Crowdfund This: Estonian Horror Comes Alive in BAD HAIR

There aren't many genre films being made in Estonia, but director Oskar Lehemaa is trying to turn to tide. Lehemaa and his producers have initiated an crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for a new body horror short film called...

Overlook 2018 Announces Massive Lineup with UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB, ST. AGATHA, HEREDITARY and Much More

After its first edition at the Timberline Hotel in Oregon, The Overlook Film Festival has moved to the haunted city of New Orleans, Louisiana. This year's festival, which runs from April 19th to April 22nd, is packed with the kind...

SXSW 2018 Review: PERFECT Delivers an Overwhelming Sensory Assault

Perfect is a phantasmagoric nightmare built upon psychedelic imagery and wild ideas. Playing out like a mind-fried riff on Altered States, this ambitious film is as impressive as it is confounding. After a teenager (Garrett Wareing) commits a horrible crime,...

SXSW 2018 Review: MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS, Discovering Hidden Worlds of Sight and Sound

Music documentaries usually fall into a few limited categories, including glowing hagiographies, concert films and rise-and-fall tragedies. These categories persist, at least in part, because they provide foolproof audience-friendly templates for filmmakers to follow. Milford Graves Full Mantis goes down...

SXSW 2018 Review: RELAXER, Grungy and Disturbing

Opening and closing to the thunderous sounds of Prokofiev,  Relaxer by Joel Potrykus is a grungy meditation on the fine art of relaxation. Relaxer is dark and disturbing. Relaxer is also very funny. The year is 1999. The world is...

SXSW 2018 Trailer: THE RANGER

One of the many SXSW events we're excited about is the world premiere of Jenn Wexler's The Ranger on March 11th. A teaser trailer for this punk rock horror movie has just been released. The official synopsis is provided below....

SXSW 2018 Review: In OPERATION ODESSA, Gangsters, Narcos and Spies Spin True-Life Tales of Mayhem

Operation Odessa, the latest title from Showtime Documentary Films, is a jaw-dropping true-crime documentary that really must be seen to be believed. There have been many great docs about the Miami underworld but Operation Odessa is surely one of the very best....

SXSW 2018 Trailer: Take a Sci-Fi Trip with Eddie Alcazar's PERFECT

Eddie Alcazar's latest film Perfect, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and features original music by Flying Lotus, is set for its world premiere at SXSW on March 11th. The fantastic trailer promises a visually stunning and psychedelic sci-fi journey....

SXSW 2018 Preview: Screen Anarchy Writers Pick 'Em Out

SXSW kicks off tomorrow and our team has poured over the catalog to pick 26 films out the festival's nearly 150 that are on offer. Last year's fest brought world premiere reviews of such notable films as The Disaster Artist,...

First Lineup from New York's What's The Fest!? Includes BOILED ANGELS, LOWLIFE, REVENGE and More

New York City has a brand new film festival with a rather unique angle.   According to its first announcement, What the Fest!? "promises to upend what people think of when they hear 'genre films,' highlighting films in a new...

Chattanooga 2018 Announces TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, THE RANGER and Much More

Chattanooga Film Festival has dropped a second wave of titles for 2018. Newly added titles include recent fest favorites Tigers are Not Afraid, Downrange, A Prayer Before Dawn and Let the Corpses Tan. Newly added world premieres include Lesser Beasts, Dementia...

WILD WILD COUNTRY Trailer: Peace, Love and Bioterror

The new Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country from Chapman Way and Maclain Way will begin sttreaming on March 16. This six-part series, which premiered at Sundance 2018, explores one of most infamous series of cult-inspired crimes in modern U.S....

Chattanooga 2018 Unleashes Its First Wave of Films, Plus Great Special Events!

Chattanooga Film Festival was unleashed its first full wave of titles for 2018. Based on this new announcement, there is a lot of to be excited about. Newly announced world premieres include: Wolfman's Got Nards, a doc about the cult film...

Berlinale 2018 Review: THE INVISIBLE HANDS, An Unlikely Meeting of Cultures Yields Strange and Beautiful Results

The Invisible Hands, an excellent documentary by Marina Gioti and Georges Salameh, explores the unlikely collaboration between American musical provocateur Alan Bishop and a group of young Egyptian musicians whose lives were upended by the Arab Spring. The film's international...

Chattanooga 2018 Announces LIFE AFTER FLASH, SUMMER OF '84 and ROCK STEADY ROW

Since its inaugural edition in 2014, the Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) in Tennesse has developed into an essential destination on the U.S. regional film festival circuit. CFF's programming is defined by a carefully curated mix of arthouse, genre and documentary...

Book Review: STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER, A Beautiful Tribute to a Great Artist

Studio: Remembering Chris Marker is a new hardcover release from OR Books that marries an introduction by Ben Lerner and an essay from Colin MacCabe with photos from Adam Bartos to create a beautiful tribute to the late filmmaker-artist Chris...

Now On Blu-Ray: THE SINFUL DWARF Is Even Sleazier In 1080P

It was almost seven years ago that Severin Films reintroduced the cult film fans of the world to the truly disgusting oddity that is The Sinful Dwarf. This tale of a dwarf who kidnaps and imprisons nubile young women to...

Win IP MAN 2 on DVD or Blu-Ray! [UPDATED]

[The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified soon. Thanks for participating.] Well Go USA's DVD and Blu-Ray release of Ip Man 2 will hit the street on Tuesday, April 19th. Twitch has teamed up with Well Go to offer...

Blu-Ray Review: ARMY OF SHADOWS

The Criterion Collection's new Blu-Ray of Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows (1969) is a straight-forward upgrade of the company's 2007 DVD. The disc features a great high-def transfer, superior sound, and no new extras.Army of Shadows, which is based on...

Blu-Ray Review: ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS

The Criterion Collection generally doesn't deal in genre. So, when the company digs into their library to a release a vintage sci-fi title on Blu-Ray, great expectations arise. In the case of Byron Haskin's Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), these expectations should...