Review: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, A Cartoon Spy Action Film With Little Bite

I loved director Matthew Vaughan's 2014 James-Bond-on-speed spy extravaganza Kingsman: The Secret Service. That film, adapted from the graphic novels by famed author Mark Millar (Kick Ass) took everything the world loved about the world's favorite martinio enthusiast and cranked...

Blu-ray Review: Hitchcock's REBECCA, Or Is It Selznick's? New From Criterion

Authorship is a tricky concept in filmmaking. For the last 50 years, serious film critics have debated the nature since the concept of the "auteur" arose from the French critics who would propel the Nouvelle Vague to international attention. These...

Mark Hartley's Pioneering NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD Comes To Blu-ray This October!

Director Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood was a game changer for the genre film documentary scene when it released back in 2008. A chronicle of the insane Australian B-movie boom of the '70s and '80s, Hartley's film ignited interest in...

Busan 2017: Devashish Makhija's Revenge Story, AJJI Gets A Tense First Trailer

The Busan International Film Festival is about a month away and with their recent lineup announcement we are starting to see lots of exciting promotional material for the upcoming films. India is very well represented in this year's Busan lineup,...

Review: IT, The Feel-Good Fright Film of 2017

Director Andrés Muschietti's new adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the best mainstream horror films in recent memory, and that is no small feat. Over the last few years, we've had a number of solid mid-budget horrors, from...

Kitano Takeshi's GETTING ANY? Makes Its Blu-ray Debut 16th October From Third Window Films UK

Third Window Films continues fighting the good fight of expanding the availability of world cinema on Blu-ray with their continued commitment to sharing the catalog of one of Japan's most famous filmmakers, the legendary Kitano Takeshi. After releasing much of...

BALAYYA! Nandamuri Balakrishna Is Back To Bash In Heads In PAISA VASOOL

Hot from the success of his film Gautamaputra Satakarni in January, Telugu superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna is coming back to the big screen this Friday, September 1st, with Paisa Vasool. Paisa Vasool is a full-on Telugu mainstream "entertainer" directed by the...

Review: In ENGLAND IS MINE, Is It Really So Strange That This Charming Man Is Unloveable?

For over three decades Steven Patrick Morrissey has been one of the most controversial and enigmatic characters in pop culture. A singer-songwriter with an affinity for sarcasm and a vehement distaste for pretty much everything life has to offer, Moz...

Now on Blu-ray: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2's Daddy Issues Light Up Your TV Screen

When it was announced that cult film favorite James Gunn (Super, Dawn of the Dead, Slither) was going to take the reigns of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, a segment of the film underground was taken aback. While the MCU...

Blu-ray Review: SID & NANCY's Slime Shines Brighter On New Criterion Blu-ray

Alex Cox's Sid & Nancy is a classic amour fou romance plastered over the backdrop of London's emerging punk scene of the late '70s. The film is the approximately real-life story of the life and death of Sex Pistols' bassist...

Review: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Shoots Wide of the Mark

Spoiler: Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard ends with a post-credits stinger in which Ryan Reynolds sits at a bar, waiting for his cue only to be put off by a five-minute church bell song, and ultimately ending with a half-funny...

TIK TIK TIK Teaser: MIRUTHAN Director Sends Indian Cinema Into Space With A New Sci-Fi Thriller

In 2016, director Shakti Soundar Rajan broke new ground in regional Indian cinema by delivering Miruthan, the first zombie film ever made in the Tamil language. Miruthan was a success both at home in Tamil Nadu and abroad where its...

RIP Nakajima Haruo: 1929-2017

Today we learned that original Godzilla suit performer, Nakajima Haruo (中島 春雄), passed away at the age of 88. Further details of his passing are not readily available at this time. Nakajima started his storied run as the original kaiju...

Now on Blu-ray: Monsters, Trash, Intrigue, and Killer Action In A Dirty Dozen From Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Kino Lorber's Studio Classics line of Blu-ray releases is one of the most eclectic and heroic undertakings in all of home video land these days. While there's no denying the fact that independent and no budget films are being served...

Review: 68 KILL, Sex, Drugs, Violence, White Trash

Matthew Gray Gubler's Chip has a really hard time with women in Trent Haaga's scumbags-on-parade exploitationer, 68 Kill. The story revolves around a white trash heist of $68,000 initiated by Chip's emasculating, maniacal girlfriend, Liza (AnnaLynne McCord), who uses her...

Review: In ATOMIC BLONDE, Charlize Theron Breaks the Glass Ceiling By Punching Through the Berlin Wall

I love a good espionage thriller, and what better setting than the fifty year Cold War between the Western democracies and their deadly enemies in the Communist East? This underground conflict has bred some of the most magnificent films of...

Blu-ray Review: Rossellini's WAR TRILOGY Gets Much Needed HD Upgrade From Criterion

Earlier this month The Criterion Collection rereleased Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy on Blu-ray and it is one of the year's essential sets. The three included films, Rome Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), and Germany Year Zero (1948), are not only...

Review: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, Lush Visuals And Lackluster Everything Else

In Luc Besson's latest film, the extravagant science-fiction, hypercolor seizure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a pair of space cops set off on a devil-may-care adventure to save the universe. Or something like that. Valerian (Dane DeHaan)...

RIP George A. Romero: 1940-2017

The L.A. Times is reporting that filmmaking legend George A. Romero has died peacefully in his home after a short battle with aggressive lung cancer at the age of 77. According to Romero's producing partner Peter Grunwald, he passed in...

Review: JAGGA JASOOS Aims For The Moon And Lands Among The Stars

With the release of the incredibly ambitious Jagga Jasoos, director Anurag Basu cements his position as one of Bollywood's premier creative voices. With a career that started over a decade ago largely dedicated to making potboilers, Basu really started to...