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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Cured’

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Cured’
Just when you thought nothing new could be done with the undead, “The Cured” pulls off a fresh take on zombie terrain. Irish writer-director David Freyne’s impressive first feature lends the dimension of political allegory that recently deceased subgenre king George Romero brought to his many “Dead” films, albeit in a somewhat subtler fashion. The result effectively plays more as serious drama than as horror thriller, despite key elements of the latter. With Ellen Page offering an additional lure for stateside audiences, this imperfect but compelling work has strong prospects if it can avoid the often hazardous theatrical gap between art house and mainstream audiences.

Opening text informs us that the “Maze virus” began sweeping Europe some years before, inducing “violent psychosis” and cannibalistic hunger among its victims. A cure was found (apparently by Paula Malcolmson’s Dr. Joan Lyons), but one-quarter of those infected remain “Resistants,” immune to its effect. The
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.

“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM
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Well Go USA Acquires North American Rights to Bad Day For The Cut

Following a warmly received world premiere at Sundance (read our review), the uncompromising revenge movie Bad Day for the Cut has now been acquired by Well Go USA.

Deadline reports that Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Bad Day for the Cut, and that a theatrical release is expected sometime this year. Here's what Well Go USA's Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Dylan Marchetti, had to say about the feature film directorial debut of Chris Baugh:

"Bad Day for the Cut is an amazing achievement – it puts a spin on the revenge thriller that’s just so incredibly fresh. One review referenced both the Dardenne brothers and Jeremy Saulnier in the same sentence, and that sums up quite perfectly what Chris has accomplished here."

Directed by Chris Baugh from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan Mullin, Bad Day for the Cut stars Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch,
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Sundance 2017 Review: Bad Day For The Cut Confidently Proves Violence is Never the Answer

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“This is the third person I’ve buried this week.”

Violence begets violence. It’s a lesson we all (or most of us, at least) learn early on, and it’s a lesson firmly driven home by co-writer/director Chris Baugh in Bad Day for the Cut. His Irish gangster thriller pits an unassuming farmer against the ruthless members of a slick crime syndicate, and the results are both explosive and heartbreaking.

In Bad Day for the Cut, we meet Donal (Nigel O’Neill), a middle-aged man who lives at home with his mom, Florence (Stella McCusker), on their remote farm in the Irish countryside. He spends his free time fixing cars or drinking at the local pub, with nothing remotely out of the ordinary ever really happening in his quietly mundane existence. But one night, Donal discovers his mother brutally murdered in their home, and he sees a mysterious
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‘Bad Day for the Cut’ Trailer: An Irish Farmer Avenges His Mother’s Murder In New Sundance Film

‘Bad Day for the Cut’ Trailer: An Irish Farmer Avenges His Mother’s Murder In New Sundance Film
The Sundance Film Festival premieres numerous films in and out of competition across many different sections — U.S. Dramatic, World Documentary, Next, etc. — but the one section that features films that defy convenient genre trappings is the Midnight section. This year, the Midnight section will feature new work from Annie Clark (a.k.a St. Vincent), Jeff Baena and the first feature-length film from Chris Baugh entitled “Bad Day for the Cut.”

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

The film follows Donal (Nigel O’Neill), a quiet, content farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence (Stella McCusker). But when Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion, Donal sets off for Belfast looking to avenge her death and discovers a secret for revenge about his mother that will shake him to his core. The film co-stars Susan Lynch
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Sundance 2017: Revenge Gets Messy in New Trailer for Bad Day For The Cut

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The murder of a grown man's mother turns a simple life into a blood-stained one in the new trailer for the revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut, making its world premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of violence and brutality that he can’t understand and a secret about his mother that will shake him to his core.
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Sundance 2017: New Poster & Stills for Revenge Thriller Bad Day For The Cut

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Starting later this week, Daily Dead will be providing live coverage of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and right now we have a look at a new poster and stills from Bad Day for the Cut, a revenge thriller set in the Irish countryside that is one of many films we'll be covering at the fest.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of
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‘A Patch of Fog’ Exclusive Clip: A Security Guard Blackmails a Famous TV Host Into Friendship

‘A Patch of Fog’ Exclusive Clip: A Security Guard Blackmails a Famous TV Host Into Friendship
What happens when our closest guarded secrets are exposed by someone with an ulterior agenda? That question is at the heart of the new thriller “A Patch of Fog,” about a sinister security guard (Stephen Graham) who blackmails a famous TV host (Conleth Hill) into friendship after he catches him shoplifting and threatens to expose it to the world. It co-stars Lara Pulver (“Edge of Tomorrow”), Arsher Ali (“Remainder”), Stuart Graham (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Ian McElhinney (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Biggest On-Demand and DVR Shows of 2016

