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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.10.19] "drama" "horror"

Riley Keough stars as Grace, a young woman trying to win the affection of her new fiance Richard’s (Richard Armitage) children. Grace joins the family on their yearly winter escape to the cabin but things are tense even before they arrive at their destination and when Richard announces he has to return to the city for work for a few days, Grace is left alone i... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.19] France thriller drama

Damien Bonnard stars as Stephane, a young cop who recently transferred from the countryside to the big city where he’s joined an Anti-Crime Squad team. Their job is to patrol the city’s culturally diverse neighbourhoods, making connections and developing relationships with local leaders in an effort to keep the peace. The Squad is led by Chris (Alexis Ma... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.07.19] Russia scifi horror

Here we have the first trailer for Russian director Egor Abramenko's feature debut and it's mighty impressive. We're long time fans of Russian genre content here at QE and Abramenko has honed his craft both as a commercials director and doing second unit work for Russian mega-director Feodor Bondarchuk. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 10.07.19] scifi horror adventure

In Last Ones Out, when Henry Williamson wakes from surgery, he’s paralyzed, alone and in the dark. Within hours, the hospital has been overrun by the victims of a new virus. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.04.19] Canada thriller

Let me be clear: Killer Queen is a bad movie. Director Ramin Fahrenheit also stars in this story about a man (Fahrenheit) and a woman, played by newcomer Fatima Maziani, who meet, get high and then go on a killing spree. If that's not troubling enough, the nameless young woman cuts herself after each murder which sounds like it could be an interesting story aspect t... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.04.19] Canada horror

From the get-go, it was clear that Barnaby has a very unique sense of artistry and as an Indigenous filmmaker, his approach to storytelling also brings a distinct voice to his work so when it was announced that his follow-up was a zombie movie, I was intrigued. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.04.19] horror

There are, of course, exceptions. King is, after all, a great observer of the human condition and whether it's a straight-up drama or if it features a tinge of the supernatural, he always taps into some deep-rooted truth about what it means to be human and alive, and such is the case with In the Tall Grass which is based on a novella that King wrote with his son and... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.03.19] thriller

Busted Knuckle Productions is one step closer to releasing its latest production - The Madness Within. Very much a thriller, The Madness Within has been written and directed by Hunter G. Williams. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.03.19] post apocalyptic apocalyptic book scifi horror

M.R. Carey is the author of the amazing zombie tale The Girl With All the Gifts (the movie was pretty great, too!). Well, fans of his will be happy to hear that the debut book in his new post-apocalyptic trilogy, The Book of Koli is coming April 14, 2020. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.02.19] thriller drama documentary

And so, it is rather unfortunate that such a great and talented artist doesn't get a better film about her life and work. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.19] drama

Written, directed, shot, and edited by Phillip Youmans, Burning Cane tells the story of two men dealing with grief in similar ways: by drinking. In one story there is Pierce who plays a pastor who drowns his sorrows in drink, and in the other is Daniel (Dominique McClellan), an unemployed father who spends his days drinking and looking after his young son. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.19] Austria horror thriller drama

For the most part, consumers keep a watchful eye on how the food we consume is altered but in the case of Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner's English language debut Little Joe, the story unfolds in the world of genetically altered flowers and while the idea of humanity wanting to alter flowers is pretty low on the list of things that the film tackles, it's certainly the... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.01.19] post apocalyptic scifi horror

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.19] documentary

In Trust Machine, Winter takes on blockchain; providing an easily digestible history of the underlying technology of bitcoin, before exploring various ways in which that same technology is being applied and used by a variety of different groups to help with everything from running grocery stores in refugee camps and providing identification for refugees moving acros... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.30.19] post apocalyptic apocalyptic scifi horror action dieselpunk

The first trailer for the BBCs new adaptation of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. The coolest thing about this new adaptation is that they're going back to the period in which it was originally set. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

David House [Celluloid 09.30.19] drama crime

In Cuck we meet Ronnie; a pathetic dreamer, unemployed, angry, and resentful of immigrants and asylum seekers. Wishing to follow in his father's footsteps, he attempts to enter the military but fails to pass the psych evaluation. He still lives with his mother, who is sick and homebound. He slams doors and retreats to his room where he vents his frustrations online ... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.29.19] Spain scifi fantasy

Directed by Spanish writer, director and costume designer Alice Waddington, Paradise Hills stars Emma Roberts as Uma, a young woman who wakes up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of how she arrived there. The explanation that follows is grim: her mother, a society woman with money troubles, is attempting to marry her daughter into another upper class family in an... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.27.19] thriller drama

GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING has acquired the worldwide rights to Edward Varnie’s domestic violence drama, RELEASE. [Continue reading]

quietearth [Celluloid 09.26.19] Germany scifi experimental

Wow! This trippy, fully shot on green screen scifi feature has been a long time coming. We reported on this waaaayyyy back in 2011 and the film is finally finished and will have it's world premier at the Montreal Festival du nouveau Cinema in October. Check out the trailer below! [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.25.19] scifi dystopic

In a future dystopia, prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above, feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.25.19] scifi

In this great sci-fi short film by Will Welles, an abandoned robot awakens alone in a junkyard. He travels home, to his creator's ranch, to see if the love he feels is returned. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.25.19]

The 38th annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow, September 26 and runs to October 11, is one of the largest film festivals in North America comprising of everything from film screenings to masterclasses and with 300+ events, there's a little something for everyone. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.24.19] thriller crime

Can you remember the last time you were actually looking forward to an Adam Sandler movie? Not only can I not remember that time but it's been nearly 20 years since I've seen a Sandler-led movie that I actually saw never-mind liked. The Safdie Brothers have changed all of that with Uncut Gems. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Simon Read [Celluloid 09.19.19] Japan zombies comedy

The film opens with a single, unbroken shot lasting 37 minutes, an astonishing and audacious feat in itself. This scene concerns the crew of a decidedly unremarkable zombie b-movie shooting in an abandoned water treatment facility, as they are suddenly attacked by real zombies, the psychotic director having conjured these ghouls in an effort to add some unexpected r... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.18.19] horror cult thriller

For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.18.19] horror

Some places have a mind of their own... Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, when siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field&rs... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 09.18.19] post apocalyptic

playing a principal in Daybreak, a new teen-centric Netflix series about a group of students who band together to survive a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-style future. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.17.19] post apocalyptic scifi

Here's a weird one: A new apocalyptic, interactive series will debut on the popular dating app, Tinder in October. Wut? [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.16.19] scifi action thriller

Writer/director Jim Mickle is returning to film in a big way after a short stint on the television front and In the Shadow of the Moon, the first project he's directing which he didn't also write, looks like even more of a step-up than Cold in July (review). [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 09.11.19] scifi horror action thriller adventure

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keane Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on- his headand an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail.. [Continue reading]

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