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Shimizu Takashi Unleashes His LITTLE NIGHTMARES

It has been a while since Ju-On, Marebito and The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi has managed to make much of an impact with international audiences but for those of us who remember the raw power and impact of his early...

Monsterfest 2017: Seventh Edition Now Open For Submissions And The Travelling Road Show

Monsterfest 2017 is around the corner and we are pleased to announce that the festival Down Under is now accepting submissions for the seventh edition next Australian Spring, November 22nd through 26th.  Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival celebrating...

Enter the Nightmarish Vision of THE VOID With Pair Of Trailers

Are you prepared to gaze deep into The Void? When directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie boldly declared that theirs was a vision worse than hell in their original pitch material they were, to a certain degree, throwing down the...

Raven Banner Releases DON'T KNOCK TWICE And STAKE LAND II in Canada Today

While we await word on what those plucky lads from Raven Banner picked up while over in Berlin at EFM two recent acquisitions are available to Canadians starting today.    We will start with Caradog James' horror flick Don't Knock...

HANDSOME DEVIL: Watch The Trailer For John Butler's Coming Of Age Drama

Irish writer-director John Butler won a lot of love in these pages with his debut feature The Stag - later released on these shores as The Bachelor Weekend - and he has followed that crowd pleasing comedy with an equally...

Melbourne Queer 2017: Full Program and Guests Announced

The sexually charged, dynamic and fun full program for the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival has recently been announced. This diverse cocktail of loud and proud cinema guarantees to be eye-opening and represents the pinnacle of queer...

Crowdfund This: In SKYWATCH, Corporations Abuse Their Power

Updated: Mea culpa. Looks like I misread the Skywatch teaser entirely, according to the filmmakers, and so I apologize to them and to all readers for my misleading original headline and opening paragraphs. To avoid confusion, I have deleted my...

Ramin Sohrab's VIULU Video: Remember, Kids, Violins Can Be Dangerous

The latest video from Iranian/Finnish martial artist and filmmaker Ramin Sohrab has debuted and it's smoking. Our friends at Film Combat Syndicate debuted the video, along with this description: "Sohrab plays a man on his way to play his violin...

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and My Life with Pedro Almodóvar

I was introduced to the films of Pedro Almodóvar when I was about twelve years old almost entirely by accident. I don't remember the year exactly, though 1992 seems like a good guess based on the other memories that...

Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

THE DEVIL'S CANDY Whets Our Appetite With Sizzling First Trailer

After an excruciatingly long wait, the first trailer for Sean Byrne’s sophomore effort finally arrives. Lo and behold: The Devil’s Candy, a knowing homage to the Satanic thrillers of the eighties that sparked buzz when it premiered in Toronto’s Midnight...

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

LOVE & OTHER CULTS: Beat-downs and Belly Laughs Rule the Trailer for Uchida Eiji's Latest

Japanese director Uchida Eiji is on a hot streak as of late. Two of his latest features, the Amelie-meets-revenge thriller Greatful Dead, and the self-reflexive look at the indie film scene in Japan Lowlife Love have brought the relatively unknown...

THE RAID Re-imagining Moves Ahead With THE GREY's Joe Carnahan And WINTER SOLDIER's Frank Grillo

Big news for all you Raid fans out there. It looks like the remake - scratch that - re-imagining of The Raid is actually moving ahead now. At the held will be The Grey's Joe Carnahan and taking the lead...

XX: Watch Two Clips From The Female Driven Horror Anthology

XX, the all-female helmed horror anthology opens in cinemas across the U.S. and up here in Toronto this Friday (got my ticket for opening night)! Two clips were released today and they are below for your viewing pleasure.  The first...

BEYOND SKYLINE Poster Lights Up the Skies

Liam O'Donnell's follow-up to the Brothers Strause' original alien invasion film, Skyline, may not have a release date yet, but that's not stopping the publicity train from trying to drum up some buzz. The latest poster for the flick has...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

TWIN PEAKS Gets Twin Releases From Mondo and Death Waltz

Twin Peaks came along at a time in my life when I was ripe to appreciate its endless mirroring of images, emotions and ideas. Good and evil, light and dark, comedy and tragedy all on display, sometimes simultaneously, challenging reductive...

Free Screenings of Rob Stewart's SHARKWATER Across Canada on February 25th

Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, director of the documentary Sharkwater, left us earlier this month in a tragic diving accident while he was filming the follow up to his hit film. To honor his legacy and to help continue the work...

Jamie Patterson's Alien Home Invasion Thriller CAUGHT to Premiere at Fantasporto

Jamie Patterson's latest film, Caught, described as an alien home invasion thriller, will have its world premiere at the Fantasporto International Film Festival in Portugal, between February 24th and March 4th.  Caught stars Cian Barry from ScreenAnarchy fave Nina Forever,...