Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi's Absurdist Ode To Growing Up In Trying Times

Ten-year-old German boy Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) wants nothing more than to join the Hitler youth and help to rid the fatherland of the Jew menace. By his side is his best friend, Hitler (Taika Waititi), or rather his...

Review: AD ASTRA A Feast Of Light, Sound, And Empathy In Outer Space

In the not too distant future the Earth is in dire straits. Massive pulses of energy originating from the edge of the galaxy have begun to put Earth's survivability in question, and the only person who can possibly do something...

Toronto 2019 Review: In JALLIKATTU, The Line Between Man And Beast Dissolves

A small village in the forests of rural Kerala is about to face down a terrifying beast when a buffalo bound for slaughter escapes and wreaks havoc on its lanes and the surrounding farmland. The seventh feature from Indian filmmaker...

Review: IT CHAPTER TWO, The Losers Go To Town On The Clown One Last Time

The biggest event horror film in a while, Andy Muschietti's It Chapter Two relies on scale and shock to keep its audience in their seats for its indulgent nearly three hour runtime, and for the most part it works. While...

Arrow Video Reveals November Lineup, You'll Buy These For A Dollar! (Or More)

November is going to be another expensive month for cult home video fans with today's announcement of their upcoming slate.  US and Canadian collectors can looks forward to new editions of Paul Verhoven's classic Robocop in both a regular and...

Review: ANGEL HAS FALLEN, AKA #fakenews The Movie

It seems only fitting that a film so intent on parroting right-wing conspiracy theories in the guise of entertainment should be just as transparent and incomprehensible as the people who proffer such theories to the public in real life. The...

ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL Gets 40th Anniversary Upgrade From Shout! Factory This November

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n roll! In celebration of director Allan Arkush's seminal rock 'n roll opus, Rock 'n' Roll High School, starring the greatest band there ever was - RAMONES - home entertainment heroes Shout! Factory will be releasing a...

New Details Emerge For Alex de la Iglesia's DAY OF THE BEAST & PERDITA DURANGO From Severin Films

It was revealed yesterday in an interview conducted by ComingSoon.net with Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson director David Gregory, that Gregory's company Severin Films would be releasing a pair of Spanish director Álex...

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...

Review: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Delivers A Solid Spook Show

I was a scared little kid. Traumatized by a viewing of Plan 9 From Outer Space at seven (I know, I know), I steered clear of anything horror related until well into my adolescence for fear of causing my psyche...

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...

Fantasia 2019 Review: A Relationship Disintegrates Over And Over In THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WKND

It's been over a week since I first saw Jon Mikel Caballero's fantastical relationship drama, The Incredible Shrinking Wknd at Fantasia and I just cannot shake it. An incredible fantasy film that blends elements of Groundhog Day and Timecrimes into...

Frontières@Fantasia 2019: Five Standouts From Official Selection Pitch Session

The Fantasia organized Frontières Market is the premiere event for filmmakers looking to take the next step in making their ideas into reality. For years Frontières has helped connect creative talent with the resources needed to translate great concepts into actual films....

Review: FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW, A Fine Bromance

David Leitch directs Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in this big budget action spinoff.

Fantasia 2019 Review: THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE, A Story Of Gore And Greed In A Korean Town

What would you do if you stumbles across the fountain of youth, or better yet, a fountain of youth stumbled across you? In LEE Min-jae's The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale, the answer is clear, you monetize! The issue here...

Review: THE MOUNTAIN, Rick Alverson's Precise, Stoic Vision of the World

Tye Sheridan, Hannah Gross, Udo Kier and Jeff Goldblum star in Rick Alverson's drama.

Fantasia 2019 Review: Nakashima's IT COMES, A Wild Multi-Thread Horror Ride

There are few filmmakers in Japan whose work is quite as immediately recognizable as Nakashima Tetsuya. Even as he has evolved over the last fifteen years from the candy-colored pop explosion of Kamikaze Girls to his gritty 2015 thriller, World...

Fantasia 2019 Review: In 1BR, Apartment Hunting Can Be Murder

There is nothing fun about finding a place to live, especially in a new city where you have no friends or relatives to help you. Sarah (Nicole Bloom) has just arrived in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a costume...

Fantasia 2019 Review: Kimo Staboel's DREADOUT, Yet Another Solid Solo Debut From The Former Mo Brothers

In an amazing coincidence that I presume will become more and more common as time goes along, Fantasia 2019 boasts not just one, but two films that utilize people entering buildings wherein deadly tragedies have occurred as a method of...

Fantasia 2019 Review: BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON Examines A Hollywood B-Movie Mystery

Al Adamson wasn't what you'd call a superstar filmmaker. Toiling in the world of super low budget B- and C-grade drive-in fare from the early '60s through the early '80s, Adamson was responsible for inflicting more than thirty films upon...