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Movie Review – My Friend Dahmer (2017)

My Friend Dahmer, 2017.

Written and Directed by Marc Meyers.

Starring Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Liam Koeth, Tommy Nelson, Harrison Holzer, Vincent Kartheiser, Cameron McKendry, Miles Robbins, and Anne Heche.

Synopsis:

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Not even 10 minutes into My Friend Dahmer (written and directed by Marc Meyers, also based on the graphic novel by Dahmer’s real-life high school buddy and fellow band mate Derf Backderf played by Alex Wolff here) the sociopathic and downright chillingly psychotic Jeffrey Dahmer is seen mimicking the abnormal movements and voice of an interior decorator suffering from cerebral palsy. He then goes out to a wooden shed nearby his house to dissolve dead animals into acid to study their insides and bone structure. For most portraits of infamous serial killers, that would be the money shot, but this analyzation of the broken home-raised, oddball social outcast
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Sliff 2017 Interview: Marc Meyers – Director of My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer screens Friday, November 10th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Director Director Marc Meyers will be in attendance. . Ticket information can be found Here.

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the acclaimed graphic memoir by cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf — who was a teenage friend of the nascent serial killer and nearly became his first human victim — My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster — and the high-school senior. Ross Lynch portrays Dahmer in a performance that Paper Magazine describes as “haunted, sad, scary, and unforgettable,” and the exceptional cast includes Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Dallas Roberts,
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'My Friend Dahmer': From Graphic Novel to Chilling New Film

'My Friend Dahmer': From Graphic Novel to Chilling New Film
In 2013, filmmaker Marc Meyers took a trip to Bath, Ohio, to visit the suburb where serial killer Jeffery Dahmer spent his formative years. Several months earlier, Meyers had optioned the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer – a memoir by cartoonist Derf Backderf about his brief but intense high-school friendship with the man who would become known as the Milwaukee Cannibal – and he was figuring out how to adapt it into a film. "[Derf] said, 'You're welcome to come by for a couple days and I'll show you around where I grew up,
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Review: ‘My Friend Dahmer’ is a Deeply Misguided Look at the Origins of a Serial Killer

When someone kills seventeen people over a thirteen-year span with words like necrophilia and cannibalism circling each murder, sympathy for the predator — not his prey — is neither the first nor hundredth emotion that should come to anyone’s mind. I’m not certain there could be room for anything but disgust whether you’re a stranger, a family member, or an old friend reading the news. And yet we try to find motivation nonetheless. We wonder about how someone could become such a monster right under our nose without ever suspecting it. There’s this unavoidable sense of morbid fascination because we can’t fathom doing what he’s done. The need to therefore discover what in his life drove him to that point trumps everything. We seek reason in the unreasonable.

While it’s one thing to live vicariously through the nonsensical ravings and actions of a D-list wannabe
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My Friend Dahmer Movie Review

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My Friend Dahmer Movie Review
My Friend Dahmer Film Rise Director: Marc Meyers Written by: Marc Meyers, adapted from John Backderf’s graphic novel Cast: Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Tommy Nelson, Vincent Kartheiser, Miles Robbins Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 10/15/17 Opens: November 3, 2017 Next time you hear an adolescent say that he intends to major […]

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Movie Trailer: Wes Anderson, Edward Norton

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer. Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom (2012) movie trailer stars Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand. Moonrise Kingdom‘s plot synopsis: “Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.”

This looks like a very good drama and comedy. It has a
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Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' gets a wacky first trailer

We have added the new and first movie trailer for writer/director Wes Anderson's latest wacky creation, "Moonrise Kingdom." The Focus Features drama comedy stars Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, Neal Huff and Tommy Nelson.Watch the trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom" below;"Moonrise Kingdom" is released on limited screens across the Us from May 25th.Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, "Moonrise Kingdom" follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down . which might not be
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Clip from The Woman Gets Bitey

On October 14, The Woman hits theaters in limited release and, in anticipation of its bow, we've got a clip! Here you'll find the titular gal (played by Pollyanna McIntosh) being strung up. Watch out, she's still got...bite! Lucky McKee directed this follow-up to The Offspring . Angela Bettis, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson star. You'll find new images here .
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Blu-Ray Review: Brilliant Subtlety of Existential, Striking ‘Meek’s Cutoff’

Chicago – Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff” is certainly not a film for everyone. It features long, drawn-out scenes that are not only free of dialogue but basically just feature sorrowful people walking to the rhythm of the wagon wheel and the tune of the blowing wind. For the right viewers, these passages will frustrate but if you give yourself over to this remarkable film, they will build tension inside of you in a unique, discomfiting way.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

Very few films have ever conveyed an impending sense of doom as successfully as this one. And the key questions of Jon Raymond’s screenplay are timeless: Which way do you go when you’ve lost the map? Who do you trust when you can’t see beyond the horizon? How does someone simply keep moving forward when it’s so unclear where we’re going?

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The Woman and Feral People: An Unbelievable Cinematic Truth

The Woman has generated some controversy based on its misogynistic tones and scenes of torture. Early reviews from major news sources have called the film "an hour and a half of brutal misogyny" (Reporter) and "devoid of wit, flair and thematic focus" (Variety). However, most critics agree that the film is out to shock and there is often an audience for films that will push boundaries. The Woman will premiere in the United Kingdom August 27th and North America October 14th.

