Tag: romance

Review: MALCOLM & MARIE, The Pendulum of Love and Anger

Multiple rooms in a small area. Two characters alone in that space. A successful night that nonetheless revealed a flaw that, picked at, bleeds and tears to expose a crumbling structure. Black and white. 103 minutes. Zendaya and John David...

Shudder in February: THE DARK AND THE WICKED, A NIGHTMARE WAKES And Joe Bob Saves Valentine's Day!

The season of love is coming! Shudder is looking to rekindle our love of horror this February.    In place of flowers and chocolate there will be a new premiere every week: A Nightmare Wakes, After Midnight, Shook and The...

Review: REDEMPTION DAY, Husband to the Rescue

Gary Dourdan, Serina Swan, Ernie Hudson, Martin Donovan, and Andy Garcia star in the action drama, directed by Hicham Hajji.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's ESSENTIAL FELLINI, an Eternal Tribute to an Eternal Filmmaker

The company of entertainers are moving in, the greasepaint is thickening, and libidos are boiling in step.  Creative energy is on the menu, forcefully and unrestrained.  In other words, amid the mundane drain of the everyday, the circus of Federico Fellini is...

Review: THE NEST, Hell Really Is Other Married People

Almost a decade ago, writer-director Sean Durkin’s feature-length debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene — an intense, non-linear psychological thriller — immediately moved him to the front ranks of promising first-time filmmakers. It also introduced Elisabeth Olsen to moviegoers. In the...

New York 2020 Review: UNDINE, Folklore Gets Fresh Makeover in Beguiling Christian Petzold Romance

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in director Christian Petzold's reinvention of a mythical water creature story that parallels the history of the city of Berlin.

Suspenso 2020: Online Festival and SuspensoLAB Announced!

This snuck up on us but our friends at Suspenso in Chile are preparing for their third annual festival and lab. Run by director Patricio Valladares (Downhill, Toro Loco) the event will run online this coming week, from the 25th...

Arrow Video Shows Us The Way This September With Fukasaku, Miike, MALLRATS, Llansó, and IVANSXTC

September will be another banner month for Arrow Video! This fall sees a 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Smith's slacker classic, Mallrats (US/CAN), a box set of both Fukasaku Kinji and Takashi Miike's versions of Graveyard of Honor (US/CAN/UK), a...

Blu-ray Review: AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Hooks Up With Criterion

Writer/director Paul Mazursky guides Jill Claybugrh to an Oscar nomination in this bit of essential 1970s cinema.

Blu-ray Review: LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN Hypnotizes

Murder. Neglect. Jealousy. Oppression. Obsession. These themes collide in Leave Her to Heaven, the oddly sunny drama-turned-film noir directed by John M. Stahl from the book by Ben Ames Williams. I say "oddly sunny" because it's a deceptive opening: the...

Miami 2020 Review: EDUARDO AND MONICA, A Charming and Charmed Love Ballad

The how and why of love is one of life's great eternal mysteries. Thousands of books, songs, works of art, films, have been made on the subject, and we're still no closer to an answer. But then, there is no...

Arrow Video Hits The Bullseye This April With Mastorakis, Tsukamoto, '80s Comedy, WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, And HAGAZUSSA

Arrow Video has delivered their April 2020 lineup and it's a corker!  After digging in to the Nico Mastorakis catalog with Island of Death, Zero Boys, and Hired To Kill in the past few years, they continue to unearth long...

Blu-ray Review: Langella Hypnotizes in DRACULA 1979

I don't know the numbers, but Bram Stoker's book Dracula has been adapted quite a bit into theatrical productions, TV series, and movies. The property is up there with Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Predjudice, and The Three Musketeers as one of the most popular...

Trailer: AVANE SRIMANNARAYANA, Rakshit Shetty's Upcoming Curry Western Looks Insane

Kannada language film star Rakshit Shetty first came to our attention back in 2014 with his second film as a writer and director, Ulidavaru Kandanthe (As Seen by the Rest). That film was a stylistically adventurous gangster epic that borrowed...

Blu-ray Review: Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy Serves as a Brilliant, Ongoing Warning

As advertised, Germany’s “economic miracle” (translated from the native term “Wirtschaftswunder”) of the postwar era was something of an unforeseen godsend. In a short time, the defeated, decimated country saw a sharp spike in prosperity and wealth. The scars of...

THE FARE Trailer: D.C. Hamilton's Mystery Sci Fi Thriller Out in November

Continuing with today`s catchup on upcoming titles from Epic and DREAD we have the trailer from D.C. Hamilton`s The Fare still to share with you as well. Check it out below.    The Fare will have a limited theatrical next...

Review: YESTERDAY, A Truly Fab Tale Full of Magic, Mystery, and a Tour

Danny Boyle directs a new Beatles-themed comedy sure to please, starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Ed Sheeran.

BiFan 2019: 10 Films You Should Check Out at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Asia's top genre celebration is almost upon us, and as we pack our bags for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), we've prepared a few titles to look out for in this year's vast program. Between our recent festival...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's LET THE SUNSHINE IN Illuminates

Juliette Binoche lights up Claire Denis' effective drama of The Other Woman.

METAL HEART: Be Charmed By The Trailer For Irish Indie Comedy

If you've been paying attention to the recent wave of Irish films you've most likely come across actor Hugh O'Conor at some point. He was the lead in hit comedy The Stag before playing a key support part opposite Tom...