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Diego Luna’s third narrative directorial feature, “Mr. Pig,” stars Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph as an irascible father and long-suffering daughter on a fateful road trip from Southern California to the Jalisco region of west-central Mexico. Their seriocomic journey is colored by grace notes of direction and performance, but it’s also rather undercooked in the script department, the somewhat uneventful, not-particularly-insightful progress proceeding at a pace somewhere between leisurely and soporific. Pic will need critical support to get a leg-up in any theatrical exposure, with modest prospects in home formats.
Already evading calls from his only child Eunice (Rudolph) when we meet him, 75-year-old Ambrose (Glover) is hiding several things from her — not least the fact that he’s losing his hog farm to the bank. Nor has he informed her he’s about to hit the road on a southbound mission with his last remaining livestock, a handsome mud-colored heifer called Howie. »
- Dennis Harvey
Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.
Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century! »
- Tamika Jones
2 items from 2016
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