Have Your Say: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing?

We're nearing that time of the year again, at the end of May, when we get to celebrate the birthdays of three of the biggest legends horror cinema has ever known. I'm talking of course about Vincent Price, Christopher Lee... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Seattle 2016 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 From A Mighty Program

Seattleites are blessed with one of the world's largest and best attended film festivals and it's time to turn our attention to the PacNW. Yes it's SIFF time again and although the festival officially kicked off last Thursday, don't you... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Pretty Packaging: A LETTER TO MOMO Dresses Modest But Nice

Okiura Hiroyuki's A Letter To Momo is a fine piece of anime, released in 2012 in its home country of Japan, and the Sitges festival had it even earlier. But despite critical and general acclaim, it had so far not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Kim Basinger

This week sees the wide release of Shane Black's The Nice Guys, and as Jason Gorber says in his review it stars a great Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. But in a supporting role, it also stars Kim Basinger! Now... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Woody Allen And Rape Culture

Well, here we are again (inasmuch as the word "again" can be applied to a problem that never went away, and which we've all known about for as many as twenty years). The subject of a blistering indictment penned by... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Have Your Say: Who'd Make Best Movie Buddies?

This week, Shane Black's buddie-thriller The Nice Guys is premiering wide, and as Jason Gorber said in his review, the main reason to go see it is the very successful pairing-up of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Their chemistry is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Horror Heavy Lineup For 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Watching something grow into what you always believed it could be is joyful stuff. I've had my experience doing just that with events before. The communal aspect of events makes them different than writing, which is normally pretty solitary, even... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

The Many Faces Of Rachel Weisz

This week sees the wide release of Yorgos Lanthimos' weird satiric drama The Lobster, in which single people need to find love or get changed into animals. In his review, Jason Gorber voiced his disappointment about ending up not loving... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Cannes 2016 Preview: 5 Picks From The Sidebars

Cannes is already fully packed with travelers from around the film world and we wrap up our preview series today with a look at 5 films from the Directors Fortnight and Critics Week sections. Not an easy task but we... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Ideals Will Destroy Us All, And Other Things I Learned from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

A lot has been written about the broody darkness of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; but in its way, Captain America: Civil War is the most quietly nihilistic superhero movie in years. Full disclosure: I still haven't seen BvS,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Cannes 2016 Preview: 5 Picks Out Of Competition

We've already taken a quick glimpse at the Palme d'Or competition and the Un Certain Regard program. Today we pick just 5 films to highlight from the other Out of Competition programs including the high profile (and often big budget)... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Have Your Say: Films You Saw With Your Mother

Last weekend was Mother's Day in many countries worldwide, so I wanted this week's "Have Your Say" to be leaning in that direction. What to do, though? Best portrayal of a mother in a film? Best film called Mother's Day... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Cannes 2016 Preview: 5 Un Certain Regard Picks

It's Cannes time again. Yesterday we attempted the difficult feat of naming only 5 Picks from the Palme d'Or Competition. Today we tackle the nearly impossible task of choosing just 5 from the Un Certain Regard program. They all sound... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Cannes 2016 Preview: 5 Picks From The Palme d'Or Competition

La Croisette will soon be alive with the tuxedos of the film industry's elite and the rumpled suits of foreign sales agents vying for that big money deal. But the handshakes and copious amounts of rosé are all a sideshow... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Panorama Europe 2016 Thrills, Challenges and Transports Viewers

Now in its eighth edition, Panorama Europe - screening from May 6 through May 22 at the Museum of the Moving Image and the Bohemian National Hall - has consistently proved itself to be an essential addition to New York... More »
  

Imagine 2016: What The Audiences Liked Best

Two weeks ago the Imagine Film Festival ended, and as usual it had provided me with a ridiculously high batting average: every film I saw there was either very good or excellent. It's a testament to the festival's rigorous programming,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Chris Evans

This week is Captain America: Civil War week at the box office worldwide, no doubt about it. Therefore our quiz will be about Cap himself, Chris Evans! Basically looking the quintessential young muscular handsome American with a hint of arrogance,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Hey Disney, We Need To Talk About The Shitty Experience Your Release Strategy Is Giving Your Customers

What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me:... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: Anime Ltd.'s TERROR IN RESONANCE Is Da Bomb

In its ten years of existence, the Noitamina slot in the Japanese television station Fuji Broadcasting's schedule has held many a great series. Aimed at older audiences, these series tend to differ from the regular commercial barrage of mecha, high-school... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?

It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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