This wasn’t supposed to happen like this.

The release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on 4K Blu-ray marks the conclusion (for now) of one of the strangest and most interesting Hollywood behind-the-scenes stories of our too-online, superhero movie-obsessed world. It was five years ago that Zack Snyder released Batman v…


Arrow Heads — UK-based Arrow Films has quickly become one of the most exciting and dependable names in home video curation and distribution, creating gorgeous Blu-ray releases with high quality artwork and packaging, and bursting with supplemental content, often of their own creation. …


It’s hard not to find the career of Francis Ford Coppola a bit poignant. A filmmaker who, pretty early in his career, made several of the consensus Greatest Movies of All Time — including Godfather Parts 1 and 2, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now — the years since then have…


Danny Boyle’s Yesterday is a premise in search of a movie. The set-up is tantalizing in its possibilities: a down-on-his-luck musician (Himesh Patel) is struck by a bus and knocked unconscious. When he awakens in a hospital, he discovers that the world has changed overnight into one in which The…


In the year 2019, it’s clear that the geeks have inherited the Earth. Or at least the entertainment industry, where Marvel’s continuing onslaught of #content has totally shifted the mainstream culture towards what was once considered esoteric, offbeat, geeky. Sure, comic book movies had been around for decades before that…


William Wyler’s The Heiress surely stands as one of the greatest and most psychologically rich films of its era. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on their stage play of the same name (itself “suggested by” the novel Washington Square by Henry James, whose works were long considered to…


With Glass, M. Night Shyamalan has punctuated the remarkable comeback that began with 2015’s found-footage creeper The Visit and continued with his triumphant thriller Split. After a string of big-budget misfires that rendered his name a household punchline, Shyamalan scaled back to what he does best, putting his own money…


Going into Serenity, the new film by Locke writer/director Steven Knight, I knew very little other than that it had quite the accomplished cast and that it was some kind of a noir-ish mystery thriller. I actually like it when I can go into a movie without knowing plot details…


No Sympathy for the Devil

It’s 2018, and nobody knows what’s going on. A lawless, flagrantly dishonest buffoon occupies the Oval Office, given the implicit sanction of one of America’s major political parties to be as venal and corrupt as humanly possible. George W. Bush — previously viewed as History’s Greatest Monster by a significant…


Hot on the heels of the rebooted Halloween comes yet another redux of a classic horror film from an acclaimed filmmaker whose sojourn into horror filmmaking is atypical of their filmography up to this point. Luca Guadagnino, the director behind such sensual arthouse favorites as Call Me By Your Name

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