Arturo Ripstein Talks ‘Devil Between The Legs,’ Desire in Old Age, Black and White

Arturo Ripstein Talks ‘Devil Between The Legs,’ Desire in Old Age, Black and White Mexico’s Arturo Ripstein, who began his career as an A.D. on Luis Buñuel’s 1962 “The Exterminating Angel,” is back, bringing his latest collaboration with screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego, a black ...

Movie Review – Relaxer (2018)

Relaxer, 2018. Directed and Written by Joel Potrykus. Starring Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland. Synopsis: With the new millennium fast approaching, a young man is dared by his ...

‘Colette’ Opens Door to Film Scoring for Esteemed U.K. Classical Composer Adès

‘Colette’ Opens Door to Film Scoring for Esteemed U.K. Classical Composer Adès One of England’s most distinguished concert composers tried his hand at film music for the first time this year, and the result was the charming and period-appropriate music for Keira Knightley in ...

Joel Potrykus Passed on Directing a Sequel to ‘Project X’ to Make a Wacky Y2K Movie in a Garage

Joel Potrykus Passed on Directing a Sequel to ‘Project X’ to Make a Wacky Y2K Movie in a Garage It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment where Joel Potrykus decided to blow off the Hollywood studio projects sent his way and instead make wacky movies like “Relaxer,” which takes place in a living ...

Close-Up on Pere Portabella's "Nocturno 29"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Pere Portabella's Nocturno 29 (1968) is showing May 9 - June 8, 2018 in the many countries around the world as part of the series The ...

Milk Vomit and ‘Pac Man’: Joel Potrykus’ ‘Relaxer’ Is a Masterpiece of Depraved ’90s Nostalgia — SXSW 2018 Review

Milk Vomit and ‘Pac Man’: Joel Potrykus’ ‘Relaxer’ Is a Masterpiece of Depraved ’90s Nostalgia — SXSW 2018 Review Great cinema is sometimes grand themes, dramatic camerawork, and sophisticated montage; or, it’s a guy playing “Pac Man” for 90 minutes. Joel Potrykus’ “Relaxer,” the latest wacky gambit from the ...

Expecting the Unexpected: Four by Luis Buñuel

Four late films by Luis Buñuel are showing from February 22 - March 28, 2018 in the United States in the retrospective Buñuel.“Chance governs all things.”—Luis Buñuel, My Last SighStriving for the ...

The Best Movies of 2017, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn

The Best Movies of 2017, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn At a time when the world is changing at an unquantifiable pace, when menacing world powers threaten everything we hold dear, we often look to the movies to bring the chaos into focus. In 2017, even ...

‘Justice League’ Box Office: Why a $96-Million Opening Means Trouble

‘Justice League’ Box Office: Why a $96-Million Opening Means Trouble DC Comics’ “Justice League” (Warner Bros.) opened to just shy of $100 million. That makes it the seventh best opening for 2017, just $7 million shy of DC’s “Wonder Woman,” which would seem a ...

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and ‘Mudbound’ Vie Against Fall Box Office Hits

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and ‘Mudbound’ Vie Against Fall Box Office Hits Leading fall Oscar contenders “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight) and “Lady Bird” (A24) continue to pull crowds as they both expand after limited openings. They are the top ...

Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events list

Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listPresent Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listScott Goodyer11/1/2017 10:06:00 Am November is ...

Hypnotic Chill! Monster Thrill!

This short article is in the spirit of the crowded ad-mat advertising blurbs that, once upon a time, would show up in the newspaper for horror related features. The particular composite above is a ...

‘Mother!’: How Darren Aronofsky’s Team Turned a Victorian Mansion Into a House of Horrors

‘Mother!’: How Darren Aronofsky’s Team Turned a Victorian Mansion Into a House of Horrors Despite the postmortems for Darren Aronofsky’s critically-polarizing and commercially disastrous “mother!,” there’s no denying the power of the extraordinary Victorian house at its center. It’s a ...

Listen to Darren Aronofsky and William Friedkin Discuss ‘mother!’ in a 30-Minute Talk

While we’d begrudge you from going down the rabbit hole of explainer articles for mother!, the chance to listen to writer-director Darren Aronofsky discuss the film with his F CinemaScore brethren ...

‘mother!’ is the Smartest Comedy of 2017

‘mother!’ is the Smartest Comedy of 2017 Reviews for “mother!” have called it everything from “sickening” to “a berserk feast of filth,” but the most shocking thing about Darren Aronofsky’s wildly divisive new movie is that it’s hilarious. ...

The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 ...

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup The thirteenth edition of Santiago International Film Festival, Sanfic (August 20–27, 2017), the largest film festival in Chile, will present more than 100 international and Chilean films, including ...

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance 'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be ...

Criterion Now – Episode 24 – Ghost World, Crumb, Barnes & Noble Sale

Aaron, Travis and Tim Leggoe dig into the world of Terry Zwigoff, the Barnes & Noble Sale, predictions and wish lists for October Criterion releases, reactions to the Sean Baker episode, and plenty ...

Meaning and Madness: Close-Up on Luis Buñuel's "Viridiana" and "The Exterminating Angel"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961) is showing June 17 - July 17 and The Exterminating Angel (1962) is showing June 18 - July 18, 2017 in ...

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