Exclusive Clip: THE FARE Starts on an Eerie and Forboding Note

Deja-vu is certainly one of the weirder phenomena of the human brain. You're absolutely certain that some moment of your life has happened before, even though you know for a fact that it couldn't have. But what if it had?...

Calling All Filmmakers! Frontières Opens Call for Financing & Packaging Forum

Hey filmmakers! Do you have a feature-length genre film (horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, dark thriller), either narrative or documentary? Does it have at least 20% of its financing or a sales agent confirmed? Are the director and lead producer...

THE TOKOLOSHE Trailer: South African Myth Terrifies in New Trailer

Many cultures have creatures in their folklore that come at night, dispute sleep, and generally terrorize a person or a community to the point of madness. In Zulu mythology, that creature is the Tokoloshe, and in Jeremy Pikwane's feature debut...

Review: ADOPT A HIGHWAY, Ethan Hawke Shines in a Hopeful but Inconsistent Film

One of the many things that has always boggled my mind about the USA is the prison system, and its treatment of felons, from privatization of prisons, to not being able to vote upon release, to the 'three-strike-rule' that seemed...

Short Film LITTLE LAMB An Australian Twist on an Old Fairy Tale

Australian director Heidi Lee Douglas has been making waves for a few years with her shorts film: most recently with the eco-horror Devil Woman, which has been screening at numerous festivals for over a year. But she first came to...

Blood in the Snow 2019 Line-up Includes DEAD DICKS, HAPPY FACE, & PUPPET KILLER

Just before winter sets in, we need one last reason to get out of the house and celebrate all that is great and glorious in genre cinema before we start freezing our buts off. And what other way to celebrate...

SWALLOW, DANIEL ISN'T REAL, and MONUMENT Win Big at Brooklyn Horror

The great Brooklyn Horror Film Festival wound to a resounding close last night with its many accolades being dispered among its impressive film line-up. Best Feature went to Daniel Isn't Real (in the Horror competition) with Adam Egypt Mortimer also...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: L.A. TEA TIME, The Journey is the Destination

All artists have their heroes: the ones whose work we admire, whose work likely inspired their own, and whom they would give a lot just to spend an hour with to better understand their hero and inspiration. Much of this...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: ADORATION, Cupid is Dangerously Blind

British author Evelyn Waugh once wrote that there is a kind of love that children have before they know its meaning, something sweet and innocent, full of kindness and joy without facade or self-awareness. As children grow into teenagers, what...

Montreal Nouveau 2019: MONOS, Teenaged Soldiers Descent into Madness

For a long time, likely one of the few things most people knew about Colombia is that is was a country with a huge number of kidnappings. So many, in fact, that there was a radio show that ran for...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: MAKE ME UP, Intense & Biting Feminist Satire

Combining archival audio footage, science fiction, cultural criticism, and reality television parody into a film, and Scottish multimedia artist Rachel Maclean's feature Make Me Up weaves a complex and at times overwhelming tapestry as a biting feminist satire. Juxtaposing bright...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: DEERSKIN, Killer Style in a Killer Jacket

Georges (Jean Dujardin) is a man on a mission. After driving across what must be the length of France (and dumping his courdoroy jacket in a gas station toilet along the way - literally the toilet), he comes to the...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: BAIT, Lo-Fi Vision of Class Warfare by the Sea

One of the main things I miss about print film is the texture; there is something about how an physical object, going through a projector, conveys the layers of physicalness necessary to create it. It conveys as much for the...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Canadian History on Acid

Few Canadian historical figures are known outside of Canada (or really even within Canada). William Lyon Mackenzie King, our longest-serving Prime Minister, might be one of them (at least in English Canada), but even to us, he is something of...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, The Struggle to Break the Cycle

When I was a teenager, walking down a street one evening with my best friend at the time, we passed a doorway with a man and a woman. The man was blocking the woman. I heard her say, "Please just...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: The Finnish Heart and Soul Reflected in ANGEL OF THE NORTH

There are some works of art (be they paintings, songs, films, or books) that are said to speak the soul of a nation or culture; and even though no culture is a monolith, works such as "American Gothic" or "Mona...

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT, Aliens and the Art of Listening

One of the most difficult things to render in cinema is listening, especially if the speaker isn't in the room. How do you keep the audience focused not only on the off-screen speaker and their story, but also on the...

Nashville 2019 Review: DEMENTER, The Devil Hides in Plain Sight

Religious cults seem to be plentiful in the USA, or so the movies would have us believe. In a country where it is automatically assumed that one has a relgious belief, it would seem that fear of the devil runs...

EXTRA ORDINARY, THE NIGHTINGALE, DANIEL ISN'T REAL and More Highlights of Celluloid Screams 2019

Hold on to your proverbial (or literal) pants, Sheffield. The juggernaut that is Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival is coming up fast (October 24th-27th to be exact), and do they have a treasure trove of film greatness for you. From...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: KNIVES & SKIN, Femme Neo-Noir that Soothes and Bristles

Knives & Skin, Jennifer Reeder's second feature film, is a 'noir' of many colours: part neo, part femme, part pastel; it will likely draws comparisons with Blue Velvet for it's oddball yet seedy town setting; Brick and a lot of...