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Review: Man Up

Review: Man Up

This review is by Alex Smith of The Ecstatic Truth. “Fuck the past.” As far as rom-com mottos go, it’s pretty on the nose. But it’ll do. In fact, it would’ve been a better title than “Man Up”, which, in this case, doesn’t feel appropriate. If anything,“man up” is more synonymous with misogynistic rituals (e.g. rugby socials, uni hazings,...

Results gets a new trailer

Results gets a new trailer

Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) directs Results which is a new romantic comedy starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker,and Constance Zimmer. Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Masaan

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan Writer: Neeraj Ghaywan, Varun Grover Starring: Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Bhagwan Tiwari Synopsis: Two narratives surrounding encounters with the opposite sex. The first is a brutal story of two young lovers – Devi (Chadda) and Piyush – who are caught up in a sex scandal which leads to a...

10,000km – Trailer for long distance love film

10,000km – Trailer for long distance love film

Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer stars in Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000km. Alexandra and Sergi make love in their tiny Barcelona apartment. They’ve decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career,...

The New Girlfriend gets a new poster

The New Girlfriend gets a new poster

To celebrate the UK release of The New Girlfriend on Friday, designer Liam Bushby has created an alternative poster for the film and you can see it below. After the death of her best friend, Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) falls into a deep depression, but a surprising discovery about her friend’s husband David (Romain Duris) gives her a new taste for...

Sweet Cherry Pie! David Lynch says new Twin Peaks is back on

Sweet Cherry Pie! David Lynch says new Twin Peaks is back on

The plan was that David Lynch was going to direct season 3 of Twin Peaks for Showtime. The scripts were written and the cast were coming back. Then Lynch apparently dropped out of negotiations and the show because Showtime wouldn’t agree on the budget for the show. Showtime seemed as surprised as everyone else. Thankfully whatever happened behind the...

Gillian Anderson will Croak as the Grim Mistress in new film

Gillian Anderson will Croak as the Grim Mistress in new film

Gillian Anderson (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, “The X-Files,” “The Fall”), Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE ROAD, SLOW WEST, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), who is in final negotiations, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 TUESDAYS, “The Kettering Incident”) have all been attached to star in CROAK, directed by Academy Award® Nominee Sam Fell (FLUSHED AWAY, PARANORMAN). Nicole...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster gets two new posters

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster gets two new posters

Yorgos Lanthimos‘ (Dogtooth, Alps) The Lobster  stars John C Reilly, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley, Jessica Barden, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia. As for the film, it sounds as odd as his other ones. A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules...

Watch Emma Stone & Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man trailer

Watch Emma Stone & Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man trailer

On a small town college campus, philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself in an existential crisis, but he discovers a new purpose in life when he enters into a relationship with one of his students (Emma Stone). The film also stars Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley. The plot seems a bit cliche, but there is a great cast and it seems the...

No Stranger Than Love – Poster for Alison Brie’s new film

No Stranger Than Love – Poster for Alison Brie’s new film

This new indie film from Nick Wernham certainly has an interesting plot. An inaugural, extra-marital tryst is interrupted by one of the cheaters falling into an inter-dimensional, one-way hole of infinite darkness. Now, it’s up to the other lover to somehow rescue him without the town finding out. The film stars Alison Brie, Justin Chatwin, Dylan Everett,...