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MotelX 2020: Lisbon Genre Festival Lineup Includes LA LLORONA, THE RENTAL And HOST

Last month we shared the hopeful news that our friends at MotelX, the kick-ass genre film festival in Lisbon, Portugal, were prepping a live edition of their next festival. With some changes to their format and an extra couple days...

Review: HOLY TRINITY, Sly, Subversive Exploration of Queer Spirituality

Twenty-one years ago, a then little-known writer-director, M. Night Shyamalan (Glass, Split, Unbreakable), found the sweetest of hooks for his third, feature-length film, The Sixth Sense: A character who can communicate with the dead (whether they want to or not)....

THE RENTAL Trailer: This Will Never Be Over

Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand star in Dave Franco's feature directorial debut.

THE RENTAL: 16 Seconds to Tease a Great Location

To be frank, I am not, in general, a fan of brief videos that tease longer videos, yet I must admit that, nonetheless, the brief video for The Rental intrigues me, despite myself. The 16-second video showcases nothing, really, except...

DEPRAVED: Larry Fessenden and Joe Swanberg Partner on Frankenstein Re-Imagining

Independent horror icon Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter), will direct a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein called Depraved from his own script. Depraved centers on Henry, a field surgeon suffering from PTSD after combat in the Middle East,...

SXSW 2015 Review: UNCLE KENT 2 Doesn't Care About This Review

...If it did, this write up would be for a very different film. One, perhaps, closer in resemblance to Uncle Kent 1 - a Joe Swanberg Sundance selection from 2011 that, by no means, begs for a sequel.So what is...

Sundance 2015 Interview: DIGGING FOR FIRE With Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg has never looked to filmmaking as a means of escapism. With an eye attuned to realism, Swanberg has a great talent for exploring and working through themes of relationships and ageing and the correlation between the two....

Melbourne 2014 Review: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Boosted By Its Characters

Joe Swanberg directs and stars in an 'indie' family drama that is as equally generic as the non-descript title suggests. The free-formed plot involves a couple with a child; Jeff (Swanberg) and author Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and the slight stress...

Review: THE SACRAMENT Is Delicious Kool-Aid For Thirsty Viewers

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated as...

New To Netflix: Miscellany Or Potpourri?

In this edition of our biweekly Netflix column, the complete lack of focus is exactly the point. From a huge Oscar-winning animated film to a micro-sized black and white period piece on the early days of computer chess, and...

THE SACRAMENT: Watch This 'Brother And Sister' Clip From Ti West's Horror

Ti West's latest horror film The Sacrament is currently available on iTunes and OnDemand. It will open in cinemas on June 6. CraveOnline got an exclusive clip from the film to share with everyone. So a virtual pat on their...

Cannes 2014: Epic Pictures To Take V/H/S VIRAL

The V/H/S franchise is going to go viral at Cannes. Epic Pictures Group will handle sales for the third installment of the found footage horror franchise, V/H/S Viral, at the market this year. The Collective and Bloody Disgusting are producing...

Review: PROXY Dwells On The Dark Side Of Parenthood

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caregiver. The central idea around which everything swirls in Zack Parker's Proxy is as brilliant...

THE SACRAMENT Trailer Unsettles As It Reaches For The Light

A new green-band trailer for Ti West's The Sacrament reinforces the impression that this is a mighty unsettling film. From the official synopsis: The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to...

Watch The Red Band Trailer For Ti West's THE SACRAMENT

House of the Devil and The Innkeepers director Ti West broadens his palette with his latest effort, The Sacrament, a dark tale of starkly realistic religious fanaticism. Here's the how the Toronto International Film Festival described the film at its...

Review: WHITE REINDEER Decks The Halls With Boughs Of Hilarious

Not every Christmas can be a merry one, but the punishment Zach Clark puts his protagonist Suzanne (Anna Margaret Hollyman) through in his third feature outing, White Reindeer, gives a whole new meaning to bah humbug. Luckily, Clark infuses a...

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are...

Quentin Tarantino's Top Ten Films Of The Year: From GRAVITY To THE LONE RANGER

Quentin Tarantino sure loves making top lists. Aside of his contributions to the Sight & Sound polls, there's Tarantino's favorite films since Reservoir Dogs, spaghetti westerns, grindhouse films and even death scenes and killer movie moments. While his genre knowledge...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: PROXY Dwells On The Dark Side Of Parenting

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caregiver. The central idea around which everything swirls in Zack Parker's Proxy is as brilliant...

TIFF 2013 Review: THE SACRAMENT Will Make You Want To Drink The Kool-Aid

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated...