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Fantastic Fest 2018 Preview: Many Strange and Possibly Glorious Films

This year's edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, kicks off tomorrow, September 20 and runs through Thursday, September 27. As always, it's filled with glorious genre goodness. The fest opens with the new Halloween and closes with Bad Times...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 5 - CLIMAX, CRYSTAL EYES, THE DARK

The fifth and final day of FrightFest wrapped up a packed weekend of festivities in fine style. Monster Squad fans got their fill from the European Premiere of documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards from child star turned director Andre Gower. The...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4 - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, HAMMER HORROR: THE WARNER BROS YEARS, TERRIFIED

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 3 - HERETIKS, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

Day 3 of Arrow Video FrightFest marked the halfway point, and positively groaned with gruesome delights. As the weekend arrived in earnest, so did the crowds, who were treated to world premieres of British nightclubbing/germ attack shocker Ravers, as well...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 2 - BRAID, BLUE SUNSHINE

The momentum was building fast heading into Day 2 of Arrow Video FrightFest, as horror icon Barbara Crampton swooped into town to introduce the European Premieres of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich as well as...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 1 - THE RANGER, SUMMER OF 84

The 19th edition of the UK’s foremost celebration of ghoulish genre cinema kicked off in riotous style last night at the glorious Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. The five-day horrorthon kicked off with the UK premiere of Jenn Wexler’s...

CineMage - Episode Two: (In)glorious Americana

SA Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

Friday One Sheet: SLICE And Brand Humor

The minimal teaser posters for A24's 'pizza delivery boy slasher film,' Slice, get right to the meat and cheese of the matter. B O N D, one of my favourite key art design houses who did the tropical Star Wars:...

Frontières@Fantasia 2018: Five Standouts From Official Selection Pitch Session

Frontières is the premier name in international co-production project markets for genre films around the world. With events in Cannes, Amsterdam, and the flagship operation at Montreal's Fantasia, Frontières has become the place to be to pitch new projects in...

Japan Cuts 2018 Sneak Peek: New Work from Naomi Kawase Leads an Eclectic Slate

Summer in New York City means Japan Society presenting another round of delish contemporary Japanese films, ranging from the weird and macabre, to the sincere and bubblegum apeshit insane! It's all happening, starting today, July 19, and roaring until July...

New York Asian Film Festival 2018 Sneak Peek: Weird, Wild Summertime Cinema

With the summer heat on full blast this coming weekend in New York, patrons of the five burroughs may want to consider the cool and also very hip insides of a movie theater for proper retreat and enjoyment. And what...

BAMcinemaFest 2018 Dispatch: Spotlighted Selections

The tenth edition of BAMcinemaFest, screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Rose Cinemas and the BAM Harvey Theater through July 1, continues its tradition of showcasing bold, idiosyncratic, and accomplished cinematic visions in American independent cinema, along with...

70s Rewind: GREASER'S PALACE, Jesus Christ in the Old West

Watching Greaser's Palace (1972) for the first time without having any idea that it was a Christ parable, I was completely bewildered. It's newly available on Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing and looks absolutely lovely. The disc is...

Friday One Sheet: THE UNSEEN

If you quote the columnist on the poster, you get into the poster column. All kidding aside, I was a big fan of Geoff Redknap's The Unseen, a Canuck-indie take on The Invisible Man story, and the quirky original artwork...

Have Your Say: Sitting Through The End Credits Because The Music Is So Good...

Not everyone is inclined to watch the end credits of a film. Many broadcasting channels even cut them off, a practice I find frown-worthy to say the least. But sometimes a film ends and even though there's no after-joke or...

Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival Proves Inclusion is Good for Business

Nestled in the birthplace of one of the world’s most powerful corporations, yet far away from any city that one would instinctively consider a progressive hub, the Bentonville Film Festival (now in its fourth edition), is an event fueled by...

CineMage - Episode One: How Old is the Cinema and Why am I Here?

U.S. Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Showbiz Documentaries

The typical showbiz documentary, like the true-crime doc, the unexplored-niche doc and so many other related subgenres, has its hooks, its patterns, its agendas. What’s neat about some of the showbiz docs at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year...

70s Rewind: VIGILANTE FORCE, Brotherly Love and Action Galore

As we edge into a world where Hollywood blockbusters threaten to consume every weekend in every theater in every country throughout the world, it's a relief to sit back, relax, and watch Vigilante Force (1976), which is far more entertaining...

Cinedelphia 2018 Line-Up Unveiled: Jessica Harper, Frank Henenlotter to Attend

Whoa, PhilaMOCA is going to experience some crazy things next month! And if you've never heard of them, they're an art space in Philedelphia housed in a former mausoleum! Anyway, the Cinedelphia Film Festival (which runs April 12-30) has released...