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The Death of Dick Long Review: A Surprising Madcap Whodunnit [Fantastic Fest 2019]

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Swiss Army Man, directed by Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan, went on to become known, in shorthand, as the "farting corpse movie." Granted, it's much more than that, but that's one heck of a hook, especially when that corpse is played by Daniel Radcliffe. Now, Scheinert is back and flying solo with his latest movie, The Death of Dick Long. While the hook for this one is entirely different, it's safe to say that this truly shocking, totally wacky whodunnit will similarly be discussed with a few-word shorthand for years to come. That said, there's a whole lot going on here and, not to overstate it, but this is one of the most surprising movies I've personally ever witnessed.

The Death of Dick Long centers on a couple of bandmates and longtime friends, Zeke and Earl (Andre Hyland). They, unfortunately, find themselves trying to cover up the death of their friend and bandmate,
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The Death Of Dick Long Movie Review

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The Death Of Dick Long A24 Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net linked from Rotten Tomatoes by: Harvey Karten Director: Daniel Scheinert Screenwriter: Billy Chew Cast: Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, Sarah Baker, Jess Weixler Screened at: Technicolor, NYC, 9/3/19 Opens: September 27, 2019 “The Death of Dick Long” was filmed on location in […]

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Fantastic Fest 2019 Day Two: ‘Color Out of Space’ Redefines What an H.P Lovecraft Movie Can Be, ‘The Death of Dick Long’ is a Wild Story of Tender Idiocy, and ‘Reflections of Evil’ May be One of the Craziest Movies Ever Made

Fantastic Fest 2019 Day Two: ‘Color Out of Space’ Redefines What an H.P Lovecraft Movie Can Be, ‘The Death of Dick Long’ is a Wild Story of Tender Idiocy, and ‘Reflections of Evil’ May be One of the Craziest Movies Ever Made
(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day two. In this entry, Reflections of Evil is one of the most insane movies ever made, The Death of Dick Long is a surprisingly tender movie […]

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50 Films to See This Fall

As summer cools down, we’re entering perhaps the best time of year for cinephiles, with a variety of festivals presenting the premieres of some of our most-anticipated 2019 features. As we do each year, after highlighting the best films offered thus far, we’ve set out to provide a comprehensive preview of the fall titles that should be on your radar.

Featuring 50 films, the below feature includes both the best films we’ve already seen (with full reviews where available) and the anticipated films with (mostly) confirmed release dates that are coming over the next four months. A good amount will premiere over the next few weeks at Telluride, Venice, Tiff, and Nyff, so check back for our reviews.

See our list below, and return soon for the second part of our preview: the festival premieres with no release dates and/or U.S. distribution we’re most looking forward to.
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Things Get Super Weird in This Red-Band Trailer For The Death Of Dick Long

We’ve got a red-band trailer to share with you today for a dark comedy called The Death of Dick Long and as you’ll see, things get crazy and weird!

The movie is being directed by Daniel Scheinert, co-director of Swiss Army Man, and if you’ve seen that movie, then you know you can expect this next film to be completely off the wall. I think it looks pretty funny, but you might have a different reaction to the trailer.

Here’s the synopsis:

Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl, don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (Virginia Newcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already.
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Trailer: Small Town Hides Big Secrets in A24’s The Death Of Dick Long

The life of a man named Dick Long must have been interesting. But The Death of Dick Long–that’s another story! From A24 and director Daniel Scheinert (one half of the Swiss Army Man duo known as Daniels), the Frago-esque thriller will arrive in select theaters beginning September 27th. Give the […]

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Dark comedy The Death of Dick Long gets a trailer from A24

Ahead of its theatrical release next month, A24 has debuted a new trailer and a poster for director Daniel Schienert’s (Swiss Army Man) upcoming comedy crime drama The Death of Dick Long which stars Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, Sarah Baker, Jess Weixler, Sunita Mani, Roy Wood Jr., Poppi Cunningham, and Janelle Cochrane; check them out below…

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Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl, don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (Virginia Newcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already.

From a screenplay by Billy Chew, director Daniel Scheinert (one half of the
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The Death of Dick Long Trailer: Things Go South in This Twisted Tale of Murder

The Death of Dick Long Trailer: Things Go South in This Twisted Tale of Murder
A24 has unveiled the first trailer for The Death of Dick Long. This comes from director Daniel Scheinert, one half of the duo behind Swiss Army Man, the "farting corpse" movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano that went on to become something of an indie hit. Scheinert co-directed that effort with Dan Kwan, but is flying solo this time around. Scheinert's latest is a bit different, though it still involves a dead body that is central to the plot, and is said to explore the "heartache of what happens when dark secrets are dragged kicking and screaming into the light." Based on this first trailer, we're in for a pretty unique ride.

