Some films are simply fun to talk about, something that’s certainly the case with Afflicted, particularly last year during its Fantastic Fest premiere. Following tremendous buzz, the film ended up garnering the awards for top screenwriting, directing, and best picture in the horror features category. Released this past week by CBS Films, the film starts with two long-time friends, [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
The actress discusses the undercover filming, parallels to Her, the character’s revealing journey, and more when it comes to Jonathan Glazer’s latest film.
In previous years, April might have signaled the calm before the blockbuster storm, but Hollywood has expanded their definition of the season. While limited releases (with some available everywhere on VOD) are the most promising films this month, Marvel will release their latest tentpole and a Christopher Nolan protege gets his first chance at directing.
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
The general mood and tone of the reporting out of CinemaCon, the last week’s Las Vegas-based conference for movie theater owners, is essentially, “well, what’s next?” With two anxieties — international piracy and the digital transition — quelled, the focus appears to be on new apps like recliner seating, laser projection, 4D, advertising, growing attendance and living in harmony with other “screens.”
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I talk about the sudden surge of religious-themed films, both biblical epics and evangelical dramas. Then, we talked about the newest film from Darren Aronofsky, Noah. Following that, we take a look at the films coming [...]
Difficult as it may be for any independent feature to break through the glut of crowded festivals and four-walled exhibitions, the critical notices and long, continent-spanning run handed to Daniel Patrick Carbone ensure that his feature debut, Hide Your Smiling Faces, will leave more of a mark. For a coming-of-age tale that eschews many typical [...]