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Watch the New Trailer for Ocean’s 8 Starring Sandra Bullock and Rihanna

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Watch the New Trailer for Ocean’s 8 Starring Sandra Bullock and Rihanna

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Watch the New Trailer for Ocean’s 8 Starring Sandra Bullock and Rihanna

The new trailer for Ocean’s 8 reminds us, more than once, that committing a crime can be deliciously fun if you happen to be part of a crime syndicate composed entirely of women and that counts Sandra Bullock as its boss lady. In the film, Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean (Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, if you’re wondering), who, along with her motley crew of merry women (played by Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sara Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter), plans a heist at the annual Met Gala. Among the reported cameos in the film: Anna Wintour, Alexander Wang, Kim Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Zayn Malik, Kendall Jenner, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Serena Williams, Kylie Jenner, and Zac Posen. Sadly, no Madonna, a staple of the Met Gala. Or Rebecca Romijn, star of Brian De Palma’s Femme Fatale, which opens with what may be the most incredibly directed heist in the history of the movies. Which is to say, Ocean’s 8 director Gary Ross has a lot to live up to. Notably, the trailer for the film sees Debbie Ocean and company riding the subway, perhaps to get to the Met Gala, suggesting that they will actually not get to the event in time to rob Anne Hathaway’s Princess Diaries jewels. If you don’t live in New York: Sorry for ruining the movie, but our subways are no good. Please send help.

Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

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Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

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Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

All eyes (at least most) are now on Timothée Chalamet, Oscar-nominated actor and the Second Coming of Leonardo DiCaprio according to everyone from Call Me by Your Name producer Rodrigo Teixeira to Interview magazine’s Trey Taylor. With the release of Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York still in question, Chalamet fans will have to make do with the two films starring the actor that are definitely coming down the pipeline in 2018: Beautiful Boy, in which Chalamet plays a young man struggling with meth addiction, and Elijah Bynum’s Hot Summer Nights, in which he stars as a nerd who finds his mojo after unexpectedly becoming a weed dealer.

Cannes Lineup Includes New Films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More

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Cannes Lineup Includes New Films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More
Cannes Lineup Includes New Films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More

This morning, the lineup for the 71st Cannes Film Festival was revealed. Among the most high-profile titles to make the cut: David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, Spike Lee’s BlacKKKlansman, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Livre d’Image. As previously announced, Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, also in competition, will kick off the festival on May 8, and Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will screen out of competition on May 15, 10 days before the film hits U.S. theaters. (The Director’s Fortnight and Critics Week selections will be announced at a later date.) Only 18 titles were announced to be competing for the prestigious Palm d’Or, and as that number is usually in the low 20s, it’s likely that more titles will be added to the official lineup in the upcoming weeks.

Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

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Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

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Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

Four years after the release of his breakout It Follows, David Robert Mitchell is back with Under the Silver Lake, which is described by A24 as “a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.” Today, the distributor released the first trailer for the film, which stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a disenchanted thirtysomething who embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to find the woman, Sarah (played by Riley Keough), who he one day discovers in his apartment’s swimming pool.

Review: Claude Autant-Lara’s Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

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Review: Claude Autant-Lara’s Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

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Review: Claude Autant-Lara’s Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

“A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema,” François Truffaut’s famously excoriating 1954 essay on what he reproachfully called his nation’s “cinéma de qualité,” has long kept the films and filmmakers discussed in the piece out of fashion, respect, or even visibility. Thankfully, the Criterion Collection’s new Eclipse series, Claude Autant-Lara: Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France, takes a step toward curing that unfortunate side effect.

Claude Autant-Lara worked squarely within the establishment against which Truffaut railed, first as a set and costume designer, then as a helmer of French-language Buster Keaton imitations, and finally as a respected director in his own right—a specialist in a kind of frothy, Lubitschean entertainment laced with melancholy. All four films included in this box set adhere to a stylistic package common within the French studio system of the time—a polished mise-en-scène that spotlights fine costuming and set design, meticulous deep-focus staging that occasionally borders on stiltedness, and a conventionally sweeping score—but what Truffaut omitted in his condemnation is their subtle air of rebellion and discontent.

