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THE SHAPE OF WATER Named Best Picture by Dallas Critics

It's that time of year when we look back and celebrate the best films and, as a proud member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, I'm glad to say that Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has named...

Review: DARKEST HOUR Illuminates Wartime Anarchy in the UK

It’s often observed that moviemaking, large scale moviemaking in particular, is akin to orchestrating a war. That’s not to belittle or demean the very real horror and cost of true war; in filmmaking the severity of casualties don’t usually stem...

Blu-ray Review: Mike Leigh's MEANTIME, A Well-Timed Criterion Release

One of many, many, many films I'd never heard of before Criterion sought to add it to their numbers (number 890 in this case), Mike Leigh's 1984 TV movie Meantime comes across as an unintentional political statement. It pulls us...

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: The War Has Already Begun In Newest Trailer

The word gravitas gets thrown around a lot. But holy heck if it does not apply here. The newest trailer for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes drips with it! You can also begin to piece together the...

Review: ROBOCOP, A Decent-Enough Reboot

Way back in 1987, a non-American director came to these shores to make a film that worked as both an explosive and violent action film, but also a cautionary tale about militarism of our police forces and the growing fascism...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Watch The Epic First Teaser

Simian chaos is coming and it looks epic. The first teaser for the upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has just arrived and while the first in this series reboot already stood as one of the finest re-launches...

Frankenstein Mechanics: ROBOCOP Trailer Aims For The Grim N' Gritty

I am not a child of the 80s. Per se. I was born in the 80s, but was far too young to see and to appreciate Paul Verhoeven's satirical actioner Robocop in its heyday. By the time my adolescence rolled...

Hey, NYC! Win Tix To See Harrison Ford In PARANOIA

It's been a good two decades since we saw this much Harrison Ford on the big screen, so whatever the quality of the overall film at hand, it is somewhat nice to see whom many of us would cite as...

Gary Oldman To Fight Those Damn, Dirty Apes In DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Bigger. Hairier. Apier. Matt Reeves is bringing the apes back to the big screen in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and his cast just got a high profile boost - not that it particularly needs it - with...

2INKER 2AILOR? Sequel in the Works for SOLDIER SPY film

A year ago almost to the day, I posted my first article on Twitch, a gushing review of Thomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The film proved to be my favourite of 2011, joining the likes of Children of Men...