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Alex Wolff Sets Cast for Directorial Debut 'The Cat and the Moon' (Exclusive)

Alex Wolff Sets Cast for Directorial Debut 'The Cat and the Moon' (Exclusive)
Alex Wolff is ready to step behind the camera.

The actor, who most recently starred in the hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, has found his cast for his directorial debut The Cat and the Moon, with Mike Epps, Skyler GisondoStefania Lavie Owen, Tommy Nelson and Mischa Barton set to co-star alongside the filmmaker.

The Cat and the Moon is a personal project for Wolff, who spent several years writing the script as a starring vehicle for himself. The film centers on teenager Nick (Wolff), who comes to New York to temporarily live with a jazz musician friend of his late father's named Cal (Epps) while...
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Movie Review – My Friend Dahmer (2017)

My Friend Dahmer, 2017.

Written and Directed by Marc Meyers.

Starring Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Liam Koeth, Tommy Nelson, Harrison Holzer, Vincent Kartheiser, Cameron McKendry, Miles Robbins, and Anne Heche.

Synopsis:

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Not even 10 minutes into My Friend Dahmer (written and directed by Marc Meyers, also based on the graphic novel by Dahmer’s real-life high school buddy and fellow band mate Derf Backderf played by Alex Wolff here) the sociopathic and downright chillingly psychotic Jeffrey Dahmer is seen mimicking the abnormal movements and voice of an interior decorator suffering from cerebral palsy. He then goes out to a wooden shed nearby his house to dissolve dead animals into acid to study their insides and bone structure. For most portraits of infamous serial killers, that would be the money shot, but this analyzation of the broken home-raised, oddball social outcast
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Sliff 2017 Interview: Marc Meyers – Director of My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer screens Friday, November 10th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Director Director Marc Meyers will be in attendance. . Ticket information can be found Here.

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the acclaimed graphic memoir by cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf — who was a teenage friend of the nascent serial killer and nearly became his first human victim — My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster — and the high-school senior. Ross Lynch portrays Dahmer in a performance that Paper Magazine describes as “haunted, sad, scary, and unforgettable,” and the exceptional cast includes Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Dallas Roberts,
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'My Friend Dahmer': From Graphic Novel to Chilling New Film

'My Friend Dahmer': From Graphic Novel to Chilling New Film
In 2013, filmmaker Marc Meyers took a trip to Bath, Ohio, to visit the suburb where serial killer Jeffery Dahmer spent his formative years. Several months earlier, Meyers had optioned the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer – a memoir by cartoonist Derf Backderf about his brief but intense high-school friendship with the man who would become known as the Milwaukee Cannibal – and he was figuring out how to adapt it into a film. "[Derf] said, 'You're welcome to come by for a couple days and I'll show you around where I grew up,
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Review: ‘My Friend Dahmer’ is a Deeply Misguided Look at the Origins of a Serial Killer

When someone kills seventeen people over a thirteen-year span with words like necrophilia and cannibalism circling each murder, sympathy for the predator — not his prey — is neither the first nor hundredth emotion that should come to anyone’s mind. I’m not certain there could be room for anything but disgust whether you’re a stranger, a family member, or an old friend reading the news. And yet we try to find motivation nonetheless. We wonder about how someone could become such a monster right under our nose without ever suspecting it. There’s this unavoidable sense of morbid fascination because we can’t fathom doing what he’s done. The need to therefore discover what in his life drove him to that point trumps everything. We seek reason in the unreasonable.

While it’s one thing to live vicariously through the nonsensical ravings and actions of a D-list wannabe
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My Friend Dahmer Movie Review

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My Friend Dahmer Movie Review
My Friend Dahmer Film Rise Director: Marc Meyers Written by: Marc Meyers, adapted from John Backderf’s graphic novel Cast: Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Tommy Nelson, Vincent Kartheiser, Miles Robbins Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 10/15/17 Opens: November 3, 2017 Next time you hear an adolescent say that he intends to major […]

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PBS Masterpiece Review: Foyle’s War — Sunflower

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Foyle’s War Sunflower

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As a police officer, Foyle sometimes had to get his hands dirty. As an MI5 operative, he is increasingly having to leave his moral compass at the door as he attempts to see “the bigger picture.” His task in Sunflower was particularly unsavory as he was charged with protecting a notorious Nazi war criminal — Karl Strasser. The fiend in question had switched allegiances at the end of the war and was proving to be a valuable “asset” for MI5. Unfortunately for him, both the Soviets and the Americans had been tipped off and it was a question of seeing who could nail him first.

