FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA Review: George Miller's Prequel Hits On All Cylinders

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star.

BACK TO BLACK Review: Amy Winehouse Gets the Conventional Biopic Treatment

Marisa Abela stars in the music-themed drama, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

IF Review: John Krasinski's Muddled, Moving Fantasy-Drama

Ryan Reynolds stars in writer/director John Krasinski's latest film.

LAZARETH Review: Tense, Intense Survival Thriller Hits One Too Many Familiar Beats

Teens and hormones. Together, they’re responsible for the realization of any number of worst-case scenarios. Once activated, however, they’re the perfect catalyst for drama in all its permutations, up to and including writer-director Alec Tibaldi’s (The Daphne Project, Spiral Farm)...

I SAW THE TV GLOW Review: Discomfiting Blend of Fantasy, Horror, Drama

Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine star in Jane Schoenbrun's sophomore feature, from A24 Films.

THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE Review: Real-Life WWII Superspies Get the Guy Ritchie Treatment

With three films in four years, Guy Ritchie (Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, The Wrath of Man) has proven himself nothing if not prolific, specifically of broadly appealing, easily digestible, ultimately forgettable entertainments. As surface-deep as...

Calgary Underground 2024: Curtain Raiser

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) opens its 21st edition today, and runs until April 28th.  Western Canada's largest showcase of genre film, offbeat documentaries, and industry events is housed in the two-screen (stacked on top of one another) Globe Cinema in the...

SASQUATCH SUNSET Review: Sometimes Comical, Sometimes Profound, Sometimes Meaningful

Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg star in a new film by directors David and Nathan Zellner.

THE FIRST OMEN Review: Religious Horror Undermined by Prequelitis

Just because IP (intellectual property) has gone dormant doesn’t mean it’s dead. As long as there’s a rights-holder with profit on their individual and collective minds, the figurative and literal resurrection of a series or franchise remains an open, even...

GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE Review: The Fifth Time Is Not the Charm

Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and a few OGs star in Gil Kenan's action comedy.

ROAD HOUSE Review: Jake G. and His Abs Almost Make You Forget the Original

Minutes into Doug Liman’s not entirely unwelcome remake, Elwood Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal), fresh off of beating several bikers into bloody, messy pulps, politely offers to drive them to a nearby hospital. Like viewers on the other side of the digital screen,...

ARTHUR THE KING Review: Adorable Dog Outshines Wahlberg in Inspirational Drama

In Mark Wahlberg’s latest inspirational drama, Arthur the King, Wahlberg’s character, Michael Light, finds himself face-to-face with the end of his career in adventure racing, an ultra-niche sport that involves running, biking, climbing, and kayaking across rough terrain, and hundreds of...

IMAGINARY Review: Tiresome Compendium of Horror Genre Cliches

Filled with stock scares, stock plot turns, and stock set pieces, Imaginary, writer-director Jeff Wadlow’s (Fantasy Island, Kick-Ass 2, Never Back Down) latest enfeebled effort, stumbles from its first moments through its last shot before the end credits mercifully roll...

KUNG FU PANDA 4 Review: Fourth Entry Falls Short of Its Predecessors

While the Kung Fu Panda series has been noticeably offscreen for the better part of a decade, it’s survived and thrived via three, small-screen series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Paws of Destiny, and The Dragon Knight, each,...

DAMSEL Review: Millie Bobby Brown Stars in Middling Dark Fantasy

At 20, Millie Bobbie Brown, the erstwhile breakout star of Netflix’s Stranger Things, has co-starred in two kaiju-themed blockbusters (Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters), and not only headlined two made-for-Netflix young-adult adventure-dramas, Enola Holmes I and II...

LOVE LIES BLEEDING Review: Queer Neo-Noir Enters Uncharted Territory

Kristen Stewart, Katy O'Brian, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, Dave Franco, and Ed Harris star in writer/director Rose Glass' film.

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE Review: Conventional Biopic for Unconventional Musical Genius

Whenever the famous son of a famous singer, songwriter, and musician appears onscreen to extoll the authenticity of his late, revered father’s biopic, largely thanks to his family’s intimate involvement in every aspect of production, there’s a better-than-average chance that...

LISA FRANKENSTEIN Review: 80s Goth Throwback Disappoints, Underwhelms

Losing a parental figure, biological or otherwise, as a teen can have long-term, lifelong effects, most of them related to the initial, life-changing trauma. Losing the same parent to an axe-wielding intruder can double or triple that trauma, but in...

Sundance 2024 Review: LITTLE DEATH, Ambitious, Unconventional, Must-See Filmmaking

There’s a make-it-or-break-it moment in writer-director Jack Begert’s boldly unconventional, existential drama/Hollywood satire, Little Death, that will leave audiences cringing in shock, wonder, and maybe awe. Some might even head for the exits. Coming as it does at roughly the...

Sundance 2024 Review: WINNER, Comic-Absurdist Biopic Succeeds Where Others Have Failed

The second narrative film and the third overall in almost as many years to cover similar, if not identical ground, Winner, a comedy-drama/biopic centered on the uniquely named Reality Winner, the ex-U.S. Air Force veteran, translator extraordinaire, and NSA whistleblower,...