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Exclusive Interview – Director Will Gluck on Peter Rabbit, a possible sequel, and Easy A

Sony PicturesPeter Rabbit makes its way into UK cinemas this coming Friday, and Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris caught up with director Will Gluck to discuss his adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved character, the chances of a sequel, and Gluck’s 2010 film Easy A. Check it out in the video below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Read our reviews of Peter Rabbit here and here

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie,
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Blu-ray Review: Criterion Kills With The Silence Of The Lambs

Some 27 years ago, on Valentine's Day in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was unleashed in theatres. Romantic, eh? In any case, the film wasn't expected to have the impact that it did, being released in February. However, Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Thomas Harris' popular novel was such a slam dunk that The Silence of the Lambs swept the Oscars the following year, winning Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. This is also known as one of the highest-rated films of all time. If you're reading this, you know that Jodie Foster plays Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who is tasked with trying to get an infamous doctor and cannibal serial killer (Anthony Hopkins) to help the FBI capture a new killer who...

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The Silence of the Lambs

Talk about staying power — Jonathan Demme’s riveting, ultimately humanistic horror thriller raked in a full house of Oscars and is still scaring new viewers. Even those that chose to avoid it know what it’s all about. My review bows to the film’s superiority and remarks on some of its finer points of cinematic splendor.

The Silence of the Lambs


The Criterion Collection 13

1991 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date February 13, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Tracey Walter, Kenneth Utt, Paul Lazar, Adelle Lutz, Obba Babatundé Diane Baker, Roger Corman, Ron Vawter, Charles Napier, Chris Isaak, George Romero, Kasi Lemmons, Lauren Roselli.

Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto

Film Editor: Craig McKay

Original Music: Howard Shore

Written by Ted Tally from the novel by Thomas Harris

Produced by Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt

Directed by Jonathan Demme

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Movie Review – Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird, 2017.

Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton, Andy Buckley, Daniel Zovatto, Jordan Rodrigues, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith.


In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

There’s a dirtied, muddied elegance to Greta Gerwig’s fantastically bold and personal debut Lady Bird, a coming-of-age story to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River.” The character all appear real, the camera is unimposing, as if the audience are snooping upon arguments between mother and daughter, and the frenzied, frankly hysterical first sexual experience. Gerwig has managed to weave a tale at once incredibly personal, at once entirely universal in one broad stroke.

A spectacular Saoirse Ronan is Gerwig surrogate Catherine “Lady Bird” McPherson – Lady Bird her self-given name “given by me, to me,
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New on Blu-ray and DVD! February 13, 2017

In the chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder.

As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wro
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Gary Oldman films: 15 greatest movies, ranked worst to best, include ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Sid and Nancy,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Dracula’

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Gary Oldman films: 15 greatest movies, ranked worst to best, include ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Sid and Nancy,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Dracula’
Gary Oldman might finally win his first career Oscar in March for his role as Winston Churchill in the film “Darkest Hour.” Surprisingly it’s only his second Oscar nomination after his first for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” in 2012, also as Best Actor. Where does his latest movie rank among his greatest of all time in our photo gallery (view above)?

Despite his long and very successful film career Oldman hasn’t been recognized very often by awards groups. He received one Emmy nomination (for a guest appearance on “Friends” of all things) but has never even been nominated for a Golden Globe. Back in his native country of England, the BAFTAs have nominated him twice before this year as an actor (for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Prick up Your Ears”) and awarded him two trophies for a film he directed called “Nil by Mouth” (he won for the
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The Voice Actors From Pinky and the Brain Redid a Scene From The Silence of the Lambs

There are very few films that I describe as being “perfect”. It’s so rare, that I think I can count my picks on one hand. Jonathan Demme’s 1991 psychological horror/thriller The Silence of the Lambs, which is based on Thomas Harris’ novel, is one of those films. A masterfully tense and phenomenally adapted piece of […]

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Movie Review – Early Man (2018)

Early Man, 2018.

Directed by Nick Park.

Featuring the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Rob Brydon, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, and Johnny Vegas.


Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

The (very literal) fingerprints of Nick Park are all over Early Man, Aardman’s latest plasticine adventure. Like Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and the underrated, delightful The Pirates, it’s a film that demands second viewing, not for it’s plotting – strangely limp and by the books – but for the visual cues; it’s a dizzying world of slapstick and gentle euphemisms.

Early Man is never really better than it’s epilogue,
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Movie Review – Last Flag Flying (2017)

Last Flag Flying, 2017.

Directed by Richard Linklater.

Starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, J. Quinton Johnson, Deanna Reed-Foster, Yul Vasquez, Graham Wolfe, Jeff Monahan, and Cicely Tyson.


Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Richard Linklater finds the intimate amongst the grandiose. His films tackle glancing moments within sweeping vistas. Where Boyhood and the Before Trilogy – his two magnum opus’ – placed focus on the small conversations, the quiet moments that a decade later take on far larger meanings, his latest, Last Flag Flying, a spiritual sequel to Hal Ashby’s The Last Detail ruminates on memory and the fractious manner in which nostalgia is warped.

Steve Carrell (in a career best performance) is Larry “Doc” Shephard,
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Second Opinion – Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 2018.

Directed by Wes Ball.

Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Katherine McNamara, Walton Goggins, Nathalie Emmanuel, Barry Pepper, Jacob Lofland, Dexter Darden, Paul Lazenby, and Patricia Clarkson.


Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Piecing together plotting in young adult fiction is a puzzle aimed at six-year olds. There’s a chosen one; often an orphan/an outsider/amnesiac who obtains/is born with something with which a malevolent organisation/force/individual has to obtain/kill in order to create/halt destruction/peace through destruction.

With that, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the much-delayed finale to the middling Ya franchise, once again falls under the paradigm of by the numbers youth fiction. In fact, its plot – a baffling, incessantly
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Movie Review – Coco (2017)

Coco, 2017.

Directed by Lee Unkrich.

Featuring the voice talents of Anthony González, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos, John Ratzenberger, and Cheech Marin.


Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

All good things must come to an end, and in recent years, it felt as if Pixar, the once mighty animation behemoth were mid-metamorphosis, awaiting the final turn towards Dreamworks mundanity. It helps little that be it for Inside Out, their last five features have peaked at Finding Dory, a passing distraction and a sequel unasked for.

Thankfully, Coco finds the once mighty studio again reigning supreme; it’s a swaggering, ripe, rich and deeply emotional study of the poetic temperance of passing. Like Inside out, Toy Story 3 and Monsters, Inc. before,
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Why 2017 was the year of Stephen King on screen

Ryan Lambie Dec 8, 2017

As The Dark Tower heads to disc, we take a look back at a screen year that's been big for Stephen King adaptations...

In the late 60s and early 1970s, a new generation of horror storytellers brought the genre out of the past and into the troubled, turbulent present. In cinemas, such directors as George A Romero, Tobe Hooper and David Cronenberg ushered in a new age of modern, fleshier horror, where the images were disturbing and the capes and castles of old Dracula and Frankenstein movies were entirely absent.

Over in the literary world, such writers as Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby) and William Peter Batty (The Exorcist) were injecting creating a similarly seismic impact, sparking a pulp horror boom that would last until well into the 1980s. Few authors, however, have enjoyed the fame or the sheer longevity of Stephen King. Still in his 20s when his first novel,
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The Criterion Collection Will Resurrect Night Of The Living Dead, Silence Of The Lambs With 4K Blu-Rays

The Silence of the Lambs and Night of the Living Dead, two bona fide horror gems, are officially joining the Criterion Collection.

Each film classic will receive a 4K restoration, along with scores of special features, which will be available from February 13th, 2018. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s Day treat?

On a more somber note, news of this re-release arrives at a difficult time for the horror community: Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme passed away back in April, while George A. Romero, the undisputed king of zombies, died in July. Indeed, it was difficult losing two legendary filmmakers in the space of three months, but this posthumous recognition ensures their finest achievements are ushered into the pantheon of great cinema.

