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Have Your Say: What Is the Future of Movie Watching?

Last week, when speaking with indieWIRE, Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan shared his disdain for the way Netflix presents their original feature content, namely their lack of any theatrical window for films such as Bong Joon-Ho's Okja -- a big screen...

AnarchyVision: Fantasia 2017, DUNKIRK, A GHOST STORY, LOWLIFE

A look at Nolan's remarkable WWII film Dunkirk, as well as a few Fantasia flicks, David Lowery's A Ghost Story and the world-premiering, Tarantino-esque Lowlife....

10+ Years Later: Is David Lynch's DUNE Really So Awful?

The whole concept behind 10+ Years Later is to revisit films about which time has potentially changed your opinion. When perusing David Lynch's filmography, I found myself routinely thinking, “Of course Dune is terrible,” and ignoring it to the extent...

Our Favorite Faces Of Andy Serkis

This weekend, War for the Planet of the Apes hit cinemas worldwide, and while it didn't quite herald the end of the world as we know it, it hit with a decent bang. Our Peter Martin really liked it, calling...

70s Rewind: In THE OMEGA MAN, Charlton Heston Tries to Save the Planet

Nearly 50 years ago, Charlton Heston represented the modern human race in the original Planet of the Apes. His character was unquestionably the alpha male among his own kind, who were enslaved and unable to speak for themselves, but the...

Our Favorite Faces Of Marisa Tomei

This weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming swatted the opposition and spun itself a comfy web of box-office receipts. In it, we spot several of the Avengers, a new Vulture in Michael Keaton, and of course Marisa Tomei, seen above as the old...

10+ Years Later: MIAMI VICE, Exotic, Experimental and Entertaining As Ever

Never before in cinema have two men in expensive suits talking on cellphones on a downtown rooftop looked so beautiful. Perhaps never again. Michael Mann's gloriously expensive 2006 up-scaling of the quasi-camp TV show Miami Vice (on which he served as producer...

AnarchyVision: BABY DRIVER, THE BEGUILED and THE BIG SICK

Baby Driver, The Beguiled and The Big Sick - three very fine additions to this summer's cinematic fare. I talk about them all in the video below. Enjoy!...

Critical Distance: Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Just before Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, I revisited Don Siegel's 1971 version, starring Clint Eastwood. As I noted, Siegel's film "is more layered, even more problematic -- and open to interpretation and later repudiation...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jamie Foxx

This weekend, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver barged through cinemas worldwide, picking up more dough than expected while leaving surprisingly little damage behind. By all accounts it's the great little action film that could, and the reasons it succeeds have to...

My Favorite 2017 Films (So Far)

Of the 48 49 * films I've seen that have received theatrical releases in the U.S. this year, here are my favorites. * With one late addition. (My complete list here.) What are yours?...

Notes on Streaming: GLOW, Wonder Women of the 1980s

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation was the father of women's wrestling in the 1980s. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, GLOW is a fictionalized version of how the real-life Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling came into...

70s Rewind: Top 15 Car Chase Movies

To celebrate the theatrical release of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, a great flick that opens wide in Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday (see my review here), it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s,...

Our Favorite Faces Of Stanley Tucci

Last week we saw Transformers: The Last Knight scrape the planet, and among all the things blowing up (or being otherwise "transformed") we spotted quite a stellar cast. Last week we singled out Sir Anthony Hopkins, but there are plenty...

AnarchyVision: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, A Visit To Wine Country

In this edition, I take an ambivalent look at Michael Bay's latest, a scuba scare flick that betrayed my ability to suspend disbelief, and the Niagara County wine-soaked flick The Colossal Failure of The Modern Relationship...

10+ Years Later: Can THE MUMMY RETURNS Withstand The Test Of Time?

When I saw Stephen Sommers' fun creature feature Deep Rising, back in 1998, I immediately added him to the list of directors to keep an eye on. That was because I had an absolute blast with the film, warts and...

Destroy All Monsters: That's Fine, There Never Should Have Been A HAN SOLO Movie Anyway

I'll get my biases out of the way right at the top: I think, and always have thought, that a Han Solo prequel movie is a terrible idea. There's the Patton Oswalt joke where he filibusters his way through the...

AnarchyVision: CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, MEGAN LEAVEY

There have been better weeks to watch films for a living, but such is life sometimes. In this edition, I look at Cars 3, the rough Rough Night and a film about a dog....

Our Favorite Faces Of Anthony Hopkins

This week, Earth gets invaded by Michael Bay's fifth Transformers film, a 3D extravaganza clocking in on a relatively succinct 148 minutes. Seriously, I thought Michael would go for the full three hours this time! Regardless of how much sarcasm...

70s Rewind: ORCA, The Beached Whale of Killer Shark Movies

In the aftermath of Jaws, many cinematic imitators swam into shore, but few could compare to Orca. Steven Spielberg's first blockbuster benefited from terrific advance publicity. Peter Benchley's novel, first published in February 1974, became an instant bestseller, casting a...