Master Z: Ip Man Legacy isn’t specifically a sequel to the well loved and lucrative, Donnie Yen starring, Chinese martial arts franchise, but rather more of a like-minded, only ever-so-slightly lesser, but equally entertaining spin-off.
The Brink is lightly critical of right wing political strategist Steve Bannon’s desire to spread isolationism around the world, but it also unwittingly gives the man a platform.
TIFF Bell Lightbox hosted a star-studded red carpet last Saturday for writer and director Natty Zavitz’s new feature film, Acquainted, …
An enjoyably casual stroll down one of music history’s more literal memory lanes, Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann’s latest documentary, Carmine Street Guitars, looks at one of New York City’s most curious and enduring cultural institutions.
A landmark achievement in the history of indigenous cinema, SGaawaay K’uuna – or Edge of the Knife in English – is a mesmerizing film crafted by true artists, performed largely by inexperienced actors, and told through a language that’s spoken fluently today only by roughly two dozen people.
Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s skillful, spooky, and ultimately superfluous updating of Pet Sematary is a film that recycles about 85% of its big screen predecessor wholesale with modest improvements here and there and a respectable reverence for its source material.
If you’re fatigued by the glut superhero movies (and box office numbers would suggest that you’d be in the minority of the filmgoing population if you were), Shazam!, the latest entry into the expanding and changing DC universe, won’t hold much appeal. If, however, you’re either a casual or ardent fan of all things caped and powerful, Shazam! is a solidly entertaining and frequently very funny addition to the canon.
The title of Aaron Kunkel’s documentary The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story suggests a look back at a time not so long ago when one man cornered the pop music market and controlled the minds of teenage consumers, but it’s far more complex and rewarding than that.
Giant Little Ones is a complex, weighty, and sometimes realistically confusing look at modern teen sexuality.
Swiss filmmaker Sophie Huber’s documentary Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes looks at one of the most successful and celebrated jazz labels in music history, and while it’s not the only cinematic or retrospective look at the artist friendly outfit started by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff in 1939, it might be the most personal and personable.