Maika Monroe, Elijah Bynum, & Alex Roe Talk Visual Language of ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Director/writer Elijah Bynum’s debut feature Hot Summer Nights excels as a seductive visual feast (imagine if Goodfellas was set in 1991 Cape Cod and centered on a group of troubled youths). The good news is the story is also on point, and in the video below Bynum and actors Maika Monroe and Alex Roe talk about the movie’s immersive visual language.

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‘Hot Summer Nights’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Headlines Visually Arresting Coming Of Age Flick

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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Joe Cole Fights Through Thai Prison In ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Trailer

Secret In Their Eyes and Green Room are just two examples of how Joe Cole’s presence can absolutely command a scene (I still haven’t checked out his work in Peaky Blinders). The fact based feature A Prayer Before Dawn features Cole front and center, and the trailer was just released today. Check it out below!!

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Brie Larson Finds ‘Room’ For Life Amidst Acting Journey

Some of cinema’s finest actors find a deep connection with their respective characters and, whether it’s innate talent or just plain hard work and a little luck, their performances actually feel organic and real. Such is the case with Brie Larson’s stunning work in Roomthe story of a twenty something woman who raises her 5-year-old child (Jacob Tremblay) in a locked wood shed.

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Amy Winehouse Sings Happy Birthday In ‘Amy’ Clip

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Director Asif Kapadia’s (Senna) documentary Amy spotlights the life of six time Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse, but instead of a group of talking heads telling her story, the project travels down a more personal route, as witnessed by this latest clip from the project.

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“Slow West” Director John MacLean on Storyboarding Advantages

Filmmaker John MacLean delivers a visually arresting Western with Slow West, a project that’s headlined by Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee. During our interview, he talked about the importance of storyboarding the entire feature.
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Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Is A “Barely Lethal” Ops Agent

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Opening in theaters May 29 following an April 30 premiere on DirecTV, Barely Lethal (PG-13, 100 minutes) centers on Megan Walsh (True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld), a teenage special ops agent who fakes her death to assume the role of an exchange student in high school.

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