Crowdfund This: In SKYWATCH, Corporations Abuse Their Power

Updated: Mea culpa. Looks like I misread the Skywatch teaser entirely, according to the filmmakers, and so I apologize to them and to all readers for my misleading original headline and opening paragraphs. To avoid confusion, I have deleted my...

Ramin Sohrab's VIULU Video: Remember, Kids, Violins Can Be Dangerous

The latest video from Iranian/Finnish martial artist and filmmaker Ramin Sohrab has debuted and it's smoking. Our friends at Film Combat Syndicate debuted the video, along with this description: "Sohrab plays a man on his way to play his violin...

Review: LOGAN, Superheroes Aren't Just for Kids Anymore

Tough, tense, thoughtful, and terrific, Logan is truly the first superhero movie for adults, not for kids or arrested adolescents. Granted, it's best for adults who have a tolerance for bloody, vicious violence. One of the characters claims the violence...

70s Rewind: ROYAL FLASH, Richard Lester's Comic 19th Century Adventure

Recently I watched Richard Lester's Royal Flash (1975), starring Malcolm McDowell, for the first time. Adapted by author George MacDonald Fraser from his own novel, it's a broad and sprightly comic adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. To be frank, I...

Review: AMERICAN FABLE Casts a Magical, Mysterious Spell

In 1982, Reagan's America looked pretty darn convincing ... on television ... if you were 11 years old. But for hundreds of farmers across the heartland of the U.S.A., times were desperate. They were losing their farms, their homes, their...

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

70s Rewind: INSERTS, Place an X Over Its Heart

Richard Dreyfuss once starred in an X-rated film. Let that sink in for a moment. Placing that into proper context reminds us that the 1970s were a very different time. The MPAA film rating system became effective in the U.S....

Exclusive: STRAY BULLETS Alternate Posters Give Jack Fessenden's Feature Some Teenage Kicks

Look, I'm not a parent, but if I were, and if my teenage child expressed a desire to make a feature film, I hope I would respond as did Larry Fessenden. Not only did the indie filmmaker say yes to...

Review: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, There Will Be Blood, Oh, So Much Blood

All he wants to do is enjoy his retirement. With his new dog. But first, he needs his car. So begins John Wick: Chapter 2, continuing the tearjerking saga of the titular character, an assassin who broke free of his...

SXSW 2017 Announces Midnighters, Shorts and More: Expect MAYHEM

SXSW is mayhem. Mayhem, I tell you! And this year it will also screen Mayhem, a new film by Joe Lynch (pictured above). The midnighters program at SXSW has been announced and it consists of eight world premieres, including Joe...

Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS, A Most Curious and Thrilling Adventure

A curiosity, indeed, Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness is a magnificent production of a tiny idea. Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is a bloodthirsty junior executive at a financial services firm in Manhattan who would like nothing more than to become...

Exclusive Clip: BEYOND REDEMPTION, Crunchy Fighting and Punchy High-Kicking

In a shadowy corridor, one man faces off against several opponents, with only his hands -- and his legs -- to defend himself. Much punching and kicking ensue. If that translates into good times for you -- and it certainly...

Review: THE TAKE, Terrorism As Background for a Buddy Action Movie

British filmmaker James Watkins previously helmed Eden Lake and The Woman in Black, horror thrillers that may not have been completely successful but were certainly above average accomplishments. So the idea of him directing a straight action flick sounded intriguing....

Exclusive Clip: BEYOND THE EDGE, An Uneasy Introduction

Before you go beyond the edge, you have to meet the press. At least, that's what happens in our exclusive clip from Beyond the Edge. A Marine biologist (Sean Maher) and a pilot (Casper van Dien) are introduced to the...

Review: RINGS, Or, Samara, What Have They Done to You?

Darkly stylish and occasionally moody, Rings mostly lies flat on the screen, daring anyone to pay attention. Featuring not one but two different sequences before the main title appears, the filmmakers tip their hand early, in favor of the loud...

70s Rewind: COMES A HORSEMAN, James Caan and Jane Fonda in a Western

Who would follow up a tense, real-life political drama with a relaxed Western set in the 1940s? Alan J. Pakula, that's who. Pakula directed All the President's Men, which was released in April 1976, in the thick of the Watergate...

Review: WAR ON EVERYONE, A Hilarious Affront to All That Is Decent

Within its first 10 minutes, War on Everyone smashes at least two dozen stereotypes familiar to anyone who has ever watched a cop movie made by a Hollywood studio, doing so in a rollicking and hilarious fashion. It's a barrage...

ZONA HOSTIL (RESCUE UNDER FIRE) Trailer: Spanish Military Heroes in Afghanistan

A new trailer for Zona Hostil (aka Rescue Under Fire) is a reminder that not all military heroes come from Hollywood. Heading for release in its native Spain on March 10, Zona Hostil is based on events that took place...

Now on Blu-Ray: MEN & CHICKEN and KLOWN FOREVER, A Delightful Danish Duo From Drafthouse Films

There must be something funny in the water in Denmark because they definitely have a knack for comedy. Drafthouse Films recently released a pair of hilarious Danish films on Blu-ray and DVD and we're here to give you the low...

KUNG FU YOGA: Jackie Chan Meets The Villain - We Think - in This Clip

Jackie Chan and Stanley Tong's Kung Fu Yoga opens internationally today. We have a small clip to share with you.   In this clip, set in a massive ice cave, two professors -- Jackie Chan and Disha Patani -- have...