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10+ Years Later: Southland Tales Captured a Fascinating Moment In America

27 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In 2006, Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales premiered to thunderous jeer at the Cannes Film Festival. Eighteen months later, an edited version quietly limped into a handful of cinemas without so much as a whisper of marketing.   Judged as the very definition of sophomore slump by a (near) consensus of print critics, Southland Tales never achieved the miraculous comeback of Kelly’s debut feature, Donnie Darko, which as of this moment is in the midst of a glossy remastering and re-release in cinemas.   So here we are in 2017, a decade after Southland Tales ended with both a bang and a whimper.   This column aims to look with fresh eyes at the film labelled as "a slow-paced, bloated and self-indulgent picture,” by The Hollywood...

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‘Two Sentence Horror Stories: Ma’ Clip: Horror Anthology Series Uses Viral Stories to Craft Chilling Shorts — Watch

27 April 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anthology series are so hot right now. With that in mind, meet “Two Sentence Horror Stories,” presented by Stage 13, a new series of short horror films based off of two-sentence viral fan fictions. Vera Miao (“Best Friends Forever”), a former Tribeca Film Institute Fellow, created, wrote, produced, and directed the series.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Alexis Bledel and Margaret Atwood React to the Year’s Most Brutal Scene

The first episode of the series, “Ma,” is premiering this year at Tribeca during the New Online Work (N.O.W.) section of the festival. According to the official synopsis for the episode, “Like many traditional Chinese families, Mona still lives at home with her stern but loving Ma. When she meets cute Erica, their instant chemistry awakens something dormant inside. But Ma is not going to let her daughter go easily. Because nothing is allowed to come between a mother and daughter. »

- Kerry Levielle

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‘La Strada’ Restoration First Look: Federico Fellini’s Oscar-Winning Masterpiece Heads Back to Theaters — Watch

26 April 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From “Donnie Darko” to “The Graduate,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Stalker,” film restorations are having a pretty incredible year so far, and it’s only going to get better with the return of a Federico Fellini masterpiece. Studiocanal is bringing a 2k digital restoration of “La Strada” to UK theaters on May 19, and it has released a wonderful first look courtesy of the trailer embedded below.

Read More: ‘The Graduate’ 4K Restoration Coming to Theaters for 50th Anniversary

La Strada” stars Giulietta Masina as young woman who becomes the wife and performance assistant to a strongman named Zampanò (Anthony Quinn). She befriends her husband’s rival (Richard Basehart) as their marriage becomes increasingly abusive. When the three are put in the same traveling circus, tragedy strikes.

The movie opened in 1954 and became the first title to ever receive the Oscar for Best Foreign Langue Film. “La Strada” also earned the Silver »

- Zack Sharf

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Donnie Darko

25 April 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

 

When high school kids get into creative writing »

- Glenn Erickson

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Best Teen Movie Kisses

25 April 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We prefer to remember these monumental moments in teen film makeouts instead of our own high school experiences. Please join us on a butterfly-inducing trip down memory lane.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Shortly before making us collapse in tears, A Walk to Remember has us swooning at the sight of Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon’s (Shane West) first non-theater obligated kiss. Like the entirety of the first date Landon planned, the kiss is perfect.

Never Been Kissed (1999) 

For a devastating minute, it seems like Sam (Michael Vartan) declined Josie’s (Drew Barrymore) article-delivered invitation to give her her first »

- Lydia Price

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Adjust Your Tracking Has A Blast With ‘Free Fire,’ Talks New David Lynch Doc ‘The Art Life’ [Podcast]

21 April 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open with more talk of repertory cinema, in this case the recent 4K restoration of “Donnie Darko” currently playing in some arthouses around the country (and also getting a gorgeous new blu-ray release from Arrow Video). From there, I recommend you see “The Lost City Of Z” in a theater, and soon (also check out Rodrigo’s great interview with director James Gray on his new podcast).

Continue reading Adjust Your Tracking Has A Blast With ‘Free Fire,’ Talks New David Lynch Doc ‘The Art Life’ [Podcast] at The Playlist. »

- Erik McClanahan

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New to Streaming: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Antichrist,’ ‘The Prestige,’ and More

21 April 2017 4:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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.

