Love Antosha Trailer

Anton Yelchin Gets a Moving Tribute in “Love, Antosha” Trailer

The world was stunned when actor Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident in 2016. His star was still on the ascent, as he'd done challenging work in films like Green Room and Only Lovers Left Alive, while serving as comic relief in blockbusters like the Star Trek franchise. While he had already shot several films that would be released after his death, there was still a feeling like we'd lost one of the great young talents in Hollywood.

The documentary Love, Antosha celebrates Yelchin's life and career, featuring never-before-seen home movies and interviews with his parents, who were refugees from the Soviet Union. There are also several conversations with his many co-stars, including Chris Pine and Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ben Foster (Alpha Dog), and Willem Dafoe (Odd Thomas). The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to warm reviews.

Love, Antosha will premiere in limited release on Friday, August 2. You may want to pack some tissues.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.