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Blu-ray Review: Terry Gilliam's JABBERWOCKY on Criterion, Vital, Promising, More Quirky Than Funny

Surprise! The delightful, self-deprecating audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin is what sold me on Jabberwocky, a very British film loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem. Released in the U.K. and the U.S. in April 1977 -- two...

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN Trailer Reveals Dark Muay Thai Prison Drama

At first blush, A Prayer Before Dawn appears to be yet another tale of brutal, horrible Asia, seen through the eyes of an enlightened white man. It's based on a true story, and the official synopsis leans heavily on stereotypes,...

Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Strange, Cold and Horrifying

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

10+ Years Later: Exhumating the Genius of BBC's HUMAN REMAINS

Julia Davis and Rob Brydon's no-holds-barred comedy series Human Remains brilliantly eviscerates dysfunctional marriages to find humor in depression, death, and other dark topics.

Review: LADY MACBETH, An Exhilarating and Timely Tale of a Survivalist Woman

Exquisitely acted, framed and paced, William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth is perhaps the most accomplished debut feature I've seen in years. Based on Nicolai Lestov's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, a 19th century Russian novel which was adapted and scripted by...

Fantasia 2017: Watch the Trailer for TRANSMISSION, A 'Lynchian Brexit' Short Film

Varun Raman and Tom Hancock's short film Transmission, what they have dubbed a 'Lynchian Brexit' themed short film, will have its international premiere at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 30th in the Celluloid Experiments 2017 program. The filmmakers were...

Edinburgh 2017 Review: Love and Paganism In THE DARK MILE

Louise (Rebecca Calder), decked out in a heavy fisherman’s sweater and yellow raincoat, is ready to escape from the stress of city life and the recent sting of a failed attempt at IVF for a boating break in the Scottish...

FrightFest 2017 Announces Frightening Festival Lineup, Starting With CULT OF CHUCKY

Now in its 18th year, Horror Channel FrightFest is one of the signature genre festivals in the world, its lineup capturing the best of recent horror and fantasy titles as well as previewing the films that will cause our future...

Morrissey Is Born in ENGLAND IS MINE Trailer

Before he mesmerized people with his distinctive voice and words as lead singer of The Smiths, Morrissey was just another teenager trying to find his place in the world. The unauthorized story pitched in England Is Mine looks a wee...

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 -...

10+ Years Later: CODE 46 Showed Us That We Are All Replicants

With a new Blade Runner film on the way later this year, it seems an appropriate time to revisit a certain overlooked 2003 film that is as close to a prequel to Ridley Scott's seminal clone-noir as there ever was....

Julian Barratt's MINDHORN Squares Off Against Kenneth Branagh In New Clip

Starring Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley), and featuring a host of British comedy favourites, including the film's co-writer Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), anarchic comedy Mindhorn follows a broken down former TV detective...

Review: A DARK SONG, Digging Into the Lonely Heart of the Occult

All deaths are hard to deal with, but I would argue there is nothing worse than losing your child (after all, a parent is not supposed to outlive their children). Certainly, when we lose a loved one of any kind,...

Interview: Terence Davies on A QUIET PASSION and His Love of Poetry

"I just knew she'd be right. And when we were talking, she said she had grown up with listening to the disc of Julie Harris reading her poetry. She knew her poetry and more importantly, she could read poetry as well. I just knew she was right. It's as vague as that. And god bless her! She stayed there for four and a half years. I don't know what I would have done if she said no. I'd have no idea who to cast."

Review: WAR ON EVERYONE, A Hilarious Affront to All That Is Decent

Within its first 10 minutes, War on Everyone smashes at least two dozen stereotypes familiar to anyone who has ever watched a cop movie made by a Hollywood studio, doing so in a rollicking and hilarious fashion. It's a barrage...

Choose Life Again, it's the T2: TRAINSPOTTING Trailer

20 years on from one of the most iconic British films of all time, director Danny Boyle has reunited Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie for a long overdue comeback tour - and the first full trailer for T2: Trainspotting...

PREVENGE Clip: Alice Lowe Argues Murder With Her Unborn Child

Alice Lowe's darkly funny directorial debut, Prevenge, has been traveling the festival circuit this year to great acclaim. ScreenAnarchy's Thomas Humphrey called it "undeniably glorious" and a "fresh take on the [slasher] genre" in his review out of Venice. The...

Exclusive Poster Debut: UNDER THE SHADOW Looks Scary Just From This Image

We are very pleased to debut the official poster for Under the Shadow, which is freaking me out just looking at it. Written and directed by Babak Anvari, the movie burst out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year...

TIGER RAID: Violence Takes a Toll in First Trailer

Brian Gleeson (brother of Domhnall Glesson) and Damien Molony star as two mercenaries teetering on the edge of sanity in Simon Dixon’s gritty debut feature, Tiger Raid.  The film picks up when the two professionals take a job to kidnap the daughter...

Review: THE ONES BELOW, Beware The Kindness Of Neighbors

Properly moody, The Ones Below brews up a strong cup of neighborly paranoia. It's a familiar story. Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in a lovely flat in a lovely building in a lovely London suburb. Kate...