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Friday One Sheet: HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

Let there be no criticism of clarity on the key art for Daniel Goldhaber's eco-thriller, How To Blow Up A Pipeline. Large fire-engine red stencil letters, overlaid onto black smoke, foreground the title of the film that tells any prospective...

SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING Review: Absurd, Comic Nonsense

A new film by Quentin Dupieux.

Neuch√Ętel 2023: Swiss International Fantastic Film Festival Unveils This Year's Poster

Our friends at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival are busy preparing for this year's 22nd edition of their Swiss-based genre film festival. As the programming comes together the festival has unveiled this year's poster. It is a slick and shiny work...

Calgary Underground 2023: Festival Lineup Announced

Over the past two decades, the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has quietly become western Canada's largest showcase of genre programming. Operating out of the upstairs/downstairs Globe repertory Cinema in the heart of Calgary, the festival fills a sweet spot in...

A WOMAN KILLS Review: Daring, Sexual, Violent, French Classic

Now on Blu-ray from Radiance.

THE LINE Review: Ursula Meier's Dysfunctional Family Drama

Swiss director Ursula Meier examines what constitutes home, and its physical and metaphorical boundaries in this intense family drama.

ENYS MEN Review: The Primary Haunting of a Lonely Existence

While British folk horror has people frightened with visions of isolated Scottish islands, forests that run down its spine, to me, Cornwall has always held particular creepy fascination. Maybe it's that this lonely peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic feels...

Now Streaming: A-HA: THE MOVIE, Tiring of the Light

Directed by Thomas Robsahm, the music doc on the Norwegian band is now streaming on Viaplay.

THE LOST KING Review: Sally Hawkins Shines in Unfocused Romantic Fantasy

Stephen Frears directed the film, now in theaters.

Now Streaming: RHINO: UKRANIAN GODFATHER, A Raw Look at Criminal Underworld in 90s Ukraine

Rhino chronicles the rise of its titular character, from a two-bit criminal to a full-time gangster in the Ukranian underworld in the 1990s. Sentsov starts his story when Rhino was a small boy growing up in rural Ukraine. There are...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Review: It's Big. Really Big. For JOHN WICK Fans That's Great.

In his ongoing quest to defeat The High Table, John Wick discovers a way to earn his freedom once and for all. In order to do so he must defeat his most formidable foe yet, a ruthless, high ranking member...

TIME BANDITS and Pasolini: Catching Up on Criterion in June 2023

Yes, I know I'm late, I'm late to a very important date, but yet, there is still plenty of time for all physical-media devotees to smash piggybanks, turn over mattresses, and otherwise plan June 2023 orders from The Criterion Collection,...

TORI AND LOKITA Review: The Dardennes' Strongest Film in Years

Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu, and Alban Ukaj star in a brutal and emotionally bare film, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.

SXSW 2023 Review: BLOODY HELL, What Even Is a 'Normal' Body?

A woman's body is a battleground: not for her, necessarily (though it can be), but more for a society that wants to keep women narrowly confined and strictly controlled. From the moment that the patriarchy decides that it is convenient...

LEGEND Making Sunday Nights in April Much Cooler With 60s Vintage Horror

If you're like us Sunday night brings about the end of the weekend and the impending doom of another work week. Why not end your night on a high note?   LEGEND, the preferred channel for all things horror and...

WALK UP Review: Hong Sang-soo Expands His Multiverse

Kwon Haehyo, Park Miso and Lee Hyeyoung star in a monochromatic movie by Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

THE WELL: First Look at TERRIFIER 2's Lauren LaVera in Italian Supernatural Horror

Yeesh. You put something on the back burner then March 17th rolls around just before the weekend and suddenly three days are just gone - vanished - and you have realized you have dropped the ball on a bit of...

Shudder in April: Highlights Include KIDS VS ALIENS and FROM BLACK

We have been assured that Spring is definitely coming though you would be hard pressed to convince any Anarchists here in Eastern Canada otherwise. What the hell, March?    The big additions for the month are Jason Eisener's Kids vs...

Pretty Packaging: The SHAWSCOPE VOLUME 2 Boxset Kicks Shins Again!

In my 2022 overview article I mentioned that Arrow had released two awesome Shaw Brothers Blu-ray boxsets. I also said that as I had given the first one a "Pretty Packaging" article, the second one would get one as well,...

Blu-ray Review: INLAND EMPIRE, Lynch's Abstract Masterpiece Comes to Criterion

I have to keep reminding myself that Inland Empire is, in fact, Lynch's most recent feature film. Since 2006, Lynch has directed music videos short films, and of course another season of his ground-breaking television series Twin Peaks. But no...