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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.13.20] horror

I spent far more time trying to decipher the Coppola family tree to figure out how the two Coppolas that turn up in Michael Thomas Daniel's Get Gone fit into the acting/directing family, than the movie is probably deserving of but alas, that's how things go sometimes. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.13.20] thriller crime

A woman, acting in self-defence, accidentally kills a man. In a panicked moment, she decides its in her and her son's best interest to hide the murder but her decision weighs heavy. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.13.20] horror action vampires

It's rather appropriate that Jared Leto, who is nearly 50, is playing a vampire in the upcoming Morbius, mostly because I'm not convinced that he's NOT a vampire but alas, that is a discussion for a different day. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.11.20] thriller drama


Josh Hartnett stars as Kip, the head of the Conley clan which also includes Josie (Margarita Levieva) and younger brother Boots (Owen Teague). Kip is a veteran, a soon-to-be father, and works at the local factory and while he may think he calls the shots, Josie is the de facto head of the family. She's the one that handles the bulk of the family business which large... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.10.20] Australia drama western

Ned Kelly isn't new to movies. The famous, or more accurately infamous, Australian bushranger has appeared numerous times on film, perhaps most notably in 2003 when Heath Ledger, played the outlaw in Gregor Jordan's Ned Kelly. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.10.20] documentary

1968 was a huge year in film, especially for fans of science fiction, with the release of both Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Franklin J. Schaffner's Planet of the Apes. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 01.08.20]

It's not uncommon for projects to have long gestation periods before eventually seeing the light of day but we've been hearing about an adaptation of "Locke & Key" for a decade when the show was first pitched to Fox who passed on the series order (though the pilot was, rather oddly, still shown at SDCC - likely in a last-ditch effort to get some more attention). [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 01.07.20] scifi horror cult crime comic

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 01.07.20] horror thriller

Extracurricular is a new horror film from production house September 17 Studio and director Ray Xue (Transcendent). It's got a Bret Easton Ellis vibe that I'm digging. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 01.07.20] scifi action adventure

James Cameron's Avatar sequel is finished principle photograph, heading for a 2021 release date. Four pieces of concept art were shared by the film's official social media accounts which shows some of Pandora's ocean setting we've been told will be important to the plot. [Continue reading]

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]

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