Watch the 4K restoration trailer for Joseph Losey’s The Servant

Adapted for the screen by revered playwright Harold Pinter and featuring crisp black-and-white photography from legendary cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, 1963’s The Servant stands among the most subversive and thrilling British films ever made. Now, to

Luz: The Flower of Evil

The prologue to writer/director Juan Diego Escobar Alzate’s Luz: The Flower of Evil is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of scenes from a woodland property. We see piles of timber by the foundations of a new house,

Cannes 2021 Video #9: Conversations on the Croisette

RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert’s ninth video dispatch from the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, directed and edited by Scott Dummler of Mint Media Works, features her interviews with filmmaker Lateef Calloway, Georgian journalists Anano Bakuradze and

In praise of Lucio Fulci’s violent, vengeful Spaghetti westerns

Though primarily known for his visceral horror films, Italian maestro Lucio Fulci worked across many genres. Beginning with a range of comedies in the 1960s, the director’s 50 or so films left few genres untested.

Val

Kudos to Val Kilmer, sort of, for framing “Val” as something other than a record of things that happened. The movie even invokes the idea that fiction is a lie that gets at a greater

Heaton’s ‘Hideous’ Ode to L.A.

Randy Newman famously “loves” L.A, albeit with tongue partially planted in cheek. Andrew Heaton? Not so much. The fiercely funny comic turned his time there into a book brimming with sour stanzas. “Los Angeles Is

Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Old’ About a Peculiar Beach

“A natural anomaly,” the resort manager says at the beginning of the film. Yes, indeed it is. This is one of those lines from early on in the film that is a big wink at

Tomorrow creeps in its petty pace in the first image from Joel Coen’s Macbeth

As pandemic conditions start to loosen, everyone’s cataloguing their own little signs that “nature is returning,” and there’s no surer omen that normalcy has resumed for film obsessives than the revival of a proper festival

Old

A family heads to a secluded beach vacation. They speak vaguely of the passage of time in a way that parents often do with their children, as mom mentions how she can’t wait to hear

A Brief History of NBA Players in the Movies

Brief History is a column that tells you all you need to know about your favorite — and not so favorite — pop culture topics. This entry looks at some of the best movie performances

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