Review: Tim Burton's Live-Action 'Dumbo' Movie Lives up to Its Name

By: FirstShowing.net

28Mar2019


Originally based on the storyline written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, 1941's Dumbo was the fourth animated feature film made by Walt Disney Productions, following up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), and Fantasia (1940)...

Review: Jordan Peele's Horror 'Us' Doubles Down on Doppelgängers

By: FirstShowing.net

21Mar2019


Myths of duplicates and alter-egos have persisted for thousands of years... In Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest religions, the deity Spenta Mainyu is The Holy Spirit while his "evil twin" – Angra Mainyu – is the Destructive Spirit. In An...

Review: 'Captain Marvel' is a Photon Blast of Fun and '90s Nostalgia

By: FirstShowing.net

7Mar2019


Created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan, Captain Marvel debuted in 1967's Marvel Super-Heroes #12. During the Silver Age, the name belonged to Mar-Vell, a Kree military officer who becomes Earth's protector. In the '80s, Monica Rambeau assumed the title a...

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Review

By: ComingSoon.net

22Feb2019


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is now playing everywhere! The post How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Review appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Berlinale 2019: Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' is Biting, Bold Filmmaking

By: FirstShowing.net

19Feb2019


There's something strange in the neighborhood, someone new and just a bit weird. Synonyms is the latest film from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid (Emile's Girlfriend, Policeman, The Kindergarten Teacher), co-produced by German filmmaker Maren Ade, and...

Berlinale 2019: Stylish Dark Comedy 'O Beautiful Night' from Germany

By: FirstShowing.net

16Feb2019


One of the most fascinating discoveries of the Berlin Film Festival this year is a German dark comedy titled O Beautiful Night, which is the feature directorial debut of a German animator and/or filmmaker named Xaver Böhm. This stylish, neon-drench...

Review: Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day 2U' is Self-Aware Sci-Fi Fun

By: FirstShowing.net

14Feb2019


In 2007, following her breakout performance in Michael Bay's Transformers, Megan Fox was set to star in her next project, a Rogue Pictures horror-thriller produced by Bay. Then called Half to Death, the project was pitched as Groundhog Day meets Scre...

Berlinale 2019: 'Varda by Agnès' is an Inspiring Chat with a Storyteller

By: FirstShowing.net

13Feb2019


"If we opened people up, we'd find landscapes." Agnès Varda is a genuine master. She is unquestionably of the greatest filmmakers, storytellers, and artists to ever live - there's really no debating this. It may have taken decades for everyone to ca...

Berlinale 2019: Hans Petter Moland's New Film 'Out Stealing Horses'

By: FirstShowing.net

13Feb2019


Norwegian filmmaker Hans Petter Moland continues to impress me with every new film he makes. Even if it's not the best film, even if it has some issues or falls apart with a story that doesn't amount to much, his work is still remarkably compelling a...

Berlinale 2019: Alejandro Landes' Stunning, Vigorous Thriller 'Monos'

By: FirstShowing.net

11Feb2019


One of the international highlights at both the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals this year is a Colombian thriller titled Monos, the second feature film from director Alejandro Landes (born in Brazil, raised in Ecuador and Colombia; his first featu...

Sundance 2019: John Lithgow & Blythe Danner in 'The Tomorrow Man'

By: FirstShowing.net

10Feb2019


The apocalypse is coming, and there's no better way to prepare for that future than to build an overstocked fallout shelter in your home. Right? That's not crazy, is it? Totally sane. Some people think that this is just being properly prepared. The T...

Berlinale 2019: 'System Crasher' is a One-Note Adventure Into Crazy

By: FirstShowing.net

9Feb2019


There's only so much screaming one can deal with before they go crazy, too. And this film seriously comes close to crossing that line. System Crasher, also known as Systemsprenger, is a very intense German drama about a young girl with serious anger...

Alita: Battle Angel Review

By: ComingSoon.net

7Feb2019


The James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez manga adaptation opens everywhere Feb 14 The post Alita: Battle Angel Review appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Sundance 2019: 'American Factory' Captures a Modern Culture Clash

By: FirstShowing.net

3Feb2019


We're currently in the Golden Age of documentaries, with so many outstanding films premiering every year. Sundance always hosts some of the best filmmakers, who bring some of the best documentaries to premiere in the mountains every January. American...

Sundance 2019: Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell' is Genuinely Wonderful

By: FirstShowing.net

3Feb2019


Family is everything. We must never forget them. One of the most wonderful, heartwarming, beautifully-made films of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival The Farewell. Written and directed by filmmaker Lulu Wang, her second feature after making Posthumous...

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