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Teaser Clip and Interview: Teddy Collatos on His Slamdance-Premiering Palookaville

A young man wears a grey hoodie with the hood over his head and an unbottoned blue jacket. He also dons clear glasses frames. A blue light washes over him as he gazes down at something with his arms raised.Howard Lester in Palookaville.

Filmmaker Teddy Collatos ventures into episodic territory with Palookaville, a comedy series that follows a young New Yorker named JoJo (Howard Lester), who suddenly believes that he’s the famous (and long-deceased) boxer Joe Lewis. The 17-minute pilot episode, set to…  Read more

By Jan 21, 2023

Trailer Watch: Hlynur Pálmason’s Godland

A man dressed in priest's robes walks along the sandy shores of the Icelandic coast, with a wooden chest strapped to his back. Several men drag a rowboat onto the shore in the background.Elliott Crosset Hove in Godland

Watch the trailer for Godland, the third feature from Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason. The film takes place during the late 19th century and follows a young Danish priest as he embarks on a grueling journey through the harsh yet stunning…  Read more

By Jan 17, 2023

“I Wanted to Protect Randi While Also Staying True to Her Experience”: Rivkah Beth Medow and Jen Rainin on Holding Moses

A person wearing a gray t-shirt with a shaved head holds their child with brown curly hair close to their body.Holding Moses

The unexpected (and largely unspoken) challenges of parenthood are rawly probed in Holding Moses, a moving documentary short directed by Rivkah Beth Medow and Jen Rainin. The film follows Randi Rader (Medow is in an open marriage; Rader is her…  Read more

By Jan 11, 2023

Trailer Watch: Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid

A white man with gray disheveled hair wears a gray button-up pajama top and looks off into the distance.Joaquin Phoenix in Beau Is Afraid

The trailer for Ari Aster’s highly-anticipated new film, Beau Is Afraid (formerly titled Disappointment Blvd), has arrived. The writer-director, whose previous films Hereditary and Midsommar have been widely lauded, appears to be continuing his work in the horror genre, though…  Read more

By Jan 10, 2023

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