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Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: BORDER and THE SISTERS BROTHERS, Two Of The Festival's World Highlights

At the core of Let the Right One In, one of the most memorable vampire films of the past decade, was Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a lonely, misfit, and bullied young boy with little attention from his divorced parents. He found...

Leiden 2018 Dispatch: International Favorites THUNDER ROAD, PROFILE and More Are Sure-Fire Crowd-Pleasers

The Leiden International Film Festival came to a close on Sunday November 11 but we were lucky enough to attend its final weekend, which was jam-packed with quality films. The festival, taking place in a college town in South Holland...

Review: VENOM, A Cleaned Up, Toned Down, Baffling Misfire

Over the past two decades very few Marvel supervillains have been as visible to non-comic enthusiasts as Spider-Man's nemesis, Venom. Since his introduction to the world at large in The Amazing Spider-Man #300, the evil black goop from outer space...

Vancouver 2018 Review: THE SISTERS BROTHERS

The Sisters Brothers is an excellent movie, but it is being marketed in all the wrong ways. I suppose if it results in a financial success, then all's well that ends well. I worry, though, that once general audiences see...

ROGUE ONE: Loads Of New Footage In New Japanese Trailer

While we were all playing Luc Besson's Valerian trailer on constant repeat yesterday a certain other science fiction film also slipped out a new trailer with a new spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story rolling out in Japan....

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Forest Whitaker In Talks To Join Anthology Film

Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. He would join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. I've imagined him as the rebel leader that will send...

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 - Drafthouse Films, Part 1

Welcome back to The Stack. While I was looking at all the Scream Factory releases for 2014, I thought I would do the same for Drafthouse Films. In fact I'm just going to cover everything Drafthouse Films has EVER released...

Blu-ray Review: FOUR LIONS

When I first opened the envelope containing Four Lions, I was immediately struck by the cover you see at left.  Normally a DVD will have some kind of blurb on the front or the back from someone like Peter Travers,...

FOUR LIONS Review

[ On the advent of release in North America, Aaron Krasnov brings us this review for Chris Morris' breakout film.]Four Lions is a film about terrorism, jihad and Islam. More importantly, Four Lions is a hilarious and humanizing portrait of...

FOUR LIONS Puts A Box On A Jihadist Head.

Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League does things a bit differently. Things like giving himself a bright pink mohawk and then boxing a famous actress. So it should come as no surprise that now that he's venturing into theatrical exhibition he's...

FOUR LIONS Roars into the U.S. Nov. 5th

Chris Morris' Four Lions was a Sundance and SXSW darling and is now the banner film release for Alamo Drafthouse's new distrubution wing. It's getting a limited release on November 5th (NY, LA, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle,...

The Alamo Drathouse Kicks Off New Distribution Arm With FOUR LIONS. Celebrates By Blowing Up Bird.

I love when my email brings good news:DRAFTHOUSE FILMS TO DISTRIBUTE "FOUR LIONS", THE ACCLAIMED COMEDY FROM DIRECTOR CHRIS MORRISAustin, TX---Thursday, September 9, 2010--- Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League announced today that he is expanding the renowned...

Who Says Terrorism Can't Be Funny? The First Proper Trailer For Chris Morris' FOUR LIONS Says Otherwise!

Inappropriate and in bad taste? Quite possibly. But funny?  Oh, yes, indeed. The first proper trailer for Chris Morris' terrorism comedy Four Lions - a big hit at Sundance earlier this year - has arrived on the scene and it...

Poster For Chris Morris' FOUR LIONS Promises Feathery Destruction.

With the UK theatrical release of Chris Morris' Four Lions coming May it should be just a matter of days now before the trailer arrives for the festival hit terrorism comedy. But while today is not that day, today is...

SXSW 2010: FOUR LIONS Review

[With Chris Morris' Four Lions screening as part of SXSW we re-print here Ryland Aldrich's earlier review from Sundance.]Terrorism-farce may not be too familiar to most moviegoers, but after director Chris Morris's quite funny Four Lions, he can confidently be...

Sundance 2010: The First Clip From Chris Morris' FOUR LIONS Demonstrates How Not To Buy Bleach.

There are many problems unique to the life of a domestic terrorist trying to build a home made bomb. Such as, for instance, how to collect the materials you need without drawing undue attention to yourself.  Chris Morris addresses this...

Visitors To Sundance: Beware of Crows Bearing Gifts. Fresh Images From Chris Morris' Terrorist Comedy FOUR LIONS.

Death by crow?  Apparently so in Chris Morris' upcoming terrorism comedy Four Lions.  Though producers are still playing quite coy with materials for the film leading up to its Sundance premiere - and from Morris you should be expecting something...

Chris Morris' FOUR LIONS Unleashed! First Images From The Terrorist Comedy!

In bad taste?  Quite possibly.  Brilliant and hysterically funny?  Almost certainly.  If I've learned anything about absolutely fearless British satirist Chris Morris in the years that I have followed his career it is very definitely to expect brilliance teetering on...

FNC 2009 : TAQWACORE: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ISLAM Review

Punk Islam ? Yup, you read the title right, Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam is our guide into an unknown and fascinating subculture built on contradictions, prejudices and passion. Part music tour, pamphlet  and spiritual journey, Omar Majeed's documentary uses an...