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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #59. Untitled Dan Gilroy Project

Over-reaching, sloppy and dull, Roman J. Israel, Esq. came as a surprise to us — frankly it was one of the worst films to be released in 2017. So if Dan Gilroy‘s third outing as a director finds itself on this list it is entirely due to his highly watchable breakout debut film Nightcrawler (2014), which our Nicholas Bell called, in his ★★★★ review “A dark hearted neo-noir of the seedier side of Los Angeles, often neglected now in an era that prizes euphemisms, political correctness, and bright shiny toy cinema”.

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Netflix outbid the comp for a mystery genre item that is set in the art world and see Gilroy re-teaming with bijou elements Jake Gyllenhaal and his real life muse Rene Russo.

Release Date/Prediction: Netflix stated that this will receive a small qualifying theatrical release when it is released on the streaming service. We think TIFF again.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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