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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.06.20] horror

It's been a couple of years since we've seen anything new from writer/director Pearry Reginald Teo but Teo is back with a new horror movie that looks particularly promising. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.03.20]

2019 was certainly an interesting year. There are mixed feelings around these parts as to whether it was a good or bad year in film but however you cut it, the Quiet Earth team saw a few things that we really liked - enough to recommend them. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Contests 12.19.19] drama

Russ Millings is released from a 21-year prison sentence for a minor crime into a world he doesn't recognize. Adjusting to life as a somewhat-free man is hard but he's scraping by, working as a dishwasher and re-learning how to live on the outside. His hard life gets harder when Russ discovers a baby the dumpster and rather than turning it in, goes on the run. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.19.19] scifi thriller

The next film from Christopher Nolan is coming out in 2020 and the first full trailer has been released by Warner Bros. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.19.19] horror thriller

From director/producer Ant Timpson (Turbo Kid) comes a new demented thriller, Come to Daddy. The film stars Elijah Wood as a man in his thirties who receives a cryptic invitation to a remote cabin for a visit with his father after a lifetime of estrangement. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.17.19] United Kingdom horror

The early months of the year have turned into a bit of a dumping ground for movies that are best forgotten but once in a while one comes along that surpasses expectation. Though I don't expect that The Sonata will be breaking any records, I do hope that it at least does right by Rutger Hauer. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.17.19] United Kingdom horror

What happens when a deeply religious nurse finds herself caring for an atheist? She becomes completely obsessed with saving her employer's soul. And things get terribly ugly. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.17.19] horror action thriller drama samurai adventure avant-garde

Starring the iconic and beautiful Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock) in a role that came to define her career, the four-film Female Prisoner Scorpion series charts the vengeance of Nami Matsushima, who assumes the mantle of Scorpion, becoming an avatar of vengeance and survival, and an unlikely symbol of female resistance in a male-dominated world. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.13.19] scifi mystery

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots star as Tom and Gemma, a happy couple looking to start the next step of their life together by purchasing a new home. Curious about a development called Yonder, the couple walks into the sales office for a look and almost immediately find themselves cornered into a road trip "near enough" to see one of the Yonder homes for themselves... [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.12.19] thriller

We first see Mel running through the woods. She looks fierce and determined, a woman with a place to be and little time to deal with anyone; she scarcely glances at the various people she passes on the path. She meets up with a woman in a parking lot who turns out to be her sister coming to provide "support" in Mel's personal marathon; I say personal because there's... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.12.19] Canada scifi drama

Chambers, along with Paloma Kwiatkowski, Robert Naylor, and Sandra Mae Frank, star as a group of college students experimenting with time travel. Their experiments yield results but they don't realize just how successful their experiments are until months after one of them is tragically killed in a car accident and the dead colleague appears seemingly out of nowhere... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.12.19] Canada drama

In one, we have Sylvio Arriola as Frederic, a college philosophy professor in search of romance who harbours an unhealthy, and frankly a little gross, attraction to one of his students. He seems largely uninterested and disengaged from the class and the feeling from the students seems mutual with most of them paying little attention to Frederic's droning on about th... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.11.19] Canada scifi thriller drama

James is clairvoyant and mostly uses his ability to see flashes of the future for personal gain on sports bets and occasionally renting himself out to petty criminals to help them better perform their misdeeds. When he begins to see flashes of his death, James becomes obsessed with changing the future which becomes far more complicated when his actions lead him to a... [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 12.10.19] scifi horror action thriller

Directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein's FREAKS portrays the story of 7-year-old Chloe (Lexy Kolker), who lives in both fear under her father's (Emile Hirsch) protective and paranoid control, and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.10.19] thriller

Saban Films (Stephen King's Cell) have released a trailer for the new UK thriller The Corrupted, starring Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Spall, Charlie Murphy [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.10.19] Canada thriller drama

Dennis is a social outcast. Still living at home and working at the local brewery, he is prone to inappropriate outbursts, harbours feelings of self-entitlement, and is often visited by imaginary women who taunt and emasculate him. Jackie is a 15-year-old girl trying her best to fit in with the popular kids while also being true to herself. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.07.19] Canada thriller mystery

Will’s return isn’t an easy one. He and his family have a fraught history with the townsfolk and he’s not exactly welcome but Will is determined to help the lead investigator Ivy (Natalie Brown) and local cop Joe Fletcher (Aaron Douglas), solve the mystery of his sister’s disappearance - and perhaps also find her in the process. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 12.07.19] horror thriller drama

Set in a small lakeside town plagued by child abductions, Helen Hunt stars as a wife and mother coping with the shame of her recent infidelity and the aftermath of the impact it's had on her family. Her husband is a stoic but distracted local police detective who's investigating the child abductions, and her son is a troubled lad who retreats into his phone while nu... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.06.19] Australia thriller drama crime

Locusts‘ story of a man dealing with the aftermath of a loved one’s death is frequently mined, though screenwriter Angus Watts tries to keep things interesting by infusing a few twists into the story; namely a fraught relationship with a brother, a former girlfriend, and the driving force at the centre of the entire thing: the town drug dealers who are l... [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 12.04.19] horror thriller drama

The startling violent opening to the film shows 6-year-old Luke witnessing a crime scene in his neighbourhood; the aftermath of a mass shooting in a cafe. Here, while staring at the carnage, he meets another young boy, Daniel. The two of them begin talking and wander off together. When Luke's distraught mother finds him in the park she discovers her traumatized son ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 12.03.19] scifi thriller fantasy

Past, present and future collide in darkly satirical fashion in Slaughterhouse-Five! Based on Kurt Vonnegut s classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction emerged as part of a wave of more cerebral science-fiction films in the late 60s to early 70s, elevating the genre beyond the B-movie fare of previous decades. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.02.19] thriller

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 11.29.19]

The 2019 edition of "Canada's Coolest Film Festival" kicks off next week. From December 4 to 8, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome a wide selection of movies, artists and creators to the mountainside village for four days of screenings, presentations and parties. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 11.19.19] China anime scifi animation

For the last few years author Cixin Liu has been at the forefront of Chinese science fiction. The celebrated author's "Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy is well regarded both at home and internationally with the first book in the series, "The Three-Body Problem," having won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015. Now the author's work is getting a small screen adapt... [Continue reading (3 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.14.19] horror

M. Night Shyalaman (Signs) directs the series with a script from the BAFTA-nominated scribe and executive producer Tony Basgallop (Inside Men). Rupert Grint of the Harry Potter franchise has a key role to play in the series. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.14.19] thriller mystery

Writer/director Jennifer Reeder has been making off-beat movies for some time but her latest feature film Knives and Skin easily takes the cake as one of the most unique hodgepodges of a movie I've seen all year. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.19] Spain horror thriller

Writer/director Pedro C. Alonso takes a page that seems borrowed from "Black Mirror" for his feature film debut Feedback. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.19] action

Olga Kurylenko has long been toiling away in mediocre movies that aren't nearly as good as her talents and while over the years, she's also managed supporting appearances in blockbusters alongside major movie stars, that hasn't directly translated into superstardom. I doubt The Courier is going to change that but it's fantastic to see her take on, and kick-ass, in a l... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.13.19] scifi

Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan have landed a series at Amazon adapting William Gibson's futuristic novel "The Peripheral". [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.13.19] scifi horror thriller

Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. [Continue reading]

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