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35 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now

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Here are nearly three-dozen horror flicks on Netflix that will get your heart racing.

Related stories'David Brent: Life on the Road' Trailer: Ricky Gervais Brings Back Infamous 'Office' Character in Netflix MockumentaryThe Criterion Collection Announces April Titles: 'Tampopo,' 'Rumble Fish,' 'Woman of the Year' and More'Future '38' Exclusive Clip: A Man Time Travels From 1938 To 2018 to Save The World »


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‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Trailer: Ricky Gervais Brings Back Infamous ‘Office’ Character in Netflix Mockumentary

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Ricky Gervais returns as his infamous “The Office” character David Brent in the upcoming Netflix mockumentary, “David Brent: Life on the Road,” to do what he does best: entertain.

Written, directed and starring Gervais, the film follows the former paper salesman as he tries to go on a self-funded tour with his band Foregone Conclusion. On the road is where he really comes alive and now a camera crew will catch up with Brent as he makes his dreams come true of becoming a rock star.

The trailer features many cringe-worthy scenes, painful humor and incidents where he puts the band in uncomfortable situations, including hitting a woman with a t-shirt gun.

“You think it’s painful to watch? I have to stand next to him,” says Dom Johnson (Ben Bailey Smith), the rapper in the band.

Read More: Watch: Ricky Gervais Brings David Brent Back to The Office in »


- Liz Calvario

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The Criterion Collection Announces April Titles: ‘Tampopo,’ ‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Woman of the Year’ and More

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Four new movies are coming to the Criterion Collection this April: Juzo Itami’s “Tampopo,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Rumble Fish,” Wim Wenders’ “Buena Vista Social Club” and George Stevens’ “Woman of the Year.” In addition, two musicals directed by Jacques Demy already in the Collection are receiving new standalone editions: “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection’s 2017 Lineup: What Movies Are Being Added This Year?

Tampopo

“The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café »


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‘Future ’38’ Exclusive Clip: A Man Time Travels From 1938 To 2018 to Save The World

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The Slamdance Film Festival focuses on emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films. Running parallel to Sundance in Park City, Utah, the festival has premiered films by directors like Christopher NolanMarc ForsterJared Hess, Oren PeliBenh Zeitlin, Seth GordonLynn Shelton and Lena Dunham. Now, the festival is soon upon us and will feature a variety of premieres, including the sci-fi comedy “Future ’38” about a time traveler who must save the world.

Read More: Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

Filmed in early Technicolor, the film follows a man who time travels from 1938 to 2018 in order to save the world from evil forces. Written and directed by Jamie Greenberg (“Stags”), “Future ’38” celebrates and examines the past techniques of cinema. It stars Betty Gilpin (“Masters of Sex”), Robert John Burke (“Limitless”), Ethan Phillips (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Sean Young (“Blade Runner”), Tom Riis Farrell (“Sleepless in Seattle”), Sophie von Haselberg »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘Motherland’ Exclusive Trailer: New Documentary Takes Us Inside The Busiest Maternity Hospital in the Philippines

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The 2017 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Utah and will feature plenty of premieres from acclaimed directors like Michael Almereyda (“Experimenter”), Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”), Marti Noxon (“UnREAL”) and more. However, the festival will also premiere plenty of documentaries from around the globe, including Ramona S. Diaz’s latest film “Motherland,” a vérité portrait of the world’s busiest maternity hospital in the Philippines. Throughout the film, we see hectic birthing rooms, pass through overcrowded hallways bursting with life and witness the circle of life. But despite the harsh circumstances, a supportive community of women makes this world thrive and provide expecting mothers with the necessary strength to soldier on. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

Diaz is an award-winning Asian American filmmaker best known for directing the films “Spirits Rising,” “Imelda, »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘Wilson’ Trailer: A Neurotic Woody Harrelson Tries To Unite His Family in Sundance World Premiere

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In 2014, Craig Johnson was one of the biggest Sundance breakouts thanks to “The Skeleton Twins,” an offbeat comedy about siblings in crisis that allowed stars Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader to unleash all of their comedic and dramatic sensibilities. Three years later, Johnson is returning to Park City with a movie that should afford Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern the same opportunity, and it once again finds an unsual family finding their way back to each other.

