The story arc of Civil War is super-simple: A carload of war journalists (led by a weary, haunted Kirsten Dunst) needs to get from point A to point B so they can interview the leader of one side of th…
From the mood-setting opening scene featuring Charles Dance's guilt-ridden priest getting an efficient, bloody comeuppance, I felt like my face went through a progressive range of emotions during The …
Everyone knows Hot Docs offers up a feast of fantastic films every year. And while many filmgoers focus only on features, we know that some super-fab documentaries are frequently found in the Shorts p…
After spending several days poring over the full slate of 168 films unspooling at this year’s fest, we’ve whittled our to-see list down to a (somewhat) more manageable 80-ish titles. Of those, we’ve a…
Part of the fun of the latest reboots of Godzilla and friends (starting with Gareth Edwards' 2014 film) has been the surprising earnestness despite the outrageous premise: There have always been giant…
I love the setup of Late Night With the Devil. Portrayed as a solemn, late-70s contemporary documentary, the film's POV uses "original footage" of a long-lost episode of late night TV that caused sho…
Lou (Kristen Stewart) is bored at her literally shitty job, stuck cleaning clogged toilets yet again at the gym she manages. The place reeks of sweat and self-absorption, where body builders peddle st…
Now, I've never heard of the Adventure Racing World Championship, but in our world of reality games where people push themselves to physical, gastronomical, and romantic extremes in order to win money…
March 11, 2024--Early critics' awards seemed to predict an exciting, unpredictable Oscars. But in the major awards leading up to the big night, the major awards (with the exception of Best Actress), w…
If you are lucky enough and live near the right theater chain, you can see some of the Oscar-nominated short films at special screenings before the big night. But did you know that some are available …
After spending several seasons in the New West of the mega-hit series Yellowstone, Kevin Costner dropped out to return to filmmaking... more specifically a project that has been simmering with him for…
The Coen Brothers, even with their occasional misfires, are a magic moviemaking duo. But in Ethan Coen's solo directorial debut, adapting a screenplay by his wife Tricia Cooke, he is sorely missing hi…