EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently spoke with writer and director Francis Galluppi about his directorial debut, The Last Stop in Yuma County. A selection for Fantastic Fest 2023, this western flick stars the likes of Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue,… Read More ›
Looking back on history, it’s easy to backseat quarterback the successes and failures. To identify the intersections that seemed destined for greatness or for failure. In regard to cinema, we hear about a cast and crew that all felt something… Read More ›
DreamWorks Animation has a stable of productions that range from the wildly entertaining (The Bad Guys) to the grossly moving (Shrek series) to the emotionally thrilling (How to Train Your Dragon series). Each one of them was a showcase in… Read More ›
Original in concept and philosophy, Gareth Edwards “The Creator” is a gorgeously shot, powerfully acted, and thoughtful protest film. [Fantastic Fest]
… Compromise is made out of peace But history’s made out of violence … – From “Sing Along” by Sturgill Simpson. Though he made his big splash for most audiences with 2014’s Godzilla, writer/director Gareth Edwards has been releasing films… Read More ›
Writer/director Francis Galluppi’s feature-length directorial debut “The Last Stop in Yuma County” is like a poker hand where everything remains uncertain even after the river. [Fantastic Fest]
Some days it doesn’t matter what you do, your fate is sealed before you’ve even woken up. On those days, you ride it out to the best of your ability, holding on tight to the proverbial wheel is one option… Read More ›
Writer/director Yūdai Yamaguchi brings his martial arts actioner “One-Percenter” to whoop ass at Fantastic Fest 2023. [Fantastic Fest]
Who doesn’t love a little meta-angle in their entertainment, something that’s willing to poke fun at itself all while telling its own version of the very thing it’s potentially satirizing? We’re talking movies like Hollywood Shuffle (1987), The Player (1992),… Read More ›
Find ‘The Glow’ via this brand-new 4K UHD restoration of “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon,” available from Sony Pictures now.
It’s 1985, Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury had debuted 13 years prior and 1978’s Game of Death, Lee’s last film, debuted only seven years prior. In that time, however, thanks to repository screenings at New York theaters, martial arts cinema… Read More ›
Wuershan’s “Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms” is a relentless and epic kick-off appropriate for a legendary tale.
In just about every culture on Earth there is a story involving the creation of existence. There are stories of emergence, of coming out of nothingness, of being born from chaos, and more. In each culture, these stories serve as… Read More ›
At the 2022 Fantastic Fest, actor/stunt choreographer/director Kensuke Sonomura unveiled his second feature film Bad City, the follow-up to the 2019 release HYDRA. His sophomore crime drama packed in as much intrigue and even more blood-letting, all aided by stellar… Read More ›
“Don’t watch the mouth; watch the hands.” – Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson) in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse In 2018, a brand-new Spider-Man story hit theaters and audiences would not be the same. That’s an enormous statement and,… Read More ›
The Kevin Conroy-led “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” receives a first-time 4K UHD remaster that fans shouldn’t miss.
Inevitably, whenever a new Batman-related project is announced, conversation swirls as to which of the prior actors to portray DC’s Dark Knight, a.k.a. The World’s Greatest Detective, is the best. Due to biases known and unknown, this so often turns… Read More ›
Explore under the sea and out of the water in the home release edition of Rob Marshall’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”
Over the last several years, Walt Disney Studios has made a point to adapt one of their well-regarded animated films into live action. Appreciation for each one ultimately comes down to two things: what relationship the audience has to the… Read More ›
Huang Jianming’s animated fantasy adventure “Goodbye Monster” brings home an opportunity for families to have hard conversations.
In August 2022, director Huang Jianming (Bobby the Hedgehog) took audiences on an adventure on the island of Kunlun wherein a banished doctor tried to make things right. It’s a colorful tale featuring a collection of characters that seem inspired… Read More ›
For two days in January 1984, Hong Kong experienced its first riot in 17 years. The violence stemmed from outrage over a tax increase which impacted the taxi drivers of the region. According to The New York Times, over 150… Read More ›
There are plenty of ways to rekindle the magic of Old Hollywood. Sometimes it’s catching something on Turner Classic Movies, sometimes it’s digging through the bargain bin and hoping to get lucky, and sometimes it’s a distributor bringing back a… Read More ›
Radiance Films packages three individual Damiano Damiani-directed mafia films into one fantastic thematic trilogy.
For every general genre in storytelling, there’s a subgenre within it that enables a storyteller to narrow their focus, thereby utilizing specific tools to explore their themes. It’s the difference between a chiller or thriller in horror, slapstick or screwball… Read More ›
We may not know why “The Flash” breaks its own rules, but the home release includes enough bonus features to know how they pulled it all off.
Despite being in development for years, the Warner Bros. Pictures release The Flash landed with more of a thud than most would have guessed. It centers a beloved DC Comics character in their first solo live action outing, utilizes a… Read More ›