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Behold The Wonders Of BLACK HOLES And Give Them Your Money To Make More Wonders!

We have been raving about David and Laurent Nicolas' animated short film Black Holes since before its world premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival and now is the time to stop reading what we think about it and...

WITHOUT NAME: Watch The Full Trailer For Lorcan Finnegan's Hypnotic Debut

We're big fans of Irish director Lorcan Finnegan in these parts and with his debut feature Without Name - an exercise in hypnotic, atmospheric dread - coming up on theatrical release in its native land the full trailer has arrived...

TRAPPED: Watch the Trailer for Vikramaditya Motwane's Urban Isolation Thriller

Mumbai is a city of around 25 million people, so it's hard to imagine a person ever being truly alone. However, in director Vikramaditya Motwane's (Lootera) new film Trapped, that's exactly the situation that Rajkummar Rao (Shahid, Aligarh, Kai Po...

Rest In Peace, Suzuki Seijun

Cult Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun has died at the age of 93. Best known for avant-garde yakuza masterpiece Branded to Kill, the director made his name turning out features for Nikkatsu studio throughout the 1960's. Starting his career at Shochiku,...

Forzani And Cattet Offer A Fistful Of Bullets In New LAISSEZ BRONZER LE CADAVRES Image

Fans of Amer and The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet's third feature - the fabulously titled western Laissez Bronzer Les Cadavres (Let The Corpses Tan) - and...

Shimizu Takashi Unleashes His LITTLE NIGHTMARES

It has been a while since Ju-On, Marebito and The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi has managed to make much of an impact with international audiences but for those of us who remember the raw power and impact of his early...

Monsterfest 2017: Seventh Edition Now Open For Submissions And The Travelling Road Show

Monsterfest 2017 is around the corner and we are pleased to announce that the festival Down Under is now accepting submissions for the seventh edition next Australian Spring, November 22nd through 26th.  Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival celebrating...

Raven Banner Releases DON'T KNOCK TWICE And STAKE LAND II in Canada Today

While we await word on what those plucky lads from Raven Banner picked up while over in Berlin at EFM two recent acquisitions are available to Canadians starting today.    We will start with Caradog James' horror flick Don't Knock...

HANDSOME DEVIL: Watch The Trailer For John Butler's Coming Of Age Drama

Irish writer-director John Butler won a lot of love in these pages with his debut feature The Stag - later released on these shores as The Bachelor Weekend - and he has followed that crowd pleasing comedy with an equally...

Melbourne Queer 2017: Full Program and Guests Announced

The sexually charged, dynamic and fun full program for the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival has recently been announced. This diverse cocktail of loud and proud cinema guarantees to be eye-opening and represents the pinnacle of queer...

Ramin Sohrab's VIULU Video: Remember, Kids, Violins Can Be Dangerous

The latest video from Iranian/Finnish martial artist and filmmaker Ramin Sohrab has debuted and it's smoking. Our friends at Film Combat Syndicate debuted the video, along with this description: "Sohrab plays a man on his way to play his violin...

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and My Life with Pedro Almodóvar

I was introduced to the films of Pedro Almodóvar when I was about twelve years old almost entirely by accident. I don't remember the year exactly, though 1992 seems like a good guess based on the other memories that...

Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

LOVE & OTHER CULTS: Beat-downs and Belly Laughs Rule the Trailer for Uchida Eiji's Latest

Japanese director Uchida Eiji is on a hot streak as of late. Two of his latest features, the Amelie-meets-revenge thriller Greatful Dead, and the self-reflexive look at the indie film scene in Japan Lowlife Love have brought the relatively unknown...

THE RAID Re-imagining Moves Ahead With THE GREY's Joe Carnahan And WINTER SOLDIER's Frank Grillo

Big news for all you Raid fans out there. It looks like the remake - scratch that - re-imagining of The Raid is actually moving ahead now. At the held will be The Grey's Joe Carnahan and taking the lead...

XX: Watch Two Clips From The Female Driven Horror Anthology

XX, the all-female helmed horror anthology opens in cinemas across the U.S. and up here in Toronto this Friday (got my ticket for opening night)! Two clips were released today and they are below for your viewing pleasure.  The first...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

TWIN PEAKS Gets Twin Releases From Mondo and Death Waltz

Twin Peaks came along at a time in my life when I was ripe to appreciate its endless mirroring of images, emotions and ideas. Good and evil, light and dark, comedy and tragedy all on display, sometimes simultaneously, challenging reductive...

Free Screenings of Rob Stewart's SHARKWATER Across Canada on February 25th

Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, director of the documentary Sharkwater, left us earlier this month in a tragic diving accident while he was filming the follow up to his hit film. To honor his legacy and to help continue the work...