In 1971, following The New York Times’ lead, the Washington Post published leaked documents about the secret expansion of the Vietnam War. Guess what the White House thought of that. Steven Spielberg’s The Post stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk.
Eleven-year-old Parvana and her family live in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana decides to dress up as a boy to help provide for her family and find her dad, empowered by the stories that he told her. Premieres 11/7/17.
(PG-13, Gore) Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting VHS covers of horror movies to point out the ways that art and captions can convince viewers to give a film a shot.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Alien. The Silence of the Lambs. The Shining. Psycho. CineFix believes that those five are unassailable horror films. But they picked an alternative for each of those classics, so you’ll have something different to watch this Halloween.
(Gore) Did you know that Scream‘s original title was Scary Movie? And that the Ghostface mask was just some generic off-the-shelf mask that the movie made famous? How about the fact that Ghostface’s phone voice is also Mojo Jojo? All that and more in CineFix’s video.
Five teenage mutants – Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Mirage – try to escape from a secret facility. Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton star in this horror take on Marvel’s New Mutants. Premieres 4/13/18. More on IGN.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) CineFix summon the Halloween spirit by listing some of the most popular horror movie tropes as well as some stellar examples. There’s the classic location, the person whom you just know is going to make it until the end, and… behind you!
Set in the 1950’s, Woody Allen’s latest film follows four people working in a Coney Island amusement park. The color grading is a bit too vibrant, but we’re still looking forward to it. Starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple. Premieres 12/1/17.
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ScreenPrism treats Wes Anderson’s breakout film Rushmore as the director’s coming-of-age. The movie sees the debut of Anderson’s dollhouse aesthetic – albeit raw and less ornate – and penchant for indie music, while the story and theme are lifted from his life.