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Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon financed at Apple

It's been known for awhile that Martin Scorsese was looking to follow up his titanic mob tragedy The Irishman with another true-to-life American parable, adapting David Grann's 2017 novel Killers of the Flower Moon. Though Paramount lo...

 
 
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Luca Guadagnino will direct a remake of Scarface

In a bit of supergroup-level news, Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will continue his streak of reimagining classic films, following Suspiria, with a "reboot" of the rags-to-blood-stained-riches tale of Scarface.

 
 
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Review: Capone

There's a point near the end of Josh Trank's Capone where a young FBI agent pleads with his superior to okay an interview with the aging, senile Chicago mobster of the film's namesake. The senior agent dismisses Capone (Tom Hardy)...

 
 
 
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Daft Punk set to score Dario Argento's next film

In a torrent of incredibly exciting news, Italian filmmaking legend and giallo horror master Dario Argento has revealed new details surrounding his next film--titled Black Glasses--including a collaboration with Daft Punk, who are set to pr...

 
 
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Delayed crime-comedy The Lovebirds is Netflix-bound

Like so many other films of this year, mistaken-identity rom-com The Lovebirds was pulled from its original release date (April 3rd) following the closure of movie theaters amidst the COVD-19 pandemic. At the time, distributor Paramount Pic...

 
 
 
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Classic noir thriller The Night of the Hunter is being remade

In a continuing tradition of remaking and reworking classic film properties, Universal Studios is currently in the process of remaking The Night of the Hunter, the stone-cold 1955 classic thriller in which Robert Mitchum starred as a leerin...

 
 
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Review: Why Don't You Just Die!

So many films across the gamut of grindhouse wannabes focus all their energy on pulpy dialogue, frantic editing, and western pastiche. They throw every editing convention and digital trick they have at trying to evoke the feeling of a Taran...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake is the kind of movie you’re probably going to know you’ll enjoy before we even see the first shot. Titles playing over black, a prominent, sleek score crashes in. Then, when we catch our first glimpse of Diao...

 
 
 
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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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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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Review: Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is so many things, all at the same time. On its surface one can appreciate the breakneck pacing and the terrific ramblings of Adam Sandler's performance; the pulsing score and the breathtaking dynamism of its camerawork. Dig a li...

 
 
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Review: Queen & Slim

Early on in Queen & Slim, after our inciting event of police brutality sets our titular duo on the run, a character greets the pair with the line "weell, if it isn't the black Bonnie and Clyde." The analogy is an easy one to draw, both ...

 
 
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Review: 21 Bridges

With today's biggest movies often taking us to distant galaxies or featuring superhuman brawls, it doesn't seem often that we get big budget, glossy films about... regular people. Where's the tense thriller about plumbers rushing around in ...

 
 
 
 
 
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El Camino reminded me why I love Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad aired its final episode on September 29, 2013. Walter White's ascension (or was it a descent?) from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to ruthless criminal has cemented itself as a staple of contemporary pop culture, a teachable p...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Joker

I made an offhand remark to my brother before we went in to our screening of Joker comparing Batman and his arch-nemesis to contemporary facets of pop culture equivalent to great historical works like Homer's Odyssey, or works of Shakespear...

 
 
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Review: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Ever since the completion of Breaking Bad, there's been a persistent rumor that a follow-up movie was in the works. I'm a purist, I don't see the need to return to a well once it has been perfectly tapped. After a nearly perfect run of five...

 
 
 
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Review: Lucky Day

Following the emergence of Quentin Tarantino in the early '90s, audiences the world-round were at least tantalized by the fan-to-filmmaker's cocktail of pop culturally-savvy criminals and explosive violence. The Tarantino brand would evolve...

 
 
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NYFF Review: The Whistlers

For as copious and dime-a-dozen film noir crime stories were at a time, and how prolific their influence has remained over the decades, there's always the odd film that comes along that puts its own little spin on the formula. The tropes ar...

 
 
 
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The Gentleman trailer has Guy Ritchie going back to his roots

Guy Ritchie has been away from the gangster movie for far too long. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is the film that put Ritchie on the map. He followed it up with the excellent Snatch. These fast-talking gangster comedies set the bar...

 
 
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NYFF Review: The Irishman

The Irishman feels like it could be Martin Scorsese’s final film. It won’t be—he’s already working with Leonardo Di Caprio on Killers of the Flower Moon—and yet if you told me this was his last movie, I’d...

 
 
 
 
 
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MoviePass data breached, up to 161 million records exposed

MoviePass is a company that wields its shovel proudly. Not content to merely dig its grave six feet, eight feet, or even 12 feet under, the embattled service is looking to excavate enough dirt that it can rest curled within the warm womb of...

 
 
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Review: The Kitchen

The Kitchen, with its small budget, big names stars, and comic book roots, is the kind of August movie that sounds like it could turn into a sleeper classic. It's got the the low-budget but high-quality feel to it that always seems to lead ...

 
 
 
 
 




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Blood Quantum"Blood, gore, zombies... social commentary"

 

Capone"The Fonz freaks out"

 

Tribeca Asia"Boring me to death"

 

Tribeca Banksy Most Wanted"The real invisible man"

 

Tribeca 12 Hour Shift"A real night shift from hell"

 

Tribeca Ainu Mosir"Kuma killer"

 

The Willoughbys"Of mustaches and murder"

 

Extraction"It's all we got"

 

The Midnight Gospel"Duuuuuuuuuuuude"

 

Agent Toby Barks"That's the ticket"

 

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close"A look behind the comedy curtain"

 

Trolls World Tour"Sing it again, Sam... but not as good"

 

Tigertail"A stroll down memory lane"

 

Butt Boy"Solid"

 

We Summon the Darkness"Attack of the evil church girls"

 

Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 
 
 
 
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