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Jun 10, 2020

In Andrew Patterson’s THE VAST OF NIGHT a 16-year-old switchboard operator and a young radio announcer in small-town New Mexico in the 1950s search for answers about the unidentified sound transmission she hears interrupting his broadcast.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer picks David Wain’s romantic comedy spoof...


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,...