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Given *gestures at the shitshow of America in the last 11 months*, it’s perhaps not surprising that the last time white people went truly bugnuts crazy, in the early 1990s, has been capturing the imagination of filmmakers recently. “Oklahoma City,” about the worst domestic terrorism incident in American history, is one of the best documentaries we’ve seen this year, Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany starred in a miniseries about the Unabomber, and Jaume Collet-Serra is planning a movie about the Waco siege. Continue reading First Trailer For Miniseries ‘Waco’ Starring Michael Shannon & Taylor Kitsch at The Playlist.

There are few better than writer/director Armando Iannucci when it comes to portraying the poison personalities, ruthless double dealing, and heights of absurdity in the political halls of power. So far, he’s sharpened his knives and cut up The White House and 10 Downing Street with “Veep,” “The Thick Of It,” and “In The Loop.” But at a time when The West Wing is more than ably creating scenarios that are the stuff of comic writers’ dreams, it’s the perfect opportunity for Iannucci to take on a different era and moment in history, and he does just that with “The Death Of Stalin.” However, who would’ve thought a movie about the death of an unpredictable dictator would be just as timely as ever? Continue reading Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death Of Stalin’ Is A Timely, Hilarious, Bleak Satire [Review] at The Playlist.

If you feel that your Peak TV viewing has been a little too safe, a new season of “Black Mirror” is on the way to break your brain. Charlie Brooker‘s anthology show has become increasingly popular, largely thanks to Netflix becoming the new home for the show, and bigger and bigger stars are joining in on the bleak, futuristic fun. Season four will be no different, offering up a new batch of twisted stories, but the difference this time around, is that there will be even more familiar faces in front of the camera, and some big names behind the camera too. Continue reading ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer: The Future Is Cracked at The Playlist.

When Armando Iannucci (“In the Loop,” “The Thick of It”) got cameras rolling on “The Death Of Stalin,” he likely couldn’t have imagined it would be arriving in world where D—– T—- was in the White House. It will likely add some extra spice to his upcoming comedy, which brings together all star cast. Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor all feature in the adaption of the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, that takes a comedic look at Stalin’s last days, exploring the chaos of the regime after his death in 1953 following 30 years of iron-fisted rule over the Soviet Union. Continue reading ‘The Death Of Stalin’ Trailer: Armando Iannucci Takes On The Dictator With Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, More at The Playlist.

While prestigious films make their debut at Cannes, in the basement of the Palais, the marketplace is where new projects are being announced and shopped around. It’s hard to keep to keep up with all of them, but here are some of the latest highlights: While it’s not the six-film action pantomimes franchise we were hoping for, you do want to see a movie about the world’s greatest mime, right? Well, Jesse Eisenberg will play the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau in the film, “Resistance,” centering on the artist’s involvement in the resistance in the WWII. Continue reading Jesse Eisenberg, Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Brownstein, Sandra Bullock & More Line Up New Projects at The Playlist.

While prestigious films make their debut at Cannes, in the basement of the Palais, the marketplace is where new projects are being announced and shopped around. It’s hard to keep to keep up with all of them, but here are some of the latest highlights: While it’s not the six-film action pantomimes franchise we were hoping for, you do want to see a movie about the world’s greatest mime, right? Well, Jesse Eisenberg will play the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau in the film, “Resistance,” centering on the artist’s involvement in the resistance in the WWII. Continue reading Jesse Eisenberg, Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Brownstein, Sandra Bullock & More Line Up New Projects at The Playlist.

Fresh off her recent Oscar win, Emma Stone is starring in another possible Oscar contender, “Battle of the Sexes” alongside Steve Carell, with the trailer just dropping today. The Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed film follows the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The official synopsis is below: The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Continue reading It’s Game On For Emma Stone & Steve Carell In First Trailer For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ at The Playlist.

From its opening titles, a seeming riff on a James Bond credits sequence in which naked, overweight-to-obese ladies dance in slow motion wearing nothing but majorette-style accessories while glitter flies through the air and Abel Korzeniowski‘s shamelessly romance-and-intrigue-based score swirls and swoops deliriously, Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals” is a feast for the eyes and a fun-size Mars Bar for the brain. It’s also highly enjoyable, when it’s not trying to be serious and make heavy points about the interrelation of art and life. Continue reading Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Is A Feast For The Eyes And A Fun-Size Mars Bar For The Brain [Review] at The Playlist.

On the whole, the British comedy movie hasn’t been in the best state lately. The nation that produced Ealing films, Monty Python and “Withnail & I” is mostly down to putting out various ropey TV spin-offs (“The Inbetweeners,” “David Brent: Life On The Road,” “Absolutely Fabulous” et al), and seemingly endless number of films where Maggie Smith or a similar national treasure is withering to somebody. Continue reading ‘Mindhorn’ Starring Julian Barratt, Essie Davis & Steve Coogan Is A Cult Comedy In The Making [BFI London Film Fest Review] at The Playlist.