The trailer kicks off by not wasting any time. We see a trio of bandmates getting "weird" after practice one day. Chugging Natty Ice, shooting guns and setting off fireworks. Things take an ugly turn as one member of the trio,
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‘The Death of Dick Long’ Trailer Asks If You Want to Get Weird

‘The Death of Dick Long’ Trailer Asks If You Want to Get Weird
Things get weird in the trailer for The Death of Dick Long, a new dark comedy from director Daniel Scheinert. Scheinert is one half of Daniels, the filmmaking team responsible for Swiss Army Man, aka “the farting corpse movie.” Armed with that knowledge, you can safely assume Dick Long is going to be a bit off the wall. After […]

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Wild Trailer for Daniel Scheinert's 'The Death of Dick Long' from A24

"Did you hear about the murder?" A24 has unveiled the first official trailer for a wacky, hilarious, extra weird indie dark comedy called The Death of Dick Long. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to some divisive reviews, but that's what makes it so good. From director Daniel Scheinert (of Swiss Army Man), the film is about Zeke, played by Michael Abbott Jr., and Earl, played by Andre Hyland, two friends who are just too dumb to figure out how to cover up for their other friend's accidental death. The cast includes Virginia Newcomb, Sarah Baker, Jess Weixler, Sunita Mani, Roy Wood Jr., Poppi Cunningham, and Janelle Cochrane. It's some sort of wild, redneck dark comedy, that some will find hilarious, others will find too dumb. Up to you to decide? At least the poster is amazing. Have fun. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Daniel
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Bad Decisions Abound in Red Band Trailer for ‘The Death of Dick Long’

A24 has unveiled the first hilariously somber trailer for the Sundance hit The Death of Dick Long coming this September. Directed by Daniel Scheinert, he’s one-half of the directing duo known as Daniels, who first came to prominence with the internet sensation music video Turn Down for What. Following that would be their sensational and idiosyncratic first feature Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano as a man trapped on an island and Daniel Radcliffe as the corpse who becomes his friend and savior.

The Death of Dick Long follows the trajectory of a group of friends as a seemingly normal night of band practice devolves into debauchery and the inadvertent death of the titular character. What follows is the hilarious cover-ups that ensue as the friends work to cover their tracks from their families and authorities, all with quite an amusing soundtrack.

In his review, Jordan Raup wrote, “A
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‘The Death of Dick Long’ Trailer Looks Delightfully Coen-Esque

A24 has released the trailer for The Death of Dick Long. The upcoming dark comedy centers on Zeke & Earl trying to cover up the death of their buddy Dick Long, but word travels fast in their small Alabama town. Directed by Daniel Scheinert, who makes up one-half of the Daniels that directed the terrific Swiss Army Man, this looks pretty fun. Scheinert definitely seems to be channeling a Coen Brothers vibe through this one, and I’m definitely on board for that. The film doesn’t have much starpower, but hopefully people …
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‘The Death Of Dick Long’ Trailer: One Half Of The ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directing Duo Returns With His Southern-Fried ‘Fargo’

If you’ve seen 2016’s “Swiss Army Man,” you have a pretty idea why we’d say that the trailer for the new A24 release “The Death of Dick Long” is strange. Directed by Daniel Scheinert, one half of the directing duo known as The Daniels (the guys behind “Swiss Army Man”), ‘Dick Long’ seems to follow in the footsteps of the earlier film by taking what should be a fairly tragic story and injecting a heaping helping of offbeat humor and awkwardness.

Continue reading ‘The Death Of Dick Long’ Trailer: One Half Of The ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directing Duo Returns With His Southern-Fried ‘Fargo’ at The Playlist.
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‘The Death of Dick Long’ Trailer: ‘Swiss Army Man’ Meets ‘Dumb and Dumber’ in A24 Sundance Hit — Exclusive

‘The Death of Dick Long’ Trailer: ‘Swiss Army Man’ Meets ‘Dumb and Dumber’ in A24 Sundance Hit — Exclusive
Wayward characters have struggled to cover their crimes throughout film history, but the conundrum at the center of “The Death of Dick Long” is more abstract than that. In director Daniel Scheinert’s Alabama-set dark comedy, the aforementioned Dick dies for mysterious reasons in the opening scenes, leaving dopey pals Zeke (Michael Abbott Jr.) and Earl (Andre Hyland) stumbling through a series of comic misadventures to hide the circumstances of his demise.

