From The Editors

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER

Futaba (Miyazawa Rie), a strict, but caring single mother, has an awakening when she is told she has an aggressive and terminal cancer that cannot be treated. With only a few months left to live she sets out to reconcile...

Exclusive: Take to the Skies with André Hedetoft's SPACE PIRATES

Last we heard from André Hedetoft (co-writer-director of Origin) he was working on something called Finns Här Några Snälla Barn or as you might remember it: “Pippi Longstocking with zombies!” While that film is still very much on track, aiming...

Crowdfund This: Hal Hartley's HENRY FOOL TRILOGY Boxset

Good news for fans of the three Henry Fool films: now that their director Hal Hartley has reclaimed the rights to the first of these ("at long last and with considerable drama", as he himself says), it will be released...

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

Interview: OKJA Producer Choi Dooho Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Part collaborator, part many-armed mover and remover of obstacles, Choi Dooho jumped into the deep end as a producer with 2013’s SNOWPIERCER, Director Bong Joon-ho’s ambitious multinational sci-fi adventure.  As the founder of Kate Street Picture Company, Choi dives in...

SATAN'S SLAVES: Watch The Chilling Teaser For Joko Anwar's Indonesian Horror

It seems strange to say that despite a career that has long flirted with a wide variety of genres, Joko Anwar's upcoming remake of classic Indonesian cult title Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) marks the first time the critically acclaimed director...

New York Asian Film Festival Celebrates Their Sweet Sixteen with a Badass Trailer

Yes, because the New York Asian Film Festival is probably the only fest this side of the Atlantic that can be both sweet for its sixteenth edition and badass. The proof is in the trailer. Watch it below and be...

What The Film Festival 2017: A Japanese EVIL DEAD Remake, A Gorilla in Sunglasses And Cats Making CARRIE

Hey, Toronto. If you are in the mood to have your mind blown without the aid of recreational pharmaceuticals this Saturday then you will want to check out the What The Film Festival happening at The Royal this Saturday.  ...

10+ Years Later: Can THE MUMMY RETURNS Withstand The Test Of Time?

When I saw Stephen Sommers' fun creature feature Deep Rising, back in 1998, I immediately added him to the list of directors to keep an eye on. That was because I had an absolute blast with the film, warts and...

CYBERTRONIC WARRIOR: Steve Kostanski's Awesome Music Video For The Cybertronic Spree!

Stop everything you are doing, right now. The Cybertronic Spree, the hair metal band that dresses up like the classic Transformers and plays songs from the animated movie, have just dropped their first original single, Cybertronic Warrior, and it is...

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany in STRONGER: Watch First Trailer

Hollywood's first attempt to dramatize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day, did not turn out so well in the eyes of local resident -- and our associate editor -- Michele "Izzy" Galgana. (Read her complete article as to why.)...

First SOUNDTRACK Trailer Heads to the Arctic for Eco-Drama

The first trailer for Soundtrack sets up a very cold premise, starting with its setting: the Arctic. Its very strong, serious, dramatic tone suggests that something more is going on under the surface. The official synopsis provides more details: The...

Review: THE BIG SICK Skillfully Tackles Weighty Themes With a Light Comic Touch

Whenever The Simpsons offered moments of unexpectedly touching sweetness, the writers would refer to these moments as "Jimmys", as in, showrunner James L. Brooks, who enjoyed providing the family with bouts of humanity. Walking the line of comedy and drama...

MARSHALL Trailer Transforms Social Justice into a Modern Thriller

A biographical movie about the early days of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice? Ho-hum, not for me. Or so I thought until I watched this galvanizing trailer for Marshall. Chadwick Boseman, who will soon be known primarily as Black Panther,...

Review: THE BEGUILED, Sofia Coppola's Gorgeous and Campy Romp

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as...

Jackie Chan's THE FOREIGNER Gets Brooding U.S. Poster

Jackie Chan remains as busy as ever. Within the past year, we've seen the Chinese period piece Railroad Tigers and the modern Chinese/Indian fusion Kung Fu Yoga, which both showed him in his familiar guise as a heroic action figure....

Review: THE BAD BATCH, Left Behind by the American Dream

Real credit where it’s due, Ana Lily Amirpour’s self-confessed "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night must have been a hell of a tough act to follow, so props to Amirpour for pulling it off in...

Review: Bertrand Tavernier's MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA Proves to Be an Invaluable Resource Guide

Obviously My Journey Through French Cinema is a lot to take in one sitting. It's also a goldmine for any cinephiles as an invaluable resource guide. Tavernier is doing us a great service here through his experience as a cinephile and a filmmaker. I am eager to check out more films that are featured in this documentary for years to come.

Rare Uncut 35mm Print of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA Discovered! US Tour Imminent

Fans of Dario Argento's witchy masterpiece, Suspiria, have a couple of reasons to be excited in the coming months. Not only is the film currently being prepared for home video release by cult film restoration and preservation experts Synapse Films,...

Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - DA Pennebaker and the 50th Anniversaries of DON'T LOOK BACK and MONTEREY POP

It’s safe to say that this Music On Screen podcast wouldn't exist if not for DA Pennebaker. I’m not even sure if music documentaries or the “rockumentary”, at least as we know the genre today, would exist if not for...