Opening in Movie Theaters: THE WHALE, A Hard Portrait, Full of Emotion
Having built up a critical head of steam after bowing at the Venice Film Festival in September, Darren Aronofsky's The Whale opens Friday, December 9, in select movie theaters. Our own Eric Ortiz Garcia saw the film at the Los...
THE INSPECTION Trailer: Identity and Belonging
I have no earthly idea why anyone would want to volunteer for military service, but The Inspection gives valid and understandable reasons why one young person chose to do so. Inspired by events in his own life, Elegance Britton has...
Review: BODIES BODIES BODIES, Funny, Surprising, Occasionally Even Scary
The storm raging outside is the least of their worries when a group of Gen Z friends turn on each other in Halina Reijn’s cocaine-fueled paranoid nightmare, Bodies Bodies Bodies. With a hurricane bearing down on them in less than...
Review: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, Disarmingly Wonderful
Jenny Slate and Isabella Rossellini star in the best film of the year, directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp.
Review: AFTER YANG, Superlative Speculative Fiction
Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith star in a minimalist, lo-fi sci-fi tale, directed by Kogonada.
Review: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE, Love, Loss and Everything Else
Grace Kaufman, Jason Segal, and Cherry Jones star in Josephine Decker's boldly-told romantic tale, opening in theaters and streaming on Apple TV+.
Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Vanity Is Thy Name
Denzel Washington and Frances MacDorman star in a film directed by Joel Coen, adapted from the works of William Shakespeare.
Now Streaming: MR. CORMAN, Weird, Wild, Wonderful
Joseph Gordon-Levitt created and stars in the Apple TV+ series. The first two episodes debut globally today (Friday, August 6).
Review: FIRST COW, Isolation Can Bring Both Suffering and Joy
Kelly Reichardt's latest film is a beautiful tale of friendship in 1820s Oregon, with John Magaro, Orion Lee, and Rene Auberjonois.
FIRST COW Heads Home Now, May Return to Cinemas Later
Debuting at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2019, followed by a screening at the prestigious New York Film Festival, Kelly Reichardt's First Cow received glowing reviews. Distributor A24 Films made plans to release the period Western in the U.S....
Friday One Sheet: MIDSOMMAR Has Lost Its Head
I am revisiting Midsommar's marketing excellent campaign again, to attempt to understand what is going on with the latest poster. Is the central figure here bowing their head? Is their 'head' supposed to be the runes marked on the stone?...
HIGH LIFE Trailer: Claire Denis' Sci-Fi Debut Lands in April
A24 have released a haunting new trailer for Claire Denis' upcoming science fiction film High Life, starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin and Mia Goth. In the French auteur's English-language debut, Denis depicts hopeless death-row inmates who have been...
Notes on Streaming: Good News, No News and Things That Make Me Wonder
Good news for Criterion, no news for FilmStruck, and studios producing films directly for streaming services makes me wonder.