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ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Two Days, One Night plays Sunday, October 5th at 3:00pm and Monday, October 6th at 9:00pm. It’s hard to explain the power of the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Just a synopsis makes their work seem […]

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Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is gearing up for a European film festivals. The latest Farsi-language French-subtitled trailer is above. In case you too are beautifully lost, here’s its campy description from Sundance: Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, […]

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Here’s the first 8 minutes of Dark Dungeons, the live-action indie film adaptation of a “Chick Tract” warning of the demonic dangers of Dungeons and Dragons! Soul-saving Evangelist comic-maker Jack Chick actually sold the film rights for this b-horror comedy.  Innocent students Debbie and Marcie arrive at college eager to save souls, but will they be able to save their own […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) A continuation of a lot of Marvel mythology. [Enter Wikihole here →  ☻ ] Gang of various space losers (half-human theif bro, big bloke from a planet without metaphors, traumatized but strangely well-adjusted alien assassin chick, an escaped lab racoon who is a genius, a Groot) doing heroic space shit with a HOLY […]

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Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, here’s the first trailer for director George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, 25 years in the making. So long, Mel Gibson. Hello, Tom Hardy. Also steel, speed, vicious confrontations (while speeding) and sprawling, sandy dystopian landscapes. (Apparently, filming for the films had to be moved to Nambia because the Australian desert started blooming after […]

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Camera, a new film by James Leong, looks like a stylized yet plausible view of the near future. It’s 2030 in Hong Kong, and Ming has an eye implant that allows him to record everything he sees. Twitch premiered the trailer today. Ming is a surveillance expert with an obsession: he wants to film everything that […]

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Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes trailer premiered on Vanity Fair yesterday. The artist’s first live-action feature-length film is a mix of Pokémon, ET, sci-fi conspiracy and elementary school-aged children being weirdos. It features several Murakami-stylized magical creatures. The mood is reminiscent of Murakami’s Inochi-Kun! shorts but less about the horrors of approaching puberty. Oh, wait, never mind, this kid just conjured […]

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So you’ve probably made up your mind on Woody Allen. You’ve read Dylan Farrow’s sobering accounts of her child abuse at his hands, Vanity Fair’s “10 Undeniable Facts,” and everything else, and now you’re facing a dilemma about what to do with the man’s works. You’d rather not watch Allen’s films and support a person […]

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Here’s the first official trailer of dir. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin starring pale creepy brunette Scarlett Johansson. This is the entire plot synopsis: An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland. For those of us uninitiated to the Michel Faber novel that inspired the film, this abstract trailer says nothing besides that her victims would rather […]

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“Estelle” isn’t like most moms. Watch this trailer for Scandinavian crime film Tommy. Twitch Film explains: Moa Gammel stars as Estelle, the wife of a mid tier gangster living on the run after a job gone bad. But just before Christmas Estelle returns home with the couple’s young daughter and a very simple message: Tommy is coming home […]

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