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Blu-ray Review: MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN

John Carpenter -- Halloween, The Thing, In the Mouth of Madness -- is a legend within horror filmmaker circles, with an undeniable reach that has extended beyond the black-clad hordes. In addition to his terrifying titles, he did some more mainstream films. Today, we're going...

Sundance 2018 Review: SWEET COUNTRY, a Powerful Slowburn on Australia's Not-So-Sweet History

Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country opens with Sam Neill's preacher Fred Smith sharing a meal with his Aboriginal farmhands Sam and Lizzie Kelly (exceptional newcomers Hamilton Morris and Natassia Gorey-Furber). "We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord," the preacher sermonizes as he...

CAFE SOCIETY, ELLE, WILDERPEOPLE and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the HKIFF Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30...

Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, Funny and Heartfelt

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last...

THE DAUGHTER: Director Simon Stone Discusses Techniques, Trials And Triumphs

Simon Stone's The Daughter is an interesting debut drama about a small community united by a somewhat brooding lumber mill owner played by Geoffrey Rush. The real focus of the film falls on two families both united by this slowly liquidating timber...

Sundance 2016 Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, An Adventure Worth Taking

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last...

Blu-ray Review: The POSSESSION Release By Mondo Vision Owns All Others

(It's a psychological art-house drama, but with rather more gore, explosions and tentacle-sex than is usual in this genre...) Ever since Criterion coined the term "Special Edition" for some of their laserdiscs, over two decades ago, the concept has...

Opening: THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX Lacks Its Namesake's Touch

The Adventurer reminds me a lot of films from my youth like Something Wicked This Way Comes and Young Sherlock Holmes. Family oriented films, but slightly darker. But, perhaps just going by the title I expected a bit more... fun....

There's Magic In The Cards In Clip From THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX

In anticipation of its theatrical release this Friday we have been given an exclusive clip from the family adventure and fantasy film The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box. The movie is based on the novel Mariah Mundi: The Midas...