Antichrist (Lars von Trier)

Like the majority of Lars von Trier films, from the first moments of Antichrist, one will be able to discern if it’s an experience they want to proceed with. For those will to endure its specific unpleasantness, there’s a poetic, affecting exploration of despair at its center. Chaos reigns, indeed. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: FilmStruck

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked »

- The Film Stage

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Review: ‘Super Dark Times’ Is An Unnerving Cross Between ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Donnie Darko’ — Tribeca 2017

20 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The ominous prologue of Kevin Phillips’ “Super Dark Times” arrives like a shiver, and that chill lingers until the bitter end, continuing to sink into your skin even as the rest of the film begins to melt into the atmosphere. A slow-burn high school thriller that’s like a tortured cross between “Stand By Me” and “Donnie Darko” (with a bit of Dostoyevskian madness thrown in there for good measure, Phillips’ feature-length debut begins by welcoming us to a grey Hudson Valley town that’s lost in the barren phantom zone between fall and winter.

The place looks practically post-apocalyptic, the shattered window of a classroom evoking “Children of Men.” But it’s not the end of the world, just a petrified buck who’s gotten himself into a spot of trouble. Some cops stand over the animal as it lies dying on the floor between the desks, the men »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Apocalypse Child’ Sees Beauty and Pain Both Above and Below

18 April 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This Week in Home VideoPlus 9 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support Fsr in the process!

Pick of the WeekApocalypse Child

What is it? A young man in the Filipino town of Baler suspects he may have been fathered by a certain American director who filmed a Vietnam war epic in town several years prior.

Why buy it? The identity of finding the truth about his father is a catalyst of sorts here, but it’s far from the focus of Mario Cornejo and co-writer Monster Jimenez’s beautiful, raw, and affecting film. Instead it’s the idea of escaping one’s past through self-deception and distraction that pervades the screen alongside gorgeous visuals and performances. You can’t look away no matter how much you may want to. There »

- Rob Hunter

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Split,’ ‘Ali,’ and More

18 April 2017 5:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked the 15-year anniversary of Richard Kelly’s debut cult curio, Donnie Darko. While the film’s cult-status has elevated it into its own separate canon alongside other 21st-century indie-cult hits, Kelly’s two other films — the positively delirious and daring Southland Tales and the labyrinthine sci-fi period piece The Box — prove that he is a director deserving of much greater consideration. Sadly it’s been about eight years since a new »

- The Film Stage

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Blu-ray Review – Donnie Darko: Limited Edition (2001)

18 April 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Donnie Darko, 2001.

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, and Noah Wyle.

Synopsis:

Donnie Darko has been released on Blu-ray a few times, but this new Limited Edition from Arrow promises to be the ultimate release for fans. The theatrical version and the Director’s Cut are included, along with the previously released bonus features, a new documentary, a 1996 short film by director Richard Kelly, a hardcover book, and some pieces of art printed on cardstock, found inside an envelope marked “Roberta Sparrow.” (Hmmmm…)

Donnie Darko is a perfect example of how a great movie will find its place in the world, even if it experiences a troubled theatrical release. (See The Iron Giant and The Shawshank Redemption for two other such examples.) In the case of Donnie Darko, any movie that used a plane crash »

- Brad Cook

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April 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Donnie Darko 4-Disc Set, Tales From The Hood, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

17 April 2017 8:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Other notable releases for April 18th include Scream Factory’s stellar collector’s edition of Tales From the Hood, Contamination .7, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Mephisto Waltz from Kino Lorber.

Donnie Darko: 4-Disc Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. »

- Heather Wixson

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Anyone Else Completely Frightened by Donald Trump’s Easter Bunny?

17 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House!  Ready to have some fun?  I’m not.    Here’s what Trump said right beside this creepy bunny.   “We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. We’re right on track.”  On track for what?  A real life Donnie Darko bunny scenario?  Anyone else completely freaked out by this thing?  And another thing.  That has to be Sean Spicer in there right?  There’s just no way it’s anyone else.  I think the only thing that would freak me out more than this bunny is if the White House had

Anyone Else Completely Frightened by Donald Trump’s Easter Bunny? »

- Nat Berman

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NYC Weekend Watch: Quad’s Return, James Gray, Frederick Wiseman, De Niro Essentials & More

14 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Quad Cinema

The Quad has returned and looks very fine, their first weekend running from a Lina Wertmüller series to watching a David Lynch classic with Greta Gerwig to Fassbinder to David Bowie. And that’s only about the half of it.

Metrograph

James Gray, Universal ’70s classics, Alphaville, Donnie Darko, Jeanne Dielman, Ghost in the Shell »

- Nick Newman

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Mulholland Dr. And The Joy Of A Complicated Yarn

13 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Mulholland Dr. is getting a well-deserved re-release and that brings with it an opportunity to reflect again on its particular charms, including its complex, elliptical structure.

Mulholland may well be David Lynch’s masterpiece, though plenty will argue the same for Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man or Inland Empire. The Elephant Man is definitely the most conventional and therefore the most readily accessible of his films, but there remains a particular satisfaction in getting to grips with Mulholland’s structure and thereby arguably getting more out of it than something with a more traditional through-line.

For the uninitiated (for shame!), Mulholland Dr. is about (as much as it is really about anything) a wide-eyed young actress arriving in Hollywood, meeting an amnesiac car-crash victim and getting caught up in a reality-bending story of film-making, brokenness, mutating identities and a strange blue box. There is »

- Dave Roper

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Stephen King: 5 Unadapted Stories That Would Make Excellent Movies

8 April 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After the wildly popular reception of the “It” trailer, author Stephen King tweeted a message on April 4 that made fans very hopeful for the adaptations slated to drop in 2017:

The Mist, Mr. Mercedes, 1922, Gerald’S Game, The Dark Tower, and It: Believe it or not, they all look awesome.

Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 4, 2017

King’s films and TV series have a tendency to be varied in terms of quality, but if that tweet is to be believed, there’s a definitely a renaissance afoot. Now that filmmakers seem to be able to hit the right tone from his work, here are five properties which have never been adapted that could make for successful endeavors, along with director and lead actor picks that would be pitch-perfect. To narrow down the picks, any novel or short story that is in some stage of acquisition, development, or that has been made already is ineligible. »

- William Earl

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Watch: It’s More Than Just Red-Faced Yelling, Jack Nicholson Has Mastered the Art of Anger

6 April 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We all love when Leonardo DiCaprio cries, and we all love when Jack Nicholson screams. He yells a lot. He’s angry a lot. Yet, the dynamism to which he approaches anger with each new character he embodies is refreshing and strategized.

Read More: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Trailer: BFI Re-Releasing the Best Picture Winner for Jack Nicholson’s 80th Birthday — Watch

Some of his most iconic roles in films such as “A Few Good Men,” “The Shining,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “The Departed” showcase the incredible range and attentive depth Nicholson maintains when he is acting. McMurphy is dramatically different from Colonel Jessup, and yet they both use anger as their source of authority and power.

Read More: Career-Best Performances from Julianne Moore, Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams Highlight Criterion Collection for June

Each scream and each gesticulation is calculated and reflective »

- Kerry Levielle

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‘Donnie Darko’ and His Best Friend Frank Return in New 4K Remastering — Watch

6 April 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most terrifying characters to manifest on-screen in recent years is Donnie Darko’s imaginary friend, Frank. Bunnies, generally speaking, are cute fluffy animals that wiggle their noses. Frank is no ordinary bunny.

And after 15 years away, Frank’s back. (And so is Donnie, Sparkle Motion and plenty of other signature treats.)

Read More: ‘Donnie Darko’ to Receive 4K Blu-ray Restoration, Potentially Revealing the Mysteries of Time Travel

Donnie Darko,” written and directed by Richard Kelly, has recently undergone a full 4K restoration, and is currently rolling out in theaters across the country. You can check out the full list of theaters and screenings right here. Now you’ll be able to see Frank in all of his crisp, terrifying glory.

Read More: ‘Donnie Darko’ Restoration Trailer: The Cult Hit Returns To The Big Screen To Make Us Lose Our Minds All Over Again

Check out our exclusive »

- Kerry Levielle

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