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Hubert Vigilla . Jul 14

Watch the opening car chase from Edgar Wright's Baby Driver

Baby Driver was pretty good. Our own Matthew Razak liked Edgar Wright's latest film, though acknowledged in his review that the film's technical wizardry doesn't quite overcome the flawed story and sometimes inconsistent char...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jul 14

Review: Endless Poetry

In what may be the final years of Alejandro Jodorowsky's life, his work has turned inward and become sentimentally personal. He's exploring his own autobiography, but retelling it in his own odd way. Jodorowsky's previous fil...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jul 13

NYC: Japan Cuts 2017 starts tonight

The 11th annual Japan Cuts film festival kicks off tonight in New York City. Running from July 13th through July 23rd, Japan Cuts is one of New York City's finest film festivals, showcasing the best in Japanese cinema. I stil...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 30

The 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) starts today

It's that time of year again. One of the best film festivals in the city is about to get underway. The New York Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The annual showcase of Asian cinema ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 30

Review: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

The B-Side is an atypical Errol Morris documentary. He doesn't use the Interrotron at all, his tool that allows interviewees to stare directly into the camera. Instead, the camera's just off to the side. The score is delicate...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 29

Trailer: Marvel's Inhumans looks like the most underwhelming thing ever shot on IMAX

The Inhumans was supposed to be a major MCU milestone, bringing the mysterious, magical kingdom of Attilan to the big screen. The people of Attilan are mutated with Terrigen Mist, which can unlock superpowers and change a per...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 28

Review: Okja

Bong Joon-Ho's Okja is a chimera of genre and tone. It's a lovable mutant like its titular super pig--the best super pig, we're told, the superlative like something out of Charlotte's Web. Which makes sense. As a director, Bo...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 26

More Han Solo drama: Lucasfilm hired acting coach for lead Alden Ehrenreich

The drama over the Han Solo stand-alone film continues. Last week, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and soon replaced by reliable journeyman Ron Howard. Unfortunately this was six months into production. T...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 26

Trailer: Watch Jackie Chan vs Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner

Jackie Chan fights Pierce Brosnan. Yeah, you read that right. The Foreigner has Jackie Chan vs. an evil 90s James Bond (so basically Sean Bean?), and it looks like a solid revenge thriller. Rather than Chan playing his usual ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 23

Review: The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was a sparse yet stunning debut that overflowed with languid cool. So much of Girl Walks gets by on its moody/artsy posturing, which had shades of Jim Jarmusch's early work...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 23

Details emerge on why Lord and Miller were fired from Han Solo

The news of the week has been the chaos surrounding the stand-alone Han Solo movie. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired Monday after six months of production due to major creative differences. Yesterday Lucas...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 22

Ron Howard is the new director of the stand-alone Han Solo Star Wars movie

Earlier this week, Lucasfilm fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the young Han Solo movie. They were six months into production, but major creative differences led to an unexpected and unprecedented split. Today L...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 20

Daniel Day-Lewis has retired from acting

In totally unexpected news, Daniel Day-Lewis has decided to retire from acting. One of the finest actors of his generation, Day-Lewis' last onscreen role will be in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Phantom Thread, which comes out D...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 16

Trailer: Slasher movie Happy Death Day could also be titled Groundhog Die

Happy Death Day looks like my cheesy kind of jam. Take the hook of Groundhog Day, apply it to a slasher movie, and--bing--you have my attention for 90 minutes. (But not a minute more.) Yes, Happy Death Day is like Groundhog D...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 15

Tom Cruise's excessive creative control may have ruined The Mummy

The Mummy isn't doing so hot. Poor reviews and a lackluster box office have put the entire Dark Universe cinematic universe in jeopardy. That might not be a bad thing, though. I mean, do we really need an Invisible Man movie ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 14

Trailer: Acclaimed anime In This Corner of the World looks like a moving war-torn romance

I'm not familiar with the films of Sunao Katabuchi, but after watching the trailer for In This Corner of the World, I want to seek out his previous anime features: Princess Arete and Mai Mai Miracle. Katabuchi was also a...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 14

Trailer: Found-footage movie The Gracefield Incident has aliens and a high-tech glass eye

There will be no end to found-footage movies. (Barring some worldwide cataclysm that ends film and society as we know it, of course.) They're inexpensive and, in a handful of instances, innovative and inventive. Those rare fi...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 13

Watch The Image, a 1969 horror short film starring a young David Bowie

David Bowie had a memorable, otherworldly presence on screen. He was a believable strung out alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth, a seductive strung out vampire in The Hunger, a dance-happy goblin king in Labyrinth, a proper B...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 13

Choose life, watch the first 10 minutes of T2 Trainspotting

I never got around to seeing T2 Trainspotting. In fact, I haven't seen the first Trainspotting since maybe the year 2000. Yet I've been meaning to rewatch the original and its sequel back to back to see how they complement on...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 13

Tom Holland reveals Spider-Man: Homecoming is the start of a new Spidey trilogy

As we get closer to its release, my enthusiasm for Spider-Man: Homecoming has sort of cooled. I mean, I'll watch it, but I think one of the trailers pretty much gave everything away, and the newest promo stuff looks like a ju...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 07