The film is directed by Michael Lennox, who’s best known for his short films. He was nominated for an Oscar for directing the 2014 short “Boogaloo and Graham,” about two boys who raise baby chicks amidst major changes in their family.
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‘The Fall: Series 3’ Teaser Trailer: Gillian Anderson is Haunted By Killer Jamie Dornan

‘The Fall: Series 3’ Teaser Trailer: Gillian Anderson is Haunted By Killer Jamie Dornan
It’s been two years since audiences last saw Gillian Anderson as the driven and obsessive Stella Gibson, the detective superintendent who’s been after serial killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) in BBC Two’s drama “The Fall.” A new teaser trailer for the third installment has just been released and shows Gibson being haunted by the murderer who was last shot at the end of Season 2.

“You’re under arrest, you’re going to prison,” we hear Anderson’s voice say as she’s seen swimming, recalling the words that she last spoke to Spector and what he told her.

“I live at a level of intensity unknown to you and others of your type,” we hear him say. “You will never know the almost God-like power that I feel when that last bit of breath leaves a body. That feeling of complete possession.”

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‘The Fall: Series 3’ Teaser Trailer: Gillian Anderson is Haunted By Killer Jamie Dornan

‘The Fall: Series 3’ Teaser Trailer: Gillian Anderson is Haunted By Killer Jamie Dornan
It’s been two years since audiences last saw Gillian Anderson as the driven and obsessive Stella Gibson, the detective superintendent who’s been after serial killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) in BBC Two’s drama “The Fall.” A new teaser trailer for the third installment has just been released and shows Gibson being haunted by the murderer who was last shot at the end of Season 2.

“You’re under arrest, you’re going to prison,” we hear Anderson’s voice say as she’s seen swimming, recalling the words that she last spoke to Spector and what he told her.

“I live at a level of intensity unknown to you and others of your type,” we hear him say. “You will never know the almost God-like power that I feel when that last bit of breath leaves a body. That feeling of complete possession.”

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Thirteen: Writer Says No Season Two for BBC America Series

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Don't expect season two of BBC America's Thirteen  TV show. The drama thriller, which premiered in the Us on June 23rd will come to a close after its first season and TV series finale episode, airing in July. In UK, the finale aired back in March. At that time, creator Marnie Dickens told Radio Times that Thirteen was conceived as a mini-series which tells a complete story. So while Thirteen has not been cancelled in the traditional sense, it will not be renewed for a second season.

This five-party mystery thriller follows Ivy Moxham (Jodie Comer) on the day she escapes the cellar where she has been held prisoner for the last 13 years -- half her life. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton,
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Thirteen: Watch a BBC America Sneak Peek of the June 23rd Series Premiere

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Buckle up and watch a sneak peek of the Thirteen TV show. The limited drama series from Marnie Dickens, starring Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer, premieres Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt on BBC America. Ivy Moxam (Comer) has been missing for 13 years when she escapes from a basement-prison. If you're not sure what to do with your Thursday evenings, now that Orphan Black is on summer hiatus, Thirteen may be just the ticket.

The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife‘s China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary‘s Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther‘s Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.Read More…
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Thirteen: BBC America Teases Series Premiere (Vid & Pics)

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Look forward. No more talking. Check out these photos, episode descriptions, and watch two previews of the new Thirteen TV show, premiering on BBC America, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. BBC America describes Thirteen as an "emotional rollercoaster." The thriller-drama explores, "...how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself."

Created by Marnie Dickens, Thirteen stars Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife's China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary's Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther's Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.

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Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway

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Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway
Exclusive: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.

Principal photography is underway in Northern Ireland on thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which is backed by Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme, which has previously supported features including Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist and Michael Lennox’s A Patch of Fog.

Bad Day For The Cut is the first film from production outfit Six Mile Hill and follows a farmer who seeks revenge for the murder of this mother and is drawn into a world of violence where he discovers a devastating secret about his family.

The film stars Nigel O’Neill (The Secret) alongside Susan Lynch (Happy Valley), Stuart Graham (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and young charges Jozef Pawłowski (Jack Strong) and Anna Próchniak (Warsaw 44).

