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‘Krisha’ Director Trey Edward Shults on His Personal Family Drama and Being Terrence Malick’s Intern

by Erin Whitney March 18, 2016 @ 3:02 PM
There’s no doubt about it – Trey Edward Shults’ feature film debut ‘Krisha’ is intense as hell. It’s a family drama about addiction and alcoholism that’s far from easy to digest, yet one with little resemblance to films about similar topics. From the aggressive, yet exhilarating ‘Trainspotting’ to the utterly traumatizing ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ many films about addicts rely on graphic depictions of substance abuse to portray how low one can fall. As important as such stories can be, sometimes smaller personal traumas resonate the loudest.

‘Daredevil’ Season 2 FAQ: Your Biggest Questions About Marvel’s Punishing Return, Answered

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 16, 2016 @ 9:21 AM
Marvel / Netflix
Marvel’s Daredevil returns his horned brand of vigilante justice to Hell’s Kitchen as early as this Friday, introducing MCU takes on The Punisher and Elektra Natchios for Season 2. We’ve already touted Marvel’s most explosive season yet, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Daredevil Season 2's most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!

The Top Five Worst CGI Effects in Movie History

by Matt Singer March 16, 2016 @ 9:04 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Breakdown: Spider-Man, Secrets and Screenshots!

by ScreenCrush Staff March 10, 2016 @ 12:44 PM
OK, we all know that Spider-Man made his big debut in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. That was certainly the big takeaway, but it was far from the only takeaway. We went through the new Civil War trailer with a fine-toothed comb to see what...

Lilly Wachowski’s Coming Out and When Media Crosses the Line

by Erin Whitney March 9, 2016 @ 12:20 PM
Lilly Wachowski via Windy City Times
On Tuesday, Lilly Wachowski, formerly known as Andy Wachowski of the filmmaking sibling duo behind ‘The Matrix’ trilogy and ‘Cloud Atlas,’ came out as transgender. In an letter published to Chicago LGBT newspaper Windy City Times, Wachowski shared an impassioned message about her journey, and the unfortunate circumstances that led to her coming out.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer Breakdown: 18 Snow-y Details You Might Have Missed

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 9, 2016 @ 11:08 AM
Game of Thrones brought us all to life with its first full trailer for Season 6, teasing a certain Snow-y resurrection and plenty of new deaths for Westeros alike. We couldn’t help diving way deeper into every frame of footage, so what secrets of Game of Thrones Season 6 were hidden in the flames?

Here’s How ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Is (and Is Not) Connected to ‘Cloverfield’

by Erin Whitney March 9, 2016 @ 7:18 AM
Paramount Pictures
‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ is as sneaky as movies come. No one had any idea the ‘Cloverfield’ universe was being continued until a trailer for the mysterious movie appeared in front of Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours’ on January 14, a mere two months before its release this Friday. Only scant details about the movie have been revealed in trailers, photos and through fans decoding its vast viral marketing, reminiscent to the unveiling of ‘Cloverfield’ nine years ago. But now that we’ve finally seen the new movie, we can tell you just how it is, and mostly isn’t, related to Matt Reeves’ 2008 monster movie. If you want to remain completely surprised, check out our spoiler-free review. Otherwise, continue into very spoilery territory where we will ruin some big plot twists. You’ve been warned!

SNL Ranked: Jonah Hill Feels Weirdly Miscast in an Occasionally Hilarious Episode

by Britt Hayes March 6, 2016 @ 8:20 AM
Jonah Hill returned to SNL this weekend, and while he doesn’t have any new films to promote (aside from his small part in last month’s Hail, Caesar!) until August, an appearance from Jonah Hill is always a welcome one. So, how did Hill do in his fourth outing as SNL host? More importantly, did Adam Grossman make an appearance? Read on for our ranking of this week’s sketches from best to worst.

Emmanuel Lubezki on ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Knight of Cups’ and the Importance of Breaking Rules

by Erin Whitney March 4, 2016 @ 11:38 AM
20th Century Fox
Emmanuel Lubezki just won his third Academy Award, marking a three-year-in-a-row streak for the Mexican cinematographer. Like ‘Birdman’ last year, Lubezki’s second collaboration with Alejandro Iñarritu, ‘The Revenant,’ won big at the 2016 Oscars, certifying him one of the most celebrated cinematographers of our time.