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‘Twin Peaks’ Brings Hopeful Beginnings & Powerful Endings In Haunting Hour

**Turn back now if your log is afraid of spoilers** To refer to an episode of “Twin Peaks” as surreal would be to say that water is wet, but last night’s part of the revival, a more-so-than-usual disparate collection of vignettes that found some of our most beloved characters each on the brink of death, […]

Apple May Team With Studios For Premium VOD Of Major Releases

When Napster and Facebook entrepreneur Sean Parker first revealed his plan to offer major studios releases day-and-date at home for $50, the industry recoiled. Cinema owners in particular balked, fearing their already dwindling audience might start staying away in bigger numbers, while filmmakers were split on the issue. As for the studios themselves, Parker’s idea […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Trailer: There’s Only One War That Matters

Next week, it all ends. Almost. “Game of Thrones,” television’s biggest show, is headed to the finale of its penultimate season, but here’s the rub — fans may have to wait a bit longer to see how it all wraps up. While season 8 might have fewer episodes than its predecessors, there’s already talk they […]

‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: There Goes The Neighborhood

For many of us, the fall is a time to celebrate two things: pumpkin spice lattes and Oscar-fodder films. And this upcoming autumn is no different: pumpkin spice is primed for its yearly rebirth and we have got a slew of fantastic movies set to be released. Among those films vying for Oscar consideration, there […]

Fire Finally Meets Ice in “Game of Thrones”

I live. I die. I live again. Maybe? The patented “Game of Thrones” Penultimate Episode does it again, with “Beyond the Wall.” It’s possible ‘Thrones’ has descended into fan service, but as fan, I enjoy being serviced in this way. This episode was so balls to the wall nuts, I’m almost certain I pulled a […]

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian & Filmmaker, Dies At 91

Jerry Lewis, born Joseph Levitch in Newark, N.J, the legendary slapstick comic of 1963’s classic “The Nutty Professor” and 1960’s “The Bellboy” died in Las Vegas on Sunday at the age of 91. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that he died at his home at 9:15 a.m, which his agent later confirmed. You don’t have […]

Luca Guadagnino Talks ‘Call Me By Your Name’ And ‘Suspiria’

In its quiet simplicity, Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” transfixed audiences and its buzz hasn’t dissipated since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year (our review). Recently, Guadagnino took a break from post-production of his hotly anticipated “Suspiria” remake to stop by the Melbourne Film Festival a few weeks back for a Q&A […]

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits Bullseye, ‘Logan Lucky’ Spins Out [Box Office]

All summer, studios have been complaining about Rotten Tomatoes having too much of an influence on moviegoers. Well, this weekend proved that people will see what they want to see, regardless of what critics say. Mostly negative notices didn’t stop the charm offensive from Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, who teamed up to take […]

How Italian Neorealism Brought The Grit Of The Streets To The Screen

Some of the best pieces of film are ones that depict the very real experiences of life; historic and inspired. While this can ultimately be argued as most film, there is a particular time period where the visceral concept of human nature and innate feeling are investigated. With the culmination of World War II came […]

Synopsis For M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Revealed

**Spoilers ahead** M. Night Shyamalan‘s comeback has been official since “Split” topped the box-office for three weekends in a row back in late January/early February of this year. By then it had made $100 million in those three weekends alone. Its overall domestic gross is currently close to $138 million, an all out smash for Blumhouse […]