I mentioned on this month’s CinemAddicts about my absolute love for The Guilty, and a couple of weeks later this movie is still on my brain. Expect this movie, which many will compare to Locke, to be remade in the U.S. sometime down the road. But enough of that, if you don’t know a thing about The Guilty, please read on . . .
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Gareth Evans, who garnered praise for his ambitious and tight-fisted The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2, makes a surprising and deliriously successful left hand turn with his Apostle, a thriller which serves up a gumbo pot of influences yet thankfully serves up a unique flavor of its own.
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Though she’s had an excellent career, Kelly Macdonald is an under the radar actress whose diverse body of work (No Country for Old Men, Trainspotting, Boardwalk Empire) doesn’t stop her from getting overlooked. She refreshingly takes center stage in Puzzle, and it’s a tale that on would guess resonates with the Scottish actress.
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There will be a ton of style versus substance arguments with Hot Summer Nights, director/writer Elijah Bynum’s visually hypnotic and balls out homage to such features as Goodfellas and Boogie Nights. Is this movie more than a series of beautifully composed shots and a wonderfully curated soundtrack (kudos for the use of The Outfield’s “Your Love”)? I believe it does, but maybe you need to look a little closer at this 1991 Cape Cod set odyssey.
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The Icarus Line Must Die is a narrative whose roots are embedded in documentary and the underground Los Angeles music scene. Director Michael Grodner also brings a No Wave Cinema aesthetic to the playground, and even with these myriad of influences, The Icarus Line Must Die thankfully carves a singular path.
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Based on Michael Soussan’s memoir, Backstabbing for Beginners tries to mix a heavy dose of truth and sprinkle it with thriller elements. For the most part it succeeds thanks to another standout performance from Ben Kingsley.
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Great news with episode 80 on CinemAddicts, as Anderson Cowan is taking his movie Groupers on the road starting with a July 14 in Chicago! That bit of news is mentioned at the beginning of the show, Details on the rest of the program is below!!
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Venturing into the great unknown can be fear inducing and seductive, and with Annihilation we are given an entirely new universe called the Shimmer. With Natalie Portman at the ready and Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland commandeering, what could possibly go wrong? While possessing a few quality moments, Annihilation isn’t as fantastic as it makes itself out to be, and many cinephiles will leave with the theaters with the bitter taste of disappointment.
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The November episode of CinemAddicts is up, and I believe it’s our longest show ever. I can’t believe the year’s almost over and though this episode is definitely not short and sweet, there’s a ton of stuff to cover!
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Tragedy Girls opens in New York and Los Angeles October 20, but thankfully it’s not a flick that comes out and is gone before the blink of an eye (leading to an immediate run on Blu-ray and streaming). If you’re a horror/comedy genre fan (Scream franchise comes to mind), Tragedy Girls should be your cup of tea (actually it’s more like a double espresso shot to the soul). Below are five reasons why I absolutely love (and highly recommend) Tragedy Girls.
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