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Since coming out of a brief retirement from filmmaking following the release of his Liberace biopic for HBO “Behind the Candelabra,” Steven Soderbergh has been awfully busy. Amongst his many projects, he shot, edited, and directed two entire seasons of Cinemax‘s overlooked medical drama “The Knick,” directed an off-Broadway play called “The Library,” edited and shot male stripper sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” and released a series of weird fan edits of famous films, including “Heaven’s Gate” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” plus “Psychos,” a mirrored mash-up of both Alfred Hitchcock‘s original film and Gus Van Sant‘s remake. Continue reading ‘Logan Lucky’ Is A Whip-Smart, Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Romp [Review] at The Playlist.
There’s a lot of excitement this week about Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver,” not only because it’s a pure blast of popcorn entertainment, but because it’s the rare original film in a season of franchises. And before the summer is out, another movie is coming from an auteur director working with a great cast, and promising to deliver a wild ride: Steven Soderbergh‘s “Logan Lucky.” Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig star in the heist flick, that centers around two brothers who attempt to pull off a robbery during the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Has Nothing To Lose at The Playlist.
Up-and-coming filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his acclaimed debut film Krisha with It Comes At Night, a psychological horror thriller centering on a teenage boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he faces mounting terrors — both external and internal — in the aftermath of an unnamed apocalypse. Surviving in a secluded, fortress-like home with his two parents, Paul (played by Joel Edgerton) and Sarah (played by Carmen Ejogo, also in Alien: Covenant), 17-year-old Travis is overwhelmed by fear, grief, and uncertainty after losing his grandfather to a mysterious plague responsible for the collapse of human civilization. When a desperate man, Will (Christopher Abbott, seen in A Most Violent Year and Martha Marcy May Marlene), breaks into their home in search of clean water, the family goes into survival mode. Donning a gas mask and a rifle, Paul subdues the intruder and ties him to a tree outside. After interrogating him, Paul determines Will isn’t infected and agrees to help him relocate his …
“It Comes At Night” is a stealthy, ravenous beast, but the menacing picture doesn’t pounce until it means to feast. Its teeth are sharp and its bite will scar, but the light is scarce and you’ll only see its bloodshot eyes the very moment you’re devoured by its all-consuming, wholly frightening lunge. Writer/director Trey Edward Shults‘ (“Krisha“) sophomore feature is a triumph in measured suspense and chilling attention to detail. Continue reading ‘It Comes At Night’ Will Truly Haunt Your Soul [Review] at The Playlist.
This month, if you’re looking for a movie to genuinely send a chill up your spine, you might want to seek out “It Comes At Night,” instead of lining up for the schlockbuster “The Mummy.” The latest from Trey Edward Shults, the breakout filmmaker behind “Trisha,” has been earning crazy advance buzz, and before it arrives next week, one more trailer has arrived to convince you to track it down. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘It Comes At Night’ Shows You What Fear Looks Like at The Playlist.
Steven Soderbergh comes out of retirement and returns to the heist-film genre with the debut trailer for “Logan Lucky.” The film stars Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as the Logan Brothers who attempt an elaborate NASCAR robbery. “It’s an anti-glam version of an Ocean’s movie,” Soderbergh said about screenwriter Rebecca Blunt’s script, “Nobody dresses nice. Nobody has nice stuff. They have no money. Continue reading Steven Soderbergh Can’t Resist The Heist In First Trailer For ‘Logan Lucky’ at The Playlist.
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.