‘The Lodgers’ Review: A Gothic Infused Tale With A Ton of Bite

The Lodgers
Most of my reviews and Blu-ray coverage will be housed on Deepest Dream, but I’ll be spotlighting flicks that are near and dear to my heart with this blog. The Lodgers hits theaters and digital today, and though it’s filled with relatively unknown actors, don’t let the pedigree fool you – this one’s a doozy. Gothic thriller/haunted mansion fans should eat this one up, and nearly 12 hours later I’m still buzzing from the experience.

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Acting Seen: Vicky Krieps Steals The Show In ‘Phantom Thread’

Phantom Thread - Vicky Krieps
There are many reasons to catch Phantom Thread at your local cineplex. Whether it’s a continuing passion to watch films that were shot on actual film or following the creative journeys of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread is a value added experience. That being said, it’s Vicky Krieps who steals the show . . .


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‘Red Sparrow’ Review: This Little Bird Fails To Fly

Red Sparrow
Reviewers were given a very task with Red Sparrow, as we’re not allowed to reveal major plot points with this Jennifer Lawrence headlined feature. Running at 139 minutes minutes, the flick ambitiously attempts to cram a ton of genres into the narrative and, for the most part, fails.
 

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Donald Sutherland Talks Joseph Brodsky And Living With Passion

The Leisure Seeker
Donald Sutherland turns 83 in July and he isn’t taking the foot off the brake when it comes to acting. During The Leisure Seeker interviews, he was asked what keeps him inspired to continue his acting journey and stay motivated with his craft. Take a listen to the inspiring Sutherland audio below as he mentions a memorable speech from writer Joseph Brodsky about living with passion!
 

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Review: ‘Entanglement’ (Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler)

Entanglement
One of my hopes this month is that a ton of more eyes get to see Entanglement, a first rate comedy-drama directed by Jason James. Shooting a comedy centering on serious matters, along with a tinge of magic realism, is a heady feat. Thanks to engaging work from Thomas Middleditch and Jess Weixler, the movie absolutely hits the mark.

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Trailer: Duncan Jones Hits ‘Mute’ With Alexander Skarsgard And Paul Rudd

Mute
Being a huge fan of the mind-bending time travel thriller Source Code and the under appreciated Warcraft, I’m definitely checking in on director Duncan Jones’ next feature Mute. The picture debuts on Netflix February 23 – check out details on the flick, along with the trailer, below!

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Amber Rubarth Talks ‘American Folk’ And South Africa Journey

American Folk
January may be considered a dumping ground for movies but there are gems to be had. American Folk, the story of two strangers (Amber Rubarth, Joe Purdy) who drive a van cross country in the aftermath of 9/11 is simply unforgettable. My full interview with Rubarth is below, and during our chat she talked about her American Folk journey, crafting her solo album Wildflowers in the Graveyard, and finding a sense of place in KwaZulu-Natal.

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‘American Folk’ Review: A Cinematic Road Trip Worth Taking

American Folk
The dreams of hitting the open road is a notion that can hit us at any age, and sometimes that journey comes out of pure necessity. In American Folk, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) leave must leave California and head back to New York in the days after 9/11, and it’s a road trip that’s definitely worth taking.

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Helen Mirren Builds A Haunted House To Remember In ‘Winchester’ Trailer

Winchester
Movies inspired by true events immediately catch my attention, and with Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke toplining Winchester, that should be more than enough. The second trailer has just been released, and I’ll also throw out another huge reason to have high hopes for Winchester . . . 

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Quinn Shephard Crafts Immersive, Crucible Inspired World With ‘Blame’

Blame
Like J. Alfred Prufrock, I really have no idea how to proceed, but I’ll start with this; Blame is an accomplished, fully realized narrative. If you love layered storytelling that turns on a dime, then this film should be up your alley. There’s a ton of reasons  I’m enamored with Blame, but let’s start with the obvious . . .

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