An interview with documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha, about their film Push, a scathing, but humane look at the global housing crisis and the greed that drives it forward.
The shockingly boring killer reptile movie Crawl (which wasn’t screened in advance of its opening for critics) has a low bar to clear if it wants to be a bloody, entertaining romp, but instead it chooses to dig miles below it.
Point Blank is the kind of unabashed throwback action picture that will work best at the end of a long day with a six pack of beer and an extra large four-topping pizza in tow.
Director Jon Favreau’s “live action” remake of Disney’s dearly beloved animated classic The Lion King is both a hard and easy film to review, but a good one nonetheless.
As formulaic, marginally satisfying, and predictable as a bowl of vanilla ice cream with no toppings, the action comedy Stuber manages to deliver some decent chuckles and an appropriate level of shocks when called upon, but it’s also a film that should be far better than it is given the level of talent involved.
The unconvincing and staggeringly self-centred documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, the latest feature from controversial British director Nick Broomfield, is a perfect example of a film that almost entirely about the people around its subjects and never about the subjects themselves.
Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There is a trip down rock and roll’s memory lane that weaves and rambles through the pages and photographs contained within one of music’s most celebrated and dearly missed publications.
Maiden is an exceptional, effortless sort of documentary built around a story that’s so thrilling, dramatic, and inspirational that screenwriters who dabble in fictional films would’ve killed to come up with it themselves.
We sit down with prolific veteran genre filmmaker Mick Garris to talk about his career and his latest effort as a writer, producer, and director, the anthology horror movie Nightmare Cinema, now available on VOD.
The taut, original, and unpretentious Canadian thriller I’ll Take Your Dead is a no frills sort of production that boasts a wonderful idea, some appropriately nasty and gory flourishes, and an exemplary cast.