The Watchers might be a compelling thriller if it wasn’t so bafflingly backward

Image: Warner Bros./Everett Collection Ishana Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut is built around storytelling instincts turned in the wrong directions An important thing to know going into The Watchers, the feature directorial debut of Ishana Night Shyamalan, is that it isn’t a horror movie — it’s folkloric fantasy. That distinction will only matter to people who …

The best horror movie of the year so far is a Japanese NFT

Image: Roadstead Japanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa is back with another terrifying masterpiece The release date on a new Kiyoshi Kurosawa movie should be an internationally recognized holiday for film fans, particularly for horror die-hards. Chime, the latest from the Japanese director of Cure and Pulse, warrants that kind of celebration. It’s terrifying, beautifully made, …

Netflix’s Hit Man isn’t just a breezy crime caper — it’s a stealth rom-com with one standout scene

Image: Netflix This breezy movie is as elusive and changeable as its hero I first saw Hit Man, the new Richard Linklater movie now streaming on Netflix, at an early morning press screening at the London Film Festival. The film played really well and the audience was into it, but I was still shocked when …