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Have Your Say: How Corrupt Do You Think We Are?

Another week, another troll on the Internet who claims I've been bought. Ugh... I wish things were that simple. It's fun to be able to claim you're untouchable, and of such strong moral fiber that you're incorruptible. But let's be...

Friday One Sheet: THE FOG

It's Halloween season, and while the masses are all set to flock to David Gordon Green's 're-write the canon' sequel/remake/whatever in their local multiplexes, Rialto Pictures is quietly re-releasing a 4K remaster of the feature film John Carpenter made right...

Have Your Say: High Enjoyment With A Low Budget

This month, the Dutch post-apocalyptic science fiction film Molly (seen above) got its home-release in the United States, courtesy of distributor Artsploitation. I had seen that film at its world premiere, as part of 2017's Imagine festival Amsterdam, and I...

Friday One Sheet: SUSPIRIA In Design

Back to the exceptional key art campaign for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake. For me, this 3 colour 'design 101' minimal poster, and its colour shuffled variant, evoke the iconic poster for Andrej Zulawski's Possession. I mean, not obviously, of course,...

Have Your Say: Depictions Of The Afterlife

Last week I reviewed Yamazaki Takashi's new fantasy Destiny, The Tale of Kamakura, a film virtually crammed with ghosts, yokai, and Gods. I liked it a lot, stating in my review that the film "borders on being dangerously sentimental and...

Friday One Sheet: SPOOR

Today we have a stark, and 'uncanny valley' type of key art out of Turkey. Agnieszka Holland's much lauded Polish crime film, Pokot (Trophy), took a fair number of awards and plaudits on the festival circuit including Berlin's Silver Bear,...

Have Your Say: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Versus GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Thirty years ago, then-fledgling animation factory Studio Ghibli released two new feature films, each starring two children: the gentle fantasy tale My Neighbor Totoro and the harsh war drama Grave of the Fireflies. Both films initially opened to great critical...

Friday One Sheet: Tied Up For THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier's serial killer miniseries, The House That Jack Built, that got condensed into a feature has a monochrome-palette set of character posters that recall the advertising campaign for Von Trier's last large opus, Nymphomaniac. Indeed, design studio The...

Toronto 2018 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Coverage

Don't touch the cube! Things are long done at TIFF but we wanted to round up all our reviews and coverage in one place for easy access. We hope you enjoyed the fest, whether on the streets of Toronto, or...

Have Your Say: What's The Bloodiest Non-Horror Film Ever?

Yesterday, Peter Martin reviewed The Night Comes For Us, Timo Tjahjanto's ultra-violent gang thriller which played at Fantastic Fest. In fact, it is SO ultra-violent, Peter jokingly states that to make its equal "All you need is a girl, a...

Friday One Sheet: A SIMPLE (Thai) FAVOR (Again)

A number of weeks ago, we slathered on the love for the pastel geometric key art designs for Paul Feig's mystery thriller, A Simple Favour. As the film gets an international push, there has been consistency in the marketing campaign,...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Preview: Many Strange and Possibly Glorious Films

This year's edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, kicks off tomorrow, September 20 and runs through Thursday, September 27. As always, it's filled with glorious genre goodness. The fest opens with the new Halloween and closes with Bad Times...

Have Your Say: A Missing Bit Which Warrants Its Own Film...

Remember that scene in the 1933 King Kong, when the film crew has stunned Kong with gas grenades, and as he lies on the beach, unconscious, they plan to ship him to New York? A few days ago, friend and...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Burt Reynolds Film?

Last week saw the sad news of Burt Reynolds having died from a heart attack. The 82-years-old actor was known to have some health-related problems, but his death came as a shock, especially as it just had become known that...

Friday One Sheet: SUSPIRIA And Watercolour Nightmares

Our poster column is more or less on hold while the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city for the next ten days, but I wanted to quickly highlight Tony Stella's watercolour terror of a poster for the remake...

70s Rewind: THE HOT ROCK, Robert Redford, When He Was Still an Actor

Robert Redford and George Segal star in Peter Yates' adaptation of Donald E. Westlake's lightly comic crime craper, scripted by William Goldman.

Toronto 2018 Preview: 10 Hot Titles to Watch from TIFF18

The Toronto Int'l Film Fest gets rolling on Thursday. With over 250 feature films, it's going to be another gigantic orgy of cinema. We've done our best to cull the massive listings and pick out just 10 films to draw...

Have Your Say: When Does "Bending The Truth" Go Too Far?

Later this week will see the release of Corin Hardy's The Nun, a spin-off in the franchise of the The Conjuring films. It looks to be creepy fun with jumpscares, same as the previous films. What's interesting though is that...

Venice 2018 VR Dispatch: Infectiously Good Stuff From The Island of VR

For the last few years, the Venice Biennale has dramatically stepped up its support for virtual and augmented reality content. Now, we find ourselves at point where the festival is dedicating a whole custom space on Lazaretto Vecchio to championing...

Notes on Streaming: THE INNOCENTS, DEADWIND, ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE

Three new series, all of European origin, take place in very different environments, from young adult romance to harsh adult reality to brutal family dysfunction, and play out in varying lengths. All have something to recommend them.