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Other Worlds Austin 2016 Review: DOMAIN, Great Visual Style and an Intriguing Puzzle Narrative

An intriguing Twilight Zone premise gives way to a deadly mystery in Nathaniel Atcheson's fascinating new sci-fi indie, Domain, which just had its world premier at the Austin Other Worlds Film Festival.   In the film, more than half a million survivors...

AnarchyVision: From Whistler 2016, Talking LA LA LAND, SLED DOGS & I AM BOLT

This week's movies hit from the slopes of Whistler, BC, site of their sixteenth anual international film festival. A fantastic showcase for American Indies, Canadian premieres and loads of docs, it's kind of a "Sundance North", full of energizing conversations,...

Slamdance 2017 Unveils Final Films

The Slamdance Film Festival is gaining ground for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. Last week, we gave word on the Narrative and Documentary Competition slate. Today, we have news of their final batch of films, which includes the Beyond Program for 2nd and 3rd time directors, a plethora of Short Films and their Special Screenings.

Sundance 2017 Drops Final Feature Wave

One of the most prestigious festivals in the world -- Sundance -- dropped its final wave of feature programming for its 2017 edition today. Last week, we covered the NEXT and competition titles. There are a ridiculous amount of films...

South Asian 2016 Review: MAROON, A Tale of a Man Trapped With His Worst Fears

In Maroon, veteran character actor Manav Kaul plays an associate college professor whose wife goes missing, and it's not too long before his sanity goes along with her. Manav Kaul plays Saurabh, an associate professor of literature at a liberal...

Sundance 2017 Unveils Competition and NEXT Titles

The Sundance Film Festival has announced their first batch of flicks for the 2017 edition, happening in Park City, Utah, January 19- 29.

RAW, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and More Win at Monster Fest 2016

Monster Fest, one of Australia's best genre fests, wrapped up this past weekend and with it some awards love to some of the many great films to grace our genre-loving screens this year. Raw, Julia Ducournau's debut feature and a...

7 Reasons Why the Valdivia Film Festival Is One Of the Most Important in Latin America

After the end of the Mar del Plata Film Festival last week in Argentina, I was left wondering which other festival could really come up and compete with the only A Class Festival of Latin America. No name came up...

Slamdance 2017 Announces Narrative and Doc Competition Slate

The Slamdance Film Festival is revving up for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. The first titles out of the gate for 2017 are the full lineups for both Narrative and Documentary Feature Competition.

Los Cabos 2016 Review: LION Is Sickly Sweet Awards Bait

On its surface Lion is little more than awards bait, the kind of saccharine, melodramatic mess that gets trotted out to garner attention and weepy audiences. With the powerhouse Weinsteins behind the project, along with a retinue of actors such...

Los Cabos 2016 Review: THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES Takes A Fascinating Look At A Remote Community

The notion of cultural relativism is one that goes back to the late 19th century and is one that’s often simply conflated to mean “you have your way, I have mine”. It was an attempt, through its sister moral relativism,...

AFI Fest 2016: Watch the Trailer for FRAUD, Dean Fleischer-Camp's Searing Meta-Fiction Thriller

Dean Fleischer-Camp's new faux-documentary, Fraud, glimpses at the life of a typical lower-class family and their desperate attempt at "living the American dream". The film is comprised of home movies "found" on YouTube, documenting the family's crime spree and their bid to...

Morbido Fest 2016 Review: ARE WE NOT CATS Purrs

I didn't get to see as many films as I would have liked to at Morbido 2016, but Are We Not Cats was one of them. I'm glad to have seen this surprising and bold piece of filmmaking. Directed by...

Morbido Fest 2016 Recap: Days 4 - 5

Ah, if only I'd been able to write all of this while I'd been at Morbido 2016. But when traveling, sometimes the wifi gods won't enable us to get on with our work. Anyway: Day 4 I have breakfast with...

AFI Fest 2016 Preview: 7 Picks from Hollywood's Big Fest

Starting tonight and running through November 17 is Hollywood's biggest film festival. Taking place just upstairs from where they give out the Oscars, AFI Fest brings an awesome collection of the year's best world cinema and auteur-driven indies to Los...

Morbido Fest 2016 Recap: Days 1 - 3

There is a magical place in Mexico City, and it is Morbido Fest. Day 1 Wednesday night, the opening night ceremony took place, but just before that, us filmmakers were treated to a private reception of freshly baked breads, a...

Good Start to Worldwide Sales For SFV1: THE OSIRIS CHILD, From INFINI's Shane Abbess

ScreenDaily has announced that the folks at XYZ Films have sold Shane Abbess' next film, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child, to multiple territories in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   The film takes place in a future...

RED MILE: Watch The Trailer For Justin McConnell's Single Take Thriller

Our friend Justin McConnell went out one night and made another movie.   Well, a couple nights actually, just to make sure he got the best single take he could. Now this new film, a single take thriller titled Red...

Morbido Fest Unleashes Upon Mexico City Tonight!

Morbido Fest 2016 goes from November 2 - 6 in Mexico City this year, and I can't tell you how excited I am.  It's my first Morbido, and the second time I've had a short film in the festival. (Last...

Denver Film Fest 2016 Preview - 5 Can't Miss Picks

The Denver Film Fest kicks off today with a gala screening of La La Land (here's Jason's rave review). The Colorado festival is packed with great awards potentials and indie faves from the fest circuit. We've picked just a few...