Review: THE SALT OF THE EARTH, Documenting A Visionary Photographer

There are a few titans of narrative cinema - Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee come first to mind - who make documentaries that rival their feature film work. Another example is Werner Herzog, a filmmaker whose non-fiction films are still... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, A Couple Struggles With Middle Age

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Review: 52 TUESDAYS, A Revelation In Storytelling

It is rare that a filmmaker's fiction debut feature is as assured, polished, and incredibly moving as Sophie Hyde's 52 Tuesdays. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance 2014 (among numerous awards), not only does it tell the... More »
  

Review: DANNY COLLINS, Al Pacino As Rock Star In Regret

When was the last time Al Pacino appeared uncomfortable or nervous on screen? Early in Danny Collins, an unabashedly mawkish trifle from writer/director Dan Fogelman, Pacino strides onto the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and belts out... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

DEBUG: Check Out The Key Art For Spacebound Cyber Horror

While space nerds always en-devour to shoot our asses into space it is the horror geeks that know, deep deep down, that this is a really bad idea. And we share that knowledge in our cinema but the space nerds... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fan-Animated STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER Lets The Empire Strike Back

Filling in for our resident Jedi Master Jason Gorber, the once vibrant pre-teen Star Wars fan in me is just giddy over animator Paul Johnson's stellar, 80s Anime-inspired short film Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Fans of the classic Star Wars... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

An Icon Battles Evil In The HELEN KELLER vs NIGHTWOLVES Teaser!

She's deaf and blind and mad as hell. Someone's handed Helen Keller a pair of knives and she's clearly itching to use them in the first teaser for Helen Keller vs Nightwolves.Helen Keller vs Nightwolves tells the shocking story of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2015 Review: T-REX, Portrait Of A Boxer As A Young Woman

"It was just something I liked to do," explains Claressa Shields, aka T-Rex. What she likes to do is box, which sets her apart from her high school classmates in Flint, Michigan (better known to documentary film devotees as the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Teaser For Award-Winning Short TUNING OSCAR: Love Never Dies?

Winner of the Best Short Award in the Official Selection at Sitges last year, Spanish short Tuning Oscar (or Oscar Desafinado) has been making the well-deserved rounds at film festivals around Europe over the past several months. A funny, poignant... More »
  

The Time To Vote For STRAIGHT TO VIDEO: THE B-MOVIE ODYSSEY, Is Now!

The makers of The Last Videostore and M is for Magnetic Tape are at it again, hoping to draw to a close a trilogy of 'Videostore' related short films with Straight To Video: The B-Movie Odyssey. One of the executive... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Ruairi Robinson Wants To Unleash THE LEVIATHAN. We Should Let Him. Check The Dazzling Proof Of Concept Now.

When last we heard from Oscar nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson it was down to his connection with the seemingly aborted Akira live action remake. Robinson was a sort of mid-process cannon fodder on that project, an immensely gifted visual... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! British Sci-Fi Buddy Comedy UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS

British filmmaking collective Project Trident met while working together at an arts cinema, and began making short films and screening them for each other. Over the past seven years they have accumulated a filmography of over 100 shorts, which have... More »
By James Marsh   
  

CON MAN: Tudyk And Fillion's Crowdfunding Campaign Sets New Records

Well Howdy! There was no question that Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's crowd-funding campaign for the web series Con Man would meet its goal. But the Browncoats, and other fan circles, (but let's be honest, mostly Browncoats) turned out in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Trailer Dives Into An Addict's Own Personal Hell

Winner of the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, Josh and Benny Safdie's latest film, Heaven Knows What, is based on Arielle Holmes' unpublished memoirs about her days as a heroin addict on the streets of... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SXSW 2015: Trouble Abounds In BABY Trailer & Poster

Samuel Aaron Bennett's narrative short debut Baby, starring Renée Felice Smith (NCIS:Los Angeles), has its world premiere this weekend at SXSW. Today we've got a trailer and that nifty poster art for the acerbic and existential comedy. As trailers for... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Jaa. Lundgren. SKIN TRADE American Trailer.

International action stars Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren - and that Michael Jai White guy, he's pretty good, too - team up to take down Ron Perlman's flesh trading ring in the upcoming Skin Trade and if that hasn't gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Fight Begins In This Extended SWORD OF VENGEANCE Clip

The creator of Hammer of the Gods returns with another dose of manly men wielding heavy blades in the upcoming Sword of Vengeance and with WellGo USA launching the film in limited theatrical and across VOD platforms on March 20th... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: IT FOLLOWS, A Pure Thriller

With a terrific cold opening, a somber and effective mood, strong performances and assured direction, there's lots to love about It Follows. It's a kind of pure thriller, with a few shocks mixed into what's a remarkably consistent vision that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Watch Carles Torrens' Award Winning Short Film SEQUENCE

Since shocking audiences around the globe with his debut feature Emergo - released in the US as Apartment 143 - Barcelona born director Carles Torrens has engaged in a string of short films produced in his adopted US home and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE WRECKING CREW, Musical Passion Is Always Present

The 1960s gave rise to a new kind of pop music, running the gamut from blues-infused rock 'n' roll, jazz-laced funky soul and dance music, to string-drenched mini-symphonies coming (mostly) out of California studios. The landscape then was a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
 
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