Our Favorite Faces Of Rutger Hauer

This weekend, Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets travelled across America, where it faced tough competition in a VERY crowded blockbuster season. Our J. Hurtado had a hard time warming up to the film's leads, but...

Pretty Packaging: The French PERFECT BLUE Is A Total Jawdropper

As part of celebrating 100 years of Japanese animation, French distributor Kaze released a special edition of Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon's debut film as a director. This happens to be one of my favorite anime. Satoshi Kon basically used the...

Have Your Say: Is Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA Vastly Overrated?

Dario Argento's occult thriller Suspiria turns forty this year, and despite its age it is very much in the news. Synapse's cinematographer-approved restoration will have its grand reveal at Fantasia in August, while a separate Italian restoration is currently already...

Our Favorite Faces Of Andy Serkis

This weekend, War for the Planet of the Apes hit cinemas worldwide, and while it didn't quite herald the end of the world as we know it, it hit with a decent bang. Our Peter Martin really liked it, calling...

Pretty Packaging: Germany's SUSPIRIA Release Is A Bewitching Beauty

Dario Argento's beautifully nightmarish witchcraft thriller Suspiria was released in 1977. That is four decades ago already, and this has spurred German distributor "84 Entertainment" to release a 40th Anniversary Leatherbook Edition. Which is all fun and good, but it's...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Film Made By Andrei Tarkovsky?

Yesterday, our Matt Brown shared his thoughts about Criterion's new release of Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, a film considered by many to be the man's masterpiece. Matt had his reservations about that, but did not deny that something brilliant (if very...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's New THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

The good folks over at Arrow UK have always been dedicated to release great Italian genre films. I have a healthy collection of their "white slipcase" releases, which featured a translucent window. Combined with reversible artwork on the Amaray, inside,...

Our Favorite Faces Of Marisa Tomei

This weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming swatted the opposition and spun itself a comfy web of box-office receipts. In it, we spot several of the Avengers, a new Vulture in Michael Keaton, and of course Marisa Tomei, seen above as the old...

Pretty Packaging: The French PSYCHO-PASS Boxset Passes As Psycho

(...If you read or speak French, that is...) In France, anime got a foothold far earlier than in most English-speaking countries. Even today, the market for buying DVDs and Blu-rays of Japanese animation is roughly estimated to be thirty times...

Have Your Say: What's The First Scary Film You'll Show Your Kids?

When choosing what to see with my children, I can afford to be less and less careful these days. My youngest one is nine, the eldest thirteen, both have a healthy curiosity and appetite for adventure. Re-discovering films through their...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jamie Foxx

This weekend, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver barged through cinemas worldwide, picking up more dough than expected while leaving surprisingly little damage behind. By all accounts it's the great little action film that could, and the reasons it succeeds have to...

Have Your Say: What's The Worst Tagline You've Ever Seen?

You know how it goes: you're strolling through the city, or you're waiting for public transportation... either way you're with friends, family or colleagues, and the conversation shifts to the huge movie poster you all just walked past. This happened...

Our Favorite Faces Of Stanley Tucci

Last week we saw Transformers: The Last Knight scrape the planet, and among all the things blowing up (or being otherwise "transformed") we spotted quite a stellar cast. Last week we singled out Sir Anthony Hopkins, but there are plenty...

Crowdfund This: Hal Hartley's HENRY FOOL TRILOGY Boxset

Good news for fans of the three Henry Fool films: now that their director Hal Hartley has reclaimed the rights to the first of these ("at long last and with considerable drama", as he himself says), it will be released...

10+ Years Later: Can THE MUMMY RETURNS Withstand The Test Of Time?

When I saw Stephen Sommers' fun creature feature Deep Rising, back in 1998, I immediately added him to the list of directors to keep an eye on. That was because I had an absolute blast with the film, warts and...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Soundtrack Score?

For the last eight-or-so months, Matt Schrader's Score: A Film Music Documentary has been shown at festivals worldwide, and has won itself a nice set of awards while travelling. Last week it got a limited theatrical release by Gravitas Ventures...

Our Favorite Faces Of Anthony Hopkins

This week, Earth gets invaded by Michael Bay's fifth Transformers film, a 3D extravaganza clocking in on a relatively succinct 148 minutes. Seriously, I thought Michael would go for the full three hours this time! Regardless of how much sarcasm...

Pretty Packaging: PRISON SCHOOL Provides Peeks At Perversity

Japanese animation can be decidedly frown-worthy at times. There are of course the infamous hardcore porn series, which are called "hentai" (meaning "pervert" or "perverse"), but for audiences who are grossed-out by those there is a wide selection of softcore...

Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE Makes You Remember Other Times

Today marks the release of a new action comedy with Bruce Willis, and a curious thing it is. Once Upon a Time in Venice sports a truly incredible cast, who are then placed as cartoon characters in a shallow pastiche...

Crowdfund This: A Big, Big Reprint Of BEYOND TERROR - Update

UPDATE: Currently, with two weeks left on the counter, this campaign is mega-successful. Its funding currently sits at 863%. The book will be made, with trinkets and extras, and by all accounts it will be wonderful. So why do I...