From The Editors

Imagine 2021 Winners Awarded!

Of the film festivals in the Netherlands, there are four which I will regularly attend. Rotterdam has the International Film Festival, which is by far the largest. Camera Japan and BUTFF Breda are wonderful small fests, each with its own...

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Trailer: A Fantastical Tale of a Harrowing Journey

When I was a kid, growing up in Toronto, my family would often go to the Underground Railroad restaurant, named because it served soul food, of course, and it was there that I first learned about  that fateful, harrowing journey...

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Surf Docs, BANGLA SURF GIRLS and NO SURF ON MARS

Today is a study of contrast in posters for surfing documentaries. The first, Bangla Surf Girls, is a study in blue and pink and pastel for a crowd pleasing story of three female teenagers from Bangladesh who trade domestic drudgery...

Review: THE ROOKIES, Absurdist Action-Comedy Confounds, Disappoints, Underuses Star

“Truth in advertising” awards are few and far between. Assuming someone somewhere is still giving out “truth in advertising” awards, The Rookies (Su ren te gong), an international co-production co-written and directed by Alan Yuen (Monster Hunt, Firestorm, New Police...

GREAT WHITE: RLJE Films and Shudder Catch Australian Horror Action For North America

Everything in Australia is trying to kill you. You might as well immortalize it with film. RLJE Films and Shudder have picked up the Australian horror/action flick Great White, directed by Martin Wilson.    In GREAT WHITE, a blissful tourist...

THE LAST MATINEE: Rights For Horror in a Cinema go to Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting

The partnership between Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting keeps rolling along. They have announced their latest acquisition today, the Uruguayan horror The Last Matinee from director Maxi Contenti.    In THE LAST MATINEE, the audience attending the last showing...

Criterion in July 2021: DEEP COVER, WORKING GIRLS, MIRROR and More

Bill Duke's Deep Cover, Lizzie Borden's Working Girls, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror lead the class of July 2010 from the Criterion Collection. In keeping with the season, Jacques Deray's La piscine is also on the release slate, along with Howard...

Reminder: JAKOB'S WIFE Opening in Theaters, On Demand and Digital

You ever get that shrinking feeling? That's what Jakob's Wife, as embodied by the great Barbara Crampton in the titular role, experiences after many years of marriage to a small-town minister (Larry Fessenden). What she does in response to that...

Unsettling GOODBYE HONEY Trailer: A Night of Terror Awaits

Or, things that go bump in the truck. Goodbye Honey quickly becomes unsettling, according the trailer. The official synopsis describes the plot thusly: "Dawn, a truck driver, pulls into a state park to get some sleep when she is ambushed...

Review: FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS, Action Horror, With Clear Goals in Mind

Lora Burke, Nick Smyth and Colin Paradine star in an action-horror picture from Canada, directed by Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen, heading to theaters and homes everywhere.

Review: IN THE EARTH, Provocative, Disturbing Horror

Ben Wheatley wrote and directed; Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith and Hayley Squires star in a horror-thriller that opens in theaters on April 16.

KILLER AMONG US Exclusive Clip: Don't Scream

Charles Scharfman's feature film debut, the crime thriller Killer Among Us, will be in open cinemas and on demand this Friday.    On the 4th of July, a rookie female cop partners with a veteran detective to save the life...

Shudder in May: Gory Heavyweights PSYCHO GOREMAN And SKULL THE MASK Bring May Flowers

We are halfway through April, enjoying everything that our friends at Shudder have brought to us so far in the halfway to Halloween month. With our daytimers already marked for the remaining releases this month it's time to skip ahead...

VIRTUAL REALITY (REALIDAD VIRTUAL) Trailer: FilmSharks Picks up Worldwide Rights For Argentine Sci-fi Horror

Variety shared the other day that our friends at FilmSharks in Argentina have picked up the worldwide rights for the sci-fi horror flick Realidad Virtual/Virtual Reality from director Hernan Filndling and his co-writer Laura Prado Mendez.    A film director...

THE OAK ROOM: Black Fawn Distribution Brings Northern Gothic Thriller Home

We got word today that our friends at Black Fawn Distribution have picked up the Canadian home video rights for The Oak Room, Cody Calahan's northern gothic thriller. They will put The Oak Room out on all major Canadian VOD...

SEANCE Trailer: RLJE Films Summons Simon Barrett's Directorial Debut This May

At the end of February RLJE Films and Shudder announced that they had picked select theatrical and streaming rights for Simon Barrett's directorial debut horror film Seance. The writer of some of our favorite films like You're Next and The...

THE WATER MAN: Adventure And Hope Lie in Official Trailer For David Oyelowo's Debut Family Film

The official trailer for David Oyelowo's family adventure film The Water Man is here. Have a look for yourself because Oyelowo really seems to have tapped into something good, something that your whole family can enjoy together.    For one...

CLIFF WALKERS Trailer: Spy Versus Spy

Circle April 30 on your print calendar. (Or mark it on your on-line calendar.) Go ahead, I'll wait. Zhang Yimou's Cliff Walkers arrives in theaters worldwide on April 30, 2021. I hope that you are in a position (and feel...

Now Streaming: QUO VADIS, AIDA? Moves Breathlessly Toward Tragedy

Nominated for an Academy Award as Best International Feature Film, Jasmila Zbanica wrote and directed; now streaming on Hulu.

CEREBRUM Trailer: Back Up Your Brain

Any movie that signals its ambitions in an intriguing, oblique manner catches my interest, and that's certainly the case with a new trailer for Cerebrum. Heading for a screening at the 54th annual WorldFest in Houston towards the end of...