Blu-ray Review: John Waters' MULTIPLE MANIACS Is A Cavalcade Of Perverse Delights On Criterion Blu

John Waters is the undisputed king of trash cinema. An absolutely unique voice who has no equal even fifty years after he first cranked up his camera and trained his warped eye on the dregs of society. Never one to...

Review: ANGAMALY DIARIES, An Unexpected Assemblage Of Collateral Chaos (In a Good Way)

There is no doubt that Indian cinema treads a lot of familiar ground year after year. The romantic musicals, the gangster epics, the over the top action blockbusters, the broad comedies, they all have a place on the revolving slate...

SXSW 2017 Review: TRAGEDY GIRLS, Their Teenage Egos Have A Body Count

The horror genre is one of the most forgiving there is. Fanatics regularly overlook low-budgets, no-name actors, questionable performances, and mediocre writing if a film delivers the kind of thrills that turn them on. The horror-comedy, however, is a far...

SXSW 2017 Review: In 68 KILL, A Bunch of Assholes Hurtle Toward Oblivion

Matthew Gray Gubler's Chip has a really hard time with women in Trent Haaga's scumbags-on-parade exploitationer, 68 Kill. The story revolves around a white trash heist of $68,000 initiated by Chip's emasculating maniacal girlfriend, Liza (AnnaLynne McCord), who uses her...

Blood, Fire, & Betrayal Rule In BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION Trailer

We had to wait a little but longer than expected for this day to arrive, but fans of SS Rajamouli's intense period epic Baahubali: The Beginning back in 2015 can finally get a taste of what they have to look...

Now on Blu-ray: THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, LONG WEEKEND, BODY MELT, and THE PUNISHER from Umbrella Entertainment Australia

There is plenty of digital ink spilled on this site and many others about the wonderful work of US and UK cult home video specialists like Severin Films, Arrow Video, Vinegar Syndrome and many others like them. But, there are...

SXSW 2017 Review: THE HONOR FARM, Navel-gazing Millennial Witchery Goes Nowhere Fast

Maybe it's just me. Several of this decade's most acclaimed independent horror films have left me relatively cold. While I am not immune to the charms of films like The Babadook, and You're Next; there is another separate wave of...

Crime Pays in THE PRISON, Coming Soon From Director Na Hyeon

Coming to North American cinema screens on March 31st is Na Hyeon's crime thriller, The Prison.  The story revolves around Yoo-Gun (Kim Rae-Wom), an ex-cop with a perfect arrest record who is jailed alongside a prison mob boss named Ik-Ho...

"One Day You'll Pay": I, OLGA HEPNAROVA Gets A Trailer And Poster For Its March 24th US Opening

While Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska's killer mermaid musical The Lure may be getting all the press, there was another film from Eastern Europe quietly racking up award after award and stunning festival audiences last year. Tomás Weinreb and Petr Kazda's I,...

Crowdfund This: Assamese Martial Arts Film LOCAL KUNG FU 2 Needs Your Help!

Almost five years ago we shared the trailer for a completely DIY, no-budget kung fu movie from the state of Assam in eastern corner of India. That film, Local Kung Fu, turned out to be a really fun little action...

Cult Fave ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK Coming To Limited Edition Blu-ray from Cinespectral Films

Children of the '80s will likely remember buxom TV horror host, Elvira. A little bit Mae West and a little bit 50's cult legend Vampira (she was actually sued by Vampira over the similarity between their looks), Elvira was one...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces its 2017 Lineup: HOTEL SALVATION, A DEATH IN THE GUNJ, SEXY DURGA, and More

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announced its lineup for the 2017 edition this morning and its as solid as ever. The festival brings together a few festival favorites, several American and North American premieres, and some great looking...

Review: COMMANDO 2: THE BLACK MONEY TRAIL, Too Much Talking, Not Enough Punching

Vidyut Jamwal is an actor with the skills, looks, and talent to become an international action regular. I hesitate to say he could be a star on the level of someone like Jackie Chan or Jet Li, but he certainly...

Dublin 2017 Review: NAILS Slam The Coffin Shut In This Horror Hospital

The current decade has been a very good one for Irish horror. While they haven't quite reached the same kind of transgressive peak that extreme French horror did in the last decade with Frontiere(s), Inside, and Martyrs, Ireland's current horror...

TRAPPED: Watch the Trailer for Vikramaditya Motwane's Urban Isolation Thriller

Mumbai is a city of around 25 million people, so it's hard to imagine a person ever being truly alone. However, in director Vikramaditya Motwane's (Lootera) new film Trapped, that's exactly the situation that Rajkummar Rao (Shahid, Aligarh, Kai Po...

Now on Blu-ray: TRAILER TRAUMA 3: '80s HORRORTHON Is the Ultimate Party Mixtape for Horror Fans

I am a huge fan of movie trailer compilation tapes. When I was a teenager I would whip together my own party mix tapes on VHS to slap together some of the most fun, goriest, funniest bits of horror movies...

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...

Review: In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL, Matt Damon Saves the World

I've seen sillier attempts at blockbuster fantasy films than Zhang Yimou's latest, The Great Wall, but I must admit it's been a while. The director, one of China's most respected visual artists after his stunning work on crossover hit wu...

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...

Review: In Shanker Raman's GURGAON, Blood Makes The Grass Grow

Family can be a tricky thing. The bonds forged between blood relations are often tenuous and fraught with jealousy and distrust. You can't choose the people with whom you make those bonds, and as a result, those people aren't always...