Sundance 2017 Wrap: Tracking Down the Buzz from the Festival that Was

The extra snowy 2017 edition of the Sundance Film Festival has long since been buttoned up and our late-landing reviews and coverage have just about all been filed as well (jump to the bottom for the full list). As a...

Sundance 2017: New Frontier VR Round-Up

VR has changed enormously since we explored the offerings at Sundance 2016. The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Sony Playstation VR are all out and Google has jumped in big time with its Cardboard-replacing Daydream. One can only guess at...

SXSW 2017 Announcement Features New Flicks from Katz, Wright, Malick & More

SXSW is coming up quick! The fest runs March 10-18 and the good folks in Austin announced the bulk of their lineup today. There are still a few of the program's 125 films to be announced, but what we now...

Sundance 2017 Review: XX, Female-Helmed Horror Anthology Totally Rocks

Horror anthologies have been a big draw in the film world as long as there have been scary stories to tell, but it seems we've been a bit spoiled in recent years, with many of today's most interesting horror directors...

Review: THE RED TURTLE, Gorgeous and Seriously Emotional

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical...

Sundance 2017 Preview: Midnighters, Spotlight, and More

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today and we wrap our preview series with a look at the Midnight, Spotlight, and other remaining sections. For a refresher, go back and take a peek at our previews of the Narrative competitions,...

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...

Sundance 2017 Preview: The Premieres

So far our Sundance Film Fest preview series has taken you on a tour of the US Dramatic, US World, and Next sections, as well as a brief stop in docu land for the US Docu, World Docu, and Docu...

Sundance 2017 Preview: Documentaries

Our Sundance Film Festival preview series continues. Yesterday we talked about the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and Next section. Today we'll go on a quick tour of the documentaries playing in the US Docu and World Docu competitions, as well...

Sundance 2017 Preview: The 3 Narrative Competitions

It's Sundance time! Yes the indie world's biggest fest kicks off Thursday in snowy Park City, Utah and the SA crew will be on hand to sort through the buzz and bring you the what's what. But before that starts,...

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...

Sundance 2017: Check Out this Wild Exclusive Poster for FlyLo's KUSO

This crazy image you see below is the poster for Kuso, a Sundance-premiering midnighter and feature debut from the director known just as "steve." If you don't think you know steve, you actually might. Steve is the moniker of Steven...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

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...

Review: ARRIVAL Tackles Big Ideas With Pure Elegance

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

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...

After Stanley; Enter The Overlook Film Festival

As you've seen on this site, we've been big supporters of The Stanley Film Fest over the three years that fest ran from 2013-2015. Well now it is time to be big supporters of a brand-new festival called The Overlook...

Crowdfund This! Vidiots is an Amazing Video Store that Needs Your Help

Hey LA! Hey Film Lovers Everywhere! The people behind the amazing Vidiots video store in Santa Monica, CA need your help! Founded in 1985 by two life-long friends and film lovers, Patty Polinger and Cathy Tauber, Vidiots has been a...

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...

Review: THE GREASY STRANGLER, Weird, Disgusting and Very Funny

The weird and disgusting genre has always had a home in the midnight film lineup. Enter Jim Hosking and his go at taking over the throne as weirdest and most disgusting midnighter with The Greasy Strangler. Well, good work, Mr....