To be honest, it’s not an uncommon problem to find with films where characters relive moments over and over. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. In related news, Blumhouse is also teaming up with writer and director John Ridley (writer of 12 Years a Slave, Three Kings) for an untitled project based on an arcticle titled Project Poltergeist, a nonfiction story about a young boy who may have experienced paranormal phenomena in New Jersey housing projects during the 1960s. People Under the Stairs movie review and analysis. Film Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage Classical Games More Television The Staircase review – still the godfather of the true crime documentary 5 / 5 … The final instalment in the trilogy is here. Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus It is soon clear that the absolute truth of whether Peterson did it is unlikely to be revealed: the question is whether his lawyers can get him off. Last modified on Fri 8 Jun 2018 16.56 BST. Universe’s Most Wanted will be directed by Brad Peyton, who has previously worked three times with one of Dave Bautista’s former wrestling co-stars, Dwayne Johnson, on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Rotten at 45%), San Andreas (Rotten at 50%), and the video game movie Rampage (51%, Peyton’s highest RT score). He rises to the challenge of playing a more aggressive character and for the most part he’s very convincing. This week, Waititi widened his support of indigenous filmmakers to include Native Americans with a deal to executive produce a drama called Frybread Face and Me (frybread being a staple food for many Native Americans). Netflix’s 13-parter comprises eight episodes released in 2004, another two that debuted in 2013 – up to this point, it has all been shown before on BBC4 – and three new instalments, shot last year. At the centre of the circus is the endlessly mysterious presence on camera of Peterson himself: for the viewer, as well as debating whether he is a killer, there is the broader question of exactly what sort of charming enigma we are dealing with. Hammer’s other new project this week is the Cold War thriller The Billion Dollar Spy, co-starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), based on the true story of a Soviet engineer (Mikkelsen) and his CIA handler (Hammer), and the friendship that the two find together. (Photo by ©FilmDistrict courtesy Everett Collection). Particularly in the newest episodes, which have an inessential, fans-only feel compared to the original eight covering the trial, it is the character of Peterson who takes over. Some actors are habitually popular at international film sales events like AFM, and this week, one such actor appeared to be Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger), who is attached to star in two movies. This Week’s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles like Avatar 2, Insidious 5, and new roles for Dave Bautista and Jennifer Lopez. Writer/director Tom Paton returns to Arrow Video FrightFest for another year following last year’s well-received Black Site. The British film-maker continues his trend of making ambitious films on modest budgets and Stairs could be his best work yet. Performance wise the cast does a good job. We see every grubby facet of that process, including witness coaching and focus groups used to test arguments. All rights reserved. Taken in one hit, it is what Netflix justifiably calls a titanic piece of work that confirms the French director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade as the godfather of the modern longform documentary. Also, I GET TO WORK WITH LANCE BASS!” The capital letters were all Bloom’s. This is a man who, soon after being charged with murder, addresses a media scrum with this prepared line: “Kathleen was my life. Fletcher said that both films are “up against the same dilemma, the same issue that we all [have]: How do you get large groups of people together to create something and then shift them all around the world? Netflix’s doc about the death of Kathleen Peterson and her novelist husband Michael’s court case remains a sensational, game-changing series, Fri 8 Jun 2018 14.00 BST Pure theatre, but never sensational, The Staircase is reality television at its most extraordinary. Winslet has already spoken out this week about filming those scenes for Avatar 2, saying that she learned to hold her breath for up to seven minutes (for reference, the world record is 24 minutes). 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In that respect, the new set image showing off Kate Winslet filming a scene underwater is ripe for fan speculation. the daughter of Hawke and Uma Thurman. 0 Shares. This has no effect on the price for you. In the image, we can see Winslet wearing something like a cape that extends out past her arms via sticks, which, to this writer, make it look like she will be playing something like an alien stingray creature. The single is the second to be lifted from upcoming album 'Arrivals'. (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection). Next week, despite the challenges of COVID-19, the American Film Market will indeed take place, and as with most similar events (Sundance, Cannes, etc. One common concern for fans of long-running horror franchises is how long their stars will stick around. In addition to his own films (from Jojo Rabbit to Marvel movies like Thor: Love and Thunder), writer, director, and producer Taika Waititi also made the news this past summer for signing three Maori writers to tell stories of the indigenous peoples of New Zealand. Those films are the long-in-development sequel Sherlock Holmes 3 (starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law) and the reboot of the gentleman thief franchise The Saint (previously played on TV by Sir Roger Moore and on film by Val Kilmer). With two more films in the works, Paton isn’t slowing down and I look forward to seeing what he does next. Yet the wider issues the series touches on – such as unhelpfully prurient media coverage, the injustice of a system favouring rich defendants, and the way a serious crime ruins whole families, not just those directly involved – are not left for us to discern ourselves. In 1991, Wes Craven (in his post-Nightmare on Elm Street, pre-Scream years) directed a creepy movie called The People Under the Stairs (Fresh at 66%), which has its fans, but is hardly remembered as a classic of the genre. It’s not yet known for sure if Rachel Bloom will also appear in the film (or maybe direct? Dave Bautista (A.K.A. All rights reserved. Those bare facts are intriguing, but they are just a tiny part of why The Staircase is a crime documentary to rival any of the genre’s biggest hits. In December 2001, Kathleen Peterson, who was married to the 58-year-old novelist Michael Peterson, was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their mansion in Durham, North Carolina. Shayne Ward, who is the biggest name here, has been cutting his acting teeth of Coronation Street but this role requires something different from him. One popular sentiment about remakes is that they’re more acceptable when the first attempt can clearly be improved upon. Insidious may not have been named the scariest movie ever recently like Sinister was (or even The Exorcist, according to our own poll), but the four movies to date have brought in over half a billion dollars worldwide.