Tag: drama

Cannes 2023 Review: PERFECT DAYS, Magic Moments

Wim Wenders' new film.

Friday One Sheet: STRAYS

Here is the tail (sorry...) of two very different marketing campaigns for a Universal Studios R rated talking dog movie, Strays. USA versus Germany. In the United States, the movie star names are almost as big as the photos of...

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.

QUEENS OF THE QING DYNASTY Review: The Poetry of Queerness and Camaraderie

It will come as no surprise to observe that most countries/societies in the world are set up to accommodate and bolster a very narrow group of people, based on race, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion, physical ability, and perhaps...

Calgary Underground 2023: BLACKBERRY Review

In the wild west days of nascent “smart phone” technology, the phrase convergence was tossed around a lot, where your computer, your phone and your personal digital assistant, would merge into one device. A small company, whose building was located...

CHEVALIER Review: Gifted Violinist Takes Center Stage

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, and Lucy Boynton star in the biographical drama, directed by Stephen Williams.

BEAU IS AFRAID Review: Ari Aster Delivers Another Brilliant, Confounding Masterpiece

Joaquin Phoenix stars in the new film by Ari Aster.

FREAKS vs THE REICH: Opening Day Announced!

You've got to see (formerly known as) Freaks Out! That's all we ever heard when Gabriele Mainetti's (formerlly known as) Freaks Out hit the festival circuit. And then it straight up disappeared and we heard nary of word of its...


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...

THE LOST KING Review: Sally Hawkins Shines in Unfocused Romantic Fantasy

Stephen Frears directed the film, now in theaters.

SXSW 2023 Review: BLOODY HELL, What Even Is a 'Normal' Body?

A woman's body is a battleground: not for her, necessarily (though it can be), but more for a society that wants to keep women narrowly confined and strictly controlled. From the moment that the patriarchy decides that it is convenient...

BLACKBERRY Trailer: Jay Baruchel And Glenn Howerton Star in Matt Johnson's Latest

‘BlackBerry’ tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.   Matt Johnson's BlackBerry is coming exclusively to theaters on May...

Overlook 2023: Three More Titles Added! THE DEAD ZONE, IT LIVES INSIDE And It's a Secret!

With just over two weeks to go before this year's edition of the Overlook Film Festival three more titles have been added to the program.    We can tell you what two of them are: a 40th anniversary screening of...

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...

CREED III Review: Third Entry in the Series Might Just Be the Best

Michael B. Jordan directs and stars alongside Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors in the boxing drama, opening in movie theaters everywhere.

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...

THE CURSE OF ROSALIE: Coming to Icon Horror Channel, Online And DVD in The UK This Spring

When a man with a dark secret sees his daughter threatened with eternal damnation, he seeks help from an unpopular Native American seer.

Rotterdam 2023 Review: DALVA, Fantastically Acted Gripping Drama

In Emmanuelle Nicot's debut feature film we follow a 12-year-old girl, the titular Dalva, who the authorities have forcefully taken away from her sexually abusive father Jacques. "Rescued" is what you would think, but Dalva is of another opinion, and...

JETHICA Trailer: SXSW Indie Flick Streaming Exclusively on Fandor in The U.S. This February

When Jessica's stalker surprises her in New Mexico, she must seek help from beyond the grave to get rid of him for good.

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.