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Blu-ray Review: Criterion's THE PRINCESS BRIDE Whiffs On New Features, But You're Going To Buy It Anyway

Perhaps the worst confession I could make at the top of this review of Criterion's glittery new Blu-ray release of Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (spine #948) is to offer up the fact that I haven't seen the movie, or...

Notes on Streaming: HOMECOMING Compels, HOUSE OF CARDS Wraps, THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD Captivates

The new film by David Mackenzie, Outlaw King, is my pick of this weekend's streaming crop. Chris Pine, Florence Pugh and Aaron Taylor Johnson star; the historical battles and heated drama look impressive (watch trailer below). Mackenzie (Hell or High...

BLADE RUNNER 2049 International Trailer: The Future Has Finally Been Unearthed

A new international trailer for Blade Runner 2049 gives all due respect to Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford, but what drew my attention on this latest marketing tool are the elements that suggest the sequel will not be simply a...

Notes on Streaming: HOUSE OF CARDS Falls Flat

Have you checked out the new season of House of Cards on Netflix? Yeesh! Or maybe it's just me. House of Cards, anchored by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as an ambitious political couple who prize power above all else,...

Review: WONDER WOMAN Is The Superhero Movie We All Need Right Now

At a time when men in certain circles feel compelled and emboldened to weaponise their fragility in the face of advancing feminism, the world needs a hero like Wonder Woman more than ever. Created more than 75 years ago, and...

Dave Bautista Joins BLADE RUNNER 2

It's been a busy week for Denis Villeneuve's upcoming sequel to classic scifi noir Blade Runner. First Robin Wright joined the cast and then Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista got people buzzing by posting the above photo of...

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and...

Gyllenhaal, Brolin, Clarke And Hawkes Head Up The Hill And Down Again In First EVEREST Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur takes an all star cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson) up the world's tallest peak in upcoming survival thriller Everest. With a title like that the...

Review: HOUSE OF CARDS, Season 3 Seeks To Consolidate Its Power

Binge-watching the third season of a show is like spending the weekend in bed with an old friend: even if you know what to expect, you still hope for a few fireworks. Note: spoilers for the first two seasons of...

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation...

Review: THE CONGRESS, Ambitious And Mostly Successful

Loosely based on the sci-fi musings of Stanislav Lem, Ari Folman follows up his Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir with this ambitious and mostly successful exploration of celebrity, cinema and the subconscious. One of the biggest criticisms of Cinema, and Hollywood...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks Richard Attenborough, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, And THE CONGRESS

The latest edition of my video report is dedicated to memories of the late Lord Richard Attenborough, star of numerous classics and a world class director.Also, a look at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as the...

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2014: Canfield Delivers His 10 Most Anticipated

The second year for the Chicago Critics Film Festival promises big things. 23 Chicago premieres and 14 shorts combined with appearances from a number of filmmakers and film subjects are just part of why. In many ways the most exciting part...

TV Beat: HOUSE OF CARDS, Season 2 Brings The Pain And The Power

Collateral damage continues to pile up in Season 2 of House of Cards, which continues the story that began in Season 1 with nary a breath between. The series revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood...

Watch The Astounding International Trailer For Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

How do you follow a ground breaking film like Waltz With Bashir? If you're Ari Folman you break more ground with the next one, the next one in this case being a loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's The Futurological Congress...

MONEYBALL Review

Years ago, an instructor of mine at film school told of a time in his past when he was so glad to be leaving the dismal small town he'd been living in for St. Louis - a big city...