Tag: drama

THE ASSASSIN OF THE TSAR (TSAREUBIYTSA): Deaf Crocodile Films' Restoration of Karen Shakhnazarov's Mystery Coming This Spring

Over seventy five years ago Russia's last Tsar and his entire family met their fate at the hands of a murderous assassin. Yet, behind the closed doors of a modern day psychiatric hospital a patient is telling the story of the event.

ALIENS ABDUCTED MY PARENTS AND NOW I FEEL KINDA LEFT OUT Trailer

Reviewing the trade traffic yesterday it seems that the premiere of Jake Van Wagoner and Austin Everett's sci-fi coming-of-age comedy Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out should be a hit at Sundance. The general consensus is...

Blu-ray Review: THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION, The Poetics of Resistance

With only one or two 'big' names known, even among cinephines, cinema from sub-saharan Africa has often been neglected both on the festival and the art house cinema circuit. Perhaps also because of the way the filmmakers use the...

SLASHER: RIPPER: Eric McCormack Stars Fifth Season, Premieres in Canada on Hollywood Suite This April

Hollywood Suite endevours to be Canada's one stop chop for horror content in the country. Yesterday they announced they will be the exclusive home for Slasher: Ripper, the fifth season of the popular Slasher series.    Canadian actor Eric McCormack...

YELLOWJACKETS Season 2 Teaser: A Little More Complicated than Most

Anyone from a northern climate knows the dangers of winter, how you can die simply from being caught outside. That's one of the first things that drew me, and likely many viewers, to a show like Yellowjackets. We know what...

HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN: Michelle Garza Cervera's Maternal Horror in U.S. Cinemas, on VOD This February

Michelle Garza Cervera's incredible feature film debut, Huesera, has undergone a bit of an identity change.   Henceforth, in the U.S. it shall be known as Huesera: The Bone Woman - something to bring a bit more emphasis on the...

4K Review: Criterion Harnesses THE POWER OF THE DOG For a Stunning Release

Jane Campion's revisionist Netflix Western stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jesse Plemons.

Now Streaming: ASHGROVE, The Wait of the World

We often talk of, of hear about, the burdens that couples must bear as part of a long term relationship; the give and take of needs and wants, and how, if a marriage is in crisis, it can feel like...

Review: GLASS ONION - A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, Daniel Craig's Super-Sleuth Takes on the One Percent (Again)

Over the last several weeks, the cult of personality centered on onetime tech “genius” (and billionaire) Elon Musk suffered a major setback, a self-inflicted wound that threatened to take down one of the largest, most popular social media platforms. Beware,...

Friday One Sheet: INSIDE

I love a good teaser poster, and these three pieces of key art for Vasilis Katsoupis' debut feature deliver a satisfying tease. The film, Inside, is a one man, one room heist film starring Willem Dafoe, who slowly goes crazy after...

Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO, Stunningly Realized Stop-Motion Animation

There’s a moment in the stunningly realized Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio where the familiar title character (winningly voiced by Gregory Mann), newly granted a semblance of animated life by a compassionate supernatural spirit, attempts to greet his new “father,” Geppetto...

Review: BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER, A Celebration of Legacies Real and Imaginary

The tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, a generational talent hitting just the prime of what should have been a decades-long, award-filled acting career, in the summer of 2020 came as a devastating blow to many, especially during a year filled...

A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES: Win The Complete Trilogy on Blu-ray

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release A Discovery of Witches: The Complete Trilogy  on DVD and Blu-ray on November 15, 2022.    Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its...

Review: SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION, The Silver Lining Is...

Jakarta, Indonesia. 1985.   Years after the terrible events of the first film, we catch up with the remaining members of the Suwono family. Rini, her younger siblings, Toni and Bondi, and their Father, Bahri, now live in an apartment...

Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, Superlative Horror in an Anthology Format

Despite winning a Best Director Oscar five years ago for The Shape of Water — what many filmmakers would consider the culmination of their artistic careers — Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos) shows little, if any,...

Grimmfest 2022 Awards: Carlota Pereda's PIGGY Takes Home Best Film, Director And Actress

Grimmfest wrapped up weekend before last and the esteemed jury deliberated this past Sunday on the festival's feature and short film program. A couple hours of spirited and fun exchange later we made our final choices.    Yes, we. I...

Sitges 2022 Review: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS, Close Encounter of the Queer Kind

The road trip movie is tailor-made for the journey of self discovery; more so perhaps in North America, where the distances are long, the population sparse, and the lack of anything to do besides face yourself dominates. This can be...

Review: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, Timely Adaptation of the Anti-War Classic

Released to popular and critical acclaim abroud and public dissension at home, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque’s groundbreaking, 1929 anti-war novel, broke new ground, taking an audicious, bold, anti-war stance during an era where any criticism...

New York 2022 Review: Building Memories in AFTERSUN

Aftersun is a poignant and deeply personal examination of those memories, told in a small, family vacation travelogue.

New York 2022 Review: In SHOWING UP, Perseverance Pays Off

Michelle Williams stars in a new film directed by Kelly Reichardt, which continues to showcase her unique voice in American cinema.