A frustratingly not-terrible action thriller.
The feature debut of director and co-writer Bill Purple does not feature a single authentic moment. Imperfect would actually be a step up.
Roger Ebert on James Ivory's "Howards End".
"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…
Festivals & Awards
by Jana Monji
Meryl Streep and other awards recipients shared their thoughts on an America under Donald Trump during last night's Golden Globes ceremony.
"La La Land" made Golden Globes history last night with seven awards, including Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).
by Matt Zoller Seitz
Molly Haskell speaks with Matt Zoller Seitz about "From Reverence to Rape," "Love and Other Infectious Diseases," "Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films" and more.
by Scout Tafoya
For the 37th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point" and "The Mystery of Oberwald."
by Seongyong Cho
FFC Seongyong Cho explores Frederick Wiseman's 2014 documentary, "National Gallery."
by Jana Monji
The forces behind San Diego Comic-Con have launched a new con-centric channel, featuring "Kings of Con," "Con Man" and "Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest."
Balder and Dash
by Sheila O'Malley
A book review of Edward Sorel's "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936."
by Peter Sobczynski
One of the most audacious American films from the 1960s is now available via the Criterion Collection.
by Matt Fagerholm | September 14, 2015 |
Reviews of TIFF 2015 selections "Downriver," "We Monsters," "Homesick" and "Keeper."
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by Matt Zoller Seitz | August 18, 2015 |
A critic dreams about the return of HBO's "Deadwood."