Mister Organ Review: David Farrier Profiles a Dangerously Annoying Man

Mister Organ Review: David Farrier Profiles a Dangerously Annoying Man

Fantastic Fest: The director of “Tickled” returns with another documentary that starts with a kooky subject before spiraling into darkness. Journalist and filmmaker David Farrier — who, in a nod to the homespun modesty of his documentaries, only refers to himself as the former onscreen — has a certain affinity for sinister weirdos. “Tickled,” “My … Read more

Every Netflix trailer, news, and new season revealed out of Tudum 2022

Every Netflix trailer, news, and new season revealed out of Tudum 2022

This Saturday’s big Netflix event (called Tudum, for the record, like the noise that the Netflix bumper makes) was full of announcements for a wide gamut of movies and TV shows that currently populate the streaming service. The Witcher, Bridgerton, Outer Banks, you, dead to meChris Hemsworth’s extraction 2and more got dates, trailers, and/or cast … Read more

Spirited Away US release’s 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki’s opus

Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away photo: 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM (Getty Images) There’s a moment early on in Spirited Away that sticks with me after countless viewings and many years. Plucky ponytailed 10-year-old protagonist Chihiro breaks down by a river after losing her parents —and the human world she recognizes—in a bathhouse … Read more

Netflix Tudum India Showcases ‘Khufiya,’ ‘Guns & Gulabs’ and ‘Scoop’

The India leg of Netflix’s annual fan event Tudum on Saturday showcased several big ticket films and shows including Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Khufiya,” starring Tabu, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s “Guns & Gulaabs,” with Dulquer Salmaan, and Hansal Mehta’s “Scoop.” Tudum India was hosted by comedian Zakir Khan and actor Prajakta Koli. “Class,” set in an … Read more

Netflix Tudum 2022: the biggest news and trailers

For a second year in a row, Netflix held a livestreamed event called Tudum to show off some of its biggest upcoming movies, TV shows, and now games. (Though the names are the same, this Tudum has nothing to do with the struggling fansite also managed by Netflix.) There were a few notable absences from … Read more

Avatar returns to theaters, but has its magic faded?

There were plenty of reasons to wonder, in the autumn of 2009, if James Cameron had finally flown too close to the sun, burning a big budget on a boondoggle. Nearly a twelve years after emerging from a troubled production with the biggest movie of all time, the disaster-weepie phenomenon Titanic, the blockbuster maestro had … Read more

‘Avatar’ Is Back in Theaters, and It’s Still Great

100 Days of Avatar We’re counting down the days until James Cameron’s dream comes true: The Way of Water opens in theaters. Zoe Saldana in avatar. Photo: Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo For all his technical expertise and storytelling prowess, James Cameron might well be cinema’s master of the vibe shift. I still remember the … Read more

Smile review: A hard-hitting horror movie that puts a grin on your face

Polygon is on the ground at the 2022 Fantastic Fest, reporting on new horror, sci-fi, and action movies making their way to theaters and streaming. This review was published in conjunction with the film’s Fantastic Fest premiere. Parker Finn’s debut horror movie smile is carefully calibrated to do different things to different viewers. To someone … Read more