‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Film Review: Dinos Return in a Sequel Drained of Suspense

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Film Review: Dinos Return in a Sequel Drained of Suspense The major problem with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — the fifth installment in this dinosaur series, and the second of a prospective trilogy — is that the makers treat the action and suspense ...

Film Review: ‘Veronica’

Film Review: ‘Veronica’ Finding surprising new life in the found-footage horror genre, Paco Plaza’s “[Rec]” movies (the first two co-directed with Jaume Belaguero) looked like a fantasy franchise with the potential to get ...

‘Verónica’ Review Roundup: Netflix’s New Horror Offering Is a Better Surprise Than ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’

What’s this? A horror movie on Netflix worth watching? “Verónica” appears to be just that, as “[Rec]” director Paco Plaza’s film has received across-the-board critical praise in addition to six Goya ...

In Paco Plaza's Veronica when You Play with the Devil You Get the Horns!

Paco Plaza's Veronica was released on Netflix this week. The film is a horror film, involving: a Ouija board, an eclipse and a demonic summoning. This film has played several film festivals in 2017, ...

The Best Child Performances in Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Child Performances in Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found ...

Toronto 2017 Review: VERÓNICA, Treading Familiar Teenage Ground

Teenage girls have always been ripe fodder for horror filmmakers. Either as monsters or victims (or both), the body changes (not to mention the change in treatment by other people, especially men) and ...

Tiff Review: ‘Verónica’ is an Intense, But Familiar Tale of Demonic Possession

The story goes that the police were dispatched to a Madrid residence in June of 1991 only to find a teenage girl screaming from what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds. Strange phenomena was ...

All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This April

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Berlinale: Film Factory Sells to Arp Selection All French Rights to Paco Plaza’s Horror Movie ‘Veronica’

Berlinale: Film Factory Sells to Arp Selection All French Rights to Paco Plaza’s Horror Movie ‘Veronica’ Arp Selection, one of France’s premier arthouse distributors, has acquired all French rights to “Veronica,” a real case-based horror movie by “Rec” co-director Paco Plaza. The deal was negotiated by ...

'[Rec]' director Paco Plaza’s 'Veronica' gets France deal

Exclusive: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual. Film Factory has licensed French rights to [Rec] director Paco Plaza’s upcoming horror ...

Film Review: ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Film Review: ‘The Eyes of My Mother’ Serial murder has rarely seemed a more melancholy calling than it does in “The Eyes of My Mother,” a short, decidedly unsweet and wholly startling vision from freshman writer-director Nicolas Pesce. ...

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Demons’

Fevered imagination and nightmarish reality brush shoulders to disconcerting effect in “The Demons,” Quebecois filmmaker Philippe Lesage’s extraordinary examination of childhood fears festering in ...

Interview with Scott McGehee and David Siegel about What Maisie Knew

David Siegel, Onata Aprile and Scott McGehee on the set of What Maisie Knew. The directors of the marvelous and absorbing What Maisie Knew, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, knew what they wanted with ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Cría Cuervos' (BFI rerelease)

★★★★★ As General Franco lay dying during the summer of 1975, Carlos Saura was mirroring Spain's monumental era of transition through the story of a young girl struggling with issues of mortality. ...

What I Watched, What You Watched #177

Busy week of movie and TV watching for me beyond seeing Mama (read my review here) and The Last Stand (read my review here) in theaters. I watched Criterion's new Blu-ray for Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's ...

‘Clandestine Childhood’ a film about wartime displacement and coming-of-age

Clandestine Childhood Directed by Benjamín Ávila Argentina, 2011 Philadelphia Film Festival Benjamín Ávila’s debut feature is a fine balance of youthful longing and militant resistance. Ernesto ...

Philadelphia Film Festival 2012: ‘Clandestine Childhood’

Clandestine Childhood Directed by Benjamín Ávila Argentina, 2011 Philadelphia Film Festival Benjamín Ávila’s debut feature is a fine balance of youthful longing and militant resistance. Ernesto ...

Carlos Saura: 'Franco took so long to die we had time to buy champagne'

His 1975 classic Raise Ravens still points the way for new film-makers wishing to tackle the tricky subject of the Spanish civil war. The old revolutionary reminisces to Giles Tremlett Carlos Saura ...

Cría Cuervos – review

Two of the screen's most impressive performances by a child are given by Ana Torrent in allegories of fear, bad faith and patriarchal suppression in fascist Spain, made during the last years of ...

This week's new film

Kaboom (15) (Gregg Araki, 2010, Us) Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida. 86 mins This could be the best teen movie of the year, or at least the horniest, surely. ...

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