[SUNDANCE 2021] Ten Must-See Films at Sundance You Need to Check Out!

[SUNDANCE 2021] Ten Must-See Films at Sundance You Need to Check Out!

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, January 28th and there’s a ton of great stuff on the docket. From the documentary debut of Edgar Wright, to the latest from More »

MOVIE REVIEW: John Lee Hancock’s THE LITTLE THINGS is a throwback to the 90’s neo-noir thriller genre.

MOVIE REVIEW: John Lee Hancock’s THE LITTLE THINGS is a throwback to the 90’s neo-noir thriller genre.

THE LITTLE THINGS feels at home along 90’s procedurals like SEVEN, 8MM, and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but its lead performances by Rami Malek and Denzel Washington make it appointment viewing. More »

MOVIE REVIEW: SAINT MAUD delivers a dark baptism in psychological horror

MOVIE REVIEW: SAINT MAUD delivers a dark baptism in psychological horror

Writer/director Rose Glass makes her feature debut following a flawed nurse who might either be going mad or just might be experiencing the ecstasy of being chosen for a higher purpose. History More »

MOVIE REVIEW: PSYCHO GOREMAN is a hilarious send-up of the ’80s kids and an alien on the run’ film genre for the Rick and Morty Generation.

MOVIE REVIEW: PSYCHO GOREMAN is a hilarious send-up of the ’80s kids and an alien on the run’ film genre for the Rick and Morty Generation.

Director Steven Kostanski crafts a uniquely funny film that’s one part ALF/E.T./My Pet Monster meets Power Rangers on bath salts that somehow manages to be both nostalgic & a one-of-a-kind splatter gorefest More »

TV REVIEW: WANDAVISION is a quirky and unique delight that sets an intriguing path forward for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

TV REVIEW: WANDAVISION is a quirky and unique delight that sets an intriguing path forward for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Writer Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman have created an engaging and retro throwback to the vaudeville vibe of the classic TV shows of yesteryear; a show whose subtext promises an ominous More »

REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN 1984 is a great throwback to the grandeur of the epic superhero film of the 1980s

REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN 1984 is a great throwback to the grandeur of the epic superhero film of the 1980s

Director Patty Jenkins channels the Salkind-produced Christopher Reeve Superman films in this bombastic and bigger-than-life follow-up to 2017’s Wonder Woman The opening lines of Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN 1984 speak to the More »

REVIEW: NEWS OF THE WORLD delivers an engaging journey of discovery in Tom Hanks’ first outing in a western.

REVIEW: NEWS OF THE WORLD delivers an engaging journey of discovery in Tom Hanks’ first outing in a western.

Director Paul Greengrass transports us in this character piece to the recently post-Civil War United States and one man’s journey to find his place in it. The amazing thing about film and More »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE is a fitting close to the Godfather saga

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE is a fitting close to the Godfather saga

Francis Ford Coppola’s restoration and re-edit of THE GODFATHER 3 yields a much better movie and a definitive epilogue for the effort on par with Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Redux. Francis Ford Coppola’s More »

FILM REVIEW: THE CRAFT LEGACY doesn’t add much to the legacy of The Craft

FILM REVIEW: THE CRAFT LEGACY doesn’t add much to the legacy of The Craft

Writer/director Zoe Lister-Jones’ follow-up to the 1996 cult classic The Craft runs short of the compelling characters & storylines of the original with a jumbled film that doesn’t really come together. It’d More »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Roninflix delivers a great treat for Halloween with HAUNT Blu-Ray release.

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Roninflix delivers a great treat for Halloween with HAUNT Blu-Ray release.

Roninflix’s regular and deluxe releases of the 2019 extreme haunted house slasher film deliver a great package for hardcore fans of the cult favorite, as well as a great regular release to More »

PODCAST: Cult Following #1 – Visiting Carrie Fisher’s & Debbie Reynolds’ Grave at Forest Lawn (Princess Leia)

PODCAST: Cult Following #1 – Visiting Carrie Fisher’s & Debbie Reynolds’ Grave at Forest Lawn (Princess Leia)

Cult Following is our new travel video series where we visit interesting and iconic film locations and figures in the world of pop culture and entertainment. In this entry, we visit Forest More »

FILM REVIEW: BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM works best when it exposes the raging id of America’s far right wing.

FILM REVIEW: BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM works best when it exposes the raging id of America’s far right wing.

Despite the notoriety of Sasha Baron Cohen’s Borat & his political pranks in this sequel, Cohen’s latest really operates best in showing the rise of partisanship in the wake of the global More »

 

[SUNDANCE 2021] Ten Must-See Films at Sundance You Need to Check Out!

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The 2021 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, January 28th and there’s a ton of great stuff on the docket. From the documentary debut of Edgar Wright, to the latest from Nicholas Cage and the fun that is the

MOVIE REVIEW: John Lee Hancock’s THE LITTLE THINGS is a throwback to the 90’s neo-noir thriller genre.

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THE LITTLE THINGS feels at home along 90’s procedurals like SEVEN, 8MM, and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but its lead performances by Rami Malek and Denzel Washington make it appointment viewing. One of my favorite genres back when I

MOVIE REVIEW: SAINT MAUD delivers a dark baptism in psychological horror

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Writer/director Rose Glass makes her feature debut following a flawed nurse who might either be going mad or just might be experiencing the ecstasy of being chosen for a higher purpose. History is filled with stories of ordinary figures being

MOVIE REVIEW: PSYCHO GOREMAN is a hilarious send-up of the ’80s kids and an alien on the run’ film genre for the Rick and Morty Generation.

