Review: BANDIT, Robbing Banks For Fun and Profit

Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Nestor Carbonell and Mel Gibson star in the amiable tale of a record-breaking bank robber, directed by Allan Ungar.

Review: THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER, A Lesson in Timeliness

Zac Efron stars in a Vietnam War comedy from director Peter Farrelly that strains to be taken seriously, streaming on Apple TV+.


Fall festival season kicks into high gear tonight in Austin, Texas, where the 17th edition of Fantastic Fest opens with its usual gusto. Smile, Missing, The Five Devils and Amazing Elisa are the films that have been chosen to screen...

Review: SIDNEY, A Portrait of the Artist as a Black Man

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the documentary for Apple TV+ captures the development of a cinematic legend.

Review: RAILWAY CHILDREN, Heroes Needed. All Ages May Apply.

Beau Gadsdon, Austin Haynes, Kenneth Aikens, Jenny Agutter, John Bradley and Tom Courtenay star in a new adaptation of a venerable tale.

Review: SECTION 8, More Than the Sum of Its Tasty Action Parts

Ryan Kwanten, Dolph Lundgren, Dermot Mulroney, Scott Adkins and Mickey Rourke star in a potent action thriller, directed by Christian Sesma, opening in theaters and streaming on AMC+.

Review: GOODNIGHT MOMMY, Irritable Mother Syndrome

Naomi Watts stars in an uneven remake, now streaming globally on Prime Video.

Criterion in December 2022: COOLEY HIGH, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Mai Zetterling, Michael Haneke

The Criterion Collection has always put acclaimed filmmakers first. so let's talk about Mai Zetterling and Michael Haneke first. In December 2022, Criterion will be releasing three films from each filmmaker. Michael Haneke: Trilogy collects the first three he directed:...

Opening: GOD'S COUNTRY, Alone and Besieged

Opening in more than 500 U.S. theaters tomorrow (Friday, September 16), God's Country stars Thandiwe Newton as a professor "living and working in a rural college town." Stop right there. You had me at Thandiwe Newton. For those who need...

Review: GOODBYE, DON GLEES!, Farewell to Summer. Farewell to Youth.

Directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, the coming of age story is captured in beautiful animation and heartfelt emotions.

Review: BECOMING ICONIC: JONATHAN BAKER Wrestles With Filmmaking

Filmmaker Jonathan Baker opens up about the perils and pleasures of making his debut feature. Now streaming on Fandor.

Now Streaming: In PINOCCHIO, Wood Becomes You

Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in a new live-action/CGI adaptation, directed by Robert Zemeckis, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Review: THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION, 21st Century Cinema

Mark Cousins directs a mesmerizing critical analysis of the 21st century in film.

URSA MAJOR: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Xochitl Gomez to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller

The sci-fi thrills keep coming, with news that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Xochitl Gomez have been cast as the leads in Ursa Major, a new sci-fi thriller. According to the official synopsis, the film "is set on an earth-like planet,...

Warning: SUMMIT FEVER Trailer May Induce Sudden Acrophobia

It looks like a lonely place to die.

Expanding This Week: THE GOOD BOSS, Javier Bardem and The Slap

In this case, as an exception, maybe he deserves it. To be clear, I am definitely not advocating that anyone should slap their boss. (Side-eye to my wonderful boss.) The titular character, played by Javier Bardem in The Good Boss,...

ASH: Tessa Thompson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller

Wonders never cease. Tessa Thompson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are attached to star in the new sci-fi thriller Ash, directed by Flying Lotus and based on an original screenplay written by Jonni Remmler. Per the official release: "When a woman (Thompson)...

Now Playing in Japan: RAGEAHOLIC, Addicted to Anger

And you thought *you* had anger issues. Opening today in Japan, Rageaholic "follows Yakuza-busting police officer Fukama (Yohta Kawase)," according to the official synopsis. "After allowing his overly-violent nature to get the better of him, [he] botches an arrest and...

Ana Lily Amirpour Unleashing MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON Trailer: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Ana Lily Amirpour's newest feature film, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, will be unleashed upon U.S. theaters on September 30. Watch the trailer below, then plan accordingly. The filmmaker caught everyone's attention with the extremely striking A Girl Walks...

Naomi Watts in GOODNIGHT MOMMY Trailer: Our Little Secret

My primal reaction when watching Goodnight Mommy was extreme unease and discomfort. Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the mysterious thriller left me feeling emotionally drained after its screening at Fantastic Fest in September 2014. My fellow writer Pierce...