Now Streaming: THE BIG DOOR PRIZE, Magical Machine, Mundane Thinking

Chris O'Dowd stars in the lightly comic series, premiering globally on Apple TV+.

SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING Review: Absurd, Comic Nonsense

A new film by Quentin Dupieux.

A WOMAN KILLS Review: Daring, Sexual, Violent, French Classic

Now on Blu-ray from Radiance.

THE LINE Review: Ursula Meier's Dysfunctional Family Drama

Swiss director Ursula Meier examines what constitutes home, and its physical and metaphorical boundaries in this intense family drama.

ENYS MEN Review: The Primary Haunting of a Lonely Existence

While British folk horror has people frightened with visions of isolated Scottish islands, forests that run down its spine, to me, Cornwall has always held particular creepy fascination. Maybe it's that this lonely peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic feels...

Now Streaming: A-HA: THE MOVIE, Tiring of the Light

Directed by Thomas Robsahm, the music doc on the Norwegian band is now streaming on Viaplay.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES Review: D&D on the Big Screen Done Right

Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page and Hugh Grant star in an action adventure directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, opening in movie theaters worldwide.

THE LOST KING Review: Sally Hawkins Shines in Unfocused Romantic Fantasy

Stephen Frears directed the film, now in theaters.

Kaboom Animation 2023: UNICORN WARS Is Awesomely Bonkers

Today sees the start of the 2023 edition of the Utrecht-and-Amsterdam-based Kaboom Animation Festival, which focuses on animation worldwide. All audiences are catered for: the festival's programme has a kids section, a great selection of queer movies, many amazing shorts,...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Review: It's Big. Really Big. For JOHN WICK Fans That's Great.

In his ongoing quest to defeat The High Table, John Wick discovers a way to earn his freedom once and for all. In order to do so he must defeat his most formidable foe yet, a ruthless, high ranking member...

RABBIT HOLE Review: Corporate Espionage, Safe By Comparison

Kiefer Sutherland, Meta Golding, and Charles Dance star in a clever thriller, created by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, debuting on Paramount+.

TORI AND LOKITA Review: The Dardennes' Strongest Film in Years

Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu, and Alban Ukaj star in a brutal and emotionally bare film, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.

SXSW 2023 Review: BLOODY HELL, What Even Is a 'Normal' Body?

A woman's body is a battleground: not for her, necessarily (though it can be), but more for a society that wants to keep women narrowly confined and strictly controlled. From the moment that the patriarchy decides that it is convenient...

WALK UP Review: Hong Sang-soo Expands His Multiverse

Kwon Haehyo, Park Miso and Lee Hyeyoung star in a monochromatic movie by Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

SXSW 2023 Review: SATAN WANTS YOU, Examining The Birth Of The '80s Satanic Panic

We don’t often cover documentaries here, but once in a while a film will cross our paths that it makes sense to discuss. Directors’ Steve J. Adams & Sean Horlor’s new film definitely fits that bill. An exploration of the...

SXSW 2023 Review: TETRIS, Taron Egerton Anchors Fun Cold War Thriller About Legal Contracts

When we think of video game movies these days, the first mental images that surface are inevitably garish, computer generated characters, over the top, cartoonish performances; maybe the occasional survival horror adaptation. Rarely does one imagine a procedural thriller about...

Blu-ray Review: INLAND EMPIRE, Lynch's Abstract Masterpiece Comes to Criterion

I have to keep reminding myself that Inland Empire is, in fact, Lynch's most recent feature film. Since 2006, Lynch has directed music videos short films, and of course another season of his ground-breaking television series Twin Peaks. But no...

Now Streaming: EXTRAPOLATIONS, Flickers and Fumes

Scott Z. Burns created the all-star series, premiering globally on Apple TV+ .

SXSW 2023 Review: FURIES, A Confused Uber Sleazy Actioner Misses The Mark

We all love Ngô Thanh Vân, better known in the West by her professional name, Veronica Ngô. First introduced to savvy genre film fans in the ‘00s through her kickass collaborations with Johnny Tri Nguyen in The Rebel (Dòng máu...

SXSW 2023 Review: CHRONICLES OF A WANDERING SAINT, A Magical Realist Triumph From First Time Filmmaker Tomás Gómez Bustillo

A magical realist fantasy, first time director Tomás Gómez Bustillo’s Chronicles of a Wandering Saint imagines the path to heaven for a pious woman with dreams of sainthood. Combining old world, small town charm with modern technology and gentle humor, Saint...