Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Great Giallo Filmmaker Gets the Documentary Treatment in Dario Argento Panico

As directed by Simone Scafidi (Fulci For Fake), the new documentary about the life and career of the Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, Dario Argento Panico, is about as straightforward […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Animated Fable Orion and the Dark Gets the Charlie Kaufman Treatment

Whenever a writer you admire decides to tackle a story (in this case, an animated film) aimed at younger people, the fear is always that they will dumb things down […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Spy Actioner Argylle Gets Bogged Down in Unnecessary Layers of Plot and a General Lack of Espionage

Director Matthew Vaughn is capable of some pretty incredible work (Kick-Ass, the first Kingsman movie, X-Men: First Class) and he’s amassed a fun collection of regular actors who support his […]

Steve Prokopy /
Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Kleber Mendonça Filho Bravely Preserves a Piece of Moviegoing History in Pictures of Ghosts

The city of Santurce used to be, when I was growing up in the 1970s and early ’80s, the moviegoing mecca for those who called the San Juan Metropolitan Area […]

Alejandro Riera /
Film, Film & TV, Television

Review: The Power of Film Is an Engaging, Easygoing Miniseries About the Cycles of American Cinema

It’s easy to forget that we all start somewhere. When I was 13, I discovered Yorgos Lanthimos’s horrific fantasy-comedy The Lobster on Netflix and became, for better or for worse, […]

Sam Layton /
Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Settlers Lays Bare a Hidden Chapter of Chile’s Genocidal Past

While American cinema has now begun to slowly (although not necessarily surely) reckon with the legacy of colonialism and white supremacy, Latin American cinema has long decried its brutal legacy. […]

Alejandro Riera /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Blossoming Friendship Is at the Heart of Spirited, Sweet Driving Madeleine

From the director of the Oscar-nominated Joyeux Noel, Christian Carion’s latest work is a far more intimate but equally moving affair. The film kicks off by placing Madeleine (Line Renaud), […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: As Earth Devolves into War, An American and Russian Space Crew Clash in I.S.S.

More an ethical puzzle than a proper film, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (known for the docs Blackfish and The Grab, as well as the narrative feature Megan Leavey), works from a […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Kevin Hart Dials Back the Antics for Lift, a Serviceable, Airborne Heist Movie

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new Kevin Hart movie on Netflix. This time around, Hart forgoes comedy for something in the action-heist genre with Lift, in […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Astounding and Grossly Captivating, The Zone of Interest Is Challenging, Frustrating and Essential Art

It may sound like an unlikely endorsement for a film, but stay with me here: The Zone of Interest will make you want to puke from discomfort and anxiety. Or […]

Lisa Trifone /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Occupied City, Filmmaker Steve McQueen Recounts Amsterdam’s History Through Its Present

In one of the most unique examinations of the past almost entirely using images of the present, director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Widows) brings us a provocative and […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Actor Jake Johnson Moves Behind the Camera for Original, Likable Self Reliance Co-Starring Anna Kendrick

Marking his debut as a writer/director, actor Jake Johnson brings us his funny and mostly charming take on reality shows, Self Reliance, in which he plays Tommy, a middle-aged guy […]

Steve Prokopy /