As many of you are aware, Adam Sandler will step away from making the comedy flicks that he’s best known for from time to time in order to take on a more dramatic role. We saw this in titles like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love in 2002, James L. Brooks’ Spanglish in 2004, Mike Binder’s Reign Over Me in 2007, Judd Apatow’s Funny People in 2009, and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children in 2014.
In the upcoming crime thriller Uncut Gems Sandler returns to drama, playing a jeweler in New York City who is always looking for the next big score. A24 has released an official trailer for the movie, which is the latest from brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, and you can check it out below along with more info.
You seriously have to love what A24 is able to put out time and time again. The studio pushes the boundaries of cinema with their collection of films, which are directed by visionaries and great storytellers.
Take for instance Robert Eggers, the man behind this year’s The Lighthouse. Shot entirely in black and white, this maritime fantasy horror is also a dark comedy that delves into the madness that two lighthouse men, played by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, go into when they find themselves seeing strange and mysterious things on a remote New England island in the 1890s.
A24 has released a new trailer for the film, and you can check it out below.
An official trailer for The Death of Dick Long has been released by A24.
The movie is directed by Daniel Scheinert, who previously co-directed Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, and Sarah Baker make up the film’s cast.
Continue below for a synopsis for The Death of Dick Long, the trailer, and a poster.
A24 has announced an event which they’re calling A24 Public Access, with the mission of “bringing movies back home to the places that inspired them.”
For the event, A24 will be screening some of their films on billboards around the country in some of the locations those movies were set in or inspired by. The movies being screened are as follows: the 2015 New England folktale horror The Witch, which is screening up in my neck of the woods here in New Hampshire; 2018 Best Picture nominee Lady Bird, screening in California; 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight, which will be shown in Florida; 2013’s The Spectacular Now, screening in Georgia; The Bling Ring, also from 2013, will be shown in California; and finally 2017’s Good Time, which will be shown in New York.
You can find dates and locations for all of these screenings below.
Director: Ari Aster
Writer: Ari Aster
Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, Will Poulter
Rated R | Minutes: 147
Release Date: July 3, 2019
Hereditary writer and director Ari Aster‘s Midsommar reminds us that, even though his films are redefining the genre, they aren’t for everybody. For his sophomore effort, he creates a world that on the surface looks bright and colorful, but deep down, hides something that is bizarre, strange, and visceral.
It is certainly a stark contrast to what he offered in his directorial debut in terms of vision and tone, but one that can be imbalanced because of its use of black comedy and an uneven narrative. Still, it is one trip that isn’t conventional and scares audiences to their core with the use of shocking imagery and terrific pacing. Check out my review below.