Wonder Woman is the hero the DCEU deserves, and also the one it needs right now

Wonder Woman is just what the DCEU needed. It's been getting very good reviews, and it's also been performing well at the global box office. As of this writing, it's earned $240 million worldwide. It's not stratospheric busin...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 05

New posters for Bong Joon-Ho's Okja describe the characters in terms of choice cuts

Bong Joon-Ho's Okja looks like a hoot--a Spielbergian eco-adventure about a brave girl and her mutant super pig. Reviews out of Cannes have been generally positive, and Bong himself seems pleased with Netflix allowing him to ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Jun 05

Terry Gilliam finished shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria

Somehow, after 17 years of hell, Terry Gilliam has finished shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. No, this is not a joke. He did it. Gilliam finally did it. And he lived to tell the tale on Facebook over the weekend. Gilli...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 18

Hellboy reboot releases Mike Mignola promo art, aims at a 2018 release

By now you've probably heard that Hellboy 3 from Guillermo del Toro is dead, but there's an R-rated Hellboy reboot in the works titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. Director Neil Marshall (The Descent) is in talks to dire...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 18

Blade Of The Immortal trailer: Takashi Miike's 100th film is bloody samurai mayhem

Takashi Miike is one prolific guy. At 56 years old, he's about to screen his 100th movie (!) at the Cannes Film Festival. He's like the Robert Pollard of cinema: wakes up in the morning, makes a movie before he gets the coffe...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 18

Trailer: Bong Joon Ho's Okja looks like a gorgeous, Spielbergian eco-terror adventure

Bong Joon Ho is one of Korea's most acclaimed and beloved filmmakers, and one of the most respected directors in the world. He made an international name for himself with 2003's Memories of a Murder, and went on to craft The ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 17

Review: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Steve James may be incapable of directing a bad documentary. His films includes Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and Life Itself. With Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, James continues his record as one of America's most relia...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 10

Radiohead's Thom Yorke will compose the score for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake

Dario Argento's Suspiria is one of the great Italian horror films. Released in 1977, it plays out like a colorful, strange, dreamlike supernatural fairy tale. I've never found it scary, but its visual style and bright color p...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 10

8-bit Trailer for The Last Jedi recreates the feel of SNES Star Wars games

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pretty darn great. It teased some of the action to come, but thankfully didn't seem to give away any of the story. To put it another way, the trailer whet the appetite withou...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 10

Review: Manifesto

When a work is adapted to another medium, it almost always loses something in translation. Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto started its life as a multi-screen art installation. I had an opportunity to see it here in New York at t...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 09

Hellboy reboot in the works from director Neil Marshall and Stranger Things' David Harbour

Hellboy may be coming back to the big screen, but it's going to be without director Guillermo del Toro and star Ron Perlman. A Hellboy reboot is in the works from director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones), wi...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 09

Edge of Tomorrow sequel has a title, sadly it's not Groundhog Die

Edge of Tomorrow was much better than most people expected. Sure, the movie got a little conventional in the finale, but the first three-quarters of the movie used the respawning conceit brilliantly. When the film was release...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 07

Final trailer for Wonder Woman brings the warrior spirit

Wonder Woman is less than a month away. While there have been a few pieces asking why there isn't that much promotion for the film lately, it seems like the Warner Bros. hype train is pulling out of the station this weekend. ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . May 05

Review: Chuck

Certain movies have the seeds of a much better movie sown through them. Usually these movies are a little bit of a mess, with a jumble of tones and scenes and characters, some working better than others. The stuff that works ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 28

Review: The Circle

The Circle is the paranoid techno-dystopian thriller of 2006 released in 2017 and based on a Dave Eggers novel published in 2013. The film's concerns about technology and social media are so dated and quaint, like the stuff a...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 27

Review: LA 92

It's been 25 years since the LA riots, and there are a number of films coming out that revisit this harrowing moment in the country's history. The most high-profile might be Let It Fall: LA from 1982-1992 from John Ridley, sc...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 26

David Fincher finalizing deal to direct World War Z 2

According to a report tonight from Variety, David Fincher is close to a deal to direct World War Z 2, the sequel to the 2013 Brad Pitt zombie film loosely adapted from the book by Max Brooks. While Fincher is apparently wary ...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 26

Tribeca Capsule Review: Gilbert

Before sitting down to watch Gilbert, I was afraid the documentary would take away from Gilbert Gottfried's mystique. I always loved his impersonations and appearances on Howard Stern, and his dirty jokes have such craft behi...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 26

Official Cars 3 trailer looks like the Rocky III and IV of the franchise

The first teaser for Cars 3 from last year suggested some dark tragedy for Lightning McQueen--possibly even death. An extended look at Cars 3 from earlier this year suggested the movie would be like Rocky III. Now we hav...   0

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Hubert Vigilla . Apr 26

RIP Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)

Director Jonathan Demme passed away this morning in New York at the age of 73. According to Demme's family, the director died of esophageal cancer and complications related to heart disease. Demme is best known for directing ...   0




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