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Today’s film is the 2001 short Starched. The film is written and directed by Cath Le Couteur, and stars Polly Fey and Kelly Reilly. Over the course of a career spanning nearly 20 years, Reilly has been seen in feature films such as Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and Calvary, as well as in the tv series Black Box. Her newest feature, titled Innocence, is currently playing in wide release in American theatres.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The Vice of Virtue: Brougher’s Latest Achieves Varied Results
Those familiar with Hilary Brougher’s offbeat sensibilities, as showcased in her delightful 1997 debut The Sticky Fingers of Time, and the Tilda Swinton headlined drama Stephanie Daley (2006), will be happy to know that her long awaited third film has arrived, an adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 Young Adult novel, Innocence. A project first announced several years ago with a revolving list of high profile names announced as being attached (Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny, and Abigail Breslin, for instance), it seems Brougher’s had a bit of difficulty getting this project put together, which is evident in the final product, a film reminiscent of vintage stabs at Ya thrillers back in the 70s and 80s, such as several classic Disney titles. While it never quite succeeds as an effective thriller, Brougher manages to strike a moody ambience with this familiar material, »
- Nicholas Bell
Scion Pictures has released a new trailer for the thriller adaptation of the Jane Mendelsohn novel Innocence. Hilary Brougher directed a script she wrote with Tristine Skyler, and the author produced with Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler. Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips and Linus Roche star. Curtis plays a 16-year-old haunted by the death of her mom in a surfing accident in Montauk. She and her father move to Manhattan to start over. Enrolled in an exclusive prep school, she gets off to a good start by falling in love, but soon she’s haunted in a different way by intensifying psychosis and hallucinations centering around the dubious suicides of current and past students. Is she going crazy, or is this prep school a coven of beautiful and seductive women who stay young by drinking the blood of virgins?
- The Deadline Team
A new release date for the young adult adventure fantasy horror mystery romance thriller (talk about covering all your bases!) Innocence was announced, and we have the skinny for you right here on this IMAX-bound supernatural smackdown.
Based on the well-reviewed novel by Jane Mendelsohn (author of bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart) and directed by Hilary Brougher, the film stars young up-and-comers Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage, The English Teacher) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife,” Evan Almighty) with Kelly Reilly (“Black Box,” Calvary).
The screenplay is by Brougher and Tristine Skyler; producers are Mendelsohn, Christine Vachon, and Pam Koffler; and executive producers are Ron Curtis, Kevin Turen, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Heller, Mo Al Turki, and Brian Young.
Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, »
- Debi Moore
After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:
Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »
- Tamika Jones
Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony three years ago, but her lawyer says her life remains like that of a prisoner.
Casey Anthony’s Lawyer Maintains Her Innocence
Following Anthony’s acquittal by a 12-person jury on July 5, 2011, there was a public outcry that she'd gotten away with murder. After hearing both the prosecution and the defense team, the overall opinion of the public was that Anthony had killed her daughter. It was believed that the jury had gotten it wrong and/or that the prosecution had fumbled a sure conviction.
Reputable Florida lawyer Cheney Mason, who joined Anthony’s defense team – led by Jose Baez – pro bono, maintains his client’s innocence to this day, replying, “Oh, yes,” when asked if Anthony could look him in the eye and say she didn’t commit the crime for which she was to stand trial. »
Exclusive: Rose Hovick has been called the ultimate stage mother, immortalized in the classic musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, based on the memoirs of one of Hovick’s two performing daughters, Gypsy Rose Lee. Now HBO Films is looking to tell Hovick’s true story beyond the musical fable with Madame Rose, a movie in development, which has Adam Shankman (Hairspray) set to direct and executive produce. Written by Tristine Skyler, Madame Rose is based on the life story of Hovick, the indomitable mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who would do anything to advance her daughters’ career in show business. Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are executive producing via their company Offspring Entertainment. The project is expected to draw top talent for the title role, which has been played in Gypsy‘s stage productions and movie and TV adaptations by such actresses as Ethel Merman, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
7 items from 2014
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