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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Studio: Marvel/Columbia
Directed by Jon Watts

Jun 28, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

The coda to Marvel Studio’s grand Infinity SagaSpider-Man: Far From Home, borrows from the National Lampoon’s Vacation model for the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and sends Tom Holland’s Peter Parker on a summer European trip with his science class. More

The Plagiarists

Studio: KimStim
Directed by Peter Parlow

Jun 27, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Plagiarists raises many questions about what constitutes the truth and who decides that. More

The Dead Don’t Die

Studio: Focus Features
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Jun 15, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

Jim Jarmusch, while frequently funny, rarely ventures into outright comedy. He works often and well with explicitly comedic talents like Bill Murray and Roberto Begnini, working them into his deadpan universe in ways that both play to their comic strengths but also reflect and accentuate the bleakness (blankness?) of the world around them. More

Non-Fiction

Studio: Sundance Selects
Directed by Olivier Assayas

May 01, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

Olivier Assayas needed to get something off his chest. A lot of things, it turns out. More

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Directed by Pamela B. Green

Apr 26, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

The importance of Alice Guy-Blaché to the history and evolution of filmmaking has been insultingly downplayed for the better part of a century. More

Body at Brighton Rock

Studio: Magnet
Directed by Roxanne Benjamin

Apr 24, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

This homage unfortunately wears thin rather quickly. More

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Studio: Screen Media Films
Directed by Terry Gilliam

Apr 19, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

Gilliam’s film has echoes of Fellini and an irreverence that’s marked the high points of his career, which is why it’s frustrating when the whole thing feels worth less than the sum of its parts. More

A Vigilante

Studio: Saban Films/DirecTV Cinema
Directed by Sarah Dagger-Nickson

Mar 28, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

A Vigilante makes the most of its limited resources in the way any good exploitation should, but rather than relish in grime or gore, Dagger-Nickson strips its look down to an elemental version of the standard indie aesthetic. More

Transit

Studio: Music Box Films
Directed by Christian Petzold

Mar 13, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

Based on Anna Segher’s World War II novel of the same name, much ado has been made over Christian Petzold’s decision to place the story in modern times. More