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Trailer Watch: Grasshoppers, The First Feature from 2018 25 New Face of Film Brad Bischoff

We profiled writer-director Brad Bischoff back in 2018 as part of that year’s 25 New Faces of Film. At the time, Vadim Rizov described his feature screenplay as “A bleakly funny Before Sunrise for mutually destructive alcoholics, it follows unstable…  Read more

By Oct 4, 2021

Trailer Watch: Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta

Here’s the first teaser trailer from IFC Films for Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven’s long-awaited “lesbian nun” movie. Verhoeven’s characteristically provocative drama about a 17th-century nun who claimed to experience visions of Jesus premiered at this year’s Cannes (where Blake Williams reviewed it). The…  Read more

By Sep 24, 2021

Trailer Watch: Mike Mills’s C’mon, C’mon

After winning an Oscar for portraying a sociopathic villain, Joaquin Phoenix now essays a (seemingly gentle) radio journalist in the new picture from Mike Mills, his follow-up to 2016’s 20th Century Women. Gabby Hoffman co-stars in the road trip film,…  Read more

By Sep 8, 2021

Trailer Watch: Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island

Vicky Krieps in Bergman Island

Writing out of Cannes, Blake Williams reviewed Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest, Bergman Island, a meta-fictional drama about a female filmmaker’s marriage to a fellow director and the ways in which she mines her life, creative anxieties and influences for narrative material.…  Read more

By Sep 7, 2021

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