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Is 'The Tale' HBO's Most Controversial Movie Ever?

Is 'The Tale' HBO's Most Controversial Movie Ever?
Innocence is a slippery concept: We're never conscious of possessing it, only of having lost it. That's the conceit behind writer-director Jennifer Fox's extraordinary cinematic memoir The Tale (which begins airing May 26th on HBO) – a raw, personal chronicle of the sexual abuse she sustained as a child in the 1970s. More radically, however, is how this tough-to-watch, formally daring look back (starring Laura Dern as the filmmaker's screen avatar) simultaneously details the process through which she came to recognize her experience as abuse – an epiphany arrived at gradually,
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Agatha Christie reshoot with Ed Westwick stand-in is 'seamless'

Ordeal by Innocence airs on Easter Sunday with cast reshooting scenes in Scotland over 12 days

The actor Christian Cooke who saved the BBC flagship drama production Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence, which finally screens on BBC One on Easter Sunday after being pulled from the Christmas schedule, described the process of starring in the reshoot as “surprisingly seamless”.

A crucial 35 minutes had to be reshot over 12 days in Scotland in bitter January weather and stitched together with the original scenes that were filmed in summer sunshine. The sharp-eyed may spot that at one point while Cooke is manfully not shivering, his breath is steaming in the icy air.

Related: Shot and shot again: the Agatha Christie TV mystery that rose from the dead

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Innocence

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We've reached the end of 2017! What better way to end off the year than with the aftermath of a shocking cliffhanger?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 14 shifted everything for our beloved Scoobies. This was when the series became darker and the era of Angelus started. As much as this sounds like a cliche, it was "must-see TV."

In case you need a refresher, join me in rewatching "Innocence."

When Angel lost his soul and he became Angelus, you couldn't have expected a more shocking twist. He went from brooding heartthrob to deadly psychopath in an instant. As a viewer back in 1998, I didn't expect him to turn evil.

He was always Buffy's tortured beau on the side of good.

What I loved about the pre-credits introduction was that it teased that something was amiss. The eerie song, Buffy waking up alone and Drusilla being overcome with visions built up the eventual twist.
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Gomes, Erdem to head Mumbai film fest juries

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Gomes, Erdem to head Mumbai film fest juries
Miguel Gomes [pictured] and Reha Erdem to head international competition and India Gold juries, respectively; fest also unveils line-up and Jia Zhangke award.

Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights) is heading the jury for the international competition at this year’s Mumbai Film Festival, while Turkish director Reha Erdem will preside over the jury for the India Gold section.

Gomes will be joined by filmmakers Tala Hadid and Anurag Kashyap, producer Christine Vachon and Hot Docs president Chris McDonald. Titles selected for the International Competition for first-time filmmakers include Israeli filmmaker Elite Zexer’s Sand Storm and Diamond Island, from French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou (see full line-up below).

Erdem recently won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at Venice for Big Big World. He will be joined on the India Gold jury by composer Mychael Danna (Life Of Pi), Hong Kong director Yonfan (Peony Pavilion), Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski (United States Of Love) and critic Stephanie Zacharek.

The festival
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Cannes: Arp acquires 'The Transfiguration' for France

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Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.

French distributor Arp has acquired Michael O’Shea’s drama-horror The Transfiguration from Protagonist Pictures, a week before its world premiere at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

The film stars newcomer Eric Ruffin alongside Chloe Levine, who made her film debut in Hilary Brougher thriller Innocence (2014) and has been cast in the next season of Netflix’s House Of Cards.

Producer is Susan Leber, whose credits include Sundance winner Down To The Bone directed by Debra Granik and Ti West’s first feature The Roost. She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit Obvious Child.

O’Shea both wrote and directed this New York story of love, loss and obsession. The story centres on a teenage outsider (Ruffin) who takes refuge from bullies in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses
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Cannes: Protagonist Picks Up Un Certain Regard Title ‘The Transfiguration’

Cannes: Protagonist Picks Up Un Certain Regard Title ‘The Transfiguration’
London — Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights to first-time filmmaker Michael O’Shea’s debut film “The Transfiguration,” which will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

O’Shea wrote and directed this atmospheric New York tale about love, loss… and vampires. The film stars newcomer Eric Ruffin alongside Chloe Levine, who made her film debut in Hilary Brougher’s thriller “Innocence,” and has been cast in the next season of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

The film is produced by Susan Leber, whose credits include Sundance winner “Down to the Bone,” directed by Debra Granik, and Ti West’s first feature “The Roost.” She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit “Obvious Child.”

