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‘Incarnation’ DVD Review

Stars: Stojan Djordjevic, Daca Vidosavljevic, Sten Zendor | Written by Filip Kovacevic, Masa Senicic, Ivan Stancic | Directed by Filip Kovacevic

Time travel is a harder thing to get right in movies, in fact you could probably count the number of truly successful movies on one hand, especially when it comes to “serious” genre cinema: Primer, Timecrimes, Looper and Donnie Darko spring to mind. Yet I think many would argue one of the best, if not the best, is Groundhog Day – however that plays the situation for laughs rather than drama, even if both this film and the Bill Murray starrer do use the repeating day trope Very effectively.

If I had to compare Incarnation to any of the other aforementioned though, it would have to be Timecrimes as the two share very similar themes around the human condition and more… Timecrimes was The calling card for writer/director Nacho Vigalondo and,
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The Best Monster Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Rampage’ — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Last weekend saw the release of “Rampage,” which may be the highest-rated video game movie on Rotten Tomatoes, but probably won’t go down in history as the king of monster movies.

This week’s question: What monster movie should people watch instead of “Rampage?”

Matt Zoller Seitz (@MattZollerSeitz), RogerEbert.com

The 2014 “Godzilla,” directed by Gareth Edwards. Try to watch it on the biggest screen you can find, in a dark room. It’s the most aesthetically daring monster movie, and one of the most daring big budget Sf films, released in the last decade, owing as much to “Close Encounters” as it does to anything Toho made. I was shocked by how much money it made. It was basically a Terrence Malick Godzilla movie, right down to the cutaways to other
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Milla Jovovich, Alfie Allen and more join sci-fi Paradise Hills

With filming now underway, Deadline is reporting that Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) and Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight) have signed on to star in the sci-fi thriller Paradise Hills.

The directorial debut of Alice Waddington, with a script co-written by Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal) and Brian Deleeuw (Curvature), Paradise Hills takes place in the not too distant future and follows Uma (Emma Roberts), who wakes up one morning in Paradise Hills, a high-class treatment facility on an isolated island where well-off families send their daughters to be reformed.

In addition to American Horror Story star Roberts, the film also features Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) and Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$). Filming is currently taking place in Spain, and as yet there’s no word on a potential release date.

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An Impressive Cast is Coming Together For ‘Paradise Hills’

Alice Waddington is making her feature debut with the Nacho Vigalondo-scripted thriller. Filming in the suburbs of Spain, production on the sci-fi thriller Paradise Hills has been underway for quite some time. But that doesn’t prevent filmmakers from revealing a whole new slew of actors just joining the cast. Deadline reports that the Emma Roberts vehicle has been boarded […]

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Unsane Review

Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane sacrificially evaluates if Apple’s iPhone videography can sustain a traditional narrative feature (no joke, every single scene). It’s not the first time bulky cameras have been swapped for iPhone recorders – look at Hooked Up or numerous horror anthology entries – but Unsane differentiates itself by ignoring found footage confines. Soderbergh goes guerilla and brings to “life” a psych-ward paranoia thriller with unsettled stalker overtones via smartphone. Always rolling with his handheld device, never breaking from mission. It’s a gamble, and one that shakily opens like a YouTuber who discovered blue gel filters for the first time – never gaining momentum, but not always at the fault of cinematography.

Claire Foy stars as Sawyer Valentini, a bank employee settling into her Pennsylvania transfer ever since bailing on Boston because of a stalker. She tries to put the ordeal behind her, but still sees her pursuer – David Strine
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Quirky Time Travel Film Peaches Channels Nacho Vigalondo

Dominican filmmaker Héctor Valdez has a new time-travel romantic comedy film coming out called Peaches, which channels the same kind of fun that Nacho Vigalondo has playing around and mixing genres as with Timecrimes or Extraterrestrial.

The cast includes Peter Vives as Diego, Joaquín Ferreira as Sandro, María Guinea as Laura, with Frank Perozo and Ramón Langa.

Synopsis:

Somewhere in the Caribbean, in a future that never was: Diego and Laura go out on a weekend getaway in the hopes of rekindling their relationship. Upon their arrival
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Eiza Gonzalez to star in sci-fi film Paradise Hills

Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) has been cast alongside Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$) in the sci-fi film Paradise Hills. The sci-fi thriller is Alice Waddington’s directorial debut from a script written by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca.

In Paradise Hills, Roberts plays Uma, the daughter of a magnate who commits suicide after his company is targeted for hostile takeover by a predatory billionaire named Son Prescott. Prescott decides to marry Uma, but only after kidnapping and sending her to Paradise Hills, a private sanitarium where she is to have her mind systematically destroyed.

Gonzalez will play Amarna, a tough Paradise Hills resident who might be Uma’s only hope in escaping the nightmare.

