Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas, USA

Peter began contributing to the site in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in New York for more than a decade and currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. He is on Twitter.

New ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD Trailer Features More Discreet People-Eating

They're really big! And they eat people! The second (and concluding) installment of the big-screen adaptation, Attack on Titan: End of the World looks suitably apocalyptic. Installment #1 ate up the box office in Japan earlier this month, and now part... More »
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ORIGIN: Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller Gets A Rather Great First Trailer

Even without knowing what the movie's about, the first trailer for Origin (Bieffekterna) looks and sounds rather great. As an electronic beat burbles and babbles, a scientist begins by asking, "What does it mean to be human?" It turns out that... More »
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THE MUSK: First Teaser For US/Italy Slasher Gets The Music Right

The first teaser for The Musk dresses it up as a sci-fi picture from the 1950s, and adorns it with lovely, atmospheric synthesizer music, which may be the best way to sell a slasher movie about a mutant killer who... More »
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FrightFest Presents: First Titles Include AAAAAAAAH!, THE SAND, And More

Back in April, we first heard about 'FrightFest Presents,' intended to give film fans across the UK and Ireland access to titles that have screened at the UK's leading horror fantasy film festival. Now the first titles to be released... More »
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Exclusive Clip: THE SECOND MOTHER, Ice Cream And A Stubborn Girl

Heading for release in select theaters this coming Friday, August 28, The Second Mother (original title: Que horas ela volta) promises a complex view of domestic help and class barriers. We have an exclusive clip to give a taste of what... More »
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Review: HITMAN: AGENT 47, An Action Movie With A Really Short Attention Span

Action fans are like alcoholics: we need our fix! Hitman: Agent 47 isn't up to the task. Granted, my opening words might sound like I'm minimizing the seriousness of alcoholism, and that's not my intention. But those of us who... More »
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Haugesund 2015: TEENAGE JESUS Wins Best Pitch At Nordic Genre Boost, Watch Teaser For Short

We heard about Teenage Jesus a few months ago, when it was announced that Marie Grahto's proposed feature project was one of seven chosen for Nordic Genre Boost, an initiative to promote and support genre films in the region. All the... More »
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Luc Besson's VALERIAN Sets Clive Owen To Star In $180 Million Sci-Fi Spectacle

Clive Owen will star in Valerian, Luc Besson's adaptation of the French graphic novel series. He will star opposite Dane DeHaan and Cara Delavingne, according to Deadline, which also reports that the movie is budgeted at $180 million. As we reported,... More »
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Criterion In November: THE APU TRILOGY, IN COLD BLOOD, IKIRU, And More

After a limited run in select theaters, a restored version of The Apu Trilogy is heading to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection in November. Also due out: Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood, which seems appropriate for the season (at least... More »
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Exclusive ALTO Clip: A Lesbian Love Affair Comes Out, Plus: 7 Tips For Transitioning Filmmakers

We have two clips to share with you from Alto, which describes itself as "a NYC mafia flavored lesbian rom com."  That really says it all, doesn't it? If not, the official synopsis should do the trick: "Frankie (Diana DeGarmo, American Idol)... More »
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Exclusive Clip: LOW AND BEHOLD, After Hurricane Katrina, What Then?

Where were you when Hurricane Katrina blew through? One of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina initially formed as a tropical storm on August 23, 2005, became a hurricane shortly after making landfall in Florida,... More »
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Review: BIG SKY, A Modest, Quiet Survival Drama

Like many sophomore features, Jorge Michel Grau's Big Sky suffers a bit by comparison with what came before. That's especially so because Grau debuted with the immensely impressive Somos lo que hay (We Are What We Are), an atmospheric character... More »
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Review: MISTRESS AMERICA, Easy, Breezy Comedy With A Point

After falling into a depressing, dour pit with 2010's Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach rebounded with the far more lighthearted and sprightly Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig. Their collaboration continued on a successful note with last year's While... More »
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Review: ONE & TWO, Emotionally Rich And Surprisingly Mystical

Isolation can be a killer. For the children who are the heart and soul of One and Two, that's especially so, given that they have been raised in isolation, surrounded by a giant wall. Eva (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men) and... More »
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Review: RICKI AND THE FLASH, Even Meryl Streep Can't Do Everything

As an actress, Meryl Streep can do just about anything. Too bad she can't rescue a movie that doesn't know whether it's a routine dysfunctional family comedy-drama or a portrait of a musician coming to terms with the failure of... More »
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DEADPOOL Red-Band Trailer: Dirty Talk And Bloody Bullet Holes

The first official red-band trailer for Deadpool delivers on its promise of an R-rated superhero. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, who gets a terminal diagnosis and receives comfort from the love of his life (Morena Baccarin) before Something Happens and... More »
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Santiago 2015: SANFIC Announces New Sections, Including Blood Window Galas

This year, the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) will take place August 25-30, and will present more than 90 films, including 22 Latin American premieres, 11 worldwide premieres, and 38 local debuts. It will also feature a new horror section,... More »
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Fantasia 2015: HEIR Trailer Teases Something Awfully Horrible

Richard Powell's Heir will screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada tomorrow, and the first teaser suggests that something awfully horrible will be unfolding. Powell and his team have previously made Worm, Familiar, Remote, and The Last... More »
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BROKER Trailer: When Your Business Is Selling Organs, Life Looks Like This

It's Monday morning in North America, which is when most everybody grumbles about going back to work and the daily grind. But if you live in The Netherlands, and happen to be an organ broker, there are no weekends, and... More »
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CrowdFund This: NONA, Strange Fires And A Mysterious Woman In Chile

In one of the more unusual crowdfunding videos I've seen, Josefina Ramirez talks about her method of choosing roles: "I don't have to read scripts ... Just tell me the theme, and from that I make my own deductions." Now,... More »
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