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Review: NOTTURNO Examines the Legacy of Colonialism in the Middle East

Gianfranco Rosi, the documentarian behind such astonishing work as Sacro GRA and Fire at Sea, returns with a biting and enormously affecting documentary on people living on the periphery of modern Middle-East conflicts. Culling from footage shot in Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon...

Review: Valentyn Vasyanovych's Stunning Dystopian Near-Future Ukraine in ATLANTIS

Vasyanovych unsubtly comments on Russian expansionism as seen in the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and Western commerce influence with Atlantis, but film is not without hope. The barebone romance between Sergiy and Katya with the cold and unforgiving backdrop hints at the glimmer of hope, human resilience and connection despite dire circumstances.

Now Streaming: THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS, Peter Cushing, By Any Means Necessary

Peter Cushing stars in the disturbing story of the notorious Burke and Hare, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: BLOODY HELL, Gruesome, Gory, and Gut-Bustingly Funny

A viral vigilante escapes unwanted notoriety only to find that even though things were bad, they can always get worse in Alister Grierson's new gonzo shocker, Bloody Hell.  Rex (Ben O'Toole, Hacksaw Ridge/Nekrotronic) was minding his own business at the...

Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Packed to the brim with historical documents and recently declassified materials, Sam Pollard, documentarian and editor of Spike Lee's films, among many others (Mo' Better Blues, 4 Little Girls, Chisholm '72, Venus and Serena), brings us MLK/FBI, a searing indictment...

Now Streaming: WANDAVISION, Trippy Televised Trauma

Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany star in the Marvel series, the first of many planned on the Disney+ streaming service.

Now Streaming: LUPIN, The Gentleman Thief Returns

Omar Sy stars in the crime-drama series, now streaming on Netflix.

Review: REDEMPTION DAY, Husband to the Rescue

Gary Dourdan, Serina Swan, Ernie Hudson, Martin Donovan, and Andy Garcia star in the action drama, directed by Hicham Hajji.

Review: THE REASON I JUMP, Sensory Adaptation of a Revelatory Memoir on Autism

Perhaps the most moving part of the film is when Naoki says in the narration at the end that if he could get a chance to do it all over again, he wouldn't change a thing. The point being that Naoki and countless others experiences the world differently, even better way than we 'normal people' do - a sensory rich world we can only approximate on film.

Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, A Fateful Night With Four Fated Men

We've all had those 'what famous dead person would you like to have dinner with' or 'what famous people would you love to see having a conversation' moments, when ideas of what we think a famous person is, and how...


Hell hath no fury like a film crew ganked around. This was true in 1968, it was true in 2005, and it remains true today.   In this context, the two named years are significant for being when the late...

Review: WHITE LIE, Here Come The Consequences of Deceptive Actions

Everyone wants to be loved by someone special. Many people also want attention and love from strangers. In our social media age that gives us access to strangers around the world, the allure of the like, the retweet, the reply,...

Cottbus 2020 Review: DRONEMAN Resorts to a Radical Resolution in the Wake of Political Nihilism

The Czech director Petr Zelenka delivers timely psychological and political thriller Droneman tackling the current zeitgeist. For mainstream and arthouse audience alike.

Now Streaming: SING ME A SONG, A Document of Fantasy Crashing Into Reality

"Have the Monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting." Werner Herzog made this potent (and pithy) observation in his 2016 documentary on the origins and effects of the internet, Lo And Behold. A few years later, French director...

Review: Modern-Day Snow White and the Selfie-Movie IN THE MIRROR

Esteemed Latvian director Laila Pakalni┼ća merges documentary conventions with the practice of single-shot films to bring the timeless tale into the era of narcissism

Review: WONDER WOMAN 1984, An Underwhelming Sequel

Immortality has its perks no doubt (like, for example, not dying), but apparently it also has its drawbacks, like living among short-lived, physically limited mortals, falling irrevocably in love, and then losing said mortal to accident, disease, or old age....

Review: SOUL, What Everybody Wants

Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey star in the latest animated film from Pixar, directed by Pete Docter, now streaming exclusively on Disney +.

Blu-ray Review: An Entirely Archival Criterion Release of David Cronenberg's CRASH Can't Help But Feel Very 2020

Advice to Torontonians: Don't watch 'Crash' during a pandemic in December

Review: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, Bracing, Timely, Jolting Critique

Carey Mulligan stars in a sharp-edged crime comedy, written and directed by Emerald Fennell.

Blu-ray Review: GIRLFRIENDS, The One That Got Away

Melanie Mayron stars in Claudia Weill's independent, ground-breaking, timely gem, now available on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.