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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Set for Thanksgiving Release

Although we’ve yet to see an official still or any footage following the brief Super Bowl teaser, Martin Scorsese’s highly-anticipated crime epic The Irishman will indeed arrive in theaters and on Netflix this fall, and now we have a more specific date of when to expect it. Speaking on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal podcast, the film’s producer […]

Carlos Reygadas’ 10 Favorite Films

With Carlos Reygadas‘ admirably bold, intimate new drama Our Time now in theaters and his first three films now streaming on The Criterion Channel (along with a recent extensive conversation), it’s thankfully easier than ever to catch up on the poetic works of the Mexican director. To celebrate, today we’re taking a look at his favorite […]

First Trailer for Ken Loach’s ‘Sorry We Missed You’ Follows a Family in Strife

Coming off his Palme d’Or-winning feature I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach crafted another triumphant success with Sorry We Missed You that is steeped in his trademark brand of British socialist realism. Following its world premiere at Cannes, Entertainment One UK has unveiled the first trailer for their release this November as the film still awaits a […]

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Trailer Finds Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson & Newcomer Zack Gottsagen on an Adventure

An adventure about the triumph of the human spirit, the diversely cast The Peanut Butter Falcon picked up an SXSW Audience Award a few months ago and now will be arriving in theaters this August. Written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, the film conveys the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a man with […]

First Trailer for Pippa Bianco’s Sundance Winner ‘Share’ Examines Sexual Assault in the 21st Century

Heralding both a new filmmaking voice with director Pippa Bianco and breakthrough actor with Rhianne Barreto, Share was one of the more striking films I saw at this year’s New Directors/New Films. World premiering a few months earlier at Sundance, where Barreto picked up an acting award and Bianco earned a Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the drama […]

Giveaway: Win Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’ on Blu-ray

As the discussion continues surrounding Jordan Peele’s Us, one can now take a deeper look at the socially-minded thriller as it now arrives on Blu-ray/DVD. We’ve teamed with Universal Home Entertainment to give away the grand prize of a combo pack featuring an Us Blu-ray and a Get Out Blu-ray and a runner-up prize of an Us […]

‘Queen & Slim’ Trailer: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith Go on the Run in Lena Waithe-Scripted Thriller

After quite a major last few years with Get Out, Black Panther, Widows, and Sicario, Daniel Kaluuya is back this fall, leading Queen & Slim, scripted by Lena Waithe and marking Melina Matsoukas’ directorial debut. The Bonnie & Clyde-esque story follows a man (Kaluuya) and woman (newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith) on a first date who get stopped by […]

BAMcinemaFest Review: Dominican Drama ‘De Lo Mio’ Excels Where Words Fail

De Lo Mio begins with a tidy visual metaphor: a man carefully opens many blinds to let light into a dark room. The three siblings in Diana Peralta’s debut feature try keeping it respectable when they reunite in the Dominican Republic to clean out their grandmother’s home, but family history quickly rears its ugly head […]

Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Ends Pixar’s Flagship Series (For Now) on a Fine Note

It was said upon the release of Toy Story 3 that the franchise was done as far as Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear’s (Tim Allen) adventures were concerned. These sentiments made sense: it ended nicely on a logical breaking point, the boy whose name adorned their feet grown-up and gifting them to a new […]

‘Child’s Play’ Review: A Horror Remake More Intriguing Than Worthwhile

It’s not every day we see a remake of a currently running franchise, but now there is Child’s Play. While original screenwriter Don Mancini continues to advance the escapades of his version’s murderous doll possessed by a serial killer’s soul (most recently in 2017’s Cult of Chucky with a SyFy television show arriving in 2020), MGM […]