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Azazel Jacobs’ “French Exit” Will Close The 2020 New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival just now unveiled the final selection of their annual big three titles, naming Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit as the 2020 incarnation of the fest’s Closing Night pick. We now know the festival’s Opener in Lovers Rock, Centerpiece in Nomadland, and Closer, so all that’s left[...]

“Star Light” Offers Some B-Movie Fun

In the wrong hands, cliches are about the worst thing that can populate a film. Handled poorly, they just remind you all that can be wrong about cinema. However, cliches became that way for a reason, and are popular with some degree of cause. So, when filmmakers can lean in[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions For The Middle Of August!

Could the upcoming Oscar season be one that Netflix just out and out dominates? The possibility certainly exists, especially considering how they’re one of the only games in town, in terms of grabbing and scheduling “awards season” releases. I’m sure the streaming giant would love to win Best Picture this[...]

The Top 25: Best Actress Winners

Folks, we’ve nearly reached the end of the line. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This[...]

“Max Reload And The Nether Blasters” Offers Retro Fun

Retro games have an appeal that even their AAA titles on the Playstation 4 and XBOX One can’t quite compete with. Things for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and before, contain a portal back to childhood that’s pretty singular. In crafting a sci-fi film that pays tribute to those sort[...]

Seth Rogen Pulls Surprisingly Sweet Double Duty In “An American Pickle”

There’s a charming weirdness at the core of An American Pickle, the latest Seth Rogen star vehicle. It’s a movie that sounds like it could be either amazing or terrible, depending on the execution. Luckily, Rogen and company give it a steady hand, as well as a singular identity, making[...]

“Red Penguins” Chronicles The Russian Partnership With An NHL Franchise

The sport of hockey, at least in the United States, didn’t always have the Russian influence that it now has. There was a time where players from the former Soviet Union first came over to American shores and started in the NHL. Filmmaker Gabe Polsky has looked at that before,[...]

Gillian Jacobs And Kris Rey Chat About “I Used To Go Here”

Only a few films in, Kris Rey is an emerging voice on the independent cinema scene that’s well worth paying attention to. Gillian Jacobs, of course, is one of the better young actresses in the business. So, combing the writing and directing talents of Ray with the acting of Jacobs[...]

Trailer Drops For Charlie Kaufman’s Trippy “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”

Charlie Kaufman is back! For his lasted project, the singular filmmaker is adapting a novel and diving into genre elements with I’m Thinking of Ending Things, his first collaboration with Netflix. Yes, the streaming giant adds another Academy Award-winning auteur to their stable, but Kaufman also will undoubtedly see the[...]

“The Tax Collector” Showcases The Best And Worst Of David Ayer

There are several constants that you find in a David Ayer movie. He loves to explore the world of crime, as well as the thin lines of good and evil that exist within the criminal underworld. The same goes for when he’s focusing on cops (or even, I suppose, anti-heroes[...]