Tag: crime

Review: CONFESS, FLETCH, Jon Hamm Finally Gets A Well-Deserved Starring Vehicle

Nothing, not even a decades-old, two-film series that started strongly with a much beloved, commercially successful entry in the mid-‘80s and ended abruptly four years later with a justifiably rejected and ignored sequel, will languish in development hell indefinitely. That's...

Review: ORPHAN: FIRST KILL, It's Julia Stiles Vs. Isabelle Fuhrman In This Appropriately Bonkers Horror Prequel

Thirteen years ago, a mid-budget horror film caused an outsized stir among genre film fans stemming from its delightfully absurd third act twist. That film was Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan, a film that starts out as an updated riff on The...

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4 First Teaser: Are You Ready John?

You don't have to say much about the John Wick series of films, the name says it all. It reminds you what you've experienced already, vividly snapping back into memory, every shot, every blow, every explosion of choroegraphed violence.   ...

Blu-ray Review: PINK FLAMINGOS Celebrates Fifty Filthy Years In Style

There is no greater purveyor and icon of shock cinema than Baltimore’s favorite son, John Waters. From his humblest beginnings making silent shorts in the late ‘60s, he’s always had his thumb firmly up the butt of good taste, but...

Fantasia 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here! POLARIS To Open, SHIN ULTRAMAN Premiere, Kier-La Janisse Honored!

With a little more than a month to go until Fantasia returns in person in Montreal (July 14th - August 3rd), North America's biggest genre film festival has unveiled their second wave of titles and events and there are plenty...

Cannes 2022 Review: DECISION TO LEAVE, The Haunting Beauty of Romantic Doom

“Am I such a pushover?” Detective Hae-jun asks the femme fatale of Park Chan-wook’s latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. "Am I so wicked?" comes her response. Perhaps the truth of these tried and true character tropes lies somewhere in the...

Friday One Sheet: Bryan Lenning's JOKER

Whatever your feelings about the oddball, glossy-grimy stand-alone Joker -- and people had very strong feelings about either the quality, the nihilism, or the emptiness of Todd Phillips' quasi-remake of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy as a comic-book origin story -- the...

Now Streaming: BOSCH: LEGACY, Still Searching for Justice

Titus Williver, Madison Lintz and Mimi Rogers star in the L.A. detective show, debuting on the Freeverse streaming service.

John Woo to Reimagine THE KILLER For Peacock/Universal

This was just casually thrown in at the bottom of a general announcement from Peacock today. One of the 'Oh by way' variety, but it's massive news for fans of the golden age of HK cinema, more specifically the Heroic...

CLEAN Blu-ray Giveaway

We've got Blu-rays of Paul Sollet's thriller Clean, starring Adrien Brody, to give away this week!

Review: AMBULANCE, Michael Bay Elevates the Bayhem to Extraordinary Heights

To know Michael Bay is to love and/or hate Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon). Through three decades and 15 culturally impactful films, up to and including his latest, mid-budgeted actioner, Ambulance, a remake of a little-known, 80-minute-long,...

AMBULANCE: Bayhem on Full Display With a Billion Car Wrecks in New Trailer

This new trailer for the action thriller Ambulance is for all you Michael Bay lovers out there.   Everything that Bay does really, really well is well on point here. And now someone gave the director some goddamned drones to...

Review: THE OUTFIT, Twisty Crime-Thriller Never Fails to Impress

Graham Moore has had something of a meteoric rise — if ten years counts as a meteoric rise, that is — as a published author-turned-filmmaker. Beginning with a well-regarded, commercially successful, historical detective novel, The Sherlockian, more than a decade...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, Nic Cage Rages As Nick Cage In The Ultimate Meta Fantasy

Nick Cage (Nic Cage) jets off to Mallorca after a series of personal and professional disasters leave him with no other choice than to make an appearance at the birthday party of a wealthy olive baron in exchange for a...

Blu-ray Review: MILLER'S CROSSING, The Lonely, Existential World of Gangsters

Criterion's release of the Coen Brothers' gangster film is a worthy addition to the collection.

Review: DEATH ON THE NILE, More Than Enough Champagne to Fill the Nile

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who stars as Hercule Poirot, the Agatha Christie adaptation also stars Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Sophie Okonedo and Armie Hammer.

Arrow Video Brings The Gems This April, No Foolin'! Shaw Brothers, Eurocrime, Chabrol; 4K HENRY & 12 MONKEYS

Another stellar set of announcements greet me this fine morning from Arrow Video, including a long awaited 4K UHD upgrade, a couple of exciting box sets, some Shaw Brothers magic, and one of the most intense and terrifying movies of...

Arrow Video in February Features LAGUNA AVE, THE SLEEPER MUST AWAKEN And Gareth Evans Selects

Between celebrating the many things that February has to offer make the most of your down time and check out what Arrow has to offer on their video player.    Next month's highlights include David Buchanan's surrealist Laguna Ave and...

March 2022 Arrow Video: You'll Buy These For A Dollar! ROBOCOP 4K UHD Leads Impressive Release Lineup

Arrow Video goes from strength to strength next March with long-requested UHD upgrades and some several other amazing offerings in yet another stunning lineup announcement. Paul Verhoeven's Robocop makes its 4K UHD debut across the US/UK/CA with this new limited...

Review: COWBOY BEBOP, Netflix's Adaptation of Beloved Anime Ignores What Made it Great

Let’s start with the good news.    The good news is that the original Cowboy Bebop anime is available for viewing right now on Netflix.   The bad news? Netflix took everything that was fun and wonderful about the original...