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Hilary Swank Toplining Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother”

17 October 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has lined up her next role. Variety reports that Swank will star in “I Am Mother,” a mother-daughter story with a sci-fi twist. The feature has already begun production at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios.

I Am Mother” also stars Clara Rugaard (“Still Star-Crossed”) as “the first of a new generation of humans raised by ‘Mother’ — a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind.” The young woman’s bond with Mother and entire worldview come into question when Swank’s blood-soaked character bursts on the scene.

Director Grant Sputore came up with the original idea for “I Am Mother” and Michael Lloyd Green penned the 2016 Black List script. Producing the film are Anna Vincent, Southern Light Films’ Timothy White, the Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro, and Green. Rhea Films’ Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, and Jean-Luc De Fanti are exec producing, as are Bryce Menzies, Philip Wade, John Wade, and Sputore.

Mister Smith Entertainment will manage “I Am Mother’s” international sales, and Wme Global’s Graham Taylor will handle its U.S. sales. Studiocanal is responsible for the film’s Australia and New Zealand distribution.

“It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to our film,” Sputore said. “She is a remarkable performer who always brings tremendous commitment and honesty to the screen. I’m excited about the journey ahead with Hilary and the talented Clara Rugaard.”

Swank won Academy Awards for her lead performances in sports drama “Million Dollar Baby” and Kimberly Peirce’s transgender-themed biopic “Boys Don’t Cry.” You can catch Swank next in Elizabeth Chomko’s all-star directorial debut, “What They Had,” currently in post-production. Her character returns home to help her brother (Michael Shannon) take of their Alzheimer’s-stricken mother (Blythe Danner) and father (Robert Forster), who is in denial about his wife’s condition. Swank’s recent credits include “Logan Lucky,” “You’re Not You,” and “The Homesman.”

Hilary Swank Toplining Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Weider biopic Bigger casts its young Arnold Schwarzenegger

16 October 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Beeholder Productions has announced that it has found its young Arnold Schwarzenegger for Bigger, director George Gallo’s biopic of Joe and Ben Weider, with Mr. Universe 2014 Calum Von Moger set to take on the role of the Austrian Oak.

The film, which is in production now stars Tyler Hoechlin and Aneurin Barnard as bodybuilding pioneers Joe and Ben Weider, while the rest of the cast includes Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Robert Forster, Tom Arnold, Max Martini, DJ Qualls and Steve Gutternberg.

Bigger tells the story of the two brothers, who went on to revolutionise the sport of bodybuilding, co-founding the International Federation of Bodybuilding, Mr. Olympia, and launching a host of nutritional products, fitness equipment and publications. »

- Gary Collinson

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Isaac Florentine & Antonio Banderas team for ‘Acts of Vengeance’

28 September 2017 3:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

If you’re one of the many, many people who bought and enjoyed Security, the Die Hard-esque actioner starring Antonio Banderas – be prepared for even greater things from Banderas’ latest action flick, Acts of Vengeance.

Why? Well this time round the direction comes from Isaac Florentine – he of Savate, Cold Harvest, Us Seals 2, Undisputed 2 and 3, Ninja, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear and Close Range fame…. Yeah, quite the action-orientated CV right? Florentine is one of those action directors whose films I, personally, will watch sight unseen, knowing that I’m in for a fantastic fight-filled time. If you aren’t versed in the ways of Florentine yet I urge you to rectify that Asap!

Not only am I excited to see Banderas and Florentine teaming up, but Acts of Vengeance, which sees a fast-talking lawyer (Banderas) take a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who »

- Phil Wheat

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Poster and trailer for action thriller Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas and Karl Urban

27 September 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Saban Films has debuted a poster and trailer for the upcoming action thriller Acts of Vengeance. Directed by Isaac Florentine, it stars Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Paz Vega, Robert Forster, and Johnathon Schaech; take a look below…

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Antonio Banderas & Karl Urban in First Trailer for 'Acts of Vengeance'

27 September 2017 6:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I had been punishing the wrong person..." Saban Films has debuted an official trailer for an action thriller titled Acts of Vengeance (originally titled Stoic), about a lawyer who goes for revenge after his wife and daughter are killed. Yes, we've heard that exact emotional plot description 100 times before, so here's yet another vengeance movie for those who want it. Starring Antonio Banderas as Frank Valera, with a cast including Cristina Serafini as his wife, plus Karl Urban, David Sakurai, Paz Vega, Robert Forster, Lillian Blankenship, and Clint Dyer. This film is obviously all about the action, and the act of getting vengeance (hence the title) though I doubt it has much more to offer. Check it out below if you're interested. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Isaac Florentine's Acts of Vengeance, direct from YouTube: A fast-talking lawyer (Antonio Banderas) transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, »

- Alex Billington

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Julianne Hough cast in Weider biopic Bigger

26 September 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Grease: Live! star Julianne Hough is set to take on the role of fitness pioneer Betty Weider in Bigger, the upcoming biopic of Joe and Ben Weider from director George Gallo (Middle Men).

