2018 felt more like a warped decade than a normal 365 day span, but at least the movies that came out last year were pretty damn great. Over the next few days, Team /Film will be counting down our favorite films of the last twelve months. The fact that films like Free Solo, Destroyer, Paddington 2, Lizzie, and Black Panther ended up in my honorable mentions when they could form a respectable top 5 on their own speaks to the overall quality of the year at the movies. But enough preamble: let’s get to my top 10 films of 2018. Read More »
It’s only been a few days since the members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society released the nominees for their annual awards, and the winners have already been determined. However, don’t expect this to be an indication of how any of the major awards are going to go down later this season. Our editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is counted among this group, and the wide array of film critics from various backgrounds makes the results skew much further from the norm than you might expect at the Golden Globes or Oscars.
However, that actually makes the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society awards winners a little more interesting than the usual awards fare – they have awarded the adaptation of The Hate U Give Best Picture. How did the rest of the awards shake out ? Check out the full list below. Read More »
The end of the year is upon us, which means we’re headed into awards season time. More and more governing bodies will start announcing their own nominees for the best of the best among the films of 2018. The members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society have put their heads together, and announced their list of nominees. Some are predictable – A Star is Born. And some are pleasantly surprising – Searching. See the full list of Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society nominations below.
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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
This week’s Blu-ray round-up has the wildly entertaining Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the shockingly bad Mile 22, the horror classic Candyman, the thrilling computer screen mystery Searching, and the historical drama Lizzie. Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.
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Searching, the latest film to employ the ScreenLife method of having all the action take place on various computer and phone screens, hits Blu-ray this week. The film, from writer-director Aneesh Chaganty, stars John Cho as a man trying to locate his missing daughter. It’s one of the best examples of how this method of movie making can be employed, and worth checking out. In honor of the Blu-ray release, we have an exclusive clip below.
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Sony is making more inroads into the Chinese movie market, with upcoming December releases for one of its most highly anticipated superhero movies and for its sleeper summer hit.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Searching both earned Sony China releases in December, with the latter indie hit gaining another Asian market after successfully premiering in star John Cho‘s home country of South Korea. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the latest Sony comic book movie to make a buzzy premiere in China, after Venom had a record-setting global box office run.
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We’re quickly approaching the end of the year, and Searching, the thrilling mystery that unfolds across computer screens, remains one of my favorite films of 2018. If you missed the movie during its theatrical run, you have the opportunity to catch it now because it’s just arrived on home video.
To celebrate its release, Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new Searching easter egg video that points us to even more references, nods, and clues about the villain that were hidden in plain sight. Plus, a separate video has surfaced that reveals one of the movie’s most random easter eggs: an alien invasion taking place in the background. Did you spot any of these the first time around? Read More »
Searching, this year’s innovative and electrifying thriller that takes place entirely on computer screens, is coming to home video next month. It’s full of twists and hinges on a big mystery, and one of the bonus features reveals that the film’s ending is spelled out in exact detail for all to see in John Cho‘s character’s e-mail inbox – assuming, of course, that you’re quick enough to read it. Take a look at the Searching easter egg that spoils its own ending. Read More »
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Searching director Aneesh Chaganty explains how a sequence in the screen-set narrative came together. Plus, a video essay explores the storytelling language of Star Wars and how it hasn’t changed in 40 years, and a shot film called Captain 3D comes to life from the pages of a comic book. Read More »