New Thriller ‘Searching’ Takes On the Challenge to Tell a Gripping Story Entirely Through a Computer Screen
Cinema loves to play with perspective when it comes to telling stories in a unique and poignant fashion. So, following years of 'found footage'-style movies pouring in theaters (The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, Paranormal Activity, Chronicle...), mostly to scare the hell out of us, and because people just don't walk around with video cameras anymore (#Millennials), the time has come for some fresh, more modern concepts. In this respect, Aneesh Chaganty's directorial debut, Searching, follows family man David Kim (Cho) investigating the disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter, Margot (Michelle La), solely through a computer screen.
The Making of ‘It’ Explores Bill Skarsgård’s Transformation into the Terrifying Clown Pennywise
When he first auditioned for the role, Bill Skarsgård was asked to do his own interpretation of the infamous character, Pennywise, from Stephen King's best-selling novel, It. "The decision was a very easy one," says producer Seth Grahame-Smith about hiring the 27-year-old Swedish actor to join Andy Muschietti's movie adaptation in the behind-the-scenes video, below, which explores Skarsgård's incredible transformation into the evil clown and how the director handled his imposing presence on-set for best effect.
Netflix Might Have Found a Way to Compete in Cannes After All
With more clashes and twists than a telenovela, the conflicted relationship between the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix might not be completely over, after all. By showing interest in acquiring this year's opening night film, Spanish title Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben), the streaming giant seems to have found a loophole to enter the prestigious film competition - and maybe even go home with a Palme d'Or.
An ultra-candid modern version of Mary Poppins of some sort, Tully explores the sleep-depriving, draining 'joy' of motherhood through the brutally honest depiction of the life of Marlo (Charlize Theron), a struggling mother of 3 in desperate need of help. While her 2 older kids already suck most of her energy, Marlo is gradually overtaken by postpartum depression after giving birth to her third child. Utterly oblivious, her husband Drew (Ron Livingston), comes home from work every single day believing his wife is handling the situation perfectly and that he, for his part, is doing 'his best'. One day, a young and perky woman named Tully (Mackenzie Davis), hired by Marlo's rich brother, knocks on their door. She's here to…