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Review: The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a rough film. Which is to say, it covers some serious ground in its trek across the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, and not to question its technical merits. Following her debut with The Babadook in 2014, Jennifer Kent conti...

 
 
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Sam Mendes takes us to the trenches with 1917

It feels like it's been awhile since we've heard from Sam Mendes. Giving us Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015, he's been Bond--I mean bound to franchise filmmaking for a great many years. Now taking a shot at the war film again (after 20...

 
 
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First teaser for The King's Man hits the trenches

Leaning heavily into its World War I era aesthetic, we've got our first look today at The King's Man, the upcoming prequel in the Kingsman spy-action-madness series, adapting Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic books.

 
 
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Review: Ophelia

Shakespeare can be a very polarising subject, as we've been debating at length here among the Flixist staff. But if the long-winded passages just aren't for you, and you don't share the Brits' appreciation for the Bard, then I have g...

 
 
 
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New trailer for The Nightingale seeks bleak vengeance

Coming off of a hot horror film (or anything so overtly genre, really) can be an incredibly interesting time for a filmmaker. Do they continue to solidify their understanding of a genre's mechanics, maybe the way Jordan Peele jumped f...

 
 
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Review: Peterloo

What if nothing happens? What if a big, massive, terrible event occurs and the world collectively shrugs at it and everything goes on as it was. That's probably what happens most of the time, actually. But in cinema that's not what we see. ...

 
 
 
 
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SXSW Review: The Highwaymen

We've all seen Bonnie and Clyde. We've all seen it, right? Jesus, people. Watch the classics. Fine, go watch Bonnie and Clyde then we can continue on. Now that we're all where we should be, remember the bumbling Texas police officer th...

 
 
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Review: Mary Queen of Scots

As unpleasant as it may be for some people, think back to when you were in high school. Specifically, remember when you were in your high school history class. Remember those days when your history teacher told you that the class was going ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Favourite

Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the quest for ...

 
 
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Ridley Scott is currently working on a sequel to Gladiator

Gladiator was one of those seminal films that if you were the right age and saw it at the right time has stuck in your mind since then. I was both at the right and at the right time so the movie for me is one of my favorites from direc...

 
 
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Missing Timeless? Catch the Spanish show that it ripped off

If you're one of the thousands of fans eagerly anticipating whether NBC's show, Timeless, would be renewed or canceled -- for the second time, mind you -- then no doubt you're also looking for another series to watch. Something that scratch...

 
 
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The Terror Season 1 Recap: 'Punished As a Boy'

[Editor's Note: Before we say anything, this recap will obviously go into detail about this episode of The Terror, so there are going to be a ton of SPOILERS. Beginning now.] Interesting episode title, isn't it? What exactly do they me...

 
 
 
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NYFF Review: Zama

Zama is a novelistic film, but not because it's an adaptation of a 1956 Argentinian novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Watching Zama creates a feeling that's similar to reading. The shots are so carefully composed, the sound design so meti...

 
 
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We finally get our first look at the Waco TV miniseries

The 90's were a turbulent time in domestic American history. Between the Unabomber's final packages, the Ruby Ridge standoff and the Olympic Park bombing it was a chaotic and bloody period. One of the biggest domestic tragedies was the ATF/...

 
 
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Great Wall director speaks up about White Washing

Last week the first trailer for The Great Wall dropped, and as it was a movie about China with its lead being not Chinese cries of white washing went up. And it is, of course, white washing. It would make a lot more sense to have a ful...

 
 
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Review: Bridge of Spies

Watching Bridge of Spies, I realized almost immediately the difference between a beautiful film and a handsome film. Steven Spielberg's latest movie is handsome. It's cleanly shot, polished, glossy, with impeccable acting in almost every sc...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Selma

There's something to be said for perfect timing. Would Selma be one of the best movies of the year if it had released in January? Yes. But coming out now makes it a true masterpiece of its time. As we try to wrap our heads around Eric ...

 
 
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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Folks don't know this about me, but I have a soft spot for biblical stories. Having been raised half Roman Catholic, half who gives a hooey, I have an abundant knowledge of Christian bible quotes and intricacies. Regardless of your beliefs,...

 
 
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New images for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

We've seen a scant few images from Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings (that's a new full title by the way), which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Pharo Ramses. Nothing says Egypt like two white guys. Grea...

 
 
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New images of David Ayer's Fury look pretty cool

David Ayer's Schwarzenegger starring Sabotage may have been a well intentioned misfire, but I still have faith in his upcoming WWII tank project, Fury. It's filled to the brim with talented folks (Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena)...

 
 
 
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Trailer: The Immigrant

The Immigrant tells the story of Ewa Cybulski, played by Marion Cotillard, a Polish immigrant to America in the 1920s and her struggle to try and forge a life after her sister is refused entry at Ellis Island. Cybulski is lured into a life...

 
 
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First Hercules trailer lets us know exactly who it's about

I've already dubbed the first Hercules that came this year as the worst movie of the year (a crown it still holds), but the second Hercules movie, Hercules, I have much higher hopes for, especially after this trailer. Whereas that oth...

 
 
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Review: Pompeii

I'm all for a mixing of genres. Comedy/horror? Golden. Dramatic comedy? Awesome. Sci-fi/action? Great. It usually works for the best. You get a little of one thing you like and then a bit of another. Pompeii is what happens when genre ...

 
 
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First trailer for Cesar Chavez, starring Michael Pena

Latinos don't have a lot of widely accepted historical icons. While we have our own, few have their names reach outside the Latino community. For example, Cesar Chavez was a farm worker in the 60s who organized a strike. When those strikes...

 
 
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NYFF Review: The Missing Picture

At last year's New York Asian Film Festival I saw a documentary called Golden Slumbers, which focused on the lost cinema of Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge had destroyed cinema houses and film negatives throughout the country, wiping out an entir...

 
 
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First image from WWII tank film Fury rolls in

David Ayer's Fury is a WWII movie about a group of soldiers who take their tank Fury behind enemy lines in a deadly mission. In other words it sounds like it could be awesome, and judging from the first official photo, Tweeted last night by...

 
 
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Second trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

I'm not a guy who's instantly drawn to biopics or films with Idris Elba in them, so I'm a little weary of the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. It may be one of the Flixist staff's most anticipated films o...

 
 
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First trailer for JFK assassination film, Parkland

Following up on the poster and images released a few days ago, the first trailer for Parkland takes us inside Parkland Hospital during JFK's assassination. Sure the assassination has been mined to death before, but I'm hoping that a d...

 
 
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Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels is known to be an envelope pusher, for better (Precious) or for worse (The Paperboy). When it was announced that he'd be the director for a "based on a true story" film about White House butler Eugene Allen it was easy to raise ...

 
 
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First look and poster for JFK film Parkland

We haven't done much reporting on Parkland because there hasn't been much to report on. The film has been pretty quiet, but with the release of a few pictures and a new poster our interest has been piqued. The movie takes place in the ...

 
 
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A clip from The Act of Killing on history's winners

The Act of Killing is one of my picks for best films of 2013. It's a disturbing and yet fascinating documentary in which Indonesian death squad members are asked to make their own narrative film that dramatizes their actions during the com...

 
 
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Japan Cuts Review: The Floating Castle

There's inherent drama in stories about impossible odds, and some of the better one involve samurais in Feudal Japan. In Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, it was the title band against a horde of bandits (I think it's 40 to 50, off the t...

 
 




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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"

 

Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 
 
 
 
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