Tag: crime

FilmSharks Signs Deals For NINE QUEENS 4K, BOOGEYMAN: THE ORIGIN OF THE MYTH, And THE RESTLESS WATERS, SHIVERING LIGHTS

With a couple more days left in this year's EFM our friends at FilmSharks have let us know about more deals they've secured in their time there. Two titles we've spoken about in recent months the other is the return...

KICKBOXER: ARMAGEDDON: Scott Adkins Joins The Final Chapter of Action Trilogy

THR broke the news last night that fan favorite action star Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Armageddon. This will be the final chapter in a trilogy of films that started in 2016. Once again, Adkins is going...

MEAN STREETS 4K Review: Martin Scorsese Takes On His Home Turf

Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel ignite Scorsese's breakthrough movie, now on 4K from Criterion.

SPACKED OUT Review: Engaging, Provocative Coming of Age in Hong Kong

Almost 25 years later, Spacked Out, a coming-of-age social drama by Lawrence Ah-Mon (My Name is Fame, Gimme Gimme, Gangs), still feels as fresh, insightful, and provocative as it did when it was released just a few years after Hong...

Boutique Startup Celluloid Dreams Brings Giallo THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS to Blu-ray And 4K UHD

Boutique startup announces its debut release, bringing Giuliano Carnimeo's beloved Giallo to 4K UHD for the first time

A HAUNTING IN VENICE Review: Branagh Delivers Triumphant Third Poirot Adaptation

Over the last decade, actor, screenwriter, and director Kenneth Branagh (Belfast, Hamlet, Henry V) has shifted his attention from kickstarting one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular superheroes, Thor, to attempting to reboot the late Tom Clancy’s most famous...

THE EQUALIZER 3 Review: Denzel Washington Elevates Uneven, Middling Entry

Moments into the inelegantly titled The Equalizer 3, the trilogy capper that reunites director Antoine Fuqua (Emancipation, The Magnificent Seven, Training Day), and screenwriter Richard Wenk (The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2), with two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, two men...

SATAN WANTS YOU Interview: Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams Talk Moral Panics

Moral panics have been with us as a species since time immemorial. From the persecution of European pagans at the end of the Roman empire in the Fourth Century, to the Salem witch trials in New England in the 17th...

Fantasia 2023 Review: HOME INVASION, On the Tyranny of Technology and Surveillance

Greame Arnfield really, really does not like the Ring. No, not the infamous J-Horror film or its American remake, but rather the video doorbell company that turned the humble little button that goes ding-dong, into the “smart doorbell,” a cloud...

Fantasia 2023: Final Wave Sees WE ARE ZOMBIES By RKSS Closing, Nic Cage Honored, Plus TIGER STRIPES, DEVILS, RAGING GRACE, And More

We are two weeks away from the opening of the 27th Fantasia in Montreal and today we get to see the final bunch of films to round out the three week long genre film extravaganza taking place in Montreal from...

THE WRATH OF BECKY iTunes Code Giveaway

Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break...

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition

Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...

THE THIEF COLLECTOR Review: Engaging Real-World Art-Heist Doc

Allison Otto directed the documentary.

BRANDED TO KILL 4K Review: Exciting and Funny

Suzuki Seijun's 1967 masterpiece, starring Shishido Joe, got him fired from Nikkatsu. Now available from The Criterion Collection.

Friday One Sheet: HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

Let there be no criticism of clarity on the key art for Daniel Goldhaber's eco-thriller, How To Blow Up A Pipeline. Large fire-engine red stencil letters, overlaid onto black smoke, foreground the title of the film that tells any prospective...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Review: It's Big. Really Big. For JOHN WICK Fans That's Great.

In his ongoing quest to defeat The High Table, John Wick discovers a way to earn his freedom once and for all. In order to do so he must defeat his most formidable foe yet, a ruthless, high ranking member...

TRANSFUSION Review: Sam Worthington Stars in This Australian Drama Crime Thriller

Ryan Logan is a former soldier trying to live the life of a civilian and raise his only son, Billy, on his own. Overwhelmed by the lashing out actions of his delinquent son Logan now faces the reality that Billy...

Preview: Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2023

Showcasing the best of contemporary French films, this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema features 21 features from old masters to newcomers, including new films by Philippe and Louis Garrel, Arnaud Desplechin, Dominik Moll, Patricia Mazuy and Léa Mysius. Though I...

MARLOWE Review: Over-Familiar Tropes Sinks Chandler Homage

Directed by Neil Jordan, Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange star in an adaptation of a novel by John Banville.

JOHN WICK 4: The Final Trailer. Bigger. Deadlier. And Brutal Traffic in Paris.

Here. We. Go. All week Lionsgate has been sending out bits and bobs, teasing us about the upcoming release of John Wick Chapter 4. Yesterday it was a series of characters posters, sans Mark Zaror but they included a definitely...