Zeroville first look review

Things have not gone well for James Franco at this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival. His new film Zeroville has been pulled from competition because it was (accidentally?) released early…

Hotel Mumbai

This horrendous restaging of the Mumbai terrorist attacks doesn’t so much as take a leaf out of the Paul Greengrass playbook as rip out every page and shred them one…

In praise of the hate-watch

Despite my appreciation for the literature of Donna Tartt, nothing about The Goldfinch’s all-star cast or glossy trailer really appealed to me. Neither Jeffrey Wright and Nicole Kidman (two actors…

Fantastic Fest 2019 Day Two: ‘Color Out of Space’ Redefines What an H.P Lovecraft Movie Can Be, ‘The Death of Dick Long’ is a Wild Story of Tender Idiocy, and ‘Reflections of Evil’ May be One of the Craziest Movies Ever Made

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day two….

Ready or Not

Those walking into Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not hoping for a cinematic adaptation of The Delfonics’ 1968 classic ‘Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from…

Rambo: Last Blood

It might seem strange that a franchise whose middle section associated it entirely with amped-up, musclebound masculinity should have been bookended by titles (1982’s First Blood, and now Last Blood)…

Ad Astra

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when a director whose work you have been typically apathetic towards in the past produces something that comes dangerously close to a masterpiece? The speculative…

Her Smell

In the past year alone the likes of A Star Is Born, Vox Lux and Wild Rose have all grappled with the subject of young female musicians who struggle with…

The Farewell

At 90 years old, my Filipino grandmother’s eyesight has gone bad. Her hearing is even worse. Though she may see her 25-year-old granddaughter in front of her, she hears my…