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Sundance 2018 Review: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Celebrates a True Compassionate Radical

Deftly weaving a bounty of marvelous archival footage spanning over 40 years, with a sprinkling of talking head interviews with Mister Rogers' cast and crew, as well as his wife Joanne and sons John and James, Oscar-winner Morgan Neville crafts a gentle and enduring chronicle of one of 20th century America's most compassionate radicals.

Sorting Out The Syns: Vinegar Syndrome Round-Up #1

Every single month, independent home video heroes Vinegar Syndrome release a stack of oddball discs that alternately titillate and petrify cult film fans across North America. Is every film a gem? God, no. But the thrill of discovery is sometimes...

10+ Years Later: THE PRESTIGE, Christopher Nolan's Most Knotty Work

"In my travels, I have seen the future... And it is a strange future indeed. The world, ladies and gentleman, is on the brink of new, terrifying possibilities." This is how Robert Angier, introduces his magic act, 'The Real Transported...

Review: DEN OF THIEVES, Gerard Butler Begs For Respect In This Overlong Crime Drama

There is a danger that a film critic takes on when endeavoring to review any film releasing in the third week of January. Traditionally, this time of year is where studios dump their ill-conceived ideas to die, typically out of...

MOM AND DAD Interview: Brian Taylor Talks Working Again With Nicolas Cage

After working together with Mark Neveldine in Crank and its sequel, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor is back with his first solo effort: Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. For the first time,...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite John Carpenter Film?

Many salutations and congratulations to director and composer John Carpenter, who turns seventy years old this very day! While it's been a while since one of his films has turned into a classic, his resumee boasts a fair few already,...

ALTERED CARBON Watch The New Trailer, Coming to Netflix February

If you somehow missed the latest trailer for Netflix's series Altered Carbon, based on Richard K. Morgan's nifty piece of cyberpunk noir then here it is for your viewing pleasure.   Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard...

JOHN WICK Universe to Blast Onto Small Screen in THE CONTINENTAL

Fans of the John Wick franchise have reason to celebrate as word came from Deadline that Starz and Lionsgate are teaming to develop a television series based off of the popular films. Instead of waiting a couple years between films...

Friday One Sheet: THE COMMUTER (and Perspective Text)

Ever since the Saul Bass designed opening titles of North by Northwest, key art designers have used perspective text to imply 'on the run.' This minimalist (one of very many great Bass inflectected designs from LA Studios) key art, quite...

Review: THE COMMUTER, Liam Neeson Fighting Strangers On A Train

It's hard for me to believe that it's already been a decade since audiences were Taken aback by Liam Neeson's cinematic metamorphosis from "serious" actor to mainstream action superstar. Yes, he'd dabbled in genre films (heck yeah, Darkman!) over his...

70s Rewind: EMPEROR OF THE NORTH, How to Ride the Rails

Those eyes; those teeth! When Ernest Borgnine's face fills the screen in Robert Aldrich's Emperor of the North, it's a terrifying sight. Shack, the character Borgnine embodies, is a conductor on a freight train in the Pacific Northwest in the...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Film By Guillermo Del Toro?

Last Sunday, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, for his film The Shape of Water. Congrats to him! Some think an Oscar or Globe was long overdue, some think him an auteur, yet...

Now on Blu-ray: Say Happy Birthday to Elvis With This Trio of Gems in HD!

We may be a day late, but it's never the wrong time to celebrate the birthday of the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley! A lot of people take cheap shots at Elvis' movie career, and he was never...

Oxford Film Festival Unveils 2018 Line Up

[Pictured above: a promo image of The Last Movie Star, with Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter.] The Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi has revealed the film schedule for its 15th edition today. The line up includes Adam Rifkin's latest, The...

Zach Gayne's Favourite Screen Relics of 2017

If I knew what was good for me, I’d make a 2018 resolution to chill out on these over-elaborate year-end lists that have annually stuffed my Decembers with a round-the-clock obsession to leave no stone unturned. This is my fourth...

Friday One Sheet: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

The one thing I love about Korean theatrical posters is that they often just take a good photograph and make it the key art. No fuss, no muss, a wee bit of photoshop buffing, a great sense of framing, and...

TRAVELERS: Take A Look At The Creation Of The Score For The Hit Series

The second series of hit scifi series Travelers is freshly available on Netflix worldwide and with the arrival of these new episodes the fine folk at Lakeshore Records are releasing composer Adam Lastiwka's score for the shore today. And if...

Review: HOSTILES, A Dive Into the Complicated Soul of a Man Possessed by Hate

Writer/director Scott Cooper's latest film, Hostiles, starts with a bang and ends with a whimper, but it's what happens in between those diametrically opposed sensations that makes this one of the most engaging and complex films of 2017. Cooper hits...

TWIN PEAKS and The Point Of No Return

Our resident Peaks expert, Zach Gayne, gives an in-depth and exhaustive look at the themes and spirituality of the entire Twin Peaks universe.

Review: PHANTOM THREAD Exquisitely Unravels Genius

In terms of the last three films crafted by the greatest showman in cinema, P.T. Anderson, in which I include his latest - dare I say - masterpiece, I’m fairly distrusting of reviews conducted after a single screening. And yet,...