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THE CALL Trailer: Things Will Get Bloody

Warning: Lin Shaye is friends with Tobin Bell. Thus, if you dare to call the distinguished woman "an old hag," ya stupid kid, you should expect that she will make The Call to her dear friend. And things will get...

Review: AVA Fails to Give Jessica Chastain an Action Franchise Of Her Own

Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common and Geena Davis star in an action movie, directed by Tate Taylor ('The Help').


Sandy K. Boone's film features appearances from Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette and Nick Offerman.

Review: KAJILLIONAIRE, Oddball Charms and Genuine Emotion in Equal Measure

Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Ivanir, Gina Rodriguez and Debra Winger star in filmmaker Miranda July's latest comedy-drama.

New York 2020 Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Sam Pollard's documentary is a searing indictment of government surveillance and a smear campaign on one of the most revered figures in American history.

Review: THE WAY I SEE IT, Nostalgia and Insight in Equal Measure

Four years ago, only a few Obamaphiles knew who Pete Souza, then the senior White House photographer, was. With a career that began before Ronald Reagan arrived in the People’s House, through an extended stint as White House photographer under...

Review: UTOPIA, Let Cynics Rejoice

John Cusack, Rainn Wilson and Sasha Lane star in the Americanized series, created by executive producer Gillian Flynn ('Gone Girl'), and streaming soon on Amazon Prime Video.

SCARE ME Trailer: You Better Listen to Aya Cash Tell a Story

You had me at Aya Cash as a successful horror writer. Aya Cash starred for multiple seasons in Stephen Falk's intoxicating and infuriating anti-romantic comic series You're the Worst and has more recently shown up in the action series The...

Review: RENT-A-PAL Thrives On Dual Performances From Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins

Jon Stevenson wrote and directed the horror-thriller, starring Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins as two people who form a costly friendship.

FREAKY Trailer: Vince Vaughn Body, Teen Girl Spirit

Nabbing attention with the promising horror flick Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), writer/director Christopher Landon took a sharp turn toward the combination of ironic humor of horror with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) and then hit it...

70s Rewind: PAPILLON, Steve McQueen Yearns to Be Free

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman star in director Franklin J. Schaffner's adaptation of Henri Charrière's bestselling book.

THE DOORMAN Trailer: Ruby Rose Will Take Jean Reno to Hell, If Needed

In a premise that reminds me (favorably) of Under Siege, Ruby Rose stars in The Doorman as an ex-Marine who has returned to the U.S. and takes a job as a doorman at a posh hotel. Perhaps suffering from PTSD,...

Review: CENTIGRADE, Short on Thrills, Long on Snores

Vincent Piazza and Genesis Rodriguez star in a chilly thriller, directed by Brendan Walsh.

Fantasia 2020 Review: THE DARK AND THE WICKED, Simply Put, Is Scary as Hell

Oh great. Now I’m scared of light switches. And chairs. And phones.    Siblings Louise and Michael have returned home, to the family rural farm, to be with their father in what may very well be, his final hours. The...

70s Rewind: THOMASINE & BUSHROD, Stealing For a Good Cause

Vonetta McGee and Max Julien star in the action-crime adventure, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Review: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, Nostalgic Hits in Repackaged Form

Arguably the first- or second-best time-travel comedy of all time (Back to the Future, of course, belongs in any conversation), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a surprise hit in 1989 elated, elevated, and entertained moviegoers with its uniquely resonant mix...

Review: MAX WINSLOW AND THE HOUSE OF SECRETS, Beware of Hosts Without Bodies

Chad Michael Murray, Marina Sirtis and Sydne Mikelle star in the family sci-fi picture, directed by Sean Olson, now available on DVD, live stream, and in select theaters.

Now Streaming: THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, Must Be Kind and Gentle

Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie and Danny DeVito lead the voice cast of a family picture starring Bryan Cranston, directed by Thea Sharrock, and now streaming on Disney Plus.

70s Rewind: KRAMER VS. KRAMER, Opposites Attract

Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep star in Robert Benton's Academy Award-winning family drama, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Now On Demand: EMPEROR, When the Entire South Knows Your Name

Directed by Mark Amin, the film stars Dayo Okeniyi, James Cromwell, Mykelti Williamson, Ben Robson, Kat Graham, Naturi Naughton, Keean Johnson, Harry Lennix and Bruce Dern.