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70s Rewind: GREASER'S PALACE, Jesus Christ in the Old West

Watching Greaser's Palace (1972) for the first time without having any idea that it was a Christ parable, I was completely bewildered. It's newly available on Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing and looks absolutely lovely. The disc is...

Have Your Say: The Incredible Brad Bird

Last weekend, Brad Bird's Incredibles 2 landed with a thudding 'WHOMP' which was heard across the world. Our Andrew Mack loved it and he was not the only one: with 180 million dollars domestic and a CinemaScore rating of A+,...

Friday One Sheet: FIRST MAN

What struck me most about this poster for the IMAX release of an upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic, is that at first glance it looks less like a rocket launch, and more like a religious pyre for some early Clan of...

Pretty Packaging: That Gorgeous STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Is Back, But Bigger And English-friendly

If you see the pictures in this article and think you've seen them before, you may be right about most of them. Last year, the French branch of distributor All The Anime released an absolutely kick-ass Blu-ray boxset of the...

Notes on Streaming: THE HOLLOW, Unraveling an Animated Mystery

The opening scenes of The Hollow reminded me of the opening of Zork, one of the first text-based computer games. Back in the early 1980s, I remember eagerly buying the game and staring at the opening line, white text on...

Have Your Say: Why Do You Watch Horror?

This weekend saw a strange phenomenon appear at the American box office: Ari Aster's horror film Hereditary arrived, and broke records for studio A24. Word of mouth had already been incredibly strong ever since its early showings at festivals, and...

Friday One Sheet: THE UNSEEN

If you quote the columnist on the poster, you get into the poster column. All kidding aside, I was a big fan of Geoff Redknap's The Unseen, a Canuck-indie take on The Invisible Man story, and the quirky original artwork...

Pretty Packaging: The WOLF'S RAIN Ultimate Edition Is Good Enough To Howl About

When Scotland-based distributor Anime Limited announces a new ultimate edition, I tend to take notice. So far, the company has displayed great taste in picking up titles old and new, and previous ultimate editions have been pretty grand. Their newest...

Seattle 2018 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Week 4 of SIFF

All right Seattle film fans! You've made it through all three full weeks of the Seattle International Film Fest -- but it's not over yet! We've got a few days left and a few picks left to go with them....

70s Rewind: JUGGERNAUT, British Time Bombs Tick, Tick, Tick Away at Sea

An old-fashioned, ticking time-bomb suspense thriller, Richard Lester's Juggernaut (aka Terror on the Britannic) (1974) satisfies on the most elemental level: it made me increasingly tense and nervous as I watched. Lester made his directorial debut with the very charming...

Have Your Say: Sitting Through The End Credits Because The Music Is So Good...

Not everyone is inclined to watch the end credits of a film. Many broadcasting channels even cut them off, a practice I find frown-worthy to say the least. But sometimes a film ends and even though there's no after-joke or...

Friday One Sheet: TERMINAL And The Neon Demon

Neon has been exceedingly popular in poster design as of late. I am not saying that Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives (and follow on posters for Drive and The Neon Demon) started the recent trend (remember the lovely poster...

Pretty Packaging: The French Collectors' Edition of SHERLOCK HOUND

The films of legendary anime creator Miyazaki Hayao get plenty of attention, and rightly so. The man is one of the few true cinema geniuses the world has, and even better: he's still alive and creating a new film. Rejoice!...

Seattle 2018 Preview: 5 New Picks from SIFF Week 3

We hope you've been enjoying our preview series from the Seattle International Film Fest. Click here for a quick look back at Week 1 and Week 2. We're on to Week 3 with 5 new picks for you to check...

Notes on Streaming: PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, Bring Your Own Preconceptions

A new version of Picnic at Hanging Rock takes a markedly different approach to the material, resulting in a pungent series that endeavors to peer more closely into the souls of its characters. First published in 1967, Joan Lindsay's novel...

Seattle 2018 Dispatch: A Look Inside SIFF's VR Zone

Most festival are exhibiting VR these days and Seattle International Film Festival is most definitely on board. You can check out the SIFF VR Zone page for the full list, but quite a few pieces that we've covered before are...

Have Your Say: DEADPOOL Cross-overs...

Deadpool 2 has hit cinemas worldwide, and so far the second shot hasn't been disappointing. Critics and audiences alike were very kind to the merc-with-a-mouth, and were amused rather than disgruntled upon finding out just how much Ryan Reynolds and...

Friday One Sheet: THE SISTERS BROTHERS Teases Fire and Brimstone

The long awaited (by me, anyway) film adaptation of Partick deWitt's 'Chemistry Western,' The Sisters Brothers, moves towards the screen with this fiery and iconic poster. While not as experimental and quriky as the Canadian book cover, the homestead in...

Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival Proves Inclusion is Good for Business

Nestled in the birthplace of one of the world’s most powerful corporations, yet far away from any city that one would instinctively consider a progressive hub, the Bentonville Film Festival (now in its fourth edition), is an event fueled by...

Seattle 2018 Preview: Week's 2's 5 Can't Miss Picks

Welcome back for the second week of the Seattle International Film Fest. We last brought you five picks from the kickoff week (some of which might have additional screenings to come). Here are five more movies we recommend that premiere...