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THE GREAT WALL: THE ART OF THE FILM Book Review

Titan Books have outdone themselves with the release of The Great Wall: The Art of The Film, a coffee table book celebrating the recently released Matt Damon-starring action film. This 204-page, super-high-quality art book is a must-own for fans of the series and one of Titan’s best releases to date.

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KEDI Review

For a cat lover, there’s no better place to visit than Istanbul, a city that embraces its cat population, where hundreds of thousands of their feline friends roam free. Ceyda Torun’s new documentary Kedi explores the city’s relationship with these creatures by following seven unique cats as they drift in and out of the lives of the people around them.

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Short Film: WATER HUNTERS

As we continue our partnership with Fandependent Films during their winter festival, this week I’d like to bring you the animated short Water Hunters from Massimo Ottoni and Salvatore Centoducati. The film takes place in a dystopian future where water is currency and

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Criterion Collection Announces May 2017 Titles

The Criterion Collection have announced their May 2017 lineup which includes Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman, Orson Welles‘s OthelloYasujiro Ozu‘s Good MorningJacques Audiard‘s DheepanTerry Zwigoff‘s Ghost World, and Martin Scorsese‘s World Cinema Project Part 2, which contains six more features curated by

Coming of Age Thriller AS YOU ARE Gets a Trailer

A new trailer for Miles Joris-Peyrafitte‘s upcoming thriller As You Are has been released, ahead of its release in New York City February 24th. The film, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, stars Charlie Heaton, Owen Campbell, Amandla Stenberg, and Mary Stuart Masterson.

As You Are

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48th Annual New Directors/New Films Lineup Announced

The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced the full lineup for this year’s New Directors/New Films, marking the 48th year for the festival celebrating new talent in cinema.

The program will run from

GHOST IN THE SHELL Gets Another Stylish Trailer

Paramount has released a new trailer for its upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), Johansson plays a cyborg named Major who leads a special ops team taking down the most dangerous

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Kickstart Sunday: BIOPUNK

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Dresden Pictures and their upcoming film Biopunk. Directed by Liam Garvo, the film aims to be a cyberpunk thriller taking place in a dystopian future where humans have been transformed into a new breed

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Review

My apprehension toward spin-offs and my love of (nearly) everything Batman proved to be at odds with one another going into the kinetic The Lego Batman Movie, resulting in cautious optimism about an entire film based on the brick version of one of DC’s most popular heroes and one of The Lego Movie’s most humorous characters.

Short Film: YOU ARE AWAKE

For two years the people who lived in the village of Kalachi, Kazakhstan have been mysteriously fainting with their eyes open only to awaken two to five days later with no recollection of what happened. This crazy true event is the basis of

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Review

After a sequel to the hit 2014 actioner John Wick was announced shortly after the first film’s release, I was cautiously optimistic for its success. Aside from the top-notch action, one of the most intriguing aspects of the first film was its world building showcasing a shadowy, yet suave, underworld where sophisticated killers spend gold coins as currency and follow a series of meticulous rules. It begged for a sequel, however I was concerned that diving too deep into this world and these characters might dilute the mystery and sheer coolness of the first.

Cyber Thriller THE GIRCLE Gets a New Trailer

STX Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller The Circle, starring Emma Watson as a young woman who lands a job at the world’s most powerful tech company only to find there may be something nefarious afoot.

DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY Gets a New Clip

DreamWorks has released a new clip for its upcoming animated film The Boss Baby, featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing baby whose arrival disrupts the life of his 7 year-old brother. In this clip celebrating Valentine’s Day, the two

Alice Lowe’s Horror-Comedy PREVENGE Picked Up By Shudder

Alice Lowe’s Horror-Comedy PREVENGE Picked Up By Shudder

After generating a decent amount of buzz on the festival circuit, Alice Lowe‘s horror-comedy Prevenge has been acquired for distribution in North America by horror streaming service Shudder. The film will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on March