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Review: In FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC, Werner Herzog Examines Human Connection in Japan

Werner Herzog's new film, straddling the line between narrative and non-narrative forms, is now available on Mubi.

Now Streaming: CERTAIN WOMEN, Vivid Inner Lives of Lonely People

Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone and Kristen Stewart star in Kelly Reichardt's drama, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Puts on SCORSESE SHORTS

Five early short films directed by Martin Scorsese arrive from The Criterion Collection, all sporting 4K restorations.

Review: SCARE PACKAGE, Laughing in The Face of Horror Tropes

Chad is the owner of Rad Chad's Horror Emporium, a small video store in a small town. As he trains his new employee Hawn, Chad and uber-customer Sam tell gut-busting, blood-splattered stories to bring him up to speed on the...

Review: 7500 Delivers a Story Unworthy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Talents

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in director Patrick Vollrath's thriller, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: In GOOD BOY, Judy Greer Elevates a Horror Dog Tale

Judy Greer, McKinley Freeman and Steve Guttenberg star in a dark horror story, directed by Tyler MacIntyre and now streaming on Hulu.

Now Streaming: SHIRLEY Rises to the Level of Film Art

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman and Michael Stuhlbarg star in director Josephine Decker's biographical drama par excellence.

Review: Boaz Yakin's AVIVA, An Exhilarating, Physical Interpretation of Gender Fluidity

Writer/director Boaz Yakin's new film is a stunning new vision about gender fluidity, in close collaboration with dancer/choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith.

Review: TOMMASO Stars a Riveting Willem Dafoe As Abel Ferrara Stand-In

The unexamined life is not worth living. The half-examined life isn’t worth living either or - to be more accurate - isn’t worth documenting in narrative film, let alone a character study with a two-hour running time and a loose,...


Budding star Mark Patton's life and career were permanently altered by the queerest horror film of all time. Directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen explain. Now streaming on Shudder.

Review: KILL MODE Hides Many Of Its Charms

Back in 2017, I reviewed the world premiere of Molly, an apocalyptic Dutch science fiction film by Thijs Meuwese and Colinda Bongers. I loved the film, especially its makers' no-holds-barred approach and crazy ambitions. Instead of being hampered by a...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Welcomes ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW

As everything is going wonky in the world, it’s only fitting that July is early this year. Even more fitting that it’s not the month, but the filmmaking lady, Miranda July. It bears celebrating that quite recently this past spring,...

Review: DEBT COLLECTORS, Lively Bashing and Manly Bantering, Mostly

Scott Adkins and Louis Mandylor star in the action picture, directed by Jesse V. Johnson.

Chattanooga 2020 Review: SKULL: THE MASK (SKULL: A MASCARA DE ANHANGA), Blood And Gore Brings Joy to Your Heart, Before Ripping it Out

Skull: The Mask opens in 1944, where we see an ancient artifact being used in a military experiment and religious ritual. The object is a grotesque mask in the shape of a skull called the “Mask of Anhangá” who was...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: THE WANTING MARE, A Fantastical and Haunting Fable

Some research on trauma has suggested that it can pass in DNA, from generation to generation; trauma so severe that literally gets written in our genetic coding, which we then pass on to our children. Perhaps it fades or becomes...

Review: INHERITANCE, Nobody's Getting Anything Substantial

Lily Collins, Simon Pegg and Connie Nielsen star in Vaughn Stein's mystery-drama.


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 ---...

Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT, A Superbly Accomplished and Riveting Tale

Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz star in Andrew Patterson's feature directorial debut.

Review: PROXIMITY, Close Encounters of the Strange Kind

Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan, Shaw Jones, Christian Prentice and Don Scribner star in Eric Demeusy's sci-fi thriller.

Review: CLEMENTINE Delivers Wrenching, Post-Breakup Drama

Otmara Marrero and Sydney Sweeney star in writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher's debut feature.