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Now Streaming: EMERGENCE, Elegy for a Lost Time

Allison Tolman and Clancy Brown star in the sci-fi series, now streaming on Hulu, though just cancelled on ABC.

Review: THE LOVEBIRDS, Light, Entertaining Fare as a Respite

Formulaic films exist for a reason: people like to know what they're going to be watching. Now, formulas can be tweaked over a long period so changes are slowly introduced that are more palatable to new generations, but still, people...


When a publicist contacted us about reviewing writer-director Mark Cousins' latest series, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, I was ecstactic. As a filmmaker, I've been devouring his excellent The Story of Film at home on DVD ---...

70s Rewind: ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ, We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Clint Eastwood stars in Don Siegel's muscular drama, based on a true story and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Now on Blu-ray: THE GREAT ESCAPE, Tight Spaces, Ripping Adventures

Steve McQueen, James Coburn, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance and Richard Attenborough star in John Sturges' wartime adventure, now on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.

Review: SNOWPIERCER Chugs in Workmanlike Fashion

Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star in a television adaptation for subscription cable network TNT.

Now Streaming: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Brings the Saga to Its Inevitable End

J.J. Abrams returns to direct Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Adam Driver in a sci-fi adventure, now streaming on Disney+.

Now Streaming: UPLOAD, The Afterlife, With Light Comedy, Drama and Romance

Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, and Allegra Edwards star in the series, created by Greg Daniels for Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: THE WILLOUGHBYS, Spry and Delightful Family Adventures

Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara and Ricky Gervais lead the voice cast in the animated delight, directed by Kris Pearn and now on Netflix.

Blu-ray Review: Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, His Latest in The Criterion Collection

During this particular week in Coronavirus self-isolation, I found myself re-reading D.M. Thomas' The White Hotel and ambling through the film and special features on the Criterion Collection's new release of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The two knocked together as...

Review: EXTRACTION, Chris Hemsworth Blows up Bangladesh in Sam Hargrave's Debut Ballistic Porn

Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a mercenary who takes a job to rescue Ovi, the kidnapped son of an imprisoned crime lord. When the job goes to hell Rake has to escape into the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Ovi...

Now Streaming: TIGERTAIL, Looking Back and Into the Future

Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, and Lee Hong-Chi star in Alan Yang's bittersweet recollection of regrets and realizations.

Now Streaming: CURSED FILMS, The Stories Behind Horror's Cursed Cinema

Starting tomorrow on Shudder, Jay Cheel's five part docu series Cursed Films takes a look at some of horror's most infamous films. Films not lauded for their contribution to the genre but for strings of tragic, untimely events that led to the...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.