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Blu-ray Review: THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK CLASSICS COLLECTION

The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment was released this month in a 4K UHD and Blu-ray combo package, and it's simply stunning. This review is for the Blu-ray discs, as I don't yet have a system that...

Shudder Celebrates Hitting the One Million Subscriber Milestone

Shudder celebrates a landmark today. The AMC streaming service passed the one million subscriber mark! That's one million subscribers delighting in and discovering horror, thriller and supernatural content from around the World in the comfort of their own homes.   ...

Review: UTOPIA, Let Cynics Rejoice

John Cusack, Rainn Wilson and Sasha Lane star in the Americanized series, created by executive producer Gillian Flynn ('Gone Girl'), and streaming soon on Amazon Prime Video.

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Trailer. This is The Way, And it is Awesome!

So. That first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+ was kind of a thing. It might have blown up a wee bit. Might have.    Oh heck. The Mandalorian was amazing! No one could have predicted that The Child was...

Now Streaming: THE BLACK CAULDRON, Not Quite Rock Bottom

Directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich, the animated film, now streaming on Disney Plus, finds the studio at a crossroads in the 1980s.

Now on Blu-ray: Criterion Unleashes BRUTE FORCE and THE NAKED CITY

By the mid-1940s, “Film Noir” was thoroughly established stylistically, though not yet by name. Undeniably, there was a prevailing mentality rooted in postwar societal darkness, and it had permeated Hollywood studio filmmaking. The movies’ inherent propensity for light and shadow...

Review: THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, Post-war Pulp Haunts Compelling Rural Noir

Antonio Campos excels at making damaged or heinous characters front and centre, getting under the skin of a socio-psychopath (Afterschool, 2008 or Simon Killer, 2012) or delving into mental health issues and depression (Christine, 2016), Campos finds entertaining ways to...

Toronto 2020 Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, A Vibrant and Provocative Debut

We've all had those 'what famous dead person would you like to have dinner with' or 'what famous people would you love to see having a conversation' moments, when ideas of what we think a famous person is, and how...

FREAKY Trailer: Vince Vaughn Body, Teen Girl Spirit

Nabbing attention with the promising horror flick Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), writer/director Christopher Landon took a sharp turn toward the combination of ironic humor of horror with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) and then hit it...

Review: ENOLA HOLMES, A Feisty Heroine Solves A Fun Mystery

I'm not sure if Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed literary character in film and television, but it's got to be near the top of the list; a character so popular that you can set many things in the Holmes...

Review: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS By Charlie Kaufman

In director Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is in the film as himself played by Nicolas Cage. That character puts his own spin on the book in that film when he is tasked with writing a screenplay for it....

Review: AWAY Mixes Melodrama With Space Drama to Mostly Positive Effect

If you took the basic plot from Brian DePalma’s unjustifiably maligned science-fiction epic, Mission to Mars, subtracted the pyramids, aliens, and an ending lifted shamelessly from Close Encounters of the Third Kind or even E.T.; The Extraterrestrial, but kept the...

70s Rewind: PAPILLON, Steve McQueen Yearns to Be Free

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman star in director Franklin J. Schaffner's adaptation of Henri Charrière's bestselling book.

Review: MULAN, Not Quite Equal to an Illustrious Predecessor

Directed by Niko Caro, Disney's live-action adaptation of a classic Chinese tale stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen and Jet Li.

POSSESSOR Official Trailer: Here Is Your Must-See Sci-fi Film of the Year

I know that many of us are hesitant to go back to the cinemas right now but holy hell, I will risk plague and pestilence to go see Brandon Cronenerg's Possessor on October 9th based on just the strength of...

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who gained international recognition in Marvel's Black Panther, has died, according to multiple news reports and confirmed by his official social media account. He was 43. Boseman began appearing in U.S. television shows in 2003 and made...

70s Rewind: THOMASINE & BUSHROD, Stealing For a Good Cause

Vonetta McGee and Max Julien star in the action-crime adventure, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Review: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, Nostalgic Hits in Repackaged Form

Arguably the first- or second-best time-travel comedy of all time (Back to the Future, of course, belongs in any conversation), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a surprise hit in 1989 elated, elevated, and entertained moviegoers with its uniquely resonant mix...

Fantasia 2020: New Virtual Talk Added! THROUGH THE CLAPBOARD JUNGLE, Justin McConnell in Conversation With Vincenzo Natali

Fantasia Film Festival has just announced another addition to their virtual event series; Through The Clapboard Jungle, Justin McConnell in Conversation with Vincenzo Natali. The two Canadian filmmakers will chit the chat next Tuesday, September 1st.    Natali has been...

Millie Bobbie Brown Kicks Butt & Solves Crime in ENOLA HOLMES

I generally have mixed feelings about literature, or beloved characters from books, that, once it enters the public domain, get repurposed and changed from the what they once were, in order to serve a contemporary public. I might be ready...