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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]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.12.19] Denmark horror

Yummy is an orgy of blood, violence and fun in which a young couple travel to a shabby Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 11.08.19] action

In Primal we meet his character, Frank Walsh, in the Amazon jungle. He's a big-game hunter capturing and collecting wild animals to sell to zoos. The opening scene is the first of many "edge-of-your-seat nailbiters" in the film. He's face-to-face with a snarling jaguar and in grave danger of being mangled to shreds before he can get it caged. The rewards for his ris... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.08.19] scifi horror

The third film in the wonderfully fun Skyline series is currently in post-production and director Liam O'Donnell has been in a sharing mood lately. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

quietearth [Celluloid 11.06.19] scifi horror

The trailer for Richard Stanley's adaptation of HP Lovecraft's Colour out of Space is finally here after a long wait, and I have to say its looking far better than his other recent efforts. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.06.19] horror

Gunpowder & Sky announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to filmmaker Neasa Hardiman’s critically-acclaimed Irish sci-fi/thriller SEA FEVER following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [DVD News 11.05.19] scifi horror action thriller adventure

On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.31.19] scifi action thriller adventure

Back in 2016, a short proof-of-concept sci-fi short film called Code 8 was released. That was so successsful that the feature is now upon us three years later, getting a release in theatres and On Demand December 13. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.29.19] apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

This monster-sized boxed set from Criterion collects 15 (!) Godzilla films! [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 10.24.19] horror comedy

Three young women have rented an old haunted hotel in Las Vegas where they are throwing a big Halloween party to raise tuition money for college. The fourth member of the group is their science nerd friend Claude, whose job was to create a special highly potent strain of marijuana. He comes up with the "Golden Nug" (one toke and you're gone...), the 'most powerful c... [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 10.23.19] horror

I admittedly came away a little disillusioned myself, but upon further reflection I concluded that Witches in the Woods is a solid – albeit flawed – horror flick about deteriorating group dynamics when faced with the rising tension of being stranded in the cold and snowy wilderness. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.22.19] scifi action thriller adventure

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has debuted and even though we're sure you've seen it, we're posting it for everyone who has been living in the bunker for last couple of months. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.22.19] scifi horror


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