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August 5, 2017

The essential key to a thought-provoking, illuminating story is its script. It is the one factor that gets a production going. But how does the script intend to treat the information that is being relayed to the audience? What is the relationship that is being made from screen to cup-holder, auditorium seat? READ MORE: Interview: Alex Garland Reflects On His Career, ‘Sunshine,’ ’28 Days Later,’ Sequels, Subjectivity & More Lessons Form The Screenplay deconstructs the relay of information in Alex Garland’s thriller “Ex Machina.” The video essay breaks down Garland’s formula by revealing important aspects of the film that revolve around storytelling and plot progression. Continue reading The Control Of Information In ‘Ex Machina’ at The Playlist.

A beautiful, hand-drawn poster, in black and white no less, has been released for Todd Haynes‘ upcoming follow up to the beloved “Carol,” an adaptation of Brian Selznick‘s “Wonderstruck.” READ MORE: The Essentials: Todd Haynes’ Best Films Haynes is a filmmaker that I have grown to love over the years. His filmography has masterful works, (“Safe,” “Far From Heaven,” “I’m Not There“) but watching his latest at Cannes, “Wonderstruck,” felt like an endurance test for me. Continue reading New Hand-Drawn Poster for Todd Haynes’ Upcoming ‘Wonderstruck’ at The Playlist.

We’re still a couple months out from Halloween, but the folks at Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line want to get the scares started early by expanding The Conjuring cinematic universe. Annabelle revealed more of the story behind a possessed doll that was first introduced in The Conjuring in 2013, …

Almost as long as there have been movies, there have movies about tough guys, but no one brought more poetry and style to the genre than director Jean-Pierre Melville and star Alain Delon in “Le Samourai.” Now fifty years old, “Le Samourai” is a touchstone for many directors and its descendants form almost a genre unto themselves. For those looking for an introduction or a quick refresher on the film’s charms, Philip Brubaker at Fandor has made a video essay for just that. Continue reading Killing With White Gloves: The Style of ‘Le Samourai’ at The Playlist.

This year NBC is bringing back the fan favorite sitcom Will & Grace for a new season, and they’re so happy with the proceedings that they’ve already ordered a second season of more episodes. But that might just be the first of several revivals the network brings to the table. …

With just three screenplays under his belt, former “Sons of Anarchy” actor, Taylor Sheridan has built up quite the cinematic voice in these last three years. It all started with Denis Villeneuve‘s “Sicario,” which relied heavily on atmosphere, its landscape-lush wide screen shots, and gloomy themes to give us an insider look into the FBI’s futile fight against the Mexican drug cartel. Continue reading Taylor Sheridan Might Reteam With Jeremy Renner Again For Doc Holiday Series at The Playlist.

Isabelle Huppert stars as the title character and her prim alter ego in ‘Mrs. Hyde,’ a wacky reimagination of the Stevenson novel, directed by Serge Bozon. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming home to Digital HD on August 8th, followed by Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd. That means fans will soon be able to watch the cosmic sequel over and over again, digging for more easter eggs reference the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One …

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little …