Review: HANDS OF STONE, Fleet of Foot, Light on Insight

For more than three decades after Raging Bull was released in 1980, Robert De Niro wisely stayed away from the boxing world on screen. After all, once you've appeared in one of the most spellbinding and spiritually troubling cinematic experiences...

Review: DON'T BREATHE Speeds Through Tight Turns With Wild Abandon

A muscular thriller, Don't Breathe manhandles a vaguely familiar premise into a fresh, frenzied experience. Directed by Fede Alvarez (2013's Evil Dead), the setup is brisk. Three Detroit teenagers (Jane Levy, Dylan Minette, Daniel Zovatto) have made an art out...

Review: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER Morphs From Teen Fiction to Murder Mystery to Cagey Thriller

"There is a savage beast in every man," wrote George R.R. Martin in A Storm of Swords, and American teenager John Wayne Cleaver has taken those words to heart. John (Max Records) lives in a small, cold town in the...

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Trailer Rides Wave of Critical Praise

Emerging out of Sundance early this year as a critical favorite, Manchester by the Sea follows Casey Affleck, who finds himself the unexpected guardian of his teenage nephew. The first trailer leans heavily on the critical praise, which makes it...

INFIERNO EN EL CIELO: New Spanish Trailer for Russian Thriller FLIGHT CREW

A new trailer for Infierno en el Cielo gets right to the point: this is a crazy airplane thriller (apparently) that you probably won't want to watch if you have a fear of flying and/or are taking a flight anytime...

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER: Alternative Poster Gets Cracked

A new, alternative poster for I Am Not a Serial Killer might be considered a bit of a spoiler. But it's not. Billy O'Brien's movie, which I saw earlier this year at SXSW, starts off almost like a John Hughes...

RINGS Trailer: New, Flat Screen Version

How do you update a movie that revolves around something that most people don't even have anymore? Writers in Hollywood have been slaving on this challenge for years and here's what they've come up with for Rings, directed by F....

INFERNAL AFFAIRS Heads to Amazon via THE DEPARTED

Ten years ago, Martin Scorsese's somewhat ungainly The Departed took flight from Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's terrific thriller Infernal Affairs, eventually earning Scorsese his long overdue first Academy Award. Now a new version is heading to the Amazon streaming...

L'Etrange 2016: Sono's ANTI-PORNO and Doc THE SION SONO Reveal New Photos

Set to enjoy its European premiere at the L'Etrange Festival in Paris, which will be held from 7-18 September, Sono Sion's Anti-Porno is billed as a satire of the pink film industry. We now have two new photos from the...

Now on Blu-ray: DER BUNKER Comes Out of Hiding

Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Nikias Chryssos' Der Bunker arrives on Blu-ray and DVD. It is a strange one. Quoting from the official synopsis: "A student (Pit Bukowski, Der Samurai) rents a room in a...

Review: BEN-HUR Races Against Expectations

Vividly re-imagined, the new Ben-Hur is a lot of fun to watch, in part because it follows the outline of William Wyler's famed film while injecting fresh new elements. It's not a classic, by any means, but it certainly exceeds...

Exclusive Clip: INDIGO CHILDREN, Speaking Truth, Quietly

A young woman speaks truth out of her heart to a young man as they sit in a sun-dappled forest. That's it; no yelling, no bombs exploding, no aliens on the scene. Our exclusive clip from Indigo Children feels very...

Kickstart This: ON HALLOWEEN, Short and Scary From Quentin Lee

Quentin Lee began his filmmaking career more than 20 years ago and it's still impossible to pigeonhole him. He's tackled a winning variety of human-sized stories in a variety of settings and an intriguing mix of genres, from the emotional...

Venice 2016: Watch New THE BLEEDER Clip - 'Freckles on Your Ass'

The air is t'ick with accents in a new, NSFW clip from Venice-bound The Bleeder, but things quickly get deadly serious when the wife sits down. The movie revolves around Chuck Wepner, a professional boxer whose biggest claim to fame...

Watch New Creepy Trailer for Jorge Olguin's WHISPERS OF THE FOREST

Nearly three years ago, we published a creepy trailer for Jorge Olguin's Whispers of the Forest (Gritas del Bosque) and now the 3D horror movie is finally heading for theatrical release in its native Chile. A new trailer is just...

Criterion in November 2016: LONE WOLF AND CUB, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, ONE-EYED JACKS and More

Ah, November. Here in North America, the weather cools off, critically-acclaimed movies flood the theaters (in some cities) and Criterion delivers some tasty titles. The bounty begins with the classic Lone Wolf and Cub series, which combines an assassin and...

Exclusive Poster Debut: UNDER THE SHADOW Looks Scary Just From This Image

We are very pleased to debut the official poster for Under the Shadow, which is freaking me out just looking at it. Written and directed by Babak Anvari, the movie burst out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year...

DVD Review: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, Desperately Seeking Solutions

It's a nightmare. When a beloved family member falls victim to a debilitating illness, it's devastating. When the diagnosis becomes terminal, the pain becomes indescribable. When a possible medical alternative is refused to your loved one because of bureaucracy, desperation...

Exclusive Clip: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN ORGANIZED CRIME, The First VR Mockumentary

Billing itself as "the first virtual reality feature length movie," Career Opportunities in Organized Crime will be available later this month. We have an advance peek at the VR "mock-umentary" to whet your appetite. "Vova is the head of the...

Exclusive Clip: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, "This Will Get Worse"

A cry of pain stabs through the night. It awakens Sonia (Jana Raluy), who is quickly stirred into action. It motivates her actions throughout A Monster With a Thousand Heads, directed by Rodrigo Plá, an angry commentary on the state...