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Review: Beanpole

Whether or not Beanpole (Russia's submission to these past Academy Awards) is a quiet triumph is something of an enigma to me still days after seeing it. Beanpole is a film that I think has so many threads, both literal and figurative, that...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Altered Carbon's second season gets a proper trailer

Continuing the far-future shenanigans of one Takeshi Kovacs, Netflix has released the full trailer for season two of Altered Carbon, giving us a more in-depth look at the sci-fi series starring Anthony Mackie.

 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Best Score

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading u...

 
 
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2019 Golden Cages: Best Supporting Actor

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading u...

 
 
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Sam Raimi might be directing the Doctor Strange sequel

There was some concern when the news broke earlier this year that Scott Derrickson, director of the first Doctor Strange film, was parting with upcoming sequel. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was said to lean heavily into horro...

 
 
 
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What you need to know about the 2020 Documentary Oscar Shorts

'Tis the season--to be awarded! With the 2020 Academy Awards coming this Sunday (I realized this two nights ago and could have sworn they were, like, several weeks from now) it's time to make yourself acquainted with the nominees, big and t...

 
 
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Altered Carbon's second season gets a sleek new trailer

Following the announcement of its return at the end of the month, Netflix has released a new look at season two of Altered Carbon, the cyberpunk-tinged romp based on Richard K Morgan's novel of the same name, and the subsequent interg...

 
 
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Castlevania will return to the crypt this March

In a short but sweet Tweet, Netflix has announced the return of Adi Shankar and company's Castlevania series, now set for its third season to premiere on March 5, 2020. That's just over a month away! The Tweet was accompanied by a snazzy ne...

 
 
 
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Review: Gretel & Hansel

You can come at the idea of a horror film from so many angles, but the way it boils down for a lot of people can be surmised as "does it creep or does it pounce?" Are we slowly submitted to a dreadful atmosphere, haunted from the corners of...

 
 
 
 
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Live action One Piece series underway at Netflix

Pirates are awesome. Pirates are so. Cool. They're like cowboys! But on the high seas! They also curse more, and instead of whiskey they drink rum! I'm a constant proponent for more pirate movies, TV shows, video games--anything. In a ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Turning

There's something to be said for an honest-to-goodness genre movie, one that doesn't flinch from its roots and executes its tropes efficiently, if familiarly. The Turning, adapting Henry James' classic horror story The Turn of the Screw, fa...

 
 
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Captain Marvel 2 is officially a go

Of little surprise but worthy notation is news that a follow-up to Captain Marvel is currently in its early stages of pre-production, with Marvel Studios bringing new talent aboard the project for the Skrull-sluggin' sequel.

 
 
 
 
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Flix for Short: What Did Jack Do?

In continuing a career as eclectic and unpredictable as David Lynch's, the American auteur has seen fit to release a short film to stream on Netflix, dropping with little fanfare yesterday on Lynch's 74th birthday. What Did Jack Do? is stre...

 
 
 
 
 
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No Time to Die's theme will be performed by Billie Eilish

Following in the grand tradition of Bond theme songs tapping into hot and current musical acts, it's been confirmed that the theme for No Time to Die will be performed by Billie Eilish, the wunderkind act who's already carved a massive name...

 
 
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New Black Widow trailer sure has action

Marvel Studios have unveiled another trailer for Black Widow, the overdue solo feature for everyone's favorite Soviet Avenger. With Scarlett Johansson returning to her iconic character, the new trailer features scenes from the first look w...

 
 
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Clarice is CBS' sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs

Though it received a feature follow-up in the form of Ridley Scott's Hannibal in 2001, Jonathan Demme's positively-iconic thriller The Silence of the Lambs will be getting a small-screen sequel in Clarice, a new series coming to CBS. 

 
 
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Review: Underwater

When I first caught a trailer for Underwater, the Kristen Stewart-led creature-feature set amidst the murky depths of the Mariana Trench, I made the out-loud joke to my friends and fellow theater-goers "Is that really the title?" I got a la...

 
 
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Fargo looks far from home in its Season Four trailer

Who'd have thought a series "reinterpretation" of the Coen Brothers' 1996 Oscar winner Fargo would have such legs? Now in its fourth season, show runner Noah Hawley is taking his quasi-anthology series out of its titular locale, hopping a ...

 
 
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Parasite is getting an HBO series adaptation

People looove Parasite. They love it! Bong Joon-ho's Hitchcockian class parable by way of high-wire thriller has been a tremendous hit since it premiered at Cannes, netting top prize there. Just this past week it won big at the Golden Globe...

 
 
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Alex Garland's Devs looks to give us a menacing Nick Offerman

It might not be the most obvious opinion, but I consider Alex Garland a househould name. Giving us one of the best films of 2015 with Ex Machina and then the best film of 2018 with his Jeff VanderMeer adaptation Annihilation, Garland has p...

 
 
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Hans Zimmer will be taking over the score for No Time to Die

In a post-production shift of duties, it's been revealed that acclaimed and prolific composer Hans Zimmer will be stepping in to score the latest Bond film, No Time to Die, replacing Dan Romer as composer for the upcoming spy spectacle.

 
 
 
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Christian Bale might be joining the MCU

Chalk this one up as a big, Bat-Signaled "maybe," but sources are reporting that Christian Bale is potentially in talks for a role in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

 
 
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Rian Johnson is carving up a Knives Out sequel

Coming as both a shock and a no-brainer, Knives Out writer and director Rian Johnson has confirmed that he has plans for his murder mystery universe beyond this year's film, possibly centering around a certain Southern super-sleuth.

 
 
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The New Mutants movie is still real; release date reconfirmed

The ballad of The New Mutants is a sad song, one of ups and downs, but more than anything else confusion. Following delays and a shift of ownership after Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets, things have been murky&...

 
 


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