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SCREAMFEST 2016: Festival Announces Dates And Names Lydia Hearst Festival Ambasador

International horror filmmakers, the day is drawing near for one of the premiere horror film festivals in the U.S. Screamfest is happening in L.A. in an excellent time slot, leading right up to Halloween. The festival is taking submissions up... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Curiouser And Curiouser

Six years ago, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland caught the early wave of the modern 3D era and became a big financial success, fairly demanding that a sequel would be forthcoming. Now the generally darker sequel has arrived, based on... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Refn Completes Horror Remake Trilogy With Giallo Film WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

With the confirmation of Maniac Cop moving forward and the addition of Witchfinder General Danish filmmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has added the final piece to a trio of horror film remakes.   Deadline reports that Refn has added the 1972... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  

Review: NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING, A Message To Young Women

A fairly wretched and sloppily assembled sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is too lazy to conjure up anything new for its putative heroes to do. Instead, the focus turns to delivering an oddly mixed message: young women can still be... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Criterion In August 2016: MCCABE & MRS. MILLER Leads A Strong Slate

Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller marked a turning point in cinema. Arriving after the commercial success of MASH and the bizarre noodling of Brewster McCloud, Altman's 1971 classic elevated muffled dialogue and the dirty authenticity of Vilmos Zsigmond's photography... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

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   
  

BUSTER KEATON - THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS: Full Specs, Clip From Upcoming Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Set

Eureka! Entertainment will be bringing 32 Buster Keaton shorts to Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, when its four-disc Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films 1917 - 1923 comes to the Masters Of Cinema on 18... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: THE NICE GUYS, A Trifle With Great Chemistry

"I'm getting too old for this shit". Immortal lines of cinematic splendour, words so titanic that if the scribe of Lethal Weapon had only been responsible for these, then he'd be legendary. Yet Shane Black has done more than write... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

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   
  

Win A Copy Of SCREAM Season One Signed By The Cast

The first season of the television version of Scream was released on DVD last week in time for any last minute binging before the second season begins on May 30th.. If you need a copy, or, are a avid fan... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Win A REGRESSION Blu-ray From Anchor Bay And Dimension

Alejandro Amenábar's (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrived on May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. If you have not already... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  

Joel Kinnaman Gets Downloaded Into Netflix's ALTERED CARBON

Variety just reported that Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) has been given the lead role in Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan's cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon.   “Altered Carbon” is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name. The... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: MONEY MONSTER Takes A Hostage With A Sense Of Humor

Pleasantly surprising, Jodie Foster's Money Monster is better than expected, in large part because it's not as straightforward as it initially appears. The setup, in fact, leads one to believe that the movie will be a deadly serious hostage thriller.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: Woody Allen Visits CAFÉ SOCIETY

You ever see the Woody Allen film about the older man who’s in love with a younger woman, only to have her torn between her affection for another nebbishy guy? Sure it’s fair to say that Allen’s treading on familiar... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition! Not Least Michael Fassbender In The ASSASSIN'S CREED Trailer

Michael Fassbender reteams with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game Assassin's Creed. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, brought back from the dead by a futuristic iteration of... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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   
  

Blu-ray Review: Nicholas Ray's IN A LONELY PLACE, A Requiem For Love

I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me. I've only seen a few Nicholas Ray films, but after those I cannot help but be convinced that... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Greed Is God

The 1980s are back whether we like it or not. Like Zack Snyder's Watchmen before it, X-Men: Apocalypse adapts mainstream super hero comic book material from the eighties as taking place then. Like that film, it tries hard, but remains... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  
 
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