Review: Number 37

Number 37 is the first feature from South African director Nosipho Dumisa, which uses Hitchcock's Rear Window as a skeleton around which it wraps a thriller of drug dealers and debts. Randal (Irshaad Ally) has been left paralyzed ...


Fred Durst begins rolling rolling rolling on Moose

Here's something to stick up your yeah. Living 90's joke, Fred Durst has just started principal photography on Moose, a thriller that will star John Travolta as an obsessed celebrity stalker. The film has also been co-written by Durst and i...


A Quiet Place gets a new trailer with actual words

John Krasinski's upcoming horror thriller has a new trailer, and in it, we get a peek into why the world is in the state that its in. As Emily Blunt stares at multiple televisions with a reporter using the words "worldwide devastation," we...


Latest Unsane clip is really boring

Unsane, the questionably titled first horror film from Steven Soderbergh, landed a trailer that was pretty good. It established its setup and escalating stakes well and offered plenty of glimpses at the manic atmosphere of the asylum. This...


Review: Before We Vanish

If you were to ask me years ago what I thought about modern day science fiction movies I could have gone on at length about how the genre that once made us look in on ourselves and think about who we are as a person had given up on telli...


Steven Soderbergh's Unsane looks completely insane

Steven Soderbergh is well known for, well, everything. The guy directs whatever the heck he wants, and does it however he wants, and that's brought us to Unsane. The first trailer of which is now out, and it looks like it's going to be one...


Review: Black Mirror (Season 4)

We live in a time of fear. Fear of other people, fear of our government. We’re afraid of where we are, but more than that, we are terrified of where we are going. We can hardly predict what will happen in a given year, and technology ...


Review: Suburbicon

It's frustrating to watch someone or something you know that has the potential to be stellar falter under the stress of itself. You see it a lot in American television where they milk as much out of a series until it is nothing but a wit...


Review: Jigsaw

What started out as a low budget, generic "torture porn" film has slowly morphed over the years into an endearingly goofy film franchise. If you've never seen a Saw film before, I'm sure its lasting success seems like a mystery from the out...


Review: Mother!

Would you like to play a game? Well, it’s a puzzle really. It starts with Mother and Him. They are set in their home, and set upon by strangers. Only one at first, but then two, four, a grieving, boisterous entourage, a cult. All of c...


Liam Neeson is on a train in first The Commuter trailer

Liam Neeson in a pickle with some evil bad guys after him. This is basically a genre unto itself, and Neeson is happy to scoop up the money and spit them out it seems. The next installment is The Commuter, which is being directed by J...


First trailer for The Snowman cuts off some heads

First, I have to apologize. With an October 20 release date, and the title The Snowman you may have thought that this was a remake of the classic horror film Jack Frost. It both happily and sadly is not. It is a thriller based on the S...


First trailer for Kidnap has Halle Berry yelling a lot

I'm not quite sure what Kidnap is going for here. I mean, I guess I know what they're going for. They want to make a revenge thriller for a low-budget that catches on like Taken did, but I'm not really sure they know how to do it....


New Death Note Poster looks better than the Show

You remember Death Note, right? No, I'm not talking about the critically-acclaimed anime, or its manga counterpart. I'm talking about the Adam Wingard directed, takes-place-in-the-US-Netflix-original-movie known as Death Note. The last time...

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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 happy-go-lucky ...


Review: 47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down is a shark movie—if shark movie is a genre. No, not the campy, so-good-they’re-bad shark movies we’ve been getting for a decade and a half now [ask anyone I know—my favorite of these is Shark Attack 3&...


Daniel Radcliffe gets lost trying to find himself in Jungle

In his ongoing bid to separate himself from his childhood role as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has been taking on a variety of roles to show that he's not just a wizard. He's been a "hunchback", a 1940's poet, and a dead guy who farts a l...

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Review: A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski has always been a peculiar director. I've been a fan of his ever since he did remarkable work adapting the Japanese film Ringu into The Ring (a series that has not fared well in his absence), but choices in Pirates of the Car...

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See Morgan early and free

Morgan looks like it could be one of the creepier films to land this year, but it could also easily fall into the trap of too clever for its own good. If it holds out on the creepy, all-powerful child experiment theme it may just fall ...

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Tribeca Review: Rebirth

Festivals are a great time to try out films you would never consider in your personal time. Like a Netflix queue, the options are endless and each film only has a short premise and cast listing to get our attention. Since my scheduled per...

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Review: Green Room

Over the last few years, A24 has quickly become my favorite production studio. They've overseen everything from huge award winners like Room, Amy, and Ex Machina, critical darlings such as Spring Breakers and The End of the Tour, and some o...

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Tribeca Review: Holidays

Horror anthologies are all the rage now. Get a couple of creatives together, pick a theme, and they're allowed to explore one of the smaller ideas they have in their heads. At best, you're in for a good time overall, at worst, each of the s...

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Review: The Invitation

I watched The Invitation alone in my apartment. I left the lights on, because I expected it to be scary and wasn't too keen on having a heart attack in pitch black. As it turns out, the film wasn’t scary, at least not in the jumpy sen...

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

J.J. Abrams loves his mystery boxes, and the marketing campaign around 10 Cloverfield Lane is so darn mystery box-y: a movie seemingly made in secret, a release scheduled just two months after the first trailer, a title that sugge...


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Game Over, Man!"Let's hope there are no extra lives"


Ramen Heads"Ramen doc lacks focus in more ways than one"


Love, Simon"Gay teen romance, sponsored by Google and Oreos"


Tomb Raider"Not nearly enough rebar through the abdomen"


Jessica Jones season 2"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


SXSW Family"Not a Fast and Furious documentary"


Number 37"A Rear Window homage that's also like a lot of other thrillers"


SXSW The World Before Your Feet"And I would walk 8,500 miles ..."


SXSW Blockers"The true film title has a large 'chicken' in front of it"


SXSW The Unicorn"Threesomes are hard"


SXSW A Vigilante"Olivia Wilde is frickin' vicious"


SXSW Wobble Palace"A bit wobbly"


SXSW: Barry"Bill Hader is a hitman and the violence is "not funny""


Gringo"Does every nice guy have bad guy plans in reserve?"


A Wrinkle In Time"Mxyzptlk would not approve"


Ravenous"Fast zombies can't help this film's slow pace"


Death Wish"Timing is everything and nothing"


They Remain"Beautiful Cinematography in Horror"


The Ritual"This can't be good for Sweden's tourism"


Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)"Fullmetal Avengers: Age of Alchemy"


November"Still a better love story than Twi-- *chokes on own tongue and dies*"


Annihilation"Natalie Portman with a machine-gun, on shrooms!"