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Fede Alvarez to direct 'The Shining set in the White House'

Here's some slender news to let your imagination run wild with: Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind the phenomenal Evil Dead remake and Don't Breath plans to direct a film that we no nothing about, except for one very tantalizing logline. Th...

 
 
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Review: Official Secrets

The real-life Katherine Gun represents one of the rare figures in modern political history who has the courage to say something when everyone else remains silent. Set in 2003, the story of Official Secrets revolves around how she leaked...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Saturday Fiction

World War II and its surrounding years have seen all sorts of filmic representation on the big screen, from blood-and-guts, boots-on-the-ground soldiering to the devastation of Nazi genocide. The most traumatic event in 20th century Western...

 
 
 
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America will Purge for a fifth time summer 2020

The Purge has been a strange franchise as it just keeps on trucking, and yet I don't know anyone who's all that into it. The political-themed horror series landed its fourth entry last year with a prequel and even debuted a TV series. It's ...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Georgetown

I’ve been sitting on this review all week because I didn’t really know how to approach it. Georgetown was one of my most anticipated movies of the Tribeca Film Festival, but even after seeing it over a week ago, I still don't kn...

 
 
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The one with Sian's best films of 2018

Undoubtedly there have been a whole host of brilliant films in 2018 - and several completely terrible ones which I wish I could scratch out of my memory forever yet continue to haunt my dreams. I'm looking at you, Wonder Wheel (more li...

 
 
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See Hunter Killer for free in DC

Gerard Butler has found himself in a hot spot again, after saving the world from climate change he's got a new job on board a submarine that uncovers a secret Russian coup that could send the world tumbling into World War III in Lionsgate's...

 
 
 
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First trailer for Rosewater, directed by Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart, most known as the guy who got stabbed in the eye in The Faculty and the guy weird bangs in Death to Smoochy (also for hosting The Daily Show, I guess), is ready to showcase his directorial debut, Rosewater, based on Maziar Bah...

 
 
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Review: The Fifth Estate

Much of the ad campaign for The Fifth Estate, the movie about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, has touted the question of whether or not Assange is a free speech hero or a terrorist who put lives at risk. It's a really interesting debate and o...

 
 
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Trailer: White House Down

Here's the first trailer for the latest White House destroying film White House Down (not to be confused with other White House destroying media such as Olympus Has Fallen, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Independence Day, First Kid, Superman II, F...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actress

Much like this year's Best Actress Oscar nominations, our Flixist Award nominees ranged from girls about 9 years old to women about 90 years old. Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild was a lot of people's front runner, ...

 
 
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Trailer: Olympus Has Fallen

It looks like Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is doing he's best Die Hard impression with his upcoming  political action flick Olympus Has Fallen. Coincidently, my girlfriend has been watching a ton of West Wing lately, so I could o...

 
 
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Trailer: Zero Dark Thirty

If you told me that someone was making a movie about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, I would say something like "Booooring, of course someone is, and they'll probably butcher it." But if you told me that someone was making a movie abo...

 
 
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CIFF Review: The Exam

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...

 
 
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Review: Argo

In 1979, as the Iranian Revolution was reaching its peak, the American Embassy in Tehran was overrun by revolutionaries and its occupants were taken hostage, a situation that had come to a head as the result of several factors, including bu...

 
 
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Trailer: Broken City

Corruption, intrigue, action, bad hair, a trailer that give away most of the movie and all the best lines. These are things that you should expect when watching the trailer for Broken City a movie about a city that is broken. More spe...

 
 
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Review: The Double

Here we have a spy thriller movie called The Double. Scratch that; let's just call it a spy movie. Why? Well, spoiler warning: there's a double agent in the movie. I know, right? A double agent in a movie called The Double? This shocking re...

 
 
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Review: The Ides of March

The Ides of March tells us what we already know about politics: it's a dirty business, it’s not the best thing for the soul, and it’s no place for the naïve or innocent. These sorts of truths are self-evident, perhaps even ...

 
 




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Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 

Midway"戦争はつまらない"

 

Primal"Cage v. Jaguar"

 

Official Secrets"For your eyes only"

 

Doctor Sleep"Not The Shining"

 

Red Letter Day"'You were going to kill my daughter... live on the internet!?'"

 

Terminator: Dark Fate"We're fated to get more sequels"

 

Inside Game"A different kind of whistleblower"

 

Marla"IUDEAD on arrival"

 

The Lighthouse"A twisted tale of American horror"

 

Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"