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Criterion in July 2021: DEEP COVER, WORKING GIRLS, MIRROR and More

Bill Duke's Deep Cover, Lizzie Borden's Working Girls, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror lead the class of July 2010 from the Criterion Collection. In keeping with the season, Jacques Deray's La piscine is also on the release slate, along with Howard...

Reminder: JAKOB'S WIFE Opening in Theaters, On Demand and Digital

You ever get that shrinking feeling? That's what Jakob's Wife, as embodied by the great Barbara Crampton in the titular role, experiences after many years of marriage to a small-town minister (Larry Fessenden). What she does in response to that...

Unsettling GOODBYE HONEY Trailer: A Night of Terror Awaits

Or, things that go bump in the truck. Goodbye Honey quickly becomes unsettling, according the trailer. The official synopsis describes the plot thusly: "Dawn, a truck driver, pulls into a state park to get some sleep when she is ambushed...

CEREBRUM Trailer: Back Up Your Brain

Any movie that signals its ambitions in an intriguing, oblique manner catches my interest, and that's certainly the case with a new trailer for Cerebrum. Heading for a screening at the 54th annual WorldFest in Houston towards the end of...

70s Rewind: THE SUPER COPS, Batman and Robin Fight the System

Ron Leibman and David Selby star in director Gordon Parks' rowdy adaptation of a police story drawn from real life.

Review: HONEYDEW, Exciting Rural Horror

Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingsley star; Devereux Milburn directed.

Review: 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - LIVE ACTION, Fraught With Tension

All five titles nominated for Academy Award, Best Live Action Short, are included in the program, now playing in select theaters.

Now Streaming: INVINCIBLE, Got Blood If You Want It

Steven Yuen, J.K. Simmons and Sandra Oh lead the voice cast in an animated adaptation of the comic-book series, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: CALLS, Brain-Melting, A La THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Directed by Fede Alvarez ('Don't Breathe'), the series is a sci-fi thriller that gradually comes into terrifying focus. Now streaming on Apple TV+.

SXSW 2021 Review: SOUND OF VIOLENCE

After surviving a horrible childhood tragedy that took the lives of her whole family, Alexis has been chasing down sounds that help her experience the phenomena called Synesthesia. It is usually an involuntary experience in a second sense. Alexis sees...

Review: NOBODY, Bob Odenkirk, (Maybe) Action Star

On a list of actors — currently living or presumed dead — making the jump from drama or comedy to the action genre, Bob Odenkirk, the star of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, would be somewhere near the bottom,...

Review: THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER Seek to Be Ordinary People

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star in the first episode of a new Marvel series, directed by Kari Skogland, and streaming soon on Disney+.

Review: ATTACK OF THE MURDER HORNETS, Deadly Killers Take Flight

Michael Paul Stephenson ('Best Worst Movie,' 'The American Scream') directs a documentary about an unfolding, real-life horror movie.

Review: BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD'S A LITTLE BLURRY, How to Remain Independent

Together with Samantha Stark's 'Framing Britney Spears,' R.J. Cutler's doc spells out the perils and pleasures of maintaining independence as a creative artist.

Review: CHERRY, A Boy and His Drugs

Tom Holland stars in an uber-dramatic love story, brashly directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

70s Rewind: LEADBELLY, Singing His Own Damn Songs

Roger E. Mosley stars in Gordon Parks' rousing film about a musical legend's early life, now streaming on The Criterion Channel though February 28.

Blu-ray Review: Ramin Bahrani's CHOP SHOP Remains Revelatory, Fifteen Years Later

The visual technique alone is worth the price of this Criterion Blu-ray, and should be studied by filmmakers and cinephiles. 

Now Streaming: FOR ALL MANKIND, Smartly Foraging Alternate Space History

Joel Kinnaman leads the cast in the second season of the alternate-history series, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Review: NOMADLAND, Deceptively Complex, Lyrical, and Very Necessary

As likely many of you, this pandemic era has me rethinking my life, what my goals are, where I want to be a year, five, ten, twenty years from now. About what is possible for me to achieve, where I...

Dallas Critics Go for NOMADLAND, You Should Too

The award-winning film opens in U.S. cinemas this coming Friday, February 19. Here are other films we recommend from the past year.