From The Editors

DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE Review: Self-Awareness Doesn't Make the Multiverse Less Exhausting

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman star in the latest Marvel movie, directed by Shawn Levy.

Fantasia 2024 Review: SCARED SHITLESS, A Creature Feature Worth Taking The Plunge

A friend of mine, an astute and well travelled film-lover, once told me their ‘big theory’ of audience engagement for most movies: The viewer will like the movie more if the main character is simply good at doing their job....

THE KILLER'S GAME: Official Poster Revealed

My interest in action comedy The Killer's Game was piqued for a couple of reasons. Dave Bautista is arguably one of the most entertaining wrestlers who pivoted into acting and it was directed by stunt professional turned director, JJ Perry,...

ARROW Player in August: Selects by Hendrix, van den Houten's OFFSPRING 4K, And More...

Next month's lineup of programming on Arrow Video's ARROW Player has been announced and as always there are a lot of gems coming in August.    First, we have two Selects programs coming up from one of my favorite authors,...

Anime Summer 2024: THE ELUSIVE SAMURAI, Reluctant Hero

The light-hearted historical action series is now streaming on Crunchyroll.

ONLY THE RIVER FLOWS Review: Finding Acceptable Truth

Directed by Wei Shujun, the Chinese murder mystery questions what is considered truth in our complicated modern society.

BREED Teaser Exclusive: Is This Relationship Worth Saving?

Stick around long enough in life and you get to watch everyone's offspring grow up and start to pursue their own interests. Not speaking for all film nerds like ourselves but a fair number of creatives likely wish one of...

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE 4K Review: The Personal Is Political

Crushing almost sixty years of twentieth-century turmoil into less run time than the equally decade-skippy first season of HBO's House of the Dragon, Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine joins the Criterion Collection this week in a new 4K transfer. The...

THE HYPERBOREAN: Watch The Opening Scene, Then Pre-order The Blu-ray

Our friends at Black Fawn Distribution are handling the Canadian rights for Jesse Thomas Cook's The Hyperborean and are starting things off with a VOD release this Wednesday across all major platforms.    They've sent out the opening scene of...

CURSED IN BAJA: Anchor Bay Entertainment Acquires New Horror Flick From Jeff Daniel Phillips

Pirelli, an ex-lawman, travels to Mexico searching for the heir to a Los Angeles fortune, while confronting his own complicated past. But what he finds in Baja challenges him to the core.

ROUND THE DECAY Trailer: Monster Movie Coming This Halloween Season

Adam Newman's monster movie Round The Decay is coming during spooky season.   A young woman returns to the site of her broken engagement, Newport's Valley, a sleepy tourist town with an all-consuming secret.   To help drum up some...

MUMMY SHARK Official Trailer: Because at This Point, Why Not?

Wild Eye Releasing is putting Mark Polonia's micro (what's below micro?) indie horror flick Mummy Shark out on VOD and DVD on October 8th.    You folks know the drill with movies like these. They're done fast, cheap and keep the...

BRING THEM DOWN: First Look at Christopher Abbott and Barry Keoghan in Irish Thriller Bound For TIFF

Michael, the last son of a shepherding family, lives with his ailing father, Ray. Burdened by guilt over the death of his mother, Michael has isolated himself from the world. When a conflict with rival farmer Gary and his son...

MotelX 2024: SASQUATCH SUNSET, IN A VIOLENT NATURE And ODDITY Lead First Wave

Our friends at MotelX, the excellent genre film festival in Lisbon, Portugal, have annonced the first wave of titles for this year's festival, coming up this September.    Festival standouts Sasquatch Sunset, In A Violent Naure, Oddity, Cuckoo, Humanist Vampire Seeking...

GANYMEDE: LGBTQ Thriller Debuts on VOD in August From VMI Releasing

When a small town wrestling star develops a crush on an openly gay classmate, he begins to be stalked by a grotesque creature that invades his thoughts, all the while struggling to live up to the standard set by his legacy-obsessed dad.

Karlovy Vary 2024 Review: TROPICANA, A Middle Age Coming of Age With Seidlian Touch

Omer Tobi's debut feature sees a weary supermarket cashier in the Israeli desert embarks on an unexpected journey of self-discovery in the echoes of Ulrich Seidl´s poetics.

Sound And Vision: Alma Har'el

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week: two music videos by Alma Har'el. Alma Har'el has been on the cusp of truly breaking through to the mainstream, and...

Fantasia 2024 Review: TATSUMI, A Gritty Yakuza Street Drama With A Broken Heart

I am happy that these kinds of gritty, but emotionally tragic crime films are still being made. Hiroshi Shôji’s Tatsumi is one of those skuzzy neighborhood dramas, the kind soaked in poverty, spit, blood, and tears. Where the crime feels...

Karlovy Vary 2024 Review: GRAND TOUR, A Cinematic Travelogue Blending Past and Present

The Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes merges genres, time periods, and cinematic techniques to create a post-modern exploration of cinema's fluid nature, offering a sophisticated and reflective homage to the art form that challenges conventional narrative boundaries.

THE DEAD THING: New Poster Debuts Ahead of World Premiere at Fantasia

A young woman lost in a series of meaningless connections falls in love with a charismatic and sensitive man, who hides a dark secret that turns her affair into a dangerous obsession.