The season as a whole has been rather dark but Sunflower was particularly disturbing as we saw Tommy Nelson’s flashback’s of the wartime massacre that Strasser presided over in a field full of sunflowers. The only satisfying
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Movie Trailer: Wes Anderson, Edward Norton

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer. Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom (2012) movie trailer stars Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand. Moonrise Kingdom‘s plot synopsis: “Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.”

This looks like a very good drama and comedy. It has a
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Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' gets a wacky first trailer

We have added the new and first movie trailer for writer/director Wes Anderson's latest wacky creation, "Moonrise Kingdom." The Focus Features drama comedy stars Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, Neal Huff and Tommy Nelson.Watch the trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom" below;"Moonrise Kingdom" is released on limited screens across the Us from May 25th.Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, "Moonrise Kingdom" follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down . which might not be
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Clip from The Woman Gets Bitey

On October 14, The Woman hits theaters in limited release and, in anticipation of its bow, we've got a clip! Here you'll find the titular gal (played by Pollyanna McIntosh) being strung up. Watch out, she's still got...bite! Lucky McKee directed this follow-up to The Offspring . Angela Bettis, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson star. You'll find new images here .
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Blu-Ray Review: Brilliant Subtlety of Existential, Striking ‘Meek’s Cutoff’

Chicago – Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff” is certainly not a film for everyone. It features long, drawn-out scenes that are not only free of dialogue but basically just feature sorrowful people walking to the rhythm of the wagon wheel and the tune of the blowing wind. For the right viewers, these passages will frustrate but if you give yourself over to this remarkable film, they will build tension inside of you in a unique, discomfiting way.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

Very few films have ever conveyed an impending sense of doom as successfully as this one. And the key questions of Jon Raymond’s screenplay are timeless: Which way do you go when you’ve lost the map? Who do you trust when you can’t see beyond the horizon? How does someone simply keep moving forward when it’s so unclear where we’re going?

Meek’s Cutoff

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The Woman and Feral People: An Unbelievable Cinematic Truth

The Woman has generated some controversy based on its misogynistic tones and scenes of torture. Early reviews from major news sources have called the film "an hour and a half of brutal misogyny" (Reporter) and "devoid of wit, flair and thematic focus" (Variety). However, most critics agree that the film is out to shock and there is often an audience for films that will push boundaries. The Woman will premiere in the United Kingdom August 27th and North America October 14th.

Part of the premise for The Woman is this focus on a feral person captured in the wild. Strangely, this is not an uncommon occurrence, with hundreds of stories of feral people being found in jungles and forests locally and abroad. Recently, there was a report of a Cambodian woman found malnourished and partially naked in Rattanakiri Prov. (2007). Her speech was imparied and her ability to socialize was diminished.
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This is The Woman Poster, Hear Her Roar

The Collective and Bloody-Disgusting Selects continues to make bold choices with their film acquisitions. Even if what they are releasing is hit or miss, you have to applaud them for taking risks. Recently, the pair picked up Lucky McKee's The Woman . This tale of a feral cannibal gal repulsed some audience members at Sundance and now it is getting a release October 14. That's the official poster you see below with star Pollyanna McIntosh peering through a "W." Angela Bettis, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson also star. You can watch a trailer here .
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Australian Trailer for The Woman

The Woman - directed by Lucky McKee ( May ) - is making its way to a U.S. release via Bloody-Disgusting Selects. While we await word of a release date, bite into this Australian trailer. Angela Bettis, Pollyanna McIntosh, Marcia Bennett, Sean Bridgers, Carlee Baker and Tommy Nelson star. In this sequel to The Offspring , a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
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Film Review: ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ Turns Physical Journey Into Riveting Spiritual Drama

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Chicago – Very few films have ever conveyed an impending sense of doom as successfully as Kelly Reichardt’s stunningly accomplished “Meek’s Cutoff,” a journey into the past that has resonance for any era. Which way do you go when you’ve lost the map? Who do you trust when you can’t see beyond the horizon? How does man simply keep moving forward when it’s so unclear where we’re going?

