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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]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.19.20] scifi thriller

One of the most interesting sci-fi thrillers I've seen this year is Eric Schultz feature film debut Minor Premise. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.19.20] Canada horror thriller

Camille Sullivan stars with Devon Sawa, and Nick Stahl in Hunter Hunter, the new film from writer/director Shawn Linden. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.17.20] scifi action

2020 may well end up being one of the worse years in recent memory but when we look back at this year, there will be at least one moment of joy in all of it: the release of Skylines. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [DVD News 11.14.20] Australia scifi drama

Writer/director Seth Larney's 2067 is an entertaining time-travel tale that also happens to feature an important message. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 11.09.20] Canada scifi horror drama

Just when you thought that film festivals in North America would be mostly relegated to online screenings, in comes the annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.09.20] horror

The trailer for Braden R. Duemmler's feature film debut What Lies Beneath is exactly the kind of thing that piques my interest in a movie. It's a little bit of a bait and switch but one that generally proves to be fairly effective. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [General News 11.09.20] post apocalyptic video game

We first heard of writer/director Gabriel Kalim Mucci with the release of his short film Lunatique (watch short) and since then, he's been keeping busy with no less than four projects in some part of production this year. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.09.20] horror drama

Adrienne Biddle has been working in the film business for decades, but she's perhaps best known for her long-time collaboration with Bryan Bertino. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.06.20] action adventure

Writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer really impressed me with last year's Daniel Isn't Real which provided an interesting new take on a familiar story and delivered it with an assurance of a seasoned filmmaker. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.02.20]

It's been an interesting year for festivals and while things were shaky in the early part of the year, the fall festival run has actually been pretty great with fairly wide access to Fantasia, TIFF, FantasticFest and now, perhaps the most exciting of them all, for genre fans at least, is Nightstream. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Interviews 10.02.20] Australia scifi adventure

Writer/director Seth Larney has always wanted to make films and he got his start deep in production, working on everything from visual effects to coordinator on projects as diverse as The Matrix Reloaded and The Lego Movie. His feature film debut came a few years ago when he directed Tombiruo but his sophomore effort is a passion project 15 years in the making. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.02.20] horror

Writer/director Bryan Bertino made a huge splash in horror circles with his debut feature The Strangers and while he's made a couple of solid films since that debut in 2008, he's been calculated about his films and in the decade since his debut has only made four films. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.02.20] thriller crime

You just know that when Michael Shannon is running any sort of criminal enterprise, things are going to end badly. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.02.20] horror comedy

I know Sion Sono has already made a movie about hair extensions that kill but Justin Simien's Bad Hair is such the perfect mix of horror and social commentary that it could well overshadow Sono's crazy cult-classic. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.28.20] drama

Nomadland stars Frances McDormand as Fern, a woman who, like many nomads, takes up van living in part out of necessity and in part out of choice, though in Fern's case, it's mostly out of necessity. Once upon a time she was happily married, working in a factory and living contently in a factory home on the outskirts of the factory town but with her husband gone, the... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.26.20] Canada horror

Left to her own devices, Vancouver-based writer/director Karen Lam would have had a big screening with crew and friends to celebrate the completion of her latest film The Curse of Willow Song. While the pandemic put a kibosh on those plans, Lam still managed to celebrate the milestone with a private drive-in screening and a world premiere at the City's largest film fe... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.25.20] Canada thriller drama

The writing and directing duo of Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer have been working together for a number of years and they're not strangers to difficult subject matter but their feature film debut is a step up in nearly every respect. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.24.20] Canada drama

Loretta Todd has been making documentaries for three decades but in 2020, she's opening another chapter in her filmmaking career: feature film director. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.19.20] drama romance documentary arthouse

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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.18.20] Canada documentary

And so Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott are back with The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel which, yet again, lays out the realities of the world with a bleak frankness that is eye opening and utterly depressing. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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