From The Editors

Blu-ray Review: In LA VERITÉ, Brigitte Bardot and Henri-Georges Clouzot Take Aim At Institutional Misogyny

A prisoner enters a courtroom, charged with the murder of her boyfriend. She and her attorneys will argue that the death was not premeditated, but rather occured in a moment of personal anguish -- and that the intended victim was,...

Upcoming Criterion: BLUE VELVET, FUNNY GAMES, HOUSE OF GAMES

Also: Denis' 'Let the Sunshine In,' Varda's 'One Sings, The Other Doesn't,' Wyler's 'The Heiress.'

Rotterdam 2019 Review: MAGGIE, a Wacky and Idiosyncratic Trip Down the Sinkhole

Yi Okseop’s debut film, Maggie, opens with the discovery of a salacious X-ray photograph at the Love of Maria hospital depicting an unknown couple having sex. This opening gag sets the stage for a series of randomly occurring bizarre events...

Rotterdam 2019: What The Audiences Liked Best

Two weeks ago, the 2019 International Film Festival in Rotterdam came to an end. Probably the largest cultural event in the Netherlands, with over 300,000 tickets sold each year, for me it's hard to believe it's already gone again. Time...

Review: THE WANDERING EARTH Is A Rousing Space Adventure

Mainland China may not be known for its high concept science fiction, but it's not for fear of spending millions of dollars on films. Over the last 50 years, China has produced some of the most impressive period action and...

Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Soars Amid Forgivable Derivations

ames Cameron and Robert Rodriguez team up for manga sci-fi actioner, starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali.

Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Cheerfully Subverts Mainstream Expectations

Jessica Rothe returns, as director Christopher Landon masterminds a sequel filled with clever riffs on familiar themes.

BRUCE!!! Trailer: Everyone's an A**hole in Eden Marryshow's Con Arist Indie

If you recognize the titular character in Bruce!!! it's probably because Eden Marryshow has popped up in many of your favourite television shows, including Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Nurse Jackie and others. Now in his feature film directorial debut, Marryshow...

Friday One Sheet: TEEN SPIRIT

Even after the Pink Explosion of Key Art in 2017, I still find the colour endearing in all its forms in movie poster design. Case in point is the one sheet for Max Minghella's Teen Spirit, which features a fuchsia...

TRIPLE THREAT Trailer: The Greatest Assembly of Martial Artists on One Screen? Could be.

Yes, yes. We know the trailer for Triple Threat, Jesse V. Johnson's action flick starring a mind boggling number of martial arts talent, came out yesterday. We have only just stopped watching it on repeat for the last twenty-four hours....

HORROR NOIRE Interview: Co-Writer/Producer Ashlee Blackwell on the Importance of Representation in Cinema

The vital documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, directed by Xavier Burgin and based on Robin R. Means Coleman’s book of the same name, invites us to know the perspective of African-Americans towards horror films. With a chronological...

ILL: A New Extreme Body Horror Anthology is Coming From TRAUMA, A TASTE OF PHOBIA and SCARS OF XAVIER Directors

A new extreme body horror anthology called Ill was announced the other day. We caught wind of it when my friend Lucio A. Rojas, director of last year's extreme horror offering Trauma, sent me the announcement. After I harranged him...

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS: NSFW Trailer For Animated Anthology For Adults From David Fincher And Tim Miller

Sentient Dairy Products, Rogue Werewolf Soldiers, Robots Gone Wild, Sexy Cyborgs, Alien Spiders And Blood-thirsty Demons From Hell Converge In An 185-minute Genre Orgy Of Stories Not Suitable For The Mainstream…   This is something for the grown ups in...

ANTHEM: CONVICTION: Neill Blomkamp Releases Live Action Game Trailer

Neill Blomkamp and his Oats Studios have partnered with BioWare and EA games to produce an epic live-action trailer / short film set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game. The results are as expected...

Shout! Factory and GKIDS Announce PRINCESS MONONOKE Special Collector's Edition for May 14th, 2019

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the US release of Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli and director Miyazaki Hayao's first major breakthrough film in the Unitedd States, distributor Shout! Factory and GKIDS are partnering to release a very special limited collector's...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 2 of 2 - On Actors and Advice to Future Filmmakers

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...

Review: MEGA TIME SQUAD, Swiss-Watch Crafted Silliness

One fine day in his sleepy coastal New Zealand town, after being booted out of living in his mom's garage, petty criminal wannabe (in the local parlance, "Bogan") John, and his dopey pal Gaz, decide to screw over their boss,...

STARFISH: Watch The Trailer For A.T. White's Cosmic Horror

A.T. White's debut arthouse horror Starfish is going on the road next month. Our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures are handling this limited run which White will attend most of the dates on the schedule.   A trailer was released...

CHASING BULLITT Trailer Exclusive Debut: Steve McQueen Comes Alive

Steve McQueen, the actor who became a screen icon, passed away in 1980. He was only 50! That's a staggering loss, though he was absent from the big screen for a big chunk of the 70s. In the decades that...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 1 of 2 - BURNING Questions

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...