Sundance 2016 Review: CHRISTINE, A Report On The Art Of Self-Destruction

Performance>Perfection>Breakdown.

No. That's not right. Run the film again. What do we see: A woman in her late twenties, dark hair, big eyes, tall; walking down the halls of a TV station. Take the splicer to the footage. Chop it in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: OPERATION AVALANCHE, For The Love Of Cinema

There is a lure to the film camera that is almost primal. It draws you in, ever closer, a potent combo of machine and magic. Pressed against your ear, your cheek, the click-whir miracle of celluloid is god calling you... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: MAD Finds The Humor In Sadness

Robert G. Putka has built up a smart and sharp filmography of shorts over the last half decade, emphasizing rich, rude and raw performances, deriving his drama and comedy with character first. MAD, his feature debut, is as charming as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Canada! Here's Where To Watch Oscar Contender EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

If you are one of those people who try to catch all the Oscar contenders before the ceremony next month then we have good news for you if you are trying to complete the list of nominees for Best Foreign... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LIKE ME: Neo-Noir Commentary On Social Media Obsession Wraps Principal Photography

Rob Mockler's directorial debut, Like Me, has wrapped up production in and around New York and will now head into post. The film is a product of producer James Belfer's Dogfish Accelerator program. Fittingly the neo-noir flick about a girl... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Red Band Trailer For Key And Peele's KEANU Is All About The Cat

If you have not yet seen the utter genius that was the TV sketch comedy series Key and Peele, do yourselves a favour and find it as soon as possible. It was one of the funniest and most daring shows... More »
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top Picks

Tomorrow, the Slamdance Film Festival returns to the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah for its 22nd edition. Chock full of indie gumption and DIY brass from across the globe, the "For filmmakers by filmmakers" festival features a film... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

XLrator Media Grabs Hold Of North American Rights For Thriller SUN CHOKE

Ben Cesciman's sophomore effort Sun Choke has found distribution with XLrator Media through their Macabre label. The film will undoubtedly get a theatrical and digital release and we will likely have a home video release shortly after that. LOS ANGELES (January... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced you to a slew of first-time feature filmmakers from the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, January 22nd-28th,We continue today with a fresh batch of filmmaker Q&As... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Trailer For THE INVITATION Invites You To Dinner, With A Side of Terror

Karyn Kusama's The Invitation has been playing the festival circuit for nearly a year, and in that time, has justifiably picked up a few awards, including Best Picture at Sitges Fantastic Fest, and International Critic's Jury Award at Neuchatel Fantastic... More »
  

Ruth Wilson Leads Cast In I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE

Deadline is reporting that Ruth Wilson (The Affair) will lead the cast in I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, the next horror film from February's Osgood Perkins. She will be joined by Bob Balaban (The Grand... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 1

The reason I consider the Slamdance Film Festival a high priority on the fest circuit can be summed up in one word: Discovery.While most press mention fest alumni like Christopher Nolan, The Russo Brothers and Lena Dunham, I'd like to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Australia! Win The Moving Family Movie Doco THE WOLFPACK On DVD!

The Wolfpack was one of last year's best reviewed documentaries, capturing the hearts of cinephiles and truly creative people everywhere. Our own Dustin Chang called it "one of the most fascinating documentaries I've seen in recent years" (his full... More »
  

J. Hurtado's 10 (ish) Favorite Blu-ray/DVD Releases Of 2015

Okay.Just to be straight with all of you, I'm going to cheat.There is no way I could get this list down to only ten discs, but I think I've managed to whittle it down pretty darned well. So, for those... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE WITCH: Watch An Intense And Disturbing New Trailer

As A24's February theatrical release of The Witch edges closer, they have cut a tight, dread-laced new trailer with an eye for showing off the "R" rated film's exceptional production design and commitment to period. It's disturbing in the way old... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

First Look 2016: Six Must-See Selections

The Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival, screening through January 24, is a wonderfully eclectic and eye-opening selection of films that transcend the boundaries of fiction, documentary, and experimental films. You can read Dustin Chang's overview of the... More »
  

Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's THE GET-DOWN Will Make You Want To Dance

While most of his films have a close connection to music, the last thing I would have expected from Baz Luhrmann (Stricly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) was a television show about the birth of hip hop in 1970s... More »
  

PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016

SXSW fans, hold on to your hats, there are some weird and hopefully wonderful films coming your way this March. Preacher, Seth Rogan's adaptation of the cult graphic novel of a priest (Dominic Cooper) trying to rid the world of... More »
  

Review: DIABLO, A Western That Makes Its Genre Generic

The Western film genre, a main staple of American movies decades ago, but nowadays much scarcer, is currently enjoying a mini-revival, spearheaded by the current 70mm roadshow release of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, in which Tarantino continues to marry... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Get Your New Year's Cinephilia On With MoMI's First Look 2016

Starting this Friday and running for three consecutive weekends (1/8-1/24), in their beautiful state of the art theater in Queens, Astoria, the Museum of Moving Image's First Look Film Festival is fast becoming a new New York institution for many... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  
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