Sundance 2016 Review: SPA NIGHT, A Quietly Striking And Mature Debut

Much like its lead, articulation has failed me in the days since watching and processing Andrew Ahn's glorious Spa Night. The film presents itself with such ease and confidence that its easy to miss its complexities at first glance. A... More »
  

Sundance 2016 Review: THE FITS, Or Maybe All Girls Are Magic

What makes a black girl fly? Is it her magic-- the frightful inheritance of her sex? Or is it illusory? (the shape of their hips in blue and gold sequins...) What makes a black girl fly? Is it her fear... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: LOWLIFE LOVE Is Crafty, Filthy And Bitter

In Uchida Eiji's new film Lowlife Love, we get a nasty peek at the underbelly of the Japanese independent film scene. These are not the indies with a low budget, these are the indies with no budget, often made by... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

FUCKKKYOUUU: Watch The Complete Sundance Selected Short

After a successful festival run that took them through the Sundance Next Festival, Fantastic Fest and on to Sundance proper, director Eddie Alcazar and Flying Lotus have released their collaborative short film Fuckkkyouuu online in its entirety. And this is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Pawan Kumar Follows Up LUCIA By Making A U TURN

Indian filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a name for himself back in 2013 when he made the nation's first crowdfunded feature. That film, the Kannada language Lucia, was a trippy thriller about an insomniac who turns to a mysterious street drug... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

STARRY EYES Duo In Talks To Take Over MAMA Sequel

Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the writing and directing duo behind festival hit Starry Eyes, are in talks to take over the sequel to Andres Muschetti's Mama. They will rewrite and direct the sequel, according to THR.Muschetti's film was a feature adaptation... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From Cop Drama BADGE OF HONOR

Agustin's cop drama Badge of Honor comes out on February 2nd. We have an exclusive clip to share with you featuring the two cops Jesse Bradford and Lochlyn Munro discussing what went down during a drug bust. Cuban director Agustin -... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

AVA'S POSSESSIONS: And Now, A Message From Spirit Possession Anonymous

The indie horror flick Ava's Possessions comes out on VOD and in cinemas on March 4th. Part of the film's promotion is a mock infomercial about a support group called Spirit Possession Anonymous. You can watch it below. Ava Dobkins (Louisa... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016 Award Winners Announced

Tonight saw the 22nd Annual Slamdance Film Festival come to a close with filmmakers packing every inch of the Treasure Mountain Inn's ballroom for the awards ceremony. Top winners include my personal favorite from the festival, Driftwood, which won the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: EXCURSIONS, The Best Worst Trip

Sometimes you just have to get away. Far, far away. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. And sometimes those trees seem to get to talking to you. Fuck.Filmmakers Daniel Martinico & Hugo Armstrong came to Slamdance in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: EMBERS, Fresh And Fascinating Sci-Fi

When we talk about ourselves we are building the conversation off a varied, often strange and impressionistic collection of moments stored over the culminating years of our lives. When we talk about ourselves, we talk about our memories. The time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Official Poster For ATROZ Hints At The Film's Gruesome Layers

To say that watching Lex Ortega's brutal horror flick Atroz was a memorable experience is a tad bit of an understatement. There are still things from his film that I cannot 'un-see' in the short three months since I saw... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE CHICKENING: Here's Johnny! With The Volcanically Activated Short Film!

Prepare yourselves for the best five minutes you will have all day. The Chickening, the amazing short film from the demented minds of Nick DenBoer and Davy Force in which chicken focused violence is done to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Zoe Bell And Nacho Vigalondo Face Off In First CAMINO Trailer

Stunt performer extraordinaire and frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator Zoe Bell takes the lead in Camino, the latest from McCanick director Josh C Waller with Timecrimes and Open Windows helmer Nacho Vigalondo chewing up scenery in the villain role. Set in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PANDEMIC: Exclusive Key Art Premiere For John Suits' Sci-fi Actioner

John Suits, director of graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler is back with the sci-fi action flick Pandemic. XLrator Media is releasing the film in cinemas on April 1st then on VOD and iTunes the following Tuesday, April 4th. Twitchfilm has your... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: DARK NIGHT, Scenes From The New American Apocalypse

Close your eyes. Picture the scenes:

You gotta keep your head down. She runs hers hands through your hair; it must feel like walking barefoot on freshly cut grass, it's so short. The burnt orange dye bleeds into your scalp. You... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, The Full Ballad

"If it was never new and it never gets old, then it's a folk song."--Llewyn Davis.A great folk ballad has a powerfully worded chorus, then journeys through a descending series of verses to emote its hard-luck tale. By the time... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: NEWTOWN, A Simple Tale Of Universal Grief

The horror of what took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook elementary school captured the world's attention. A young man, armed with an assault rifle, handgun and plenty of ammunition, walked through his old school and butchered... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
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