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NOLA Horror Fest 2018: 8th Annual Fest Announces Lineup And Schedule

The folks at the NOLA Horror Film Fest released the lineup and schedule for this year's festival. This is the eighth year that the festival has brought fiercely indpedant horror cinema to The Big Easy.    The schedule itself is...

Locarno 2018 Review: Grief and Past Yield Transformative Experience in A FAMILY SUBMERGED

María Alché´s debut feature has a spellbinding and palpable effect turning the viewing experience into lucid dreaming

Lima 2018 Review: ROBAR A RODIN, Trolling People Like A Boss

In July 2005, a valuable sculpture by Auguste Rodin was stolen from an exhibition in the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. Robar a Rodin (Stealing Rodin), a documentary from Cristóbal Valenzuela Berríos, chronicles the events as the...

Lima 2018 Review: LA EDUCACIÓN DEL REY, A Solid, No-Frills Festival Breather

There are certain things you expect from movies playing at a festival. Most of the time, it's more auteur-driven films, experimental, low-key works, a more personal style of filmmaking, movies unconcerned with their commercial prospects, and so on; this is...

DEAD TEENAGER SEANCE: New Short on The Way From O DIABO MORA AQUI Duo

Brazilian filmmakers Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini have been on our radar for a few years now. Their short film M is for Mailbox made an impression during the competition section for the first ABCs of Death anthology. They followed...

Lima 2018 Review: Father And Son Bond Over One HUNTING SEASON

Despondent and lashing out after the recent death of his mother, teenager Nahuel (Lautaro Bettoni) is sent to stay for a while with his estranged biological father, Ernesto (Germán Palacios), who lives and works as a hunting guide in the...

Lima 2018 Review: RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME, an Okay Tribute to a Music Legend

Another year, another edition of the Lima Film Festival opens its doors. With Fiction and Documentary competitions that tend to favor dramas and social issues -- though sometimes a few oddballs stick out; this year, the brilliant Brazilian werewolf tale...

Fantasia 2018 Review: The Dead Don't Rest In THE NIGHTSHIFTER

Stênio (Daniel de Oliveira), a Brazilian morgue worker, spends his nights talking to the corpses he has laid out on the slab. I guess I can imagine the kind of loneliness that might come along with a job like that,...

Fantasia 2018 Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Grue

The time honoured Anthology film. There are no shortage of them on the festival circuit, particularly in horror-genre circles. Rarely, however, do they come with such pedigree as Nightmare Cinema. It seems Mick Garris has not entirely scratched the itch...

Fantasia 2018: Dare to Watch The Hardcore Trailer For Dennison Ramalho's THE NIGHTSHIFTER

Thanks to Brazilian director Dennison Ramalho I have long had an intense fear of high heels and nails ever since I was on a short film jury where I first saw his 2011 film Ninjas.    If this brutal and...

Friday One Sheet: EL ANGEL

The top-down persepective, the teal and white framing, and the clean yellow type-face all make for a meticulously designed bit of key art for Argentinian serial killer biopic, El Angel. Sure, it might be very, very reminiscent of the poster...

Fantasia 2018: Final Wave! MANDY is Coming! New Films From Donnie Yen And Takashi Miike. And a Musical Treat From Goblin's Maurizio Guarini!

The final wave of titles have just been announced for this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. If you thought the festival could not cram any more cinematic greatness into its schedule you only have to look below to see that...

FrightFest 2018: THE RANGER Opens, CLIMAX Closes Record-Breaking 19th Edition, Full Line-Up Announced

The full line-up for Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, the 19th edition of the London-based horror extravaganza, has just been announced and it is bursting at the seams with epic fear-infused awesomeness. Jenn Wexler's post-modern punk slasher The Ranger will open...

FANGES 2018: A Free Weekend of LatAm And Spanish Horror in Santiago Chile This Weekend

A weekend of free screenings of terrific Spanish language genre cinema awaits the populace of Santiago, Chile.    The Fanges International Fantasy and Genre Film Festival will be in town from June 30th to July 1st and features a lineup...

Frontières at Fantasia 2018: Second Wave of Titles, Arctic Chills And Created By Women

As July approaches the Screen Anarchy team is counting down the days until the arrival of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Select memebers of the team will be in Montreal to cover the tenth edition of the Frontieres Co-Production Film...

Oak Cliff 2018 Review: VIRUS TROPICAL Explores The Life Of One Young Girl Searching For Her Grand Adventure

From first time feature director Santiago Caicedo, Virus Tropical is a wonderful look at the challenge of growing up through the eyes of a middle class girl from Quito in Ecuador. The film is a black and white animated feature...

Review: ERES MI PASIÓN, Another Mediocre Mexican Rom-Com/Soccer Movie

Anwar Safa's Eres mi pasión opened in Mexico after Tuya, mía… Te la apuesto and Campeones, becoming the third and (hopefully) last Mexican movie about soccer released in the year of the Russia World Cup. This one in particular is...

Fantaspoa 2018: Award Winners And New Distribution Arm Cap Off Festival

Now that the fourteenth edition of the Fantaspoa Film Festival has wrapped up and the Cachaça hangovers have subsided we have time to reflect on this year’s festival and celebrate the award winners.    By all accounts, speaking to those...

Cannes 2018 Review: MURDER ME, MONSTER, A Minimalist Acid-Gore Crime Thriller

Argentinean filmmaker Alejandro Fadel's latest socially conscious thriller blends arthouse and genre into a nightmarish narrative.

O NOME DA MORTE Trailer: When Real Life Goes Haywire

Oh, boy, this could be good. A new trailer for O Nome da Morte (or, The Name of Death) really steps up the action after a tranquil beginning. André Mattos, Matheus Nachtergaele, and Marco Pigossi star; Henrique Goldman directed. Fernando...