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Cinema was littered with tales of teenage mean girls well before Tina Fey put a tidy name to their ilk in 2004 — rarer, however, are stories that extend their reign of terror decades past the prom. Achingly fragile and genuinely, preciously peculiar, British writer-director Deborah Haywood’s first feature “Pin Cushion” ambitiously examines the psychological damage wrought by bullying at all ages, admitting the painful truth that for some of those mean girls and their beleaguered victims, growing older does not mean growing up. Given human grounding by the wonderful Joanna Scanlan, as a timidly eccentric single mother seeing her naive adolescent daughter slip into the same hellish social no-woman’s-land from which she has never escaped, Haywood’s filmmaking itself marches to a determinedly different drummer. That’s a mixed blessing: Cinematically, “Pin Cushion” goes all in on a heightened, macramé-and-macaroons aesthetic that occasionally smothers the rawer nerves of its storytelling.
- Guy Lodge
In honor of Stephen King's 70th birthday, actress flashes back on the making of the 1976 adaptation
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- Chris Alexander
There’s no easy way to describe Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, the appropriately titled mother! (appropriate once the pieces start crashing into place). It’s oppressively heavy on symbolism, it’s profoundly unsettling, it’s guaranteed to piss off practically audience member in one way or another. To be blunt: it’s pure Aronofsky and, if its reception from both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to the scathingly polarizing reaction its had in its first weekend of release are any indicator, it’s going to cement itself with ease as one of the most thoroughly debated experiences of the 21st century. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to you.
In a beautiful countryside manor amidst lush fields and the warmest sunsets (all beautifully brought to life by regular Aronofsky Dp Matthew Libatique and production designer Philip Messina) lives a couple – given no names in the story, »
- William Coffey
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.
Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.
But as It reminded audiences, »
(Aotn) It has already been quite a year for Stephen King fans with the theatrical releases of both “The Dark Tower” and “It” and now we can anticipate the upcoming Hulu limited series “Castle Rock”. “Castle Rock” will be a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, it will combine the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
Hulu has committed to a 10-episode first season and the project was developed for television by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who serve as executive producers, along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. “Castle Rock” is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and it is sure to be epic.
The casting news alone has us even more excited! Bill Skarsgard (It, Atomic Blonde, »
- Kristyn Clarke
“Portrait Of The Artist As A Young And Old Man”
David Lynch is today’s foremost surrealist. In many ways, he has taken up the mantle begun by those artists of the 1920s who attempted to present in tangible, visual forms the juxtapositions, bizarre logic, and beauty/horror of dreams. Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Man Ray, Germaine Dulac, René Magritte—to name a few.
Most people know Lynch from his films, but as this thoughtful and insightful documentary reveals, he is and has always been primarily a painter. Lynch began his career in the “art life” studying and practicing fine art… and he sort of fell into filmmaking along the way. Even today, despite his recent foray back into television with Twin Peaks—The Return on Showtime, Lynch spends most of his time in his home studio drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and painting.
The film is narrated »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Henry Bevan on Carrie…
The camera glides through the girls’ locker room. The girls are in various states of undress; steam from the shower creates a dreamlike quality, shrouding the scene, fogging up the lens. The camera pushes in on Carrie (Sissy Spacek) as she rubs herself with soap. It focuses on various parts of her naked body, before settling on a close up of her thighs. It lingers for longer than is comfortable as water trickles between her legs. Then, the water turns to blood.
Pino Donaggio’s sensual score starts screeching as Brian De Palma perverts the male gaze, slashing the male fantasy of female representation by showing them something they will never fully understand: menstruation. The scene becomes horrific and is indicative of Carrie, Brian De Palma’s adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel, a film whose horror lies in the director’s repeated attempts of rupturing film fantasy. »
- Henry Bevan
Terms of Estrangement: Koole Poses Familial Woes in Chilly Scenes of Winter
“Family is just accident…,” remarks one of the tortured characters in Marsha Norman’s magnificent play ‘night Mother, famously adapted for the screen in 1986 starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft as a morose mother-daughter duo contending with the younger one’s impending plans to commit suicide.
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- Nicholas Bell
Comic-Con is hitting the East Coast for its annual pop culture convention at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan this October. To keep you updated on the happenings this year, Variety is compiling a master list of screenings and panels for the Oct. 5-Oct. 8 event. Bookmark this page to stay up to date on the schedule, as we will continue to update when networks and studios release their schedules for the event.
