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Frontières 2020: First Ten Titles Announced For This Year's Virtual Edition

All right, Summer is almost here! Yay? At the very least it usually meant that Frontières and Fantasia would be nearly here. Seeing as this year is exceptionably different from any other year in modern memory both the coproduction market...

Review: Bruno Dumont's JOAN OF ARC, An Experiment in Austerity

On an intellectual level, I understand what Dumont, the famed contemporary auteur of French cinema, is doing with 'Joan of Arc.'

Now Streaming: BLOOD MACHINES, Bold, Naked Ambition

Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen, and Christian Erickson star in Seth Ickerman's strange sci-fi odyssey, now streaming on Shudder and filled with arresting images.

Now Streaming: GOODNIGHT MOMMY Chills to the Bone

Directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, the horror-mystery, now streaming on Shudder, stars Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz and Susanne Wuest.

ESTADO COMA (KOMA) Trailer: Trippy Action Adventure in an Unreal World

Really, I don't know what's going on in the trailer for Coma (here titled Estado Coma for its release in Latin American territories), coming via Bf Distribution, but I like it. It looks like someone took a few different video...

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS From Paul Schrader, TONI From Jean Renoir

Also: 'Town Bloody Hall,' 'The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum' and 'The Complete Films of Agnes Varda' will all see release in August 2020.

Udine 2020: Far East Film Festival Moves Online for 22nd Edition

Following the lead of numerous international events around the world, the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy has formally announced that this year’s event will be a solely online affair, due to the lingering global impact of the Covid-19...

THE PERFECT NANNY Looks More Dangerous Than Its Title Might Suggest

Frankly, the English-language title of Leïla Slimani's popular novel (original French title Chanson douce), which has been retained as the English-language title of Lucie Borleteau's filmed adaptation, did not fill me with anticipation. That is, until I watched the trailer....

Book Review: BEYOND EMPOWERTAINMENT, Following the Footsteps of Feminist Horror

Women characters have always been at the heart of horror films, though arguably not always for the best reason (as Argento said, people love to see beautiful women getting killed). But there's been a shift in recent years; rather than...

Shudder's May Lineup Led by Z, MONSTRUM, BLOOD MACHINES and CONFESSIONAL

  Okay. Technically, tomorrow is the beginning of May. We know it doesn't feel like it. What with 2020 being the longest January on record getting through the days, weeks and months has been a challenge. Fortunately the good...

Modern Georgian Drama AND THEN WE DANCED Heads to VOD

As a die-hard genre film fan who is also an unabashed couch potato, I am incredibly uninformed about the art of dance. (And, truthfully, pretty lazy.) Still, Levan Akin's drama And Then We Danced strikes a match in the kindling...

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Trailer: What Art Reveals

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, followed shortly thereafter by its screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Benjamin Ree's documentary The Painter and the Thief will shortly be available everywhere. So what makes the film...

Now Streaming: WEATHER HOUSE, Watch the Timely Allegory for Self-Quarantine Times For Free

The post-apocalyptic drama with bizarre occurrences streams for free.

Watch Short Film THE DEATH OF DON QUIXOTE: One Last Shot

In honor of International Book Day (aka World Book and Copyright Day), an annual event celebrated on April 23 every year since 1995, filmmaker Miguel Faus is making his elegant, poignant short film The Death of Don Quixote available to...

Now Streaming: DAU, Controversial Project May Be a Work of Genius or Madman

Directed by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, the first parts of the gargantuan project, which began in 2006 and has amassed 700 hours of footage, are available online.

PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG Giveaway: Win a DVD From RLJE Films And Shudder

It's giveaway time once again. Screen Anarchy has three (3) copies of Dominik Hartl's slasher flick Party Hard, Die Young on DVD to give away.    RLJE Films picked up select rights to Party Hard, Die Young from Shudder, and...

Now on VOD: WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, Bloody, Delightfully Devious Fun

Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev and Evgeniya Kregzhde star in director Kirill Sokolov's wild Russian rollercoaster of a movie.

Friday One Sheet: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

I hope many of you have been taking the opportunity during the 'stay at home' times we live in to revisit, not just your favourite classic films, but also ones that you may have written off as 'bad' during the...

Blu-ray Review: THE CREMATOR Will Scorch Your Soul

For the most part, films take many years to create, marinate, produce, and release upon the world, in varying steps.  Filmed in 1968 and released in 1970, The Cremator was Czechoslovakia's submission to the 1970 Academy Awards (Foreign Film) before...

WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE! Interview: Kirill Sokolov On His Violent And Fun Apartment Western

Russian director Kirill Sokolov wears his influences on his sleeve in Why Don’t You Just Die!, a revenge tale in which a boyfriend (Matvey, played by Aleksandr Kuznetsov) will try to fulfill his girlfriend’s (Evgeniya Kregzhde as Olya) wish: kill...