Spotlight is a film that film that dives into a very hot topic. It tells the true story about Boston Globe’s investigation into allegations of child molestation by Catholic priests. Much like other films that get into this topic like Doubt, Spotlight appears to be a slow-burn that will leave you disgusted. Get your first look at Spotlight below.
Whether you’re a fan or not, you cannot deny Christopher Nolan hasn’t made a monumental mark on cinema over the last 15 years. His movies have made billions, won Oscars and have been mostly critically acclaimed; not bad for someone who is about to turn just 45 years old. Because of his vision, innovation and success, he’s spawned a very passionate fanbase (this guy), who often edit tribute videos to his ever-growing filmography. A new one recently popped up on YouTube and it may be the best yet. Check it out after the break.
For the sake of dramatics I’m going to boldly claim that, until video games take over, Television is the single most powerful channel for fiction today. You’ll argue, fairly, that cinema or literature is. But what I’m seeing, around me, right now, writing this article in a Paris library, is people watching television on their laptops. When I get home, I plan to do the same. Yet for all its might, there is something television still isn’t great at: crossing borders. Some television shows are watched all around the world, but very few shows acknowledge that we live in a world where this is possible, where cultures blend and global mobility isn’t a concept, but the experience of millions. Netflix’s latest original and superlative-provoking series, Sense8, self-proclaims itself the messiah of global shows. Whether it lives up to that premise or not, it’s time to talk about television’s international future, how series can span different countries and why they must.
No words. I’m unable to speak out loud because this first full-length trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, has dropped online and it is absolutely stunning. The film has been quietly in post-production for some time, with still image releases here and there, but man, if this isn’t one of the most intense and beautiful trailers you’ve every seen, you need your eyes and pulse checked.
To see this movie on the big-screen was a long time pay off for me. I remember sitting in my high school’s Young Filmmakers Club freshman year and our club supervisor, Perry Kennedy, prophesied the creation of this film. Everyone thought it was too ridiculous of a concept to ever be made, but lo and behold Ant-Man arrived eight years later. I should have known better back then that Marvel would come to not only pride itself on ridiculous concepts (Rocket Raccoon anyone?), but manage to create real drama out of them. Ant-Man does just that.