From The Editors

10+ Years Later: SOUTHLAND TALES Captured a Fascinating Moment In America

In 2006, Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales premiered to thunderous jeer at the Cannes Film Festival. Eighteen months later, an edited version quietly limped into a handful of cinemas without so much as a whisper of marketing.   Judged as the...

OKJA: Meet Lucy Mirando, Hear Her Corporate Message of Joy

With its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival just a few weeks away, Netflix seems to be throwing a lot of support behind Okja, the latest from Korean director Bong Joon-ho. After a trailer release a few weeks ago, which...

Overlook 2017 Review: LIKE ME, or How the Meaninglessness of Social Media and Viral Videos Breeds its Own Madness

The horrors of our contemporary society are plentiful and genre films have always excelled at probing our cultural fears and discomforts. In Robert Mockler’s debut film, the paradox of the digital media age, which allows us to connect with everyone...

Watch New HOUNDS OF LOVE Trailer, But Only If You're Brave

Lasting just 60 seconds, a new trailer for Hounds of Love somehow manages to disturb and unsettle on a subatomic level.    True, trailers are meant to sell potential viewers and may not necessarily represent the movie as a whole....

Review: BELOW HER MOUTH, Explicit Sex, Disappointing Story

Certainly, we need more films about women from women's perspective, and more films about lesbian love/sex/relationships told from that perspective as well. Unfortunately, such efforts do not always make for great films. Such is the case with Below Her Mouth....

Review: A DARK SONG, Digging Into the Lonely Heart of the Occult

All deaths are hard to deal with, but I would argue there is nothing worse than losing your child (after all, a parent is not supposed to outlive their children). Certainly, when we lose a loved one of any kind,...

Review: RUPTURE, Big Questions in a Claustrophobic Package

"Don't fight it. Let it happen. This confusion is all part of the process." This advice is repeated, often in a beatific manner, by the mysterious group of captors who are intent on, among other things, helping the audience navigate the...

Overlook 2017 Review: In PREY, A Lion Stalks Amsterdam

(In the Vondelpark, the mighty Vondelpark, the lion sleeps tonight...) For decades now, director Dick Maas has been bucking trends in Dutch cinema. "We should focus on art-house, we can't compete with Hollywood!" has been the industry mantra here since...

Crowdfund This: Watch the Cyberpunk VR Film HARSH REALITY Exclusive

Like dystopian sci-fi cyberpunk tales? Like virtual reality? Check out Harsh Reality! This short film has already begun production, but the cyberpunk thriller needs your help for completion funds. The story is about a professional gamer who’s been kidnapped and subjected to...

Exclusive Clip: THE DUNNING MAN, When You Rent to Chechen Warriors, Beware!

Currently enjoying an extended run on the festival circuit -- next up at the Sacramento Film Festival this weekend before heading to Rainier and the Harlem International Film Fest for its New York premiere -- The Dunning Man is an action-filled...

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme Has Passed Away

Jonathan Demme, who won an Academy Award for directing The Silence of the Lambs, has died, according to Indiewire and other sources.  He was 73.  When he was making a film in England, Roger Corman hired Demme as a unit...

Overlook 2017 Preview: 8 Unmissable Events from the Inaugural Horror Extravaganza

We've been counting down the days to the Overlook Film Festival since it was first announced as the successor to the ridiculously awesome Stanley Film Festival. Now that time is finally here as the fest kicks off tomorrow at the...

Hot Docs 2017 Curtain Raiser: A Deep Dive Into Toronto's Super-Sized Documentary Festival

North America's premiere documentary film festival kicks off in a few days in Toronto for its 24th edition. As is the norm, it features a daunting number of titles for lovers of standard, and not so standard, non-fiction cinema.  ...

Paul Verhoeven to Direct Lesbian Nun Story BLESSED VIRGIN

You can never have too many lesbian nun movies.  Paul Verhoeven will direct Blessed Virgin (Sainte Vierge), starring Virginie Efiria. The two previously worked together on Elle, which was the director's first French-language film and proved to be quite the...

Jeff Goldblum Joins JURASSIC WORLD 2, Because You Can Always Count on a Mathematician

Is there a mathematician in the house? There is now! Jeff Goldblum, who portrayed mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm to winning effect in Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is returning to the dinosaur series. He has joined the cast of...

Pre-Order LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN Right Now From Spectacular Optical

Jean Rollin is one of long unsung heroes of European art cinema. His career, which spanned five decades from the late '60s through the early '00s, saw him tackling horror, sexuality, and violence from a unique point of view that...

Check Out These New Posters For BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION, India's Biggest Film Event

In two short days the world sees the release of India's biggest film event ever. S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is the second half of an epic medieval action story that took India and the world by storm and...

Review: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY Tells Musical History From a New Angle

In recent years, several documentaries have explored the mythical world of popular music in the 1960s, including Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet From Stardom (about backup singers) and Denny Tedesco's The Wrecking Crew (about session musicians). Now comes Bang: The Bert...

Destroy All Monsters: Did Marvel Seriously Just Pivot To The Right?

I have sympathy for anyone in a floundering, long-lead industry - whose desperation to improve matters is kept at actionable arm's length by the exigencies of the production cycle. But did Marvel Comics seriously look at the election of Donald...

DARK/WEB Casts Robert Davi, Julie Benz and More; See New Stills

Some new faces have joined Felt Films' upcoming Dark/Web series, including legends Robert Davi (Die Hard) and Julie Benz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Davi, who has appeared in over 100 films, plays an ethically challenged doctor in an episode titled...