Pretty Packaging: Arrow's New HELLRAISER Boxset Is Bloody Stylish

(Maybe I should have put a comma between "bloody" and "stylish", because DAY-AMN...) Clive Barker's 1987 horror film Hellraiser does not lack for home releases. In fact, some of the past DVD-editions have had gobsmackingly awesome packaging, with the franchise's... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Have Your Say: To Boldly Go... Where?

Yesterday the news hit the Internet that the Star Trek franchise keeps Trekking, and not just in cinemas but also as a new streaming television series. My first reaction was "Cool!", but afterwards it got me thinking: exactly WHY do... More »
By Ard Vijn   

The Many Faces Of Halloween

Today, instead of our regular thespian-of-the-week screenshots quiz, we are going to do something different. Today it is Halloween! First we thought about doing a Michael Myers gallery, like we did with Jason on a Friday the 13th, but... let's... More »
By Ard Vijn   

TwitchFilm Presents: 101 ZOMBIE KILLS

Pulled out of the dark, rotting bowels of the internet, TwitchFilm proudly presents this extended narrative of undead carnage, 101 Zombie Kills, or in its far more elegant sounding French moniker, Cent Une Tueries de Zombies. Produced by film archivist... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Have Your Say: What's Your Incredible Imploding Film?

We've all known this pain: you're in a cinema, and the film you're in the middle of watching is absolutely fantastic, delivering far beyond your expectations. And then... it suddenly doesn't. Something sours it, sending the whole construct crashing down... More »
By Ard Vijn   

70s Rewind: FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, In Praise Of Modest Frights

As a huge fan of 1970s cinema, it's always tempting to overpraise modestly entertaining movies. For comparison's sake to another decade, witness last week's effusive nostalgia for 1985's Back to the Future II, surely one of the most ghastly, sour... More »
By Peter Martin   

Destroy All Monsters: Ally McSupergirl

The pilot for CBS' Supergirl is a problematic, wonderful mess. Problematic, because it must trip over every single misguided trope that bedevils its blend of genres, up to and including speaking its own subtext out loud ("A female superhero? It'll... More »
By Matt Brown   

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Cornel Wilde's THE NAKED PREY

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Naked Prey remains the only film directed by Cornel Wilde to be widely available, a situation that based on this example, is a lamentable state of affairs indeed. An incredibly physical actor, who was... More »
By James Marsh   

The Many Faces Of Helena Bonham Carter

This week Sarah Gavron's Suffragette premieres, a drama about some of the heroines of the early women's rights movements. With a subject like that it is no surprise it has a veritable crème de la crème of actresses starring in... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2015 Expands The Boundaries Of Documentary And Visual Anthropology

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, one of New York's finest documentary and visual anthropology showcases, returns for its 2015 edition, screening from October 22-25 at the American Museum of Natural History. This year's edition will screen 57 films from over... More »

5 Reasons To Check Out This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

Anyone of us who has attended a film festival has been in the following tight spot: It's that one between seeing a possibly great movie or attending a grade A industry panel that could give superb insight into the world... More »
By Ben Umstead   

St. Lawrence 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top Picks From The "Fourth Coast" Fest

The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival is about to kick off, October 22 - 25. But where one might that be? Well, St. Lawrence University is in the town of Canton, New York, and Canton is in the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Destroy All Monsters: With #BoycottStarWarsVII, Freedom Of Speech Has Officially Outlived Its Usefulness

Look, I'm not saying that we need to create a two-tier system of rights in North America... but based on #BoycottStarWarsVII and its aftermath, I think we oughta at least think about it. It was a collar-loosening moment for any... More »
By Matt Brown   

Latin Beat: 30 Peruvian Films Released In 2015, Plus Trailers For EL CEBICHITO, COMO EN EL CINE, EL BENEFICIO DE LA DUDA And THE NUTCRACKER SWEET

2015 has been a busy year for Peruvian cinema. A record-breaking 30 films will have opened in theaters by the time December rolls around; some have been better received than others. There's the box office smash of Asu Mare 2,... More »

Have Your Say: Gorgeous, Gorgeouser, Gorgeousest...

(Gorgeous: ˈɡɔːdʒəs/ adjective, meaning: beautiful; very attractive.) Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance fairy-tale Crimson Peak is currently flailing at box-offices worldwide, despite many people liking it a great deal. In his review, Jason Gorber calls it "...a grand vision...", and... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's VIDEODROME Release Does Not Look Like A Beta

In recent years, UK distributor Arrow has comfortably caught up with special edition superstars Criterion and Eureka Masters of Cinema, with Arrow's releases having grown from "neat" to "nice" to "cool" to "awesome". At the moment I'd be hard-pressed to... More »
By Ard Vijn   

The Many Faces Of Tom Hanks

There is a new cold war thriller in cinemas called Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg (one of his finest works even, according to Christopher Bourne), written by a team including the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks. And... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Destroy All Monsters: Do You Rate Films From The Bottom Up, Or The Top Down?

For a long time, I didn't believe in star ratings for movies. To an extent, I still don't - there's no calculation for how much I enjoyed a thing, let alone one that can capture that enjoyment in a permanent... More »
By Matt Brown   

Aruba 2015 Wrap-Up: More Reviews, Awards Announced, And Final Impressions From One Happy Island

Sunday, October 11, 2015 -- Just beyond the surf and the sand, the lights dim inside a movie theater. Then comes the digital coo of a projector and one final round of images thrust upon the screen for the audience... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Have Your Say: Let's Talk About Gratuitous Nudity

Yesterday, the New York Times contained an unusual scoop, an historical announcement even: after more than sixty years of building an empire upon it, Playboy magazine will stop publishing pictures of nude women. The magazine gets a redesign in March... More »
By Ard Vijn   
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