The Bloodiest Revenge Thriller of the Year is Keeping John Wick’s Legacy Alive

— Roadside Attractions Firing out of the gate like the locomotive it takes place upon, Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s revenge thriller Kill was an instant favorite at last year’s TIFF when it played in its “Midnight Madness” section. The ultra-violent, impressively...

21 Years Later, One of the Best Action Movies Ever is Getting a Surprising Remake

— Show East Action movies are easy to make enjoyable but difficult to make memorable. A well-choreographed fight scene is always welcome, but it takes a lot to make a modern fight feel like a truly innovative piece of cinema. That’s one reason why stunts are getting...

Netflix Just Quietly Released the Year’s Best Disaster Thriller

— SF Studios Having watched their Norwegian neighbors make a decent stab at the Hollywood-style disaster movie with a loosely related trilogy of films about avalanches (The Wave), earthquakes (The Quake), and oil rig explosions (The Burning Sea), Sweden decided to get...

65 Years Ago, a Legendary Director Made an All-Time Classic Samurai Movie — And Inspired Star Wars

— Toho Imagine this: there’s an old warrior who has long been rumored dead, but he’s part of a covert group on a mission to get the princess of a conquered kingdom to safety. Standing in the way is a scarred villain with a direct connection both to the evil empire as...