Now playing in virtual theaters via Kino Marquee, House of Hummingbird has received a ton of critical acclaim (as well as awards) thanks to its realistic and compelling portrayal of a 14-year-old girl’s (Ji-hu Park) life in Korea. During our conversation, director/writer Bora Kim talked about the long road to getting the film made, the emotionally overwhelming reaction she has received from the movie, and why it was important to make a realistic movie about a middle school student.
The Card Counter, director Paul Schrader’s first feature since 2017’s acclaimed First Reformed, hits theaters September 10 via Focus Features. Oscar Isaac headlines the film, which also includes supporting players Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.
All 218 episodes of Smallville along with over 28 hours of extras will be available on Blu-ray with Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition. The collection comes out on October 19 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Mandibles centers on Manu (Grégoire Ludig) and Jean-Gab (David Marsais), best friends who find a giant fly in the backseat of their car. Instead of completing a paid mission, the pair diverge from the plan and attempt to train the fly! It’s a preposterous premise from filmmaker Quentin Dupiex (Deerskin), but it absolutely works! Dupieux talked to Deepest Dream about his feature, love for Raising Arizona, and why he wants to do a Mandibles sequel!
Simply put, Great White is a shark film. That said, lead actor Aaron Jakubenko was confident filmmaker Martin Wilson would be shooting a film that went beyond the surface. “His passion for creating character driven stories was something that really excited me,” said Jakubenko. Check out our video interview with the actor below as he discusses Great White and why he’s a huge fan of the Paul Thomas Anderson feature The Master!
In the Heights, directed by Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker Jon M. Chu and based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, hits 4K, Blu-ray and DVD starting August 31. The feature has amassed $39 million in box office receipts worldwide.
FilmmakerJustin Chon’s passion for spotlighting diverse Asian American stories (Gook, Ms. Purple) continues with Blue Bayou. Chon, who also penned the narrative, plays a Korean adoptee whose life with his wife Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepdaughter (Sydney Kowalske) is threatened by his possible deporation. Blue Bayou is an official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Several days after watching Dachra, my mind is still on a couple of images I probably will never shake. Depending on your cinematic tastes, that can be a great or a horrible thing. On the latest Find Your Film podcast, I praise the Tunisian horror thriller and co-hosts Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes also recommend the feature.
After loving the heck out of Fear Street Part One: 1994, I did not expect Fear Street Part Two: 1978 to reach that same level of excellence. I was dead wrong, as the second installment is blessed with excellent performances (Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, and Ryan Simpkins are the standouts) and pinpoint storytelling from filmmaker Leigh Janiak. Our spoiler free Find Your Film podcast review of Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is below!
Now available stateside On Demand, The Evil Next Door centers on Shirin (Dilan Gwyn), a woman who attempts to protect her boyfriend’s son (Eddie Eriksson Dominguez) from a supernatural entity. Filmmakers Tord Danielsson and Oskar Mellander discuss the challenges of making Shirin an initially unlikable character and elaborate on their visual approach to the thriller.