From The Editors

Review: ATTACK OF THE MURDER HORNETS, Deadly Killers Take Flight

Michael Paul Stephenson ('Best Worst Movie,' 'The American Scream') directs a documentary about an unfolding, real-life horror movie.

Simon Barrett's SEANCE Heading to Shudder And RLJE Films

Well. That was fast. It was only the other week that scribe Simon Barrett had informally announced on his socials that production had wrapped one what we assume was his first shot at directing a feature film, Seance. He's been up in...

Simon Boswell Speaks. His New SANTA SANGRE Special Edition Vinyl Release, Working With Masters, Friends And Family

Over the years I have had the privilege to be in the same space as composer extraordinare Simon Boswell a few times. Near as I recall the first time I saw Boswell perform live was when he was in Montreal...

Cult Classics GIANTS & TOYS, OVER THE EDGE, and More Make Blu-ray Debut From Arrow Video This May

May 2021 is another great looking month for Arrow Video and cult movie fans with the company reissuing some classics in brand new editions, upgrading Blu-rays to 4K, and bringing a contemporary indie darling to home video. The release I'm...

Friday One Sheet: THE AMUSEMENT PARK

This surreal poster from designer Aleksander Walijewski echoes the strange feeling of getting a 'new' George A. Romero film nearly four years after the maestro's passing. The film is, of course, not 'new' in the sense that it was made...

Slamdance 2021 Review: A BLACK RIFT BEGINS TO YAWN, Pensive Cosmic Horror

Laura and Lara are investigating a set of cassette tapes left behind by a former now deceased professor. The tapes are said to contain recordings of strange signals from the cosmos. As they listen to the recordings they begin to...

Review: BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD'S A LITTLE BLURRY, How to Remain Independent

Together with Samantha Stark's 'Framing Britney Spears,' R.J. Cutler's doc spells out the perils and pleasures of maintaining independence as a creative artist.

Now Streaming: AUDIO GUIDE, Free To Watch Until March 10th

Australian director Chris Elena's short Audio Guide may only be 14 minutes long, but rest assured it will stick with you for a lot longer than that. Its premise, as with many good things, is a simple one: a young...

WEREWOLVES WITHIN: IFC Films Acquires New Film From SCARE ME's Josh Ruben

IFC Films have announced that they have picked up the North American rights for Werewolves Within the new film from Scare Me's Josh Ruben. Based off of the virtual reality game by Ubisoft IFC films plans to release Werewolves Within theatrically...

Review: CHERRY, A Boy and His Drugs

Tom Holland stars in an uber-dramatic love story, brashly directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

ARMY OF THE DEAD Trailer: Zack Snyder's Heist Flick in a Zombified Las Vegas, on Netflix This May

As the world prepares to fall in love with Zack Snyder all over again on March 18th Netflix is hoping the furvor will carry over into May when they dropped Snyder's Army of the Dead on May 21st. The trailer...

THE WATER MAN: David Oyelwo's Directorial Debut Picked up by RLJE Films And Netflix

David Oyelwo’s family adventure film, The Water Man, has been acquired by RLJE Films, part of AMC Networks, for North America, and by Netflix for the rest of the world. RLJE Films is planning a day-and-date release in cinemas and...

70s Rewind: LEADBELLY, Singing His Own Damn Songs

Roger E. Mosley stars in Gordon Parks' rousing film about a musical legend's early life, now streaming on The Criterion Channel though February 28.

Review: UN FILM DRAMATIQUE, A Beautiful Experiment in Film Subjects as Filmmakers

The film is refreshing documentation of the lives of middle school students, reflecting on changing French society, as well as a boundary breaking, playful cinematic experiment.

Deaf Crocodile and Gratitude Films To Debut With Contemporary Indian Indies & ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 This Spring

A pair of new distributors have announced their arrival on the theatrical scene this morning with the bold acquisition of two contemporary Indian independent films fresh off successful festival runs. Deaf Crocodile, a partnership of former Cinelicious Pics/Arbelos execs Dennis...

Review: THE VIGIL, The Longest, Darkest Night of the Traumatized Soul

I doubt there is any religious belief system on the planet that doesn't have some kind of, if not exactly evil, menacing force as part of its folklore. And it always irked me that Christianity had such a monopoly on...

Blu-ray Review: SMOOTH TALK, Adulthood Can Come Too Fast

Joyce Chopra's Smooth Talk has always stood out among teenage-girl-coming-of-age films for several reasons. It was the filmmaker's fiction narrative debut after a successful career in documentary film; it was Laura Dern's first major leading role; and - though perhaps...

Blu-ray Review: Ramin Bahrani's CHOP SHOP Remains Revelatory, Fifteen Years Later

The visual technique alone is worth the price of this Criterion Blu-ray, and should be studied by filmmakers and cinephiles. 

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE Interview: Jay Baruchel On His Potent Horror Debut

Canada’s Jay Baruchel became known as part of the group of young comedians linked to Judd Apatow. In the romantic comedy Knocked Up, for example, he portrayed one of the friends of the protagonist played by Seth Rogen. He later...

CENSOR: Magnolia Picks up North American Rights For Buzz Title From Sundance's Midnighter Section

Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights for Prano Bailey-Bond's video nasty horror flick Censor yesterday. Baily-Bond's debut film had its world premiere in the Midnight Section of the Sundance Film Festival and generated immediate buzz afterwards.    When film...