International: Europe

International Genre Focused Hub 'Fantastic Pavilion' to Launch at Marche du Film at Cannes

Variety had the exclusive yesterday, an announcement of the creation of Fantastic Pavilion, "... a significant booth and exhibition space located at the Cannes Marché du Film in the Palais des Festivals".    Announced this week during Ventana Sur in...

Review: TROLL, Waking a Sleeping Monster

Directed by Roar Uthuag, the action-adventure stars Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen and Gard B. Eidsvold. Now streaming on Netflix.

Review: NR. 10, Mysterious, Diabolical, Delectable, Quite Wonderful

A new film by writer/director Alex van Warmerdam ('Borgman'), starring Tom Dewispelaere, Frieda Barnhard and Hans Kesting.

Cork 2022 Review: ARVÉD, Occultist Biopic as Transcending Ritual

Czech director Vojtech Mašek's feature debut folds a psychological and political thriller into a mystery drama, enwrapped in a biopic about the infamous Czech occultist drawn to the dark side.

Los Cabos 2022 Review: THE BEASTS, A Potent and Complex Exploration of Mundane Violence

The Spanish-French production The Beasts (As bestas), directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, takes place in a Galician village, although its central characters are a couple of French farmers, who have been living there for a couple of years, Olga and Antoine,...

Imagine 2022 Review: SPUTUM Gobs At Class Differences

It isn't often that we see a science fiction film made in the Netherlands, especially an English-language one, but lo-and-behold: at this year's Imagine Film Festival there was a world première for just such a film: director Dan Geesin's dystopic...

Friday One Sheet: INSIDE

I love a good teaser poster, and these three pieces of key art for Vasilis Katsoupis' debut feature deliver a satisfying tease. The film, Inside, is a one man, one room heist film starring Willem Dafoe, who slowly goes crazy after...

Review: EO, Immersive, Biting Allegory

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, this is not a fairy tale. Unlike some cute Disney family movie starring a talking donkey, it will break your heart.

HOLY SHIT! Acquired by Cinedigm For North America, Will Stream on Screambox

Variety had the exclusive yesterday that Cinedigm Corp has acquired the rights to Lukas Rinker’s black comedy Holy Shit! Cinedigm plans to release Holy Shit! on their streaming platform Screambox in early 2023.   ...architect Frank wakes up trapped inside...

Now Streaming: THE ENGLISH and MAMMALS, Bloody Twists and Clever Turns

Emily Blunt and James Corden, respectively, star in new British series debuting on Prime Video. Plus: 'The Curse' slyly captivates on BritBox, while 'Mythic Quest' finds new ways to adventure on Apple TV+.

Jihlava 2022 Review: KUNSTKAMERA, Czech Surrealist Maestro Jan Švankmajer Opens His Private Cabinet of Curiosities

The documentary reveals the private chambers of the surrealist filmmaker and artist materializing his mindscape full of strange objects, fetishes, and taxidermy.

THE ARTIFICE GIRL, MAD HEIDI, LOLA and More Win at Trieste Festival

The Trieste Science+Fiction Festival wrapped up this weekend, and awards were given to some worthy winners. Having been on a jury myself at this festival, I can attest to the quality of their selections and the difficult deliberations to choose...

Jihlava 2022 Review: SPARTA, Austrian Provocateur Ulrich Seidl Sparks More Controversy

The controversial veteran Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl delivers a brooding, contemplative film about a pedophile.

Blu-ray Review: DAISIES, Still Fresh, Subversive, and Relevant, Now Beautifully Restored

While there might be filmmakers who more readily come to the minds of cinephiles when you mention Czech New Wave cinema of the 1960s, I'd argue that there is no more important film of that era than Daisies. Věra Chytilová's...

Friday One Sheet: TIN & TINA

There is a lot going on in this key art for Tin & Tina by Spanish artist and designer Pedro Cabañas: the classic book frame, the children's prayer, the costumes, masks, feathers, finger-of-god lighting, sharp implements, and the bleeding heart on...

EL HOMBRE DEL SACO (THE BAG MAN): First Images Spanish Youth Terror/Horror From VOCES' Ángel Gómez Hernández

The first images for the Spanish youth terror film, El Hombre del Saco (The Bag Man), have arrived now that the film has wrapped up filming.    The film has been directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández (Voces) and was produced...

Saskatoon Fantastic 2022: DEADSTREAM, HUESERA And RRR Headline Thirteenth Edition's Lineup

The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is back for it’s lucky number thirteenth edition. Over nine days and nights the city of Saskatoon will bask their eyes with twenty-seven feature films, one Drunken Cinema, the return of the Cartoon Party and...

Morbido 2022: LA EXORCISTA Kicks Off This Year's Festival

With or without us Morbido soldiers on. For the third year in a row we find ourselves very much missing our friends and family at Morbido. It is for the best as safety is one of the festival's priorities. Barring...

Now Streaming: KAREN PIRIE, Cold Case Heats Up

Lauren Lyle stars in a quickly absorbing mystery series, created and written by Emer Kenny and directed by Gareth Bryn, now streaming on BritBox.

Friday One Sheet: EDEN

This is the second time Villuti Creative Studio (the studio that did the exceptional key art for Dennis Villeneuve's Enemy) has been featured for Spanish eco-spa horror picture Edén. While the first one featured the vastness of the wilderness, the...