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Sitges 2020: NO MATARÁS Trailer, Mario Casas in a Frantic Spiral

Set to screen at the upcoming Sitges International Film Festival, David Victori's No matarás (English title: Cross the Line) stars Spanish actor Mario Casas, who is well-known among his fans for his lead performances, especially in romantic dramas and on...

Friday One Sheet: I PREDATORI

I am not so mature as to pass by an opportunity to feature a poster where a beautiful woman offers a pair of 'one finger salutes' to the viewer. If there was a movie poster about how everyone (and especially...

Celluloid Screams 2020: UK Horror Fest Gets Physical With PSYCHO GOREMAN, RELIC, And THE STYLIST

Our friends at the Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival in Sheffield, UK, are preparing for their annual weekend of horror delights. They are planning to run a physical edition this year, with reduced capacity and social distancing measures in place....

ARCHENEMY: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights For New Adam Egypt Mortimer Flick Ahead of World Premiere

It's days away from the world premiere of Archenemy, the new flick from Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real, Some Kind of Hate), and the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films. Wasting no time they're planning...

Nightstream 2020: Full Program Announced, Aneesh Chaganty's RUN Starring Sarah Paulson to Premiere And Open Online Event

You kind of had the sense that when Nightstream was announced, that if this many great festival minds were to combine their powers that the result of their efforts would be something really, really exceptional. If not, a pox on...

New York 2020 Review: MALMKROG, Prophetic Vision of Europe in Philosophical Terms

Directed by Cristi Puiu, the film deals with dense, heady philosophical musings from another century. But context is everything.

New York 2020 Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Quintessential Almodovar, Plus Tilda Swinton in Short Form

Hopefully, this isn't the first and last collaboration between Pedro Almodovar and Tilda Swinton, because this short film is an extremely enjoyable experience.

Sitges Pitchbox 2020: Film And Series Projects Selected For Virtual Coproduction Event

Sitges is not too far off and along with that comes Sitges Pitchbox, an international coproduction event committed to finding production partners for emerging projects.    This year the project will go virtual over four days. Two days from the...

Venice 2020 Review: Silly Off-Kilter Comedy YELLOW CAT Harbors Bleaker Socio-Existential Observations Underneath

Adilkhan Yerzhanov's latest absurdist tragicomedy lands as close as possible to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' as reimagined by Roy Andersson.

Venice 2020 Review: GENUS PAN, Shakespearean Tragedy on a Darwinian Stage

Filipino auteur Lav Diaz netted the Best Director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival for his latest oeuvre.

Telluride Horror Show 2020: SPARE PARTS, FOR SAKE OF VICIOUS, BUTCHERS in First Wave of Shelter-in-Place Edition

As we announced just a few loooooong weeks ago our friends at the Telluride Horror Show have gone digital this year with their Shelter-in-Place edition. Today they have announced the first wave of titles and there is a nice mix...

Venice 2020 Review: Enigmatic CARELESS CRIME Pushes Boundaries of Form and Structure

Iranian director Shahram Mokri, known for his single-shot films and his decided penchant for time-loops, achieves formalistic excellence in his latest effort.

New York 2020 Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Sam Pollard's documentary is a searing indictment of government surveillance and a smear campaign on one of the most revered figures in American history.

Toronto 2020 Review: SHADOW IN THE CLOUD, A Boisterous Aerial Horror Adventure With Dubious Motivations

Part World War II aerial action thriller, part creature feature, and one hundred percent disinterested in reality or physics, Roseanne Liang's Shadow in the Cloud is a boisterous adventure bound to delight audiences, as long as they don't think too...

Toronto 2020 Review: ANOTHER ROUND, A Feel Good Movie About Booze

Thomas Vinterberg's latest comedy of manners is as bourgeoisie-punk as ever. He leaped onto the global stage, along with Lars von Trier, with the collaborative manifesto Dogme95, and its first film Festen (The Celebration), which re-wrote the design rules of...

Toronto 2020 Review: FAUNA Cleverly Deconstructs The Mexican Social Contract

Poor Paco needs a cigarette. Badly. After arguing with his girlfriend, Flora, and fighting with Waze and Wifi they eventually arrive in the remote Mexican village of her childhood, only to find her parents not to be around. The house...

New York 2020: THE CALMING Finds Inner Peace in Wondering

The Calming lends something bigger than man-woman tit-a-tat. It is rather, relieving of various pressures in life through constant movement.

Blood Window 2020: Final Call For BW Screenings Section

One week from this coming Monday is the deadline for the BW Screenings section in the Blood Window Program at Ventana Sur in Beunos Aires, Argentina.    The section is for films near completion, that are in post, works in...

Beyond Fest 2020: The Fuck Covid Edition Features World Premieres of THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, ARCHENEMY, FREAKY

Where there is a will there is a way. The resurgance of the drive-in cinema has been a blessing for the industry still struggling under the current pandemic and film festivals are no exception. Normally a combination of ticketed and...

Nightstream 2020: Advance Look at Trailer For Genre Collective's Online Event in October

In August it was announced that our friends from the Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights film festivals would be combining their powers for good. This collection of U.S. Genre Film Festivals announced a collective virtual...