Thriller Edition: Bits & Pieces

Thriller Edition: Bits & Pieces

Thriller Edition: Bits & Pieces.

With her joyously irreverent live-action reinterpretation thriller of the famous 16th-century puppet show, writer/director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a devilishly delightful tale, starring Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre)and Damon Herriman (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Mindhunter, Top of the Lake).

A psychologically unsettling and atmospheric thriller set in 1989 Tokyo from director Wash Westmoreland (Colette, Still Alice), Earthquake Bird follows Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an enigmatic expat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome local photographer. Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing — suspected dead. 



ARROW FILMS is pleased to make available two brand new clips for the release of Billy Senese’s THE DEAD CENTER, the brand-new thriller from the director of the acclaimed A Frankenstein Story. Helmed by genre stalwart Shane Carruth, the creator of Primer and Upstream ColorTHE DEAD CENTER is a unique tale of existential terror that explores the demons that live inside of all of us. The film features exceptional supporting performances from Jeremy Childs (Preacher) and Poorna Jagannathan (Big Little Lies). The clips are here and here.

The debut feature, Sons of Denmark, from director Ulaa Salim is a powerful, unnerving and provocative film that looks at the impact of radicalised society, set in an alternate (though all-too-believable) Denmark.

Having been in competition in Sundance (where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award) and Berlin 2019 (nominated for Best Feature Film), its London reception was similarly well-received. As well as stunning performances from the young cast, the film has an amazing score by Mica Levi (Jackie and thriller Under The Skin), habitually praised by audiences and critics alike. MONOS has also been selected as Colombia’s bid for an Oscar in the international feature category, and will also represent the country at the Spanish Goya awards.

Prey is a mysterious and gory chiller from horror powerhouse Blumhouse Productions the team behind Get Out, Us, The Purge, Sinister and Insidious.  Toby (Logan Miller; Love, Simon), a high school senior struggling with behavioural problems, is placed on an uninhabited island in order to improve his ways. However, despite being told he is in isolation, he soon realizes he is not alone, teaming up with Madeleine (Kristine Froseth; Apostle), as they are pursued by a deadly entity. Reminiscent of cult hits Donnie Darko and Lost – is a mind-bending and disturbing new shocker. Prey for your life!

A family is haunted by a group of evil spirits that they accidentally release after finding a mysterious gateway during a hike. they turn to a shaman who must help them save their child and send the entities back to the spirit world forever. John-Michael Fisher, Katherine Forbes and Lauren Harper star in a thriller film written and directed by Billy Chase Goforth.

The sudden and mysterious death of his roommate leads a young skateboarder to investigate the inner workings of the suspicious self-help company where his friend worked. When he takes a job there, he uncovers the company’s scheme to spread a new virus that could devastate the city.

Returning to the abandoned Detroit television station where they once delighted a generation of children viewers, master puppeteer Mister Jolly re-incarnates his minion puppets for a final performance to settle an old score with Richard. The rare blood moon casts an ominous glow as Mr Jolly unleashes his puppets, lead by the infamous Handy Dandy to seek his revenge. Further complicating Richard’s dilemma is the unexpected arrival to the Studio of his son Steffen and his friends. The group become entangled in the thrilling pursuit by Mr Jolly and Handy Dandy through the annuls of the old studio building. They soon realize that they are in a new version of “Mister Jolly and the Handy Dandy Show” -where pain is the game!

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

The Curse of Buckout Road follows a college class, whose project on the destruction of modern myth turns deadly when a trio of students discover that a series of horrific urban legends surrounding New York state’s famed Buckout Road may actually be true.

Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI is delighted to announce the UK launch of the exquisitely crafted and moving documentary YVES SAINT LAURENT: THE LAST COLLECTIONS, in cinemas and on MUBI on 30 October 2019.


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

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