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Have Your Say: In Spaaaaaaaaaace...

This weekend I went to visit the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, an absolutely fantastic genre movie event as always. One of the films I saw there was Klim Shipenko's Salyut-7, a riveting space thriller, based on the 1985 attempt...

Pretty Packaging: The FOOD WARS SECOND PLATE Premium Boxset Looks Yummie Too!

Fellow collectors alerted me last month about the second boxset of Yonetani Yoshitomo's anime Food Wars!, saying it looked outrageous. It did, so I started collecting the series. So far, it's been very amusing. I could have done without all...

Have Your Say: Will We See EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 This Decade?

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the fou... Wait. That's what I wrote over two years ago already....

Have Your Say: What About Easter?

Ah... Easter. Depending on where you are in the world, it can mean so many different things. Some weird feast with bunnies and eggs, watching the pope on television, one-or-two extra days of leave, one of the few times the...

Pretty Packaging: The FOOD WARS Premium Boxset Looks Scrumptious!

(Bring out your apron for this one... oh wait, it has that covered already!) Recently some fellow collectors alerted me about the second boxset of Yonetani Yoshitomo's anime Food Wars!, saying it looked outrageous. And indeed it does, but so...

Have Your Say: The New York Background

Last weekend I checked out Vinegar Syndrome's Blu-ray release of Slava Tsukerman's 1982 film Liquid Sky, and was very much impressed by what I saw. Liquid Sky is an obscure cult-film that's often been described as "trippy low-budget science fiction",...

Cinedelphia 2018 Line-Up Unveiled: Jessica Harper, Frank Henenlotter to Attend

Whoa, PhilaMOCA is going to experience some crazy things next month! And if you've never heard of them, they're an art space in Philedelphia housed in a former mausoleum! Anyway, the Cinedelphia Film Festival (which runs April 12-30) has released...

Have Your Say: What Should Alex Garland Adapt Next?

Yesterday I saw Alex Garland's new film Annihilation, and loved it. I wasn't the only one either, judging from Kurt Halfyard's review. Frankly, I would have dearly liked to have seen it in a cinema, but alas: Paramount and Netflix...

Have Your Say: What's the Funniest Thing That Happened at a Q&A?

One of the things I love about film festivals is the chance to speak with filmmakers. The international Film Festival Rotterdam, for example, is famous for its low threshold between audience and guests. Most of the time there are no...

Natasha Kermani on Crafting IMITATION GIRL

One of the more unique films I've seen lately is Natasha Kermani's Imitation Girl, a sci-fi indie drama that's made a splash on the festival circuit. The film stars Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, Darling, Jug Face) in dual roles --- one as...

Oxford Film Festival 2018 Dispatch: A Weekend of Cinema and Community in The Little Easy

What is a film festival? In my ten years attending such events -- sometimes as a critic, other times as a filmmaker and then a programmer -- this is a question I continue to ask every time I step into...

Have Your Say: The Next Stage Of Watching Films

So last week, I succumbed to wanting to see the new Cloverfield Paradox film, and took a subscription for Netflix. It kinda felt like I was the last person in the world doing so, but that's true to my technological...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Non-US, Non-Japanese Animation?

Courtesy of the (pimped-to-the-gills!) Blu-ray release of French distributor Wild Side Video, I'm currently enjoying Lastman, a French animation series. I'm not the only one who likes it: the series currently sports an IMDb rating of 9.0. It's a nice...

Slamdance 2018 Preview: 15 Must-See Films

A slew of fresh and dynamic filmmaking voices await you at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 19 - 25. Once the upstart step-sibling of the once Indie minded Sundance, Slamdance (entering its 24th year) is...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite John Carpenter Film?

Many salutations and congratulations to director and composer John Carpenter, who turns seventy years old this very day! While it's been a while since one of his films has turned into a classic, his resumee boasts a fair few already,...

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2017

This is the fourth time I'm doing a "musings" article (after 2014, 2015 and 2016) and... well, I really like this format. rather than doing a strict top-10, this allows me to speak about anything, really... as long as it's...

Have Your Say: What Are You Looking Forward To Most In 2018?

And thus, faster than a year passed ever before (or so it feels), 2017 is gone. A Happy New Year, everyone! The previous twelve months were nothing if not tempestuous. World politics brought horrors and amazing short-sightedness to a whole...

Pretty Packaging: The EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MONSTER GIRLS Boxset Comes Stacked

(Stacked... get it? Hurhur...) Hanging somewhere between mainstream anime and hardcore pornography "hentai" is the large grey area called "ecchi", which has timid fan-service on one side and full-out softcore sex on the other side. And like with their live-action...

Have Your Say: Which Film Gives You That Christmas Feeling?

It's Christmas, or at least it still is in those countries where the festivities last two days. Food is eaten, presents are given, movies get seen and old memes re-shared. One of those old memes is the infamous "It ain't...

Our Favorite Faces Of Santa

Hi All, and Happy Holidays! It's Christmas Day and therefore I'd like to keep it short and simple this week: who or what is your favorite cinematic interpretation of Santa? There is plenty of choice, as there have been many....