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Jun 2, 2020

While director Jafar Panahi appeals his 20-year filmmaking ban and potential incarceration by the Iranian government, he uses the time under house arrest to begin staging what his most recent film would have been in THIS IS NOT A FILM (IN FILM NIST). Co-directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, the 2011 non-fiction work expounds...


May 12, 2020

In John Lee Hancock’s fact-based, inspirational sports drama THE ROOKIE, Dennis Quaid stars as a high school science teacher and former pitching prospect who gets one last unexpected chance to become a Major League Baseball player.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer selects Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s SUGAR, which...


Apr 21, 2020

It’s a 1984 double feature as Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff look back at another adventure featuring Harrison Ford’s whip-wielding archaeologist in Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM and the story of a teenager whose arcade game skills get him recruited to be an elite interstellar war pilot...


Apr 14, 2020

Elfin brothers voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt embark on a quest to find a stone that will help them bring their deceased father back for a day in ONWARD. 

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer reports on the best films he saw at this year’s True/False Film Festival, including CITY SO REAL, DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD,...


Apr 8, 2020

In the stop-motion animated comedy A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON, the woolly protagonist tries to help an alien return home while Farmer John turns his property into a extraterrestrial-themed tourist attraction for those fascinated by local rumors of outer space creatures being in the area.

Also, Mark Pfeiffer...