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‘Apartment 7A’: ‘Relic’ Director Natalie Erika James Teaming With John Krasinski For New Horror Film

Natalie Erika James, director of the acclaimed indie horror pic Relic, has a new project on the way. James will direct Apartment 7A for Paramount Players, with A Quiet Place filmmaker John Krasinski on board to produce. Unfortunately, we really don’t know a whole lot about the project – just that it’s being described as […]

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How to Watch the 2020 Gotham Awards Live Online

The 2020 Gotham Awards have already made history, with all of this year’s best feature nominees directed by women. The ceremony, which will livestream on the Independent Filmmaker Project and Variety’s Facebook pages beginning at 8 p.m. Et, is sure to offer more of the same.The 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards contenders are led […]

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Relic review – heartbreaking horror about Alzheimer’s

A matriarch’s failing mind brings darkness to the family home in Natalie Erika James’s unforgettably chilling debut featureResponses to cinema are, by nature, highly personal, with the very best movies tapping into wellsprings of emotion already deeply embedded in the viewer’s psyche. This may go some way toward explaining why Relic, the extraordinary debut feature […]

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IFC Films Dominates Academy Screening Platform with Nine Contenders

In this strange new moviegoing ecosystem, IFC Films is one indie distributor doing well despite the hurdles of releasing content amid the ongoing pandemic. Not only did the arthouse platform just cross the $2-million mark overall at the drive-in box office with the release of “Relic,” but IFC also is currently in the lead in […]

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‘Relic’ Trailer: Emily Mortimer Has Terrifying Mommy Issues in IFC’s New Horror Film

Body horror, a haunted house story, and a multigenerational, dysfunctional family drama all combine in Natalie Erika James’ new scary movie “Relic.” Starring Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, and Robyn Nevin, “Relic” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, and will soon open from IFC Midnight in theaters and on demand beginning July 10. […]

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‘Relic’ Trailer: The Sundance Horror Hit Subverts the Haunted House Story

One of the most buzzed-about genre entries at Sundance this year was Relic, writer-director Natalie Erika James‘ horror film about three generations of women dealing with something potentially supernatural. If that sounds vague, that’s intentional – this is clearly being set-up as one of those “the less you know about, the more surprised you’ll be” […]

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David Bowie Origin Story ‘Stardust’ Debuts First Clip (Exclusive)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the first clip from David Bowie origin story “Stardust,” which receives its online premiere for distribution executives and select press on Wednesday.The film, written and directed by Gabriel Range, was slated to premiere at the Tribeca Festival Festival this week, but due to its postponement the filmmakers decided […]

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‘Relic’ Is A Terrifying Look At Mental Decay & Intergenerational Trauma [Sundance Review]

Intergenerational trauma and illness is a theme that’s been explored in horror films for decades, most recently in Ari Aster’s “Hereditary,” and Japanese-Australian director Natalie Erika James, pushes this unsettling sub-genre forward with “Relic,” her haunting feature-length debut about watching a loved one lose their grip on reality. Starring Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, and veteran […]

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