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One film we were a little surprised not to see in the Cannes line-up this year was Trey Edward Shults’ “It Comes At Night.” The festival often has indie-minded U.S. genre fare like this at least in a sidebar — “It Follows” and “Green Room” both premiered in recent years — and Shults’ startling debut film “Krisha” played at the festival a couple of years back too. Continue reading Full Trailer For A24’s Terrifying-Looking Horror ‘It Comes At Night’ With Joel Edgerton [Watch] at The Playlist.
While Steven Soderbergh is notoriously indecisive when it comes to the type of filmmaker he would like to be – causing him to move suddenly and irregularly between blockbuster, independent, and micro-budget projects – the one consistent throughout his career has been his knack for films about criminals. From the “Ocean’s 11” franchise to his underseen adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s “Out of Sight,” Soderbergh is arguably at his best when making films about people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Continue reading Crime Heads South In This New Photo From Steven Soderbergh’s Heist Comedy ‘Logan Lucky’ at The Playlist.
This week, Sony gave us a heap of good news/bad news. Good news: they’ve greenlit “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and it’ll hit cinemas on October 5, 2018. Bad news: David Fincher is not returning to direct. Given how tedious and demanding it was to make his 2011’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” that’s not necessarily surprising — even if it’s still nonetheless disappointing. Continue reading 11 Actresses Who Could Be The New Lisbeth Salander In The ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot at The Playlist.
‘Lovesong’ Starring Riley Keough & Jena Malone Is An Intimate & Intricate Look At Female Friendship [Review]
This is a reprint of our review from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance alum So Yong Kim returns to Park City with a quiet, evocative look at the intimacies and intricacies of female friendship. Sarah (Riley Keough) and Mindy (Jena Malone) make the sort of mismatched pair young women sort themselves into in their early 20s, as if to balance each other out, each seeing the other as a compliment to their own lack. Continue reading ‘Lovesong’ Starring Riley Keough & Jena Malone Is An Intimate & Intricate Look At Female Friendship [Review] at The Playlist.
‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Lines Up Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard & Riley Keough For ‘Hold The Dark’
It’s always great to see a talented, young filmmaker ascend the ladder, especially one as deserving as Jeremy Saulnier. The director broke out in a big way at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section in 2013 with his lacerating sophomore film “Blue Ruin.” Hollywood took notice and for his follow-up, the critically-acclaimed “Green Room” — a brutal and stress-inducing thriller — he bagged an impressive cast that included Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, and frequent collaborator Macon Blair. Continue reading ‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Lines Up Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard & Riley Keough For ‘Hold The Dark’ at The Playlist.
Riley Keough has been on the kind of streak few young actresses get to experience. Steven Soderbergh knew talent when he saw it, casting the actress in “Magic Mike,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” and his upcoming “Logan Lucky.” Overall, Keough has seen a flurry of doors open, landing roles in George Miller‘s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with a forthcoming slate of movies that includes: “The Discovery” with Rooney Mara and Jason Segel; Trey Edward Shults‘ “It Comes At Night“; and David Robert Mitchell‘s “Under The Silver Lake.” And now she’s adding another auteur to her CV. Continue reading Riley Keough Joins Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ at The Playlist.
The horror genre appears to be healthier than ever, and 2017 has plenty of scary movies to look forward to. And it’s the independent/arthouse fright flicks that are increasingly providing some of the best big screen terror out there, which is why “It Comes At Night” is one we can’t wait to see. “Krisha” director Trey Edward Shults is behind the camera for this one, which stars a pretty great cast in Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, and Carmen Ejogo, about a man protecting his family from an evil outside his door. Continue reading Terror Comes Home In First Trailer For ‘It Comes At Night’ Starring Joel Edgerton & Riley Keough at The Playlist.
It’s a new year, which means a whole new wave of original Netflix productions are getting ready to be unleashed, and while the streaming powerhouse hasn’t quite made the same awards season dent as their rivals at Amazon, they’re also playing a different game. Netflix’s first concern is getting movies onto their platform as soon as possible for the convenience of their customer base, which means something like “The Discovery” likely won’t be playing on a big screen near you, despite having the kind of talent traditional studios would kill for. Continue reading Jason Segel & Rooney Mara Make ‘The Discovery’ In First Trailer For Netflix’s Sci-Fi Movie at The Playlist.
It’s always good to have a best friend to lean on, and in indie director So Yong Kim‘s “Lovesong,” that bond develops into something much more, with the relationship drama detailing the complexities that unite two women. READ MORE: The 25 Best Performances Of 2016 Starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone, the latest effort the from the filmmaker behind “Treeless Mountain” and “For Ellen” is an intimate look at friends who hit the road and discover that a tighter than expected bond brings them together. Continue reading Riley Keough & Jena Malone Have No Regrets In New Trailer For So Yong Kim’s ‘Lovesong’ at The Playlist.
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Condensing a manageable list of our favorite performances of the year proved to be far more difficult than expected, and it was a hard-fought battle amongst The Playlisters to determine who would make the cut and what the ranking would be. It was a much debated, constantly shifting (until the very last minute) beast, but we’ve finally wrestled this one to the ground. Perhaps it was because we decided to include TV performances in here as well, or that there were no clear front-runners, or that there were that many great performances this year that each camp, with their favorites, swore a blood loyalty to defending their honor. Continue reading The 25 Best Performances Of 2016 at The Playlist.