Author: Becky Belzile

Cinema Saint: Nicole Kidman- A Career’s Worth of Receipts

It turns out Nicole Kidman is the star we took for granted. She’s always been there on the peripherals of our adoring Hollywood gaze, but lately she’s been front and center thanks to her four projects screened recently at Cannes (The Beguiled, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Top of the Lake) where she won the 70th Anniversary award. But we should have kept her front and center from the start. With the recent Kidman Renaissance seemingly underway, it seemed time to look back at her career and cultivate an appreciation...

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Midnighters Trailer Gets Away With Murder

Alex Essoe is back! Since her role in Starry Eyes, Essoe has been at the top of my list of who to keep an eye on as her career expands (and hopefully explodes.) In Julius Ramsay’s directorial debut Midnighters, she plays Lindsay Pittman, one half of a failing marriage that’s about to be marred by secrets and lies. It’s New Year’s Eve, the start of a new year and a new life, until the couple run into someone in the road who becomes added heavy baggage to their already struggling marriage. Everyone in this trailer seems almost too intense,...

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Vox Unwraps the Appeal of the Mummy, Ubisoft Not Far Behind

With news coming out of E3 that Assassin’s Creed:Origins will be taking place in Ancient Egypt, and the recent release of the Tom Cruise-flavoured The Mummy, it seems like a mysterious fascination with Ancient Egypt is making a comeback. Critics and audiences alike are considering the recent Blockbuster a lackluster start, but could this just be the beginning of a renewed celebration of one of the most complex and interesting times in human history? Aja Romano over at Vox has put together a great piece on why mummies are so fascinating, and why this year’s action hit was a...

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Happy Death Day Trailer Offers an Endless Celebration… Literally.

It’s never too early to start thinking about horror season, and today Universal Pictures dropped the full trailer for Happy Death Day, hitting theatres on Friday the 13th of October. Blumhouse is on a roll lately, now bringing us the story of Tree, a girl who seems doomed to repeat the same day reliving her own murder over and over again. In order to escape this personal nightmare, she has to find out who her killer is. It might seem like we already have too many weird Groundhog Day rip-offs, but just a second: Happy Death Day seems like...

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The Playlist Talks It Comes At Night and Tree of Life with Trey Edward Shults

Yesterday, Jordan Ruimy at The Playlist published an interview with recent horror film It Comes At Night director Trey Edward Shults. This is one of those rare conversations where the interviewer knows and deeply appreciates their subject’s work. Hot on the heels of It Comes At Night‘s theatrical release, Shults’ conversation covers his work with Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, his first film Krisha, and how he got into making movies in the first place – by teaching himself. Much like his films, Shults is open about his influences no matter how difficult they might be. That’s just part...

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