Well, this is good news for fans of movies where people get kicked in the face. It looks like JeeJa Yanin and the criminally underappreciated Dan Chupong are teaming up for for a badass martial arts action extravaganza called Red Cargo. Feel free to get excited.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Punks in the woods battling for survival against a vengeful park ranger? These are things that I like quite a bit. They also happen to be the building blocks of Jenn Wexler’s upcoming horror film, The Ranger. It debuted at SXSW over the weekend, and now there’s a great new trailer so the rest of us can get in on the fun.
Right now, if you put Tessa Thompson or Lakeith Stanfield in your movie, I’ll watch it, whatever it is. Both actors are on one hell of a roll at the moment, and I can’t wait to get my eyes on Sorry to Bother You. The satiric indie sci-fi comedy has been a 2018 festival darling already, and this new trailer gives a few hints as to why.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
This year, the main reason I was bummed to miss Sundance was I missed the bonkers-sounding, Nic Cage-starring madness that is Mandy. It’s one of those movies that, after it premiered, it kept sounding crazier and crazier, and more and more perfect every time. Now there’s good news, as it’s been picked up for distribution and we’ll be able to mainline it into our eyeballs this summer.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
When an actor dies in sudden, tragic fashion, often their death overshadows their final performance. Anton Yelchin passed away in 2016, just 14 days after filming wrapped on Thoroughbreds. A sharp, clever, emotionally affecting thriller, it fits nicely in the niche of off-kilter indie fare he carved out for himself. It watches like a companion piece to Tragedy Girls, a kind of modern riff on Heathers, funny and biting and earnest.
Monday, March 5, 2018
If you pay attention to movies at all, you probably noticed the Academy Awards happened last night. Love them, hate them, shrug at them, here are the winners.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Red Sparrow exists in a strange middle place that doesn’t serve the adaptation of retired CIA officer Jason Matthews’ best-selling spy novel particularly well. It’s not tense or intriguing enough to stand with the best recent espionage thrillers, like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Nor is it pulpy and trashy enough to be fun and provide an illicit charge. It’s fine, if way overlong, but it’s just kind of occupies space.