Gonzalez will be seen next in Robert Rodriduez’s Alita: Battle Angel and will later star in an untitled Robert Zemeckis film with Steve Carell this fall.

The post
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'Baby Driver' Actress Eiza Gonzalez Joins Indie Fantasy ‘Paradise Hills’

'Baby Driver' Actress Eiza Gonzalez Joins Indie Fantasy ‘Paradise Hills’
Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez is joining Emma Roberts and Danielle Macdonald in Paradise Hills, Spanish helmer Alice Waddington's feature directorial debut, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The fantasy sci-fi pic, written by Brian DeLeeuw and Nacho Vigalondo, centers on a mysterious boarding school where wayward young women are reformed to fit their surroundings' exact needs. Gonzalez will play a boarding school resident.

Paradise Hills follows Waddington having success on the international film festival circuit with her 2015 horror short Disco Inferno, which starred Ana Rujas and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon.

Spain's Nostromo Pictures is producing Paradise Hills. Gonzalez is...
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Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez Set For ‘Paradise Hills’

Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez Set For ‘Paradise Hills’
Exclusive: Eiza Gonzalez is set to star with Emma Roberts and Danielle Macdonald in Paradise Hills, the directorial debut of Spanish helmer Alice Waddington. Pic is a sci-fi thriller written by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca. Gonzalez is coming off a breakout turn in the Edgar Wright-directed Baby Driver. A presenter at last week's Oscars, she next has the untitled Robert Zemeckis-directed Steve Carell-starrer coming this fall, and she stars in the…
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Neon Buys Exotic Dancing Documentary ‘This One’s for the Ladies’ at SXSW

Neon Buys Exotic Dancing Documentary ‘This One’s for the Ladies’ at SXSW
Neon has acquired worldwide rights to the exotic dancing documentary “This One’s for the Ladies” prior to its Monday evening world premiere in competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Directed by Brooklyn-based Gene Graham, “This One’s For The Ladies” explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.

The film includes footage from a children’s karate school being transformed on Thursday nights into a male strip joint, where hundreds of women convene for a potluck fund raiser and the opportunity to throw singles at the New Jersey Nasty Boyz. The story focuses on friendship, community and the resilience shown by women.

“I’m thrilled Neon saw the beauty in our ladies and totally gets this movie,” Graham said. “‘This One’s For The Ladies’ is for and about black women.
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Sundance: 30West to Buy Neon Following ‘I, Tonya’ Collaboration

Media investment company 30West is acquiring majority ownership in Neon, a specialist in the independent theatrical marketing and distribution space.

Both companies collaborated on the theatrical release of awards contender “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Sebastian Stan. The deal was announced Friday on the second day of the Sundance Film Festival.

One component of the deal is the acquisition of Sr Media’s interest in the company. CAA negotiated the deal on Sr Media’s behalf.

30West was unveiled in April with Micah Green, the co-head of the film finance and sales group at Creative Artists Agency, leaving CAA to start a new venture with investor Dan Friedkin. It noted in Friday’s announcement that production has now started on two of its projects — Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, and Peter Hedges’ “Ben Is Back,” starring Julia Roberts.

At the Toronto Film Festival last year, the company
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30West buys majority stake in Neon

Acquisition includes Sr Media’s interest in the distributor.

30West has acquired a majority stake in Neon, the distributor with whom it partnered on the North American release of awards contender I, Tonya (pictured).

As part of the deal 30West, the investment and advisory firm led by Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and former CAA agent Micah Green, has bought out Sr Media’s interest in Neon. CAA negotiated on Sr Media’s behalf.

30West’s executive suite includes Black Bear co-president and COO Dan Steinman, who joined immediately as a partner when the company launched eight months ago, former CAA Agents Tristen Tuckfield and Adam Paulsen, Sloss Law attorney Sarah Hong, and creative executive Katie Anderson.

The company has started production on Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman in Los Angeles, and on Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back with Julia Roberts. It acquired North American distribution rights in Toronto to Michael Pearce’s Beast, which is will
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Zhuo-Ning Su’s Top 10 Films of 2017

We live in uncertain times. Hard-fought progress is being reversed. Appeals to love and compassion are losing out to easier options like hate and fear. With horror, anxiety, and jaw-dropped disbelief we watch the worst instincts of mankind play out in a world we thought we knew.

The jumpiness seems to be felt at the cinemas as well, considering the banner year it’s been for scary movies. Right out the gate Split provided quite a kick, reminding us the playful master of paranoia M. Night Shyamalan can be. Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, for his part, uses comedy in a high-concept, low-budget kaiju flick and turns Colossal into an absurdist delight. It doesn’t get more low-budget than Chilean director Jorge Riquelme Serrano’s debut Chameleon, but the brutal elegance of his touch drives the depiction of random, depraved home invasion to bone-chilling heights.

