Movie

  • Fantasy Island

    - Feb 15, 2020
    While cinematic thoughts regarding Valentine’s Day naturally drift towards straightforward love stories and romantic comedies, the holiday has long proven to be a fertile period for releasing horror movies as well. When the 1931 version of...
  • Jane Fonda and Three IndieCollect Restorations to Appear This Weekend at the 2020 HFPA Restoration Summit

    - Feb 15, 2020
    Jane Fonda, Mario Van Peebles and I will join Sandra Schulberg of IndieCollect when she presents three new 4K film restorations for their world premiere this weekend at the HFPA Restoration Summit held at the historic Egyptian Theatre,...
  • Zoe Kravitz Stars in Brilliant Reboot of High Fidelity on Hulu

    - Feb 14, 2020
    All-time, top-five, desert-island stories in which the protagonist directly addresses the audience, adding a level of intimacy and immediacy to the telling it might not otherwise achieve. One: “Hamlet.” Obvious, maybe, but a classic’s a classic...
  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    - Feb 13, 2020
    “Sonic the Hedgehog” is the worst kind of bad movie: it’s too inoffensive to be hated and too wretched to be enjoyable. You might think that this movie’s sad limbo state has something to do with the...
  • Love Dialogue: Céline Sciamma on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    - Feb 12, 2020
    Incandescent filmmaking of the highest order, the kind that burns into your mind upon first viewing it only to later reveal it has permanently branded you with its soul-reaching flame, Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady...
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    - Feb 12, 2020
    The end of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was downright John Hughes-ian, including a big kiss between Lara Jean Song-Covey and Peter Kavinsky on a football field meant to echo Judd Nelson’s pumped fist...
  • Five Spike Lee Films Released on Blu-ray

    - Feb 11, 2020
    Kino Lorber released five of Spike Lee’s films from the 1990s last week, some of them landing on Blu-ray for the very first time. The releases allow a look back at an incredible run, a series...
  • Hulu’s Ambitious Utopia Falls Mixes Sci-Fi, Hip-Hop and Cheesy Teen Drama

    - Feb 10, 2020
    “Utopia Falls” is a new sci-fi series about how the discovery of hip-hop can inspire individual liberation, and seeing even a supposedly perfect world in a whole new way. It’s dressed up like dystopian YA series of...
  • Horse Girl

    - Feb 8, 2020
    Alison Brie stars in “Horse Girl” as Sarah, a socially awkward craft store employee whose mental health is rapidly deteriorating. The history of mental illness within her family, particularly that of her grandmother, is not on the...
  • Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

    - Feb 8, 2020
    Most modern adaptations of real young adult fiction—think not “Twilight” youth but “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” youth—has been serviceable at best. Sure, there’s a sweet dramedy like “Wonder” every now and then, but the majority...