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Blood Window Awards 2021: Óscar Martín's UPIRO Impresses LAB Jury

As Ventana Sur wraps up today in Buenos Aires the awards for each program were announced. Of particular interest to us, of course, was the winners from Blood Window LAB and Blood Window Screenings - the lineup of films presented...

Blood Window LAB 2021: Impressions From This Year's Projects

Blood Window LAB began on Tuesday with two pitch sessions in house during the day. Short introductory videos were created for those of us watching the market from afar. It presents a disadvantage of course because you know you’re missing...

Veteran Fest Pros Announce Kani Releasing, Asian Focused Boutique Home Video Label

Veteran film pros Ariel Esteban Cayer (Fantasia) and Pearl Chan (Good Move Media) today announced the launch of their new boutique home video label, Kani Releasing. The distrbutor will focus on bringing classic and contemporary Asian cinema to North American...

Review: SILENT NIGHT, A Catastrophic Christmas

Not all is as it seems when families and old friends meet up in the picturesque English countryside to enjoy what will turn out to be a revelatory last Christmas supper together, but there's something they know that we don't...

Tallin 2021 Review: UPURGA, Latvian Mystery Thriller is About More Than You Think

Andrejs is a rafting instructor who is haunted by a tragic event his past. When he learns that his sister, Mara, and her vlogging team want to go into the woods to shoot a bit for her vlog, he insists...

DOC NYC 2021 Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, The Unlikeliest Success Story In Action Cinema

The greatest cinematic surprises often come from the unlikeliest beginnings. In the case of Cathryne Czubek's Once Upon a Time in Uganda, those beginnings are the slums of Wakaliga, Kampala, Uganda. The humble origin story of Wakaliwood and its ever...

NIGHTMARE ALLEY Trailer & Character Posters: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Maestro of visually stunning fantastical cinema Guillermo del Toro's latest film Nightmare Alley is set to drop in theatres beginning next month (at least in North America, many European nations will have to wait until January). The remake of the...

Book Review: Guillermo del Toro: The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work

Guillermo del Toro is an endlessly fascinating filmmaker and human being. His films are phantasmagorical and meticulous in their details, particularly the art direction. The fantasies he brings to screen — both his big-budget studio films and more personal, artistic...

Tallinn 2021 Review: POST MORTEM Chases Post Modern Ghosts

Directed by Péter Bergendy, Hungary's official submission for the Academy Awards is a period horror drama, fusing genre and arthouse filmmaking with a mainstream veneer.

Tallinn 2021: Exclusive A PLACE CALLED DIGNITY Poster Premiere for Chilean Cult Drama

Chilean director Matías Rojas Valencia enters a cult Colonia Dignidad founded by Nazis in his sophomore feature film

Review: DOUBLE WALKER, An Examined Life, An Uncertain Retribution

The saying goes that there are no atheists in a foxhole. I would probably disagree, but I can see the point, as I could understand anyone perhaps trying to bargain their way out of death, or, at least if they...

CUFF.Docs 2021: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, WOODLANDS DARK And SATOSHI KON - THE ILLUSIONIST Highlight Lineup

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival is returning for an in-person event for the first time in two years in Calgary, Canada. The festival is returning to the Globe Cinema for five nights, from November 24th through 28th, and will have an...

PEPPERGRASS: Black Fawn Acquires Canadian Rights, Releases Trailer And Poster For Canadian Thriller

During a pandemic, a pregnant restaurateur plots to rob a priceless truffle from a reclusive veteran.   Our friends at Black Fawn Distribution have acquired the Canadian rights for the Canadian thriller Peppergrass from filmmakers Steven Garbas and Chantelle Han....

Blood Window 2021: Six LatAm Titles Vie For Local And International Attention in Screenings Section

See the LatAm horror films of tomorrow, today. Ventana Sure kicks off at the end of the month in Buenos Aires and our friends at Blood Window have been announcing their programs. Today comes word on the six films selected...

Severin Films To Ring In 2022 With A Warning: DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE Or Face DELIRIUM

L.A based cult film distributors Severin Films today announced a duo of Video Nasties from the dawn of the home video revolution for release in January of 2022. First up is Joseph Ellison's notorious fire hazard, Don't Go In the...

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...

RAD: Encore Dates Added to Canadian Anniversary Screenings of 80s BMX Classic

Thirty-five years ago you could not go anywhere without tripping over a BMX bike. We could not begin to explain just how massive BMX culture was in the 80s. But if there were any films that captured the moment Hal...

Taika Waititi Attached to Film Adaptation of Jorodowsky And Moebious' THE INCAL

Well... this is massive.    Taika Waititi is attached to co-write and direct a film adaptation of Alejandro Jorodowsky's comic book The Incal, an iconic sci-fi and cult property he made with the equally iconic and late artist, Moebious. Publisher...

ALIEN ON STAGE, THE SADNESS, WOODLANDS DARK & More at Saskatoon Fantastic 2021

It's my personal belief that the advent of home movie watching, be it by television, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and now streaming, has actually increased the interest in smaller indie and genre films, and helped to create the wonderful network of...

THEY LIVE IN THE GREY: Shudder Acquires Vang Brothers' Supernatural Horror

While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. In order to save the parents from losing the custody of their child, she must confront her own fears...