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Director Steven Kostanski crafts a uniquely funny film that’s one part ALF/E.T./My Pet Monster meets Power Rangers on bath salts that somehow manages to be both nostalgic & a one-of-a-kind splatter gorefest One of my favorite feelings as a culture

TV REVIEW: WANDAVISION is a quirky and unique delight that sets an intriguing path forward for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Writer Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman have created an engaging and retro throwback to the vaudeville vibe of the classic TV shows of yesteryear; a show whose subtext promises an ominous beginning to the next stage of big-screen Marvel

REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN 1984 is a great throwback to the grandeur of the epic superhero film of the 1980s

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Director Patty Jenkins channels the Salkind-produced Christopher Reeve Superman films in this bombastic and bigger-than-life follow-up to 2017’s Wonder Woman The opening lines of Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN 1984 speak to the power of nostalgia and childhood, a time when

REVIEW: NEWS OF THE WORLD delivers an engaging journey of discovery in Tom Hanks’ first outing in a western.

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Director Paul Greengrass transports us in this character piece to the recently post-Civil War United States and one man’s journey to find his place in it. The amazing thing about film and art is its ability to take what has

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE is a fitting close to the Godfather saga

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Francis Ford Coppola’s restoration and re-edit of THE GODFATHER 3 yields a much better movie and a definitive epilogue for the effort on par with Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Redux. Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER is unabashedly one of my favorite

FILM REVIEW: THE CRAFT LEGACY doesn’t add much to the legacy of The Craft

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Writer/director Zoe Lister-Jones’ follow-up to the 1996 cult classic The Craft runs short of the compelling characters & storylines of the original with a jumbled film that doesn’t really come together. It’d be very hard to argue that the 1996

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Roninflix delivers a great treat for Halloween with HAUNT Blu-Ray release.

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Roninflix’s regular and deluxe releases of the 2019 extreme haunted house slasher film deliver a great package for hardcore fans of the cult favorite, as well as a great regular release to match. I was a big fan of Scott

PODCAST: Cult Following #1 – Visiting Carrie Fisher’s & Debbie Reynolds’ Grave at Forest Lawn (Princess Leia)

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Cult Following is our new travel video series where we visit interesting and iconic film locations and figures in the world of pop culture and entertainment. In this entry, we visit Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills and the sarcophagus grave of

FILM REVIEW: BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM works best when it exposes the raging id of America’s far right wing.

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Despite the notoriety of Sasha Baron Cohen’s Borat & his political pranks in this sequel, Cohen’s latest really operates best in showing the rise of partisanship in the wake of the global pandemic. It’s hard to believe, but Sasha Baron

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: AN UNQUIET GRAVE is a haunting meditation of how unchecked grief can turn you into a monster.

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Director Terence Krey’s film is built on two compelling standout performances that anchor this story of grief gone too far. Grief is one of the most powerful forces that one experiences in their lifetime. It can destroy the foundations of

FILM REVIEW: EVIL EYE embraces its cultural roots to tell a relatable tale with a strong Indian influence.

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Elan and Rajeev Dassani direct this unique Hindi-influenced supernatural horror from playwright Madhuri Shekar It’s a very difficult struggle for filmmakers to make genre films about different cultures that will appeal to either the original culture the subject matter hails

FILM REVIEW: NOCTURNE is a welcome call-back to the madness of the performance artist horror subgenre.

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NOCTURNE invokes films like Suspiria, The Perfection, and Black Swan in this tale of how far an ugly duckling pianist will go to outshine her gifted fraternal twin in this engaging horror film. I’m a big fan of the artist-driven

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: SURVIVAL SKILLS is a surreal and absurdist VHS-tinged mind trip.

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Director Quinn Armstrong presents a darkly satirical look at how social constructs like the pilce fail people in the form of a forgotten 1980s police training video. I’m a big fan of absurdist comedy. From Adult Swim’s Too Many Cooks,

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: In ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, beware hitchhiking ghosts in this darkly humorous family exorcism drama.

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Director Justin G. Dyck scares up a unique premise in this genre entry showing what lengths a privileged family will go to make their desires come true. Exorcism horror tends to be one of my least favorite modern horror subgenres.

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: THE DOORMAN channels the spirit of Die Hard to deliver an action packed heist film with a solid emotional core.

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Ruby Rose plays an ex-soldier with a tortured past looking to reconnect with her family when a small cadre of art thieves takes over the high rise where she is starting her life over. The everyman hero is a staple

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) FILM REVIEW: BLOCKS is a darkly comedic take on the often thankless tasks of motherhood.

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Director Bridget Maloney and star Claire Coffee impress in this tale of a mother losing and regaining her agency and the walls of building blocks in between those states. Motherhood is oftentimes a thankless task. Watching young children and tending

(NIGHTSTREAM 2020) Don’t Sleep on These Selections at NIGHTSTREAM FEST this weekend!

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While the inaugural NIGHTSTREAM Film Festival kicks off this weekend, here are some picks from Cult Following you shouldn’t let fly under your radar Film festivals are tough, there are SO MANY good movies to watch, cool panels and so