Read More: Woody Harrelson: The One Role That Could Lure Him Back to TV

Wilson,” adapted by Daniel Clowes from his graphic novel of the same name, stars Harrelson as a neurotic loner who learns he’s a father to a teenage daughter. The discovery leads him on a journey to reconnect his family, which includes his estranged wife, played by Laura Dern. Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines co-star in the dark comedy, »


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‘Dark Night’ Clip: Tim Sutton Takes on American Gun Culture In His Latest Sundance Film

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On July 20, 2012, James Eagan Holmes entered a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring 70 more. At the time, the Aurora massacre featured the largest number of casualties in a shooting in the United States and continued the neverending debate over gun control and gun violence in America. Now, four years later, Tim Sutton’s third film “Dark Night” tackles the massacre as well as the national gun culture. The film follows the lives of six strangers over the course of one day, the shooter included, as their lives intersect at a suburban movie theater which will become the site of a massacre. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Dark Night’ Trailer and Poster: Tim Sutton’s Dreamlike Film About Gun Violence Arrives in Theaters Next Month

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. »


- Vikram Murthi

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What Is the Best American Remake of a Foreign-Language Film? — Critics Survey

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Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In dubious honor of “Sleepless,” a new Jamie Foxx vehicle that’s been adapted from Frederic Jardin’s “Sleepless Night,” what is the best American remake of a foreign-language film?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

Long before I knew and appreciated Jean Renoir, I was in love with “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” a 1986 comedy based on “Boudu Saved from Drowning” that peppered the flow with some truly eye-opening ideas for Hollywood: class warfare, unequal police treatment, a neurotic dog with its own therapist. The movie holds up beautifully — it’s one of Nick Nolte’s quietest performances, and one »


- David Ehrlich

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‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Trailer Recut To Feature Grim ‘Taxi Driver’ Narration — Watch

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This March, Nintendo will release their brand-new video game console The Switch, a hybrid console that allows portable and home play. Though Nintendo will release plenty of games to play on the release date, gamers will have to wait to play the latest entry from the Super Mario series until later this year.

Read More: ‘Taxi Driver’ Exclusive Clip: Martin Scorsese and Jodie Foster Talk Final Bloody Scene In 40th Anniversary Q&A

The new game “Super Mario Odyssey” puts players in the role of Mario as he travels across worlds outside of the Mushroom Kingdom, including several levels inspired by real-world locations such as “New Donk City”, i.e. New York City. The trailer for the game provides consumers with a glimpse of New Donk City, complete with skyscrapers, taxi cabs and pedestrians. Now, video editor Dominick Nero has recut the trailer to give it more of a “New York” feel, »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘Moana’: How Disney’s Sci-Tech-Winning Drawing System Aided the Oscar Contender

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Disney’s innovative Meander drawing system, utilized on the Oscar-winning “Paperman” and “Feast” shorts, and one of 18 recipients of this year’s Academy Sci-Tech Award, was integral to “Moana’s” 2D/CG integration.

“It was used extensively by effects to do shot planning, and during the hand-drawn prologue, and on everything that was hand-drawn during the [Lin-Manuel Miranda] song, ‘You’re Welcome,'” Brian Whited, Disney’s senior software engineer, told IndieWire. He designed and developed Meander and will receive the Academy’s Sci-Tech Award on February 11th at the Beverly Wilshire.

Read More: ‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch

Marlon West, the VFX supervisor, did drawings to guide the CG, and the effects animators ended up using those drawings directly in the final film,” added Whited. “They included the lightning bolts coming off of Maui’s hook. He found »


- Bill Desowitz

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Braving Chernobyl for Oscar-Shortlisted Post-Apocalyptic Short ‘Graffiti’ — Watch

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It sounds inconceivable that the first high quality footage to come out of the Chernobyl nuclear accident site was shot by a crew of Spaniards. But that’s exactly how “Graffiti,” Participant Media’s Oscar entry for live-action short, got made.

The notorious nuclear disaster occurred in the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic drama about a man who fills his days tagging walls with graffiti and discovers he might not be as alone as he thought. Empty pools, dilapidated ferris wheels, and hollowed out Brutalist buildings provide a stunning backdrop for the messages he exchanges with a companion he never sees.

