Critical Distance: PATRIOTS DAY, How to Rewrite History

Recently released wide across the U.S., Patriots Day continues the cinematic tradition of rewriting history for fun and profits. The movie revisits the April 2013 bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. that killed three people and injured more than 260. It...

Review: THE SUNSHINE MAKERS, True Believers and the Psychedelic Revolution

They amble more than they walk nowadays. But for a brief period in the late 1960s, they were giants who ruled the world. They took their first acid trips on opposite ends of the United States, Tim Scully in San...

Criterion in April 2017: TAMPOPO, RUMBLE FISH, Wim Wenders and French Musicals

Is that my stomach rumbling at the prospect of seeing a 'ramen Western' again? Or are my eyes crying with joy at the thought of experiencing classic Coppola in Blu-ray? The Criterion Collection has announced their forthcoming Blu-ray discs for...

Chinese DUCKWEED Features Eddie Peng, Deng Chao in New Trailer

Eddie Peng and Deng Chao star in Duckweed, which is a vigilante comedy heading to theaters on January 28. A new trailer looks quite slick. That description comes via our editor Todd Brown, and it's justified by the mix of...

Take an EXTRAORDINARY MISSION in Action-Packed Teaser

What is this movie about? It's right there in the English-language title: Extraordinary Mission. The teaser may not have English titles, but its 30 seconds are filled with action that looks pretty solid. It was posted on YouTube by Hong...

70s Rewind: THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, The Quiet, Convincing Thinker

God bless Walter Matthau. In late 1972, when I began taking a closer interest in movies, Walter Matthau was the first "star" who appealed to me. Maybe it was as simple as his vague resemblance to my father, a lanky...

Exclusive Clip: NERDLAND, How to Become Infamous

"Elliot, we've been idiots. We've been going about it all wrong." No, that's not deleted dialogue from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial -- that Elliott spells his name differently -- but instead fresh new dialogue, featured in our exclusive, NSFW (not...

Watch: Swedish Zombie Christmas Movie FINNS HÄR NÅGRA SNÄLLA BARN Kicks Off Production

Now moving into production, Finns Här Några Snälla Barn is self-described as a "Swedish zombie Christmas film entirely from the kids perspective." We've been tracking the film for some time, first sharing concept art last year. The film will play...

Critical Distance: An Introduction, Inspired by DRESSED TO KILL

The last movie I watched in 2016 was Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill, which was almost a random selection from the numerous discs I've bought but haven't watched yet. I first watched the movie on broadcast television, sometime in...

Review: RAILROAD TIGERS, Jackie Chan vs. Japanese Invaders

Jackie Chan last found success in Hollywood by mentoring young Jaden Smith in a remake of the surprisingly decent The Karate Kid. That was more than six years ago. Since then, Chan has rarely been seen in North American theaters....

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

Blu-ray Review: A MAN CALLED OVE, A Grumpy Old Man Who's More Than That

I laughed, I cried, I cheered. Granted, I'm just an old sap, and Hannes Holmes' big- screen adaptation of Fredrik Backman's popular novel En man som heter Ove -- out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films --...

Review: FENCES Delivers a Knockout Punch to the Soul

Smartly adapted for the big screen, Fences is something of a revelation for moviegoers. August Wilson's stage play, the third in his so-called "Pittsburgh" cycle about the African American experience in America during the 20th century, was first produced on...

Review: In SING, Animals Compete, But No One Dies

Watching Sing, a bland animated musical featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and many more, I struggled to recall the joys and pleasures of Son of Rambow. That film was the sophomore effort of...

New JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Trailer

Hey, maybe the dog survives this time. Former assassin Keanu Reeves has got a new dog in a new movie that looks like the old movie, but that's OK, because the first movie was an unexpectedly thrilling action flick. The...

Criterion in March 2017: MULTIPLE MANIACS, CANOA, BEING THERE and More

What are you doing in March? if you're not traveling or attending a film festival, chances are you'll be relaxing at home, wondering what's new to watch on Blu-ray or DVD. And in that case, the Criterion Collection's slate for...

O RASTRO Trailer: Creepy Horror From Brazil

Atmosphere is everything in the first trailer for O Rastro (English title: The Trace We Leave Behind). Director J.C. Feyer establishes a creepy tone and a story that doesn't entirely reveal itself, not least because I don't speak Portuguese and...

Dallas/Fort Worth Critics Select MOONLIGHT as Best of 2016

The Dallas/Fort Worth Films Critics Association has selected Barry Jenkins' Moonlight as best film of 2016. Following the life of a young black man who grows up in Miami, the film is divided into three important episodes that prove to...

Review: SILENCE Demands Respect and Inspires Debate

An impressively devout expression of religious faith that seeks to answer some of mankind's most pressing questions, Silence demands respect and inspires debate, all while displaying the absolute command of master filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Now 74, Scorsese has reportedly desired...

Watch DEAD HEARTS, a Cheerfully Morbid Short

Morton is an 8-year-old boy who believes he will die young. If not, he knows he will grow up to become a mortician and is more than happy with both those ideas. In the delightfully morbid short film Dead Hearts,...