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John Connor [Celluloid 04.08.21] action adventure

Film fans have been left stranded by the recent pandemic, with a host of big releases continually put back in anticipation of theaters reopening this year. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.05.21] horror cult

Fans of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre will want to take note of a shiny new release of the horror classic coming care of the good folks at Severin Films. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.05.21] Argentina post apocalyptic action thriller

Scavenger is the feature film debut of writer/directors Eric Fleitas and Luciana Garraza and while the movie is clearly a scrappy, low-budget affair, it looks like a pretty promising, under-the-radar PA thriller. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.05.21] thriller crime

Phillip Noyce has long been a purveyor of great thrillers, from Patriot Games and Rabbit-Proof Fence to Salt and while he's kept busy both producing and directing over the last decade, his work has mostly been in TV though that's clearly changing in the coming years as he's currently attached to a number of feature films. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.05.21] drama

The real-life story behind Zola is as strange and bizarre as the movie appears to be. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.26.21] United Kingdom horror

Ben Wheatley is back and he appears to be in as fine a form as ever. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.25.21] thriller crime

Assassin movies are a dime a dozen but once in a while one comes along that feels like it might be a little better than your average and The Virtuoso looks like it might just fit the bill. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.18.21] horror

Phobias is not your average anthology film. To begin with, it features a selection of phobias that are not instantly recognizable, and what's more it comes from the executive producing team of Radio Silence, the filmmaking team behind Ready or Not and the upcoming Scream sequel. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.16.21] documentary

Hippies listening to the Grateful Dead, guns, pot, and Big Foot? These are all at the center of Sasquatch. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.11.21] scifi horror thriller

Mathieu Turi, director of the post-apocalyptic film Hostile (which releases Sept. 4) is finished his next film, the intriguing sounding thriller, Meander and it's coming out this month in Europe. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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 (1 comment)]

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]

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