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Friday One Sheet: THE REPORT Redacts Truth

Analog newsprint and redaction feature heavily into the key art for The Report. In noisy high-contrast black and white, Adam Driver in a pretty natty suit, is rendered in newsprint text with headlines poking out. "Fabricated Information" is underlined via...

Lund 2019: Swedish Genre Fest is Back, With Frickin' Laser Beams!

Our friends at the Lund Fantastic Film Festival in Lund, Sweden are gearing up for their 25th anniversary. Amazing. Twenty-five years of bringing fantastic cinema to anywhere in the World is an amazing feat.    Before LundFFF announces this year`s...

Santiago 2019 Review: HARLEY QUEEN, Not The Comic Book Adaptation You Were Expecting

Maybe the most daring, interesting, conflicting and controversial Chilean directors working right now are Carolina Adriazola and José Luis Sepúlveda. They've amassed critical praise, as well as hate from other sectors of the Chilean Audiovisual Industry, with a series of...

Fantastic Fest 2019: Second Wave Arrives With KNIVES OUT and More Pointed Films

Every film announced for Fantastic Fest 2019's second wave of programming is essential viewing.

Australia Korean Fest 2019: Celebrating Ten Years of KOFFIA

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) celebrates ten years this year, powered by the Cultural Office, the festival is a wonderful initiative to showcase not only great films, but promote Korean culture as a whole. With exciting special guests...

Friday One Sheet: A HIDDEN LIFE

You are always guaranteed a great poster for the films of Terrence Malick. A Hidden Life premiered at Cannes in May, but here is a teaser poster for its Toronto International Film Festival screening. Set in World War II, and...

BLISS: Joe Begos' Latest Indie Horror Bleeds Into US Cinemas And on Digital in September

After a quick run through the North American genre festival circuit Dark Sky Films has announced that Joe Begos' (Almost Human, The Mind's Eye) latest horror flick Bliss will have its U.S. theatrical and digital release on September 27th.   ...

Asian American International 2019 Review: GO BACK TO CHINA, An Endearing, Brightly Colored Comedy-Drama About Family And Cultural Clashes

Writer-director Emily Ting's second feature, starring Anna Akana, Lynn Chen, Richard Ng, Kelly Hu, and Kendy Cheung, slyly subverts the racial epithet of its title to deliver a winning comedy-drama of cultural differences and complicated family dynamics.

Popcorn Frights 2019 Review: VILLAINS, Scary People Can Be Funny

Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick star in the dark comedy; Dan Berk and Robert Olsen directed.

Toronto 2019: SYNCHRONIC, THE LONG WALK, And GUNS AKIMBO Are Coming to Town

No matter how hard you try there is never enough time to catch all the films you want to at TIFF. Believe us, our own Kurt tries every year. Choices and sacrifices are made each year. This latest batch of...

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Trailer: Eddie Murphy is Effing up Mother-Effers in Craig Brewer's Comedy

Craig Brewer's Dolemite Is My Name will have its World Premiere here in Toronto at TIFF and was an immediate buzz title when that was announced. Netflix dropped the official trailer earlier and it looks amazing!    Eddie Murphy leads a...

Melbourne 2019 Review: MATTHIAS ET MAXIME, Xavier Dolan's Intimate Epic

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (there is no other word to describe him) has had a busy year. He has two films releasing in 2019, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with a top-billed cast, and this far more...

NEKROTRONIC Review: Roache-Turner Brothers Return With Evil Demons, More Color And Just Enough Gore

Howard North (Ben O'Toole) has a shitty job working for the family sanitation business. One day and his partner Rangi (Bob Savea) are called into the city to do one more job at the end of a long shift. Rangi...

Exclusive Poster and Stills for Sidewalk Bound THE GHOST WHO WALKS

Keen-eyed cinephiles with a penchant for true American indies from this past decade will recognize Cody Stokes as the cinematographer and co-writer of Uncertain Terms and Soft in the Head, seminal micro-budget features from prolific director Nathan Silver. Stokes' own...

VILLAINS: Horror Flick From BODY Duo Coming From Alter This September

ALTER, Gunpowder & Sky’s horror brand, has announced that Villains, the new horror flick from Body`s Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, will be released nationwide on September 20th. Along with the announcement there was this new image passed along.   ...

Locarno 2019: ECHO Exclusive Poster Premiere, Rúnar Rúnarsson's Portrait of Iceland

Exclusive premiere of a poster for Rúnar Rúnarsson's latest feature.

Fantasia 2019 Review: HARD-CORE, A Tale Of Right-Wingers, Robots, and Redemption

Yukon (Yamada Takayuki) Gondo is a hard-headed ne'er do well who can't quite seem to hang on to anything in his life. Having no relationships, no real job, and no goals sends him adrift in ways that often get him...

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: BLUE HOUR's Shim Eun-kyung on Crossing Into Japanese Cinema

Debuting at age nine, Shim Eun-kyung went on to become one of South Korea’s most bankable actresses, starring in hit television dramas, and box office blockbusters like Sunny and Miss Granny.  Moved by her love of Japanese cinema, Shim immigrated...

Melbourne 2019 Review: NINA WU, A Clumsy #MeToo Psychological Drama

It would be a disservice to decent thrillers everywhere to give this Taiwanese Cannes entry the same genre label. It is a drama at best, and a very dour one that is devoid of any kind of spark, or thrill....

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: Director Toyoda Toshiaki Talks Quiet Rebellion in THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN

The films of Toyoda Toshiaki are known for their brash and exciting style, laced with acid takes on society.  Returning to the big screen after four years with The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan, director Toyoda shows his quieter, more contemplative...