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Every so often, a film comes along that proves that concept and style are as important as — if not more important than — visually stunning, big budget special effects. “The Vast of Night” is that kind of film.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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Last year at this time, “Avengers: Endgame” was still drawing crowds to area movie theaters. Even venues that ran the film on multiple screens reported sell-out screenings for weeks after its debut.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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Whenever a long-running media franchise spawns a new incarnation, it’s bound cause dissention amongst the ranks. Fans can be fanatical at times, and when a new creative team comes along and gives their beloved characters a makeover, it’s not unusual to hear disparagement and denunciation. So…

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

One of the most common questions I see posed by novice writers when seeking guidance from an established author in the field is about the creative process: Do you outline your story before you start writing? The quick, simple answer is yes, of course. In reality, though, it’s more complicated.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

Call me a glutton for punishment, but during these troubled times — with a pandemic creating social, political and economic chaos and the threat of infection hidden in every cough, on every doorknob and even in the adjoining office cubicle of your asymptomatic coworker — I can’t help but fin…

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

Here in the middle of a pandemic, it’s easy to latch on to certain elements of a film or television show and draw parallels between art and reality. Don’t get me wrong: “The Willoughbys” has absolutely nothing to do with infectious disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome, or the severe gl…

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

When I was a kid, every Friday evening my parents would visit Haslam’s Book Store — that venerable old business on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg — and I would wander off down the seemingly endless aisles and gaze up in wonder at the towers of dusty tomes stacked to the ceiling. I was cert…

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Many movie theaters have either closed or are running at limited capacity. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

Timing is everything. When Neasa Hardiman — who wrote the screenplay and directed the science fiction thriller film “Sea Fever” — started working on this project, she had no idea it would be officially unleashed upon a world struggling with the challenges of a pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Many movie theaters have either closed or are running at limited capacity. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

Sometimes, setting peculiar stories against an aesthetically pleasing backdrop helps to establish a stylized narrative. In “Tales from the Loop,” the environment plays a critical role with its bucolic scenery and idyllic small-town charm punctuated by odd bits of high-tech debris scattered a…

In recognition of Earth Month, Disney+ will release the Disneynature film “Elephant,” narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, April 3 alongside previously announced “Dolphin Reef,” with narration by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Many movie theaters have either closed or are running at limited capacity. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via streaming services…

Horror comes in a variety of flavors, varying from peppery and piquant to subtle and understated. Polish film director Małgorzata Szumowska’s “The Other Lamb” is billed as horror, but audiences shouldn’t be in a rush to embrace or eschew the movie based on that imprecise pigeonhole alone. Re…

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Many movie theaters have either closed or are running at limited capacity. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

Is it just me, or is there something about “Blow the Man Down” – the new black comedy thriller film from Amazon Studios – that calls to mind classic 1990s Coen brothers movies? Written and directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, the film is set in a secluded Maine fishing village…

A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:

Billed as everything from arthouse horror to stylish feminist psychological thriller, director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ new film “Swallow” offers a fascinating and often repellant rendering of how the toxic constraints of traditional gender roles can be psychologically catastrophic.

Sometimes, the film that Hollywood delivers fails to meet the expectations of the individual viewer. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad movie — just that it didn’t appeal to a specific viewer.

It’s no secret that a common fantasy among Hollywood filmmakers these days is retreading old ground by rebooting a classic TV show. Recent examples include “Charlie’s Angels,” “CHiPs,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “21 Jump Street” and the latest additions to the seemingly endless franchise bas…

Somehow the standard idiom “apples and oranges” isn’t descriptive enough to adequately demonstrate the incommensurable qualities of the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’d go with something like “apples and batarangs,” personally.

Let me tell you something: It was downright spooky — opening weekend, a late Sunday morning screening and this movie reviewer sitting all alone in a darkened auditorium slogging through the tedious pre-show commercials. What dark forces had conspired to keep audiences from wanting to see a n…

Admittedly, my opinion of Richard Stanley’s new film “Color Out of Space” may be skewed by my admiration for the source material.

As a kid growing up in the 1970s, World War II cues were virtually ubiquitous.

Over Christmas break I went to see “Little Women.” It was based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. I just want to clarify that I’ve never actually read the book, even though I would like to. The book is loosely based on Alcott’s own life, although there are significant differences.

First, there are those 10 words in blue static text — the 10 words we all know as intimately as “once upon a time.” Then, John Williams’ “Main Title Theme” bursts out of the darkness, announcing the beginning of another chapter in the ongoing saga. The opening crawl — a signature device of e…

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