Part of the premise for The Woman is this focus on a feral person captured in the wild. Strangely, this is not an uncommon occurrence, with hundreds of stories of feral people being found in jungles and forests locally and abroad. Recently, there was a report of a Cambodian woman found malnourished and partially naked in Rattanakiri Prov. (2007). Her speech was imparied and her ability to socialize was diminished.
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This is The Woman Poster, Hear Her Roar

The Collective and Bloody-Disgusting Selects continues to make bold choices with their film acquisitions. Even if what they are releasing is hit or miss, you have to applaud them for taking risks. Recently, the pair picked up Lucky McKee's The Woman . This tale of a feral cannibal gal repulsed some audience members at Sundance and now it is getting a release October 14. That's the official poster you see below with star Pollyanna McIntosh peering through a "W." Angela Bettis, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson also star. You can watch a trailer here .
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Australian Trailer for The Woman

The Woman - directed by Lucky McKee ( May ) - is making its way to a U.S. release via Bloody-Disgusting Selects. While we await word of a release date, bite into this Australian trailer. Angela Bettis, Pollyanna McIntosh, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson star. In this sequel to The Offspring , a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
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Film Review: ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ Turns Physical Journey Into Riveting Spiritual Drama

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Chicago – Very few films have ever conveyed an impending sense of doom as successfully as Kelly Reichardt’s stunningly accomplished “Meek’s Cutoff,” a journey into the past that has resonance for any era. Which way do you go when you’ve lost the map? Who do you trust when you can’t see beyond the horizon? How does man simply keep moving forward when it’s so unclear where we’re going?

“Meek’s Cutoff” is a spectacular drama, a piece of work with nary a flawed element. From the riveting performances (including at least two of the best of the year so far) to Reichardt’s strikingly sparse visual compositions to a script that took so many narrative risks, “Meek’s Cutoff” dares the viewer to wander the desolate landscape with its characters. Some will be unwilling to make the journey. It’s a slow film, to be sure,
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Meek’S Cutoff – The Review

A staple of many classic western movies is the wagon train. Each wagon’s full of eager settlers about to begin a new life. There was even a TV show called “Wagon Train”. Most times these folks would arrive at their new home on the prairie and put sown stakes. But what happens when they don’t make it to their promised land? The most extreme case maybe the story of the Donner party. Things don’t quite get that desperate in Kelly Reichardt’s new film Meek’S Cutoff. but the new West isn’t the utopia depicted in many classic film portrayals. Here, the roughest part of the journey may be the conflicts within this small group.

The first images we see are the three wagons being pulled by their animals while the men and women ( and one young boy) trudge alongside over the barren landscape. Eventually we
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Meek’s Cutoff | Review

Director: Kelly Reichardt Writer: Jonathan Raymond Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux Loosely inspired by a true story, Meek’s Cutoff tells the story of a small group of pioneers’ 1845 attempt to relocate to Oregon via a tortured journey along the Oregon Trail. With all of their remaining worldly possessions loaded in wagons and all their faith placed in their guide, the grizzled and slightly sinister trapper and mountain man Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood), they are attempting an arduous trek across the roughest of country in hopes of starting over in a new land. While on its face Meek’s Cutoff is a fairly simplistic and straightforward film, scratch just under the surface and you find that it operates on multiple levels. The film’s unwavering starkly realistic atmosphere and minimalist mood are set early, from the
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Meek's Cutoff Trailer

Meek's Cutoff Trailer
A new trailer for director Kelly Reichardt's Western Meek's Cutoff has arrived. The film stars Michelle Williams and Paul Dano in a story about three families who become lost on the Oregon Trailer after taking a shortcut. You can check out the first footage from this gritty thriller below.

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The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are
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Trailer for Meek’S Cutoff Starring Michelle Williams

Oscilloscope has released the first trailer for Meek's Cutoff, an indie western set in 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail.  Three families hire Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood) to lead them on a troubled journey over the Cascade Mountains.  Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, and Rod Rondeauxn star alongside Greenwood, a character actor I'm excited to see in a lead role. The trailer effectively invokes a quiet, moody atmosphere.  I expect no less from director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy).  Watch the trailer after the break. You'll notice from the trailer that Meek's Cutoff employs the atypical 4:3 aspect ratio.  I'm trying to figure out the last non-documentary feature film that went 4:3.  My memory went to 1987's Full Metal Jacket, but a brief search pulled up Elephant from 2003.  If you can think of anything post-1987, please leave it in the comments.
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Michelle Williams Goes West In ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ Trailer

Michelle Williams, Best Actress-nominated for her performance in Blue Valentine, is easily one of the finest working actors today. Re-teaming with her Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt, she leads Meek’s Cutoff, a bleak and beautiful western journey. I reviewed the film at Tiff, where it was one of my favorites at the fest and now it is getting a limited theatrical run.

The western drama also stars (a nearly unrecognizable) Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, and Rod Rondeauxn. The first trailer, which can be viewed below via Apple, gives off a There Will Be Blood vibe, even the film is more methodically paced.

Synopsis: The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut,
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Meek’s Cutoff Poster

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Oscilloscope have released the official poster for indie-western Meek’s Cutoff.

Directed by Kelly Reichardt, Meek’s Cutoff stars Paul Dano, Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Zoe Kazan, Tommy Nelson, Will Patton, Neal Huff and Rod Rondeaux.

Meek’s Cutoff premiered to mainly positive reviews at the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival.

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Check out the poster below:

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Meek’s Cutoff | Review - Austin Film Festival 2010

Director: Kelly Reichardt Writer: Jonathan Raymond Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux Meek's Cutoff follows the path of three families in 1845 on the dusty Oregon Trail who have made arrangements with a grissly guide by the name of Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood) to lead them and their covered wagons through the Cascade Mountains. Meek, a man of heavy self proclamation, has ignorantly lead his clients astray on a seemingly endless journey that begins to wear on his followers who begin to question his abilities and judgement. After days of broken promises from Meek, and after capturing a lone curious Native American man (Rod Rondeaux), Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams) rises up to lead the rest of the party in following the guidance of the Native American who could take them out of the arid valleys to water. The
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