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The Most Underrated And Underseen Films Of 2014 So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 16, 2014 2:28 PM
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Underrated/Underseen 2014
No one can see everything. Particularly with prestige TV now competing for our attention, there's a lot of cultural noise out there even for the most hardcore cinephile, and with upwards of a dozen movies being released in major cities every week (not to mention VOD), it's easy for a great movie to get lost in the mix. Well, that's where we come in.

Review: Jim Mickle's Balmy Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 22, 2014 6:07 PM
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Cold In July
Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “Stake Land,” Mickle certainly has a proclivity for dark and bloody genre films with intense horror tropes, and “Cold In July” evinces much of those affinities.

Exclusive: Listen To 2 Tracks From The Soundtrack To Jim Mickle's Neon Noir 'Cold In July'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2014 11:25 AM
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Cold In July
Jim Mickle's "Cold In July" isn't just set in Texas, it sweats Texas. Taking place in the 1980s, the filmmaker has great fun with the era, embracing everything from the hairstyles to the loud fashion, and he infuses it with a distinctive swagger that makes his neon slicked noir more than just a genre exercise. And some of that unique texture also comes from the film's soundtrack, and today we have two tracks to give you a flavor of what "Cold In July" serves up.

10 Movies To See In May

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 1, 2014 1:05 PM
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Movies To See In May (2014)
The rising temperatures signify one thing: Summer Blockbuster Season! The summer movie season used to start on 4th of July weekend, but as our box office format changes, the blockbusters have started peeping out earlier and earlier with our first summer-time comic book movie coming to us the first week of May. As always, I’ll list the ten movies you should make time for this month!

New Films By John Boorman, Frederick Wiseman, Bruno Dumont & More Set For Cannes Directors' Fortnight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 9:00 AM
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Queen And Country
The Cannes Film Festival lineup now has been revealed, the Cannes Critics' Week unfurled their slate and today, the Cannes Directors' Fortnight has lifted the curtain on what they'll be presenting in the south of France next month. And as per usual, it's a mix of arthouse names, established veterans and rising newcomers.

Watch: First Trailer For Jim Mickle's Noir 'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 1:27 PM
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Cold In July
They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived.

Sundance Review: Absorbing & Memorable Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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Cold in July
Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “Stake Land,” Mickle certainly has a proclivity for dark and bloody genre films with intense horror tropes, and “Cold In July” evinces much of those affinities.

Exclusive: Beautifully Noir Teaser Poster For Jim Mickle's Sundance Thriller 'Cold In July'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2014 10:40 AM
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Cold in July
A year ago, at the Sundance Film Festival, director Jim Mickle made everyone sit up and take notice with his cannibal chiller, "We Are What We Are." The film broke out in Park City, and while it went on to play a slew of prestigious festival dates—hitting Cannes, Fantastic Fest and more—Mickle buckled down and completed his next movie. And twelve months later he's back in Sundance with "Cold In July."

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