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Without making compromises knockout Romanian documentary “Collective,” a great big, and much-needed, boost for journalism, casts the spotlight on a nation’s corruption-ridden healthcare system while

One of the best documentaries of the year
Directed by Alexander Nanau

If living in this world has taught us nothing else, it is that we have long learned that when those in power lie and manipulate facts, a serpent of deceit is born and slithers through our societies devouring what is true and fair. “Collective” is a Romanian film that examines cutting through bullshit fed to the public by corrupt people in power in order to get to the facts and achieve ... more >

Guy Pearce as dyed-in-the-wool forger in “The Last Vermeer” (OUR REVIEW)

This film was adapted from the book “The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren” by Jonathan Lopez
Guy Pearce, Claes Bang and Vicky Krieps
Directed by Dan Friedkin

Han Van Meegeren was such a cunning, apt artist that he convinced the world his own paintings were actually painted centuries earlier by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. In fact, such a believer in his own talent was Van Meegeren that during World War II, he sold one of his phony Vermeers to Hermann Göring himself. The postwar aftermath of this incredibly unlikely but true tale forms the core of ... more >

A film of many sinners and few saints, “The Devil All the Time” | REVIEW

"Some people were born just so they could be buried"
Bill Skarsgård, Donald Ray Pollock, Tom Holland and Riley Keough

“The Devil All the Time” is the excellent adaptation of the deliciously nasty and viciously grim novel from Donald Ray Pollock, who also narrates the film. This is the kind of southern pulp that grabs its audience by the hair and places them among the violent nature of its characters, all the while weaving a down-home gothic tale soaking in religiosity. But this is far from the wistful “come to ... more >

Greetings from DOC NYC 2020 ! “The Walrus and the Whistler,” “Collective,” “Belushi” and “A Crime on the Bayou” (and more) top our list

DOC NYC is America's largest documentary film festival

Like nearly all film festivals in 2020, DOC NYC has switched to a virtual paradigm this year, but the quality of nonfiction films coming out of this celebration of the factual is still wondrous. The festival kicks off Wednesday and goes on until the 19th. There are so many great offerings this year, and it’s nearly impossible to catch them all, but here are some quality entrants to keep on your ... more >

Lesley Manville rules the screen in “Let him go” | REVIEW

Adapted from Larry Watson's namesake novel
Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lesley Manville
Directed by Thomas Bezucha

“There's no way to escape the fact that we've grown up in a violent culture, we can't get away from it, it's part of our heritage. I think part of it is that we have always felt somewhat helpless in the face of this vast continent. Helplessness is answered in many ways, but one of them is violence.” Sam Shepard wrote those words which have become a potent mirror to our country’s mindset since ... more >

One truth and one prediction for ya: “Wolfman’s Got Nards” starts streaming today and fans of 1987 horror classic “The Monster Squad” will be all over it

Exploring the cult movie from soup to nuts
Shane Black and Fred Dekker
Directed by Andre Gower

As a film critic there is nothing better than watching a stimulating film. Something that feeds the mind and gives you nights of discussion with fellow cinephiles were one can debate the symbolism or message of a certain work or filmmaker. You know what else is great? watching a film that reminds you of the fun you’ve had as a kid or a teenager, a film that seeps into your memory and becomes a ... more >

Coherent and intense horror indie “Fishbowl” started streaming on Tuesday. We got a sit-down with the brother-sister team who directed it and this is what they said

"I like a slow burn, where you take [something] realistic and maybe exaggerate it a little bit" (S. Kinigopoulos)

Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos wanted to make a movie where they came from. The siblings, who co-directed the new psychological thriller “Fishbowl,” grew up near Baltimore, and so when they were seeking a setting for their film, they simply cast their gaze out the window. “When you’re surrounded by those locations every day, you maybe see them differently. And it’s always great to shoot in ... more >