Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas, USA

Peter began contributing to the site in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in New York for more than a decade and currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. He is on Twitter.

Los Cabos 2015 Review: YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ME (SABRÁS QUÉ HACER CONMIGO), The Mysteries Of Men And Women

Nicolás thinks it's love at first sight. Emerging from an appointment with his doctor, Nicolás (Pablo Derqui) sees a lovely woman at a hospital. Their eyes meet, and the attraction is instantaneous and mutual. They exchange light banter, and Nicolás... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, Watch This Before Creating A Monster

Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy make for an unlikely yet extremely likable pairing in Victor Frankenstein, which transforms Mary Shelley's dark novel into a cheeky action-adventure picture. On the face of it, the idea of making Igor the hero is... More »
By Peter Martin   

The Many Faces Of Donald Sutherland

This week, the grand finale of The Hunger Games trilo-whoops-quadrilogy arrives in cinemas, with the adventures of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen coming to a close. Pierce Conran saw the ending and quite liked it, as he stated in his review.... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Review: BY THE SEA, Angelina Jolie Pitt Reaches Beyond Her Grasp To Understand Marital Dischord

For her third feature film as a director, Angelina Jolie Pitt takes on her most ambitious challenge yet: dramatizing the mysteries and secrets of an intimate, long-term personal relationship. The actress turned filmmaker made her directorial debut with 2011's In... More »
By Peter Martin   

Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Liam Neeson Talks SILENCE, Taipei Earthquake, STAR WARS, And Reunites With Ewan McGregor

The first official look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence reveals him in an agonized pose. But the actor was completely relaxed and charming during a press conference at the Los Cabos International Film Festival this past Saturday morning,... More »
By Peter Martin   

Criterion's THE GRADUATE, Plus Chaplin, Oshima, Troell, And More Coming In February

And here's to you, Criterion Collection! The home video company just announced its February 2016 slate of releases, topped by Mike Nichols' The Graduate. Dustin Hoffman's star-making performance as recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock, who begins an affair with spiky... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Atom Egoyan Talks REMEMBER On A Day That Turned Very Dark

Early Friday morning, I awoke early on a glorious, sunny day to attend a press screening of Atom Egoyan's Remember at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Baja California Sur, Mexico. By the time I returned to my hotel... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: QUEEN OF EARTH, SLEEPING GIANT, And CAROL, An Impressive Trio

It's gorgeous and sunny today but yesterday the weather was overcast at the Los Cabos International Film Festival, which made it just a tiny bit easier to ignore the beautiful surroundings and head inside to watch movies. Happily, the trio... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: SPOTLIGHT, A True Story Proves Both Enthralling And Appalling

Consistently gripping, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight tells the true story of an investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper that had far-ranging implications. The film serves as a tribute to the power of the press, as well as a warning sign for... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: DEMOLITION, Rock 'n' Roll And The Red Carpet

The Los Cabos International Film Festival opened last night with a red-carpet gala presentation of Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition. The event was a living representation of the conflicts dramatized in the film. Jared Leto, resplendent in red hair and black leather... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Preview: Mexico, Canada, And U.S. Get A New Spotlight

The fourth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the Mexican premiere of Demolition, which is part of a tribute to filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée. The festival is held in Cabo San Lucas, located at the... More »
By Peter Martin   

AYAMÉ Teases Irish Sci-Fi

I'm Irish, I love science fiction, and I love movies. So it feels like Ayamé was custom-designed for me. According to its official description, the film is "set in the near future. The story revolves around a rescue mission on... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: TRUMBO Hits The Right (Typewriter) Keys

For people who pound away at keyboards for a living, Trumbo is inherently nostalgic, presenting a romantic vision of a life enjoyed by only a few. Slumped in a bathtub to ease his back pains, Dalton Trumbo slaves away, staring... More »
By Peter Martin   

Giveaway: Win Tickets to #HORROR At New York City Horror Film Festival

Next week, the city that never sleeps will have good reason to stay awake. The New York City Horror Film Festival will be held November 12-15, and courtesy of IFC Midnight and the festival, we have four pairs of tickets... More »
By Peter Martin   

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Trailer: "I'm Rey. I'm Finn."

A fresh new Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens features fresh new footage that largely centers around Rey, the character played by Daisy Ridley, and includes a moment when she introduces herself to John Boyega. Good stuff. You can... More »
By Peter Martin   

LONDON HAS FALLEN Trailer: "I Want You To Kill Me." Whatever You Say, Mr. President!

The unluckiest American president in history returns in a new trailer for London Has Fallen, which lays waste to a great city and gives a bunch of good actors an opportunity to earn some pocket change. Gerard Butler also returns... More »
By Peter Martin   

New THE HATEFUL EIGHT Trailer Features Brutality In The West

Quentin Tarantino protested police brutality recently, and his words have gotten him in hot water with police groups in the U.S. nationwide. The director has been unapologetic in his latest response, leading to a verbal standoff amidst calls for a... More »
By Peter Martin   

Fantasy Thriller THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY Heads For 2016 Release

Fantasy thriller The Curse of Sleeping Beauty has been acquired for release by XLrator Media for release in 2016. Directed by Pearry Teo, who wrote the screenplay with Josh Nadler, the film stars Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall, and... More »
By Peter Martin   

STAR TREK: Stream Me Up, Scotty

A new Star Trek series is on its way to the streaming universe. The series will debut in January 2017, according to Deadline, and will be available to watch exclusively on CBS All Access, a streaming service available on a... More »
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