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Friday One Sheet: EYES WIDE SHUT @ 20

My favourite Christmas movie turned 20 this year. Stanley Kubrick's final film has taken almost as long to get its due in the popular culture, but I feel it has achieved consensus (more or less) for the final Kubrickian masterwork...

Friday One Sheet: GREED Is Good

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the tagline of the year, "The Devil Is In The Retail."  Michael Winterbottom's stylized take-down of the fashion retail industry (by way of planning and throwing a megalomaniac-vanity party) may have had some woes...

Now Streaming: DEADLY GAMES, Joy and Terror at Home

Directed by Rene Manzor, a thrilling delight pits a clever kid against a scary Santa Claus.

Pretty Packaging: Criterion's GODZILLA SHOWA ERA Boxset Is A Monster

We've said it before: Criterion doesn't often release "pimped" vanity sets, but when they do... ooooh boy. And perceptive fans of the distributor knew that something spectacular would be happening. Criterion was one of the first companies to use spine...

Friday One Sheet: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is all Paint & Flames

Neon consistently put out exceptional, thoughtful, and laser-focused key art for their releases. Their beautifully minimal one-sheet for Cannes sensation, A Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, is one of their best. Designer Akiko Stehrenberger is fond of the polaroid...

Los Cabos 2019 Dispatch: Festival Galas THE IRISHMAN and JOJO RABBIT

The eighth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off with the Latin American premiere of Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster masterpiece The Irishman. At the opening gala, the legendary Robert De Niro himself presented the film, though his...

Pretty Packaging: Criterion's THE KOKER TRILOGY Is An Iranian Russian Doll

If we look at the Blu-ray distributing landscape, I think nobody will contest that Criterion is the most prestigious company in existence there. From 1984 onward the company has focused on quality, and, quoting Wikipedia: "Criterion is noted for helping...

AFI Fest 2019 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Hollywood's Biggest Fest

With the demise of LA Film Fest (R.I.P.), AFI Fest now holds the title of solo champion for high profile Los Angeles film festivals. A few things have changed this year -- most notably it's free ticket model -- but...

Friday One Sheet: LINE OF DUTY Races The Clock

This Aaron Eckhart race against the clock thriller, Line of Duty (previously, it had a more interesting title, Live!) may not exactly be getting stellar reviews, and is being unceremoniously dumped into a few theatres and on streaming services this...

Now Streaming: THE MANDALORIAN Kicks Off Another Disney STAR WARS Era

Pedro Pascal allegedly stars in Jon Favreau's new series; Dave Filoni directed the first episode.

Friday One Sheet: LUZ THE FLOWER OF EVIL, A Colombian Tableaux

This gorgeous, if terrifying (perhaps maddening is a better word) look at family and religion in the high altitude wilderness of Colombia has a series of 'character' posters which play more like tableaux or scene setting evocations. They are in...

Friday One Sheet: TO KILL THE DRAGON Festival Quad

Here is an eye grabbing quad design for domestic horror, Matar al Dragón, from Argentina (and director Jimena Monteoliva, whose previous film, Clementina, was no stranger to good key art).  Houses and homes are often a theme in poster design, particular for...

Friday One Sheet: Morbido 2019 Flexes Its Tentacles

This is not the first time in these pages that we have featured key art from Morbido, Mexico City's iconic fantastic and horrific film festival. Over 12 editions, their posters have always been a treat for our ocular cavities. The...

Friday One Sheet: Robert Eggers' Cursed Animal Series Continues With THE LIGHTHOUSE

A24 recently put out a new poster for this loopy, horrific, sad, entertaining, difficult, oddly-aspect ratio'd, actors workshop of a period horror, The Lighthouse. The poster is a direct nod to Robert Eggers' previous period horror picture, The VVitch, which...

Now Streaming: NO GUNS LIFE Turns Men Into Guns, AZUR LANE Turns Women Into Battleships

Weapons are twisted into new humanoid forms in these 'I can't believe it's a series' animated shows.

Now in Theaters: THE CAPTAIN, JOJO RABBIT, THE LIGHTHOUSE

Here are 3 genre movies opening in limited release this weekend in North America.

Tallgrass 2019: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Wichita's Top-Tier Fest

Have you ever been to a film festival in Kansas? Chances are that part of the festival circuit may have evaded a fair few of you. But anyone who has been to Wichita's Tallgrass Film Festival can tell you it's...

Now Streaming: STAND MY HEROES, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 and Z/X CODE REUNION All Adapt to Mixed Effect

Three more shows debut in the Fall 2019 anime simulcast season.

Now on Blu-ray: THE RETURNED S2, The Dead Still Don't Want Brains

The French series continues to plunge into the mysteries of the living dead.

Now Streaming: BABYLON and SPECIAL 7 Make Politics Deadly

Also briefly noted: 'Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,' man and T-Rex vs. the world; 'Seis Manos,' martial arts in retro Mexico. Plus trailers for all four series.