"You in this now, ain't no turning back." FilmRise has unveiled the first official trailer for the indie drama Dayveon, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Dayveon is written and directed by filmmaker Amman Abbasi, who also produced, edited and composed the music for the film. Set in a small rural town in Arkansas, the story follows a boy named Dayveon struggling with his older brother’s death. With no parents and few role models, he soon falls in with the local gang. Despite attempts to pull him out, he ends up being pulled further into this world. The cast includes newcomer Devin Blackmon as Dayveon, as well as Kordell "KD" Johnson, Dontrell Bright, Chasity Moore, Lachion Buckingham, and Marquell Manning. This had some good buzz coming out of Sundance, looks like it could be a solid film. ›››
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"I don't understand why I should have to pay the price?" A24 has debuted the first official trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster) that upset audiences at the Cannes Film Festival this year. This devious thriller is about a family tormented by a teenage boy. That's about all I will say, as it's best to experience this and let it unfold in front of you. The cast features Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp, Sunny Suljic, and Barry Keoghan (who you will recognize as the kid from the boat in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk). This film is designed to get under the skin of audiences, making some people hate it, while others will love it. I wrote in my Cannes review that "it's some seriously creepy, unsettling stuff." But I still loved it. ›››