Rachel Weisz to Star in Pete Travis’ Thriller ‘Snatchback’

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CANNES — Rachel Weisz is set to star in “Snatchback,” a thriller set in the dangerous world of illegal child recovery. It is written and will be directed by Pete Travis (“Vantage Point”). Weisz, who appears in two competition films at Cannes — “The Lobster” and “Youth,” developed the project with Travis and producer Frida… Read more »

Photos: MAGIC MAGIC’s Sundance Premiere

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The cast and crew of MAGIC MAGIC were out in full force for the film’s midnight premiere at Sundance 2013, where a packed audience eagerly lost themselves in Sebastián Silva’s tense and terrifying psychological thriller. Sipa Press was on the red carpet, where they captured candid and stylish photos of Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Michael… Read more »

Cannes sidebar to unspool ‘We Are What We Are,’ ‘Magic Magic,’ Jodorowsky double bill

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PARIS — This year’s glitzier-than-usual Directors’ Fortnight will have a strong American accent, with two Sundance preems, Jim Mickle’s cannibal thriller “We Are What We Are” and Sebastian Silva’s psychological suspenser “Magic Magic”; Jeremy Saulnier’s revenge thriller “Blue Ruin”; and Frank Pavich’s documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” all set to compete at the Cannes Film Festival sidebar…. Read more »

Magic Magic to Screen in Canne’s Directors’ Fortnight

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Directors’ Fortnight has announced the complete lineup for the annual sidebar. The 45th Fortnight will screen 21 feature films, including 16 world premieres, and 9 short films…Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is a psychological thriller set in the south of the country. It bowed at Sundance earlier this year, and boasts a trio of familiar indie… Read more »

Sundance Wrap-up: Magic Magic, Circles, and Everything I Missed

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I think Silva’s one of the most entertaining, inventive and brilliant rising directors out there, and MAGIC MAGIC confirms my belief with its Polanski-esque flair for f#*!ing with its audience. One minute you’re laughing at the main characters’ bizarre (yet human) behavior; the next you become deeply disturbed as you realize its implications… The tension… Read more »

Variety Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another’s nerves, this psychological thriller takes its premise to surprising, darkly comic extremes, though its non-genre approach keeps things niche. Cera may not be the protagonist, but he’s certainly the pic’s most interesting personality as Brink, an attention-seeking… Read more »

Screen Crush Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Silva, sadist that he is, knows that true fear comes from expectation. There are zero “jump scares” in this film, but the insufferable waiting, waiting, waiting for something terrible to happen will drive you crazy… When good actors are given room to just freak out about something that isn’t supernatural or make believe, the effect… Read more »

Film.com Sundance Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Writer/director Silva is one of the strongest new voices in horror. MAGIC MAGIC is the visually stunning and mentally harrowing tale of a vacation that becomes an eerie nightmare… Juno Temple’s performance is outstanding, walking the line between vaguely annoying and completely sympathetic. Her portrayal of a young woman on the brink of sanity is… Read more »

Untitled Sebastian Silva Psycho-Thriller

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Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange and 6 Sales have been talking up Untitled Sebastian Silva Project, a psycho-thriller that wrapped last week and marks the Chilean director of The Maid’s first English-language feature. Michael Cera, Juno Temple and Emily Browning star in the true story about a young American who begins to unravel while on vacation… Read more »

Cine chileno en el exterior: un negocio que comienza a consolidarse

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La multipremiada La nana, de Sebastián Silva, quien luego de su triunfo en el Festival de Sundance 2009, logró ser estrenada en Nueva York (gracias a la distribuidora Elephant eye) en octubre de ese año, en 13 copias, la que sumada a estrenos en Los Angeles y San Francisco, logró acumular más de 140.000 dólares,… Read more »