Reviews

Review: ENFORCEMENT (SHORTA), Police Brutality Smashes Lives

Jacob Lohmann and Simon Sears star in a nail-biting crime thriller from Denmark, directed by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid.

Tribeca 2021 Review: AGNES, Exorcism, Anger, Faith, and Sandwich Dissection

What does it mean to have faith? What does it mean to be driven insane? These two questions might come from very similar places in the human psyche. This is especially true for those with little power or agency over...

Review: TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE

Sara Luna Zoric, Lazar Dragojevic, and Ernad Prnjavorac star in an off-beat drama from The Netherlands, written and directed by Ena Sendijarevic.

Review: 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS, Fighting Discrimination, One Sport at a Time

Luke Wilson and Martin Sheen star in a Texas-set period drama, directed by Ty Roberts.

Review: THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD, An Incoherent, Unfunny Action-Comedy

If there was an Academy Award for Best Skincare Routine And/Or Genetics (All Ages Category), Salma Hayek undoubtedly would take the award going away. There isn't, unfortunately. Hayek, though, is practically flawless every time she makes a welcome appearance in...

Review: AWAKE, An Insomniac's Worst Nightmare to the Nth Power

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Ariana Greenblatt star in a sci-fi thriller, directed by Mark Raso, debuting on Netflix.

Review: LOKI, Marvelous Mischief

Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in the Marvel action series, created by Michael Waldron, and streaming on Disney Plus.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's Massive WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI Box Set

Physical media is a beautiful thing for those who still treasure it. It can be held, viewed, borrowed, or even traded or sold, and unless something happens to it, there's never a chance that your chosen streaming service won't have...

Review: George A. Romero's Recovered THE AMUSEMENT PARK Shocks Even Today

Director George A. Romero's horrifying 52-minute 'informercial' stars Lincoln Maazel, Harry Albacker, and Phyllis Casterwiler. It will be available to stream on Shudder as of Tuesday, June 8.

Review: PHYSICAL, Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

Rose Byrne stars in the exceptional series, created by Annie Weisman, which will stream exclusively on Apple TV+, debuting soon.

Review: SWEET TOOTH, Fairy Tale Dystopia Delivers on Its Post-Apocalyptic Promises

We might be closer to the end than the beginning of a global pandemic, but that won’t stop the steady stream of post-apocalyptic stories set in post-pandemic worlds like Sweet Tooth, a better-than-good, possibly great comic book panel to streaming...

Blu-ray Review: The Flawed, Fascinating JUST A GIGOLO

Out on June 29th here in North America, Shout Factory releases --- to my knowledge --- a rarely-seen David Bowie film on Blu-ray, Just a Gigolo. Bowie stars as Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski, a Prussian solider whose been injured in...

Review: FLASHBACK, Aka, 2021: A Space-Time Odyssey

Dylan O'Brien, Maika Monroe and Amanda Brugel star in a dramatic thriller, written and directed by Christopher MacBride.

Blu-ray Review: EXPLORERS, Dreaming of a Better World

Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix and Jason Presson star in director Joe Dante's marvelous science-fiction adventure, now available from Shout Select.

Review: THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, A Floundering Franchise Missing the Wan Touch

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles in the horror thriller series, directed by Michael Chaves, in theaters and also streaming on HBO Max.

Review: UNDINE Reinvents the Mythical Water Creature Story

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in an alluring tale of romance and betrayal, directed by Christian Petzold.

Review: SPIRIT UNTAMED Draws Within the Lines

Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Andre Braughter, Walton Goggins, Julianne Moore and Jake Gyllenhaal lead the cast of an animated Western.

Review: THE MACHINE, Modest Budget, Great Sci-Fi

Sam Hazeldine, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson and Toby Stephens star. Caradog W. James directed.

Blu-ray Review: Assayas's IRMA VEP Prowls the Criterion Collection

Maggie Chung portrays herself in Olivier Assayas's exploration of filmmaking in the 1990s.

Review: A QUIET PLACE PART II, More of the Same and Different Too

Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy star in a horror-thriller, written and directed by John Krasinski.