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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Split,’ ‘Ali,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked the 15-year anniversary of Richard Kelly’s debut cult curio, Donnie Darko. While the film’s cult-status has elevated it into its own separate canon alongside other 21st-century indie-cult hits, Kelly’s two other films — the positively delirious and daring Southland Tales and the labyrinthine sci-fi period piece The Box — prove that he is a director deserving of much greater consideration. Sadly it’s been about eight years since a new
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Paris 05:91 Theo & Hugo – QFest St. Louis Review

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Paris 05:91 Theo & Hugo screens Friday, Mar. 31 at 9:00pm at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103) as part of this year’s QFest St. Louis. Ticket information can be found Here

Theo And Hugo lets the audience know very quickly that it’s a lot about how the characters are thinking rather than exactly how they are acting. It’s hard to ignore the fact that the film begins with a twenty minute, extremely explicit tour through a French gay sex club, but it’s also hard to ignore that the reason for this tour is to take the almost wordless reactions of our protagonists, Theo and Hugo, and getting us to attempt to interpret what they are thinking. It’s an orgy of sensory overload, charged with a potent Edm song and lit with the contrast of thick reds and blues. Yet, in
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Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo | Review

The Night is Young: Ducastel & Martineau’s Procedural Queer Romance

For their seventh theatrical feature, Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (also known for its more thoughtful French language title, which translates to Theo and Hugo in the Same Boat), Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau offer a vibrant portrait of young love between two twentysomething men who meet in the midst of orgiastic pleasure at a bathhouse and spend the wee hours of the morning perambulating around Paris.

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Amid Muslim Ban, Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominee ‘The Salesman’ Soars at Box Office

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In the global furor over President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the United States, Asghar Farhadi’s Iranian Oscar nominee “The Salesman” (Cohen Media) opened to strong numbers in New York and Los Angeles. This drama had the best initial limited subtitled release in several years, bettering several films that won the Foreign Language Oscar. (Farhadi, who won the Oscar for “A Separation” in 2012, has just announced that he will not attend the Oscars in light of Trump’s ban.)

“The Salesman” was the sole limited opener to make a major impact; other noteworthy titles are films trying to capitalize on this week’s nomination hauls. Platform titles like “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land” (both now over $100 million), “Moonlight,” and “Manchester By the Sea” are now playing in wider breaks. Among the rest, Weinstein’s “Lion” is performing best, with over $2 million in 575 theaters.

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The Weekend Warrior 1/27/17: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.

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‘Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo’ Nsfw Trailer: Berlinale Winner Puts An Erotic Spin On ‘Before Sunrise’

‘Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo’ Nsfw Trailer: Berlinale Winner Puts An Erotic Spin On ‘Before Sunrise’
The romantic two-hander has become a genre in and of itself thanks to such great films as “Before Sunrise” and “Weekend” (even the Obamas got their own version in this year’s “Southside With You”), but few ever dare to hit the erotic limits of Jacques Martineau and Olivier Ducastel’s “Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo.” Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival Teddy Awards earlier this year, the film is told in real time and evolves from a 20-minute orgy into a sweet duet between two Frenchmen who have fallen in love at first sight.

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The official synopsis reads: “Theo and Hugo encounter each other in a sex club, where their overwhelming desire creates an unexpected intimacy. Leaving the club they drift down the deserted streets of nocturnal Paris, but reality suddenly confronts them in an unexpected way.
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Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau on Theo and Hugo

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To mark the release of the incredibly compelling Lgbt love story Theo and Hugo, we managed to catch up with the talented French filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, who wrote and directed this wonderful little film together – and here’s what they had to say. You have worked on a few films together now, […]

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Theo & Hugo Review

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Though beginning with a lengthy, explicit sex scene, filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau latest venture Theo and Hugo is an independent diamond amongst cheap summer imitations that presents us with so much more than just sex. It’s real, it’s raw and this is a Lgbt film that should certainly not be missed. Our two eponymous […]

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Theo & Hugo review – from frenzied rutting to romance

Two men connect after having unprotected sex in a film with an unexpected charm

Theo and Hugo meet in a sex club in an extended encounter that leaves little to the imagination. But while all the explicit, frenzied rutting that makes up the first act of the film might be a little forthright for some tastes, the sweetly romantic connection that builds once all the sweaty, neon-lit thrusting has subsided has an unexpected charm. The discovery that Theo neglected to wear protection necessitates a trip to the emergency room: Hugo is HIV positive. The pair explore their quandary and their connection, as they wander around a handsome, grainy nocturnal Paris.

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