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Growing Pains: Coming of Age, Kitano-Style, in KIDS RETURN
Growing Pains: Coming of Age, Kitano-Style, in KIDS RETURN

In Kids Return, the warmth of Kitano’s brand of brotherhood glows on the palate long after the acidity of his cynicism has subsided.

On Wellesian Noir and THE STRANGER at 75
On Wellesian Noir and THE STRANGER at 75

On it’s 25th anniversary, Orson Welles’ oeuvre The Stranger towers over the thrillers with which it’s so often been unfairly bundled over the years.

THE HUMAN CONDITION Criterion Review: Masaki Kobayashi's Epic, Remastered
THE HUMAN CONDITION Criterion Review: Masaki Kobayashi’s Epic, Remastered

The new Criterion release allows the viewer to appreciate everything Kobayashi’s towering masterwork has to offer at an even greater level.

Sidelining Fans Is Hurting Hollywood, But It Won't Last
Sidelining Fans Is Hurting Hollywood, But It Won’t Last

Fans make the entertainment industry go round. Or do they? Ian LeWinter inquires on the disconnect between studios and movie-goers.

Fast & Furious Is Camp, Actually
Fast & Furious Is Camp, Actually

The Fast & Furious movies are camp in a way we feel in our bones but have been trained by decades of narrow-minded definitions to deny.

FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI Criterion Review: A Vibrant Reverie
FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI Criterion Review: A Vibrant Reverie

As part of their May lineup for 2021, the Criterion Collection has prepared a new edition of Flowers of Shanghai for release, let’s take a look.

A Quick Guide to Movie-Making: What You Need to Know
A Quick Guide To Movie-Making: What You Need To Know

[sponsored] Producing a great movie requires finesse; here are the preproduction, casting, and editing steps you have to take to ensure a smooth production.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Criterion Review: Moving In Stereo
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Criterion Review: Moving In Stereo

Owen Butler takes a look at the new Criterion Collection release of Amy Heckerling’s 1982 classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment Shortchanged MINARI
Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment Shortchanged MINARI

The underfunding of Minari is hardly a controversy, but outside of a few Twitter threads, nobody is discussing it.

The Meaning of Fathers and Sons On Andrey Zvyagintsev’s THE RETURN
The Meaning of Fathers and Sons: On Andrey Zvyagintsev’s THE RETURN

As a film about fathers and their sons, The Return is about the difficulty certain men have expressing love for one another.

Another Round, & Other Movies To Drink To
Another Round, & Other Movies To Drink To

With Another Round scoring an Academy Award, Sean Fallon with Film Inquiry reflects on some other great drinking movies.

Celebrating Hair And Makeup, The Best Oscars Category
Celebrating Hair And Makeup, The Best Oscars Category

The makeup and hairstyling Oscar is refreshingly simple, concerned with how well artists can transform actors physically to suit their roles.

The Difference Between Sound Editing And Mixing
The Difference Between Sound Editing And Mixing

Sound design, despite being one of the most important elements of filmmaking, is one of the most misunderstood. We break down the difference.

 The Mistress of Suspense Strikes Again! Interview With Writer And Director Lou Simon Of AGORAPHOBIA
The Mistress of Suspense Strikes Again! Interview With Writer And Director Lou Simon Of AGORAPHOBIA

Film Inquiry interviews writer and director Lou Simon about finally getting her film Agoraphobia released after a “David vs Goliath” lawsuit.

MEMORIES OF MURDER Criterion Review: Bong Joon-Ho's Masterpiece, Restored
MEMORIES OF MURDER Criterion Review: Bong Joon-Ho’s Masterpiece, Restored

Criterion’s upcoming edition of Memories of Murder comes highly recommended to both fans of the film and new viewers alike.