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Rotterdam 2021 June Part Review: POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN

Based on a children's book written by Japanese comedian Nishino Akihiro, Poupelle of Chimney Town is an anime film which premièred in Japan on Christmas of last year. That's a fortuitous time of the year to see it for sure,...

Oh My God! RAGING FIRE Special Screening Added to Fantasia Lineup

You just gotta hand it to the folks at Fantasia for continuosly giving us one holy shit moment after holy shit moment. Not content to add a special preview screening before the festival begins. Not sitting idle after swinging in...

Review: NINE DAYS, Intimate, Moving Exploration of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz and Benedict Wong star in a dramatic fantasy, written and directed by Edson Oda.

NEMESIS Exclusive Clip: Kingpin John Morgan Turns up The Heat

James Crow's indie crime thriller/home invasion thriller, Nemesis, comes out today. Our friends at Samuel Goldwyn Films have sent along an exclusive clip from the UK crime/home invasion thriller, which you will find below. In the clip crime boss John...

Review: THE LAST MERCENARY, Flaccid, Turgid Time-Waster

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the action picture from France, now streaming on Netflix.

GIVING BIRTH TO A BUTTERFLY Clip: Break a Leg!

Giving Birth to a Butterfly, the debut feature from Theodore Schaefer, will have its world premiere at Fantasia during its opening weekend. Earlier today an exclusive clip was shared by Variety. We can share that little nugget of surreality with...

Review: THE GREEN KNIGHT, Unsettling And Mesmerizing

There is a scene early in The Green Knight, where our 'hero', Gawain, thinks he has beaten the odds; he stepped forward when none of the knights at the Round Table dared to accept the Green Knight's odd challenge, and...

SEARCHING FOR MR. RUGOFF Trailer: For Anyone Who Loves Movie Houses

As someone who loves movies, I love watching a movie on the biggest, best screen possible, which has made the past 18 months especially daunting, and probably makes Searching for Mr. Rugoff especially appealing. We've all suffered from the worldwide...

Review: JUNGLE CRUISE, Derivative Story Elevated By Charismatic Leads

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in an action adventure, based on a Disney theme-park attraction, and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

BUCKLEY'S CHANCE Trailer: Deep in the Outback

"Isn't it dangerous?" she asks. "Very," he replies. Lately, I've grown exhausted from all the endless, unimaginative bloodshed that typically marks far too many horror films, so I've been searching out more films marked as 'family fare,' but, really, I'm...

THE GATEWAY Trailer Busts Open

Sometimes it's the actors, not the story. Shea Whigham stars in The Gateway. That statement alone intrigues and compels my attention, since Shea Whigham has affixed his signature -- a welcome sort of wary weariness -- to just about every...

SHIROBAKO THE MOVIE Sets U.S. Theatrical Release

Anime fans in the United States now have reason to anticipate August 10. That's when Shirobako The Movie will be unleashed upon discerning theaters nationwide. I freely admit that I know nothing about the manga or anime series, but the...

Review: MASQUERADE, Efficient, Economical Home-Invasion Thriller

Bella Thorne, Alyvia Alyn Lind and Mircea Monroe star in a thriller, directed by Shane Dax Taylor.

INDEMNITY Trailer: South African Action Thriller to Have World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival

Check out the action chops in this trailer for Travis Taute's action thriller Indemnity! With just over a week away from the Fantasia Film Festival we get our first taste of one of the films that will get a coveted...

Interview: Emile Hirsch on MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS, Working with Friedkin and Tarantino

“The most significant young performance in generations in American film” is how Sean Penn described Emile Hirsch's work on the epic Into the Wild. Hirsch physically transformed himself to bring to the screen the liberating and deadly adventure of Chris...

Locarno 2021: MAD GOD Teaser From Phil Tippett

Mad God is complete! Mad God is complete! Why aren't you jumping up and down with me right now? We first wrote about Mad God in 2017, but the roots of the film date back much further. Filmmaker and creature...

Review: SABAYA, Neverending Nervy Rescues

Directed by Hogir Hirori, the gripping documentary peers into the real-life rescues of young women from sexual slavery.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's WORKING GIRLS, A Day in the Sex Worker Life

Portrayals of sex workers in film tend to fall into extremes: either the high class escort/call girl who makes in the thousands (or more) a night, or the street prostitute or stripper working in a seedy club, usually surrounded by...

LIKE A DIRTY FRENCH NOVEL Trailer Premiere

If you're attending Dances With Films, the independant film festival in Los Angeles this week you've probably had your eye on Michael Cuenca's indie noir, Like a Dirty French Novel. Even the title alone wins points as an attention getter. ...

THE NIGHT HOUSE Official Trailer Gets Straight to The Scares

David Bruckner's horror flick The Night House is coming to cinemas on August 20th, from Searchlight Pictures. It is also part of the official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival which begins next week.    Reeling from the unexpected death...