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,...

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Confirmed for China

China imposes a strict limit of 34 titles per year on imported movies, so even big-budget Hollywood productions featuring Chinese stars are not guaranteed a release in the country's valued theaters. Disney, however, has now confirmed that Rogue One: A...

Exclusive Images From Titmouse Animation Studios Shorts, Screening Before NERDLAND Tonight

The adult animated feature Nerdland, featuring the voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt, will be screening tonight at theaters across the U.S., starting at 8:00 p.m. (local time). Prior to Nerdland, six exclusive shorts from Titmouse Animation Studios will...

Watch First MONSTER HUNT 2 Teaser

Last week we heard that Tony Leung Chiu-wai had joined the cast of Monster Hunt 2 and now we have visual proof, via a new poster and the first teaser for the film. Running just 39 seconds, it features returning...

Big-Screen WOODY WOODPECKER Teased

Hollywood has raided my childhood once again! A live-action version of popular 1940s cartoon series Woody Woodpecker is heading to the big screen next year and the first teaser has been released in Brazil, where it is titled Pica-Pau. Created...

Marko Zaror Joins ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Marko Zaror has been added to the cast of Alita: Battle Angel, which is currently in production in Austin, Texas. Robert Rodriguez is directing the big-screen adaptation of Kishiro Yukito's manga series Gunnm, aka Battle Angel Alita. James Cameron cowrote...

Review: In THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the Horror Comes From Within

"You're just like your mother!" Depending on your age and circumstances, that can be either complementary or derogatory. For Francisca, it's the story of her life. Strikingly presented in black and white, The Eyes of My Mother (Os Olhos de...

Review: GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN - THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, Living, Breathing, Fiery Passion

A bittersweet memoir of a independent music venue that proved to be much more than a place for bands to play their music as loudly as possible, Goodnight Brookyn - The Story of Death By Audio is also a screed...

Review: PET, A Man, A Woman, and a Cage

A woman is locked in a cage by a man who wants to change her. That's both a metaphor for too many modern relationships and the premise of a new film by director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143). Seth (Dominic Monaghan),...

Adventure Thriller LOS BUSCADORES on Its Way From 7 CAJAS Filmmakers

Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori startled the film world with their action thriller 7 Cajas (7 Boxes back in 2012, and they're ready to do it again with their long-awaited followup, Los Buscaderos (roughly translated as "The Searchers"). At...

Tony Leung Chiu-wai Joins MONSTER HUNT 2

The sequel to last year's Chinese blockbuster Monster Hunt is adding a major star. Tony Leung Chiu-wai (above in The Grandmaster) will portray one of the lead characters, according to Patrick Frater at Variety, and will help "change the course...

Jodie Foster to Star in Thriller HOTEL ARTEMIS

Jodie Foster will return to the big screen in Hotel Artemis, written and to be directed by Drew Pearce. Described as a near-future thriller, Hotel Artemis is set in its "own distinctive crime universe," according to an official statement. Foster...

WHEN THE TREES FALL First Trailer Teases an Ethereal Yet Tense Coming of Age Tale

The first trailer for When the Trees Fall (Koly Padayut Dereva) suggests that it's a coming-of-age movie with a striking edge. Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk in her feature debut, the film is a co-production (Ukraine/ Poland/ France/ Macedonia). Latido Films...

Exclusive: Watch Short Film HELIO Now, the People Versus a Hostile Government

Debuting this past July at the Comic Con Independent Film Festival in San Diego, California, Helio won the prize for best sci-fi/fantasy film. The short goes underground (literally) to explore a nightmarish scenario in the near future. Here's the official...

Review: MOANA, Stereotypes Are Overturned, and Also Reinforced, on the High Seas

Spectacular beauty is on display throughout Moana, the 56th theatrical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Even better, the film's protagonist is an admirable young woman who is determined to come of age on her own terms, without any adolescent...

Review: ALLIED, In the Territory Between Tribute and Parody

A ripe potboiler, Allied resembles countless World War II motion pictures, yet its intended tone is difficult to discern. Is it meant as a tribute? Or a parody? The answer lies somewhere between the two, obviously, for a movie that...

Review: RULES DON'T APPLY, Imperfect, Awkward and Kind of Marvelous

Kind of marvelous in its apparently single-minded devotion to a slender tale, Warren Beatty's return to directing is weird and ragged and amusing and endearing. Rules Don't Apply, which also marks Beatty's return to acting after a lengthy absence, follows...

Exclusive Clip: APPARITION HILL, "Kind of Crazy"

Heading for release in New York on Friday, Apparition Hill follows a small group of strangers who travel a great distance to investigate a place of alleged miracles. We have an exclusive clip that gives a peek into their varied...

Criterion in February 2017: Linklater's THE BEFORE TRILOGY, Almodóvar's WOMEN and More

Everybody loves Linklater!! OK, maybe not everybody, but even if the collaboration between Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Richard Linklater, doesn't speak to you from its highly personal viewpoint, the trilogy consisting of Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight...