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quietearth [Celluloid 02.25.21] Germany post apocalyptic scifi

Tim Fehlbaum is back and he's re-teamed with Roland Emmerich for his second post apocalyptic film Tides. While the trailer and outline are sparse on details, the cinematography looks incredible. For those who missed director Tim Fehlbaum's previous PA flick HELL, QE recommends it. Tides will be premiering at Berlinale's 71st edition soon. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 02.20.21] drama crime

Writer, director, and producer Tiller Russell has a thing for criminals. Over the year's he has produced and directed a variety of features, documentaries, and TV series about everything from inmates on a sports team to The Night Stalker. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 02.03.21] horror

Adam is living alone in the cabin, but for the company of his dog. He spends his time obsessively combing through old family albums and taking long walks in the forest, thinking about the family secrets, of his mother's mental illness, and his grandmother's obsession with the spirit Sator who she insists talks to her. He listens to hours of his mother's strange ramb... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 02.03.21] action drama western vampires

Teen vampires have never gone out of fashion but 1987 was a particularly good year for angsty vampire movies. In July, The Lost Boys, arguably one of the touchstones of the sub-genre (if you can call it that) was released, followed later that year by Near Dark. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.29.21] Spain drama vampires war

Spanish writer/director Igor Legarreta's name is likely most recognized this side of the Atlantic as the writer of Gabe Ibáñez's rather good robot uprising movie Automata (review), but over the last few years he's also directed his first feature film and his sophomore effort is looking very promising. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.29.21] drama

Let me tell you. Seeing Frank Grillo in a movie where he’s not wielding a gun is... weird. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 01.29.21] comedy drama dystopic

Cards on the table: Southland Tales has long been one of my favourite films. It is flawed, confusing, often frustrating, but it is a singular vision, and one to which I immediately responded all those years ago when I saw it on DVD. Somehow, I now own both the DVD and Blu Ray (and this new double pack Arrow edition), as well as the prequel graphic novel which sets u... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.15.21] horror

The opening images of the trailer for Jordan Graham's Sator are striking: the black and white combined with the voice over are eerie and for a moment, I thought this was a documentary. And then the trailer kicks into color, the mystery grows and by the end of the trailer, though I wasn't sure what was happening, I was completely sold on seeing this movie. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 01.15.21]

Looking for something fun to do next weekend that doesn’t involve scrolling through endless lists of movies and TV shows to find something to watch? Well then look no further than Dark Star Pictures’ free online film festival! [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.15.21] Canada horror

Directing a horror movie is never an easy feat but for Canadian director Robert Cuffley, his first foray into the genre was a liberating experience. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.07.21] fantasy

It's nearly impossible to figure out the plot of The Wanting Mare solely from watching the trailer but one thing is certain: this movie looks spectacular. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.07.21] horror

Director Kourosh Ahari made a big splash in the movie world last year as the director of the first US-produced film to receive a theatrical release in Iran since the revolution. The movie in question: The Night. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.07.21] Canada horror

Cuffley's first foray into horror isn't full of jump-scares or gore, the type of horror movie one might expect from a filmmaker looking to make a short-lived splash. Instead, the movie is clearly the work of a filmmaker who values story, character, and focuses on performance to really get at the heart of the thing: in this case, a woman on the verge of a mental brea... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 01.06.21] action thriller history war

If you’ve ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 thriller “Rope,” then you must have very likely experienced the same level of immersion after watching Sam Mendes’ “1917.” The film recently appeared on streaming services domestically and after finally viewing the film, I was blown away. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.18.20] Canada horror

Devon Sawa is no stranger to the horror genre but in the second phase of his career, he's become a little more selective about the projects he attaches himself to. The latest is Hunter Hunter. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.17.20] scifi action adventure

Frank Grillo might not be back but the follow-up to Beyond Skyline has it's own set of ass-kicking prowess in the mix. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.09.20] horror

Listen. I'm still as disappointed as you are by the fact that Neil Marshall's Hellboy was such a mess but I still like much of Marshall's work and I'm always up for a dark and dirty period piece and The Reckoning appears to be just that. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.03.20] thriller mystery

For his feature film debut, writer/director Braden R. Duemmler brings together the light-in-the-sky concept with the drama of a teenage girl crushing on her mother's fiance. On paper it sounds like a strange mix but on screen, the concepts compliment each other and come together to great effect in What Lies Below. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.20.20] scifi action

Well here's something a little unexpected. While most movies are pushing their releases into next year, Sony has actually pushed up the date of their upcoming action extravaganza Monster Hunters. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.20.20] thriller drama

It was only a matter of time before Lynne Ramsay and Stephen King came together. Both creators have a tendency for exploring dark themes and complicated characters and now we'll get to see just what Ramsay does with a King original. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.19.20] scifi thriller

One of the most interesting sci-fi thrillers I've seen this year is Eric Schultz feature film debut Minor Premise. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.19.20] Canada horror thriller

Camille Sullivan stars with Devon Sawa, and Nick Stahl in Hunter Hunter, the new film from writer/director Shawn Linden. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.17.20] scifi action

2020 may well end up being one of the worse years in recent memory but when we look back at this year, there will be at least one moment of joy in all of it: the release of Skylines. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [DVD News 11.14.20] Australia scifi drama

Writer/director Seth Larney's 2067 is an entertaining time-travel tale that also happens to feature an important message. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 11.09.20] Canada scifi horror drama

Just when you thought that film festivals in North America would be mostly relegated to online screenings, in comes the annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.09.20] horror

The trailer for Braden R. Duemmler's feature film debut What Lies Beneath is exactly the kind of thing that piques my interest in a movie. It's a little bit of a bait and switch but one that generally proves to be fairly effective. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [General News 11.09.20] post apocalyptic video game

We first heard of writer/director Gabriel Kalim Mucci with the release of his short film Lunatique (watch short) and since then, he's been keeping busy with no less than four projects in some part of production this year. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.09.20] horror drama

Adrienne Biddle has been working in the film business for decades, but she's perhaps best known for her long-time collaboration with Bryan Bertino. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.06.20] action adventure

Writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer really impressed me with last year's Daniel Isn't Real which provided an interesting new take on a familiar story and delivered it with an assurance of a seasoned filmmaker. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.02.20]

It's been an interesting year for festivals and while things were shaky in the early part of the year, the fall festival run has actually been pretty great with fairly wide access to Fantasia, TIFF, FantasticFest and now, perhaps the most exciting of them all, for genre fans at least, is Nightstream. [Continue reading]

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