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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 (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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