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Trailer For “Toy Story 4” Brings Back Your Old Friends

Earlier in the week, a New Trailer dropped for Pixar’s hotly anticipated sequel Toy Story 4. Apologies for not getting to it sooner, but we’re here now. Personally, I’ve long been of two minds about this effort. On the one hand, Toy Story is my favorite animated franchise and some[...]

Another Early Update To Academy Award Predictions For 2019 In The Wake Of “Us”

Today, I want to mix two things together. One is a slight tinkering of my early Oscar predictions. The other is to talk a bit about how Us could fare in the awards race. Yes, as you saw in my highly positive review yesterday and as you’ll see in the[...]

“The Dirt” Is As Nasty As Its Namesake

Usually, biopics like to focus on prestigious figures. Artists, musicians, politicians, basically historical individuals of all stripes. Every so often, however, a film seeks to look at a horse of a different color. That can be a breath of fresh air, seeing a cinematic depiction of an unusual public figure[...]

Jordan Peele’s “Us” Proves That “Get Out” Was No Fluke

Not that anyone expected it, but Jordan Peele did not suffer a sophomore slump here. After making a highly praised and Oscar winning debut with Get Out, he’s back with another horror outing in Us. The success of the former was no fluke, ladies in gentlemen, as the latter is[...]

Mozambique a real humanitarian tragedy… HELP NOW!

The situation in Mozambique is a real humanitarian tragedy. HELP NOW! Tropical Cyclone Idai has battered Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, devastating already vulnerable populations with severe damage and flooding. Three million thought to be affected as ‘massive disaster’ unfolds. DONATE NOW! SAVE LIVES TODAY Please give now to help UNICEF provide children[...]

“Out Of Blue” Is A Hazy Procedural

Author Martin Amis just can’t catch a break when it comes to seeing his novels adapted for the big screen. Last year saw the atrocious London Fields not so much get released as it did escape development hell. Now, after playing at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, another[...]

The Top 25 Best Visual Effects Winners To Date

Folks, continuing on with one of the handful of weekly series that I do here at the site…we are talking about the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories out there. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Editing or[...]

“Sunset” Is A Disappointment From László Nemes

A few years ago, filmmaker László Nemes blew festival audiences away with his Holocaust tale Son of Saul. Starting with an award winning debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie more or less swept the awards season, culminating in an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Feature. Nemes was immediately[...]

Teaser Trailer Begins To Tell The Story Of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

At last, we have a real first look at Quentin Tarantino’s latest. Yes, earlier today we got a glimpse of what Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actually is when the Teaser Trailer hit the web. Few things are as hotly anticipated as this one, given its star power both[...]

S. Craig Zahler Presents An Epic And Unique Morality Tale With “Dragged Across Concrete”

Three titles in, filmmaker S. Craig Zahler has brought a whole new polish to the B movie. Whether it was a take on the Western with Bone Tomahawk, the prison movie with Brawl in Cell Block 99, or now the crooked cop drama with Dragged Across Concrete, Zahler is operating[...]