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  • Film Review: 'Honour'

    Earnest issue drama and pulpy B-thriller mechanics make awkward but not uncompelling bedfellows in "Honour," a debut feature from BAFTA-nominated writer-director Shan Khan that exploits the perceived rise of Islamic "honor killings" in the U.K. to luridly tense ends. Identifying a social disease without delving terribly far into its warped psychology, Khan's tricksily structured film has been positioned as a tough-guy starring vehicle for Paddy Considine -- watchable as ever, if oddly cast as a bounty hunter hired by a conservative Muslim family to execute their nonconformist daughter. That may not seem the most sensitive way of bringing a horrifying feminist crisis to light, but sincere anger, plus excellent work from Aiysha Hart as Considine's prey, burn through some of the contrivances. Following a quiet domestic release in the spring, "Honour" opens today on multiple platforms Stateside.
  • Watch: Restored 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Gets Trailer

    A new generation of moviegoers get to be scared by "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" on the big screen forty years after its original release, and the trailer for the restored horror movie hit the web this week. In celebration of the 1974 horror classic's...

    Cannes: 'Whiplash,' 'Cold in July' Set to Screen at Directors' Fortnight

    Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes....

    Cannes Festival: Full 2014 Lineup

    Opener Grace of Monaco (1) Olivier Dahan, France-U.S.-Belgium-Italy Competition The Captive Atom Egoyan, Canada Clouds of Sils Maria Olivier Assayas, France-Switzerland-Germany Foxcatcher Bennett Miller, U.S. Goodbye to Language Jean-Luc Godard,...

    Horror cinema: A valentine to genre favorites from two admirers

     
    At this time of year the cinematic conversation usually is centered on Oscar front-runners, or the best titles that screened […]