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Shudder in April: It's Halfway to Halloween, New Members Get One Month Free!

We've said it a few times this week, we're living in interesting times. And forever how long it will take us to pull out this we would do anything for some levity, even if it is for a moment. Let...

Streaming Soon: TALES FROM THE LOOP, Calmly Exploring the Impossible

Rebecca Hall and Jonathan Pryce star in the upcoming Amazon Prime series, created by Nathaniel Halpern ('Legion').

Blu-ray Review: LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN Hypnotizes

Murder. Neglect. Jealousy. Oppression. Obsession. These themes collide in Leave Her to Heaven, the oddly sunny drama-turned-film noir directed by John M. Stahl from the book by Ben Ames Williams. I say "oddly sunny" because it's a deceptive opening: the...

Coming Soon on Criterion: TOKYO OLYMPIAD and THE CAMERAMAN

Also: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire,' 'An Unmarried Woman' and 'Come and See.'

Now Streaming: STARGIRL Captures Real Magic on Screen

The newest film from director Julia Hart ('Fast Color'), now streaming on Disney+, surges with light and empathy.

70s Rewind: Michael Crichton, From THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN to WESTWORLD

Medical doctor turned author turned filmmaker, Michael Crichton followed a creative path that spanned decades. Born in 1942, Crichton gravitated toward writing from an early age. He enrolled at Harvard College in 1960 with the intention of studying literature, but...

Review: BLOODSHOT Gives Vin Diesel the Next, Not-So-Great Franchise Starter

Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez and Guy Pearce star in the comic-book adaptation, directed by Dave Wilson.

Review: THE HUNT, Satirical Action Thriller Takes Aim at Divisive America

Betty Gilpin stars in an entertaining action-thriller, directed by Craig Zobel.

STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES: The Book On Sam Firstenberg, One Of Cannon Films' Directors, Is Now Available

The heyday of Cannon Films, that is when the company was led by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus back in the eighties, has been subject of fairly recent documentaries: Mark Hartley’s Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films...

Review: ONWARD Gives Pixar Another Emotionally Resonant Hit

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice elf brothers who seek to reunite with their long-gone father.

ANTEBELLUM Poster & Trailer: The Past Won't Stay Down

So much of human history is horrific; not least of which are the various horrors inflicted upon people of colour. The 20th century gave us great Black American authors such as Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delaney, whose work centred...

CANDYMAN Trailer: Don't. Don't Say It.

Seriously. I've always been a scardey-cat, as the saying goes, so I never managed to say Candyman five times in front of the mirror. Or Bloody Mary. The first Candyman is a stroke of brilliance, not only as a horror...

Gird Your Wallets! GAMERA Complete Box, VIOLENCE VOYAGER, & Massive Al Adamson Sets On Their Way To Home Video Soon

It's been an expensive day for home video fans with major announcements from three major players in the cult arena. There are a lot of details in teh gallery below so, I'll keep this brief. Arrow Video announced some of...

Sundance 2020 Review: COME AWAY Disappoints on Almost Every Level

Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Caine star in an adventure directed by Brenda Chapman.

Review: THE CALL OF THE WILD Gives Mo-Cap-Heavy Adaptations a Bad Name

Harrison Ford and Terry Notary star as a prospector and a dog, respectively; Chris Sanders directs a new version of Jack London's classic tale of adventure.

Now Streaming: HUNTERS, Al Pacino and Nazis in America

Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Lena Olin, and Al Pacino star; David Weil created the Amazon Prime Video series.


Also: 'Scorsese Shorts,' Paul Dano's 'Wildlife,' Eric Rohmer's 'Six Moral Tales.'

Blu-ray Review: George Cukor's HOLIDAY Is As Alive as Ever

The screwball genre may remember George Cukor most fondly for his Katherine Hepburne / Cary Grant vehicle, 1940’s The Philadelphia Story, which helped to rescue Kat from her cruel ‘box office poison’ tagging. But for my patronage, Cukor’s lesser-known, Holiday,...

Review: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Runs for the Brass Ring of Mediocrity

Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz star in a live-action Sega video game adaptation.

THE FRENCH DISPATCH Trailer: Immensely Charming, Definitive Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson films are a highly anticipated event. Singular in execution and presentation there is nothing else like a film from Wes Anderson.    This first trailer for his new film The French Dispatch further cements that reputation as we...