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Fox Searchlight have released a new official trailer for the sci-fi drama 'I Origins' which comes courtesy of 'Another Earth' writer/director Mike Cahill. Michael Pitt ('Funny Games') stars as a molecular biologist whom along with his assistant uncovers startling evidence that may fundamentally change society. Cahill also reteams with Brit Marling ('Sound of My Voice') and William Mapother ('Lost') whom both starred in his previous effort which also had Marling on board to lend her co-writing talents. 'I Origins', which hits theatres this July, also stars Steven Yeun ('The Walking Dead'), Archie Panjabi, Cara Seymour and the sexy Astrid Berges-Frisbey (below). Check out the new trailer below. »
Writer-director Christopher Denham's Preservation will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and we've got two new images from the film to show off. Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, Pablo Schreiber, Jennifer Dubin and Cora Olson star for Denham who also directed 2008's Home Movie. He has also starred in Argo, Sound of My Voice, Shutter Island and Forgetting the Girl.
- Ryan Turek
As we are full-on in the Lent season, our definitive list will focus on films about religion or some aspect of it. The #1 qualification to be on this list is to deliberately focus on religion, a religious figure, or have the presence of a religion/faith as an integral plot point. For example, most of Luis Bunuel’s films can be viewed as attacks on the church, but they aren’t literally about Christianity; therefore, they won’t be included. So, on this list, we’ll look at as many different faiths as possible (though, there are obviously a lot more movies about Christianity than any other religion). We’ll even dabble into cults and sects that don’t really exist. Final rule: no documentaries. We’re keeping this fictional.
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50. Sound of My Voice (2011)
Directed by Zal Batmanglij
- Joshua Gaul
Faith can be viewed judgmentally from those not associated with religion, but for those practicing, it’s as normal as anything else they do throughout the day. Belief in a higher power, from whatever religious foundation one may claim, requires a large amount of blind faith. Though there are some religious groups that claim healing powers and the ability to perform miracles all meant to propose visual validation of faith.
Holy Ghost People, directed by one half of the Butcher Brothers, Mitchell Altieri, explores the more extreme approaches of faith with a film focused on a young girl looking for her sister she believes has been kidnapped by a snake handling religious group. Altieri, assisted by some convincing performances, crafts a thriller that is blemished by structural issues within the narrative though still surprisingly feels wholly authentic.
Charlotte (Emma Greenwell) is in search of her drug-addicted sister who joined a »
- Monte Yazzie
Throughout the many years of the Sundance Film Festival, a handful of outstanding, original, indie science fiction films have premiered here - Cube, Primer, Donnie Darko and Sound of My Voice to name a few. One of the next new awesome sci-fi creations to make its mark at Sundance is called The Signal, not related to the anthology horror film of the same name which also played at this festival a few years ago. Directed by up-and-comer William Eubank (follow him @superswift), The Signal is a thrilling, keep-you-guessing sci-fi action thriller that is more more gripping and entertaining that I could have ever imagined. It's very hard to talk about The Signal without giving away a few of its key plot twists, which are best kept a secret if you want the best experience with this film. In the opening scenes we're introduced to three friends, played by Brenton Thwaites, »
- Alex Billington
2011, the year of actress Brit Marling, also introduced the world of cinema to two promising filmmakers: “The Sound Of My Voice” director Zal Batmanjali and “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill. Marling starred and co-wrote both heady and high concept indie efforts and her rocket soon took off. Fox Searchlight picked up both films and Batmanjali was soon making his intriguing follow-up “The East.” Skeptics were a little less convinced about “Another Earth,” which featured an admittedly excellent concept but was sometimes limited by its budget and presentation in execution. However, those that sensed great promise should be thrilled to see it fulfilled in “I Origins,” Cahill’s powerful Sundance follow-up. As the proverb goes, “the eyes are the window to the soul,” and that phrase feels like the blowtorch that sets “I Origins” alight for Cahill to investigate notions of spirituality vs. science, coincidence, chance and the unexplained subconscious working behind the curtain of. »
- Rodrigo Perez
A new photo is out of the characters of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) together in "Outlander," Starz’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's popular novel series about a WW2 nurse who falls back in time to war torn Scotland in the 1700s.
Showrunner Ronald D. Moore says that four episodes of the first season are now in the can. Sadly there's still no air date as yet beyond a general 2014 airing. [Source: Twitter]
The story follows two detectives during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. Reviews for the first few episodes have been gushing.
- Garth Franklin
7 items from 2014
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