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SING SING Trailer: Colman Domingo Leads an Incarcerated Theatre Troupe in Heartwarming True Story
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Colman Domingo seems to be on a roll this year. Ahead of Oscars night and his Best Actor nom for Rustin, A24 has just released the official trailer for his touching new drama Sing Sing. Directed by Greg Kwedar with...
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THE PEOPLE’S JOKER Trailer: Vera Drew’s Queer Superhero Parody Arrives in Theaters This Spring
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One film that has certainly made waves over the past few years is writer/director/actor Vera Drew’s superhero parody, The People’s Joker. Despite a world premiere screening at TIFF 2022, Drew had to pull it due to copyright issues. However, there...
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A Conversation with Molly Manning Walker & Mia McKenna-Bruce (HOW TO HAVE SEX)
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How to Have Sex was written and directed by Molly Manning Walker. The film stars Mia McKenna-Bruce as a teenager on a spring break trip with her mates. It played in the Cannes film festival in the Un Certain Regard...
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Oscar Nominated Short Films of 2024
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The 2024 Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 10, and as usual there are 15 nominated short films across three categories: animation, documentary, and live action. As I do every year for Hammer to Nail, I watch all of...
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KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER Re-Release Trailer: The Zellner Bros’ Breakout Hit Returns to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary
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Ten years ago, David and Nathan Zellner premiered a film at Sundance about the urban legend of a Japanese woman who died trying to find the fictional Fargo suitcase full of cash. That film became their breakout hit Kumiko, The...
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2024 New Directors/New Films Lineup: Aaron Schimberg’s ‘A Different Man’ To Open the 53rd Edition
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The New Directors/New Films festival has just announced the lineup of new breakout films for its 53rd edition. The annual festival, presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, will take place from April 3 to April 14...
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A Conversation with D. Smith (KOKOMO CITY)
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“It was sort of like that scene in Coming to America, where Eddie Murphy and Semmi are in the bar interviewing all the different women”: D. Smith on her Sundance-winning Kokomo City At its heart, D. Smith’s 2023 Sundance-winning (NEXT Innovator...
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I SAW THE TV GLOW Trailer: Justice Smith is Transported to a New Reality in Jane Schoenbrun’s Mind-Bending Horror
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In HtN’s review of Jane Schoenbrun’s feature directorial debut We’re All Going To The World’s Fair, Mike S. Ryan wrote “One gets a sense right away that the filmmaker understands that a personal story structure is essential to a unique...
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FREMONT
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(The 2023 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 in and around Park City, UT and virtually. As always, Hammer to Nail has you covered with tons of movie reviews like Matt Delman’s review of the film Fremont. Seen it? Join...
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A Conversation with Babak Jalali (FREMONT)
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Babak Jalali was born in Iran and raised in London. He attended film school in London and in 2016 released his feature debut Radio Dreams. The film was a hit at numerous festivals and he quickly followed it up with...
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