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HAVE A NICE DAY: Full Trailer Premiere For Acclaimed Chinese Animated Thriller

The simple fact that Chinese animator Liu Jian's thriller Have A Nice Day even exists at all is somthing of a marvel. Independent animation is a tough arena to succeed in in any nation, independent animation intended for adults exponentially...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

A young girl named Suzu who, in 1944, moves from neighbouring Hiroshima to the port city of Kure, the largest military base for the Imperial Navy and home to ships like the Yamamoto. She moves there to marry Shūsaku, a...

Exclusive Clip: LORE, Sorrow, Dreams and a Knife

In Lore, a mother searches for her missing son in a remote forest. As if that wasn't enough reason for concern, there may be something else to be worried about. Lore recently enjoyed its world premiere at Dances With Film...

Review: HICKOK Is Just A Brief Chapter Of Wild Bill's Life

James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill, was one of the heroes of the American Old West; a figure who has attained a near-mythical status and whose exploits – some real, some imagined – are prime material for the...

70s Rewind: Top 15 Car Chase Movies

To celebrate the theatrical release of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, a great flick that opens wide in Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday (see my review here), it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s,...

Review: THE REAGAN SHOW Illustrates a Two-Way Relationship Between the Media and the President

It is very important to remember that even Reagan, a highly divisive figure, was regularly grilled by the people who are now regarded as partisan hacks. It didn't used to be that way. There were mutual respect. The film is a good reminder of that.

AnarchyVision: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, A Visit To Wine Country

In this edition, I take an ambivalent look at Michael Bay's latest, a scuba scare flick that betrayed my ability to suspend disbelief, and the Niagara County wine-soaked flick The Colossal Failure of The Modern Relationship...

Crowdfund This: Hal Hartley's HENRY FOOL TRILOGY Boxset

Good news for fans of the three Henry Fool films: now that their director Hal Hartley has reclaimed the rights to the first of these ("at long last and with considerable drama", as he himself says), it will be released...

New York Asian Film Festival Celebrates Their Sweet Sixteen with a Badass Trailer

Yes, because the New York Asian Film Festival is probably the only fest this side of the Atlantic that can be both sweet for its sixteenth edition and badass. The proof is in the trailer. Watch it below and be...

What The Film Festival 2017: A Japanese EVIL DEAD Remake, A Gorilla in Sunglasses And Cats Making CARRIE

Hey, Toronto. If you are in the mood to have your mind blown without the aid of recreational pharmaceuticals this Saturday then you will want to check out the What The Film Festival happening at The Royal this Saturday.  ...

CYBERTRONIC WARRIOR: Steve Kostanski's Awesome Music Video For The Cybertronic Spree!

Stop everything you are doing, right now. The Cybertronic Spree, the hair metal band that dresses up like the classic Transformers and plays songs from the animated movie, have just dropped their first original single, Cybertronic Warrior, and it is...

Review: THE BIG SICK Skillfully Tackles Weighty Themes With a Light Comic Touch

Whenever The Simpsons offered moments of unexpectedly touching sweetness, the writers would refer to these moments as "Jimmys", as in, showrunner James L. Brooks, who enjoyed providing the family with bouts of humanity. Walking the line of comedy and drama...

Review: THE BAD BATCH, Left Behind by the American Dream

Real credit where it’s due, Ana Lily Amirpour’s self-confessed "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night must have been a hell of a tough act to follow, so props to Amirpour for pulling it off in...

Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - DA Pennebaker and the 50th Anniversaries of DON'T LOOK BACK and MONTEREY POP

It’s safe to say that this Music On Screen podcast wouldn't exist if not for DA Pennebaker. I’m not even sure if music documentaries or the “rockumentary”, at least as we know the genre today, would exist if not for...

Crowdfund This! London Needs A DEEP CLEAN!

Director Matt Harlock (American: The Bill Hicks Story) has teamed up with notorious artist and graphic novelist Krent Able (just google him) for what sounds like a fantastic UK horror short in Deep Clean. 16 year old Alex is a...

AnarchyVision: CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, MEGAN LEAVEY

There have been better weeks to watch films for a living, but such is life sometimes. In this edition, I look at Cars 3, the rough Rough Night and a film about a dog....

Undead Girl Meets Blind Boy In First Images From THE DARK

Director Justin P Lange looks positioned to make a bit of a splach with his debut feature The Dark, a character driven horror tale that aims to put a unique spin on the zombie mythos. Having stayed under the radar...

Criterion in September 2017: FESTIVAL, THE PIANO TEACHER, REBECCA and More

A varied bag of goodies await fans of the Criterion Collection in September. Digging back into the musical thrills of the mid-1960s, Murray Lerner's documentary Festival examines the Newport Folk Festival from 1963-1966, when the very idea of "folk music"...

Montage Pictures: Eureka Entertainment Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Label

  British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced the launch of Montage Pictures, a new world cinema sub-label focusing on contemporary works by new and upcoming filmmakers from around the world.    Five titles have been announced so far -...

WATCH THE SUNSET: Watch The Intense Trailer For Aussie Single Take Thriller

Not a lot of filmmakers are rushing to make contributions to the single-take film style. Apart from being very difficult to pull off without a tonne of preparation beforehand you have to have something compelling in that single shot will...