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Sundance 2020 Preview: Documentaries

The Sundance Film Festival gets going on Thursday. Yesterday we took a look at the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions. Today we take a quick tour of the documentaries at this year's fest....

Poster Debut: Meet Luana Muniz, the QUEEN OF LAPA

You may not have heard the name Luana Muniz before today, but rest assured the transgender sex worker and activist was deemed a powerhosue for transgender communities across her native Brazil, and most noteably, as filmmakers Carolina Monnerat and Theodore...

Sundance 2020 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

As the new year kicks off, so does the festival season. As always, the first major festival of the year is Sundance. The festival begins on Thursday and we've got a few previews to get you ready. Up first are...

Fantaspoa 2020: Deadline For Submissions to Brazil Genre Fest is January 31st

A reminder that our friends at Fantaspoa are accepting submissions for their 16th annual event until the end of the month, January 31st. That's only eleven days left. The sixteenth edition (last year's poster used left) of Fantaspoa will take...

Friday One Sheet: DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL

Like many things when capturing attention, it is all about the eyes. The key art for this Canadian neo-noir re-imagines the tacky urban theme park slash tourist trap, the eponymous Clifton Hill, that is barnacled to Niagara Falls, as a...

SXSW 2020 Will Open With Judd Apatow's THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

SXSW Film Festival (March 13–21, 2020) has announced it’s initial lineup of feature films, documentaries, episodic television premieres, and special events. This year’s opening film is Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island. Although there are many outstanding films in this massive ...

Friday One Sheet: A PATIENT MAN

Kevin Ward's dramatic indie thriller, A Patient Man, is getting a direct download release next week, and a VOD bow in February, after a short stint on the festival circuit in 2019. By way of a press release, this lovely...

Shivers 2019 Review: FEHÉRLÓFIA Provides Mythical Psychedelic Visions

The Shivers Film Festival in the German city of Konstanz can pride itself with a killer line-up of new films each year, but the roster always also contains the odd classic or two. This year, Ridley Scott's seminal Alien got...

Shivers 2019: An Aftermath Of Shorts This Friday

The Konstanz-based genre film festival called Shivers has come and gone in November, and to my shame I still have to finish some articles about it. For fans of the festival (or just fans of great cinema) who live a...

Blood Window 2019: MONOS Wins Best Latin Film, More Awards For Blood Window LAB And Blood Window Screenings

Blood Window at Ventana Sur wrapped up yesterday with the announcement of the award winners from the LAB and the market screenings.    From the LAB three projects were chosen to participate in a future market at Sitges in Spain,...

Blood Window 2019: The Blood Window LAB And Spotlight on International Projects

Today the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While we wish we could have been there again this year to support this burgeoning genre market program and support our friends presenting projects or screening...

CONTRACTS: Indiecan And APL Film Pick up Sales For Canadian Indie Action Flick

Our apologies to our friends at Indiecan Entertainment for falling asleep on this announcement. At the beginning of the month, not too long after its World Premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Alex Chung's Canadian action indie flick...

Shivers 2019 Review: WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, A Wild, Violent Russian Roller Coaster Ride

Evil cannot touch me... This is the mantra of our poor, clueless hero, Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) as he prepares to enter the home of his girlfriend's family in director Kirill Sokolov's violent, kinetic action explosion, Why Don't You Just Die!...

Los Cabos 2019 Dispatch: Festival Galas THE IRISHMAN and JOJO RABBIT

The eighth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off with the Latin American premiere of Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster masterpiece The Irishman. At the opening gala, the legendary Robert De Niro himself presented the film, though his...

Los Cabos 2019 Interview: THE IRISHMAN Producer Gastón Pavlovich On Martin Scorsese's Great Goodbye To Mobster Cinema

In 2016, the legendary Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese managed to release Silence, a highly personal project that took him more than 25 years to complete. It's no secret that the key producer in the culmination of this effort was Gastón...

Shivers 2019 Review: THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

Ryan Spindell's horror anthology is a visual feast, and Clancy Brown is fantastic in it.

AFI Fest 2019 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Hollywood's Biggest Fest

With the demise of LA Film Fest (R.I.P.), AFI Fest now holds the title of solo champion for high profile Los Angeles film festivals. A few things have changed this year -- most notably it's free ticket model -- but...

Blood Window 2019: Ten Contenders For Best Latin American Feature Film Announced

Screen Daily announced the other day the contenders for best Latin American feature film of the year through the Méliès International Festivals Federation (formerly known as European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation) and Blood Window. The winner will be announced at...

Morbido 2019: Award Winners, Morbido Continues to Return to Form

Another year, another amazing Morbido film festival has come and gone. And because Canada and Winter are kind of being bastards at the moment, things like earning a living and keeping a roof over our heads took precedence right after...

Morbido 2019 Review: RENDEZ-VOUS, A Strong Single-Take Thriller From Mexico

Lili is excited and nervous about her date with Eduardo. She me him on an online dating service app. The night starts a little rocky at first, Eduardo is half an hour late and not answering his phone. He finally...