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Notes on Streaming: THE RUTHLESS Takes Criminal Aim, RAMY Takes a Spiritual Journey

Plus: 'Blue My Mind' shakes up Shudder.

70s Rewind: DOMINIQUE, A Man Out of Time

What, exactly, was Cliff freakin' Robertson doing in the 1970s?

Art of the Real: A Celebration of Non-Narrative Filmmaking

As an adventurous spectator of cinema who writes about films and is very much interested in where cinema is headed as an art form, I can say that Art of the Real, a film series that showcases innovative, daring, non-narrative...

New Genre on VOD: MISS BALA Rises Above, A VENGEANCE Strikes Back

Plus: 'The Wind' terrifies with loneliness in the West. Oh, and demons too.

Friday One Sheet: PARASITE

There are so many curious things on display in the first piece of key art for Bong Joon-Ho's latest film Parasite.There is the obvious dead body in the bottom corner. However, the censorship on the various characters' eyes -- star...

CineCina 2019 Fest Dispatch: A New Fest Brings Chinese-language Indies to NYC

The inaugural CineCina Film Festival, screening at SVA Theatre and Peter Norton Symphony Space through April 19, brings an impressive slate on recent Chinese-language independent films, both narrative and documentary, from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Also included is a...

Notes on Streaming: ULTRAMAN and TWILIGHT ZONE Return

Plus: Teasing Korean 'Persona.'

New on VOD: Joyous THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, Shattered GLASS

Plus: Keanu Reeves brings 'Replicas' to life.

Pretty Packaging: John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS

(OK, seeing as how the releases are so similar, I'm cribbing the first bit of this article from my previous one about Escape From New York...) Back in November, UK distributor StudioCanal released two of their John Carpenter titles with...

Friday One Sheet: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Uncluttered concept, unconventional placement of credit blog, and pastel pink horror - The latest anthology film has a suite of posters that know the value of negative space, but none quite as striking as this bathroom nightmare. Does it get...

Notes on Streaming: HANNA Shoots to Kill, British TRAITORS Intrigues

Also: Watch 'King Cohen' on Shudder, plus three more Larry Cohen films.

New Directors/New Films 2019: 5 Notable Selections

This year's edition of New Directors/New Films, boasting one of its strongest slates in recent memory, runs through April 7 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. Below are five notable selections. For more...

Pretty Packaging: John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Back in November, UK distributor StudioCanal released two of their John Carpenter titles with some pretty nifty packaging. They were The Fog and They Live, and each set contained the film in 4K UHD, two Blu-rays, and the soundtrack CD...

Friday One Sheet: Leaning Against The Frame In ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

The strange marketing materials for Quentin Tarantino's '9th Film' (as the poster says) feature (across two one sheets) the trio of lead characters leaning against 'the frame' of the poster. It is also present in one of the initial pieces...

Notes on Streaming: Shudder's CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE, Taiwan's GREEN DOOR

Plus: Japan's 'My Husband Won't Fit.'

70s Rewind: HESTER STREET, Where Russian Immigrants Are People, Too

In Joan Micklin Silver's feature debut, a Russian Jew learns all about America.

Friday One Sheet: FINGERS

Eschewing the usual 'Indie Yellow,' the key art for Juan Ortiz's crime comedy, Fingers, comes as a hand-drawn (ahem, sorry) collage on a palm with partially and fully severed digits, framed in water-stained pink. Artist and designer Emily J. Moore,...

Notes on Streaming: TRIPLE FRONTIER, LOVE DEATH & ROBOTS

Plus: 'Cheap Thrills,' 'Free Solo' and 'Shoplifters' arrive.

Pretty Packaging: PIGTAILS Packs A Punch

Shorts. What to do with them? Many of them are magnificent, yet the current market hasn't figured out how to make them commercial blockbusters yet. You get to see great ones at each festival, but good luck finding them afterwards,...

70s Rewind: THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK And The Damage Done

Al Pacino and Kitty Winn star in director Jerry Schatzberg's sobering drama of addiction.