The film will explore the rags to riches story of the Weider brothers, Jewish immigrants who rose from poverty to change the face of professional bodybuilding, launching the Mr. Olympia contest, and building an empire of fitness equipment and nutritional supplements. Betty, a former pinup model, and her husband Joe also co-founded Shape magazine, the most successful women’s health and fitness publication in the United States.

Bigger sees Tyler Hoechlin and Aneurin Barnard as Joe and Ben Weider, while the cast also includes Kevin Durand, Colton Haynes, Victoria Justice, Max Martini, Robert Forster, Tom Arnold and Calum Von Moger. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: King Cohen is a Lively and Entertaining Celebration of a Filmmaking Pioneer

23 September 2017 8:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While his roots may be in television, it’s most likely his indelible work in cinema as a writer/director/producer that has made filmmaking maverick Larry Cohen such an influential force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. With a professional career that kicked off in the late 1950s, Cohen has yet to slow down at all, and it’s that enduring creative spirit that King Cohen documentarian Steve Mitchell celebrates in his loving and lively look back at the brazen trail that Cohen has journeyed on thus far.

In King Cohen, Mitchell takes us all the way back to the beginning of Cohen’s life, as we hear stories about Larry’s childhood in New York City, and how his experiences growing up there continued to define him, especially in his film work, which was usually set around the Big Apple, or in New York in general. Cohen also »

- Heather Wixson

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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

11 September 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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Day of the Dead Remake Gets a 2017 Release Date

10 September 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner's Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Day of the Dead, a remake of George Romero's Day of the Dead directed by H&#232ctor Hern&#225ndez Vicens and starring Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, and Marcos Vanco; Paul Solet's Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) starring Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Isaac Florentine's Acts of Vengeance also starring Banderas with Karl Urban, Robert Forster, and Paz Vega. The three films will be released in Q4 2017. Here's what Saban Films President Bill Bromiley had to say in a statement.

"Avi Lerner has long become synonymous with widely appealing action thrillers with marquee names like Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, and Adrien Brody and films with the pedigree of Day of the Dead. This is perfectly in line with our acquisition strategy. »

- MovieWeb

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Toronto: Saban Films Nabs Rights to Three Millennium Titles (Exclusive)

9 September 2017 3:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Saban Films is making waves at the Toronto market by nabbing U.S. rights to a trio of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The three films are: Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance, starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly titled Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead, a remake of George Romero’s horror classic that will be directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens and star Sophie Skelton.

Saban is eyeing a theatrical release for all three films later this year.

Avi Lerner has long become synonymous »

- Tatiana Siegel

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Twin Peaks: was this the long, perfect goodbye from David Lynch?

6 September 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Twin Peaks: the Return was the culmination of Lynch’s life’s work. But its last, weary moments were surely proof that he’s bowing out on us

David Lynch’s debut Eraserhead was the greatest home movie ever made. Shot over five years in a disused stable block behind the American Film Institute where the director was living at the time, it was painstakingly constructed frame by frame by a group of committed friends – the very definition of a labour of love. Exactly 40 years later, Lynch has just completed his most personal project since. Twin Peaks: the Return may have had a starry cast, cutting-edge digital effects and an 18-hour run time. But at heart, it was just another home movie: the work of an artist coming full circle, incorporating everything he’s learned in four decades as a filmmaker back into the hands-on, Diy template he established with his first film. »

- Tom Huddleston

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Twin Peaks

4 September 2017 8:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Networks: ABC; Showtime. Episodes: 48 (hour) + 1 movie. Seasons: Three. TV show dates: April 8, 1990 - June 10, 1991. May 21, 2017 — September 3, 2017. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Everett McGill, Kimmy Robertson, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Amy Shiels, Robert Forster, Phoebe Augustine, Chrysta Bell, Richard Beymer, Catherine E. Coulson, Jan D'Arcy, Laura Dern, David Duchovny, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Warren Frost, Ashley Judd, David Patrick Kelly, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Owain Rhys Davies, Wendy Robie, Charlotte Stewart, Harry Dean Stanton, Al Strobel, Carel Struycken, Eddie Vedder, Naomi Watts, and Alicia Witt. TV show description:A surrealist murder mystery »

