BONDED BY BLOOD: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKERS GARETH EVANS AND TIMO TJAHJANTO

Two filmmakers going balls-out. Both fearless. Both brilliant. Both at Sundance…

Posted on January 24, 2014 in Interviews by

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

As the ship’s crew and its invaders face off, “Captain Phillips” becomes an exercise in escalation, and its well-paced surges of suspense and violent movement always feel grounded in reality.

Posted on October 18, 2013 in Reviews by

PIETA

Sure, “Pieta” is disturbing, but its shocks are strictly been there, done that…

Posted on July 12, 2013 in Reviews by

FATAL

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Fatal” is the anti-Tarantino, and the antithesis of Charles Bronson’s “Death Wish.” Retribution is dealt in sloppy strokes by fumbling fingers…

Posted on June 8, 2013 in Reviews by

PUSHING HIS LUCK: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER LUIS PRIETO

Luis Prieto’s “Pusher” will encourage you to pay off your Master Card… pronto…

Posted on October 31, 2012 in Interviews by

HEADHUNTERS

Calling all flick-freaks who share a venomous contempt for arrogant yuppie scum! “Headhunters,” Morten Tyldum’s Norwegian nerve-jangler, is cause for vindictive celebration…

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Reviews by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 85: ANOTHER THING

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, Digital Celluloid ventures to the cold Antarctic where THINGS are happening…

Posted on February 8, 2012 in Digital Celluloid, Features by

ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN

Screw the Dark Knight. In Brazil, a Battalion Beret is mightier than the Cape…

Posted on December 2, 2011 in Reviews by

POINT BLANK

BOOM! “Point Blank” will shoot you from a cannon, and you won’t hit the ground until its closing credits…

Posted on July 25, 2011 in Reviews by

BLACK DEATH

After its final, cringe-worthy set piece, you’ll swear off horseback riding for life…

Posted on March 22, 2011 in Reviews by

I SAW THE DEVIL

“I Saw the Devil” is a gorgeous film about horrible things. Days after the screening, I still carry its unsettling baggage with me…

Posted on February 27, 2011 in Reviews by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 18: POOR OLD HANNIBAL

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, Digital Celluloid takes a trip to a prison where a certain aging cannibal goes about his daily routine of just standing in the middle of the room…

Posted on October 27, 2010 in Digital Celluloid, Features by

ANIMAL KINGDOM

With “Animal Kingdom,” filmmaker Michod suggests that when the chips are down, we’re not here to walk old ladies across the street for merit badges. We’re here to survive. Period.

Posted on October 4, 2010 in Reviews by