The tedium of working in an office creates a pressure cooker of emotions that are often surrounded by grey painted walls, peripheral noises of phones ringing and passive-aggressive chatter from colleagues. The bulk of Kitty Green’s (CASTING JONBENET) THE ASSISTANT is spent observing a culture complicit on protecting an abusive boss of an independent film studio from coming under fire for an unknown claim. It’s easy now in the #MeToo era to see how this chilly atmosphere only breeds toxicity, THE ASSISTANT is the release valve that workplace harassment needs.
Writer-director Maggie Levin enters ‘INTO THE DARK’ this month with her feature film debut, ‘MY VALENTINE.’ Now available to stream on Hulu ahead of Valentine’s Day.
[Interview] Cinematographer Michael Fimognari makes a smashing directorial debut with ‘TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU’
Michael Fimognari makes a successful transition from DP to director with Netflix’s TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU.
Slasher flicks and holidays go together like sharp objects and sexually active teens. And it just so happens to be Valentine’s Day on Friday, which is an opportune time to cuddle up on the couch with a sweetheart and watch movies where bloody chases ensue and twisted love stories unfold.
[Fresh on Blu-ray] ‘BLACK ANGEL’ and ‘MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN’ offer film noir aficionados something seasoned and fresh
Latest Blu-ray releases take it back to a classic film feel: 1946’s ‘BLACK ANGEL’ and last year’s ‘MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN.’
[Blu-ray Review] Mill Creek Ent. packs a double-feature of Joaquin Phoenix with ‘RESERVATION ROAD and ‘RETURN TO PARADISE’
James Clay // Film Critic Joaquin Phoenix has been everywhere the past few months after the seemingly ubiquitous film JOKER was released. Whether you praise or heckle his strange turn in clown makeup, the actor has been disappearing in a handful of roles that become a bit crowded when you...
While DOCTOR SLEEP failed to resonate with mainstream audiences in the box office, those who enjoyed the film will likely be excited to take one last visit to the Overlook Hotel in glorious 4K UHD resolution.
[Review] ‘HORSE GIRL’ sees Alison Brie at her best in this strange, funny and unclassifiable character study
Jeff Baena keeps things weird with the new Netflix film ‘HORSE GIRL.’
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, ‘WAITING FOR ANYA’ tells a familiar but heartwarming tale about a French community coming together to save Jewish lives.
We sat down with director Ant Timpson to talk about his directorial debut starring Elijah Wood.
[Fresh on Blu-ray] ‘PARASITE’, ‘HARRIET’ and ‘TERMINATOR: DARK FATE’ offer up a scattershot of cinematic thrills and sneers
Trying to find a common thread for this week’s crop of Blu-ray releases is a bit challenging. The three titles covered here can scratch the cinematic itch a wide variety of audiences are craving. One is craving the glory of yesteryear by retreading the past, the other is a run of the mill biopic that dipped its toes in the Oscar pool, and the shining beacon here is a crossover hit from South Korea that is unlike anything American audiences have experienced.
‘COME TO DADDY’ explores a form of our reality with a sharpened sense of humor and vulnerability from its star Elijah Wood. It allows the twist and turns along to way to puncture the senses without fully diving into the deep end.
Here are some selections where established auteurs, rising talents, and new avenues are the overriding themes in 2020.
[Interview] Little women, little men: Young actors of ‘TROOP ZERO’ take their trip to the ’70s seriously
Fresh Fiction sat down with the cast of ‘TROOP ZERO’ to discuss their adorably sweet tale. Now available on Amazon Prime.
Preston Barta // Features Editor THE LODGE Rated R, 108 minutes.Director: Severin Fiala and Veronika FranzCast: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Richard Armitage and Alicia Silverstone AUSTIN – Since Robert Eggers’ premiere of his directorial debut, The Witch, at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2015, there has been a...