International: Latin America

Review: SUNDOWN, Quietly Extreme and Surreal

Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in a drama directed by Michel Franco.

SENORITA 89 Trailer Warns: Beauty Pageants Can Be Deadly

Quickly swerving from any expected paths, Senorita 89 looks to be an atypical series, at least judging from its trailer, which you can watch below. Ilse Salas, Ximena Romo, Bárbara López, Natasha Dupeyrón, Leidi Gutiérrez and Coty Camacho star in...

Review: NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT Strikes an Emotional Chord

Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man living with his wife, Dalia, in their Argentine colonial apartment. This is the last night of his life and Ulysses will start to experience frightening events in his apartment and throughout the building. They are...

THE RED BOOK RITUAL Trailer And Poser Reveal. A New Collection of Horror Shorts From Black Mandala

Three friends decide to play “The Red Book Game”. What they don't know is that in the house evil is waiting to be released. A long time ago a witch died as part of a satanic ritual. Every question they...

DarkStar Films and BlackMafia Films, Two New Labels For Your Extreme Horror Needs

This is for the fans of extreme horror. Two new labels, DarkStar Films and BlackMafia Films, were announced this week. The two distribution companies already have a lineup of titles available on Goredrome.    There is not much else to...

Opening This Week: BREEDER, BORREGO, and THE FREE FALL Detail Dangers

Also: 'Old Strangers,' ''Italian Studies,' 'The Pink Cloud,' Shattered,' and more.

Now on Blu-ray: EMA Burns Bright

Directed by Pablo Larraín, Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael Garcia Bernal star in a pulsating drama from Chile, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films.

Exclusive KING CAR Clip: Please Fasten Your Seatbelt

"Fasten your seatbelt," says the car to the passenger, and for very good reason. In King Car, Renata Pinheiro's dramatic sci-fi thriller from Brazil, an automobile appears to have become sentient. As our own J Hurtado noted in his review,...

Review: KING CAR, A Big, Wild Swing

Okado do Canal, Jules Elting, and Matheus Nachtergaele star in a sci-fi thriller from Brazil, directed by Renata Pinheiro.

SUNDOWN Trailer Is a Masterclass in How to Cut a Preview

If you want a brilliant example on how to edit a trailer and artistically present the premise of a film, focusing on mood rather than spoilers, then Sundown has you covered. Superbly so. It is only 4 days into the new...

NOCTURNA Series Coming to DVD and Digital This January

One of my favorite films of the year, Gonzalo Calzada's Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night, and it's accompanying film, Nocturna: Side B - Where the Elephants Go to Die, are coming to DVD and Digital on...

Blood Window Awards 2021: Óscar Martín's UPIRO Impresses LAB Jury

As Ventana Sur wraps up today in Buenos Aires the awards for each program were announced. Of particular interest to us, of course, was the winners from Blood Window LAB and Blood Window Screenings - the lineup of films presented...

Blood Window LAB 2021: Impressions From This Year's Projects

Blood Window LAB began on Tuesday with two pitch sessions in house during the day. Short introductory videos were created for those of us watching the market from afar. It presents a disadvantage of course because you know you’re missing...

KING CAR Revvs Up With Seriously Smashing New Trailer

Has your car ever talked to you? Oh, sure, maybe the engine sings to you on the highway, but, seriously, what if you car speaks to you in a reasonable tone and in a convincing manner? You'd have to listen,...

Tallinn 2021: Exclusive A PLACE CALLED DIGNITY Poster Premiere for Chilean Cult Drama

Chilean director Matías Rojas Valencia enters a cult Colonia Dignidad founded by Nazis in his sophomore feature film

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...

Blood Window 2021: Six LatAm Titles Vie For Local And International Attention in Screenings Section

See the LatAm horror films of tomorrow, today. Ventana Sure kicks off at the end of the month in Buenos Aires and our friends at Blood Window have been announcing their programs. Today comes word on the six films selected...

Selected Projects For Blood Window LAB in Ventana Sur 2021

That time of year approaches when our attention turns to Argentina and the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur. Once more we will not be able to attend in person because of, you know, but we will be participating to...

HIDDEN IN THE WOODS Sequel Moves Ahead With U.S. And German Rights Already Locked Up

Variety reported yesterday that 8-Films in Germany have acquired the German and U.S. rights for the sequel to Hidden in the Woods, the rape-revenger thriller from Chilean Valladares.   Made back in 2012 the original film was about two sisters,...

Review: SPENCER, Pablo Lorrain Balances Formalist Approach with Humanism

Kristen Stewart stars in yet another major film from director Pablo Larrain, a modern master in cinema. Do not miss seeing the film on the big screen.