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Review: THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's Magnum Opus Gets the Streaming Treatment It Deserves

Between 1989 and 1996, a then little-known, British-born writer, Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Good Omens, American Gods), wrote what many justifiably consider an unequalled masterpiece of serialized comic-book storytelling and a standard-resetting, genre-redefining work of dark fantasy, The Sandman. Well before...

Review: PREY Bleeds Profusely

Amber Midthunder stars in director Dan Trachtenberg's newest entry in the Predator franchise.

4K Review: Paramount's EVENT HORIZON

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Event Horizon was unleashed in theaters. To commemorate this milestone, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing this sci-fi horror suckerpunch next week (August 9th) in North America.  This 4K/Blu-ray combo release (with...

Review: LUCK and Its Many Consequences

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda star in an animated adventure, directed by Peggy Holmes, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

Review: BULLET TRAIN, Tarantinoesque Thrills Mix With John Wickian Action to Middling, Modest Results

With a generic title like Bullet Train, it’s fair to assume that all or mostly all of the action in film called Bullet Train will either unfold on a said bullet train (Shinkansen) or a bullet train will play a...

Is This New ANDOR Trailer Signaling The STAR WARS Series We've All Hoped For?

Yesterday a new trailer dropped for the Andor, the next Star Wars series from Lucasfilm and Disney+. We waited until we got the official press release today to share this with you. It had nothing to do with how much...

Review: PAPER GIRLS, Your Delivery Will Be Delayed

Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, and Fina Strazza star in the time-travel series, alongside Ali Wong, Sekai Abeni, Adina Porter and Nate Corddry, debuting globally on Prime Video.

Review: VENGEANCE, Sporadically Promising Feature Debut

Not to be confused with the literally hundreds of films sharing the same generic title, including at least one or two others this year alone, Vengeance, the big-screen, feature-length debut of The Office veteran B.J. Novak, is far from the...

Review: THIRTEEN LIVES, Thai Cave Rescue Dramatized With Respect and Reverence

A twist on the “if it bleeds, it leads” credo of local news coverage, national and international cable news thrives on spectacle: Disaster definitely sells; impending and/or drawn-out disaster sells even better. It can hold viewer engagement across hours, days,...

Review: SURFACE, Plunging Into Pools of Mystery

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in a sterling series, created by Veronica West, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4 First Teaser: Are You Ready John?

You don't have to say much about the John Wick series of films, the name says it all. It reminds you what you've experienced already, vividly snapping back into memory, every shot, every blow, every explosion of choroegraphed violence.   ...

Neo-Noir DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS Slinks It's Way to Criterion

Los Angeles, 1948.  The war is over and we won.  That, though, is past.  Victory euphoria?  Fading, fading quickly.  For some, particularly the alienated veterans of classic Film Noir, they’ve survived the fire only to have landed in an altogether different frying pan.  What’s the opposite...

Popcorn Frights 2022: Second Wave Includes Cannibalism, Hallucinogenic Worms, Martial Arts Rock Bands And More

There's no better way for genre fans in the southeast U.S. to bid adieu to Summer than to go to Popcorn Frights Film Festival in August.  The festival will boast twenty world premieres this year, including Do Not Disturb, from...

Review: NOPE, Contemplative Sci-FI Extravaganza

Nope, director Jordan Peele's latest science-fiction/horror offering, finds the filmmaker attempting to balance his trademark penchant for social commentary with a much grander visual spectacle than he's ever attempted. While he's pretty solidly successful in the latter, the former is...

Check Out The Dolby Poster For BULLET TRAIN

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a...

Review: A DARK, DARK MAN, Strangely Addictive, Nihilistic Crime and Corruption

Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, the detective story from Kazakhstan paints a bleak picture of police work in the rurals. Now streaming on MHz Choice.

Criterion in October 2022: CURE and Other Classics

Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Cure is one of the very few movies that made me stop breathing. I was in the middle of a full house for a screening at Asian Film Festival of Dallas. My blood ran cold. I started breathing...

Review: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Overly Faithful, Reverent Adaptation Never Quite Soars

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in an adaptation of a popular mystery novel, opening in movie theaters this week.

ORPHAN: FIRST KILL Official Trailer and Release Announcement

Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet,...

4K Review: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Sophia Coppola’s debut feature, The Virgin Suicides, has been given the 4K restoration treatment by the discerning folks at The Criterion Collection. Released last week here in North America, this release also comes with a combo Blu-ray with supplements and...