Friday, Oct. 6
The Orville (6-7 p.m., Hammerstein Ballroom, 20th Century Fox) Join series creator and star Seth MacFarlane, series star Adrianne Palicki, and executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga for an extended look at an unaired episode and discussion about the sci-fi comedic drama.
Family Guy (7-8 p.m., Hammerstein Ballroom, 20th Century Fox) The “Family Guy” cast, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Bornstein, Seth Green and Mike Henry, along with executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin, are »
- Rebecca Rubin
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Wes Anderson’s feature debut, the slyly comedic Bottle Rocket, positions its heroes, three young wannabe criminals with an eye for small-scale robberies, as blind innocents, lost in the unfamiliar world of adulthood. As part of his 75-year plan, Dignan (Owen Wilson) forms a gang, consisting of himself, Anthony (Luke Wilson) who’s fresh out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and Bob (Robert Musgrave) who »
- Jordan Raup
O’Quinn is set to play Dale Lacy, “a pillar of the community in the town of Castle Rock.” Also featuring in the cast of the series are Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It) and Scott Glenn (The Defenders).
Castle Rock is set in King’s fictional town, and is described as a psychological horror series which ““combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.” »
- Gary Collinson
Jj Abrams is reuniting with Terry O'Quinn. TVLine reports the Lost star has joined Hulu's upcoming TV show Castle Rock.From Abrams and Stephen King, the psychological horror drama “combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.” The cast also includes Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy.Read More… »
- Jenna Busch
Terry O’Quinn has to go back… to working with J.J. Abrams.
Castle Rock (named after the fictional town in King’s native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his works) blends “the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved stories, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out »
Still recovering from a stroke she suffered on May 5, Loretta Lynn couldn’t attend the preview party celebrating her new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Wednesday. And so she sent her daughter, Patsy, off with what she called “a piece of me” – the two wedding bands given to her by her late husband, Oliver (Doolittle) Lynn.
“It took her so long to get one, I think he felt she deserved two,” Patsy Lynn Russell said as she fingered the two identical bands, each studded with a row of small diamonds. “She took »
- Nancy Kruh
Steve Martin brings down the house with this adoring, hilarious pastiche of mad doctor and disembodied brain motifs — surely the epitome of cultured comedy. Under Carl Reiner’s direction Martin is marvelous, and he’s aided and abetted by the daring sexpot-turned comedienne Kathleen Turner — who has a better handle on outrageous sexy comedy than they do. It’s class-act nonsense and inspired silliness. Where else can a crazed surgeon proclaim his special screw-top skull surgery method, and utter the immortal words, “Scum queen?!”
1983 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 90 93 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Film Editor: Bud Molin
Production Design: Polly Platt
Original Music: Joel Goldsmith
Produced by William E. McEuen, »
- Glenn Erickson
Hulu is making quite a name for itself in the original content space by successfully leveraging adaptations of classic and popular literature. The Handmaid's Tale, Harlots, and Chance have all been critically acclaimed and embraced by audiences. But Hulu's true secret weapon might just be the pairing of horror writer Stephen King and producer J.J. Abrams. Their initial outing, the well-received 11/22/63, a time-travel, sci-fi tale about one man's mission to prevent the assassination of JFK.
Earlier this year Abrams and King announced their follow-up on Hulu, and it might be the kind of out-of-left-field creation that seriously turns up the heat on fellow streaming services Netflix and Amazon. The new series, Castle Rock, is not based on any single King novel, however. Instead, the show leverages a fictional town in Maine, which has been the setting in no less than 11 of King's novels (he established the town in his 1979 novel »
- David Kozlowski
Pangborn is a retired sheriff who has witnessed some of the darkest moments in Castle Rock’s history. He has appeared in two of King’s novels, The Dark Half and Needful Things. Westworld‘s Ed Harris previously played Pangborn in the 1993 adaptation of Needful Things.
Set in King’s fictional town, the psychological horror series “combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.”
Castle Rock has been developed by »
- Ricky Church
Scott Glenn has traded in life in the Big Apple for a castle in Maine.
The Leftovers alum has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming Hulu psychological-horror drama Castle Rock. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Glenn will play retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn, who presided over the fictional titular town during its darkest years.
The Stephen King multiverse of “Castle Rock” has added Scott Glenn as a series regular, Deadline reports. “The Leftovers” actor joins Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard in the Hulu series from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The psychological horror series is named after the fictional town in […] »
- Brad Miska
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