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Now Streaming: DEPARTURE, Playful Pulp Popcorn

Archie Panjabi, Kris Holden-Ried and Christopher Plummer star in the limited series, now streaming on Peacock. Plus: What's Peacock?

Review: AVA Fails to Give Jessica Chastain an Action Franchise Of Her Own

Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common and Geena Davis star in an action movie, directed by Tate Taylor ('The Help').

Review: SPIRAL, Terrors Are Afoot in a Small Town

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Ari Cohen star in a psychological horror drama from director Kurtis David Harder, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: ETHERIA Season 2: Assassins, Cannibals, Time Travellers, and Witches Bring Terror to the Small Screen

The second bloody season of the anthology series is back! I love anthologies, which may or may not have a theme running through them; in this case, not such much a theme as just films directed by women. And not...

Review: MISBEHAVIOUR, A Tidy Moment in Feminist History Time

I've been thinking a lot lately (as I'm sure many people have) about what it means to fight back against oppression. Whether it be sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other of the sadly numerous hatreds that are held...

New York 2020 Review: MALMKROG, Prophetic Vision of Europe in Philosophical Terms

Directed by Cristi Puiu, the film deals with dense, heady philosophical musings from another century. But context is everything.

New York 2020 Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Quintessential Almodovar, Plus Tilda Swinton in Short Form

Hopefully, this isn't the first and last collaboration between Pedro Almodovar and Tilda Swinton, because this short film is an extremely enjoyable experience.


The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment was released this month in a 4K UHD and Blu-ray combo package, and it's simply stunning. This review is for the Blu-ray discs, as I don't yet have a system that...

Review: RABBIT, Bold and Confident Psychological Horror

Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell and Veerle Baetens star in director and writer Luke Shanahan's horror mystery from Australia, now streaming on Shudder (US) and Shudder Canada.

Now Streaming: THE IDHUN CHRONICLES, Nimble Spanish Anime

Michelle Jenner leads the voice cast in an anime adaptation of Laura Gallego's popular YA book, now streaming on Netflix.


Have you ever watched Charlize Theron, Lynda Carter, Michelle Rodriguez, Michelle Yeoh, Brie Larson, Pam Grier, or Carrie-Anne Moss in an action flick and wonder, "How the hell did they do that?"    Based on the best-selling book by Mollie...

Venice 2020 Review: Silly Off-Kilter Comedy YELLOW CAT Harbors Bleaker Socio-Existential Observations Underneath

Adilkhan Yerzhanov's latest absurdist tragicomedy lands as close as possible to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' as reimagined by Roy Andersson.

Review: KAJILLIONAIRE, Oddball Charms and Genuine Emotion in Equal Measure

Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Ivanir, Gina Rodriguez and Debra Winger star in filmmaker Miranda July's latest comedy-drama.

Venice 2020 Review: GENUS PAN, Shakespearean Tragedy on a Darwinian Stage

Filipino auteur Lav Diaz netted the Best Director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival for his latest oeuvre.

Venice 2020 Review: Enigmatic CARELESS CRIME Pushes Boundaries of Form and Structure

Iranian director Shahram Mokri, known for his single-shot films and his decided penchant for time-loops, achieves formalistic excellence in his latest effort.

New York 2020 Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Sam Pollard's documentary is a searing indictment of government surveillance and a smear campaign on one of the most revered figures in American history.

Toronto 2020 Review: SHADOW IN THE CLOUD, A Boisterous Aerial Horror Adventure With Dubious Motivations

Part World War II aerial action thriller, part creature feature, and one hundred percent disinterested in reality or physics, Roseanne Liang's Shadow in the Cloud is a boisterous adventure bound to delight audiences, as long as they don't think too...

Toronto 2020 Review: ANOTHER ROUND, A Feel Good Movie About Booze

Thomas Vinterberg's latest comedy of manners is as bourgeoisie-punk as ever. He leaped onto the global stage, along with Lars von Trier, with the collaborative manifesto Dogme95, and its first film Festen (The Celebration), which re-wrote the design rules of...

Toronto 2020 Review: FAUNA Cleverly Deconstructs The Mexican Social Contract

Poor Paco needs a cigarette. Badly. After arguing with his girlfriend, Flora, and fighting with Waze and Wifi they eventually arrive in the remote Mexican village of her childhood, only to find her parents not to be around. The house...

New York 2020: THE CALMING Finds Inner Peace in Wondering

The Calming lends something bigger than man-woman tit-a-tat. It is rather, relieving of various pressures in life through constant movement.