Review: LITTLE WOODS, Risky Navigation of an Uncaring System

Contemporary social realism films from the USA, like much of social realism cinema in general, focuses on the lives of the poor and marginalized, and often involve the potential loss of a home or need for extra money for medical...

Issa López's Festival Hit, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Acquired By Shudder For Late 2019 Release

After over a year on the festival circuit and months of speculation, it was finally confirmed today that Issa López's Tigers Are Not Afraid has been acquired by AMC-owned horror-centric streaming service, Shudder for a release in late 2019. The film...

Review: UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, Contemporary Straight White Male Gaze, Defined

Andrew Garfield stars in David Robert Mitchell's half-baked, superficial story.

Review: TEEN SPIRIT, A Middling Teenager Drama of Angst & Success

The proliferation of reality TV talent contests seem to have given young people (and older people) a false idea of what it means to have artistic talent: mainly, that you don't. All you need to do is win a contest...

STAR WARS Episode 9 Teaser

Entitled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Not sure about the title. But I am sure about Billy Dee Williams being back and awesome. Here it is....

Sarasota 2019 Review: FERAL, The Space Between the Tunnels and the Light

There are as many stories of how and why someone becomes homeless, as there are homeless people. Sometimes we ignore them, sometimes we give them some money; there are organizations that help, or that we tell ourselves help. Do we...

Review: Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE, In Space, Still Against Type

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin star in director Claire Denis' first foray into science-fiction territory.

Review: In THE WIND, Demons and Loneliness Terrify

Caitlin Gerard stars in Emma Tammi's feature directorial debut.

FERAL Poster & Stills Hint at the Strange in the NYC Underground

Both the 1980s TV series Beauty and the Beast and the new feature film Us have presented very different ideas of what lies in the tunnels under our urban feet. It's not just subway tunnels and sewers; it could be...

THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Jarmusch Does Zombies, Awesomely

American auteur Jim Jarmusch successfully tackled the vampire film with his understated and moody Only Lovers Left Alive. So it seems only fitting that the next genre monster he tackles are zombies. And this time it looks like's going for...

RIP Agnès Varda: Filmmaker, Feminist, Auteur, Lover of Cats

Agnès Varda, a filmmaker whose career spans 60 years, who began as the heart of the French New Wave (and its only woman member) and later followed a path that touched narrative, documentary, and experimental cinema, has sadly passed away....

Watch Creepy Short Film AMY, Prepare to Check Over Your Shoulder. A Lot.

L. Gustavo Cooper is a name you're going to want to remember, and a distinct and exciting voice on the indie horror film scene. With several short films under his belt, two features (The Devil Incarnate and June), work on...

Boston Underground 2019 Review: MOPE, What Violently Happens to a Dream Deferred

All jobs and professions require certain skills; most of these can be learned, allowing most people to learn as they go along, and become better the longer they work. But some jobs require a certain kind of talent, or perhaps...

Boston Underground 2019 Review: HAIL SATAN? The Devil is in the Delightful Details

A friend of mine has theorized that that US citizens would sooner vote for a black lesbian muslim before they would vote for an atheist, so ingrained is the notion that one must believe in a deity in order to...

Hey, NYC! Win Tickets to WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE At What The Fest!?

Who likes free movie tickets! Who likes weird, mind-bending, smart, cool, funky, and all-around head-scratcher kinds of films? Who lives in the New York area? If you answer 'me' to all of these questions (or even just the last one),...

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Trailer Has Arrived, is as Dramatic as Expected

Now that Captain Marvel is kicking butts in cinemas, and the last post-credit sequence has been unveiled, it's time for the official trailer for Avengers: Endgame. Expected faces, lots of hand-wringing and dramatic slow motion, and of course it has...

RELAXER Trailer: The Slacker Dream becomes a Nightmare

I've been playing a lot of Red Dead Redemption 2 lately. A LOT. I make sure I get my work done, but at a certain hour, this wild west video game calls to me, and my cat snuggles on my...

Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL is a Force to be Reckoned With

Marvel films have enjoyed success over the past several years for a number of reasons, among them that they follow a certain formula when it comes to a superhero's origin story. We had a pretty good idea of the various...

Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, A Satisfying Conclusion

One of the more endearing and imaginative animated series of recent years, How to Train Your Dragon has reached its finale (as far we can guess in today's film world of constant reboots), and audiences should be satisfied not only...

Trailer & Poster for MA: Not The House Party You're Looking For

Blumhouse can arguably officially take on the mantle of premiere indie horror film production company; like Hammer Films in the 1960s & 70s, we have come to expect a certain level of horror with more than a little dash of...