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Review: A QUIET PLACE, ... ! ... ? ... ?! ... ! .... !! ..... !!! ... !!!!!

Imagine a world that has been silenced by mysterious creatures. The deadly threat inherent in the premise is riveted home in an opening sequence that immediately sets the neat and efficient A Quiet Place apart from other neat and efficient...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

The Many Faces Of Emily Blunt

This week sees the premiere of Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train, which our Jim Tudor kindly called "a manipulative wreck". However, it stars Emily Blunt, and that immediately decided who to choose for this week's quiz. For Emily...

Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, A Manipulative Wreck

Evoking its title, the new film adaptation of the popular Paula Hawkins novel The Girl on the Train wants to be perceived as running smoothly on its tracks through a variety of settings and scenarios. Sometimes, it travels a familiar...

Destroy All Monsters: SICARIO And The Heart Of Darkness

Spoiler warning for Sicario. I admire a genre movie that extracts its generic components so completely that one nearly forgets what one is watching until it sneaks back around and kicks us in the ass. One such film is Sicario,...

Review: SICARIO, A Marvelous, Stunning Hybrid

In white writing on a black screen, we're taught that Sicario was the name given to Hebrew Zealots (the name means "dagger men") who fought to expel the Romans in Judea. Now the name is used in Mexico to refer...

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller...

In New SICARIO Clip, Tension Rises At The Border

Tensions are rising all over the world. Europe is facing major challenges in dealing with migrants fleeing horrible situations. Here in the U.S., politicians are stirring the pot on the immigration issue. And in a new clip from Sicario, an...

SICARIO: Watch The Thrilling Trailer For Denis Villeneuve's Crime Epic

Coming off of great buzz at Cannes, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario arrives on U.S. shores September 18. Today the trailer dropped and it's a doozy.Starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who gets thrust into the Mexican Cartel drug war, the...

Review: INTO THE WOODS Ventures Into A Musically Dark Thicket

"Beware the tale you tell Children will listen"  Just what is Disney up to with Into the Woods? Widely cited as "nobody's favorite Sondheim", this Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the 1987 Broadway stage musical is sing-songy, yes, but it's also intensely...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks EDGE OF TOMORROW And CHEF

While it's under-performing at the box office, the latest whiz-bang sci-fi action romp starring Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow, is a hell of a lot of fun.Also checked out the very tasty Chef by writer/producer/director/star Jon Favreau, the pinnacle of...

Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW Is High Concept Sci-Fi At Its Most Fun

Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over...

New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer Is Cruise-Centric

It makes perfect sense that the new trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow revolves entirely around Tom Cruise. The first trailer established the premise: aliens invade Earth, soldiers die quickly, one is caught in a time loop until he becomes...

Watch Tom Cruise And Emily Blunt Fight Aliens In First EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer

Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and is directed by Doug Liman. My initial reaction is that it looks like Source Code meets Starship Troopers. And I approach it with apprehension because I think the plot of the film...

DVD Review: YOUR SISTER'S SISTER Is Nice, But Nice Doesn't Mean Much

The trick with low-key, down-home indie storytelling is to show your audience how, while the things taking place on screen might not look like much, they're quietly life-changing for everyone involved.Lynn Shelton's fourth feature, Your Sister's Sister, played earlier this...

Review: THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Stalls At The Altar

François Truffaut echoed Jean Renoir when he explained the virtues of filming reality, stating that there is nothing more magical to him than reality. Interesting sentiment, especially coming from Truffaut, but he obviously wasn't made to sit through THE...

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Review

Never let it be said that "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" doesn't deliver what it promises. There's plenty of salmon fishing, and sure enough, it happens in the arid, rocky Yemen region. The film tells the tale of how...

Writer-Director George Nolfi Talks THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

[Our very great thanks to Simon Kingsley for the following interview.]The Adjustment Bureau (2010) has just opened to decent numbers in the U.S. and while the Matt Damon & Emily Blunt run-chase-run-chase Bourne-o-like sci-fi-romantic-thriller does have its weak spots, it...

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Review

The late (and, yes, great) Philip K. Dick has inspired several high-end science fiction films (including Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall), but the newest may also be one of the calmest, strangest, and most sincerely humane. Adapted by...