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Twin Peaks

26 August 2017 1:55 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Networks: ABC; Showtime. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: April 8, 1990 - June 10, 1991. May 21, 2017 — September 3, 2017. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Everett McGill, Kimmy Robertson, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Amy Shiels, Robert Forster, Phoebe Augustine, Chrysta Bell, Richard Beymer, Catherine E. Coulson, Jan D'Arcy, Laura Dern, David Duchovny, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Warren Frost, Ashley Judd, David Patrick Kelly, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Owain Rhys Davies, Wendy Robie, Charlotte Stewart, Harry Dean Stanton, Al Strobel, Carel Struycken, Eddie Vedder, Naomi Watts, and Alicia Witt. TV show description:A surrealist murder mystery series with horror »

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Frightfest 2017: ‘King Cohen’ Review

25 August 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Featuring: Martin Scorsese, Eric Roberts, Traci Lords, J.J. Abrams, john landis, Robert Forster, Barbara Carrera, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Yaphet Kotto, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Eric Bogosian | Written and Directed by Steve Mitchell

Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen. Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur…

I’m not going to lie, there’s no way I can talk about the documentary King Cohen without any bias. Larry Cohen is, to this day, one of my all-time favourite filmmakers. He has been since the first time I saw Q The Winged Serpent on TV. Seeing »

- Phil Wheat

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 14 Recap: Tell Me The Story

15 August 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.It's James Hurley's (James Marshall) birthday and he wants a present. Not that he's demanding it—no, no. James is cool. He's always been cool. So in that affable way of his that can be equal parts endearing and insufferable, he asks his going-on-23-year-old coworker, Freddie Sykes (Jake Wardle)—a U.K. to U.S. transplant who, like James, is a security guard at the Great Northern Hotel—to explain why he's always wearing a green gardener's glove on his right hand. "Tell me the story," he says to Freddie. The young man obliges the birthday boy with a captivating tale ("you ain't gonna believe me anyway," he prefaces) of a man in the sky called The Fireman, who told him to buy the glove, »

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Twin Peaks: No Season Four, but Showtime Says, "The Door Is Open"

8 August 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will Twin Peaks TV show be cancelled or renewed for season four on Showtime? Deadline reports Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said, "It was always intended to be one season. A lot of people are speculating but there’s been zero contemplation, zero discussions other than fans asking me about it." According to the report, Nevins made the remarks during Showtimes TCA summer press tour party. A Showtime supernatural drama, Twin Peaks is a continuation of the original 1990s ABC TV series. Also known as Twin Peaks: The Return, the horror mystery centers on FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). The cast also includes Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Everett McGill, Kimmy Robertson, Russ Tamblyn, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Amy Shiels, Robert Forster, Phoebe Augustine, Chrysta Bell, Richard Beymer, Catherine E. Coulson, Jan D’Arcy, Laura Dern, David Duchovny, »

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2017

3 August 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dozens of movies are hitting Netflix during the dog days of summer (click here for a complete list), but the sheer variety of new titles can be daunting. Movies are long, time is short, and indecision is brutal, so — in the hopes of helping you out — here are the seven best films that are coming to Netflix in August.

7. “Practical Magic” (1998)

Okay, so “Practical Magic” isn’t a “good movie” in the traditional sense…or in any other sense, for that matter. But it’s a perfect Netflix movie, which is another beast entirely. An incredible time capsule — and bottomless gif resource — from an ancient epoch that historians refer to as “1998,” this essential relic tells the story of sisters Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) Owens, twin witches who are effectively cursed to remain single forever.

Did I mention that it was directed by Griffin Dunne? Did I mention that it was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for including a Faith Hill song on the soundtrack? Did I mention that it features a scene in which Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing use their secret powers to blend alcoholic drinks in order to lubricate a singalong set to Harry Nilsson’s “Put the Lime in the Coconut”? “Practical Magic” was kind of a blip when it first opened, but it would shake our culture to its skeleton if it came out today. A remake feels inevitable, but in the meantime, the original makes for perfect streaming on a lazy August afternoon. Better yet, add it to your queue and swing back once Halloween rolls around.

Begins streaming August 1st.

