Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, A Snappy, Witty Beatdown

When it comes to the major comic book tentpoles that are being shuffled out with increasing regularity, some viewers have grown a little tired of the city-destroying carnage that has marked many of their climaxes. Marvel, one of the biggest... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Blu-ray Review: David Lean's BRIEF ENCOUNTER Is A Sparkling Affair

Made in 1945 immediately prior to his Charles Dickens double-whammy of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, David Lean's Brief Encounter remains a handsome bastion of romance on film - a kind of British Casablanca, albeit on a much smaller scale.... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: HOSTILE BORDER, A Reversal Of The Immigrant Experience

Claudia (Veronica Sixtos), 22 yeards old, is a pocha, slang for a Mexican who has left their country (mostly for the U.S.), turned their back on their culture, and can't speak Spanish. Claudia's just fine with living abroad, until she... More »
  

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   
  

Interview: Richard Linklater Talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“…Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” -Dylan (My Back Pages) The song lyric Richard Linklater borrows for the tagline of his new film, Everybody Wants Some!!, comes from the two-hit-wonder band, Trooper. In... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

The Live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL Reveals Its First Glimpse

And if you curious about how Scarlett Johansson was going to look like as Major Kusanagi, wonder no more: Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures released a first picture of their upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film, and she's in... 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   
  

Cumberbatch Awakens In First DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser

The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange has just dropped and there is plenty to get excited about. Emanating a strong Batman Begins vibe, the film shows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) having his mind well and truly blown... More »
By James Marsh   
  

New Trailer For A MONSTER CALLS Gives Us ... A Big Talking Tree

Juan Antonio Bayona's new film, A Monster Calls, has been slowly teasing its potential audience with cast announcements, photos, and one teaser released late last year. And now, still six months before the film's release, there is a new trailer.... More »
  

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   
  

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT Interview: Ice Cube, Lamorne Morris Talk Haircuts, Blending Fiction With Reality And More

Let's cut to the chase: When you have six minutes to talk to one of the most iconic rappers of all time, what do you talk about? Well, haircuts, if you're me.    Ice Cube and New Girl's funnyman Lamorne... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Blu-ray Review: ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS Soars Via Criterion

In 1939, that powerhouse year in cinema history so often called its greatest, the indomitable Howard Hawks, made what may well be his most defining picture, Only Angels Have Wings. A nail-biting aviation actioner, Only Angels Have Wings soars on the... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

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   
  

Review: EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, Many Will Be Satisfied

Just as Van Halen is a culturally agreeable step down from Led Zeppelin, so too is their respective song “Everybody Wants Some!!” a step down from “Dazed and Confused”. So too then, perhaps appropriately, are the related pair of Richard... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Adam Wingard's DEATH NOTE Goes To Netflix

You're Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard has been working away on an English language adaptation of hugely popular Japanese anime and manga Death Note for quite some time now and fans wondering when and where it may appear... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ROGUE ONE Trailer Arrives And Fully Delivers On Expectations

Let the debate begin in earnest on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, for the first full trailer for the Gareth Edwards helmed spin off film has arrived. And, to these eyes, the idea of unshackling new directors... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FAST 8: Iceland Is On Fire In BTS Pics!

Icelandic site Visir posted some behind the scenes shots from Fast 8 today. The film was shooting on a frozen lake yesterday and will move to Arkansas soon.  You got your Subaru, a decked out Charger, a Rally Fighter. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Mindfulness In STAR WARS

The first conversation about the Force in the Star Wars saga (chronologically, anyway) is about mindfulness. In their first scene together in The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan has "a bad feeling about this" and Qui-Gon does not, and they talk about... More »
By Matt Brown   
  
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