Fan Expo 2014: Sheryl Lee And The Grady Twins Talk TWIN PEAKS, THE SHINING, And Being Dead Girls

The brief scenes in which Danny Torrence encounters The Grady Sisters haunting the halls of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, are not only considered some of the scariest moments in that film, but some of the most... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Kevin Smith's TUSK Gleefully Plays By Its Own Rules

"Why don't you ask him if he's going to stay? Why don't you ask him if he's going away? Why don't you tell me what's going on?" - TUSK, Fleetwood Mac Kevin Smith is many things to many people... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Winterbottom's THE FACE OF AN ANGEL Is A Meta-Narrative Thriller That Works

It's a dangerous thing to make a movie about making a movie. It's even more dangerous when the movie is about the writing process for the very movie the audience is watching. Not only is the meta-narrative difficult to pull... More »
  

Watch The Gloriously Trippy Sci-Fi Short APHELION POINT

Anyone in attendance at last month's Film4 FrightFest in London would have been treated to a bevvy of brilliant short films (programmed by our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg no less) in addition to a fantastic array of international horror flicks. Not... More »
  

THE SCRIBBLER: Watch This Exclusive Clip And See Our Exclusive Stills Gallery

With John Suit's adaptation of Dan Schaffer's graphic novel The Scribbler preparing to bow in cinemas and on iTunes and VOD on September 19, it is time for the promotions to roll out. We have been given an exclusive clip as well... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: MONSOON Paints A Brash, Beautiful Portrait Of India And Its Storms

There's something primal about our fascination with storms, something connected for even the most urban of city dwellers to the enormous forces that shape our planet. It's no surprise that earlier civilizations named gods after these elements, and that... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Is On-Screen Music Theater Done Right

It's common knowledge that a pure musical takes more than a bit of suspension of disbelief. From the first notes, you kind of have to go with the flow, taking in the abstraction as it comes. On stage, this level... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: SPRING Is No Sophomore Slump

"You saw me all fucked up and I am still here." So says Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) to his Italian girlfriend, Louise (Nadia Hilker), after discovering that her 'little secret' is well outside his comfort zone. It is this moment, well... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE PRICE WE PAY, One Of The Most Compelling Docs Of The Year

It's not often that something as dry as tax theory can result in an engrossing night at the movies, but credit Harold Crooks and his team for providing an exceptional articulation about the vagaries of "off shoring" in an... More »
  

Toronto 2014: First Trailer for SPRING Is Monstrously Creepy

On the eve of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, we have a trailer for Spring. The sophomore film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution) was shot last year, mainly on the southwest coast of Italy,... More »
  

Review: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY With (Soul) Power

"I pitched every game in the Major Leagues under the influence of drugs," reveals Dock Ellis, the late baseball player who in 1970 threw a "no-no" (no-hitter) for the Pittsburgh Pirates while he was high on LSD. This is the... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: The Alphabet, Time Travel And Various Undead Things Highlight First Wave

As we mourn the loss of summer, once the dust has settled here in Toronto in a couple of weeks time, all eyes turn to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. Toronto After Dark is one of our... More »
  

Folklore Of The Blues: 5 Questions With MEMPHIS Director Tim Sutton

There is magic in Memphis. Magic and soul, fear and frustration. Music, passion and a heavenly voice that tilts from the throat of a modern monk on a quest for the divine amongst the derelict.When I first got word of... More »
  

ONE PAST Trailer Sets A Haunting Mood For Short Film

Quickly capturing attention and setting a haunting mood, the trailer for the upcoming short film One Past accomplishes a lot in less than 45 seconds. The short will debut at Urbanworld Film Festival, which kicks off in New York on... More »
  

Watch A Clip From Joe Dante's Rom-Zom-Com BURYING THE EX

What's this? A clip from a new Joe Dante horror comedy? Well, yes please, though it should be said that I'm somewhat of two minds on Burying The Ex. On the one hand, it's new Joe Dante and any new... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Striking New International Trailer For Farsi Language Vampire Picture A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

Things have been fairly quiet where Ana Lily Amirpour's Farsi language vampire picture A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is concerned since its premiere in Sundance but with international releases for the picture gearing up we should see that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MEMPHIS, A Mesmerizing Meditation On The American South

Dusk. A blue summer day ending on a worn and warm boulevard. The pin prick glow of street lamps dazzle in the distance. A figure lumbers down the block. A hat tipped to one side, he is lost in thought.... More »
  

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW Soundtrack Hits Vinyl. Buy It. Play It. Turn It Up.

As those who know me will tell you, when not busy being a movie geek I spend rather a lot of time being a music geek. And from time to time these two interests intersect, which makes Todd a happy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fear The Dark With The Full Trailer For Ryan Lightbourn's SLEEPWALKERS

Indie director Ryan Lightbourn has won a lot of love in these pages for his stellar short film work and we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of his debut feature, the microbudget horror Sleepwalkers. 'Sleepwalkers' tells the story of five... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH: New Trailers To Mark Release Of Don Thacker's Indie

New trailers have been cut for Don Thacker's indie flick Motivational Growth, one each for the Canadian and U.S. releases at the end of September and beginning of October. You will find both of them, for their respected distributors, below. The film... More »
  
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