Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany in STRONGER: Watch First Trailer

Hollywood's first attempt to dramatize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day, did not turn out so well in the eyes of local resident -- and our associate editor -- Michele "Izzy" Galgana. (Read her complete article as to why.)...

First SOUNDTRACK Trailer Heads to the Arctic for Eco-Drama

The first trailer for Soundtrack sets up a very cold premise, starting with its setting: the Arctic. Its very strong, serious, dramatic tone suggests that something more is going on under the surface. The official synopsis provides more details: The...

MARSHALL Trailer Transforms Social Justice into a Modern Thriller

A biographical movie about the early days of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice? Ho-hum, not for me. Or so I thought until I watched this galvanizing trailer for Marshall. Chadwick Boseman, who will soon be known primarily as Black Panther,...

Jackie Chan's THE FOREIGNER Gets Brooding U.S. Poster

Jackie Chan remains as busy as ever. Within the past year, we've seen the Chinese period piece Railroad Tigers and the modern Chinese/Indian fusion Kung Fu Yoga, which both showed him in his familiar guise as a heroic action figure....

Exclusive Trailer: KUNG FU YOGA, Jackie Chan's Very Fun Indian Adventure

"Master Chan still has a trick or two up his sleeve." That's how I concluded my review of Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga, which opened in theaters in January of this year. Chan plays an archaeology professor who heads to...

Criterion in September 2017: FESTIVAL, THE PIANO TEACHER, REBECCA and More

A varied bag of goodies await fans of the Criterion Collection in September. Digging back into the musical thrills of the mid-1960s, Murray Lerner's documentary Festival examines the Newport Folk Festival from 1963-1966, when the very idea of "folk music"...

THE VILLAINESS Trailer: Oh, My, Watch Out for the Broken Glass and Bones

After debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last month, Korean action movie The Villainess is preparing for theatrical release in Asia -- and the trailer looks spectacular. If you'd like the particulars, may I point you to our own Pierce...

Animated HAPPY FAMILY Trailer: Friendly Monster Transformation

A teaser for the animated adventure Happy Family was released a couple months ago and now the sparkling full trailer has dropped. It concerns an unhappy family that is transformed into monsters. The English voice cast is stellar: Emily Watson,...

New OKJA Trailer Features Poignant Moments, Critical Quotes

Bong Joon Ho's Okja will, apparently, "make you jump for joy and burst into tears," at least according to the latest trailer for the movie. That quote is from some publication called ... [squints eyes, watches trailer again] ... ScreenAnarchy....

70s Rewind: ORCA, The Beached Whale of Killer Shark Movies

In the aftermath of Jaws, many cinematic imitators swam into shore, but few could compare to Orca. Steven Spielberg's first blockbuster benefited from terrific advance publicity. Peter Benchley's novel, first published in February 1974, became an instant bestseller, casting a...

Review: LOST IN PARIS, Somewhere Between Whimsy, Winsome and Wonderful

The latest collaboration between Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon is a delicate, breezy and entirely endearing comic tale of love and kinship. Herewith I will admit to my shameful, total ignorance of the couple's previous features, L'iceberg (2005), Rumba (2008)...

Watch Ellen Page in New FLATLINERS Trailer: Does It ... Flatline?

Remake has evidently become a dirty word in Hollywood; the preferred marketing description is "re-imagining" or "re-thinking" or "re-revision" or somesuch nonsense. In any event, a new version of Flatliners is on its way and the first trailer has been...

Now on Blu-ray: FRANTZ Tears Apart Grief and Separates Sadness

A delicate orchestra of grief, Francois Ozon's Frantz is a somber affair, but also an affecting and piercing drama. Paula Beer stars as Anna, a young woman who lives in a small town in Germany some time after the conclusion...

LA Film Fest 2017 Exclusive Clip: SKID ROW MARATHON, Running, Judging, and Then What?

Its prosaic title only begins to suggest the real-life drama contained within Skid Row Marathon. And we have an exclusive clip that illustrates that. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival this coming Saturday, June...

Notes on Streaming: HOUSE OF CARDS Falls Flat

Have you checked out the new season of House of Cards on Netflix? Yeesh! Or maybe it's just me. House of Cards, anchored by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as an ambitious political couple who prize power above all else,...

TSUNAMBEE Trailer: They Sting, and Then You're a Zombie

I'm afraid of bees -- because they're real and they hurt when they sting -- but I like zombies -- because they're dead and mostly walk slow and I don't believe in them. So what better combination could there be...

Popcorn Frights 2017: TRAGEDY GIRLS and MAYHEM Lead the First Wave for Miami Fest

The 3rd annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival has announced its first wave of programming, and Miami, Florida is set to have its spine tingled in August! Billing itself as the largest genre film event in the state, the festival will...

Art of Brooklyn Film Fest 2017: Exclusive FUTURE '38 Clip - Watch Those Hands!

Ahead of its New York Premiere at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival this coming Thursday, June 8, we have an exclusive clip from Future '38. It won the audience award at the Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year. Here's...

Brooklyn Film Fest 2017 Exclusive Clip: SWEET PARENTS, How to Make It in New York

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival this coming Friday evening, Sweet Parents is an indie film that is set in New York, but is more about the challenges that arise after living there for years....

New York Asian 2017: Full Lineup Announced, BAD GENIUS Opens, THE VILLAINESS Closes

The 16th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival will be held from June 30 to July 16. The full lineup has been announced, and as usual it's packed full with tasty titles. Here's a bit of introductory verbiage,...