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Carey Mulligan, Riz Ahmed, Steve McQueen, and More Honoured with Awards from Palm Springs Film Festival

It might not be able to happen this year, but the venerated Palm Springs Film Festival is still making a celebration by honouring those in the film industry who have made outstanding contributions to the field. It's a little part...

Friday One Sheet: MANK (Again)

In our delight at the chiaroscuro and typeface, this column previously highlighted the 'fan art' poster for David Fincher's new film, Mank. But here, Netflix has released a joyfully bacchanal, hand-drawn official key art.  This poster gives you the man,...

Friday One Sheet: MANK and the Fake Criterion

The films of David Fincher never let a typeface or design opportunity go to waste. Considering he is recreating a specific Hollywood era - the production of Orson Welles cinematic milestone and political bombshell, Citizen Kane - with his latest...

David Fincher Returns With Throwback Noir Teaser For MANK

Netflix continues to be a wonderful sandbox for Auteurs, and David Fincher's latest Mank, co-written by his brother and scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is no exception. This fantastic November release is imbued with oldschool cool and casts...

MARY: RLJE Films Acquires Sea-Faring Thriller Starring Gary Oldman And Emily Mortimer

RLJE Films have acquired Michael Goi's thriller Mary for theatrical and digital distribution this October. Mary will have its world premiere at FrightFest in August.      Michael Goi is returning to feature film making with this new thriller. Honing...

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...

THE SHAPE OF WATER Named Best Picture by Dallas Critics

It's that time of year when we look back and celebrate the best films and, as a proud member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, I'm glad to say that Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has named...

Review: DARKEST HOUR Illuminates Wartime Anarchy in the UK

It’s often observed that moviemaking, large scale moviemaking in particular, is akin to orchestrating a war. That’s not to belittle or demean the very real horror and cost of true war; in filmmaking the severity of casualties don’t usually stem...

Blu-ray Review: Mike Leigh's MEANTIME, A Well-Timed Criterion Release

One of many, many, many films I'd never heard of before Criterion sought to add it to their numbers (number 890 in this case), Mike Leigh's 1984 TV movie Meantime comes across as an unintentional political statement. It pulls us...

Apes, Robots And Not Men In Suits Part Of Oscar's Short List For Best VFX

Visual effects play a large part in a lot of films that we have loved and hated this year. From Andy Serkis' mo-cap ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the clutter, clank and do-you-have-any-friggin-idea-what-is-going-on robots in...

Destroy All Monsters: Darkness Before The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Spoilers! There's the going theory that depressives are more clear-headed in a crisis, because we spend so much time mentally rehearsing the worst-case scenarios. When such scenarios ultimately arise, all the prep work has been done. If so, this summer's...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and LIFE ITSELF

This week we look at the latest from the Apes franchise, as well as the lovely tribute to Roger Ebert, Life Itself.Video embedded below...

The Many Faces Of Andy Serkis

This week, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premieres, starring Andy Serkis in, if the accounts are to be believed, yet another brilliant example of performance capture. By now, he can rightfully be called the world champion of this...

Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Doesn't Monkey Around

There will be plenty of hyperbole flung about in celebration of this film with the joy and abandon of an ape playfully lobbing his poop at an appreciative audience.Yet like the scatological simian show at your local zoo, there may...

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: The War Has Already Begun In Newest Trailer

The word gravitas gets thrown around a lot. But holy heck if it does not apply here. The newest trailer for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes drips with it! You can also begin to piece together the...

The Apes Take Up Arms In New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Images

Ten new images from Matt Reeves' upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes have arrived online and if there were any lingering questions about the quality of the VFX in the film - which there shouldn't be, really -...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ROBOCOP

With the latest installment of RoboCop we once again find the world of this famed cyborg character providing a rich palate for contemporary political discourse. We talk about the 1987 original, the newest film in the series, as well as...

Gary Oldman Meets RoboCoppola

Yup, that's Berlin based madman Daniele Rizzo clad in "Italian steel" (aka plastic) as he meets with the cast and crew of RoboCop on their German press junket and - as is typically the case with Rizzo - the results...

Review: ROBOCOP, A Decent-Enough Reboot

Way back in 1987, a non-American director came to these shores to make a film that worked as both an explosive and violent action film, but also a cautionary tale about militarism of our police forces and the growing fascism...