From The Editors

Slamdance 2017 Review: DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, Work is Theater

In the tradition of films that pull back the curtain on the inner workings of showbiz, writer/director Daniel Warth’s Dim The Fluorescents shows us the ins and outs of… corporate training seminars. It’s not the most exciting place to be,...

Slamdance 2017 Review: DAVE MADE A MAZE With Entertaining Traps

With its explosion of creativity, its thrilling concept and its lovely characters, Dave Made A Maze is a fine example of how a creative team can overcome the restrains of a tight budget to offer a fun ride.

Slamdance 2017 Review: WITHDRAWN Maxes Out its Miserabilism for Introspection

Aaron (Aaron Keogh), who left his mother's home, lives with Adrian in a basement-like apartment that permits each of them to live their own lives, clean their clothes, make their food, watch never-ending conspiracy videos and tutorials on Youtube, as...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See JOURNEY TO THE WEST 2: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK in Cinemas!

Directed by Tsui Hark and produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back is the latest film based on the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’. The cast includes Kris Wu, Kenny...

Slamdance 2017 Review: Laugh At Awful People in NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE

Neighborhood Food Drive’s synopsis should be a clue as to what kind of film it is: “Awful idiots fail at throwing a party over and over”. Director Jerzy Rose definitely wasn’t out to make a feel-good comedy with those emotional...

NYC Weekend Picks, Jan 20-22: Dealing with Trump, Early Scorsese, Adapting Patricia Highsmith, Poetic Docs From Iran, and a Jarmusch Classic

I wasn’t with it, but just that very minute, it occurred to me the suckers had authority … – Public Enemy, “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”   Today is when it all goes down, figuratively and literally. Regardless of...

Slamdance 2017: WEXFORD PLAZA, A Small Slice Of Real Life

Wexford Plaza plays out its story on a small and intimate scale, a picture of suburban life which probably repeats itself in many an abandoned strip mall. Joyce Wong didn't feel the need to go big, and this affecting little slice of life is all the better for it.

Slamdance 2017 Review: CORTEZ, A Quietly Affecting and Beautifully Acted Debut

It's not easy to find cinema that transports the viewer into a place filled with people who genuinely seem to have existed before the film begins and long after it rolls credits. Cortez offers just that.

Dublin 2017: Exclusive Images & Distribution News For Dennis Bartok's Irish Horror, NAILS

Dennis Bartok's debut feature, Nails, is set to have its world premiere next month at the Dublin International Film Festival and we have some exclusive images for this creepy looking film. Nails marks Bartok's first foray into directing after participating...

15 years on, Spike Lee's 25th Hour remains an effective post-9/11 catharsis, and one of his strongest films

Spike Lee has a noted history of dissent through cinema. It is, more or less, how he rose to prominence. When you think of moments like Mookie throwing that trash can through Sal's window in Do the Right Thing, or...

Critical Distance: PATRIOTS DAY, How to Rewrite History

Recently released wide across the U.S., Patriots Day continues the cinematic tradition of rewriting history for fun and profits. The movie revisits the April 2013 bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. that killed three people and injured more than 260. It...

Sundance 2017 Review: I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, One Hell of a Ride

Most of us met Macon Blair onscreen as a the bearded, disheveled lead of Blue Ruin. Homeless and hapless, the character soon evolved into one of the more startling and indelible in indie cinema, a bravado performance that justifiably gained...

More Madness Than You Can Shake A Stick At In Flying Lotus' KUSO Trailer

It was just last week that Screen Anarchy premiered the poster for Sundance selected bit of weirdness Kuso, noting at the time that the imagery was - to put it mildly - a little bit odd. Well, you aint seen...

BELLFLOWER Team Returns With Deliberate Cult Oddity CHUCK HANK AND THE SAN DIEGO TWINS

Actor-director Evan Glodell made an enormous splash with his indie darling Bellflower. Essentially a millennial romantic drama with a Mad Max car fetish, Bellflower marked the arrival not just of Glodell but of the fiercely independent company / collective that...

AMERICAN FABLE Trailer Dreams Up an Unsettling Rural Fantasy

If a dark fairy tale rooted in reality sounds right up your alley, you may want to check out writer-director Anne Hamilton’s debut film. Set during the farm crisis that plagued many American families in the 1980s, American Fable finds an...

RAW Clip Welcomes Aspiring Vets With Bloody Hazing Ritual

By now you might have heard a thing or two about Raw, a film that lapped up awards left and right on the international film festival circuit and even left some early audiences in a queasy state of shock. Julia...

I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE Trailer: People Are Assholes

Macon Blair is best known to audiences for his incredible performances in Jeremy Saulnier's films (Blue Ruin, Green Room). Given their work, it seems fitting that Blair would eventually get behind the camera. His directorial debut (which premieres at Sundance...

COLOSSAL Trailer: Anne Hathaway Has a Monster Problem

In Nacho Vigalondo's latest, Colossal, Anne Hathaway discovers that catastrophic events across the world caused by a giant rampaging monster are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering. I have been a massive fan of everything Vigalondo...

Review: DETOUR, Christopher Smith's Mind and Time-Bending Neo Noir

Christopher Smith's neo-noir thriller, Detour, should keep audiences guessing until the end

Gaiman And Pratchett's GOOD OMENS Coming To Amazon

Oh, it's good news here for scifi-fantasy fans with word reaking this morning that author Neil Gaiman is on board as an executive producer for an adaptation of Good Omens - the apocalyptic comedy he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett -...