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Director Bora Kim Takes Flight With Immersive Coming-of-Age Tale ‘House of Hummingbird’

Ji-hu Park in "House of Hummingbird."

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.

‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Blu-ray Giveaway!

Deepest Dream giveaway ends May 16, 2020!
I’m very excited to announce that I have Five (5) Blu-rays of Sonic The Hedgehog up for grabs. The discs, all of which are sealed, also come with the Digital Code and the DVD! Entry details are below!

Trailer: Oscar Isaac Is ‘The Card Counter’ In Latest Paul Schrader Narrative

Oscar Isaac stars as William Tell in THE CARD COUNTER, a Focus Features release. Credit: Courtesy of Focus Features
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.

‘Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition’ Hits Blu-ray In October

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.

Quentin Dupieux On Humanity Behind ‘Mandibles’ And Sequel Possibilities

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!

‘My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In August

The critically acclaimed thriller My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, starring Patrick Fugit and Owen Campbell, hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 10. In a recent Find Your Film episode, co-host Eric Holmes described it as one of his favorite movies of the year.

Aaron Jakubenko Takes On “Character Driven” Shark Tale With ‘Great White’

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’ Hits Blu-ray And 4K In August

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.

Trailer: Justin Chon And Alicia Vikander Fight For Their Family In ‘Blue Bayou’

(L to R) Sydney Kowalske as "Jessie", Justin Chon as "Antonio" and Alicia Vikander as "Kathy" in BLUE BAYOU, a Focus Features release. Credit : Focus Features
Filmmaker Justin 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.

FYF Pick: Terrifying Tunisian Thriller ‘Dachra’ Leaves An Indelible Mark

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.

FYF Film Pick: ‘Fear Street Part Two: 1978’ Delivers Scares And Crafty Storytelling

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!

Directors Tord Danielsson And Oskar Mellander Uncover ‘The Evil Next Door’

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.
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