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Arthouse coming-of-age films are doing better than ever in 2017. From “Lady Bird” to “Call Me By Your Name,” festival favorites from earlier in the year are now poised for mainstream success and Oscar buzz. But the genre is a difficult one to execute, …

It’s 1972 and the United States is facing challenges both at home and abroad. The Vietnam War is still raging but public opinion has turned strongly against it, while on home soil, groups like The Weather Underground are becoming increasingly violent in their anti-government action. Meanwhile, Richard Nixon is preparing for a looming election, and then, roughly four months before ballots are cast, the Watergate Hotel is broken into with the aim of wiretapping the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Continue reading Liam Neeson’s ‘Mark Felt’ Attempts To Bring Down The White House’ [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

Movie titles are a tricky thing. So far, the film about Mark Felt, the man who anonymously provided critical intel to reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about the Watergate scandal that helped bring down Richard Nixon has been called “Felt” and “The Silent Man.” But it appears that the folks behind drama are worried about that those titles are too vague, so now they’re running with the overly explicit “Mark Felt — The Man Who Brought Down The White House,” which sounds like lead star Liam Neeson, is going to punch Nixon in the throat before the credits roll. Continue reading ‘Mark Felt — The Man Who Brought Down The White House’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Takes On The President at The Playlist.

U.S. award-winning crime novelist Nancy Pickard published “The Scent Of Rain and Lightning” in 2010 and now, seven years later, its film adaptation has been released. Directed by Blake Robbins (“The Sublime And Beautiful“) and based on the adapted screenplay by Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, the film centers on the story of Jody (Maika Monroe), a young woman living in the American Midwest who just learned the man arrested for the murder of her parents has been released from jail. Continue reading Maika Monroe Shines In ‘The Scent of Rain and Lightning,’ A Surprising And Slow-Burning Whodunnit Mystery [Review] at The Playlist.

Many people dream of a vacation where you and your significant other are all alone with no stress. No loud crowds. No annoying traffic. Just a nice, quiet vacation. In the new trailer for the film “Bokeh,” the movie asks just how long you can enjoy the beautiful country of Iceland if you woke up one day and found out you were the only people left? In the film, Maika Monroe and Matt O’Leary star as an American couple that just spent their life savings on a trip to Iceland. Continue reading ‘It Follows’ Star Maika Monroe Is All Alone In Iceland In New Trailer For ‘Bokeh’ at The Playlist.

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