Okja will be available on Netflix in 2 days



It is only missing 2 days to watch Okja by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho on Netflix. The movie caused rifts of opinion at Cannes Film Festival because it will be premiered on this platform in 190 countries before its release in some theaters. Traditional model of distribution wants to keep the exclusivity and traditional moviegoers don’t accept new scenarios either, because some consider anything can replace the dark screen.

The two powerful VOD platforms worldwide, Netflix and Amazon, have continued their firm steps by producing films. The clear example of their good and robust productions are the three movies that this year were selected in the most important Film Festival in industry. The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival had in its official selection to: Wonderstruck (Amazon) and Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories (Netflix).

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Paulina (Santiago Mitre) Review – Limited Release in New York to June 29th



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By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

“You say I am amazing lawyer and I don’t care to be an amazing lawyer if what I am doing can’t change anyone’s life”.

 

Since last Friday at Spectacle Theater is exhibiting “Paulina”, the feature film by Argentine director Santiago Mitre in New York.

Paulina is a remake of another Argentine film “La Patota” by Daniel Tynaire released in 60s.

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Awards Season Calendar 2017-2018 (First dates confirmed)



[This article will be updating constantly]

We are in Summer Season just right now, the time for blockbusters until the end of August. After that all movies that are behind some Film Awards begin to be exhibited in movie theaters.

So, we have here the Awards Season Calendar 2017-2018 (dates confirmed until now):

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Spanish director Luis Prieto can premiere (finally) his thriller Kidnap starring Halle Berry



Spanish director of “Pusher” returns to thriller genre with the film Kidnap starring Halle Berry.

 

Following the crisis of distributor Relativity in 2015, the feature film had to cancel the release in theaters five times. With the arrival of Aviron Pictures as new distributor a new release date has been set in US: next 4th August.

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Wish Upon. After Annabelle, John R. Leonetti directs another horror film



Wish Upon is directed by John R. Leonetti, the same of “Annabelle” and cinematographer for other horror and terror movies like Piranha 3D, The Conjuring, Insidious 2 and I Know Who Killed Me.

Wish Upon is a supernatural film that also matches into horror thriller genre. It is starring Joey King, whom we saw in “The Conjuring” as Christine, one of the haunted girls in the ghost house of one the cases of Warren files.

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First trailer for Flatliners, the sequel of classic horror and science fiction of the 90s



Today has been released the first trailer for Flatliners, the sequel of classic horror and science fiction movie of the 90s.

 

The first look has arrived with the official synopsis and first poster that has the slogan: “You haven’t lived until you’ve died”. It also includes the names of its cast: Ellen Page, Mexican actor Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons. The director of this sequel is the Denmark director Niels Arden Oplev (Mr Robot series).

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Last Flag Flying, new Richard Linklater’s film (Boyhood) will open the NYFF 2017



The new feature film by director of the acclaimed “Boyhood” will be premiered at The 54th New York Film Festival before its release in US theaters next November.

 

Last Flag Flying is a novel that writer Darryl Ponicsa wrote (in 2005) as a continuation of his first debut novel “The Last Detail” (1970), that was adapted into a film, two years later, by Hals Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson which he won his first Palme d’Or and his third Oscar Award.

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Watch the trailer for Everything, first video game eligible for Oscar Awards in its Animated Short Film



We have already seen how virtual reality is making headway in most important festivals and film awards in industry. This year, for example, art installation of VR by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Carne y Arena, was exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival in a special section. This way, we saw a Google animated short film, Pearl, being nominated at the Academy Awards, the Oscars. As Cannes as Academy was the first time a VR project was included on their lists.

Now, the possible turn is for a video game that has already won the jury prize at the Vienna Shorts Festival.

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The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) Review. One of the best thrillers of modern cinema



By Sandra Milena Ríos (@sandritamrios)
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Based on novel “Fingersmith” by british writer Sara Waters, this is one of the best psychological thrillers of modern cinema.

If Waters could write a work where blends gothic with thriller in the middle of Victorian time, the same novel in the hands of genius Par Chan-wook is a film adaptation unclassifiable, where many genres work in perfect harmony, something really hard to get.

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— Planet of the Apes, 1968