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Review: THOSE WHO REMAINED, A Lyrical Holocaust Drama, Spared of Graphic Violence

Debuting Hungarian director Barnabás Tóth approaches the topic of Holocaust survival from a less bloody angle, without depreciating the severity of WWII events.

Review: THE WAVE, Visual Madness and Hilarity While Hitting Rock Bottom

Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand star in a movie featuring a very bad drug trip; Gille Klabin directs.


If you like nightmare fuel, you could do worse than to watch Let's Scare Jessica To Death, a very strange film from 1971. This strange film was directed by John D. Hancock, who also aptly directed a few episodes of the...

Review: CUNNINGHAM, No Dancing Experience Required

Alla Kovgan's documentary explores the life, early work and pioneering art of dancer extraordinaire Merce Cunningham.

Kolkata 2019 Review: DEVI AUR HERO, A Feminist Revenge Tale With A Twist

Up and coming Indian filmmaker Aditya Kripalani has carved out an interesting niche for himself in his short but prolific career behind the camera. At first a novelist, in 2017 he turned to filmmaking by adapting his own novel, Tikli...

Review: SURFER: TEEN CONFRONTS FEAR, When Passion Meets Madness You Must Not Look Away

Great art often says more about the artist than it does about its subject. That may be the only thing that Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear has in common with great art. Written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring Douglas Burke,...

Now on Blu-ray: TRICK, Horror For Horror Fans, By Horror Experts

Omar Epps, Ellen Adair, Kristina Reyes, Jamie Kennedy and Tom Atkins star in the horror flick, written by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier, and directed by Patrick Lussier.

Review: Terrence Malick's A HIDDEN LIFE Beguiles and Begets

Drawn from real-life, Terrence Malick directs a gorgeous film in his own inimitable style.

Blu-ray Review: UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD Marks The End Of A Movie Decade

A 1991 film about 1999 feels exactly right in 2019, as we round out a decade in which film changed -- and died -- and will live -- forever.

Now Streaming: THE CONFESSION KILLER, Lies That Blur Justice

Clear-eyed, logical, empathetic and compelling, the doc series on Netflix about Henry Lee Lucas considers questions with broad, disquieting implications.

Now on Blu-ray: OLD JOY, New Pleasures

Kelly Reichardt's beautiful tale of memory and friendship, now released on a lovely Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.

Review: DANIEL ISN'T REAL, Genuinely Original Vision Makes For Exciting Discovery

Adam Egypt Mortimer directs Miles Robbins and his imaginary friend Patrick Schwarzenegger in this cosmic horror.

Review: KNIVES AND SKIN, Strange, Haunting and Quiet Horror

Knives & Skin, Jennifer Reeder's second feature film, is a 'noir' of many colours: part neo, part femme, part pastel; it will likely draws comparisons with Blue Velvet for it's oddball yet seedy town setting; Brick and a lot of...

Review: THE TOKOLOSHE, South African Monster Haunts the Lonely

I'm fascinated by other cultures' mythologies of monsters: the boogeymen, the witches, demons of the air and sea, whatever lurks in the closets or under the beds or in the forests and byways to haunt and harm. According to the...

Shivers 2019 Review: WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, A Wild, Violent Russian Roller Coaster Ride

Evil cannot touch me... This is the mantra of our poor, clueless hero, Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) as he prepares to enter the home of his girlfriend's family in director Kirill Sokolov's violent, kinetic action explosion, Why Don't You Just Die!...

Morbido 2019 Review: DIABLO ROJO PTY, Local Folklore on Display in Panama's First Horror Film

Miguel is the owner and operator of one of the last Diablos Rojos (Red Beasts), garishly painted and lit old-fashioned school buses that were once the popular choice of transit for the people of Panama. Late at night, after a...

Review: FRANKIE, Gentle Yet Piercing Drama

Isabelle Huppert leads the ensemble cast. Ira Sachs directed.

Review: ADOPT A HIGHWAY, Ethan Hawke Shines in a Hopeful but Inconsistent Film

One of the many things that has always boggled my mind about the USA is the prison system, and its treatment of felons, from privatization of prisons, to not being able to vote upon release, to the 'three-strike-rule' that seemed...

Now Streaming: ELI, Who Is Forsaken

Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini and Lili Taylor star in the horror drama; Ciarán Foy directed.

Now Streaming: WOUNDS May Never Heal

Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz and Dakota Johnson star in an absorbing horror drama, directed by Babak Anvari.