The pic was shot by Sung Rae Cho, who also shot the critically acclaimed “Graceland.” The editor was Kathryn Schubert (Michael Almereyda’s
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Cannes: Protagonist picks up Un Certain Regard title

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Cannes: Protagonist picks up Un Certain Regard title
UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s Us drama-horror The Transfiguration.

Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights to first-time filmmaker Micahael OShea’s The Transfiguration, which will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes next month.

The film stars newcomer Eric Ruffin alongside Chloe Levine, who made her film debut in Hilary Brougher’s thriller Innocence and has been cast in the next season of Netflix’s House Of Cards.

The film is produced by Susan Leber whose credits include Sundance winner Down To The Bone, directed by Debra Granik, and Ti West’s first feature The Roost. She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit Obvious Child.

Michael O’Shea both wrote and directed the atmospheric New York tale about love, loss and vampires.

The film was shot by Sung Rae Cho, who also shot Graceland, while editor was Kathryn Schubert (The Experimenter) and the sound designer
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Stephanie March Has a New Boyfriend After Divorce From Bobby Flay

Stephanie March Has a New Boyfriend After Divorce From Bobby Flay
Stephanie March officially has a new beau. A year after her ex-husband Bobby Flay filed for divorce after ten years of marriage, the Innocence actress has opened her heart to a new man—New York City-based CEO and technology investor Dan Benton. "Its true. She is so happy and he is just lovely," a source told E! News. "They've been together since October. They've kept it quiet until now, but they're crazy about each other. She was happy being single, but this is the next chapter." The couple made their public debut together at the Inaugural Whitney Collection Award presentation in New York City Tuesday clad in black tie...
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The Woods | Blu-ray Review

Horror director Lucky McKee unfortunately remains one of those unknown, peripheral genre names, mostly thanks to a number of compromised or abandoned projects following his formidable 2002 debut, May. Over the past several years, he’s made headlines for 2011’s The Woman (another underrated gem from his filmography), and most recently the co-directed effort All Cheerleaders Die in 2013, an expansion of his 2001 short film, which is more or less the comically inclined romp you’d assume it to be. Prizing complex female characterizations, usually featuring muse Angela Bettis, McKee’s twisted visions, though few and far between, are enjoyable and entertaining, usually enhanced by a bit of subtext. About a decade ago, McKee’s sophomore feature, The Woods, would finally land on DVD in the Us following a limited festival circuit run, treated to a torturous release platform despite featuring several notable cast members. A period piece set amongst an all-girls
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New bonus feature for 'It Follows' with iTunes purchase

by Seth Metoyer

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Some pretty bitchin' news coming out of the the Anchor Bay Entertainment camp today concerning this years surprise horror release It Follows.

Beginning today, September 8, consumers will snag a brand new bonus feature when they purchase the Digital HD version of “It Follows” on iTunes here, and even better, consumers who already bought the Dhd from iTunes will automatically be sent the PSA. It’s a fun, pseudo Public Service Announcement (PSA).

About It Follows

The critically acclaimed breakout movie of the year, It Follows arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and Dimension. Dubbed “the best horror film in over a decade”*, It Follows is directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), and stars Maika Monroe (upcoming Independence Day 2, The Guest), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Beneath,
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Q&A with It Follows Composer Disasterpeace

Next Tuesday, David Robert Mitchell's It Follows comes out on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS, and Dimension, and we caught up with composer Richard Vreeland, aka Disasterpeace, to discuss his superb score for the horror film.

I understand that writer/director David Robert Mitchell asked you to compose the music for It Follows after he played the 2012 video game Fez, which you also scored. How did he reach out to you and what were your initial thoughts about being offered to score a horror film?

Disasterpeace: David reached out by e-mail. I had a lot of thoughts! I had never scored a feature before, so I was excited about the opportunity, but also wanted to be really discerning before making such a big decision. It was tough to make a decision just based on the script, especially for something as unusual as It Follows' premise, but seeing
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Contest: Win It Follows on Blu-ray

The entity that haunted Jay will soon be able to pay your home a visit on Blu-ray with Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS, and Dimension's July 14th home media release of It Follows, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

"The critically acclaimed breakout movie of the year, It Follows arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and Dimension. Dubbed “the best horror film in over a decade”*, It Follows is directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), and stars Maika Monroe (upcoming Independence Day 2, The Guest), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Beneath, Innocence, Laggies) and Jake Weary (Altitude, Fred).

