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In the last 10 years, Kathryn Bigelow has set a gold standard for us to judge her work by. Sure, her latest, “Detroit,” might not have deserved to belong next to landmarks such as “The Hurt Locker,” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” but taken on its own merits, …

Rooney Mara fights off amorous admirers in the first trailer for the upcoming period drama, “The Secret Scripture.” Loosely based on Sebastian Barry’s 2008 novel of the same name, the film co-stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Theo James, and Eric Bana, and follows an elderly woman, committed to a mental hospital, reflecting on her life during the turbulent times of the 1930s and 1940s. Continue reading ‘Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Is A Murder Suspect at The Playlist.

With both “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have perfected stories about career-driven, obsessive protagonists who, after finding themselves out of their field or completing their decade-long task, are left with nothing but the feeling of “now what?” That same feeling permeates “Detroit,” albeit in a much different — and sadder — way. Continue reading Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ Is An Uneven, But Powerful Docudrama [Review] at The Playlist.

Will Kathryn Bigelow once again find herself in the Oscar conversation following “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty“? That’s the big question surrounding “Detroit,” which is forgoing any big festival premieres or key fall season release dates, to land right in the middle of summer. But the bow makes sense, giving the explosive true story at its core. With an ensemble that includes (deep breath) John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie, Bigelow’s film tells the story of civil unrest that lit Detroit like a fuse. Continue reading New Trailer For Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ Tells An Explosive True Story at The Playlist.

I don’t think it’s spoiling anything to say that Sharlto Copley is the best part of Ben Wheatley‘s “Free Fire.” The only character in the film who seems to have no clue how a gunfight is supposed to work – in one scene in the film, he leads an increasingly anxious line of inquiry about how long it’ll take someone to bleed out – Copley’s character gives the South African actor a chance to dial his normally restrained screen presence (kidding) all the way to eleven. Continue reading Sharlto Copley Battles Infection In This Exclusive NSFW ‘Free Fire’ Clip at The Playlist.

If there has been a theme so far to the Donald Trump presidency, it’s been resistance. And it makes the timing right for “HHhH,” which details a WWII operation with the goal of taking down a ruthless Nazi leader. Starring Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska, based on the novel by Laurent Binet, and directed by Cédric Jimenez, the film will tell the true story of the plot to assassinate Head of the SS, Reinhard Heydrich. Continue reading First Trailer For ‘HHhH’ Starring Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor & Mia Wasikowska at The Playlist.

Kathryn Bigelow has spent the latter part of her career making films that vibrate with the pulse of the nation. “The Hurt Locker” zeroed in on the fallout from the Iraq War, “Zero Dark Thirty” brought audiences inside the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and now her latest film “Detroit,” about racial conflict in the city in the late ’60s, is strikingly relevant. An absolutely staggering cast including John Boyega, John Krasinski, Jason Mitchell, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Joseph David-Jones, Algee Smith, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Hannah Murray, Jeremy Strong, Chris Chalk, Austin Hébert, Ephraim Sykes, Laz Alonso, Nathan Davis Jr., Malcolm David Kelley, Peyton Alex Smith and Leon Thomas III, make up the crime drama that’s set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. Continue reading ‘Detroit’ Burns In First Trailer For Kathryn Bigelow’s New Film at The Playlist.

Sometimes, all the talent in the world can’t make a picture work, and while “The Secret Scripture” had a great ensemble, and an acclaimed director, it failed to make much of a ripple when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall. Indeed, the movie is still without a U.S. distributor, but the first trailer has landed nonetheless, providing a taste of what audiences can expect. Based on the novel by Sebastian Barry, directed by Jim Sheridan (“My Left Foot,” “In America“), and starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Theo James, and Eric Bana, the film finds an elderly woman, committed to a mental hospital, reflecting on her life during the turbulent times of the 1930s and 1940s. Continue reading Rooney Mara Gets Institutionalized In First Trailer For Jim Sheridan’s ‘The Secret Scripture’ at The Playlist.