International: Africa

Celludroid 2022: Final Days to Submit to South African Sci-Fi, Animation and Fantasy Film Festival

Was I this many years old when I found out that our friends at South African Horrorfest had a sister festival called Celludroid, and that it focuses on Sci-Fi, Animation and Fantasy subjects? For shame.   Our friends have long...

Shudder Acquires Senegalese Genre Bender SALOUM

Well now. This is fantastic news. This is amazing news.    Shudder has announced that they have acquired the Senegalese film, Saloum. A verifiable kitchen sink of genres, Saloum is equal parts a horror filim, an action film, a revenge...

Review: GOOD MADAM, Chilling Haunted House Story

Laws might change, but it can takes years, or even generations, to change a society and how it operates. What's bred in the bone cannot be easily overturned, and even as some people might techncially have the hard-fought freedom they...

GOOD MADAM (MLUNGU WAM): New Trailer Arrives Ahead of Shudder Release

An eerie psychological thriller about Tsidi, who is forced to moved in with her estranged mother, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white 'Madam' in the wealthy Cape Town suburbs. But as Tsidi tries to heal her...

Criterion in September 2022: EXOTICA, SOUND OF METAL, TAKE OUT Lead the Pack

Brian De Palma's 'Blow Out' should blow everyone away in 4K, as should new editions of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project.

South African Horrorfest 2022: Cape Town Horror Film Festival Extends Submission Deadline

Hey, filmmakers! Our friends at South African Horrorfest have extended their deadline for submissions for this year's film festival and halloween event.    Horrorfest will be hosting their 18th edition this year with in person screenings in Cape Town. There...

Review: NEPTUNE FROST, Spiritual, Joyful, Badass Cyberpunk

The coltan mines in the hills of Burundi supply minerals that makes tantalum capacitors used in most of world's electronic devices. Multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams (Slam) and Rwandan artist Anisa Uzeyman use the mines as a springboard to embark on...

Interview: NEPTUNE FROST, Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman on Their Afrofuturist Musical

Neptune Frost, an Afrofuturist musical directed by multidisciplinary American artist Saul Williams and Rwandan visual artist Anisia Uzeyman, is a stunning film that defies conventions in both content and form. When I saw it in a packed theater at the...

Hot Docs 2022: BLUE ISLAND Trailer, Where Did Hong Kong Go?

I know a few people in Hong Kong who are wrestling with this question right now: Should I stay or should I go? Director Chan Tze Woon's film Blue Island has just won the 2022 Best International Feature Documentary Award...

Blu-ray Review: EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE), Intimate Lives of Quiet Longing

African filma are sorely lacking in the Criterion collection, certainly not for lack of a quality cinema. And while most cinephiles might be familiar with the term 'Nollywood', the opportunities to see films from Nigeria, or many other African nations,...

Frontières Platform in Cannes Announces Program

Frontières' program kicks off this year at Cannes with the Frontières Platform. This year the program features Proof of Concept presentations and a Buyers Showcase will take place over the third weekend in May.    The Buyers Showcase features first...

The Unnamed Footage Festival Announces Full Program For 5th Edition

The Unnamed Footage Festival will return to in-person this year, at the Roxie and Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Appealing to an unweathering appetite for found footage films the festival will run the weekend of March 17th through 20th and...

GOOD MADAM (MLUNGU WAM): Shudder Acquires South African Horror

Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ in an affluent Cape Town suburb. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a...

Coming Soon on Criterion: EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) Leads April Releases

'Walker,' The Girl Can't Help It,' 'Miracle in Milan,' 'Round Midnight' and 'For All Mankind' also will be unleashed.

Final Girls Berlin 2022: HELLBENDER, YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER And KNOCKING

We are a bit behind on this announcement from our friends at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Earlier this week they announced the lineup for this year's hybrid festival, taking place in a couple weeks in Berlin and online.   ...

DOC NYC 2021 Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, The Unlikeliest Success Story In Action Cinema

The greatest cinematic surprises often come from the unlikeliest beginnings. In the case of Cathryne Czubek's Once Upon a Time in Uganda, those beginnings are the slums of Wakaliga, Kampala, Uganda. The humble origin story of Wakaliwood and its ever...

Now Streaming: REYKA Grabs, MARVEL'S HIT-MONKEY Splats, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Flies

Two new series and a returning show debuted this week on BritBox, Hulu and Paramount Plus.

Exclusive: REYKA Trailer and Photos Announce Terrifying Crime Thriller

Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen star in a gripping series that debuts Monday, November 16, on BritBox in Canada.

CUFF.Docs 2021: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, WOODLANDS DARK And SATOSHI KON - THE ILLUSIONIST Highlight Lineup

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival is returning for an in-person event for the first time in two years in Calgary, Canada. The festival is returning to the Globe Cinema for five nights, from November 24th through 28th, and will have an...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA Exclusive: Trailer And Poster Premiere For The Best of da Best Documentary

Once Upon a Time in Uganda is set in the slums of Uganda, where two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Chuck Norris. Isaac, a former brick maker in...