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The Terrifying Florence Pugh Scene That Still Gives Us Nightmares

In Ari Aster’s hypnotic 2019 film “Midsommar,” a group of anthropology students visits a remote Swedish commune, where a series of ritualistic horrors unfold in the harsh light of day. The group includes Florence Pugh’s Dani, a grief-numbed young woman whose family just died via a gruesome murder-suicide. Strange, dark, and even funny, “Midsommar” follows […]

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‘Hatching’ Review: Eerily Atmospheric Finnish Body-Horror Cracks Open a Tween Girl’s Concealed Grudges

Motherhood is scary stuff. From “Rosemary’s Baby” through to “The Babadook” and “Hereditary,” a certain breed of horror film has taught us as much. Equally disturbing, in Hanna Bergholm’s inventive, alarmingly sunny genre outing “Hatching,” is adolescence: lurking under a protective mother’s wings, waiting to crack and come of age in a Finnish suburb’s suffocating, […]

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US Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sails To $2.7M On Thursday Night, A24’s ‘Green Knight’ At $750K

Disney is reporting $2.7M for its Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt family adventure movie Jungle Cruise. A24’s Dev Patel fantasy movie Green Knight came up strong with $750K at 2,790 theaters. The NY-based indie distrib’s previous preview highs include Ari Aster’s Midsommar (which started on a Tuesday) with $1.1M and the filmmaker’s Hereditary which did a $1.3M […]

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Alex Wolff, Scrappy Star of ‘Old’ and ‘Pig,’ Thinks Everybody Needs a Bit More Self-Loathing in Their Lives

Alex Wolff, the self-described “scrappy New York actor” who made a searing impression in 2018’s “Hereditary” and now stars in “Pig” opposite Nicolas Cage and in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,” thinks everybody needs a little more self-loathing in their lives.“My face is not symmetrical. Why would I love myself if my face is unsymmetrical? The […]

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?

From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selectionEven in any normal year, trying to predict what will and won’t land at the Sundance film festival is something of a fool’s errand. It’s a lineup filled with small, often totally unknown films, most of which don’t […]

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‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’: A24 Developing a Film Adaptation of Best-Selling Book

Ocean Vuong‘s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released last year, and now a film adaptation is in the works. A24, the indie production company/distributor behind films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, The Lighthouse, and Uncut Gems, announced this week that they were already […]

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M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie Adds Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, and Vicky Krieps to Cast

M. Night Shyamalan has lined-up quite the cast for his next movie. Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), and Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad) are all onboard the top-secret project. It’s so secret we don’t even have a title. But, since it’s a Shyamalan film, it’s probably […]The post M. […]

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