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Genre film studios have been having a turbulent time of late; Warner Bros. and DC Films seems to be all over the map, what with another Joker film in the works and the very real, daunting possibility that Ben Affleck is leaving the Batman role (he will, it’s just a matter of when). Yet, things are starting to look equally dire over at Lucasfilm, the gatekeepers of the expanding “Star Wars” films. Continue reading 12 Filmmakers Who Could Direct ‘Star War: Episode IX’ at The Playlist.

This has been a hallmark year for Nicole Kidman. Not only did she make a splash on TV with HBO‘s critically acclaimed series “Big Little Lies,” but she also took Cannes by storm with three films playing on their slate this year: Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of A Sacred Deer,” Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled,” and John Cameron Mitchell‘s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Not to mention that Jane Campion also debuted seven episodes of her TV series “Top of the Lake” at Cannes, in which, you guessed it, Kidman stars. Continue reading Nicole Kidman To Star In Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’ at The Playlist.

Horror anthologies are not so uncommon, but “XX” is bringing a simple, yet intriguing twist: every entry in the upcoming horror offering is directed by a woman. Particularly in a genre where women are on the receiving end of terror, rather than making it happen from behind the camera, this is a nice reversal, and the first trailer promises terror. Helmed by Annie Clark (aka musician St. Continue reading St. Vincent, Karyn Kusama & More Deliver Terror In First Trailer For Horror Anthology ‘XX’ at The Playlist.

Maybe it was just because it provided a respite from the year’s most terrifying drama, “American Horror Story: The 2016 Presidential Election,” but the past twelve months have been unusually good for the horror movie. In a year where franchise after franchise underperformed, horror films remained a consistent draw in multiplexes, and for the most part with new original movies rather than the umpteenth sequel or reboot of “Friday The 13th,” “Saw” or “Paranormal Activity.” Away from mainstream theaters, there was great stuff too, whether it was Netflix getting in to the scary game with a pair of pair of excellent low-key chillers, A24 having their biggest hit ever with a Sundance fave, a couple of inventive Korean pics, or arthouse crossovers drawing on fears from Iran and Portugal. Continue reading The 15 Best Horror Films Of 2016 at The Playlist.