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Panic Fest 2016 Review: EVERLASTING Fragments A Young Woman's Fall

A young woman runs laughing in a field - and in a blur. "Catch me!", she shouts, eluding both her addressee and even the camera's focus. Sunlit, soft and slo-mo, the opening images of Anthony Stabley's Everlasting may suggest something... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Now On Blu-ray: The Goetz Brothers' MARTYRS Is A Pale Shadow Of Its Inspiration

I know we just posted a review of the Goetz brothers' American remake of Martyrs a few days ago, so I will attempt to restrict my comments to the disc as much as possible. However, suffice it to say that... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

John Carpenter Announces Tour

John Carpenter, cult figure, master of horror, and electro-synth icon, has announced his first tour dates to promote his new album Lost Themes II, it was reported by EW today. Lost Themes II will be released on April 15th, so you'll have something... More »
  

PARADOX: Key Art For Time Travel Flick Starring Zoe Bell

So. This is a key art premiere for Michael Hurst's upcoming timey-wimey film Paradox. A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: HOW TO EAT YOUR WATERMELON IN WHITE COMPANY (AND ENJOY IT) Gets Revolutionary

Melvin Van Peebles is an amazing real-life character. As documented in Joe Angio's How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It), Van Peebles lived his life as he saw fit from an early age, following his artistic... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GREEN ROOM: Watch The Bad Ass Red Band Trailer For Saulnier's Latest

Wrong place. Wrong time. Great fucking movie. That's basically what you need to know about Jeremy Saulnier's follow up to the acclaimed Blue Ruin with the equally acclaimed Green Room, in which a group of punk kids end up in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE Is A Movie That Got Made

Amir Shervan's Samurai Cop (1991) was a miracle of modern megalomania.Shervan's film, the tale of a samurai trained renegade LA cop taking down the yakuza in the USA, is the rarest of beasts. A cult film that earned its cult... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Raise Your Glass To The Theatrical Poster For AVA'S POSSESSIONS

Ava's Possessions comes out in cinemas and on VOD on March 4th. The theatrical poster was released yesterday, have a look. Ava Dobkins (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: FRANCOFONIA Shows All Is Fair In Art, Except War

When you look at his filmography, it is no secret that Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov loves history and art, and most of his works are meditations on those two subjects. One of his most heralded films, Russian Ark, was a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Springbok Cinema Review: THE ACTOR Transcends Its Existential Demons

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth."  - Oscar WildeThe Actor made my Springbok Cinema list for 2015, putting it among the very best South African... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Crowdfund This! Jason Trost's Post Apocalyptic Oddity Returns With BEATS OF RAGE, THE FP PART II!

It was back in 2011 that the Trost Brothers first burst into the public eye with cinematic oddity The FP. A bizarre post-apocalyptic beast, The FP was essentially took the world of The Warriors and had the rival gangs fighting... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HumanSide Podcast: Director Heath Cozens Talks DOGLEGS

Welcome to HumanSide, the podcast that looks at the human side of pop culture. This episode offers an early peek at Chicago's own Music Box Theatre 70mm Film Festival, taking place February 19 to March 10. I also review a couple of... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Black Bodies In White Hands: On MORRIS FROM AMERICA

Let me set a scene for you. A few years back at a party for filmmakers one white filmmaker who has written and directed a critically acclaimed film with black leads says to another who has done the same:... More »
  

THE WITCH: Watch The New Trailer For The Acclaimed Horror Film

After blowing audiences away at the 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Eggers' The Witch finally hits screens on February 19th and another impressive new trailer has just arrived to whet the appetite.New England, 1630. Upon threat of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Fantastic Proof Of Concept For French SciFi ICKERMAN

Remember the names of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, a French duo who work professionally under the name of Seth Ickerman. For while you may not know them know the talent the pair display is so overwhelmingly obvious that you're... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Full BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Trailer Will Punch You In The Face

Boyka is back, with Scott Adkins once again taking on his most popular role to lay one hell of a beatdown in the upcoming Boyka: Undisputed. This one breaks with the format of the series somewhat with the title character... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: IF THERE'S A HELL BELOW Offers Prime Post-Snowden Intrigue

Nathan Williams' debut feature steps onto the independent film stage with the calm, steady aim of a confident marksman ready to make the shot. A meticulously crafted tale of government secrets and whistle blowers in a post Edward Snowden world,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Award Winners Announced

As Park City experiences its first substantial snowfall all week, The 2016 Sundance Film Festival comes to its penultimate day, capping off a morning and afternoon of movie watching with an awards ceremony for some of those very movies.Winners tonight... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
 
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