From The Editors

BEFORE THE FIRE Trailer: More Dangerous Than a Virus

What could be more frightening than the possibility of sheltering in a place that isn't as safe as it looks? In the upcoming thriller Before the Fire, an actress must come to grips with the realization that her rising career...

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Projects For NAFF Project Market

I do love me a good co-production market. Not being able to attend one in the last year and a half, and seeing the challenges facing the global filmmaking community these first few months of the longest January on record,...

Drive-Ins 2020: Popcorn Frights, Dallas Fest Both Go Mobile

Here in the U.S., we are all eager to get outside so we can watch movies in the dark. Yes, I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but as a movie-lover, you get the point. As one means of dealing with current...

70s Rewind: Michael Crichton's COMA, What Makes Us Human

Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas and Richard Widmark star in a medical suspense mystery, based on Robin Cook's best-selling novel.

Japan Cuts 2020: Festival Going Virtual, SPECIAL ACTORS Opening

Film festivals large and small have been faced with the same challenge in this, the year of the pandemic: delay, cancel, or go virtual? Based in New York City, and beloved home to North America's largest annual program of contemporary...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: SKULL: THE MASK (SKULL: A MASCARA DE ANHANGA), Blood And Gore Brings Joy to Your Heart, Before Ripping it Out

Skull: The Mask opens in 1944, where we see an ancient artifact being used in a military experiment and religious ritual. The object is a grotesque mask in the shape of a skull called the “Mask of Anhangá” who was...

Streaming Service DEKKOO Announces The Winners Of Its Quarantine Short Film Contest

Queer streaming service, Dekkoo, recently held a contest for short films created in and inspired by the current pandemic quarantine in which millions of people find themselves around the world. A streaming servicecatering primarily to the gay male audience, Dekkoo...

Now Streaming: EMERGENCE, Elegy for a Lost Time

Allison Tolman and Clancy Brown star in the sci-fi series, now streaming on Hulu, though just cancelled on ABC.

Review: THE LOVEBIRDS, Light, Entertaining Fare as a Respite

Formulaic films exist for a reason: people like to know what they're going to be watching. Now, formulas can be tweaked over a long period so changes are slowly introduced that are more palatable to new generations, but still, people...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: THE WANTING MARE, A Fantastical and Haunting Fable

Some research on trauma has suggested that it can pass in DNA, from generation to generation; trauma so severe that literally gets written in our genetic coding, which we then pass on to our children. Perhaps it fades or becomes...

Now on VOD: LUCKY GRANDMA, THE HAUNTED, VILLAIN

Ornery woman, caring woman alone in a spooky house, and British gangsters all collide. Watch the trailers and decide what to watch this weekend.

Frontières 2020: First Ten Titles Announced For This Year's Virtual Edition

All right, Summer is almost here! Yay? At the very least it usually meant that Frontières and Fantasia would be nearly here. Seeing as this year is exceptionably different from any other year in modern memory both the coproduction market...

And Now it Really *IS* Alive: QUARANSTEIN!

A few weeks ago, we posted a sneak preview of a quarantine-themes collective short spearheaded by Brian Lonano (Gwilliam). Well now, the monster is unleashed and available for public viewing! Using the 'exquisite corpse' artistic method, 21 filmmakers ffrom around...

Review: Bruno Dumont's JOAN OF ARC, An Experiment in Austerity

On an intellectual level, I understand what Dumont, the famed contemporary auteur of French cinema, is doing with 'Joan of Arc.'

Now Streaming: BLOOD MACHINES, Bold, Naked Ambition

Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen, and Christian Erickson star in Seth Ickerman's strange sci-fi odyssey, now streaming on Shudder and filled with arresting images.

RELIC Teaser: True Horror Awaits Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote

Just a few words from the official description of upcoming Australian dramatic thriller Relic were enough to fill me with dread at what I might be seeing. Now that a teaser has been released, I'm more convinced than ever that...

Review: INHERITANCE, Nobody's Getting Anything Substantial

Lily Collins, Simon Pegg and Connie Nielsen star in Vaughn Stein's mystery-drama.

Exclusive Clip: DEBT COLLECTORS Scott Adkins and Louis Mandylor Meet AK47

From the title alone, you might imagine Debt Collectors to be a nightmare come true, following polite people who daily use the telephone to exact vengeance upon those poor souls among us who have fallen behind on their debt payments....

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN MAKE FILM: A CINEMATIC ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA

When a publicist contacted us about reviewing writer-director Mark Cousins' latest series, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, I was ecstactic. As a filmmaker, I've been devouring his excellent The Story of Film at home on DVD ---...

Crowdfund This: WORST CASE SCENARIO Gets Made - As A Graphic Novel

All the way back in 2002, a clip appeared on the Internet which showed a trailer for what appeared to be an outrageous zombie spectacle. In it, you saw a beach being stormed by an army of fearsome creatures, parts...