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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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

The Many Faces Of Luis Guzman

This week, the Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele comedy Keanu premieres, and in one of the supporting parts you can see veteran character actor Luis Guzman. And that settled who we would choose this week. For Luis Guzman is an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

70s Rewind: THE NICE GUYS 70s Retro Trailer Compared With Real 70s Trailers

The new 70s retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a lovely bit of patchwork fakery that made me instantly nostalgic. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star. The plot doesn't matter as much as the mood and music... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: GAME OF THRONES Is Better On TV. Who Needs The Books?

Spoilers for the season premiere of Game of Thrones. There's been something of a merry war among some of the Twitch team for the last few years, ever since I published a piece in 2013 that proclaimed that HBO's Game... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Nostalgia, Loss, And Purple Rain

All year I've had that Jim Broadbent line from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull stuck in my head: "We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Diary Of Mad Men: THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION VOLUME 3

Famed actor and horror icon Vincent Price once said of his illustrious career that he didn't "play monsters, but men besieged by fate and out for revenge." Looking at some the late, great actor's most impressive works, it's hard to... More »
By Joe Yanick   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Scarlett Johansson And Our New, Digital Plasticity

As a digital artifact, Jon Favreau's new adaptation of The Jungle Book plays it nearly straight. Much more so, anyway, than something like the Wachowski Sisters' Speed Racer - another film that made maximum use of digital environments around flesh-and-blood... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Tribeca 2016: TAXI DRIVER At 40 - The Final Noir

Don't look now, but 2016 marks 40 years since the release of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver ... and the end of film noir as audiences had come to know it. "There's No Escape" If you know Taxi Driver, you probably... More »
By Peter Gutierrez   
  

The Many Faces Of Patrick Stewart

This week, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room premieres wide, and is getting rave reviews (like the one by our Ryland Aldrich). And it stars the great, GREAT Patrick Stewart as the evil leader of a right-wing organization. Which settles who we... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: DEEP SPACE NINE And The Challenge Of Community

You owe Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a second look. It might be a good way to drain the time between now and Bryan Fuller's Star Trek reboot next year. The best aspects of Deep Space Nine set a benchmark... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Have Your Say: No More Super-heroes Anymore!

Just over a decade ago, superhero films were a tiny sub-category in the general science fiction and fantasy branches. They occasionally happened, and occasionally they were good, and occasionally they were bad. Then Marvel/Disney started with their cinematic universe, released... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sydney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

James Grady’s novel Six Days Of The Condor was published just a year before Sydney Pollack’s big-screen adaptation, and yet almost every aspect of the story was changed. It is difficult to imagine such a flagrant disregard for the source... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Chris Cooper

Among the fine films opening wide this week in North America is Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, which knocked out Jason Gorber (his words). It sure has a stellar cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper. We could have picked... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

HumanSide Podcast: Zoe Bell Talks HATEFUL EIGHT

Welcome Back. This episode features a dynamite interview with stuntperson, actor, producer,  Zoe Bell talking about her role in The Hateful Eight and carving out a sustainable career on her own terms. I also offer up some news on Chicago... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  
 
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