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First Trailer for Sundance-Winning Documentary ‘Dina’ Captures a Unique Portrait of Love

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Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize earlier this year, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s documentary Dina tells a love story of a unique stripe. The film follows Dina Buno, a 49-year-old living on disability, suffering from a neurological disorder, and her courtship with Scott Levin, a Walmart greeter with Asperger syndrome. Featuring a score by Michael Cera, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of an October release.

“A tender love story, Dina is a documentary that could easily be mistaken for a fiction film. Framed in long takes, often on a tripod, several choices other than its style call the film’s legitimacy into question, including a key moment which occurs in the film’s third act that leaves one wondering if directors Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini are playing fair. The film, up until that moment, is so engrossing that as manipulative as it may appear, »

- Jordan Raup

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Coming-of-Age Meets Slow-Burning Horror in U.S. Trailer for ‘Kill Me Please’

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After stopping by festivals such as SXSW, Venice, and New Directors/New Films, Anita Rocha da Silveira’s Kill Me Please will finally be hitting U.S. theaters next month. The Brazilian coming-of-age meets slow-burning horror film follows a group of high school girls who start to become obsessed with the victims of recent murders in their area. Ahead of a release, a new trailer has now landed.

“With its inky, stalking sense of darkness and warped surrealism, David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. is an obvious touchstone for Silveira’s sensibility, but her visual milieu feels just as evocative of disparate directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Céline Sciamma, and Harmony Korine,” we said in our review. “Her camerawork doesn’t so much follow as glide, and Silveira isn’t shy about starbursts of color (e.g. a refracting neon purple prism from a headlight). The sequences are carefully composed but not immune to playful tricks, »

- Jordan Raup

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Enter George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ in New Trailer

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The fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s nearly festival time and one of the most high-profile premieres is a new collaboration between George Clooney and the Coens. Suburbicon, directed by Clooney and scripted by his Hail, Caesar! directors, is a darkly comedic 50s-set film that stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac. Along with the aforementioned cast, Josh Brolin also shot scenes for the film, but it has now been revealed he didn’t make the final cut.

“We shot a couple of scenes with Josh [playing] a baseball coach that are really really funny,” Clooney told EW. “But after we did our first screening, the one thing that became really clear to me was that [the scenes] let the air out of the balloon, in terms of the tension in the film. I had to write him this awful note where I just said, ‘You’re not going to believe it. »

- Jordan Raup

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 259 – Logan Lucky

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Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss Steven Soderbergh‘s return to film, Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 259 – Logan Lucky

00:00 – 03:29 – Introductions

03:3o – 48:17 – Logan Lucky discussion

48:18 – 1:30:45 – Spoiler discussion

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- Brian Roan

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