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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.05.20] scifi drama dystopic

2048. We've destroyed the world to the point that the ozone layer is so depleted that we can't be out in the daytime for fear of death and so people have turned to technology in order to live, retreating into the safety of a virtual existence for everything from work to socializing. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.04.20] Canada zombies horror action

In 2013, writer/director Jeff Barnaby emerged as a force to be reckoned with, an aboriginal artist with a unique, developed vision and fully primed to be the next big thing. And then the years passed. [Continue reading]

David House [Film Festival 09.04.20]

Stay tuned for more coverage to come! [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.04.20] United Kingdom horror thriller

Writer/director Julius Berg's feature film debut is an unexpectedly fun thriller that bucks expectations. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 09.02.20]

The Fantasia International Film Festival's 2020 virtual edition has proven to be a great success. This year's festival selections have been fantastic and the Canada-wide streaming option has meant that this year's festival has reached an even wider audience. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 08.18.20] horror documentary

Mitch Horowitz has spent the majority of his life fascinated and entrenched in the occult. His fascination started to take shape in his youth and over the years, he has become an expert in alternative spirituality, mysticism, and the occult but rather than taking on a sensationalist approach, Horowitz has provided levity and scholarly eye to the subject. He's a well-r... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.17.20] United Kingdom drama crime

Writer/director Nick Rowland's feature film debut The Shadow of Violence is a brilliant calling card. Written by Rowland's frequent collaborator Joe Murtagh, the film stars Cosmo Jarvis as Arm, a former fighter-turned-enforcer for the drug-dealing Denvers family led by Paudi (Ned Dennehy). Arm and Dympna, another stand out performance from Barry Keoghan, spend most of... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 08.17.20] horror documentary

Writer/director Jay Cheel's love for the strange has been on display in pretty much all of his work, including his two feature documentaries Beauty Day and How to Build a Time Machine. And so his venture into TV feels like it was perfectly suited for the director, especially on the heels of his short film Twisted in which he explored a bizarre 1996 event in which a dr... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.15.20] United Kingdom fantasy

The trailer for Chino Moya's Undergods is brilliant. It doesn't give anything away but builds enough intrigue and mystery to capture attention. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.13.20] United Kingdom horror comedy

While it originally saw a festival run in three years ago, Alice Lowe's critically acclaimed Prevenge (review) is now getting a home video release. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.10.20] Canada horror

Anthony Scott Burns does it all. A writer/director/editor and composer, Burns' feature film debut Our House showed great promise and he's really stepped up the terror with his sophomore effort Come True. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.08.20] thriller

I had almost forgotten how much weirder and awkward "virtual" dating was before the advent of the internet and then along comes Rent-A-Pal to remind me. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 08.08.20] drama mystery

If you haven't already watched "Utopia," you have to hit pause on everything else you're watching and get on that right this second. It's weird and creepy, and conspiracy-laden and just one of the best things I've ever seen on TV. It remains to be seen whether Gillian Flynn's re-imagining will be any good but that's beside the point. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 08.07.20] horror comedy

The film starts with the message that "this is based on a true story." Righhhhhht! The story is about a three-piece Punk band called “DUH!,” who are about to set out on their first road tour. As they get ready to load their gear into their van the 'repo men' show up and scoot it away. Of course, our desperate trio is basically penniless. That's when they... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.07.20] United Kingdom thriller

A safe full of cash in a remote, empty house seems like the perfect score for Mary and her friends but when the owners, an older couple, come home early, the seemingly easy hit turns into a bit of a nightmare. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 08.06.20] scifi

Ridley Scott is a busy guy. In addition to producing and executive producing a load of upcoming content, he's also keeping busy with directing everything from shorts to commercials and this year, he's tackling something else: TV. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.06.20] horror drama

While I can appreciate the (mad) genius of Charlie Kaufman, I also find much of his work to be dense and mostly inaccessible. His mind certainly works in a unique way and frankly, most of the time the stories simply don't strike for me but that's definitely not the case with his latest I'm Thinking of Ending Things. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.25.20] United Kingdom horror

Romola Garai is most recognized for her work in front of the camera and from early on in her career, she has worked with who's—who of notable directors including Lone Scherfig, Joe Wright, Francois Ozon, Mira Nair among many others. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 07.24.20] documentary

James Cameron's "Story of Science Fiction" originally aired in 2018 as part of AMC's Visionaries series. Hosted by Cameron, the show features interviews with a wide range of directors, producers and actors including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among many others talking about s... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.24.20] Russia horror

It's dark, creepy, Russian and now one of my most anticipated titles of the year. Meet Sputnik. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.24.20] thriller

Imagine for a moment that you're on a road trip when a blizzard hits. You pull over to wait it out but soon find yourself buried in feet of snow and you can't get out. Now you have to find some way to survive until you can get rescued. This is the premise of Centigrade. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.24.20] horror comedy

On paper, a movie about a ride-share, social media-obsessed man trying to become internet famous is completely uninteresting and then I watched the trailer for Eugene Kotlyarenko's Spree and I stand corrected: this could actually be fun. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.23.20] horror thriller

The first thing to say about The Rental is that it looks impressive. It's often a concern when an actor turns their hand to film-making that they'll botch it and turn out something slapdash or second-rate, but it must be said that Franco has a good eye for composition and, along with his cinematographer Christian Sprenger, has crafted a fine looking film with solid ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.16.20] United Kingdom scifi horror

If you saw Brandon Cronenberg's feature film debut Antiviral, you already know that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Antiviral was creepy AF and featured the same kind of body horror David Cronenberg is known for. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.15.20] United Kingdom drama crime

I love a solid gangster drama and The Shadow of Violence looks to be just that. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.15.20] horror comedy

We've seen what happens when a band ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time (Green Room is brutally fantastic) but what happens when when your roadie turns out to be a flesh-eating monster? [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.13.20] thriller

Amy knows she's going to die tomorrow and as she tells people that this is her fate, they start to think they too will die tomorrow. Is this all just a state of mind or is there some larger-than-life apocalyptic power at play that will somehow kill you once the thought of death enters your mind? The answers will, hopefully, be provided in She Dies Tomorrow. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.12.20] horror

Art imitation life of life imitating art? That's the question at the centre of writer/director Jay Baruchel's latest project Random Acts of Violence. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.08.20] scifi

Gavin Rothery has been in the entertainment business for a number of years, first as a comic book artists and then as a concept artist for video games before getting his toes wet with movie-making when he and long-time friend and collaborator Duncan Jones created Moon. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.07.20] Canada scifi thriller

It's interesting to see what one can pull off with limited resources and a whole lot of creativity. Such is the case of Volition. [Continue reading]

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