AMERICAN FABLE Trailer Dreams Up an Unsettling Rural Fantasy

If a dark fairy tale rooted in reality sounds right up your alley, you may want to check out writer-director Anne Hamilton’s debut film. Set during the farm crisis that plagued many American families in the 1980s, American Fable finds an...

RAW Clip Welcomes Aspiring Vets With Bloody Hazing Ritual

By now you might have heard a thing or two about Raw, a film that lapped up awards left and right on the international film festival circuit and even left some early audiences in a queasy state of shock. Julia...

CULT OF CHUCKY Lets Good Guy Doll Loose on Psychiatric Ward

Sure, Christmas is just behind us but we’re willing to bet we already know one present horror fans are aching to unwrap this Halloween. Like a sinister version of The Little Engine That Could, our favorite Good Guy doll –...

BLACK WATER Sees Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren Joining Forces on a Sub

2017 has barely kicked off and already action fans are being assured 2018 won’t pull any punches. Or at least, that’s what we’re hoping to get once Black Water is released: a high-octane, kick-ass thriller centered around the latest on...

Why Netflix's THE OA Is a Triumph of Creative Open-Mindedness and Productive Ambiguity

Note: this opinion piece discusses The OA’s approach to storytelling, weighs in on the show’s enigmatic finale and as such contains spoilers. If you haven’t yet seen The OA, you might want to stop reading and check back in at...

Razor Reel 2017: Now Accepting Your Submissions!

Tis the season to be jolly, doubly so for filmmakers around the world! As 2016 winds down during the holiday season, 2017 gears up with no shortage of fantastic film festivals on the horizon, each one eager to represent your...

The Many Faces of James Earl Jones

This week sees the worldwide release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a series of stand-alone films taking place in the famed franchise's universe. According to our Jim Tudor it is quite good, and it has...

First Trailer for MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER Rekindles the Ghibli Magic

As if out of nowhere, it would seem Studio Ghibli is back for another round of animation magic, albeit under a different name. While the Japanese animation giant built on the illustrious reputations of Takahata Isao and Miyazaki Hayao technically suspended their...

Interview: Quarxx Discusses A NEARLY PERFECT BLUE SKY, the Most Shocking Short of 2016

Those who have been keeping a close eye on the short film programs of international festivals will have seen a select number of titles popping up all over the world in 2016. Particularly noteworthy for the numerous awards they both...

Review: SLASH, an Erotically Tinted Coming-of-Age Tale With a Lot of Heart

Explorative. Confusing. Transformative. Banal. Awkward. Who doesn’t remember his or her teenage years and the various ups and downs that characterize them? Cinematic history is not exactly short on narratives that stage the universal voyage of introspective youngsters who find...

Interview: André Hedetoft and Emelia Hansson Talk ORIGIN, a Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller that Biohacks Beyond Human Limits

Where do you draw the line between ethics and scientific progress, and can one still break new ground without taking risks? Julia (Emelia Hansson) and Rebecca (Sandra Redlaff) hardly have time to ponder such questions. As young scientists with a...

Interview: Michael Johnston Talks SLASH and the Thrills of First-time Feature Film Experience

Anyone who has watched enough movies in the past five years has undoubtedly come across a fair amount of coming-of-age stories. And yet, I’m willing to bet you’ve never seen anything quite like Slash, a decidedly non-mainstream but wonderfully recognizable...