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Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Packed to the brim with historical documents and recently declassified materials, Sam Pollard, documentarian and editor of Spike Lee's films, among many others (Mo' Better Blues, 4 Little Girls, Chisholm '72, Venus and Serena), brings us MLK/FBI, a searing indictment...

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: GIRLFRIENDS, The One That Got Away

Melanie Mayron stars in Claudia Weill's independent, ground-breaking, timely gem, now available on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

Review: MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE, Where Weird and Warm Collide

Eric Lehning, Cody DeVos and Leah High star in a bracingly original indie film, directed by the Deagol Brothers, and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Review: THE DARK AND THE WICKED, Genuinely Creepy and Scary

Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr. and Xander Berkeley star in a straight-out, scary horror thriller, written and directed by Bryan Bertino.

Exclusive ATTACK OF THE DEMONS Clip: You Gotta Shoot

Free-floating anxiety is a condition that many of us have experienced in our lives, even before this current year, and long before the type of anxiety that has settled into our daily existence in recent days. Now add to that...

Review: COME PLAY, A Friend in Need Isn't a Friend Indeed

Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. star in a thriller, directed by Jacob Chase.

Now On Demand: THE CALL, Just in Time to Spoil the Weekend

We've officially reached the punch-drunk portion of the Halloween movie season, that special time when it feels like every possible type of horror movie has been thrust upon those of us who have any type of bent toward the frightening...

Exclusive FISHBOWL Clip: Punishment You Do Not Want

In less than a minute, our exclusive clip from the upcoming indie thriller Fishbowl touched a nerve deep inside my subconscious. "Punishment" is a term that strikes a chilling yet familiar chord for many who were raised in religious households....

Review: THE DOORMAN, Woefully Inept, Profoundly Uninspired

Ruby Rose, Jean Reno, Aksel Hennie and Rupert Evans star in an action picture directed by Kitamura Ryuhei.

70s Rewind: DEATHDREAM, Nightmares Are Made Of This

Director Bob Clark's film, aka 'Dead of Night,' stars John Marley, Lynn Carlin and Richard Backus; it's now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, Horror Stories, More Than Morality Fables

Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer and Christine Kilmer star in director Ryan Spindell's horror anthology film, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: HONEST THIEF, Liam in Love, Still an Action Star

Liam Neeson, Kate Welsh, Jeffrey Donovan and Jai Courtney star in a ludicrous yet lovable action picture, directed by Mark Williams, and opening in U.S. theaters.

Now Streaming: THE RIGHT STUFF Charts a Different Path to the Stars

Jake McDorman and Patrick J. Adams lead the cast in a new adaptation of Tom Wolfe's book, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Blu-ray Review: CLAUDINE, Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones Anchor a Social Classic

Director John Berry's 1974 film might improve Criterion's scorecard on canonizing films about Black lives.

Review: THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, Must-Watch Series Rewards Patience

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Bea Smith, and Henry Thomas star in director Mike Flanagan's dramatic horror series, now streaming on Netflix.

Review: OVER THE MOON, Taking Flight With the Greatest of Ease

A young girl builds a rocket to the moon in a wildly entertaining family comedy (with songs), written by Audrey Wells and directed by Glen Keane. It lands October 23 on Netflix.

Review: YELLOW ROSE Blooms in Times of Trouble

Diane Paragas' debut feature, with a revelatory central performance by Broadway star Eva Noblezada, offers a unique, finely crafted, and timely take on the issues of immigration and undocumented people.

Review: BLACK BOX, Slick, Engaging Sci-Fi/Psychological Thriller

Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad and Amanda Christine star in a horror-mystery, directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

SMILEY FACE KILLERS Trailer: Crispin Glover Reunites With Tim Hunter

Bret Easton Ellis gets top billing in the poster for Smiley Face Killers, which claims it is "inspired by true events," yet what primarily grabs my attention is director Tim Hunter. Reuniting with Crispin Glover (from the director's River's Edge)...