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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.

CANNES – It was quite a Friday debut for Boon Jong-ho’s “Okja,” one of two Netflix titles that have been at a center of controversy over the fact neither  title will be released in French cinemas despite being selected for competition at the 70th Festival de Cannes  (the other being Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories”). As expected, much of the European media booed when the Netflix title card appeared before the film at its first press screening, but things didn’t die down when the film began.  Continue reading ‘Okja’s’ Tilda Swinton Says ‘We Didn’t Come Here For Prizes’ As Cannes Netflix Controversy Continues at The Playlist.

Cannes is officially underway (catch up on our coverage so far), and easily one of the most anticipated movies of the festival is the latest from Bong Joon Ho, the masterful Korean filmmaker behind “Memories Of Murder,” “The Host,” “Mother” and “Snowpiercer.” His second English-language movie has seen Bong escape the distribution issues that came with The Weinstein’s pick up of “Snowpiercer” (which remains unreleased in places in the UK, and was heavily delayed in the US amidst conflicts over the final cut) and take the Netflix dollar. Continue reading Watch The Spectacular Full Trailer For Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ With Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal at The Playlist.