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Review: A Comedic Romp Converges with a Bloody Depiction of Human Nature in ‘Bullitt County’

Repression is wild insofar as our minds pushing trauma down to the depths of our soul without a second thought. While guilt will ravage some to the point where certain actions become inescapable no matter what is used to numb the pain, others can completely detach themselves from the same memory. They will justify that they weren’t involved — innocent bystanders helping a friend who got in too far over his head. They fashion themselves as heroes whose karmic stockpile is cleansed from wrongdoing and thus renders them able to carry on as though nothing happened. Years go by and they forget it in a haze, merging that horrific event with the good times until unwittingly stumbling back as though called by their consciences to receive their long-awaited penance.

This notion of fate evening a score lies at the back of David McCracken’s Bullitt County even if we aren’t aware at the start.
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Film News Roundup: Lorraine Toussaint, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows Join ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

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Film News Roundup: Lorraine Toussaint, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows Join ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’
In today’s film news roundup, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” adds to its cast, Afm announces its programming, “Bullitt County” gets a release, and “1985” will open NewFest.

Castings

CBS Films and eOne have hired Lorraine Toussaint, Dean Norris, and Gil Bellows for the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” movie.

The film is being directed by André Øvredal from a script by Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan from the bestselling trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz. Del Toro is producing with Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind along with J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave.

The movie follows a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town. Previously announced cast members include Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

CBS Films
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Dead Dad Movie Review

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Dead Dad Movie Review
Title: Dead Dad Director: Ken J. Adachi Starring: Kyle Arrington, Jenni Melear, Lucas K. Peterson, Allyn Rachel, Ben Hethcoat, Brett Erlich A fitful but engaging tale of familial drift and erratic reconnection, director Ken J. Adachi’s debut film, “Dead Dad,” exhibits a mature grasp beyond its years of the manner in which swallowed adolescent resentments pervert adult relationships. Shot over the course of a month and produced entirely from the funds of a successful Kickstarter campaign, “Dead Dad” is robustly emblematic of a certain slice of what I’ve coined “Silver Lake cinema,” ambling Los Angeles-set dramedies that — with a nod toward mumblecore and an indebted fist bump for Miranda [ Read More ]

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