Two-time Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) produces and stars alongside Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) in director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's mesmerizing love story set amidst America's struggle during the Great Depression. Eugene Evans (Cole) dreams of escaping his small Texas town when he discovers a wounded, fugitive bank robber (Robbie). Torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal, Eugene must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of everyone he's ever loved. Travis Fimmel (Warcraft), Kerry Condon (Avengers: Infinity War), Darby Camp (Big Little Lies) and Lola Kirke (American Made) also star in this "beautifully shot coming-of-age story" (David Ehrlich, Indiewire).
DREAMLAND to release in UK cinemas from December 11, 2020. View the trailer at the link.
A visual feast but not for the faint of heart, Un Certain Regard contender MURDER ME, MONSTER (MUERE, MONSTRUO, MUERE) is an atmospheric and eerie, Argentinian fantasy-horror-thriller with cult appeal from writer/ director Alejandro Fadel (The Wild Ones). Starring newcomer Victor Lopez as a policeman investigating a series of gruesome murders after headless bodies start to appear in the region. The excellent Lopez stars alongside the equally talented Tania Casciani (Los Ojos Ilorosos), Esteban Bigliardi (La Flor) and Sofia Palomino (upcoming Emilia).
When rural police officer Cruz (Victor Lopez) investigates the bizarre case of a headless woman found in a remote area by the Andes mountains, David (Esteban Bigliardi), the husband of his lover Francisca (Tania Casciani), becomes the prime suspect. David is sent to a local mental hospital after he blames the murder on the inexplicable appearance of a monster who he claims brutally beheads its victims after they plea "Murder Me, Monster". As more bodies are found it becomes apparent that the culprit may still be at large and Cruz must work fast to determine who, or what, the real monster may be. Watch the trailer at the link.
[25 Nov 2020 at 23:50]
No Man's Land
Escape to the country
Border vigilante Bill Greer (Frank Grillo) and his son Jackson (Jake Allyn) are on patrol when Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. Bill tries to take the blame but Texas Ranger Ramirez (George Lopez) sees through the lie, spurring Jackson to flee south on horseback across the Rio Grande to become a gringo "illegal alien" in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across deserts and mountains to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's vengeful father (Jorge A. Jimenez), as he falls in love with the land he was taught to hate.
NO MAN'S LAND Opens in Select Theaters, on Digital Platforms and VOD on January 22nd.
Vertigo Releasing is delighted to announce the arrival of BABY DONE; due in UK and Irish cinemas, and via digital platforms, on 22nd January 2021.
From the makers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Breaker Upperers, BABY DONE is a hilarious new heartfelt comedy. Produced by Morgan Waru, and executive produced by Oscar-winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Carthew Neal (Jojo Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Tickled), BABY DONE is the latest New Zealand comedy smash to be hitting UK and Irish shores.
Starring award-winning comedian Rose Matafeo (Horndog, The Breaker Upperers, Funny Girls) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You), the film follows wannabe-adventurer Zoe (Matafeo) who freaks out when she becomes pregnant. Her long-term boyfriend Tim (Lewis) embraces the prospect of fatherhood, but Zoe attempts to rush through her dreams before the baby arrives.
Written by Sophie Henderson (Human Traces, Fantail) and directed by her husband Curtis Vowell (Fantail), BABY DONE is a semi-autobiographical story inspired by their own reaction to starting a family. Rose Matafeo says of the film, "Because Tim and Zoe's pregnancy catches them off guard, their initial instinct is that they haven't achieved enough, which is something lots of people are likely to relate to." See the trailer above.
[25 Nov 2020 at 23:44]
Body of Water
Lucy Brydon's critically acclaimed powerful debut feature sensitively explores the impact of an eating disorder on a family.
Having just completed another round of treatment for chronic anorexia, acclaimed war photographer Stephanie (Sian Brooke) is working hard to reconnect with her family. Her mother Susan (Amanda Burton) is supportive but preoccupied by her forthcoming wedding to Annette (Kazia Pelka). Meanwhile Stephanie's teenage daughter, competitive swimmer Pearl (Fabienne Piolini-Castle), is angry and full of resentment, refusing to give her mother a second chance. Stephanie will need all her strength to keep her head above water.
The most excellent news as BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has received a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media." The soundtrack, which you can stream/buy at the link above, features original music by such artists as Weezer, FIDLAR, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Cold War Kids and more. Full track listing below.
1. Big Black Delta - "Lost in Time"
2. Alec Wigdahl - "Big Red Balloon"
3. Weezer - "Beginning Of The End (Wyld Stallyns Edit)"
4. Cold War Kids - "Story Of Our Lives"
5. Mastodon - "Rufus Lives"
6. Big Black Delta - "Circuits Of Time"
7. POORSTACY - "Darkest Night"
8. Lamb Of God - "The Death Of Us"
9. FIDLAR - "Breaker"
10. Culture Wars - "Leave Me Alone"
11. Blame My Youth - "Right Where You Belong"
12. Wyld Stallyns (feat. Animals As Leaders, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) - "Face the Music"
13. Wyld Stallyns - "That Which Binds Us Through Time: The Chemical, Physical and Biological Nature of Love; an Exploration of The Meaning of Meaning, Part 1"
The hotly-anticipated SYNCHRONIC from directorial duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, starring A-listers Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie as two New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug, is ready to send audiences on a gripping ride. Signature Entertainment brings this haunting sci-fi film to cinemas and on digital on January 29.
SYNCHRONIC, is a dazzling and disturbing mix of Limitless and Bringing Out The Dead, with a touch of Christopher Nolan-style brain-boggling thrown in. Watch the trailer at the link above.
[25 Nov 2020 at 00:39]
The Criterion Collection February 2021
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray in FEBRUARY 2021.
The final film from LARISA SHEPITKO and hailed as one of the finest works of late Soviet cinema, THE ASCENT is out on 15 February.
A glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit, CHARADE starring AUDREY HEPBURN and CARY GRANT is also available from 15 February.
Following on 22 February, Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, gets the Criterion treatment. Anderson brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old world splendour of Europe between the World Wars.