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Review: THE FAVOURITE, Alternative, Off-Beat British Satire

Yorgos Lanthimos, the lauded king of Greek New Wave, seems to be having an indisputable renaissance since he has fallen in with British production company Film4. It may be sad that the director has since struggled to secure financing in...

Venice 2018 Review: THE FAVOURITE, Lanthimos' Sassy, Fresh Period Comedy

Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz star in the latest film by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Netflix's MANIAC Trailer Delights In "Multi-Reality Brain Magic Shit"!

For anyone not yet on the Netflix bandwagon or not planning to subscribe for Matt Groening’s upcoming Disenchantment, perhaps a new series by Cary Joji Fukunaga might tickle your fancy? Set to drop on September 21, Fukunaga’s highly anticipated return...

Destroy All Monsters: Oscars Stay White As Long As Movies Like LA LA LAND Exist

Watching La La Land, for me, was accompanied by a sinking feeling, a pronounced "of course"-ness, a sensation halfway between grudging admiration and simple exhaustion at the obviousness of it all. Not the obviousness of La La Land itself -...

Review: LA LA LAND, a Captivating Treasure

La La Land is a series of dichotomies, existing as both a delightful flight of fancy and a broad relationship drama. It’s a film oozing with both nostalgia and contemporary energy, feeling both classic and of the moment in the...

Denver Film Fest 2016 Announces LA LA LAND as Opener + Galas & Competitioners

The first big festival announcement landed today from the good folks at the Denver Film Society. Their 39th Denver Film Fest kicks off November 2 with Damien Chazelle's throwback Hollywood musical La La Land (here's Gorber's rave review). Pablo Larrain's...

AnarchyVision: Toronto 2016 Highlights

Some of the main hits from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), showcasing some of the highlights of this year's fest, including La La Land,  Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea and more, are covered in the watch, which...

Review: IRRATIONAL MAN, Not A Masterpiece; More Like A Blip

Let's make this perfectly clear : Woody Allen, director, is one of the most unique and prolific talents in the history of cinema. Every year we get a film on schedule, often a chatty and intellectually rich ensemble piece dealing...

Review: ALOHA Is No Vacation

You say goodbye, I say hello.... Such was the case going into Cameron Crowe's latest romantic comedy Aloha, a promising package of Bradley Cooper falling in love with Emma Stone in Hawaii. While Crowe himself, a wide-eyed music enthusiast who can't...

Cannes 2015 Review: IRRATIONAL MAN, Woody Allen's Maudlin, Disappointing Trifle

Let's make this perfectly clear - Woody Allen, director, is one of the most unique and prolific talents in the history of cinema. Every year we get a film on schedule, often a chatty and intellectually rich ensemble piece...

New York 2014 Review: BIRDMAN, A Visual and Comedic Feast For The Eyes and Mind

This year's New York Film Festival came to a satisfying conclusion with one of its best selections, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the oddly titled (and punctuated) fifth feature by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Returning in...

Review: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, Woody Allen Still Believes

Woody Allen may not believe in God, but he does believe in magic. This much has been clear for years, at least since "Oedipus Wrecks," his entry in the 1991 anthology film New York Stories, in which a hapless magician's mother...

Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Gets A Trailer

Woody Allen, 78, continues to make films that are distinctly his own. Magic in the Moonlight is his latest; set in the 1920s, it stars Colin Firth as an actor brought to the French Riviera to investigate Emma Stone, a...

Destroy All Monsters: The Clothes Make The Spider-Man

Do you remember that Seinfeld joke about how, with professional sports and their interchangeable rosters, we're never cheering for teams, but for clothes? So it is with The Amazing Spider-franchise. I don't know where the yardstick falls on these movies...

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Is A Serviceable Sequel

The sequel to the Spider-Man reboot sees Marc Webb returning to the director's chair and, ultimately, using the same tone and a very similar structure to that of the original, even though there are more subplots to deal with in...

Final Trailer For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Abandons Reality Entirely

Oy. As a longtime fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, dating back to a childhood reading the comic books and then watching the animated TV show, I have built up a great deal of tolerance for his various incarnations. Watching the...

Watch THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Trailer!

Here we go. The new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. You get to see a lot of Jamie Foxx in action as Electro. You will catch the occasional glimpse of Green Goblin. And you will only get to see The...

The Stack: HOUSE OF WAX 3D, 100 BLOODY ACRES, THE CROODS, THIS IS THE END and more...

Welcome back to The Stack! This week we're dividing the show into two separate episodes so I can finally catch up from Fantastic Fest. Look for October 8 releases to be covered on Wednesday October 9. In the mean time...

Review: THE CROODS Survives by its Wits

Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone head the voice cast of Dreamworks' latest animated odyssey, following the world's last surviving family of Neanderthals as they venture forth into an untamed and unexplored prehistoric world. Gorgeous visuals, frantic pacing and a...

Review: GANGSTER SQUAD Is a Cartoon That Thinks It's Real

If Gangster Squad had been released last September, as originally scheduled, it would have been forgotten by now. There's a good chance it would have been forgotten by October. Instead, after some reshoots to avoid a coincidental resemblance to last...