From The Editors

Calgary Underground 2024: Curtain Raiser

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) opens its 21st edition today, and runs until April 28th.  Western Canada's largest showcase of genre film, offbeat documentaries, and industry events is housed in the two-screen (stacked on top of one another) Globe Cinema in the...

THE GREATEST HITS Interview: Ned Benson, Lucy Boynton, Justin H. Min on Los Angeles and Everchanging Relationships with Music

In my review of The Greatest Hits, the new sci-fi romance from The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby writer/director Ned Benson, I mention that it opens with a montage of two young lovers “generally doing things that young, hip couples do...

Chattanooga Film Festival 2024: Massive, Mind-Melting Last Wave

Wow. Wow wow wow. The Chattanooga Film Festival just unleashed a cavalcade of cinematic insanity for their upcoming extravaganza (June 21-23 in person, June 21-28 virtual). We’re big fans of CFF’s annual explosion of genre fun, featuring narrative features, docs,...

Tribeca 2024 Announces Its Features Lineup. June Looks Exciting!

Located in the heart of lower Manhattan, the Tribeca Film Festival has become known for big stars in some very good movies, including a number of genre titles that always catch our eye. The features lineup for the 2024 edition,...

WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES Blu-ray Review: The Profound and Desperate Hours

Given the uniqueness and weirdness of the films of Bela Tarr, it's surprising that more of his films are not part of the Criterion collection. Here's hoping that his masterpiece Werckmeister Harmonies is but the first. A stark and deeply...

SASQUATCH SUNSET Review: Sometimes Comical, Sometimes Profound, Sometimes Meaningful

Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg star in a new film by directors David and Nathan Zellner.

THE COFFEE TABLE Review: Wallowing in Its Own Original Mess

New parents Jesus and Maria, still in the nesting phase after moving into a new apartment, need a new coffee table. Engaging with, or rather enduring, one of the oiliest, least competent, salesmen imaginable, it quickly becomes clear that the...

Fantaspoa 2024 Review: THE ISLAND BETWEEN TIDES, Supernatural Mind-Teaser About Time, Ghosts and Complicated Relationships

When Lily (Remy Marthaller) was a child, she followed a mysterious melody and wandered onto a tidal island, disappearing for several days – though, when she returned, she claimed she was actually gone for mere minutes. Sixteen years later, it’s...

FREE FALL: Zachary Levi to Headline XYZ Films' Action Thriller Directed by Zoe Bell

A father attempts to mend fences with his separated daughter during a climbing trip that turns tragically wrong when an incident leaves them stranded.

BLOOD OF ZEUS Season 2 Trailer: Something Bloody and Mythological This Way Comes

I'm always amazed at how many good shows completely fly by me. Case in point: Blood of Zeus, an animated show about gods and demons and other monsters of Greek mythology, created by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides. Season 1...

Bertrand Bonello's COMA Heads for U.S. Release

As soon as I hit 'publish' on my article on films by director Bertrand Bonello that are now streaming, I realized I forgot to mention his penultimate film, Coma, which is currently not streaming. Then came the very welcome news...

SOMETHING IN THE WATER Trailer: Shark Horror Flick Coming Early May

A dream destination wedding turns deadly as five friends are forced to confront their fears and brave the open waters.

Now Streaming: Bertrand Bonello's Cinematic House of Pleasures

As 'The Beast' continues to roll out its U.S. release, four films by the French director are now available to stream.

TO DIE FOR 4K Review: This Film Kills

Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Casey Affleck commit murder for fame and sex in Gus Van Sant's frigid satire.

Criterion in July 2024: FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE and PERFECT DAYS Coming Soon

Also: 'Black God, White Devil' from Brazil, 'Pat Garret and Billy the Kid' from Sam Peckinpah, 'Risky Business' from Paul Brickman, 'Le samourai' from Melville in 4K.

Sound And Vision: George Romero

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at The Misfits' Scream!, directed by George A. Romero. The Sound and Vision of this week might...

Fantaspoa 2024 Review: MASTERGAME (Mesterjátszma), Visually Compelling Thriller with Chess, Trains and Bathroom Fights

It’s November 1956, and Russian tanks have just invaded Budapest, crushing the revolution. A young couple, István (Gergely Váradi) and Márta (Varga-Járó Sára), rushes for the last train that can get them out of the country. When aboard, they are...

DAMAGED Exclusive Clip: Samuel L. Jackson and Vincent Cassel Star in Crime Thriller

Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) has a new crime thriller, Damaged, out now in theaters, on-demand, and digital platforms. We have an exclusive clip to share with you this morning.   McDonough's movie has a star lineup of...

Pretty Packaging: The French Limited GANDAHAR Release Is Stacked

The French animation director René Laloux only made three feature films in his career, but each of those became a science fiction cult classic. His Fantastic Planet made it into the Criterion collection, and the DVDs Eureka released of the...

Now Streaming: FRANKLIN, Tim Van Patten Elevates Historical Series

Michael Douglas stars as Benjamin Franklin, celebrity diplomat, in the limited series, debuting globally on Apple TV+.