap, there's minimal kissing and the relationship develops not through montages but through conversations. This isn't to slam the likes of 500 Days but Lost in Translation makes a special case for love and it makes a much more unique case when it comes to the role of linguistics and the barriers of language.

In this week's Weekly Analysis I'll be taking a look at emotion and truth, language and love and trying to find what is truly lost in translation. This is a film that has a lot more to say on the modern relationship and cultural barriers, but for now I'd rather isolate the analysis down to the language barriers and their emotional impact on the two main characters.

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4:00 PM on 08.16.2013

First trailer for How I Live Now, starring Soairse Ronan

How I Live Now is an upcoming adaptation of a book of the same name. The story's about Daisy (Soairse Ronan, who's so hot in the teen book world right now) who's sent to England to live with her relatives. She falls in love ...

Nick Valdez