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange
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It Follows Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

After haunting moviegoers this spring, the relentless entity in David Robert Mitchell's It Follows is going to make house calls this summer, as Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS, and Dimension are releasing It Follows on Blu-ray and DVD on July 14th:

Press Release -- "Beverly Hills, Calif. – May 19, 2015 – The critically acclaimed breakout movie of the year, It Follows arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and Dimension. Dubbed “the best horror film in over a decade”*, It Follows is directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), and stars Maika Monroe (upcoming Independence Day 2, The Guest), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Beneath, Innocence, Laggies) and Jake Weary (Altitude, Fred).

One of the highest grossing independent films of the year so far, It Follows is credited with ushering in a new era of indie film success,
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If Only The Irony Of "Innocence" Extended Beyond The Title

What is it about Hamilton makes kids want to kill themselves?

If a movie is crisp and well-lit, I'll forgive it almost anything. Innocence (2014) is a perfect example. Beckett (Sophie Curtis) is dealing with the sudden death of her mother. She's moved into New York City and starting up at a new school, Hamilton, which is inexplicably run by a group of handsome, young women. Handsome, young, creepy women. Chief creep among them is the nurse, Pamela (Kelly Reilly), who doles out the meds and slowly takes the role of Beckett's mother figure, including dating her widowed father. But a series of suicides and persistent hallucination makes Beckett suspicious of just what's going on at Hamilton exactly. I'm not sure if Beckett isn't too oblivious or lethargic to go Nancy Drewing around New York City.

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Contest: Win Innocence on Blu-ray

The young adult Gothic supernatural thriller Innocence has just made its home video debut on Blu-ray. DVD and Digital HD. Based on the Jane Mendelsohn bestselling novel, Innocence stars Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Heaven Is For Real) and Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) in the story about a 16-year old girl whose father puts her into a new school in order to escape the pain of her past, only to find a new kind of horror awaits.

Thanks to Cinedigm we have two copies of Innocence on Blu-ray that are up for grabs in this contest. For a chance to win one, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
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Saturday Shorts: ‘Starched’, starring Kelly Reilly

Today’s film is the 2001 short Starched. The film is written and directed by Cath Le Couteur, and stars Polly Fey and Kelly Reilly. Over the course of a career spanning nearly 20 years, Reilly has been seen in feature films such as Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and Calvary, as well as in the tv series Black Box. Her newest feature, titled Innocence, is currently playing in wide release in American theatres.

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Innocence | Review

The Vice of Virtue: Brougher’s Latest Achieves Varied Results

Those familiar with Hilary Brougher’s offbeat sensibilities, as showcased in her delightful 1997 debut The Sticky Fingers of Time, and the Tilda Swinton headlined drama Stephanie Daley (2006), will be happy to know that her long awaited third film has arrived, an adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 Young Adult novel, Innocence. A project first announced several years ago with a revolving list of high profile names announced as being attached (Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny, and Abigail Breslin, for instance), it seems Brougher’s had a bit of difficulty getting this project put together, which is evident in the final product, a film reminiscent of vintage stabs at Ya thrillers back in the 70s and 80s, such as several classic Disney titles. While it never quite succeeds as an effective thriller, Brougher manages to strike a moody ambience with this familiar material,
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Hot Trailer: ‘Innocence’

Scion Pictures has released a new trailer for the thriller adaptation of the Jane Mendelsohn novel Innocence. Hilary Brougher directed a script she wrote with Tristine Skyler, and the author produced with Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler. Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips and Linus Roche star. Curtis plays a 16-year-old haunted by the death of her mom in a surfing accident in Montauk. She and her father move to Manhattan to start over. Enrolled in an exclusive prep school, she gets off to a good start by falling in love, but soon she’s haunted in a different way by intensifying psychosis and hallucinations centering around the dubious suicides of current and past students. Is she going crazy, or is this prep school a coven of beautiful and seductive women who stay young by drinking the blood of virgins?
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Horror Fantasy Thriller Innocence Takes Aim at the Ya Crowd in September

A new release date for the young adult adventure fantasy horror mystery romance thriller (talk about covering all your bases!) Innocence was announced, and we have the skinny for you right here on this IMAX-bound supernatural smackdown.

Based on the well-reviewed novel by Jane Mendelsohn (author of bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart) and directed by Hilary Brougher, the film stars young up-and-comers Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage, The English Teacher) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife,” Evan Almighty) with Kelly Reilly (“Black Box,” Calvary).

The screenplay is by Brougher and Tristine Skyler; producers are Mendelsohn, Christine Vachon, and Pam Koffler; and executive producers are Ron Curtis, Kevin Turen, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Heller, Mo Al Turki, and Brian Young.

Scion Pictures will be releasing Innocence on September 5th in theaters nationwide. For more info "like" Innocence on Facebook.

Synopsis::

Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident,
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Indie Spotlight

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart,
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