“This is the land of ‘you’re on your own.'” Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan makes his directorial debut with another crime thriller. Set in an Indian reservation in Wyoming, Wind River is about a local game tracker and an FBI agent investigating a bizarre death.
(Gore) Kaptainkristian highlights what David Fincher so deftly hides: the director’s extensive use of CGI and other digital effects in his films. From the Winklevoss twins to digitally perfected hair, Fincher stealthily bends reality in service of the story.
(PG-13: Language) The year is 1982. Pro cycling has become “a hornet’s nest of moral depravity.” Andy Samberg leads a who’s who of celebrities in HBO’s mockumentary about the sport’s doping controversy. Also starring Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Will Forte, and uhm…
“Time is the story and we are the characters.” The Royal Ocean Film of Society looks back at Michael Apted’s Up Series. Arguably the best reality show ever, its 48-year (and counting) span, grounded perspective and willing cast make for a fragmented mirror of our lives.
Tested’s Adam Savage has been granted behind-the-scenes access to the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In the first episode, he checks out the tunnel and cavern that serve as the Dreadnought’s interior, along with the imposing Space Jockey’s platform.
(PG-13) Writer-director Jeff Baena (Life After Beth) let Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and the rest of the cast flex their improv skills in this anachronistic comedy about repressed nuns in 15th century Italy. Also starring John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Fred Armisen.
Luke Skywalker speaks and toys with his young padawan in Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley’s promotion for the annual Star Wars UNICEF fundraiser. Donate at least $10, and get a chance to spend a day at Skywalker Ranch, visit the set of the Han Solo movie, and more.
From filmmaker Derik Murray (I Am Chris Farley) comes a documentary about the late actor Heath Ledger. The film features interviews with the actors’ close friends and family as well as footage shot by Ledger himself. Premieres 5/17/17 on Spike. Also coming to Blu-ray.
Henry is an incredibly precocious 11-year-old who loves to look after his younger brother and their mother. He ends up asking her to use a sniper rifle against their neighbor, the town’s police chief. Wait what? The Book of Henry is certainly an intriguing film. Drops 6/16/17.