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One of the most gloriously unhinged, and in my opinion, wildly entertaining performances of the year belongs to Jake Gyllenhaal‘s turn in “Okja.” Playing a wildly unhinged animal lover and television celebrity, Gyllenhaal’s Johnny Wilcox is like watching Steve Irwin after he’s consumed a couple six-packs of Red Bull. Squeaky voiced and bug eyed, there is nothing small about the performance, and it has proven somewhat divisive. Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Reactions To ‘Ojka’ Performance: “Some People Just Think It’s Genuinely Bad” at The Playlist.

The events of April 15, 2013 are forever caught in the memories of Bostonians. It was a day of terror and horror, but it also saw the city come together, hope rise from awful circumstances, and people like Jeff Bauman become an everyday hero. And the upcoming “Stronger” will tell his story. Directed by David Gordon Green, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the movie shares Bauman’s story, a man who was waiting at the finish line for his ex-girlfriend, when the bomb went off, leading to the loss of both his legs. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Stronger’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Stays Boston Strong at The Playlist.

If you’re asking yourself how many movies about the Boston Marathon bombing we need, the answer is (currently): two. Earlier this year we got Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg‘s muscular take with “Patriots Day,” and this fall, we’ll have another viewpoint from the team of David Gordon Green and Jake Gyllenhaal with “Stronger.” The film will tell the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs at the finish line of the race when the bomb went off, but played a key role in identify the culprits behind the attack. Continue reading First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at The Playlist.

Though he notched his first credited screenplay back in 1992 for the forgotten sci-fi flick “Freejack,” it would take over two decades for Dan Gilroy to finally get behind the camera and make his directorial debut. And he didn’t waste the opportunity. His searing satire/black comedy “Nightcrawler” is a knockout, earned Gilroy an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and gave Jake Gyllenhaal one of the best roles of his career. Continue reading ‘Nightcrawler’ Team Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal & Rene Russo Reunite For New Film at The Playlist.

As Bong Joon-Ho‘s “Okja” gears up to hit Netflix, the debate around the company’s impact on theatrical releases and cinema chains refusing to book their movies if they’re going day-and-date on the streaming service continues to unfold. Even in the director’s native South Korea, cinemas are gearing up to block the movie, but Bong Joon-Ho believes this is short sighted thinking. “I fully understand the multiplexes asking for a minimum three-week hold back,” the filmmaker said about the demands being made by cinema owners. Continue reading Believe In ‘Okja’ In New Trailer For Bong Joon-Ho’s Netflix Movie at The Playlist.

In case it hasn’t been readily apparent, for the past few years, Jake Gyllehaal has been following good material, no matter where it comes from. “Nightcrawler,” “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Life” (yep, it’s better than you think) — whether it’s at a major studio or a small indie, he’ll be there, and that goes for streaming services too. Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal Goes To WWII As ‘The Lost Airman’ at The Playlist.

The South Korean filmmakers are where it’s at and they’ve been leading the wave for international cinema for quite some time, often doing a tonal balancing act of humor, drama, horror, weirdness and more. At the top of the list arguably in Bong Joon Ho, the director behind, “The Host,” “Mother,” “Snowpiercer and his latest, “Okja.” And it sounds like another loopy, strange piece of world cinema. Continue reading Get Drunk, Rebellious & Shabby With Awesome New ‘Okja’ Character Posters at The Playlist.

The pantheon of crushingly lovable cinematic creatures needs to clear a very large alcove, and lay on a good supply of fresh persimmons, for Bong Joon Ho‘s Okja, the eponymous, enormous, hippo-like “superpig” whose covalent bond with her human best friend could pulverize the hardest of hearts. This is the visionary, genre-bending Korean director’s most broadly accessible film ever, not just because it’s largely in English, and not just because its so full of fun and mischief and adventure. Continue reading Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ Is A Gorgeous, Galumphing Big-Screen Triumph [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.