Kevin Phillips’ Super Dark Times and
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Pedro Almodóvar’s 10 Best Films of 2017, From the Mastery of ‘Phantom Thread’ to the Kubrickian Feel of ‘Sacred Deer’

IndieWire recently reached out to a number of directors to share their lists and thoughts on the best of the year. 42 filmmakers responded, supplying a wide range of interesting insights into the best of 2017, but few were as eloquent and effusive as the great Spanish auteur and noted cinephile Pedro Almodóvar.

In writing about the films he loved this year, Almodóvar not only got at the heart of what makes each film great, he often put the directors’ work in a larger context with historical comparisons that are meant as the highest form of praise. For example, in discussing Yorgos Lanthimos’ direction of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” he wrote the “weird, unsettling, original, uneasy film” reminded him “of the best of Kubrick” and how “Nicole Kidman shines in her role of mother and wife, in the same abstract tessitura as in ‘Eyes Wide Shut.'”

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42 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2017, Including Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, and More

As the year comes to a close, there’s one group we’ve yet to hear from about the Best of 2017: the directors. IndieWire has reached out to a number of our favorite filmmakers to share with us their lists and thoughts on the best of the year. From Benny Safdie breaking down the brilliance of “Nathan For You” to Alma Har’el shining a light on a new Arab cinematic wave to Justin Simien admitting he was filled with envious rage watching “Get Out,” 42 directors responded and offered a totally different perspective on 2017.

Read More:The Best Films, TV Shows, and More of 2017, According to IndieWire

This Best of 2017 is dedicated to the spirit of Jonathan Demme, who last year took part in this poll and was an incredibly generous man, especially when it came to supporting his peers’ work.

The following appear in alphabetical order based on the director’s last name.
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Films of the year: Colossal

Ryan Lambie Dec 28, 2017

Anne Hathaway in a giant monster movie? It’s another of our favourite films of 2017 - Nacho Vigalondo’s kaiju comedy-drama, Colossal...

Films of the year: Colossal (7th place)

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There are some movies that come out with a bang and rapidly fade from memory; there are others that appear to sneak in and out of cinemas with barely a whisper, but are still talked about years after the fact. Colossal, at least when compared to the big hitters of 2017, is, we suspect, one of those latter movies. It didn’t exactly tear up the box office, but it’s the kind of quirky, deceptively smart film we’ll be thinking and enthusing about in pubs for a long time to come.

On the face of it, this one-of-a-kind kaiju comedy-drama isn’t what you’d call under the radar: it’s from
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Colossal director teaming with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman for The Comeback

THR is reporting that Timecrimes and Colossal director Nacho Vigalondo is teaming with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to develop Image Comics’ time-travel thriller series The Comeback as a feature film for Sony Pictures.

Penned by Ed Brisson, The Comeback follows Seth and Mark, “two agents of Reconnect, a company that, for a hefty fee, will rescue a loved one just before death by going back in time. It’s also an illegal venture that has come under the scrutiny of the FBI. When one mission goes south and Seth meets a future version of himself, the men find themselves on the run from both the FBI and their employers, who want to protect their dark secrets.”

Spanish filmmaker Vigalondo is set to write and direct the project, which is being produced by Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.
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‘Comeback’ Movie Coming From ‘Colossal’ Director Nacho Vigalondo

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‘Comeback’ Movie Coming From ‘Colossal’ Director Nacho Vigalondo
Nacho Vigalondo, the talented director behind the weird and wild Anne Hathaway dark comedy Colossal, will team with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to adapt the Image Comics series Comeback into a feature film. The story focuses on two time travelers who save people’s lives, for a fee. After the time travelers get stranded in the past, they […]

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Comeback TV adaptation in the works from Nacho Vigalondo

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Nov 10, 2017

The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and Colossal director Nacho Vigalondo will team to adapt time travel comic Comeback...

In extremely exciting news for film and comic book geeks alike, multimedia maestro Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) will soon join filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, director of such projects as Timecrimes and Colossal, to adapt Ed Brisson’s time-bending Image Comics title, Comeback.

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With Sony Pictures holding the rights to Comeback, THR reports that Kirkman, a perennial presence for Image Comics, will join the film adaptation as a producer, via his Skybound Entertainment banner, with Nacho Vigalondo tapped as the primary visionary to write and direct.

The story of Image’s Comeback comic centres on a duo of time agents, named Seth and Mark, who work for a company, called Reconnect, that will – for an exorbitant cost – go back
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Vigalondo and Kirkman to bring Ed Brisson's Comeback comic series to film

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Colossal director Nacho Vigalondo and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman are joining creative forces to bring Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh's indie comic book series Comeback to cinemas. Originally published in 2013 as a five-issue mini-series from Image Comics, the thrilling tale of The Comeback will tell of two men, Seth and Mark, who are agents of Reconnect, a company... Read More...
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