6. “The Bomb” (2016)

“the bomb” was one of the most exciting, unclassifiable experiences on the festival circuit last year, but the sheer magnitude of the project made it unclear where it might live once it had finished traveling the world, or if it would be possible for the public to see it. Fortunately, the answers to those questions turned out to be “everywhere” and “very.” Here’s IndieWire’s Steve Greene on the 59-minute film into which this enormous piece of experimental art has been newly reshaped:

Read More‘the bomb’ Review: New Doc on Netflix Is a Surreal Music Video About the End of the World

Directed by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, and Eric Schlosser, this experimental, sensory history of the nuclear bomb is a staggering look at the world’s most destructive weapon and the lessons of almost eight decades that some still choose to ignore. Threading together modern-day news footage, Cold War era safety videos and grainy archival peeks into the construction process, “the bomb” looks at nuclear weapons in their myriad historic forms. Foregoing the usual talking head interviews or explanatory narration, the one piece of connective tissue throughout the film, besides the subject itself, is the film’s score, from Los Angeles electronic minimalist outfit The Acid. Throughout a harrowing parade of images and fleeting moments of whimsy, the droning, pulsating music underneath brings an alternating sense of dread and power.

Begins streaming August 1st.

5. “Cloud Atlas” (2012)

It’s easy to make fun of “Cloud Atlas,” and not just because one of the six characters that Tom Hanks plays is pretty much a live-action Jar Jar Binks. Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis’ cosmically ambitious sci-fi epic is — in its own delirious way — one of the most earnest movies ever made. Adapted from David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, and now something of an obvious precursor to the Wachowskis’ Netflix series “Sense 8,” this symphonic story of spiritual connection spans from 1849 to 2321 in a go-for-broke attempt to crystallize the effects that one life can have on countless others.

Controversially casting individual actors in multiple roles (with many of the film’s most famous stars disguising themselves as different races and genders), “Cloud Atlas” fearlessly envisions our world as a place where bodies are temporary, but love is eternal. It’s a lot to swallow, but our collective cynicism only makes the movie more valuable, and more important to have on hand.

Begins streaming August 1st.

4. “Donald Cried” (2016)

Kris Avedisian flew under the radar when “Donald Cried” made the rounds last year — his self-directed turn as the most deeply committed man-child since “Clifford” may have been just a bit too raw and cringe-inducing for any major traction — but it’s only a matter of time before people discover one of the most fearless performances in recent memory. Here’s IndieWire’s Eric Kohn on a future dark comedy classic:

The obnoxious man-child is a common trope in American comedies, but few recent examples can match the hilariously unsettling presence of Donald Treebeck, the obnoxious central figure played by writer-director Kris Avedisian in his effective black comedy “Donald Cried.” While the story technically unfolds from the perspective of his old teen pal Peter (Jesse Wakeman), who returns to their Rhode Island suburbs from his Wall Street career after his grandmother dies, Donald welcomes his reluctant friend back to their world and won’t leave him alone. Avedisian gives Danny McBride a run for his money in this pitch-perfect embodiment of a wannabe charmer all too eager to remain the center of attention. Hardly reinventing the wheel, “Donald Cried” nevertheless spins it faster than usual, taking cues from its memorably irritating protagonist. Beneath its entertainment value, the movie also hints at the tragedy of aimless adulthood.

Begins streaming August 15th.

3. “The Matrix” (1999)

At this point, “The Matrix” has effectively become immune to any sort of qualitative criticism; there’s no use arguing that it’s “good” or “bad” or somewhere in between, it simply is. Less a movie than a cornerstone of contemporary pop culture (for better or worse), the Wachowskis’ absurdly influential orgy of mind-blowing action and high school philosophy arrived at the tail end of the 20th century in order to help define the 21st. Its aesthetic impact on the current breed of blockbusters is self-evident, but its more profound contributions have been largely off-screen, as the film brought futurism to the masses in a way that’s only possible to trace through its most unfortunate side effects (e.g. the diseased misogyny of “red pill” thinking).

Of course, “No can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” Now that it’s on Netflix, it couldn’t be easier to do just that.

Begins streaming August 1st.

2. “Jackie Brown” (1997)

Every hardcore Tarantino fan’s favorite Tarantino film, “Jackie Brown” is more than just an homage to blaxploitation or the best Elmore Leonard adaptation ever made (sorry, “Out of Sight”), it’s also something of a tribute to all of the crime writer’s work and the scuzzy but soulful ethos that bound it together. To this day, “Jackie Brown” remains a major outlier for Qt. For one thing, it’s based on pre-existing material. For another, it’s got a bonafide sex scene. Last but not least, it’s about recognizably human characters who have genuine depth, who have real lives that feel as though they continue beyond the confines of a movie screen (no disrespect to the cartoonish avatars who populate Tarantino’s later, more solipsistic work — they serve their purpose to perfection).

