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Review: RED SPARROW, Hardcore Torture, Softcore Porn?

Jennifer Lawrence has made great strides in attempting to transform from the box office bombshell behind the success of films like The Hunger Games series, and the odd critical success of Silver Linings Playbook or Joy, into a legitimate, respected...

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...

RED SPARROW First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence, Russian Sex Spy

In the upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence reteams with director Francis Lawrence -- he helmed three of the Hunger Games installments -- and the first trailer paints her as a Russian sex spy. Frankly, I am baffled by the...

BRIGHT Trailer: Netflix's $100 Million Blockbuster Shines

Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along in Netflix's $100 million original film Bright, based on the Max Landis script that caused something of a bidding war when it was passed around. The film about "racial" tension...

AnarchyVision: THE MUMMY, IT COMES AT NIGHT, CHURCHILL

In my latest report, I talk about a trio of movies that opened this past weekend, including one blockbuster misfire, one mismarketed genre piece, and a flawed yet somewhat fascinating take on a political hero. Watch the video below. ...

Overlook 2017 First Impression: Mystery Abounds in IT COMES AT NIGHT + Trailer

One of the biggest successes of this weekend's uber-successful inaugural Overlook Film Fest was the surprise closing night film It Comes at Night. Not only is it director Trey Edward Shults's hotly anticipated horror follow-up to the much-loved Krisha, but...

IT COMES AT NIGHT: Creepy Atmosphere Permeates First Teaser

Hot on the heels of revealing a first poster, powerhouse A24 now treats genre loving audiences to an ominous teaser for It Comes at Night. The sophomore film from Trey Edward Shults is all mood as the camera opens on...

Review: LOVING, Civil Rights Brought Home, Beautifully

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

Jeff Nichols' LOVING: First Trailer Pits Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga Against Racism

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols has distinguished himself with finely-wrought, outstanding dramas (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special) that develop in unexpected ways. His newest film, Loving, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is heading for theatrical release...

Cannes 2016 Review: Jeff Nichols' LOVING Is A Minor Key Masterpiece

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite 21st Century Western?

Last week, Jane Got a Gun premiered, and both Bone Tomahawk and The Hateful Eight are still on their world tours. The so-called "westerns" are no longer as rare as they used to be. Clearly, that genre is currently decades...

JANE GOT A GUN Gets a Loud, Bullet-Riddled Trailer

Jane Got A Gun has certainly had more than its fair share of problems, with original director Lynne Ramsay dropping out just as shooting began two years ago, and actors such as Jude Law and Bradley Cooper also coming and...

Trailer: Jeff Nichols Delivers A Superpowered MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Actor Michael Shannon and director Jeff Nichols are like peanut butter and jelly. They just go well together. Shannon has been Nichols' good luck charm since his debut with Shotgun Stories, taking the lead in the exceptional Take Shelter and...

Toronto 2015 Review: BLACK MASS, A Work Of Power And Impact

The real life rise and fall of James "Whitey" Bulger already seems the stuff of cinema. He's the gangster who grabbed South Boston by the throat, leading his Winter Hill mob to gain control over much of the city....

Interview: Joel Edgerton Talks His Directorial Debut THE GIFT, And His Love For Odd And Challenging Roles

Joel Edgerton is a real delight and just an all around good guy. He was in Dallas, near where I live, about a month ago to promote his directorial debut The Gift (now in theaters). I was supposed to moderate...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a...

Opening: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, A Barrage Of Biblical Bombast

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances...

Blu-Ray Review: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Ultimate Edition - A Primer for EXODUS

A decade before Ridley Scott brought Exodus: Gods and Kings to the big screen, he tackled another epic about religion, faith and pragmatism. Kingdom of Heaven was Scott's film about the Crusades, a rousing, rambunctious film that tried to...

Review: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Is Lost In The Wilderness

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances...

It's White Moses Versus White Pharoah Saving A Bunch Of White Guys From The Other Bunch Of White Guys, None Of Whom Should Actually Be White.

Oh, Ridley Scott, you're wacky. Also, Joel Edgerton: Bald is not a good look for you....