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Review: FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, Hidden in Plain Sight

Oh, I see, it's a British working-class comedy. That's why I liked it so much!

Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Soars Amid Forgivable Derivations

ames Cameron and Robert Rodriguez team up for manga sci-fi actioner, starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali.

Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Cheerfully Subverts Mainstream Expectations

Jessica Rothe returns, as director Christopher Landon masterminds a sequel filled with clever riffs on familiar themes.

Review: THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Master-Breaks Its Way to Mediocrity

On the heels of publicly getting canned from last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have bounced back nicely, albeit producing (not directing) a fantastic animated film.  That film is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It is not...

Blu-ray Review: NOTORIOUS Is Glorious

Of course, if you're reading this, you know who Alfred Hitchcock is. If you somehow do not and consider yourself a fan of classic cinema --- Hollywood or otherwise --- you need to rectify that as soon as possible. One...

Review: HIGH FLYING BIRD, A Sly Side-Eye at Modern Sports Slavery

Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Bill Duke and Kyle MacLachlan star in Steven Soderbergh's drama, which digs far deeper than expected.

Review: MISS BALA, Crime Thriller with Next Generation Latinx Herione

Gina Rodriguez stars as a woman who journeys from brave bystander to kick-ass heroine; Catherine Hardwicke directs.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Dissects MIKEY & NICKY

A lifelong friend is not an easy thing to come by, and the older we get, the more we can appreciate the rarity of such a relationship. Peter Falk articulates this well in a 45-minute radio interview included in the...

Blu-ray Review: COBRA Is Cannon Films, 100%

Cobra, the 1986 cop movie that endorsed lethal force, starred Sylvester Stallone, the biggest box office draw in the world at the time. So it's even more surprising to realize that it was produced by Menaham Golan and Yoram Globus...

Review: GLASS, Shattered and Otherwise

James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in M. Night Shyamalan's would-be dramatic conclusion to a comic-book movie trilogy.

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma's OBSESSION

Directed by Brian De Palma and written by Paul Schrader from a story concept by the pair, the 1976 film Obsession gets a new Blu-ray release today from Scream Factory. (It's a collector's edition with a slipcover.) This early entry in...

Blu-ray Review: Violent, Action-Packed 8MM Holds Up

Back in 1999, a thriller came out by the title of 8MM. It was directed and produced by Joel Schumacher (Flatliners, The Lost Boys, A Time to Kill), and concerned the hair-raising matter of a private detective investigating the case...

Blu-ray Review: 10 TO MIDNIGHT Thrills With Vengeful Glee

10 To Midnight.  It's a relic of its gloriously insane cinematic times, and stars the inimitable (well, there's that one guy, in face only, not in voice) Charles Bronson as Leo Kessler, a man's man hard cop, who, like Dirty Harry,...

Blu-ray Review: FORTY GUNS Rides Out on Criterion

Don’t be surprised to come away from Samuel Fuller’s  Forty Guns a bit dizzy.  And know that with that advice in tow, it may be the only time you aren’t surprised during this senses-shattering 1957 Western. Boldly shot in both...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Tells TRUE STORIES

The dream has come true... In the prophetic past of 1986, Talking Heads frontman emeritus David Byrne veered off the promising road of his successful art/rock band long enough to make a movie. Warner Brothers was good enough to provide...

Blu-ray Review: STARMAN Resonates Even More Today

Starring Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Bad Times at the El Royale) and Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged), John Carpenter's science-fiction romance Starman hit the screens in 1984. In Starman, an alien crash lands to Earth, and to survive...

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma's SISTERS Goes Criterion

Out now from the Criterion Collection, comes the Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Sisters. It's the director's (Carrie, Raising Cane, Scarface, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables) first film where he began to develop the style he became known for, with split screens,...

Blu-ray Review: Euzhan Palcy's A DRY WHITE SEASON Is Stunningly Timely

Joining the Criterion Collection at spine #953, Euzhan Palcy's 1989 apartheid drama A Dry White Season is a last-minute must-own from the label, after a preternaturally strong year (even for them). Great art has both specificity and universality, and it's...

Review: This BUMBLEBEE Is Definitely Buzz-Worthy

Michael Bay's adrenaline addled adaptations of the Transformers saga have been the poster children for the cognitive split between audiences and critics for over a decade now. The first five films in the series have largely served as a compendium...

Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, The Cost of Love

Perhaps it is true what is said, that the world looks different when you’re in love. Colours are fuller and brighter; even a dingy basement apartment can seem like a palace; and you have all the hope that, no matter...