Festivals: Cannes

Cannes 2022 Review: DECISION TO LEAVE, The Haunting Beauty of Romantic Doom

“Am I such a pushover?” Detective Hae-jun asks the femme fatale of Park Chan-wook’s latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. "Am I so wicked?" comes her response. Perhaps the truth of these tried and true character tropes lies somewhere in the...

Cannes 2022 Review: BROKER, Profound Family Film for Orphans

Apparently, one political hot topic permeating Korea nowadays is the controversial existence of something called a baby box. The purpose of said box is for reluctant new parents to anonymously abandon their unwanted newborn into the care of professionals who...

Friday One Sheet: EO

For the festival poster for Jerzy Skolimowski's Eo, it is all focused on the 'melancholy eyes.' It's inspired by Robert Bresson's classic Au Hazard Balthazar, one of cinema's finest acts of pure empathy, rivaled only by Carl Dreyer's The Passion...

Cannes 2022 Review: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, Delicious Chaos

Ruben Östlund's new comedy/drama stars Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean.

Cannes 2022 Review: JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE IN MIND, Great Balls of Fire and Brimstone

"I'm troubled, I'm troubled, I'm troubled in mind If trouble don't kill me, Lord I'll live a long time..." -Traditional In Ethan Coen's documentary debut, we learn that Jerry Lee Lewis not only outlived all of his rock and roll...

Cannes 2022 Review: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, The New Flesh Still Lives

There's a reason why Cronenberg is the first name in body horror - his, ahem, body of work, spanning several decades, has evolved from arguably the more explotative (Shivers, The Brood), to the more Romantic and deeply rich psychological/body horror...

European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) Launches at Cannes

The preservation of genre cinema continues to grow and gain momentum around the world. Today at Cannes the European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) was launched.   This non-profit organization aims to preserve European genre cinema titles, modelling itself after the...

THE SMOKE MASTER: Check Out This New Trailer and Poster For The Brazilian Stoner Action Comedy

Check out the brand new poster and trailer for the stoner comedy martial arts spectacular that is The Smoke Master.    Two brothers and a fistful of friends have to face the Chinese mafia three generations revenge. Counting on The...

WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: SCARS Exclusive: Your First Look at The Poster And Key Stills

We have your first look at the poster and key stills from Nicolas Onetti's sequel to his 2017 horror flick

HOLY SHIT! Trailer: German Black Comedy/Action Horror Heads to Sales at Cannes

Heads up. There is a lot of information in this article and in the first trailer for the black comedy Holy Shit! from scriptwriter and director Lukas Rinker. It may give away a few of the surprises. Proceed at your...

Blood Window at Cannes 2022: Five LatAm Projects Presented at Marche du Film

Later this month our friends at Blood Window are once again headed to Cannes, the Marche du Film, with a heads up on what is coming out of Latin America this coming year.  They have five films to present to...

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: The Official Trailer Gives All The Feels. Creepy, Beguiling, Unsettling And More!

Cronenberg has not missed a step, has he? This official trailer for his new film, Crimes of the Future, is blowing our minds!    As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations....

Exclusive: The First Official Stills From Argentine Supernatural Horror DON'T COME BACK ALIVE (METE MIEDO)

Alright, we have a treat for all you LatAm horror fans out there. Our friends at Del Toro Films have given us the very first images from Néstor Sánchez Sotelo's supernatural thriller, Don’t Come Back Alive (Mete Miedo). The film...

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE Teaser: Cronenberg is Still The Master of Body Horror

Two words for you: Viggo and Cronenberg. Two more words for you: Body Horror.

Review: Justin Chon's BLUE BAYOU, A Sobering Reflection on Being American

Justin Chon writes, directs and stars alongside Alicia Vikander in a timely, humanistic drama, set in the backwaters of Louisiana.

Friday One Sheet: THE INNOCENTS

I have a fondness for upside-down styled posters, and the entire key art campaign for Eskil Vogt's Norwegian supernatural thriller, The Innocents, makes me tingle.  While I do not know if the film bears any connection to either the classic...

TARUMAMA Trailer: New Colombian Horror Promises Family Struggles Amidst Creepy Chills

Last week, the Colombian horror film, Tarumama, from driector Andrés Beltrán, screened at the Marche du Film as part of Blood Window's genre showcase, in front of prospective buyers/sellers and festival programmers.    Sara and Óscar, a couple going through...

Cannes 2021 Review: BLOODY ORANGES Turns Savage in Cynical Satire

New French Burlesque meets Grand Guignol in Jean-Christophe Meurisse's latest comedy that mixes quirky and perverted.

Cannes 2021 Review: In MEDUSA, Young-Adult Dystopia Becomes Bubble-Gum Satire

Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha de Silveira confirms her status as a rising talent with her genre-bending sophomore feature.

Friday One Sheet: TITANE

An almost 'street art' design for Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature, Titane, debuting at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, features a mixture of haute couture and body horror, in high contrast 'club lighting' colours. Using nearly all the poster real estate...