Review: JUNGLE, Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost

First comes sheer human panic, then the growl of a wild animal. Seeking change in his life after completing three years of service in the Israeli Navy, Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) ends up in Bolivia, South America, in search of...

Exclusive NEVER HERE Clip: Mireille Enos and Creepy Suspicion

Mireille Enos, who was great in the American version of The Killing, even if the series made me want to pull my hair out, stars in Never Here. We have an exclusive clip to share with you. The film features...

BALANGIGA: HOWLING WILDERNESS Teases a Boy, Bloody Bodies and a Burning Hillside

One night, a young boy wanders around a burning hillside, bloody dead bodies everywhere. He's looking for something ... This is a teaser for Balangiga: Howling Wilderness, the latest from Filipino filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz. It will have its...

DOC NYC 2017: Exclusive MAYNARD Trailer Premiere, From Protest to Power

Heading for its world premiere at DOC NYC on Thursday, November 16, 2017, Maynard examines the fascinating life and legacy of Maynard Jackson. We are pleased to premiere the first trailer, which you can watch below.  Here's the festival's description:...

Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness...

Blu-ray Review: Linda Blair in Wes Craven's SUMMER OF FEAR, Gently Unnerving Horror

More than a fascinating curio, Summer of Fear (aka Stranger in Our House) showed that Wes Craven was a talented director and that Linda Blair could more than hold her own at the center of a dramatic film. First broadcast...

Criterion Gets Nostalgic: THE BREAKFAST CLUB to Warm Hearts in January 2018

When it was released in February 1985, The Breakfast Club was very much 'of the moment,' capturing the zeitgeist of suburban American youth during the teenage years. Coming off the modest success of his debut feature, Sixteen Candles, writer and...

Review: M.F.A., Nightmares Are Made Of This

An art student in college, Noelle (Francesca Eastwood) is happy and hard-working, with fellow students who are also friends, especially Skye (Leah McKendrick), her very supportive next-door neighbor. By all conventional standards, Noelle appears to be a typical young woman...

Exclusive HAZE Clip: Battle of the Brothers

Fraternities and sororities remain steadfast at colleges in the U.S. The basic appeal of the Greek system has always escaped me; you've moved away from home, probably for the first time, so why not enjoy your freedom and independence? Certainly,...

Watch Snappy THOROUGHBREDS Teaser Trailer, Enjoy New Poster

"Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy cement their positions as two of the most captivating young actresses working today in Thoroughbreds," wrote our own James Marsh in his review from Fantastic Fest. He called the film "a wickedly humorous psychodrama straddling...

Exclusive Clip: M.F.A., When Something Horrible Turns Truly Evil

One night, college art student Noelle (Francesca Eastwood), "attends a small party, where she meets up with Luke (Peter Vack), a fellow student who invited her. "They spend time together talking, and get along well enough that Noelle goes with...

Action Thriller THE EVIL THAT MEN DO: Trailer and Poster Premiere

We are pleased to present the trailer and poster premiere for The Evil That Men Do, an action thriller that looks bruising. Fans of 1980s films should note that this Evil is not connected in any way to the film...

Review: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, Realistic Survival Amidst Romantic Notions

In an interview with our own Dustin Chang in February 2014, speaking in connection with his film Omar, director Hany Abu-Assad said in part: "If I made a list of ten movies I like by other filmmakers, they would be...

Woody Allen's WONDER WHEEL Trailer Sounds, No Surprise, Like Woody Allen

Soon to turn 82 -- 82!!! -- Woody Allen continues his annual run of films with Wonder Wheel. Ready to debut at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 14, Wonder Wheel's description goes like this: "On Coney Island...

DARK Teaser Is Certainly Dark and Certainly German

Did anyone else avoid seeing Jamie Foxx in Sleepless because it looked like a standard-issue Hollywood remake of a terrific French original (Nuit blanche, aka Sleepless Night)? The remake hit U.S. theaters in January and then quietly disappeared, but director...

What Are You Watching in October?

Yesterday I finally caught up with Jaume Balagueró's La séptima víctima (2002), a completely nerve-jangling horror picture that I first saw in 2004 during its U.S. theatrical run. Released in a severely shortened version as Darkness, I remember being distinctly...

THE SACRIFICE Trailer: Strange Bird Deaths and an Awakening Monster, From THE SQUAD Director

Director Jaime Osorio Marquez made his feature debut six years ago with the very moody and impressive The Squad (El Paramo). (Here's my review, as well as one by my colleague Swarez. Now he's returning with his sophomore feature, The...

THEY REMAIN Trailer: In the Woods With Unspeakable Horror

It can be difficult to process the enormous tragedy of real-life horror. Sometimes, small relief can be gained from losing oneself in the fictional variety. This is how I felt while watching the trailer for They Remain, a film that...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE, From Old-School to Extreme Horror

It's all fun and games until someone is left a whimpering mess. Five years ago, The American Scream debuted at Fantastic Fest. Under the direction of Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie), it lovingly documented the growing phenomena of handcrafted...

Review: AMERICAN MADE, Crime Doesn't Pay This Much, Usually

Tom Cruise only appears to be in cruise mode in his latest film, American Made, a breezy, largely comic adventure about an American pilot who was drafted into undercover service by the CIA in the late 1970s and then became...