Catch Dakota Fanning as Viena, a young roadie who's on a journey of self-discovery and shocking survival, as she travels across America with a punk band during the 1980s in the new poster and trailer (link above) for VIENA AND THE FANTOMES. Also starring Zoë Kravitz, Evan Rachel Wood and Caleb Landry Jones, don't miss VIENA AND THE FANTOMES at Home, on Digital, and On Demand June 30th!
Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce the return of CANADA NOW, bringing the best of new Canadian cinema to the United Kingdom.
In response to the cinema closures across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CANADA NOW has re-imagined its fourth annual edition as a digital festival with six feature films playing across June and July exclusively on CURZON HOME CINEMA. A selection of live online interviews with the filmmakers will be made available for free throughout the programme.
The festival launches on Friday 5th June with the Curzon Artificial Eye's release of Atom Egoyan's GUEST OF HONOUR, starring David Thewlis and Laysla De Oliveira. Atom Egoyan and David Thewlis are taking part in the first live event on the evening of Monday 8th June. The programme continues with five U.K. Premieres and includes a special live interview with journalist Robert Fisk and director Yung Chang for the critically acclaimed documentary THIS IS NOT A MOVIE on Monday 15th June.
The full programme and more information is available on the official website at the link above.
Hailed by critics and fans alike for its stellar cast and gripping storyline, Apple's hit limited series "Defending Jacob" will unveil the Barber family's fate in its series finale episode premiering this Friday, May 29th exclusively on Apple TV+. Catch a glimpse into the shocking finale with a new sneak peek clip, available now at the link above.
In the finale episode of "Defending Jacob," the trial comes to an end, but with unexpected consequences. The sneak peek clip shows Andy (Evans) coming face-to-face with his father Billy (J.K. Simmons) after an unforgettable confession is revealed.
George Sluizer's 1988 thriller THE VANISHING is releasing on EST, DVD and Blu-ray 8th June as part of STUDIOCANAL's Vintage World Cinema Collection - available to pre-order now at the link above.
This original brilliant and disturbing George Sluizier masterpiece is regarded as one of the best suspense thrillers ever made. Based on the novel The Golden Egg by Tim Krabbe, THE VANISHING is the ultimate tribute to Alfred Hitchcock with the ending to prove it.
Whilst touring in France, a young couple (Rex and Saskia) stop for a break at a roadside service station. Saskia (Johanna ter Steege) leaves Rex (Gene Bervoets) to browse around the shops and vanishes leaving no clues as to her whereabouts. Three years later Rex begins to receive taunting postcards from Saskia's supposed abductor and is drawn into a terrifying battle of cat and mouse in his desperate quest to discover the fate of his missing lover.
Rakuten TV has a whole host of new releases coming to the platform this June, available in 4K HDR, to keep you entertained at the click of a button on your Smart TV.
This month’s selection includes a 4-time Oscar winner, a cinematic supernatural thriller and stunning adaptations of literary classics - ensuring every viewer has choice to suit whatever their mood.
The film that everyone has been talking about - Parasite - is new to the platform this month. The South Korean satire, which made Oscars history as the first foreign language film to win the Best Picture statuette is a beautifully made black comedy turned thriller. As greed and class discrimination threaten the relationship between the wealthy Park family and the poverty-stricken family, the Kim's, we watch the under-privileged family go to war with their rich and conceited opposites in a gripping and compelling story.
Rakuten TV is also bringing in 4K HDR The Personal History of David Copperfield to the platform this June. Based on the classic Charles Dickens tale, this adaptation, directed by the typically inventive Armando Iannucci, feels modern and contemporary while remaining faithful to the Dickensian themes set in Victorian England. Boasting an impressive cast including Dev Patel, Hugh Lawrie, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton and Gwendoline Christie, this film is a dramatic, larger than life story of self-discovery. Copperfield's (Patel) journey to becoming a gentleman takes him on a series of different adventures travelling through poverty and relative wealth and encountering a myriad of characters along the way. An uplifting title and a film for all ages.
Emma, the wonderful re-telling of Austen's romantic comedy set in Regency England, is a visual treat for the eyes with its exceptional set design and beautiful period costumes. Emma is the clever, beautiful, albeit spoilt, heroine who, through sheer boredom, uses her wit and position in society to play mischievous matchmaker and manipulate the relationships of her acquaintances for her own amusement. But her meddling soon leads to consequences and her own romantic misadventures. Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the lead role in this witty and sumptuous film, alongside a stellar supporting cast including Bill Nighy, Rupert Graves and Miranda Hart - the perfect companions for romantic comedy fans. Available in 4K HDR.
For those looking for something to make the spine tingle, science fiction and horror fans are in for a treat with The Invisible Man in 4K HDR. Elisabeth Moss stars as Cecilia, the traumatized girlfriend of violent abuser Adrian, who believes she is free of his torment when he dies by apparent suicide. But all is not what it seems when she soon discovers Adrian isn't really dead. Instead, the powerful scientist has staged his own death and found a way to become invisible to continue to terrorize her. And when no-one believes her, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back. This tense thriller filled with terrifying moments and plenty of dark twists will keep you on the edge of your seat. Try the trailer at the link.
When SHOWGIRLS was released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven's salacious NC-17 look at Vegas dancers was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. But in the intervening decades, the film has inspired an ever-growing fan community and impassioned debate over its quality, artistic intent and messages about sex and gender. Guided by a chorus of film critics, scholars, and fervent devotees, Jeffrey McHale's documentary explores the legacy and broader implications of SHOWGIRLS, while diving into its cultural inspirations as well as its place in Verhoeven's filmography.
In tracing SHOWGIRLS' complicated journey from notorious flop to cult classic and unlikely artistic resurrection, YOU DON'T NOMI takes an entertaining and thought-provoking look at an unforgettable piece of American popular culture and the surprising ways we connect with film and each other. Try the trailer above.
Releasing on Premium VOD in the UK & Ireland Friday 12 June 2020.
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Adrian Lyne involved?
Studio Soho Distribution is delighted to announce that Alex Pettyfer's directorial debut BACK ROADS will be available on digital download from 15th June and on DVD and VOD from 29th June. Based on Tawni Odell's novel of the same name, who also penned the screenplay with Adrian Lynne, BACK ROADS is a raw, emotional family drama that is both moving and powerful and announces a new directorial voice in Pettyfer.
After his mother (a gritty Juliette Lewis) goes to jail for shooting and killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in a rural Pennsylvania town. The uneducated Harley works two dead-end jobs to preserve what's left of his family, including the rebellious, sexual 16-year- old Amber (Nicola Peltz). Angered and traumatized by his painful past, Harley finally begins to feel hope when he connects with an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison), and they embark on an affair. When shocking family secrets emerge, Harley's life begins to spiral downward, leading to a devastating conclusion that affects the entire community.
In his directorial debut, Pettyfer deals masterfully with a layered screenplay by Tawni O'Dell and Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal) and elicits moving performances from the entire cast. Pettyfer proves as capable in front of the camera as he is behind it, playing a sensitive, brooding young man who must confront the lingering effects of abuse and hardship. Back Roads explores pain, trauma, hopelessness, and the complex nature of love itself.
[23 May 2020 at 09:48]
The Criterion Collection in August
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray in AUGUST 2020.
24 August sees the release of the highly acclaimed MARRIAGE STORY, Noah Baumbach's hilarious and harrowing, sharply observed, and deeply compassionate film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in tour-de-force performances as Charlie and Nicole.
On 10 August the comedic masterpiece THE LADY EVE arrives. Written, directed and produced by Preston Sturges, this gender-flipped battle-of-wits farce stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
Following on 24 August, the first Iranian film to win the Palme d-Or, Abbas Kiarostami's emotionally complex TASTE OF CHERRY. Operating at once as a closely observed, realistic story and a fable populated by archetypal figures, the film challenges the viewer to consider what often goes unexamined in everyday life.