Pam Grier is spectacular in the title role of a flight attendant with a drug smuggling side hustle. Robert Forster is heartbreaking as lovelorn bondsman Max Cherry. Hell, even Robert De Niro is phenomenal, the iconic actor beautifully playing against his legend by inhabiting the film’s most pathetic and disposable character. For anyone put off by the blockbuster scale of Tarantino’s recent work, “Jackie Brown” is a rock-solid reminder of his genius for elevating fevered pastiche into singular pathos. And the soundtrack owns.

Begins streaming August 1st.

1. “All These Sleepless Nights” (2016)

It would be reductive and unfair to say that Michal Marczak’s “All These Sleepless Nights” is the film that Terrence Malick has been trying to make for the last 10 years, but it certainly feels that way while you’re watching it. A mesmeric, free-floating odyssey that wends its way through a hazy year in the molten lives of two Polish twentysomethings, this unclassifiable wonder obscures the divide between fiction and documentary until the distinction is ultimately irrelevant.

Read MoreReview: ‘All These Sleepless Nights’ Is the Movie That Terrence Malick Has Been Trying to Make

Unfolding like a plotless reality show that was shot by Emmanuel Lubezki, this lucid dream of a movie paints an unmoored portrait of a city in the throes of an orgastic reawakening. From the opening images of fireworks exploding over downtown Warsaw, to the stunning final glimpse of Marczak’s main subject — Krzysztof Baginski (playing himself, as everyone does), who looks and moves like a young Baryshnikov — twirling between an endless row of stopped cars during the middle of a massive traffic jam, the film is high on the spirit of liberation. More than just a hypnotically hyper-real distillation of what it means to be young, “All These Sleepless Nights” is a haunted vision of what it means to have been young.

Begins streaming August 15th.

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 12 Recap: Next Stop, Wendy's

1 August 2017 5:59 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.It's great to be in the know. To have a moment (hopefully more than one) when the veil drops and, per that old song, the mysteries of love (of life) come clear. Part 12 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks opens with just such a scene, as FBI Agent Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell) is initiated into the Blue Rose Task Force by her superiors Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) and Gordon Cole (Lynch). The references Albert drops—to things like "Project Blue Book" and to people like "Chet Desmond"—will be familiar to any Peaks obsessive who has pored over the original series, the Fire Walk with Me movie, or Frost's 2016 tie-in novel The Secret History of Twin Peaks. But remember that »

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‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 12 Opens Up ‘The X-Files’ and Welcomes Back a Familiar Face

30 July 2017 8:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Season 3), “Part 12.”]

Two major mysteries were solved in “Part 12,” a geographically and tonally sporadic episode of “The Return”: We found out what the “blue rose” referred to, and Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) made her 2017 debut.

As exciting as the latter point sounds, but ultimately didn’t prove to be, first things first: Did Gordon Cole (David Lynch) invent “The X-Files”?

Forgive us for the meta pop culture diversion, but Albert’s (Miguel Ferrer) exposition dump in recruiting Tammy (Chrysta Bell) to The Blue Rose task force triggered alarm bells. To sum up, Albert told the prospective new member that a few years after the government conducted a massive cover-up regarding the existence of UFOs, the military and FBI secretly joined forces to investigate the unsolvable leftover cases, and Gordon, Albert, and Cooper have been looking for answers ever since.

Read More‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 11 Puts a Funny Spin on David Fincher »

- Ben Travers

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‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 12 Opens Up ‘The X-Files’ and Welcomes Back a Familiar Face

30 July 2017 8:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Season 3), “Part 12.”]

Two major mysteries were solved in “Part 12,” a geographically and tonally sporadic episode of “The Return”: We found out what the “blue rose” referred to, and Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) made her 2017 debut.

As exciting as the latter point sounds, but ultimately didn’t prove to be, first things first: Did Gordon Cole (David Lynch) invent “The X-Files”?

Forgive us for the meta pop culture diversion, but Albert’s (Miguel Ferrer) exposition dump in recruiting Tammy (Chrysta Bell) to The Blue Rose task force triggered alarm bells. To sum up, Albert told the prospective new member that a few years after the government conducted a massive cover-up regarding the existence of UFOs, the military and FBI secretly joined forces to investigate the unsolvable leftover cases, and Gordon, Albert, and Cooper have been looking for answers ever since.

Read More‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 11 Puts a Funny Spin on David Fincher »

- Ben Travers

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