Lund Fantastic 2021 Review: IN THE SHADOWS, Resistance Grows

Erdem Tepegöz' science fiction mindfuck thriller In the Shadows has won awards in its home country of Turkey at several festivals, for best film, best director, best art direction and best music, and has received nominations aplenty in several other...

Review: ANKLE BITERS, Step-Parenting Can Be Murder

Being a step-parent is no easy task; how much can you, or should you, 'parent' your partner's children? Do you try to be their friend or remain an outsider? And what if yoiu don't like them? And what if they...

Now Streaming: THE TOWER, Suspense Mounts As Tensions Rise

Gemma Whelan and Jimmy Akingbola star in a gripping crime-thriller, now streaming on BritBox.

Veteran Fest Pros Announce Kani Releasing, Asian Focused Boutique Home Video Label

Veteran film pros Ariel Esteban Cayer (Fantasia) and Pearl Chan (Good Move Media) today announced the launch of their new boutique home video label, Kani Releasing. The distrbutor will focus on bringing classic and contemporary Asian cinema to North American...

Interview: Abel Ferrara Talks Pandemic Film ZEROS AND ONES, Recalls Cult Classic MS .45

At 70, Abel Ferrara lives with his partner Cristina Chiriac and their little daughter Anna in Rome, Italy. Far from the city that made him a legendary filmmaker, he makes fictions and documentaries with absolute creative freedom, personal works that...

'Flash Forward' With Japan Society: Debut Works and Recent Films

An exciting new series of Japanese films kicks off tomorrow in New York City, which is great news for people who live there, but also great news for people who live in North America. The 20-film series, presented by the...

Review: SILENT NIGHT, A Catastrophic Christmas

Not all is as it seems when families and old friends meet up in the picturesque English countryside to enjoy what will turn out to be a revelatory last Christmas supper together, but there's something they know that we don't...

Review: WEST SIDE STORY, Steven Spielberg Sings

Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zeglar, and Rita Moreno star in a musical romance, directed by Steven Spielberg, opening December 10, in movie theaters only.

Review: BENEDETTA Reimagines A Nun's Life As a Softcore Thriller

Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the biographical drama stars Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia and Charlotte Rampling.

Review: FLEE, Guise and Truth in Animated Documentary on Flight of the Refugees

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's animated documentary chronicles the harrowing journey of an Afghan war refugee.

Blu-ray Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA: THE COMPLETE FILMS, Essential Entertainment

Tsui Hark's magnificent reinvention of Wong Fei-hung, starting with Donnie Yen, gets a deluxe treatment as The Criterion Collection scores a knockout with its box set.

Tallinn 2021 Review: OTHER PEOPLE, Social Realism Redefined, Cocky and Raunchy

Directed by Aleksandra Terpinska, the drama from Poland stars Jacek Beler, Sonia Bohosiewicz and Magdalena Kolesnik.


Our site is based in Toronto, Canada, though some of us live and work in The Lower 48, myself included, and so I know that the following films will be opening in the U.S. this week; some (most?) of them...

Trailer: AJAGAJANTHARAM, Get Ready For A Festival Of Nonstop Action

Blasting out of India's current cinema hotspot of Kerala, Tinu Pappachan's Ajagajantharam is ready to knock the action movie world on its ass. A student and collaborator of Jallikattu director, Lijo Jose Pellissary, Pappachan has worked for years as an...

Review: LICORICE PIZZA, Paul Thomas Anderson Serves Up the Perfect Recipe

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn and Tom Waits join newcomer stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman for a quality slice of life.

Now Streaming: THE BEATLES: GET BACK, One Last Time

John, Paul, George and Ringo are featured in director Peter Jackson's six-hour documentary series, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Review: HOUSE OF GUCCI, A Camp Classic in the Making

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino star in a drama, directed by Ridley Scott, and now playing in theaters.

Review: HAWKEYE, Bring on the Flying Arrows

Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Vera Farmiga star in a fresh adventure from Marvel for Disney Plus.


Given the cross-over in aesthetics and storytelling techniques in cinema and video games (the former as an influence on the latter in the beginning, but the influence can be said to go both ways in recent years), there's always the...

Review: DRIVE MY CAR, Full of Humanity and Warmth

A new film by director Hamaguchi Ryûsuke stars Nishijima Hidetoshi, Miura Tôko, and Kirishima Reika. It opens in NYC on Wednesday, November 24, to be followed by a national roll-out in the U.S.