Review: TOO LATE, Sardonic Satire and Horrible Bosses

Most people have had a boss who is just a nightmare. Especially since the advent of mobile phones, laptops, and easy internet access, too many of our supervisors have decided that we must be awake and available at all house,...

CANDYMAN: Message from Nia DaCosta and a Peek Behind the Scenes

Candyman was my most anticipated film of 2020; and circumstances becoming what they did, is now my most anticipated film of 2021. Updating/reinventing the 1990s horror classic seemed entirely possible given the combined talents of director/co-writer Nia DaCosta, producer Jordan...

DONNIE DARKO, WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD'S FAIR, And More at North Bend 2021

While hope is on the horizon for the end of the pandemic, it's still wise to be cautious. But being cautious doesn't mean we have to give up all of life's pleasures, including film festivals. With that in mind, North...

Review: LES NÔTRES, A Monster Protected, A Girl Shamed

I've never understood how the myth persists that small towns are somehow better places than cities; the idea that a smaller community is more loving and caring, with less crime (perhaps true but solely by virtue of their being fewer...

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Trailer: Drinking is Not Allowed in the Library

One-half of the duo that brought us recent cult favourites Rabid and Big Bad Wolves, Navot Papushado is certainly hitting the big time, co-writing and directing what looks to be quite the action-packed thrill ride Gunpowder Milkshake. Not only action-packed,...

Tribeca 2021 Review: AGNES, Exorcism, Anger, Faith, and Sandwich Dissection

What does it mean to have faith? What does it mean to be driven insane? These two questions might come from very similar places in the human psyche. This is especially true for those with little power or agency over...

FEAR STREET Trailer: All Roads Lead to Fear Street...

Let's face it: if your town is named Shadyside, it's pretty much doomed to have creepy things happen. Though it's perhaps a bit excessive for one town and its population to suffer so much for things that happened before they...

Another Gaze Presents Films by Palestinian Women, Online and Free

"The movies are like a machine that generates empathy", Roger Ebert once said. While I would argue that this applies to any art form, the ease with which movies travel has meant we have come to know and view the...

Shorts with Riz Ahmed, Williams Jackson Harper, and More at Palm Springs

I'm sure our readers are aware of my love of short films. Not only are they great to watch, they are a great way for filmmakers to tap new sources of creativity. Sometimes a story works best in a short...

AGNES Teaser: The Devil Hides Where It Wants to Be Found

Nunsploitation is a much beloved subgenre of horror film, one that teases and exposes the many hypocrisies of the Catholic Church's attitude towards women. I'm glad to see a filmmaker like Mickey Reece pervoerbially tipping his toes in this particularly...

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Trailer: Getting Sexy and Dark in 1960s London

After years spent living in London, I had something of a love-hate relationship with Soho; there was so much life and adventure, and at the same time, often far too many people and just so very dirty, not always in...

ETERNALS Teaser: Don't We Know It's the End of the World?

What happens when you hire Chloé Zhao, Chinese-American auteur, director of soulful films grounded in social realism, set among the forgotten people of America, to make your next big Marvel film? You're going to get something that looks and feels...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Toasts Arzner with MERRILY WE GO TO HELL

Too many of the women who made their mark in the early years of cinema have been forgotten; lost to time, lack of proper archiving, and sexism, we know at least from some sources that women contributed to vitrually all...

FEAR STREET Teaser: Trilogy Comes to Frightening Life This Summer

If, like me, you were a big fan of Leigh Janiak's amazing feature debut Honeymoon - about a man who watched his new wife slowly become a monster - then you've also been eagerly anticipating her follow-up. And while she's...

Review: THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, Brief Excitement in By-The-Book Thriller

Most, if not all, of us have had to contend a lot more with the buildings in which we live: country home, city house, apartment, or otherwise, home is a place we've had to be in a lot more over...

Review: THE RECKONING, Not Recommended

Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee, and Steven Waddington star in a film directed by Neil Marshall, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER, Witchy Magic, American Rural Gothic

Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss, and Ben Hall star in a horror-mystery from director Mickey Reece, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: OXYGEN, Little Time to Catch Your Breath

A woman wakes up in cryogenic chamber, hooked up to various tubes, cocooned in an fibrous cotton, with no idea how she got there, where it is, or even who she is. And it seems she's awake because of a...

Review: THE COUNTY, The Strength of One, The Power of All

Things that start off with the best of intentions often, over time, become the very thing they were fighting against (see the pigs in Animal Farm). And a waterfall begins with a single drop of water. So movements for change...

Review: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Asking Deeper Questions, Daring to Hope

Roy Andersson wrote and directed. Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms and Marie Burman star.