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Chattanooga 2020 Review: SKULL: THE MASK (SKULL: A MASCARA DE ANHANGA), Blood And Gore Brings Joy to Your Heart, Before Ripping it Out

Skull: The Mask opens in 1944, where we see an ancient artifact being used in a military experiment and religious ritual. The object is a grotesque mask in the shape of a skull called the “Mask of Anhangá” who was...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: THE WANTING MARE, A Fantastical and Haunting Fable

Some research on trauma has suggested that it can pass in DNA, from generation to generation; trauma so severe that literally gets written in our genetic coding, which we then pass on to our children. Perhaps it fades or becomes...

Frontières 2020: First Ten Titles Announced For This Year's Virtual Edition

All right, Summer is almost here! Yay? At the very least it usually meant that Frontières and Fantasia would be nearly here. Seeing as this year is exceptionably different from any other year in modern memory both the coproduction market...

Review: INHERITANCE, Nobody's Getting Anything Substantial

Lily Collins, Simon Pegg and Connie Nielsen star in Vaughn Stein's mystery-drama.

PG PSYCHO GOREMAN: RLJE Films And Shudder Acquire Steve Kostanski's SXSW Midnighter

Deadline reported earlier this afternoon that RLJE Films and Shudder, both companies under the AMC Network umbrella, have acquired at least the North American rights for Steve Kostanski's PG: Psycho Goreman. The film was set to have its world premiere...

Fantasy Meets Futurism in Trailer for THE WANTING MARE

I'm a big fan of non-traditional fantasy; what might be instead called fantastical tales, those that blend fantasy and sci fi in a weird and esoteric blend that never quite explains itself. But that's usually for the better, allowing for...

Pretty Packaging: Germany's COLOR OUT OF SPACE Release Is Out Of This World!

When the news hit us that Color out of Space was being made, I was very happy for two reasons. One: it saw the return to full-length feature cinema for director Richard Stanley. And two: we were about to see...

Hot Docs 2020 Exclusive: Premiering The Trailer For DOPE IS DEATH, Fighting Heroin Addiction and The System in 1970s New York

Hot Docs Film Festival has gone digital this Spring in wake of the pandemic shaking most of the World to its knees. Starting on May 28th films can be screened online including the Canadian premiere of Mia Donovan`s Dope is...

Frontières Platform Cannes 2020: Announces 13 Genre Projects For Industry Platform

The landscape of film festivals dramatically changed this year. You may have noticed. If we can see the light at the end of the tunnel or not everyone is still preparing to get going, making great genre cinema, once we...

Udine 2020: Far East Film Festival Moves Online for 22nd Edition

Following the lead of numerous international events around the world, the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy has formally announced that this year’s event will be a solely online affair, due to the lingering global impact of the Covid-19...

Fantaspoa 2020: Presenting The Online Quarantine Shorts Festival And Two Special Screenings With a Live Score

Our friends at Fantaspoa are doing their darndest to keep fans of genre cinema entertained during this season of pandemic. At the beginning of April they announced a short film contest and now it is time to watch the selection...

Fantasia 2020: Famed Canadian Genre Festival Opts to Go Virtual Instead of Cancelling This Year's Festival

We haven’t lost the Fantastia International Film Festival. Not completely. In these current times while many festivals are cancelling outright, rather than close the shutters on the year our friends at Fantasia have decided to hold the festival as a...

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival Brings Dystopian Fiction to Your Browser

To all you social-distancing short film lovers out there: the warm embrace of good shorts beckons. Hosted on the Talking Shorts website and curated by any number of fine programmers from all over the world, the My Darling Quarantine Short...

BLOOD QUANTUM: Shudder Surprise Drops Jeff Barnaby's Indigenous Canadian Zombie Thriller

Hey. You know what horror fans in the U.S. UK and Ireland can do right now, over on Shudder? Right now? They can go watch Jeff Barnaby's highly acclaimed Indigenous Canadian zombie thriller, Blood Quantum, on the AMC streaming service....

We Are One Film Festival: Tribeca And YouTube to Launch Free Virtual Film Festival For Charity

Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced a virtual film festival called We Are One: A Global Film Festival which will run at the end of May and into the first week of June.    Over the run of We Are...

Friday One Sheet: ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS

Sweet, sweet pink and negative space.  Two things I do have a soft spot for in poster design.   This key art for Drake Doremus's elliptical love-triangle drama, Endings, Beginnings, debuted prior to its commercial release, missing this column, last week,...

Review: A COMMON CRIME, Privilege Collides with Prejudice in Minimalist Drama

Argentinean filmmaker Francisco Márquez revealed his latest work titled A Common Crime in Berlinale´s Panorama section after his 2016 feature debut The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, which he co-directed with Andrea Testa. The debut was a politically charged drama...

Now Streaming: DAU, Controversial Project May Be a Work of Genius or Madman

Directed by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, the first parts of the gargantuan project, which began in 2006 and has amassed 700 hours of footage, are available online.

Now Streaming: A Selection of SXSW 2020 Episodic Pilots

Six pilots from this year´s SXSW Pilot Competition are available online.

Don't You Dare Mess With These Nurses, in First Trailer for 12 HOUR SHIFT

One of the many films that we're sad not to be seeing on the big screen at Tribeca film fest due to the current pandemic is the sophomore feature from director/writer Brea Grant, 12 Hour Shift. Most of us are...