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SLEEZE LAKE Trailer: The Greatest Party You Never Heard Of

"Set among the foggy memories and ephemera of the world's largest custom van club, Sleeze Lake tells the story of a wild van party thrown in the middle of a fictitious resort town and the people who dreamt it up."...

Calgary Underground Film Fest 2020: Online-Up and Drive-In Edition June 22-28

As a film festival enthusiast, and a fan of independent genre cinema, you are no doubt by now familiar with the 2020 film festival circuit moving to an online format due to gather restrictions and health and safety measures all...

HARPOON Trailer: Catch Rob Grant's Dark Comedy This October

Rob Grant's lost-at-sea love triangle thriller Harpoon sales into cinemas, bluray & VOD this October. Last week a new trailer was released. We are a bit tardy with the news but what is a week between friends?    Rivalries, dark...

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: LOST HOLIDAY Beautifully Combines Boozy Comedy With Character and Crime

For many of us who grow up in comfortable lives, there comes a point when we should probably stop partying with the uncaring narcissistic abandon of those in their early twenties. (Unless, of course, you are a Matthew McConaughey character,...

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: RED LETTER DAY, Fear And Loathing In The Canadian Suburbs

"I just figured this would be happening in the US." One of the characters early on in Red Letter Day elucidates the sometimes subtle (sometimes not) passive-agressive smugness in the Canadian attitude, as defined by self-comparison to the American experiment down...

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK Keeps The Stakes Low, And That Is Mostly A Good Thing

The age-old 'alone in the forest at night' conceit is a classic for a reason. It has been one of humanity's primal fears since we ceased being cave dwellers and started developing our parietal lobe. So, it is somewhat of...

Friday One Sheet: RED LETTER DAY

The EC Comics-inspired poster for Canadian horror comedy Red Letter Day plays on the absurdity of the Red Communist Scare of the 1950s, in conjunction with the white flight that moved families out of the cities and into new minted 'ticky-tacky' houses...

Calgary Underground Film Fest Announces 2019 Lineup: HIGH LIFE, LITTLE MONSTERS, DR. RUTH And More

Western Canada's largest genre festival celebrates its sweet sixteen this year. The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) dropped its line-up today, and as with previous years it is a delightfully eclectic mix of the both serious and silly cinema. Documentaries...

Calgary Underground 2018 Line-Up is Diverse and Eclectic: Lynne Ramsay! Freaks and Geeks! Blood and Donuts! Saturday Morning Cartoon Party!

The Calgary Underground Film Festival is coming up on April 16th, and their full slate of films for their fifteenth edition is an eclectic mixture sure to satisfy many tastes and moods. The opening night film is Jim Hosking's An...

Calgary Underground 2015 Review: NIGHT OWLS, Kitchen Sink Drama Both Tender & Brutal

In many ways, a lot of American Indie cinema is becoming as formulaic and predictable as its big budget cousins. Be it a Baumbach jam, a Swanberg swing or a doozie from the Duplass', there are clear expectations that...

Calgary Underground Film Festival Unveils 2015 Lineup

With its Oil barons and gleaming skyscrapers, Calgary, Alberta might be a lot like Canada's Houston, but between April 13th to 19th it'll be a heck of a lot more like Austin or Park City as their 12th annual Underground...