ASHFALL Trailer Blows Up Korea

You say "ridiculous," I say "awesome," let's call the whole thing Ashfall. Heading to theaters in Asia beginning on December 19 -- hitting Hong Kong on January 1, 2020 -- from CJ Entertainment, Ashfall looks to be a big-spectacle type...

Review: EN BRAZOS DE UN ASESINO, Hold Tight, This Won't Last Long

William Levy and Alicia Sanz star in a romantic, Spanish-language action picture, directed by Matías Moltrasio.

Review: THE AERONAUTS, Come Fly with Felicity and Eddie

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reunite for a high-flying adventure, directed by Tom Harper.

THE WHISTLERS Trailer: Learn a Smart New Criminal Language

The adjective "whip-smart" was coined to describe clever, outlandish, and thoroughly entertaining creative productions, such as Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistlers. Hailing from Romania, Porumboiu is probably best known outside Europe for his thrilling dramas 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) and...

THE GREAT WAR Trailer Tells of Buffalo Soldiers and Their Fight

Coming soon to theaters, The Great War tells of the "Buffalo Soldiers," a regiment of African-American military troops, who faced a multitude of conflicts during the dying days of World War I after they were trapped behind enemy lines. Bates...

Now Streaming: A NASTY PIECE OF WORK Takes INTO THE DARK Home for a Comic Break

Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan, Angela Serafyan, Kyle Howard, Molly Hagen and Natalie Hall star in Hulu's horror series; Charles Hood directs.

BLACK WIDOW Teases Marvel Action For Women

The long-overdue Black Widow teases a return to family roots for Natasha Romanoff, as played by Scarlett Johansson. She's joined by Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour as 'family' members, with William Hurt as well. This teaser video is...

IP MAN 4: THE FINALE Trailer: Donnie Yen Comes to America

The fourth entry in a popular series, Ip Man 4 is built around a "very strong idea" intended to be "very appealing to a wide audience and have a message that people will appreciate. ... We're all confident that it's...

Now Streaming: DEADLY GAMES, Joy and Terror at Home

Directed by Rene Manzor, a thrilling delight pits a clever kid against a scary Santa Claus.

GUNPOWDER HEART Trailer: Trouble Is Sure To Follow

The trailer for Polvora en el corazón (English title: Gunpowder Heart) strongly suggests that trouble is brewing for two young women. Written and directed by Camila Urrutia, the film stars Andrea Henry and Vanessa Hernández in a drama. Urrutia previously...

Streaming Soon: A NASTY PIECE OF WORK Trailer Teases a Dark Christmas

Holidays are a year-round affair here in the U.S., so the Into the Dark series of seasonal horror films can, potentially, keep going for years. In advance of Thanksgiving, we covered Pilgrim, which offered up a very bloody feast, so...

Fest News: THE BANKER Pulled From World Premiere Slot at AFI Fest

Set to enjoy its world premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles tonight, The Banker has been pushed to the back of the line. Apple's first major feature film release, The Banker tells the real-life story of two African-American entrepreneurs...


Abe Forsyth will direct Robocop Returns, which makes me want to dance like Lupita Nyong'o. It's a natural progression for the Australian filmmaker, who made an impressive feature debut with his end-of-the-world comedy Down Under, as noted in my Fantastic...

Coming Soon on Criterion: ROMA, PARIS IS BURNING, TEORAMA

A rich variety of word cinema offerings are heading to home video next year, courtesy of the Criterion Collection. In itself, that's not news, since the home video company has been offering well-curated delights from the world cinema scene for...

Now Streaming: THE MANDALORIAN Kicks Off Another Disney STAR WARS Era

Pedro Pascal allegedly stars in Jon Favreau's new series; Dave Filoni directed the first episode.

Review: CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Refashioning What Action Means

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska star in the action-adventure, directed by Elizabeth Banks.

Review: WHITE SNAKE Slithers Splendidly Between Myth and Legend

Amp Wong and Ji Zhao directed the Chinese animated adventure.

70s Rewind: SCOOB! and FANTASY ISLAND Trailers Threaten to Twist Nostalgia

This is not for you. Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the animated cartoon series Scooby-Doo at times, but even as a youngster, I felt I was too old for its juvenile antics. A few years later, I watched...

KNIVES AND SKIN: New Trailer Cuts to the Moody Bone

A teenager disappears and no one knows what happened, except that it must be a living nightmare. Jennifer Reeder's moody noir Knives and Skin might draw comparisons to other modern noirs, such as Blue Velvet or Brick, but it walks...

Now in Theaters: BETTER DAYS Ahead, Maybe, Even For Murder Suspects

Jackson Yee and Zhou Dongyu star in the dramatic love story / thriller. Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang directed.