Tag: scifi

Friday One Sheet: Czech ALIEN, LOLA, CINDERELLA

We have talked in the past about the surreal and avant garde key art from 1970s and 1980s era Poland. It is worth highlighting some superb (and bold) posters from the former Czechoslovakian Socialist Republic of the similar era, that...

NIGHT RAIDERS Giveaway: Win an iTunes Code For Danis Goulet's Sci-fi Thriller

2043 - in a dystopian future a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate...

Nightstream 2021 Review: KING CAR, A Car For The People

A mechanical messiah promises to bring power to the people of Brazil after new legislation threatens the livelihoods of the proletariat in Renata Pinheiro's painfully topical King Car (Carro Rei).  Uno (Luciano Pedro, Jr.) has always had a way with...

Blood in the Snow 2021: Canadian Genre Fest Teams up With Super Channel For Another Digital Event, And...

As we enter the back quarter of the year our attention turns once again to the folks at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival.   In the face of adversity last year the festival forged a partnership with Super...

Review: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, Tom Hardy Aside, A Must-Miss Superhero Flick

Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams star in the action-adventure, directed by Andy Serkis.

Blu-ray Review: THE DEAD ZONE Remains Devastating, Prophetic

The Dead Zone. I've seen this 1983 film several times, and with each viewing, I love the film more. Scream Factory's recently released collector's edition of The Dead Zone is the definitive home "video" version (at least so far). Directed...

FIN Atlantic 2021 Review: TITANE, Extreme Body Pleasure and Pain

Carrie Fisher once described her body as a bag to carry her brain around. There's a book about women's health entitled 'Our Bodies, Ourselves'. We often talk about of our bodies as being separate from us, and yet they are...

IMPLANTED Exclusive Clip: Your Vitals Are Currently Stable

Sarah, a struggling young woman living in Brooklyn, agrees to volunteer as an experimental test subject for a pharmaceutical company called Dynamic Health Cure and to be implanted with the LEXX nanochip. Sarah hopes that the money received for her...

Toronto 2021 Review: DUNE, A Handsome, But Stoic, Do Over

There is a row of palm trees in front of the outer wall of the capital city of Arrakis, the desert planet also known as Dune. They require massive amounts of resources, and have grown straight & tall, tended by...

Toronto 2021 Review: NIGHT RAIDERS, Dystopia and Hope of the Past and Future

It can often feel in recent events that we are seeing the end of civilization as we know it (if not the end of human life all together). But too often people, especially white westerners, forget that the end of...

Mammoth Lakes 2021 Line-Up Features ULTRASOUND, MAN UNDER TABLE And WHAT JOSIAH SAW

The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival announced their lineup for this year's in-person film festival, happening at the end of September. Of particular notice are some films that we have enjoyed over the past year.    Rob Schroeder's Ultrasound is picking...

TIN CAN: Canadian Rights For The Sci-fi Thriller Picked up by levelFILM

  Seth A. Smith's new film, the sci-fi thriller Tin Can, has been acquired by local distributor levelFILM for Canadian distribution in early 2022.    Our own Kurt Halfyard saw Tin Can at Fantasia. He liked it so much that he...

Review: REMINISCENCE, Sci-Fi Dystopia Sinks Under Overly Familiar World-Building

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandiwe Newton star in the sci-fi thriller, written and directed by Lisa Joy.

Fantasia 2021 Review: BORN OF WOMAN Shorts Program Packs Punches, Perspectives

[Still from Lucia Forner Segarra's Dana.] Every year, I look forward to seeing what the Fantasia programming team has curated for their many shorts programs, and every year since its inauguration, the Born of Woman shorts program has blown me...

Fantasia 2021 Review: TIN CAN, Industrial Grade Medical Nightmare Fuel

For many, a hospital visit is an exhausting house of horrors and bodily function humiliation, a prison on the road to wellness, where consent is as much implied as it is expected.   Imagine your choices, and your suffering, at...

Fantasia 2021 Review: Blockbuster SEOBOK Spotlights the God Complex in Science

Directed and written by Lee Yong-ju, (Posessed, Architecture 101) South Korean blockbuster Seobok was one of those festival films that I happened upon and loved. Thanks, Fantasia (who has the Canadian premiere)!  I'm not sure what's going on in South Korea's...

Neuchâtel 2021 Review: TIDES (aka. THE COLONY)

This year the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival had a treat for the locals programmed in at the end: the International première of Swiss film-maker Tim Fehlbaum's apocalyptic science fiction action drama Tides (soon to be released state-side as The...

Review: SETTLERS, Wherever We Go, There We Are

Uniquely American, the Western genre has changed radically over the last century, from nationalistic, myth-building propaganda to revisionist self-critique, specifically of the colonialist narrative that centered white Europeans and left indigenous peoples, in the margins at best or primitive, violent...

DUNE Trailer Fleshes Out the Story

The new (and maybe final?) trailer for Dune has dropped, this time revealing a lot more of the plot, for those who might be unfamiliar. And I'm guessing that who the studio is trying to attract; they know fans of...

Shout! Factory TV Presents 'Piranhathon Bites Back-to-Back' Streaming August 9

You know you've thought to yourself, 'What if... what if I could watch two Piranha movies - the original and it's remake, specifically - over and over and over and over and over and over... again'. Well, Shout! Factory TV...