Netflix announced this week that The OA has been cancelled after two seasons. The first season of the show was hailed as a prime example of quirky, unusual and unique series that emerged in the era of "Peak TV". It was so bizarre that only a streaming service like Netflix could have produced it. It […]
2016 was a big year for original programming on Netflix, with most viewers recognizing the fledgling programmer's potential with unique offerings like Stranger Things, Sense8, and Daredevil. The OA was also released that year, and featured an original, dimension-hopping mystery that was unlike anything else seen that year. Today, we got news that Netflix will […]
Including one of the most illustrative anecdotes about the filmmaking process I've heard in a long time.
The East is the third feature film to be co-written by Brit Marling, and the second of those to be directed by Zal Batmanglij.
The East does a lot of things. It's full of ideas and it's exciting. And it's one of my favourite films of the year so far.
Let's go undercover with some radical subversives.
Fox Searchlight sent us lots of goodies to share for their upcoming psychological thriller, Sound of My Voice. The film follows two ambitious documentary filmmakers as they attempt to infiltrate and discredit a cult, but find themselves pulled in too deep. Sound of My Voice stars Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, and Brit Marling. Below, you'll […]
Ahead of schedule, the first twelve minute chapter of Sound of My Voice has gone live for preview. Interestingly, the video features a number of little hotlink icons that, if you click on them, divert you to other videos and interactive doodads. I recommend you just watch the sequence from start to finish then use […]
I've seen some pretty blunt and basic plot blurbs in my time, but this one for Zal Batmanglij's Sound of My Voice takes the biscuit. The brittle, abrupt biscuit: Peter and Lorna endure a rigorous preparation in order to infiltrate a highly secretive cult and confront its mysterious leader, Maggie, who claims to be a […]
Mike Cahill's debut feature, Another Earth is science fiction. Maybe it's not what your parents would have called science fiction, but the label sticks. The story is about a young woman, wracked with guilt after she plays a major part in a terrible accident. At the same time, a strange planet, a second Earth has […]