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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.

Now Streaming: DELIVERED, Pregnancy As Horror

Emma Tammi ('The Wind') directs the latest feature thriller in Hulu's 'Into the Dark' series from Blumhouse Television, starring Tina Majorino and Natalie Paul.

Review: DRIVEWAYS, Reflections on Life and Death, Between Kind Neighbors

Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, and Brian Dennehy star in the gentle yet piercing indie drama, directed by Andrew Ahn.

Book Review: BEYOND EMPOWERTAINMENT, Following the Footsteps of Feminist Horror

Women characters have always been at the heart of horror films, though arguably not always for the best reason (as Argento said, people love to see beautiful women getting killed). But there's been a shift in recent years; rather than...

Review: BULL, Finding Hope in the Ring

Much of today's naturalist social realism films, especially from the USA, set themselves in the marginalized and rural communities (Winter's Bone, American Honey), looking at those parts of America lost to poverty, unemployment, and drug use. Director Annie Silverstein, a...

Now Streaming: WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Timeless Characters in a Chilling Horror Story

Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner lead the cast in director Jim Mickle's dark, dark family tale, now streaming on Shudder.

Now Streaming: ABSENTIA, Family Drama Laced With Creepy Horror

Katie Parker, Katie Bell, and Dave Levine star in director Mike Flanagan's indie horror film, now streaming on Shudder.

Now on VOD: BUTT BOY, Desires Set Free in Seriously Bizarre Story

Tyler Cormack directs and stars in his debut feature, alongside Tyler Rice.

Review: A WHITE, WHITE DAY, Time Exposes Terrifying Wounds

Icelandic film has a reputation of setting tones similar to the country's landscape: sparse in character, frequently cold, often impenetrable and inscrutible, but with seething passion and rage beneath its ice. Maybe this is why their thrillers and family dramas...

Review: ABE, Young Foodie Learns About Life, Family, Religion in Brooklyn

Noah Schnapp, Seu Jorge, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed star; Fernando Grostein Andrade directs the very appealing family film.

Review: BEHIND YOU Delivers Rote, Routine Chills and Few Thrills

Jan Broberg, Addy Miller, Elizabeth Birkner and Philip Brodie star in a horror-thriller, directed by Andrew Mecham and Matthew Whedon.

Book Review: PORTRAITS OF RESISTANCE Takes A Close Look at CĂ©line Sciamma

By now, audiences in much of the world have been able to witness (either in cinemas or via streaming) the sublime beauty that is Portrait of a Lady on Fire. It was certainly one of my favourite films of the...

Now Streaming: TALES OF HALLOWEEN, Good Scary Stories, Well Told

Horror anthologies have made a pretty healthy comeback in the last few years; some are ok, some are regrettable, and some have awesome production values as well as good stories, such as Tales Of Halloween. Created by director Axelle Carolyn,...