Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
Steven Spielberg’s Best Picture-winning Holocaust drama is celebrating its 25th anniversary along with Steve Buscemi’s cult classic In the Soup, while Brian De Palma’s Scarface turns 35 this year.
Marielle Heller directed the film, which tells the true story of bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who turned to forging letters once she was no longer able to get published.
The guys also recap the Oscars and SXSW, delve into the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity WarFear remake in the works at Universal.
Nine months after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, IFC Midnight has unleashed the violent thriller, which has been well-received by genre fans and critics alike. After all, how many genre movies rate 92 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes?
The festival made stars out of directors Kay Cannon (Blockers), Julia Hart (Fast Color) and the Prospect team of Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell.
Baltasar Kormákur directed the romantic survival drama, which STX will release on June 1.
Set over the course of one night, the film finds the Broad City star driving around Los Angeles with her heroin addict brother and his two-year-old daughter in search of a detox center.
The Good Time star plays a wealthy pioneer who sets out across the American frontier to marry the love of his life (Mia Wasikowska), but that logline hardly does the film justice, and since the film kind of defies description, just go in expecting a clever deconstruction of traditional gender roles.
Dubuc is expected to provide some much-needed leadership at Vice, which has been forced to fire several top executives following sexual harassment allegations from multiple employees who have also taken aim at the company’s corporate culture, suggesting it is in dire need of repair.
The director talks about how John Carpenter influenced the film, which finds our old friends Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask chasing a family (including Christina Hendricks as Mom) around an abandoned trailer park this time around.
Damien Chazelle and his First Man star Ryan Gosling will square off once again against Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), but will the team behind the Dick Cheney movie get the last laugh, or will it be Martin Scorsese and his Netflix movie The Irishman?
John Swetnam and Harris Wilkinson wrote the script, and according to those who have read it, it’s a home invasion movie set during an alien invasion.
But in the end, when everything was said and done, the right movie probably won Best Picture. The Shape of Water truly represents the best of Hollywood, from its flawless direction and stunning production design to its sumptuous score and rich performances, three of which earned Oscar nominations.
All eyes are on the heated Best Picture race, but Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay are two categories that are worth paying close attention to, as either one may signal this year’s big winner.
Hosts Jeff Sneider and Simon Thompson also review Eli Roth’s Death Wish starring Bruce Willis and discuss its box office prospects along with those of the new Jennifer Lawrence thriller Red Sparrow.
His original screenplay Beast follows a woman facing off against a bloodthirsty beast after her plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
His original screenplay The Noble Woman tells the remarkable true story of a 16th Century French noblewoman who must fight to survive under impossible conditions when she and her lover are marooned on a remote Canadian island during an expedition to the New World.