Before Oscar-nominee Michelle Yeoh (about damn time) traveled everywhere all at once, before she was a rich Asian, before she played a Chinese agent alongside 007, Yeoh was part of a heroic trio, a royal warrior, and, for the Hot… Read More ›
Revisit the gore of “Project Wolf Hunting” in all it’s high-definition glory at home.
If you didn’t catch Kim Hong-Sun’s latest work on the festival circuit or when it played theatres, I don’t think there is a single thing I can say that would possibly prepare you for the absolute madness that is Project… Read More ›
Takeish Kushida’s “Woman of the Photographs” explores the warped nature of self perspectives.
Whenever I see a film that is on a subject that I know is controversial, I try to place myself in at least the headspace of the main character (when able to) to see if I can connect and resonate… Read More ›
Lost for 40 years, Jean-Denis Bonan’s thriller “La Femme Bourreau (A Woman Kills)” receives both a restoration and wide release, courtesy of Radiance Films.
Art imitates life when it comes to timing. One can never predict how something will be received and, even things prognosticators think is a shoe-in, could fall flat. Sometimes the politics of the day get in the way, other times… Read More ›
Celebrating 100 years of Disney Magic, Walt Disney Animation Studios releases a first volume of select Mickey and Minnie Mouse short films on home video.
In Fall 2022, Jeff Malmberg’s documentary Mickey: The Story of a Mouse released on Disney+. The film had screened at SXSW prior to the wide release, telling its story about the journey from concept to the now-iconic character that is… Read More ›
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the final film of the MCU’s Phase Four, comes home.
Marvel Studio’s 2016 release Captain America: Civil War did more than close out the Captain America trilogy and severely weaken the cinematic version of Avengers ahead of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), it introduced audiences to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the prince… Read More ›
“Project Wolf Hunting” Blu-ray Giveaway
Director Kim Hong-Sun’s Project Wolf Hunting had a simultaneous North American premiere at Fantastic Fest 2022 and in select theaters October 2022. EoM senior interviewer Thomas Manning covered the film, calling it “…undeniably gutsy…”. Months later, Hong-Sun’s horror action-slugfest is… Read More ›
“The Grandmaster of Kung Fu” imagines Chinese historical figure Huo Yuanjin in a personal conflict during the first Sino-Japanese War.
Each country has their history and storytellers often find those histories ripe for the picking when trying to devise ways to entertain. In the U.S., for instance, audiences marveled at cinematic release The Patriot (2000) for its depiction of sacrifice… Read More ›
The home release supplemental materials may underwhelm, but feature “Bones and All” remains a meal.
I have a complicated relationship with Luca Guadagnino. I love his work, sans one film of his, and even consider his 2018 remake of Suspiria to be in my top 5 films of all time (sidenote: someone please take the… Read More ›
True crime adaptation “American Murderer” raises the kinds of questions even justice may not answer.
No matter how close we are to someone, they’ll never truly know us. We can get close, sharing secrets others don’t know or confiding intrusive thoughts we might otherwise not, but without an actual mindmeld, it’s impossible for someone to… Read More ›
Ho-ho-HOLY S#@T! Christmas actioner “Violent Night” is out on home video.
Saint Nicholas. Kris Kringle. Père Noël. Weihnachtsmann. Babbo Natale. Дед Мороз. Noel Baba. Święty Mikołaj. Sinnterklaas. These are just a few of the names Santa Claus goes by in communities and cultures around the world. He’s a figure known for… Read More ›
Shout! Factory’s “Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 1 (1976-1982)” showcases some of Chan’s early works.
When it comes to martial arts films, there are many great current actors who can pull off the action, but uncommon is the actor who can do so without the aid of a stunt double. Conversely, there are great martial… Read More ›
Comedy hybrid “Men at Work” receives a first-time North American Blu-ray as part of the MVD Rewind Collection.
There are some films that catch us at a specific moment in our lives and leave an indelible mark. Sometimes it’s a film that made you realize the limitless nature of storytelling, how much larger the world really is compared… Read More ›
Every year for the last 30 years we celebrate “Groundhog Day.” This year, Sony Pictures does it with a commemorative steelbook.
Though there have been plenty of films that used time travel as a narrative mechanism for the entirety of storytelling, in recent memory, few do it as well as the Harold Ramis-directed, Danny Rubin-co-written, Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day (1993)…. Read More ›
“There’s Something Wrong with the Children” Digital Code Giveaway
Roxanne Benjamin’s new supernatural horror film There’s Something Wrong with the Children is out on VOD and digital now, ready to chill your spine with the power of creepy children. If you’re in the mood to get wigged out, the… Read More ›
Maria Schrader seeks to honor the #MeToo Movement in “She Said,” available on home video now.
While the real-life work of an investigative journalist might feel like running head-first into a brick wall over and over again, movies and shows usually make it seem like an idealistic, noble, and exciting job that combines the thrill of… Read More ›
“Violent Night” Blu-ray Giveaway
Kicking off the holiday season in style back in early December 2022 was director Tommy Wirkola’s Violent Night, an action-filled romp starring David Harbour as Santa Claus who finds himself in an unexpectedly brutal situation. Seems this Santa is not… Read More ›
Dark comedy “The Menu” is a stark reminder not to mess with the people who serve you.
“The customer is always right, in matters of taste.” – Marshall Field Whether one is aware of it or not, there’s a subgenre of film called “Eat the Rich.” They can be horror films, comedies, dramas, anything really, with recent… Read More ›
“The Grandmaster of Kung Fu” Blu-ray Giveaway
There are plenty of films which have explored the life of legendary martial artist Ip Man, but few that do the same for creator of the Chin Woo Athletic Association, Master Huo Yuan Jia. Starring Du Yuhang (Kung Fu League)… Read More ›
“There’s Something Wrong with the Children” satisfies a range of horror appetites.
When you watch as many movies as someone who reviews for a living, you’re bound to see similar themes and ideas throughout multiple projects. Sometimes they do it better, sometimes they do it worse, sometimes it’s the same with a… Read More ›