Read More: ‘Zero Days’: How the World Caught Up with Alex Gibney’s Oscar-Shortlisted Cyberwarfare Documentary

In a behind-the-scenes feature, Spanish director Lluis Quilez (“Out of the Dark”) explains how the intrepid crew surmounted understandable reservations to document the bleak and snowy town. »


- Jude Dry

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Lena Dunham Releases Animated Planned Parenthood Tribute Featuring Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and More

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This morning, “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham premiered a new video entitled “100 Years,” an animated short film that honors Planned Parenthood and chronicles the history of women’s health care since the early 20th century. Co-directed by Dunham and Kirsten Lepore, as well as written by Alex Ronan, the film examines the history of Planned Parenthood, from Margaret Sanger’s birth control activism to abortion-related legislation like “Roe v. Wade” and the Hyde Amendment. It features narrators like Meryl Streep, Jennifer LawrenceAmerica Ferrera, Mindy Kaling, Hari Nef, Andrew Rannells, Cecile Richards, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Schumer, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, Sasheer Zamata and Dunham herself. Watch it below.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Season 6 Teaser: Lena Dunham Wants to Leave Her Mark on New York City

“We’ve been working on the film for over a year in an attempt to shed light on Planned Parenthood’s remarkable history and ongoing »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘Girlfriend’s Day’ Trailer: Bob Odenkirk Gets Tied up in a Murder Plot in New Netflix Comedy

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Ray Wentworth (Bob Odenkirk) is divorced, down on his luck and likes to watch bum fights, he was also once the greatest romance card writer ever.

In Netflix’s original film, “Girlfriend’s Day,” viewers will meet Ray and join him as he tries to recapture the feelings that once made him “the king of the wordsmith world” after California establishes a new holiday: Girlfriend’s Day. To commemorate the new special day, the state holds a contest to see who can write the most romantic card. As he searches for inspiration to pen the perfect poem, he unexpectedly gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit.

The comedy is written by Odenkirk, Philip Zlotorynski and Eric Hoffman and directed by Michael Paul Stephenson. The cast is rounded out by Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach, Rich Sommer, June Diane Raphael and Andy Richter, among others. »


- Liz Calvario

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Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

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Now well into its second decade, the Slamdance Film Festival is gearing up for its 2017 edition. Mostly taking place at the Treasure Mountain Inn at top of Park City, Utah’s busting Main Street, Slamdance is dedicated to presenting a festival and a community designed “for filmmakers by filmmakers.”

In previous years, projects from directors like Christopher NolanMarc ForsterJared Hess, Oren PeliBenh Zeitlin, Seth GordonLynn Shelton and Lena Dunham have bowed at the festival, and it’s become a fertile — if offbeat — proving ground for fresh talents. This year looks to be yet another banner one for the fest, and as such, we’ve gone on a little trip through the Slamdance slate to dig up some prime possibilities for must-see films (shorts and features!).

Ahead, check out 13 titles we’re »


- Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland and Steve Greene

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Cléo Journal Addresses ‘Woeful Lack of Feminist Perspectives’ in Film Criticism

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With essays ranging from A Love Letter to Jennifer Coolidge and The Gender-Fluid Fantasy of Adventure Time to interviews with Kirsten Johnson, Ana Lily Amirpour, and Claire Denis, the Canadian-based journal cléo is an essential source for smart, fresh, and feminist perspectives on film and media.

Film critic and programming associate with the Toronto International Film Festival, Kiva Reardon, who penned an impassioned essay about the lack of female film critics last month, founded cléo in 2013. The journal publishes online three times a year. Each issue is built around a theme, such as “camp,” “risk,” or “boob tube.” Now, Cléo creators are hoping to raise rates for contributors and editors and publish a print compendium, which is why they are enlisting readers to make a small donation via Patreon.

