Who could have imagined that a film fusing the Catherine Zeta-Jones B-plot of Ocean’s Twelve with the Alfred Molina burglary scene in P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia would amount to a fully enjoyable, often even touching, indie comedy?
Who would have thought that steroidal golden boy and wrestling legend Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against upstart online scandal sheet Gawker would result in the site’s total destruction? There’s gotta be more to that story than just a sordid sex tape, right?
There were ghosts in the machine for this preview of two of the year's tentpole horrors. After technical issues, Andrés Muschietti revealed a specially-cut teaser and first footage from his new version of Stephen King's It, while David F. Sandberg showed the first scenes from his addition to The Conjuring-verse, Annabelle 2.
A long-awaited adaptation of the remarkable 2011 short film of the same name, The Strange Ones reiterates the immense focus and precision of its co-directors, Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff.
Austin-based Sam Wainwright Douglas’ new film is the sort of art documentary that there ought to be more of – not a hagiographic retrospective of some well-collected celebrity, but a vital record of a new project, from emerging artists, in the process of creation.