From The Editors

Now on Blu-ray: A Trio Of Terrors From Synapse Films, SUSPIRIA, PATH OF BLOOD, and UNEARTHED & UNTOLD

There are very few companies with as sterling a reputation as Synapse Films when it comes to high quality home video releases. Going back over twenty years, this Michigan based distributor may not have the largest catalogue of releases on...

Blu-ray Review: DEAD MAN On Criterion Remains One Of Jarmusch's Defining Films

Jim Jarmusch is a filmmaker whose work helped to define me as a young cinephile twenty-five years ago. I was a high school kid in the suburbs and getting to an arthouse theater involved driving upwards of an hour to...

Teaser Time: In SANJU Ranbir Kapoor Explores The Life Of A Bollywood Pariah

Bollywood is packed to the gills with controversial figures. From the open support of the studio system by the Mumbai underworld to frequent trysts with dirty politics, very few members of the old Bollywood system can say that their hands...

Art of the Real 2018 Preview

Art of the Real, FSLC's annual celebration of non-fiction cinema is back and remains my most anticipated cinema event even in the city that is not in short supply of great film series all year round. An amazing array of...

Blu-ray Review: HOSTILES Takes A Close Look At America's Violent Past

Scott Cooper's Hostiles is one of my favorite films of the year so far. A contemplative western that doesn't shy away from the harshness of the Old West, nor the violence that has forever painted our nation's history blood red....

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Anthology Film?

Last weekend I watched Ghost Stories, the closing title of the IMAGINE Film Festival in Amsterdam this year, and had a lot of fun with it, as with more horror anthologies recently. Anthologies, whether with or without a framing device,...

BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO, Martial Arts Action From India's Phantom Films

Director Vikramaditya Motwane is one of Hindi cinema's brightest talents who has had critics in the palm of his hand over the last several years with films like Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped. Motwane returns with an unexpected project in Bhavesh...

Imagine 2018 Review: GHOST STORIES Presents Brains With Its Jumps

The film Ghost Stories has an unusual pedigree and conception to say the least. The brainchild of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, it first saw life as a very successful stage-play in 2010. Britain has a rich history of horror...

PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH: RLJE Films Bringing Puppet Horror to U.S. Cinemas This August

Hot on the heels of its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival this past weekend RLJE Films have announced that they have acquired the North American rights for Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund's horror on strings, Puppet Master: The...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: The Many Pleasures of Horror

Perhaps not every horror fan will confess this, but we’re not always looking for masterpieces, or even movies that we’d recommend wholeheartedly. Instead, it’s all about moments and ideas, preferably ones that reflect the whole of the filmmaker’s heart and...

Udine 2018 Review: LITTLE FOREST Will Have You Yearning for the Simple Life

In Korean cinema, when characters retreat to the countryside things generally don't work out too well for them, but in Yim Soon-rye's new drama Little Forest, a young woman regains her spirit, and as she does so, many viewers will...

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

GOODLAND: Debut Thriller From Josh Doke Coming to NYC And LA This May

Josh Doke’s debut film, the thriller Goodland will open in NYC and LA theaters on May 11th, 2018. Our friends at Parade Deck Films are releasing the film and hoping to open wider after the opening week with an aim...

Indian Film Fest LA 2018 Review: IN THE SHADOWS, There Be Men And Monsters

Delhi's dark alleyways get their closeup in filmmaker Dipesh Jain's Gali Guliyaan (In the Shadows), a psychological thriller about paranoia, isolation, and the long lasting effects of trauma. Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpayee) is a loner, a man who lives vicariously through...

Review: SWATHANTHRYAM ARDHARATHRIYIL Is A Stylish SHAWSHANK In South India

Whatever is in the water in Kerala these days, I've gotta get some for myself. India's newest hot spot for thrilling filmmakers is churning out new and exciting films all the time, and the latest thriller to hit cinema screens...

Review: BEYOND THE CLOUDS Finds Human Compassion In Times Of Antagony

Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi makes his first foray outside of his homeland with Beyond the Clouds, a story of Indian siblings brought together by circumstance and separated by prison bars. While Majidi made his name expressing his truth through...

Crowdfund This: Estonian Horror Comes Alive in BAD HAIR

There aren't many genre films being made in Estonia, but director Oskar Lehemaa is trying to turn to tide. Lehemaa and his producers have initiated an crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for a new body horror short film called...

BUFFALO BOYS: Full Trailer For The Indonesian Western Delivers Epic Scale Action

It was just last month that we shared the first teaser for Mike Wiluan's upcoming Indonesian western Buffalo Boys and that has now been followed by a full theatrical trailer to serve up far more of the film's storyline and...

HEADSHOT Villain Sunny Pang Has A KILL-FIST

Veteran Singaporean actor and stunt performer Sunny Pang turned heads around the world opposite Iko Uwais as the main villain in 2016's Headshot and will soon be seen alongside Uwais again - along with The Raid's Joe Taslim - in...

Large Scale Tank Battles In Aleksey Sidorov's T-34 Trailer!

Russian helmer Aleksey Sidorov first came to our attention here with his slick boxing themed crime thriller Shadowboxing several years back. He was clearly a director looking to create large scale entertainment with the technical chops to do exactly that...