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2017 might be done with us, but we’re not exactly done with it. In traditional Playlist form, it’s never quite clear if the world has moved on from the last year during the early days of January, but regardless, we seem to exhaust all possibilities exa…

Love can be all-consuming, but sometimes it can make you blind to danger that’s hiding in plain view. That’s the harrowing lesson facing Teresa Palmer in Australian director Cate Shortland‘s nail-biting new thriller, “Berlin Syndrome.” READ MORE: 10 Films To See In May Max Riemelt co-stars in this adaptation of Melanie Joosten‘s novel about a young woman traveling in Germany who falls for a local. Continue reading Exclusive: No One Can Hear Teresa Palmer In Clip From Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ at The Playlist.

Summer is here. Or, more truthfully in the movie world, Summer has been here for a while, no? I mean, come on, there’s already been a new “Fast & Furious” movie, another Disney live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” a new movie in the “X-Men” universe and another take on “King Kong.” It does seem as though Summer movie season comes earlier every year, but that’s probably a good thing overall as the studios need to look elsewhere for release dates to give their potential blockbusters a fighting chance. Continue reading 10 Films To See In May at The Playlist.

We’re less than a month away from the summer movie season, although you would likely think otherwise if you’ve been to a theater near you lately. With hot titles like “Logan,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Power Rangers,” “Life,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and, err, “CHIPS” all playing in cinemas near you, it can be hard to differentiate between the sizzling summer selections and the ones that now play at seemingly any point in time of the year, no matter the season. Continue reading 2017 Summer Movie Preview: Blockbusters And Beyond at The Playlist.

Love becomes a prison in “Berlin Syndrome,” the new film from Cate Shortland (“Somersault,” “Lore“) that unwinds a slow-burn thriller about romantic obsession that runs deadly. READ MORE: Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Starring Teresa Palmer Is An Unbearably Intense, Slow Burn Thriller [Sundance Review] Teresa Palmer leads the film as an Australian journalist in Germany who strikes up a relationship with a charming young man. Continue reading Teresa Palmer Fights For Freedom In New Trailer For Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ at The Playlist.

The intensity of new love can often make you blind to the trouble signs, and that’s where things kick off in “Berlin Syndrome,” the new film from the always fascinating filmmaker Cate Shortland (“Somersault,” “Lore“). Based on the book by Melanie Joosten, and starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, the story follows a young woman who travels to Berlin and falls in love, only to discover the relationship has taken a sinister edge. Continue reading Teresa Palmer Is Trapped In New Trailer For Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ at The Playlist.

Berlin Syndrome” is a different kind of serial killer thriller: one that slows the predator/prey process down, in order to focus on the clinical and psychological details. Imagine a version of “The Silence of the Lambs” that’s entirely about Buffalo Bill and Catherine Martin, the woman he traps in his pit. More importantly, imagine if the post-‘Lambs’ wave of movies about murderous madmen cared more about the would-be victims than their tormentors. Continue reading Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Starring Teresa Palmer Is An Unbearably Intense, Slow Burn Thriller [Sundance Review] at The Playlist.

Would you look at that, it’s nearly the middle of January which means that a fateful, foreboding and potentially life-altering day draws near: the opening of the Sundance Film Festival! Running from January 19th to 29th, the slate for this year’s festival is as crammed as ever, from high-profile, starry ensemble dramas to under-the-radar debuts to documentary, experimental and avant garde titles, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy (especially if it tends toward “bittersweet indie rite-of-passage dramedies” because, this being Sundance, there’ll definitely be a few of those.) As soon as Sundance ends, we’ll be into Berlin, followed by SXSW and then ramping up to Cannes, which is followed by Karlovy Vary then Venice, Telluride, Toronto, NYFF (assuming these cities are all still standing), the fall 2017 awards season, the 2018 Oscars, marriage, kids, retirement, golf, death. Continue reading The 30 Most Exciting Films In The Sundance 2017 Lineup at The Playlist.

It’s a good time of year to be a movie lover, not only because the best Hollywood has to offer is hitting cinemas, but January will bring with a whole new batch of films to obsess over. The conversation on what’s next will begin at the Sundance Film Festival, and one movie we have our eye on is “Berlin Syndrome.” The latest from Cate Shortland (“Lore,” “Somersault“), is based on the book by Melanie Joosten, stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, and follows a young woman whose German vacation takes a dark turn. Continue reading Sundance Clips: Teresa Palmer Takes A Trip In Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ at The Playlist.