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Criterion in February 2018: LIVING DEAD, LAMBS, GALLOWS and More

A fascinating lineup will be on tap from the Criterion Collection in February 2018. Widely available in horribly-presented public domain versions for years, a new 4K restoration of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be rolled out,...

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme Has Passed Away

Jonathan Demme, who won an Academy Award for directing The Silence of the Lambs, has died, according to Indiewire and other sources.  He was 73.  When he was making a film in England, Roger Corman hired Demme as a unit...

10+ Years Later: BELOVED Remains a Haunting Tale of Love & Horror

I was a latecomer to horror film; as a kid/teenager, I was far more interested in science fiction, and was a bit of a wimp when it came to horror. Arriving at it in my 20s, it's now become a...

NYC Weekend Picks, Feb. 24-26: Jordan Peele Curates, Oscar Nominated Shorts and Best Picture Winners, and Doc Fortnight 2017

This Oscar weekend's offerings include:  At BAM Rose Cinemas, the continuation of the series "The Art of the Social Thriller," curated by Jordan Peele (half of the brilliant sketch duo Key & Peele), of films that inspired his feature directorial debut Get Out,...

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP!! Watch The Complete Short Film Now!

It was just last week that we shared the trailer for Charlie Tyrell's short documentary I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! and now the complete short film has been released online. Narrated by acclaimed director Jonathan Demme the...

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP!! The World's Toughest Milkman Hits Vimeo October 14th. Check Out The Trailer Now!

Though likely too cult to ever really be considered iconic, Reid Fleming is nonetheless an enormously important figure in the history of Canadian underground comics. The world's toughest milkman, Fleming is a seething ball of rage (and dairy products) poised...

Review: RICKI AND THE FLASH, Even Meryl Streep Can't Do Everything

As an actress, Meryl Streep can do just about anything. Too bad she can't rescue a movie that doesn't know whether it's a routine dysfunctional family comedy-drama or a portrait of a musician coming to terms with the failure of...