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We Are Your Friends

0 Comments · Thursday, August 27, 2015
We Are Your Friends, from co-writer and director Max Joseph (of documentary feature 12 Years of DFA: Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic), taps Zac Efron to lead a collective in the San Fernando Valley with dreams of gaining fame and fortune on the grandest of scales.  

Z for Zachariah

0 Comments · Thursday, August 27, 2015
Director Craig Zobel (Compliance) and screenwriter Nissar Modi (Breaking at the Edge) transform Robert C. O’Brien’s post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale into an intimate story of cautious rebirth with a highly charged ménage á trois that everyone knows cannot maintain and bear meaningful fruit for humanity.  

No Escape

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Owen Wilson and Lake Bell topline co-writer and director John Erick Dowdle’s action-thriller about an American family settling into a new home overseas who must go on the run with their children when a coup attempt plunges the country into turmoil.  

Phoenix

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Based on Hubert Monteilhet’s novel Le Retour des cendres, Phoenix, from co-screenwriter and director Christian Petzold, tracks the tale of Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss).  

Unsullied

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By now we have become used to actors venturing behind the camera and even the occasional musician eager to pursue their crossover dreams, but Simeon Rice, the director of Unsullied, seeks to bulldoze his way from the football field.  

Hitman: Agent 47

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
For some reason, videogame adaptations have failed to achieve any degree of crossover success (multi-platforming across the screen and possibly into the literary sphere) that might have been expected.   

Jimmy's Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) continues to offer audiences his British socialist outsider narratives, this time delving into the Depression-Era return of Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) to his home in Ireland after a decade spent in exile in the United States.  

American Ultra

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
An Adventureland reunion breaks out in Project X director Nima Nourizadeh’s new movie about a stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who turns out to be a stone-cold licensed-to-kill government agent deemed to be off the reservation.   

The Prophet

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Kahlil Gibran’s seminal work gets reimagined as a documentary essay by Gary Tarn (Black Sun) that seeks to illustrate the themes of love, life and loss that The Prophet addressed through its powerful mix of prose and poetry-laced essays, with Thandie Newton providing narration.    

Sinister 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Death comes a-calling, and it seems intent on seducing the twin sons (Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan) of a mother (Shannyn Sossamon) who has moved her family to a remote rural house with a connection to a dark past.   

Gemma Bovery

0 Comments · Friday, August 14, 2015
One of the few missed opportunities for me from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from Anne Fontaine (the writer/director of Coco Before Chanel), Gemma Bovery dances along the demarcations that seek to define comedy, drama and romance.   

Straight Outta Compton

0 Comments · Friday, August 14, 2015
The movie gods could not have scripted a better scenario than the narrative behind F. Gary Gray’s new release.  

Dark Places

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Having written both the novel and the screenplay for David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn hands the reins over to Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), who writes and directs this take on Flynn’s novel about Libby Day (Sterling Jerins), a 7-year-old girl whose family is brutally murdered in their Kansas farmhouse.  

Fantastic Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Following the less-than-stellar box office results of Tim Story’s two previous attempts to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen, Chronicle director Josh Trank takes over with the assignment of injecting his dark and gritty sensibilities into the mix.   

The Gift

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Joel Edgerton has clawed his way up the ladder in Hollywood, moving on up from the foreign indie ranks (The Square and Animal Kingdom) to featured co-starring roles (Warrior opposite Tom Hardy) and spots in larger projects (Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby).