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John Connor [Celluloid 10.18.18] Russia thriller

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired rights to Pavel Lungin’s Russian thriller, QUEEN OF SPADES and will release the film On-demand & Digital platforms October 30 in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand! [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Film Festival 10.16.18] Mexico horror fantasy

After a few dire statistics about missing women and children in Mexican border towns are displayed onscreen during the credits questioning what happens to the orphans left behind and a brief opening where a child holds a gun to an obliviously drunk man's head but doesn't pull the trigger, we are transported to a classroom where young Estrella (Paola Lara), encourage... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.15.18] comedy thriller crime

Andrew Garfield stars as Sam, an out of work Hollywood casual, hints suggest he's a wanna-be writer but I don't recall him ever saying what he used to do for a living. He spends his days on his patio, spying on one of his neighbours who enjoys feeding her many birds and watering her plants topless, having occasional hook-ups with a friend who may or may not be his g... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.15.18] Ireland (Republic of) comedy drama

The Favourite stars Lanthimos regular Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah, a high-ranking lady in the court of Queen Anne (a brilliant Olivia Colman) who also has the Queen's ear in everything. The two are long-time friends and it's clear from early on that Lady Sarah is the one leading the country; the powerful woman behind the Queen. Into this cozy arrangement comes Abigai... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] France horror drama

Climax opens with the end credits, followed by an introduction to the 20 dancers who are being interviewed for the job of their lives: the chance to be in a music video that could elevate their careers to the next level. The next time we see the dancers is during a jaw-dropping dance sequence that is as good as anything on display in popular dance movies. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] Canada scifi drama

After a night of drinking that leads to a brawl in the laundry room of their shared work/living space, the group finds a hidden set of stairs to an attic they never knew existed and from there, a mirror that turns out to be the gateway to parallel universes. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.09.18] Russia cyberpunk animation

Russian studio, Evil Pirate Studio, ave debuted an amazing frickin' trailer for their upcoming animated film CyberSlav. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] scifi drama

Though the basic premise of Bill Oliver's feature film debut Jonathan is set-up early on, it's some time before the audience is made fully aware of the circumstances of Jonathan's reserved existence. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 10.09.18] scifi horror thriller

A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year from writer-director Michael Dougherty (Krampus, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters), Trick r’ Treat takes the Creepshow/Tales From The Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [General News 10.04.18] cyberpunk scifi thriller dystopic comic

Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are partnering on a new line of comics and even novels based on Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (itself an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"). [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 10.02.18] scifi horror action thriller adventure

After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral threat runs its course. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.02.18] post apocalyptic scifi action adventure

The best movie ever made is getting a very special release from Arrow video. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.02.18] France scifi animation thriller crime

French animated crime film MFKZ is getting an English redux and an awesome red band trailer has arrived (thanks, First Showing!) [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.02.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror

Canadian developers StoryFix Media are gearing up to release a mysterious choose your path text adventure called The Pulse that has a post-apocalyptic flavor. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.18] Denmark drama crime

Isabella Eklof's Holiday follows Sascha as she feels her way in this world of crime and though she clearly knows the people she's in Turkey to meet, there's also a feeling that she's testing the waters of what she can and can't get away with. Michael, her boyfriend and the leader of their band of drug traffickers, is clearly used to having women follow his every whi... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.01.18] Australia horror

3rd Night is a new horror film from Australia shot by up-and-coming director Adam Graveley (Killer Experience), the film brings two poachers to a remote home where a newly married couple are terrorized in their new farmhouse with no way to escape. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.18] Italy drama crime

Garrone, best known for Gomorrah and Tale of Tales (review), returns to the underbelly of society to a rundown neighbourhood in an unidentified Italian seaside community. It's a place with crumbling buildings and plazas, a place that feels old but alive with a sense of community and one of the best liked members of that community is Marcello, the dog-obsessed owner ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.01.18] Canada scifi thriller

Set in an undisclosed time that is either today or years in the future, Level 16 stars Katie Douglas and Celina Martin as Vivian and Sophia, a pair of young women we first meet as girls. They're living at The Vestalis Academy, a boarding school for orphan girls who are being trained for adoption into wealthy families when they turn into young women. The headmistress... [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 09.25.18] scifi horror action thriller adventure

Solo flies onto home video this week. Fans will likely dig the adventurous if pithy action adventure. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.25.18] horror thriller

Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films have released the first trailer for the upcoming horror-thriller I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD. Directed by Chad Archibald and written by Jayme LaForest (The Heretics, Bite), I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD is an unsettling tale of terror that combines an unnerving crime thriller with an original ghost story. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.25.18] thriller

Painless is an interesting looking thriller from the mind of director Jordan Horowitz (Angel of Nanjing). The film is based on the real life character Henry Long who lived a life without the ability to feel pain. The films asks how one could one live, love and cope in a world without pain? [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.19.18] Canada thriller dystopic

One of the projects I'm most excited to see this autumn is writer/director Danishka Esterhazy's latest tale of horror and woe: Level 16. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.19.18] cyberpunk scifi thriller adventure

Keanu Reeves is back in another cyberpunk movie called Replicas. We first reported on the film last year with a previous trailer, but since then the film has reportedly been undergoing some changes and this new trailer has emerged in quite a different form. Watch both if you can. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.19.18] Canada thriller

Writer/director Michael Peterson's feature film debut Lloyd the Conqueror made a bit of a splash in its festival run a few years ago and now the director is back with a tale which is far darker than and menacing than that film ever was: Knuckleball. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 09.19.18] scifi horror thriller

In the latest adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian novel, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman... and begins to rebel against society. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.17.18] scifi thriller western adventure dystopic

Explore uncharted territory on the hunt for intergalactic treasures with the premiere of sci-fi western Prospect launching November 2 exclusively in Regal theaters nationwide from Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.14.18] horror action drama

Mandy stars Nicholas Cage and Andrea Riseborough as Red and Mandy respectively, a couple living a low key, charmed sort of existence. The pair work but their joy in life comes from the time they spend together. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.14.18] comedy

What could be better than house-sitting a fabulous rent controlled apartment in New York City for the summer and hosting parties for all of your friends? How about a winning lottery ticket to help finance those summer parties? But when the ticket goes missing, a brother and sister become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen their winn... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.14.18] Sweden scifi

Aniara is a Swedish sci-fi film that was completely off my radar until it premiered at TIFF today. The early buzz is strong enough that I'm completely intrigued. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.14.18] Italy thriller mystery giallo grindhouse avant-garde

Abrakadabra, directed by brothers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti, will have its world premiere at the upcoming SITGES Film Festival in October where it will compete in the “Panorama Fantàstic” and “Blood Window” categories.

Abrakadabra was one of seven films selected to participate in the "Upcoming Fantastic Films" section at CANN... [Continue reading]

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