Each release will come with different bonus features – Lambs, for instance, includes audio commentary from Demme himself, along with Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and screenwriter
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Riverdale season 2 episode 6 review: Death Proof

Chris Cummins Nov 16, 2017

A timely episode of Riverdale mixes the serious with the supremely goofy. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.6 Death Proof

Tonight's episode began with another obvious yet still true observation from Jughead - that we often wear masks that cover who we really are. Although this episode was written and filmed before the Harvey Weinstein/Louis Ck/et al stories broke, its impossible to view it outside of the context of that news cycle and how it gave rise to the #metoo movement. There's a lot going on in this week's episode but the most important element here is far and away the Cheryl/Nick/Veronica storyline. Last week we saw Nick St. Clair go transform from New York City-based textbook case
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George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead Criterion Collection Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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An absolute game-changer for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead introduced the modern zombie as we know it, packing in as much social commentary as it did gore. Now, nearly 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film is getting The Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment it so justly deserves. Criterion is coming to get us, Barbara...

Slated for a February 13th release, The Criterion Collection Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray features a 4K digital restoration that was overseen by the late, great Romero as well as John A. Russo, Gary R. Streiner, and Russell W. Streiner. The new Blu-ray is packed with bonus features both old and new, and you can get an idea of what to expect from the official release details and cover art below, as well as information on another February 13th Criterion Collection Blu-ray release: Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs.
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‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018

‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018
The Criterion Collection will be paying its respects to the late Jonathan Demme and George A. Romero in February 2018 by finally making “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Night of the Living Dead” members of its prestigious library. The two horror classics are joining famous titles from Kon Ichikawa, Satyajit Ray, and Tony Richardson as February additions to the Criterion Collection.

Read More:The Criterion Collection Announces January 2018 Titles, Including ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake

Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of “The Silence of the Lambs,” which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring Demme, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas. “Night of the Living Dead” will also be released in 4K, with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature.
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The Role Of Hannibal Lecter Could’ve Gone To Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Or Dustin Hoffman

If you enjoy movies of a darker nature, then you may agree with us in saying that not only was The Silence of the Lambs one of the best horror/thriller flicks the 1990’s produced, but perhaps one of the greatest of all time. Admittedly, we could probably talk about the many things that made it special all day, chief among which were Anthony Hopkins’ chilling performance as Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill’s legendary dance scene set to “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus – but let’s talk about the good doctor for a moment, shall we?

As you may know, this wasn’t the first of Thomas Harris’ series of books to have been adapted to film, with Manhunter preceding it in 1986. Furthermore, Brian Cox originally inhabited the role of Lecter, although it was spelled “Lecktor” the first time around.

Anyway, when it came time to get the followup off the ground,
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The Silence Of The Lambs: the thinking person's monster movie

Ryan Lambie Nov 3, 2017

As The Silence Of The Lambs re-emerges courtesy of the BFI, we look at how it created one of the screen's most iconic monsters...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Silence Of The Lambs

See related Lee Unkrich interview: Pixar, Toy Story 3, sequels and scary characters

"Is it true what they're saying?" a cop asks FBI agent Clarice Starling around The Silence Of The Lambs' midpoint. "That he's some kind of vampire?"

The cop is referring, of course, to Hannibal Lecter, the former psychiatrist and serial killer played by Anthony Hopkins. Originally created by author Thomas Harris and making his first appearance in the 1981 novel Red Dragon, Lecter - otherwise known as Hannibal the Cannibal - has long since become a fixture on the pop culture landscape. The Silence Of The Lambs isn't specifically about Lecter - rather, it's about Starling (Jodie Foster) and
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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Returns in Trailer for New Theatrical Restoration

The Silence of the Lambs is not a documentary, but rather a story that stems from an exaggerated version of our own terrible reality,” said our own Willow Maclay this summer when writing about the Best Picture winner. “Clarice Starling is a defining character of her generation for her guile, strength and intelligence in the face of inhumane problems, but more so than an archetype or a hero, she’s an incredibly interesting woman — one of many in the filmography of Jonathan Demme.”

Just in time for Halloween we have a new trailer for a new 4K restoration of the film, and although it’s only currently scheduled to tour the U.K., hopefully we’ll learn of a U.S. run soon. While you binge David Fincher’s Mindhunter, see how Demme perfected the serial killer analysis thriller with the new trailer below.

FBI agent Clarice Starling, a specialist in serial killers,
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The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey

The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads
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