“Meek’s Cutoff” is a spectacular drama, a piece of work with nary a flawed element. From the riveting performances (including at least two of the best of the year so far) to Reichardt’s strikingly sparse visual compositions to a script that took so many narrative risks, “Meek’s Cutoff” dares the viewer to wander the desolate landscape with its characters. Some will be unwilling to make the journey. It’s a slow film, to be sure,
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Meek’S Cutoff – The Review

A staple of many classic western movies is the wagon train. Each wagon’s full of eager settlers about to begin a new life. There was even a TV show called “Wagon Train”. Most times these folks would arrive at their new home on the prairie and put sown stakes. But what happens when they don’t make it to their promised land? The most extreme case maybe the story of the Donner party. Things don’t quite get that desperate in Kelly Reichardt’s new film Meek’S Cutoff. but the new West isn’t the utopia depicted in many classic film portrayals. Here, the roughest part of the journey may be the conflicts within this small group.

The first images we see are the three wagons being pulled by their animals while the men and women ( and one young boy) trudge alongside over the barren landscape. Eventually we
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Meek’s Cutoff | Review

Director: Kelly Reichardt Writer: Jonathan Raymond Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux Loosely inspired by a true story, Meek’s Cutoff tells the story of a small group of pioneers’ 1845 attempt to relocate to Oregon via a tortured journey along the Oregon Trail. With all of their remaining worldly possessions loaded in wagons and all their faith placed in their guide, the grizzled and slightly sinister trapper and mountain man Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood), they are attempting an arduous trek across the roughest of country in hopes of starting over in a new land. While on its face Meek’s Cutoff is a fairly simplistic and straightforward film, scratch just under the surface and you find that it operates on multiple levels. The film’s unwavering starkly realistic atmosphere and minimalist mood are set early, from the
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Meek’s Cutoff

Reviewed by Randee Dawn

(from the 2010 New York Film Festival)

Directed by: Kelly Reichardt

Written by: Jonathan Raymond

Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson and Rod Rondeaux

Silence and emptiness. A three-wagon train following a bearded man in a buckskin outfit tramps across vast scrubby plains and cracked white earth. This is how Kelly Reichardt introduces her small band of weary travelers, who have broken from the Oregon Trail in 1845 and followed mountain man Stephen Meek, who either doesn’t know the way or for some reason is delighting in leading them astray. The men are ciphers in their stoic misery (one even refuses water until he collapses) while the women run the gamut of superstitious and terrified, meek and pregnant, and a little sharper and tougher than all the rest.

“Meek’s Cutoff” is based on a real-life
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Meek’s Cutoff

Reviewed by Randee Dawn

(from the 2010 New York Film Festival)

Directed by: Kelly Reichardt

Written by: Jonathan Raymond

Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson and Rod Rondeaux

Silence and emptiness. A three-wagon train following a bearded man in a buckskin outfit tramps across vast scrubby plains and cracked white earth. This is how Kelly Reichardt introduces her small band of weary travelers, who have broken from the Oregon Trail in 1845 and followed mountain man Stephen Meek, who either doesn’t know the way or for some reason is delighting in leading them astray. The men are ciphers in their stoic misery (one even refuses water until he collapses) while the women run the gamut of superstitious and terrified, meek and pregnant, and a little sharper and tougher than all the rest.

“Meek’s Cutoff” is based on a real-life
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Meek’S Cutoff trailer arrives

Check out the trailer for Meek’S Cutoff from director Kelly Reichardt below. The film stars Michelle Williams and Paul Dano, and focuses on three families who become lost while taking a shortcut on the Oregon Trail. It opens on April 8 and also stars Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, and Tommy Nelson.

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