Read More: 2016 Bechdel Test Breakdown: More Than Half of Top Films Pass New Study

According to the cléo founders, the journal »


- Jude Dry

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series

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Earlier this month, Netflix debuted teaser trailers featuring actors Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant talking about something called the “Santa Clarita Diet,” a non-traditional diet that involves eating people “who deserve it.” Now, Netflix has dropped a full-length trailer for their new comedy horror series that follows a realtor couple Sheila and Joel (Barrymore and Olyphant) living in Santa Clarita, California whose lives are upended when Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie. Now, the two have to find ways to satisfy Sheila’s cravings for human flesh all while leading their “normal” lives. The series co-stars Liv Hewson (“Before I Fall”), Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) and Skyler Gisondo (“Vacation”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Teaser Trailer: Drew Barrymore Craves Human Flesh in Twisted Netflix Comedy

Barrymore is best known for her bevy of film roles, including “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “Scream,” “Donnie Darko” and more. »


- Vikram Murthi

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Tori Amos and ‘Flicker’: How She Hunted Down That Song For ‘Audrie & Daisy’

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Tori Amos has been composing since the age of five, but she’s never written a song like this. “Flicker” runs over the credits of Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s “Audrie & Daisy,” the Netflix documentary that documents three teenage girls’ experience with rape and the cyberbullying that followed.

It’s a searing original composition, one that addresses a topic that deeply resonates with the longtime Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network spokesperson, and is now considered a favorite for an Oscar nomination. How do you write a piece like this? As she said, “You have to be a fucking hunter and hunt that frequency down.” Here’s what it’s like to be on that hunt.

Anne Thompson: How did you come to write the song for Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy”?

Tori Amos: Netflix got in touch with me. And they wanted to know if I would watch a »


- Anne Thompson

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‘Donald Cried’: Rough House Pictures Boards Festival Hit as Executive Producers (Exclusive)

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The team over at Rough House Pictures — including David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride — have long trafficked in offbeat comedy offerings and championing compelling filmmaking voices, so the latest film to join their slate should come as little surprise. Rough House has now come aboard Kris Avedisian’s “Donald Cried” as executive producers and will help shepherd the wild feature film to its theatrical release next month.

Read More: SXSW 2016 Review: ‘Donald Cried’ is a Hilarious Look at Arrested Development

Based on his short of the same name, Avedisian premiered the film — his first feature offering, which he not only wrote and directed, but also stars in — at last year’s SXSW, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. The film went on to screen at a variety of festivals, including New Directors/New Films, Locarno, Hamptons, Montclair and AFI Fest (where it won the Audience »


- Kate Erbland

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2016 Bechdel Test Breakdown: More Than Half of Top Films Pass New Study

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Of 20 sampled films, 11 fulfill all three requirements of Alison Bechdel’s litmus test for female representation in storytelling, according to a new Bustle survey. The sample pool is admittedly subjective, with a mix of ten of the year’s highest grossing films, and ten of what the author deemed “the most buzzed about films.”

The top-grossing films of 2016 were:

Finding Dory

Captain America: Civil War

“Zootopia”

The Jungle Book

The Secret Life of Pets

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

“Deadpool”

Suicide Squad

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Doctor Strange

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Bustle’s most buzzed about films were:

La La Land

“Arrival”

“Ghostbusters”

“Moana”

“Moonlight”

Manchester By the Sea

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bad Moms

The Legend of Tarzan

To pass the so-called Bechdel test, a movie or story must have: At least two named female characters, who have a conversation, about something other than a man. »


- Jude Dry

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Sexual Revolution: France’s Alain Guiraudie On ‘Staying Vertical’ and Why He’ll Never Sell Out

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For nearly 30 years, French director Alain Guiraudie has been developing a daring and transgressive filmography about the travails of modern sexual identity. It wasn’t until 2013, however, that more of the world started to take notice. But the added attention hardly changed his trajectory.

That was when Guiraudie’s erotic thriller “Stranger By the Lake” shocked crowds in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, with its thrilling and explicit tale of a clandestine gay hookup site that winds up setting the stage for a murder. Guiraudie’s elegant blend of introspective dialogue and jarring sex scenes with stylish genre elements was the talk of Cannes and beyond: It landed him a best director prize at the festival, rave reviews and a global box office take of $1.6 million, a healthy number for such an unorthodox project.

Read More: Cannes Review: Wacky Gay Sex and a Fear of »


- Eric Kohn

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