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Review: LITTLE WOODS, Risky Navigation of an Uncaring System

Contemporary social realism films from the USA, like much of social realism cinema in general, focuses on the lives of the poor and marginalized, and often involve the potential loss of a home or need for extra money for medical...

Review: FAST COLOR, Superpowers Are Not Enough

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Julia Hart's dramatic new film, which asks significant questions in quiet, often mesmerizing fashion.

Review: UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, Contemporary Straight White Male Gaze, Defined

Andrew Garfield stars in David Robert Mitchell's half-baked, superficial story.

Review: TEEN SPIRIT, A Middling Teenager Drama of Angst & Success

The proliferation of reality TV talent contests seem to have given young people (and older people) a false idea of what it means to have artistic talent: mainly, that you don't. All you need to do is win a contest...

Review: HAGAZUSSA, Hurt and Beauty in Little Deaths

Directed by Lukas Feigelfeld, the film features visceral and unforgiving terrors.

Review: GRASS, Cynical, Delicious Coffee Shop Vignettes

Kim Minhee stars in director Hong Sangsoo's latest human comedy.

Review: INSTANT DREAMS, Chemicals As a Starting Point

Willem Baptist's film explores the magic, science and wonder of Polaroid photos and an array of devoted followers.

Imagine 2019 Review: MEMORY Reminds Us Why We Love ALIEN

(That's Dan O'Bannon peeping around the corner...) Over the past decade, writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe has made a name for himself as a documentary maker, picking all sorts of interesting subjects like Paul the Psychic Octopus, or Star Wars fandom...

Review: MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY, What's Wrong With Vengeance

Wire-fu master Yuen Woo-ping directs Max Zhang in a superlative martial arts action drama, also starring Michelle Yeoh and Dave Bautista.

Review: This HELLBOY May Be Fresh Out Of The Inferno, But He's Still Half-Baked

Neil Marshall directs David Harbour and Milla Jovovich in this comic reboot.

Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Audacious and Unforgettable

Huang Jue and Tang Wei star in Bi Gan's sophomore effort, which doesn't disappoint.

Review: A DARK PLACE, Where Motives Are Not So Clear

Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh and Denise Gough star in director Simon Fellows' mystery thriller.

Sarasota 2019 Review: FERAL, The Space Between the Tunnels and the Light

There are as many stories of how and why someone becomes homeless, as there are homeless people. Sometimes we ignore them, sometimes we give them some money; there are organizations that help, or that we tell ourselves help. Do we...

Blu-ray Review: Hammer Horror's THE WITCHES

Okay, so the 1960s were a weird time. I wasn't alive yet, but looking at the remnants of culture and society through its artifacts, you get a picture of both turbulence, effervescent joy, revolution, groovy designs on bright polyester, and...

Blu-ray Review: DETOUR is Sublime Film Restoration

Recently released by Criterion, Detour is --- from what I understand --- a criminally underseen, Poverty Row film noir. I was pleased to see the restoration on the big screen at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA shortly before receiving...

Review: PET SEMATARY Fails To Reanimate Stephen King's Tragic Examination Of Grief

When Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) move from the hustle of Boston to the rural quiet of Ludlow, Maine they expect their lives to slow down so they can finally spend some quality time with their children,...

Review: Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE, In Space, Still Against Type

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin star in director Claire Denis' first foray into science-fiction territory.

Review: In THE WIND, Demons and Loneliness Terrify

Caitlin Gerard stars in Emma Tammi's feature directorial debut.

Review: Mike Leigh's PETERLOO, Before the Blood Begins to Flow

The British director tells the story of a historic massacre from the perspective of aristocrats, peasants, and everyone in between.

Review: SHAZAM!, Engaging Adventure Amidst Fleeting Dangers

Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Mark Strong star in director David F. Sandberg's action-adventure.