Tag: drama

Horrorant 2022: Filip Jan Rymsza And MOSQUITO STATE Take Home Top Honors

After a two year absence Horrorant was back in Athens, Greece, ready to feed the needs of its audience.    Over eleven days attendees got to catch up on some of the best offerings from the international genre community these...

Exclusive: Altered Innocence Acquires Venice Title THE HOLE IN THE FENCE

Our friends at Altered Innocence have let us know that they have acquired the U.S. rights for Joaquín del Paso's thriller, The Hole in the Fence (El hoyo en la cerca).    The film promises to carry a Lord of...

FOXHOLE Exclusive Clip: Jack Fessenden's War Drama in Cinemas This Friday

Jack Fessenden, Fessenden the Younger, son of Larry, has a new film Foxhole coming out this week. Jack's father has made his name in horror and as they say, apples do not fall far from trees. While not an outright...

Friday One Sheet: Bryan Lenning's JOKER

Whatever your feelings about the oddball, glossy-grimy stand-alone Joker -- and people had very strong feelings about either the quality, the nihilism, or the emptiness of Todd Phillips' quasi-remake of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy as a comic-book origin story -- the...

Review: HAPPENING Reflects on Not So Distant Past, Too Close for Comfort

The film is a stark reminder that if we don't keep up the fighting and push back, as absurd as it might sound, we might lose those rights we've been taking for granted.

Now Streaming: BOSCH: LEGACY, Still Searching for Justice

Titus Williver, Madison Lintz and Mimi Rogers star in the L.A. detective show, debuting on the Freeverse streaming service.

John Woo to Reimagine THE KILLER For Peacock/Universal

This was just casually thrown in at the bottom of a general announcement from Peacock today. One of the 'Oh by way' variety, but it's massive news for fans of the golden age of HK cinema, more specifically the Heroic...

CLEAN Blu-ray Giveaway

We've got Blu-rays of Paul Sollet's thriller Clean, starring Adrien Brody, to give away this week!

Calgary Underground 2022 Review: THE RIGHTEOUS Offers A Stark Portrait of Guilt

The Righteous opens with the funeral of a young girl. Her mourning adopted parents, an ex-priest and his wife, still maintain active ties with the biological mother. There is an awkward visit in the family living room, adorned with many...

Friday One Sheet: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

The prolific, one-a-year-but-sometimes-two, output of Hong Sang Soo has yielded some brilliant posters, particularly the 'designing for designers' approach that artist Brian Hung has brought to the key art for his films in recent years.  (Hat tip to Mubi for this 2021...

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE Teaser: Cronenberg is Still The Master of Body Horror

Two words for you: Viggo and Cronenberg. Two more words for you: Body Horror.

Review: THE NORTHMAN, Robert Eggers Gives You What You Want While Deep Diving Into Viking Lore

Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang and Anya Taylor-Joy star in Robert Eggers' new film.

Review: AMBULANCE, Michael Bay Elevates the Bayhem to Extraordinary Heights

To know Michael Bay is to love and/or hate Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon). Through three decades and 15 culturally impactful films, up to and including his latest, mid-budgeted actioner, Ambulance, a remake of a little-known, 80-minute-long,...

THE NORTHMAN Official Poster: Because Cast Collages Sell Tickets

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes THE NORTHMAN, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.   Permit me to be snarky for a moment.   Marketing is a funny and...

AMBULANCE: Bayhem on Full Display With a Billion Car Wrecks in New Trailer

This new trailer for the action thriller Ambulance is for all you Michael Bay lovers out there.   Everything that Bay does really, really well is well on point here. And now someone gave the director some goddamned drones to...

SXSW 2022 Review: SOFT & QUIET, Harrowing Real-Time Thriller Guaranteed to Divide Audiences

A cozy Alt-Right ladies’ luncheon leads to a horrific sequence of events in Beth de Araújo’s real-time wonder, Soft & Quiet. Already once SXSW’s most divisive features, Soft & Quiet will likely continue to split audiences right down the middle...

Miami 2022 Review: PARSLEY, Intimate Portrayal of a Massacre

History, sadly, is filled with massacres, and other disastrous events in which one group of humans inflicts terrible violence upon another group, for reasons that - well, it doesn't matter why. They are called massacres for a reason. And a...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC, A Remarkable Lead Performance Anchors This Stunning Film

My definite pick for the best film at SXSW that is going to have the hardest time making any money is Teemu Nikki’s brilliant Finnish feature, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic. This exceptional experimental work...

SXSW 2022 Exclusive: Desperate Lovers Dance in THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC Clip

Among the breakout hits of this year's SXSW Film Festival is the Finnish genre-bender, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, and for good reason. The story follows Jaako, a blind and disabled man who has formed...

SXSW 2022 Review: JETHICA, Old Friends, Stalkers, And Witchcraft In The Desert

A chance meeting of old friends, a very persistant stalker, and a bit of witchcraft all play a part in writer/director Pete Ohs's curiously quirky Jethica. Elena (Callie Hernandez) and Jenny (Ashley Denise Robinson) are old friends who haven’t seen...