Meet the Cast of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs in a New Stop-Motion Interview

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Meet the Cast of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs in a New Stop-Motion Interview

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Meet the Cast of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs in a New Stop-Motion Interview

One week ahead of the limited theatrical release of Isle of Dogs, the film’s distributor, Fox Searchlight Pictures, has shared a five-minute animated companion short imagined and directed by Wes Anderson. No doubt an homage to Nick Park’s iconic Creature Comforts from 1989, the piece was shot in London over three months during the making of the film. It features the voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, and Bob Balaban as animated dogs on set talking about their characters.

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin Are Set Adrift in Official Trailer for Film

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Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin Are Set Adrift in Official Trailer for Film

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Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin Are Set Adrift in Official Trailer for Film

Baltasar Kormákur’s Adrift is, shudder, “based on the incredible true story…of what would become the largest storm in the Pacific.” And since IMDb won’t tell you this, let us thank hero YouTuber DafniGabriella for pointing out that the film is based on Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s nonfiction book Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea, in which the author relates her 41-day journey to safety after a sailing trip turns disastrous.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Starring Jude Law and Johnny Depp, Gets First Trailer

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Starring Jude Law and Johnny Depp, Gets First Trailer

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Starring Jude Law and Johnny Depp, Gets First Trailer

When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, our own Eric Henderson bemoaned: “J.K. Rowling’s newest salvo in a career spent writing mostly about the world of wizards exists so resolutely outside of salience and so doggedly within the comfort of escapism that even witch hunts, underground railroads, self-righteous religious fundamentalism, parallel societies with their own discrete presidents, and harbingers of world war are all presented with the same weightlessness of anything under Hermione Granger’s levitation spell: Wingardium leviosa.” Warner Bros. is now going back to the well with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is set to be released almost two years to day after the first film arrived in theaters to fill the hole in the hearts of Harry Potter fans the world lover. And judging from The Crimes of Grindelwald’s first trailer, we are in, perhaps, for a darker experience, though the footage suggests that Eddie Redmayne, reprising his role as half-blood king of the gingers Newt Scamander, will continue to leave us shook by his uncanny ability to avoid eye contact at all costs.

Netflix Premieres Trailer for 6 Balloons Starring Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson

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Netflix Premieres Trailer for 6 Balloons Starring Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson

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Netflix Premieres Trailer for 6 Balloons Starring Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson

Writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan’s 6 Balloons premiered last night at SXSW, and at least according to Film Twitter, the response was a warm one. According to the official mini-description of the film: “Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.” Dave Franco stars as Seth, who relapses on heroin while his sister, Katie (Abbi Jacobson), is organizing a surprise party for her boyfriend. What follows is a journey that tests their relationship and, inevitably, brings them closer than ever before.

Ryan’s directorial debut also stars Tim Matheson (Animal House, The West Wing) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle, The Big Bang Theory).

True/False Film Fest 2018 Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

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True/False Film Fest 2018: Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

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True/False Film Fest 2018: Khalik Allah’s Black Mother

Because of its conveniently contained setting (Columbia, Missouri, home to the state’s largest university) and its independent ethic (a willful disregard for awards, promotional parties, industry dealing, and the atmosphere of corporatized networking that comes with all of this), the True/False Film Fest is regarded as a haven for both fans and creators of documentaries. It’s an unusually democratized event, and it celebrates the community of volunteers and musicians that help the event proceed so smoothly with as much fervor as it does the films and filmmakers that it hosts.

The warmth with which Columbia welcomes its many hundreds of annual attendees remains beguiling, but one of the amusingly dissonant things about True/False is that however much it feels like the city exists simply to host this event, an entire world carries on in and around it. On weekend nights, bars and sidewalks teem with ebullient undergrads, dangerously underdressed for their ambling from one party to the next. The fleeting world of the festival and the ongoing life of the town commingle and collide in fascinating ways; one undergrad stopped a group of us in the street at 1:30 am explicitly to recommend the charming 1972 pop-rock doodle “Magnet” by the band NRBQ. True/False is an idyll, but it’s just one of many ecosystems carrying on in Columbia on this particular weekend.