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Have Your Say: If You Were Getting One Film-related Tattoo, What Would It Be?

Ah, tattoos. Some are ugly, some are gobsmackingly beautiful. Me, I don't have any. Mother nature has seen fit to adorn the canvas which covers me with a wide variety of birthmarks, lumps and hairs, and frankly I'm worried about... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite 21st Century Western?

Last week, Jane Got a Gun premiered, and both Bone Tomahawk and The Hateful Eight are still on their world tours. The so-called "westerns" are no longer as rare as they used to be. Clearly, that genre is currently decades... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top Picks

Tomorrow, the Slamdance Film Festival returns to the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah for its 22nd edition. Chock full of indie gumption and DIY brass from across the globe, the "For filmmakers by filmmakers" festival features a film... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced you to a slew of first-time feature filmmakers from the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, January 22nd-28th,We continue today with a fresh batch of filmmaker Q&As... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Have Your Say: EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 Will (Not) Be Made

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the four Rebuild of Evangelion films was released on Blu-ray, but ouch,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 1

The reason I consider the Slamdance Film Festival a high priority on the fest circuit can be summed up in one word: Discovery.While most press mention fest alumni like Christopher Nolan, The Russo Brothers and Lena Dunham, I'd like to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

J. Hurtado's 10 (ish) Favorite Blu-ray/DVD Releases Of 2015

Okay.Just to be straight with all of you, I'm going to cheat.There is no way I could get this list down to only ten discs, but I think I've managed to whittle it down pretty darned well. So, for those... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2015

While I saw more films in 2015 than I had in 2014, I can almost use the same text here that I wrote for my "dozen of musings" article of last year. For again I have a big backlog of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Gets A Silly 40th Anniversary Edition

(And now for something completely different...) This year marked the 40th anniversary of Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones' Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of the most famous British comedies ever made and (together with Life of Brian) arguably... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What Was Your Money Best Spent On This Year, Film-wise?

(My precioussss...) I'm a hoarder, and parts of my house are becoming borderline unliveable because of it. Some of the special editions you see in these here pages will have been sent to me by industry for review purposes, but... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of The Real Santa!

Yesterday we featured a quiz full of fake Santas, but today we move on to the real deal: cinematic depictions of Santa himself! Yep, Santa is a popular guy in films, and not just as a costume or a disguise.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Santa's Imposters

It's the first day of Christmas, and at the same time we have our weekly celebrity quiz! Who else should we feature but Santa? Then again... the number of cinematic Santas is rather staggering, though a lot of them turn... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: NEKROMANTIK 2 Need Not Be Called A Sloppy Second

(But... but... who said I wanted more of this?!) Last year, Arrow UK shocked everyone by announcing a pimped edition of Nekromantik, Jörg Buttgereit's grungy art-horror film about a necrophiliac, his hobbies and his dreams. In fact, that edition was... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Angela Bassett

This week, Spike Lee's new film Chi-Raq premieres wide, and according to our Jim Tudor it's a "wailing, wrenching, and downright bizarre screed on the crisis of gun violence", but also "an unforgettable experience" which has Spike Lee "re-emerging as... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Bruce Lee

On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: Whose Fictional Death Have You Rooted For The Most?

(No points for mentioning the piece of shit I'm using for an example...) Ah, villains! What would heroes be without them? More boring, for starters? Oftentimes, the villains have better character arcs, and are far more interesting than the good... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: LOVE, CHUNIBYO AND OTHER DELUSIONS Is Adorably Adorned

(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: In Science Fiction, Do You Prefer Science Or Fiction?

Now that James Bond has had his big premiere this year, the single biggest remaining event is, of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hopefully it will mean a glorious return of the franchise which made science fiction films a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Bios Of Our Halloween Quiz Solution

Last week on Friday, instead of doing a celebrity screenshot quiz as usual, we made a big quiz about horror directors. And at the end of the article, I promised to write mini-bios for each and every director in it.... 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   
  
 
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