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Fantasia 2016 Review: SHELLEY Marries Parenthood To Horror Without Enough Consequence

A classy, atmospheric take on the hysteria of new parenthood, Ali Abbasi's Shelley wears its influences boldly on its sleeve (and right there in the title), only the Frankenstein's monster here is a baby born by way of our modern medical...

FrightFest 2016: New Films, Events and More!

Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 is a little over a month away and excitement is rising as news of events, guests, movies and more continues to emerge. First up in the latest batch of event announcements is a fantastic lineup of...

Fantasia 2016 Review: I, OLGA HEPNAROVA, A Meticulous And Confrontational Look At A Mass Murderer

At one point over the course of this haunting and difficult film, the lead character is reading the Graham Greene novel, The Quiet American. She highlights a passage from the novel that is the lynchpin to understanding the unanswerable questions left...

Review: THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER, Making of a Monster in Brady Corbet's Accomplished Directorial Debut

An allegorical tale set in the shadow of WWI Europe, The Childhood of a Leader is a very accomplished first feature from 27 year-old American actor Brady Corbet. Considering his face has been showing up in the films of who's...

Fantasia 2016 Review: FURY OF THE DEMON Offers Film History With An Occult Twist

Suspension of disbelief is a critical element to the pure enjoyment of a movie. Whether it is the premise of the story, the matte lines (or digital uncanny valley) of the special effects, or even character motivations, a good storyteller...

THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN Delivers A 70's Style Revenge Trailer

Spanish cinema has been enjoying a wave of 70's influenced, character driven crime pictures in recent days and it would appear that Raúl Arévalo's upcoming effort The Fury Of A Patient Man falls very much into that category. And does...

KLOWN Duo Reunite For 80's Set Comedy

Having paraded all the worst male impulses across the screen over the span of Klown's six season run of hit television and pair of feature films, starring and writing duo Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen are getting back together. No,...

Karlovy Vary 2016: Central and East European Cinema in the Spotlight

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival wrapped its 51st edition and the display of new Central and East European cinema with the award-giving ceremony. Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu was picked for the Grand Prix in the main competition for his independently...

Ulrich Seidl's SAFARI Teaser Arrives

One of the greatest documentary filmmakers on the planet, Austria's Ulrich Seidl has built a loyal following around the world thanks to his ability to approach frequently difficult - and often very odd - subject matter with a curious, non-judgemental...

Faith, Sex And Death In The Trailer For Mariusz Gawryś' Polish Thriller SERVANT OF GOD

Poland has been the source of a surprising number of slickly produced, commercially minded crime thrillers in recent years and that string looks to continue with the imminent arrival of Mariusz Gawryś' Servant Of God (Sługi boże). Just the second...

Criterion in October 2016: A Feast of Guillermo del Toro, Euro Classics, BOYHOOD and SHORT CUTS

Debuting ten years ago, Pan's Labyrinth remains a gorgeous, haunting masterpiece, the best film Guillermo del Toro has directed so far. In October, it will be added to the Criterion Collection with a newly graded 2K digital master and new...

Now On Blu-ray: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, JUST DESSERTS, GREEN ROOM, And THE WAVE

Time to catch up on a diverse quartet of recent Blu-ray releases that are definitely worth your time. This time around we take a look at Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in a deluxe Blu-ray edition from...

First RAW Clips Give Us Something to Chew On

One of the standout films at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was Julia Ducaurnau's French campus, coming of age cannibal flick, Raw.  The assured and unflinching debut had viewers scrambling for the exits  to go off and write good things about...

Crowdfund This: Help ATOMIC ED Defeat Evil!

From what little I can glean from the announcement video on the Atomic Ed crowdfunding page, director Nicolas Hugon sees his main character as a modern MacGyver, and an outsider who is forced to step up when his small town is ravaged...

Third Trailer For Russia's DUELIST Delivers Slick, High Octane Action

Russian director Alex Mizgiryov first caught our attention back in December of last year with the first teaser for his gorgeous, period set action film Duelist (Дуэлянт) and anticipation has done nothing but grow since. A second teaser provided a...

PROJECT LAZARUS, THE WAILING, THE NEON DEMON Among First Wave of Sitges 2016

For several years now, I've been planning my autumn around Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, my favourite genre fest in one of my favourite places. And as the first wave of film and awards is announced, we can...

Edinburgh 2016: Eddie Izzard and Gregor Fisher Talk WHISKY GALORE

Edinburgh International Film Festival saw out its historic 70th edition last week with a Closing Screening of homegrown comedy, Whisky Galore. Directed by Gillies MacKinnon, the film is a remake of the Alexander Mackendrick Ealing comedy classic of the same...

Review: OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, Slick Yet Simple Spycraft

Veteran screen adapter Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Drive) teams up with famed author John le Carré for yet another big screen espionage thriller joint with Our Kind of Traitor. Le Carré, who serves as executive producer, brings...

Get Behind The Scenes Of Carpenter Brut's Amazing TURBO KILLER Music Video

It was back at the end of February that we posted the amazing trailer for French electronic act Carpenter Brut's latest single Turbo Killer from the super talented directorial duo Seth Ickerman. If you've not seen that video yet you...

Edinburgh 2016: Taika Waititi's HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Wins On Final Day Of Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 wrapped up over the weekend with a screening of its Closing Film and the announcement of the event’s final prize: the Audience Award. Fittingly Gillies MacKinnon’s warm-hearted and whiskey-soaked remake of Alexander Mackendrick’s Ealing Comedy...