The new trailer for the movie, which A24 releases on September 27, doesn’t spoil that twist — but it certainly captures the loopy pleasures of this oddball caper, which blends small-town Southern eccentricities with unusual emotional resonance. “Dick Long” premiered at Sundance’s Next section in January, where even audiences who expected something off-kilter didn’t quite know what they were in for. And that’s a testament to this singular movie’s sneaky appeal.

Scheinert is best known
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Sundance London 2019 Review – The Death of Dick Long

The Death of Dick Long, 2019.

Directed by Daniel Scheinert.

Starring Michael Abbott Jr, Andre Hyland, Virginia Newcomb, Sarah Baker, Jess Weixler, Poppy Cunningham and Roy Wood Jr.

Synopsis:

Two friends scramble to hide the truth from their families and the authorities after a raucous night together leads to the hospitalisation of their fellow band member, Dick Long.

Zeke and Earl clumsily carry a limp body towards the entrance to a hospital, cursing and desperately reassuring themselves and each other. Daniel Scheinert’s second film after impressive debut Swiss Army Man (co-directed by Daniel Kwan) trades fantasy for homegrown American crime, albeit the accidental kind. It all started with a harmless band practice shared between three friends; drunk and loud but somewhat tame nonetheless. “Wanna get weird?” one of them says, holding up a bag of drugs and ruining the already strained sense of composure. From this introduction, it probably isn
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Sundance Film Festival 2019: London – Top 6 Festival Picks

In collaboration with Picturehouse, this year’s Sundance London will present 12 feature films selected from the festivals Utah edition along with various panels to complement the films.

We’ve hand-picked six of the most highly anticipated events that will take place over the course of the festival from 30th May – 2nd June, with tickets available to purchase here.

The Last Tree

A compelling drama about a British boy of Nigerian heritage relocating from Lincolnshire to inner-London and the struggle he undergoes with his mother as he begins to lose his cultural heritage and attempts to build his own identity. Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) makes his homecoming to Sundance London after his acclaimed short film Dear Mr Shakespeare played at in 2017 with his follow up The Last Tree, a lyrical coming-of-age film where he shows an accomplished grip on his craft. He will also be in attendance for the Shorts to Feature panel.
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The Dark and the Wicked Is Coming Next from The Strangers Director Bryan Bertino

The Strangers writer-director Bryan Bertino's new nightmare The Dark & the Wicked has just snagged it's cast in the form of Marin Ireland (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Michael Abbott Jr. (The Death of Dick Long), and Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead). Bertino's new film follows the tale of terror centering on two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death, and what initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

While this has not been confirmed, I can only imagine that Ireland and Abbott Jr. will be playing the siblings mentioned above while Berkeley will be portraying the family patriarch at the end of his life. But again, this has not been confirmed at this time.

One of the main reasons I'm excited about today's news is the inclusion of actor Xander Berkeley.
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Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino

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Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino
Exclusive: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Xander Berkeley have been tapped as the leads in The Dark & The Wicked, a horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino. It follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father’s death. What initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

Lynn Andrews, Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Tom Nowicki, and Ella Ballentine co-star in the film which is shooting in Texas.

The pic marks Bertino’s third feature following his debut pic The Strangers, with Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, and The Monster, starring Zoe Kazan, which was released by A24 last year. He’s repped by UTA and Grandview.

Adrienne Biddle and Bertino are producing The Dark & The Wicked under their Unbroken Pictures banner along with Sonny Mallhi and Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Programme announced for Sundance Film Festival: London 2019

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Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions to take place at ‘Sundance Film Festival’ London between 30 May – 2 June at Picturehouse Central.

The festival will present 12 feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. The festival will open with the European premiere of Late Night (Nisha Ganatra), written by and starring Mindy Kaling alongside Emma Thompson. The festival will close four days later with the UK premiere of Penny Lane’s Hail Satan?.

Alongside the opening and closing night films, the festival will present a selection of fearless filmmaking: The Nightingale, a striking revenge drama starring Aisling Franciosi and Sam Claflin, marks Jennifer Kent’s anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, The Babadook.

Time Out gala film, Animals (dir. Sophie Hyde,
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Sam Bain, Sophie Hyde, William Oldroyd among Sundance London industry speakers

Sam Bain, Sophie Hyde, William Oldroyd among Sundance London industry speakers
Total of 12 features set for London offshoot of Utah event.

This year’s Sundance London, the satellite offshoot of January’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, has unveiled its programme for the event taking place May 30 - June 2.

On the industry side, talks range from focuses on risk-taking in independent filmmaking to how women directors are being affected by the industry putting an increased emphasis on inclusivity.

In the latter panel, Animals director Sophie Hyde will join Sundance director of programming Kim Yutani and writer and activist Kate Muir to debate the future of indie film for women.

Corporate Animals
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