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Sundance 2021 Review: PASSING, Stunning, Provocative Debut

In writer-director Rebecca Hall’s (Christine, The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) evocative, provocative adaptation of Nella Larsen’s richly textured, multi-layered 1929 novel, Passing, two women, one-time high-school friends, now in their thirties, inadvertently cross paths in the tea room of an...

SXSW 2016 Wrap: All Our Coverage

Another South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival has come and gone, and along with it another memorable adventure in Austin, Texas. Our team of three did our best to see as many films as possible, talk to as many filmmakers...

SXSW 2016 Review: WAR ON EVERYONE, Glorious, Riotous Fun

Within its first 10 minutes, War on Everyone smashes at least two dozen stereotypes familiar to anyone who has ever watched a cop movie made by a Hollywood studio, doing so in a rollicking and hilarious fashion. It's a barrage...

AnarchyVision: Talking THE PURGE, THE EAST and BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Another not so great week for mainstream releases, with The Purge and The East proving to be little more than misguided high-concept failures. With Linklater's Before Midnight opening wider, and linking to Ethan Hawke's other release, I felt it deserved...

Review: THE EAST Entertains But Lacks An Indie Spark

Zal Batmanglij has worked up quite a fan base since his debut feature Sound of My Voice premiered at Sundance in 2011. Though it was initially overshadowed by the big sale buzz of that year's other Brit Marling film, Another...

Sundance 2013 Review: THE EAST is a Decent Studio Pic with No Indie Spark

Zal Batmanglij has worked up quite a fan base since his debut feature Sound of My Voice premiered at Sundance in 2011. Though it was initially overshadowed by the big sale buzz of that year's other Brit Marling film...

BREAKING: Toby Kebbell Joining Fox Searchlight Terrorism Thriller THE EAST

In Guy Ritchie's Rock'N'Rolla Toby Kebbell accomplished what many would consider impossible: He outperformed Tom Hardy. Kebbell's part as Johnny Quid announced the busy character actor as a performer ready to come into his own, as a man with charisma...