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The 225 Best Horror Movies of All Time

In this time of geekery and craft reigning supreme, film critics and academics no longer reject horror movies with the knee-jerk certainty some once did. But even now the specter of “elevated horror” (see that concept’s lambasting in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s “Scream 5”) looms over discussions of artier explorations of dread and terror […]

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Hereditary Was More Connected To Midsommar Than Even Ari Aster Realized

On the surface, Ari Aster’s follow-up to his absolutely chilling debut “Hereditary” seems like it exists in stark contrast to the haunted family portrait of that first film. “Midsommar” takes its characters through a psychotropic journey in a strange place in a strange land that leads to a bizarre ritual sacrifice. “Hereditary” traps a family […]

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Hilary Swank, Jack Reynor, Olivia Cooke to Lead Opioid Thriller ‘Mother’s Milk’ (Exclusive)

Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”), Jack Reynor (“Midsommar”) and Olivia Cooke (“House of the Dragon”) are set to star in the upcoming opioid-themed thriller “Mother’s Milk.”The film, which recently wrapped production in New York, comes from director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who co-wrote the script with Madison Harrison. Prior credits from the director include Sundance Special Jury […]

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From ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ to ‘Dune: Part Two,’ Here’s Where to See Florence Pugh Next

It’s only been eight years since Florence Pugh made her big-screen breakout in 2016’s searing “Lady Macbeth,” but the “Midsommar” icon has taken over Hollywood.The Oscar nominee made waves with “Little Women” and MCU installments “Black Widow” and “Hawkeye,” but Pugh is just getting started (especially when it comes to literary adaptations). The actress is […]

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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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Will Poulter Talks About His Heist Musical ‘The Score,’ Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe & More [The Discourse Podcast]

Will Poulter’s career trajectory has been going nowhere but up in recent years, starting with standout roles in “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” “Midsommar,” “Dopesick,” and “The Maze Runner” films. The upcoming years should be no different, as he’s recently been cast as Adam Warlock in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. […]

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Will Poulter Slams Method Acting When Used as an ‘Excuse for Inappropriate Behavior’ on Set

“Midsommar” star Will Poulter weighed in on the recent debate over method acting.The “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” actor underwent weight training and dieting to transform into his character Adam Warlock, who, as Marvel stated, is “genetically engineered by scientists to be the perfect being.”Yet Poulter told The Independent UK that “mental and physical […]

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Joaquin Phoenix, Ari Aster ‘Could Get Upset and Make Up in Seconds’ on ‘Disappointment Blvd.’ Set

Joaquin Phoenix is back in the awards conversation this year with Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon,” and he’ll surely keep stirring up buzz with upcoming roles in Ari Aster’s “Disappointment Blvd.” and Ridley Scott’s Napoleon epic “Kitbag.” The Aster movie was recently teased by Stephen McKinley Henderson in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Henderson has […]

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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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