Festivals

Tribeca 2021 Review: AGNES, Exorcism, Anger, Faith, and Sandwich Dissection

What does it mean to have faith? What does it mean to be driven insane? These two questions might come from very similar places in the human psyche. This is especially true for those with little power or agency over...

Friday One Sheet: THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE

The rare film from Uruguay to play the Cannes film festival, Manolo Nieto Zas's The Employer And The Employee released this key art from the festival that popped out in large part due to the 'scope but sideways' design.  I...

Udine 2021: Far East Film Festival Unveils Packed Hybrid 23rd Edition

To the delight of Asian Cinema fans the world over, the Far East Film Festival has announced a packed 23rd edition, which will take place in the beautiful Italian city of Udine in a hybrid format, with all films screening...

2021 Chattanooga Film Fest Announces Full (Virtual) Lineup Of Features, Docs, & Amazing Events!

The Chattanooga Film Festival is back in just a couple of weeks, and this version, just like their last, is set to be all virtual. However, that hasn't stopped them from creating an impressively stacked lineup of features, documentaries, and...

GAIA Official Trailer: Do Not Miss This South African Eco-Horror

We can say, with absolute confidence, that you do not want to miss Jaco Bouwer's eco-horror Gaia. With Gaia coming to cinemas on June 18th followed by On Demand one week later it is time to watch the official trailer. ...

AGNES Teaser: The Devil Hides Where It Wants to Be Found

Nunsploitation is a much beloved subgenre of horror film, one that teases and exposes the many hypocrisies of the Catholic Church's attitude towards women. I'm glad to see a filmmaker like Mickey Reece pervoerbially tipping his toes in this particularly...

Friday One Sheet: THE (Animated) FRENCH DISPATCH

It has been over a year since The French Dispatch (of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Star) was to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. After numerous date changes and the typical COVID release dance seen for major titles, the...

WEREWOLVES WITHIN: Check Out The Official Trailer And Poster

With Tribeca right around the corner and the theatrical not too far behind we now have the official trailer and poster for Josh Ruben's horror whodunit Werewolves Within, written by Mishna Wolff.   After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within...

The World Premiere of SCENES FROM AN EMPTY CHURCH Kicks Off The 2021 Chattanooga Film Festival's Second Virtual Edition

A year ago this month, as the world was settling into what would turn out to be a longer than expected pandemic nap, the future of film festivals was definitely in question. That's when the Chattanooga Film Festival stepped up...

Friday One Sheet: ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

You may not guess that this week's poster is for a documentary on police body cameras.  It is striking,  nonetheless.  The One Sheet resembles Mercury orbiting the sun (indeed, it could very well be a minimal poster art for Danny...

Fantasia 2021: Witches, Gamblers, Ghosts And Vampires. The First Wave Has That, And More.

Ah Summer. It's almost upon us. Nature is waking up from its Winter slumber, as do we, shedding layers of clothing and embracing the warm Spring air. Which means we can now turn our attention to the Summer festival schedule...

CENSOR Trailer: Fiction Affects Reality in Prano Bailey-Bond's Debut Horror Film

A little behind on this one but still worth sharing. The trailer for Prano Bailey-Bond's bebut feature film, the video nasty era horror film Censor, came out yesterday. Along with it came a very nifty poster as well, which you...

Interview: Timur Bekmambetov Talks PROFILE and ScreenLife Filmmaking

Timur Bekmambetov, the prolific Kazakh director, screenwriter, and producer, knows what he wants and knows how to go about getting it.   He blew into Western genre awareness with a howl and a bang in the early aughts with his...

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING: IFC Midnight Picks up Tribeca Midnight Section Horror Flick

IFC Midnight have picked up Sean King O'Grady's feature film debut, the horror flick We Need to do Something. His debut will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 15th in the Midnight Section. IFC Midnight...

LA DOSIS Trailer: Argentine Thriller From Martin Kraut Coming in June

Martín Kraut's thriller La Dosis will be released on-demand and digital on June 11th, from distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films. They released the trailer today, which you will find below.   Marcos is an experienced nurse who works the night shift...

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON: Coming to DVD, Blu, VOD and Digital on June 15th

RLJE Films is releasing Justin G. Dyck's horror flick Anything For Jackson VOD, Digital, DVD & Blu-ray on June 15th.    Taking a break away from spending most of his career making made-for-tv Christmas and falling-in-love-in-the-most-expected-areas romance movies Dyck teamed...

NO MAN OF GOD: RLJE Films Picks up Dramatic Thriller Ahead of Tribeca Premiere

True crime enthusiasts will want to take note of this news. RLJE Films announced yesterday that they picked up the North American rights for the dramatic thriller, No Man of God. starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby.    In 1980,...

Friday One Sheet: BLESSED VIRGIN [BENEDETTA]

The new French poster for Paul Vehoeven's latest Cannes bowing film, Benedetta (aka Blessed Virgin), is all about tactility: The stitching on the hem of the habit, the ivory cloth, the texture of the skin around the eyes and face....

Review: SCAVENGER (CARRONA), An Imbalance of Post Apocalyptic Thrills And Relief From Savage Violence

Tisha is an assassin and organ dealer in a post-apocalyptic world. After doing a job Tisha is asked by her handler to visit an old woman outside of town. The old woman wants to hire her to kill someone at...

Hot Docs 2021 Review: MAU Designs Rules For Life

Watching the Bergman Brothers' wide-reaching, yet fleet documentary, Mau, on the life and career of Canadian super-star architect and designer Bruce Mau, I could not help but think of the final scene of Shaolin Soccer. After having won the big...