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Sundance 2017: PLASTIC CHINA Trailer Debut

There are a ton of great docus making their world and US debuts at Sundance this next week (here's our preview in fact) and one that looks to be quite interesting is Jiu-Liang Wang's IDFA-premiering Plastic China. The film takes...

Dave Bautista Throws Down In First BUSHWICK Clip

A young woman is plunged into an America at war with itself in Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott's Bushwick. A project that began when Obama was still in its first term and America was congratualting itself for solving its race...

Sundance 2017: World Premiere Trailer and Poster for TOKYO IDOLS

We're not one hundred percent sure if you've heard, but there are some pretty weird subcultures in Japan. Undoubtedly one of the weirdest is the phenomenon of "idols" awesomely described on Wikipedia as "young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired...

Slamdance 2017: Matthew Wade's PLENA STELLARUM, Part of Animated Shorts Program

Already having played at numerous festivals around the world Matthew Wade's animated short film Plena Stellarum will screen at Slamdance in their Animation Shorts Program.    Wade passed along a collection of stills and the short teaser from his short...

Slamdance 2017: Introducing Filmmaker Brian Harrison And His Short Film HELL FOLLOWS

As 2017 begins the first important film festival for emerging filmmakers kicks off in Park City, Utah, at the end of the month. Running counter to the bigger named festival, Slamdance`s mandate has always been to support up and coming...

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,...

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...

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...

HumanSide Podcast: Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller Talk THE GREASY STRANGLER

Sitting down with the Spectrevision team to talk about anything is fun. Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller are nothing if not enthusiastic about film. They also think long and hard about the projects they put the Spectrevision...

Watch Fantastic Fest 2016 Short Film GIVERTAKER

Hot off its world premiere at Fantastic Fest just a couple weeks back, the good folks at Arcanum Pictures (who brought you the teen genre flicks Grow Up, Tony Phillips and My Sucky Teen Romance) are releasing their short film...

New York 2016 Review: With CERTAIN WOMEN, Kelly Reichardt's Back in Form

If her newly restored/rediscovered debut film Rivers of Grass gave a nod to Bonnie and Clyde and old noir films, with Certain Women, Reichardt does Altman-- an ensemble cast and loosely connected stories structure based on short stories (by a Montana Native, Maile Meloy). But it's still very much Reichardt film: with muted tones, sense of melancholy and loneliness, Certain Women excels at being small, minimalistic character studies that are distinctly a small town Americana. Also, many of her films placed women in precarious situations to observe, but I think this is the first time that she is forefront about exclusively telling women's stories.

Tokyo 2016: Teaser Trailer for Jun Lana's DIE BEAUTIFUL Is Electric Fun

Jun Lana's new dramedy Die Beautiful has dropped a new teaser-trailer just in time for its world premiere at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival. There's enough spectacle here to make up for 2013's harrowing Barber's Tales and color to make up for...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: SHIN GODZILLA, The Monster Reborn

Japanese studio Toho resurrects Godzilla (Gojira), its most famous monster, in a busy modern day drama beset by bureaucracy and marked by marvelous action sequences.

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: PHANTASM REMASTERED is a Beautiful Nightmare

From the tender ages of 23 - 25, Don Coscarelli worked on a movie involving a tall, macabre undertaker who caused a lot of undead, little-person shenanigans in the fictional Morningside Cemetery and the small town around it. Coscarelli didn't know...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: PHANTASM RAVAGER Disappoints

We all know that Don Coscarelli created a masterpiece with Phantasm. As the sequels came and went, the dark dream world of the original film became both strengthened and weakened with films of varying quality, and Reggie (Reggie Bannister) the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE VOID Is Fulci-Flavored Hell

The Void draws inspiration from a number of horror influences, including Hellraiser, The Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft, and Lucio Fulci. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest 2016 in Austin to a packed house, with producer Casey Walker and directors Jeremy Gillespie and...

Sitges 2016: Devilworks Picks up Israeli Sci-fi Action Comedy OMG I'M A ROBOT!

The Israeli sci-fi action comedy OMG I'm A Robot! has been picked up by Euro sales company Devilworks ahead of it's World Premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in a couple weeks. You can watch the trailer below.    Is...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons

With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters

A niche market for high-quality, limited-run movie posters has popped up in the last decade with no signs of slowing down. If you're one of the fervent collectors of these beauties, you know the names Mondo, Skuzzles, Grey Matter Art, and...