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Now Streaming: UNDONE, When Your Animated Life Comes Apart, Brilliantly

Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk star in the animated series from creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg ('BoJack Horseman').

Review: HUSTLERS, A Breezy, Stylish Tale of Robin Hoods of the Strip Club

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, and starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Julia Stiles (with cameos by Cardi B and Lizzo), this stylish true-crime caper boasts great performances and a potent feminist slant.

Review: IT CHAPTER TWO, The Losers Go To Town On The Clown One Last Time

The biggest event horror film in a while, Andy Muschietti's It Chapter Two relies on scale and shock to keep its audience in their seats for its indulgent nearly three hour runtime, and for the most part it works. While...

Venice 2019 Review: MARRIAGE STORY Tells The Light And Dark Sides Of Divorce

Director Noah Baumbach has had a hand in some truly wonderful movies in his time, whether it be the likes of Wes Anderson's beautifully playful The Fantastic Mr Fox or the black-and-white game-changer Frances Ha, which he and Greta Gerwig...

Now Streaming: CARNIVAL ROW, Steampunk in Murderous Flight

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in the Amazon Prime Video series.

Review: ANGEL HAS FALLEN, AKA #fakenews The Movie

It seems only fitting that a film so intent on parroting right-wing conspiracy theories in the guise of entertainment should be just as transparent and incomprehensible as the people who proffer such theories to the public in real life. The...

Review: GOOD BOYS, Crude Laugh Riot Has a Big Heart

The coolest kid in school, Soren, invites Max to a kissing party and the girl that he pines for, Brixlee, will be there. Trouble is, Max and neither of his friends, Lucas and Thor, know how to kiss girls. When...

Blu-ray Review: KLUTE Channels an Era Ahead of its Time

I'd never seen Alan J. Pakula's 1971 film Klute before now. I had seen another of his films, All The President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford and was quite impressed. Looking at his filmography, I've even more amazed...

Blu-ray Review: VICE SQUAD Dials up the Crazy

Out on August 13 in North America from Scream Factory comes Gary Sherman's (Death Line, Dead & Buried) 1982 film Vice Squad. Filmed on the streets of Los Angeles, Sherman directs Season Hubley (Escape From New York, John Carpenter's TV movie Elvis) as...

Now Streaming: WU ASSASSINS, Iko Uwais Goes Wild, But That's Not All

Iko Uwais stars in a wildly-entertaining melange of martial arts, Chinatown crime, Asian-American issues, and fantasy adventure.

Review: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Delivers A Solid Spook Show

I was a scared little kid. Traumatized by a viewing of Plan 9 From Outer Space at seven (I know, I know), I steered clear of anything horror related until well into my adolescence for fear of causing my psyche...

Review: ODE TO JOY, A Cataplectic Love Story

Jason Winer’s Ode to Joy has a typical romantic comedy setup: man meets woman, they fall in love, a complication arises to drive them apart, they ultimately reconcile, cue happy ending. Only this time the obstacle to true love isn’t...

Review: FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW, A Fine Bromance

David Leitch directs Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in this big budget action spinoff.

Review: Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie star.

Review: THE LION KING Returns, Without Spoilers

Jon Faverau's photo-realistic remake stars Donald Glover, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogan and more.

Review: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Scratches The Superhero Itch

Heads up: This review contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. The first post-Endgame Marvel film attempts to lighten the somber mood created by that film's very heavy character work by sending Tom Holland's Spider-Man on an international school trip designed to...

Blu-ray Review: BLUE VELVET, Food for the Gods of Film

David Lynch is one of our greatest living American filmmakers. He's not only a master director, but a writer, musician and lyricist, and painter. Having started at art school(s) and shorts, his first feature film was the mighty weird Eraserhead....

Blu-ray Review: The Fun Never Ends in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Anyone who knows me well knows that I count Night of the Creeps among my favorite movies of all time. It's weird as hell, funny, creepy, campy, and utterly engrossing. It's Fred Dekker's (The Monster Squad, RoboCop 3) first film, and it's finally...

Review: MIDSOMMAR Presents An Idyllic Nightmare In Broad Daylight

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the trees are dancing in the breeze, and everything in Dani's life is about to go to hell. Somebody may need to pay for some therapy for Midsommar director, Ari Aster. In...

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...