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70s Rewind: THE SUPER COPS, Batman and Robin Fight the System

Ron Leibman and David Selby star in director Gordon Parks' rowdy adaptation of a police story drawn from real life.

Review: THE NEVERS, Don't Call It a Comeback, They've Been Here For Years

Joss Whedon’s (Avengers, Firefly, Angel, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) banishment from public life has been as swift as it has been brutal. By all accounts, Whedon’s fall from professional grace was well-deserved. After the box-office failure and critical drubbing of...

Review: THUNDER FORCE, Superhero Action-Comedy, Short on Action and Comedy

Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, and Jason Bateman star; Ben Falcone directed. Now streaming on Netflix.

Review: GODZILLA VS. KONG, Monster Match Made in Heaven

Directed by Adam Wingard, the action film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Millie Bobby Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, Julian Dennison and Demian Bicher.

Review: MADE FOR LOVE, Satirical Dark Comedy, Cristin Milioti Showcase

Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen and Ray Romano star in the sci-fi series, now streaming on HBO Max.

Review: 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - ANIMATED, Dazzling Array of Ideas, Emotions, Characters

Eight films are featured in the program, including all five nominated for Academy Award, Best Animated Short.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's THE PARALLAX VIEW Uncovers 1970s Paranoia

Warren Beatty is plenty dirty.  In fact, he’s literally covered with mud.  The venerable leading man finds himself in figurative hot water shortly after nearly being washed away by literal tons of water.  One could conclude that that’s what he gets for snooping...

Now Streaming: INVINCIBLE, Got Blood If You Want It

Steven Yuen, J.K. Simmons and Sandra Oh lead the voice cast in an animated adaptation of the comic-book series, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: CALLS, Brain-Melting, A La THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Directed by Fede Alvarez ('Don't Breathe'), the series is a sci-fi thriller that gradually comes into terrifying focus. Now streaming on Apple TV+.

Review: NOBODY, Bob Odenkirk, (Maybe) Action Star

On a list of actors — currently living or presumed dead — making the jump from drama or comedy to the action genre, Bob Odenkirk, the star of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, would be somewhere near the bottom,...

Review: THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER Seek to Be Ordinary People

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star in the first episode of a new Marvel series, directed by Kari Skogland, and streaming soon on Disney+.

Review: ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE, Bigger, Longer, Uncut

Clocking in at a hefty, miniseries-length four hours and two minutes, Zack Snyder's Justice League (aka The Snyder Cut), the much-anticipated director's restoration of the botched 2017 critical and commercial bomb, clocks in at a hefty, miniseries-length four hours and...

Review: HAPPILY, Sly, Subversive Comedy of Romantic Manners

As a general rule, romantic comedies give audiences or viewers exactly what they want from the genre, ending with a central couple overcoming obstacles, setting aside manufactured differences, and embracing in joyful celebration of the “happily ever after” life they’ll...

Review: RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, Stunning Visuals, Stirring Story

It’s long been a fact of movie-watching life that no one does animation like the Disney-Industrial Complex does animation. Whether it’s old-school, traditional animation or new-school CG animation, Disney Animation Studios remains the gold standard, often imitated, but rarely duplicated....

Review: CHERRY, A Boy and His Drugs

Tom Holland stars in an uber-dramatic love story, brashly directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

70s Rewind: LEADBELLY, Singing His Own Damn Songs

Roger E. Mosley stars in Gordon Parks' rousing film about a musical legend's early life, now streaming on The Criterion Channel though February 28.

Now Streaming: FOR ALL MANKIND, Smartly Foraging Alternate Space History

Joel Kinnaman leads the cast in the second season of the alternate-history series, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Review: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH Crusades Into Activist History

Daniel Kaluuya, LaKieth Stanfield and Jesse Plemons star in Black Panther chairman biopic.

Sundance 2021 Review: PASSING, Stunning, Provocative Debut

In writer-director Rebecca Hall’s (Christine, The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) evocative, provocative adaptation of Nella Larsen’s richly textured, multi-layered 1929 novel, Passing, two women, one-time high-school friends, now in their thirties, inadvertently cross paths in the tea room of an...

Sundance 2021 Review: PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, Sono's Insane Film About Redemption

More than 30 years after his first film, Sono Sion has established himself as a brilliant, prolific and chameleonic director. In the past decade alone, you can find some of his best work: a hilarious tribute to guerrilla filmmaking and...