The screenplay, written by Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding
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Thirteen: BBC America Thriller Series Debuts in June

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BBC America has announced its new Thirteen TV series premieres Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The five-part series kicks off the week after Orphan Black's fourth season finale. Thirteen is written by creator Marnie Dickens and directed by China Moo-Young and Vanessa Casill, with Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive producing.

The cast of Thirteen includes: Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Aneurin Barnard, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, and Nicholas Farrell. Thirteen follows Ivy Moxam (Comer), on the day she escapes from the cellar where she has been held captive for 13 years.

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TV Review: Thirteen

Thirteen

Starring Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Richard Rankin, Tim Hobson, Valene Kane, Peter MacDonald and Stuart Graham.

Synopsis:

After thirteen years held captive by her kidnapper, Ivy Moxam escapes. Piecing back together the version of family life that existed before is no easy task.

A lot was riding on BBC Three’s new five-part drama Thirteen when it was announced earlier this year. In a turbulent time for the channel, where a move from terrestrial television to an all-online streaming platform alongside a disastrously received re-brand project, a compelling new drama aimed at BBC Three’s monopolised young adult audience had a lot of hopes pinned on it to regenerate the network and usher it into the digital age far more gracefully than it had done thus far.

The teasers and previews for Thirteen looked promising. Reminiscent of sinister real-life cases of child abduction, the tone of the drama inspires
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‘The Hallow’ VOD Review

Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Gary Lydon, Stuart Graham, Conor Craig Stephens, Joss Wyre, Sean Tyrell, James Meryk, Billie Traynor, Alan Archbold, Luc Walsh, Gerard Flatherty, Padraig Mac Cathmhaoil, Seamus Mac Cathmhaoil | Written by Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino | Directed by Corin Hardy

Note: With the digital HD release of The Hallow coming on March 7th (the DVD follows on March 21st), here’s a reposting of our review of Corin hardy’s film from last years Film4 Frightfest.

In what has been a somewhat unremarkable year for the horror genre thus far (minus It Follows), Corin Hardy‘s Irish flick The Hallow sadly refuses to buck the trend, despite some initial potential. Writer-director Hardy centres The Hallow in a remote rural Irish millhouse where newly moved in tree-surgeon Adam (Joseph Mawle) and his family come under attack by creatures living in the woods.

There’s a noticeable ambition
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The Fall

Network: Netflix

Episodes: 16 (hour)

Seasons: Three

TV show dates: May 28, 2013 -- present

Series status: Ending

Performers include: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady, Michael McElhatton, Ben Peel, Frank McCusker, John Lynch, Ian McElhinney, Archie Panjabi, Stuart Graham, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Emmett J. Scanlan, Bronágh Taggart, Karen Hassan, Jonjo O'Neill, Nick Lee, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, Séainín Brennan, and Sean McGinley.

TV show description:      

This crime drama is set in Northern Ireland and follows senior investigating officer Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). She must temporarily leave her position to enter the Police Service of Northern Ireland to oversee the progress of a murder investigation that has gone on for too long -- Operation Musicman.

When she discovers exactly what is going on in the case, she must work with the local detectives to find
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Exclusive Featurette: Go Behind the Scenes of The Hallow

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To coincide with the release of The Hallow, out in cinemas Friday 13th November, we’ve been given this exclusive featurette taking us behind the scenes of the movie which stars Bojana Novakovic, Joseph Mawle, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley, Charlotte Williams and Stuart Graham. The Hallow is written & directed by Corin Hardy. Check out the

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Frightfest 2015: ‘The Hallow’ Review

Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Gary Lydon, Stuart Graham, Conor Craig Stephens, Joss Wyre, Sean Tyrell, James Meryk, Billie Traynor, Alan Archbold, Luc Walsh, Gerard Flatherty, Padraig Mac Cathmhaoil, Seamus Mac Cathmhaoil | Written by Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino | Directed by Corin Hardy

Review by Andrew McArthur

In what has been a somewhat unremarkable year for the horror genre thus far (minus It Follows), Corin Hardy‘s Irish flick The Hallow sadly refuses to buck the trend, despite some initial potential. Writer-director Hardy centres The Hallow in a remote rural Irish millhouse where newly moved in tree-surgeon Adam (Joseph Mawle) and his family come under attack by creatures living in the woods.

There’s a noticeable ambition in Hardy’s narrative for The Hallow which straddles several genre areas including: a home invasion angle, cat and mouse (or monster and human) chases, and a possession storyline. Mixing these already
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