Review: KUNG FU ELLIOT, Canada's First Action Hero

Yes. You read that right. Canada's first action hero. China has Jackie Chan and Jet Li. America has Arnold and Sly. Europe has Jean-Claude Van Damme. And if Elliot Scott has his way, Canada will have... Elliot "White Lightning" Scott.... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: ALL THE WILDERNESS Digs Deep Into the Emotional Psyche of a Young Man

Once I was a teenager. Granted, that's been many years ago. But it's amazing how quickly long-submerged feelings bubble to the surface when given the right poke in the psyche. The poker, in this case, is wielded by writer/director Michael... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: THE WOUND AND THE GIFT Exquisitely Explores The Bridge Between Human And Animal Consciousness

The phrase "animal rescue" suggests that humans are the rescuers, but The Wound And The Gift sets out to demonstrate, through gorgeous animation and exquisite cinematography, how this anthropocentric bias fails to capture the uniqueness, complexity, and reciprocity of relationships... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Watch Colin Berry's Short Film SHADOWS

It was just a couple weeks ago that we posted the trailer for Colin Berry's creepy short film Shadows and now the complete short has arrived online. Created by a small team with tiny resources, this one is proof that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CineCoup 2015: Now Accepting Submissions

CineCoup is starting up its financing initiative for 2015. The program that was responsible for last year's Canadian werewolf movie Wolfcop is looking for a filmmaker with a tip top fantastic film idea. CineCoup will provide financing and a theatrical... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SXSW 2015: Exclusive TWINSTERS Festival Poster Debut

Heading toward its world premiere at SXSW next month, Twinsters tells the story of twins who were separated shortly after birth and adopted by different families. We are pleased to present the exclusive debut of the festival poster for the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

DYKE HARD Trailer Delivers Cult Weirdness

What's that? Your day hasn't been quite weird enough yet? Well, here's the cure for that. It seems safe to say that Bitte Andersson's Dyke Hard is not what we've come to expect from the normally rather staid Swedish film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Documentary Fortnight 2015: MoMA's Annual Showcase Provocatively Intersects Contemporary Art and Nonfiction Film

"Documentary Fortnight: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media," which screens at the Museum of Modern Art through February 27, once again brings an impressive array of new films, retrospectives, and installations to New York audiences. Two masters of... More »
  

CLOSE RANGE: XLrator Media Will Distribute Latest From Florentine And Adkins In The U.S.

Alright American action film fans. You have seen the clip and now you want to know when you can see Close Range, the latest collaboration between director Isaac Florentine and action star Scott Adkins. The answer is Fall, 2015. Xlrator Media... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: The QUEENS OF ROLEO And Their Pond Monkey King

From 1958 to 1972, the small rural town of Lewiston, Idaho produced four Queens Of Roleo; women who reigned supreme in the sport of logrolling, and who together accounted for 11 World Championships in just 14 years. This would be... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Arrow Video USA Announces Its First 4 Months Of Releases. Jaws Drop.

Following up their incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign a few months ago, Arrow Video USA is poised to bring some hotly anticipated titles to North American Blu-ray over the next few months. Among the titles are not only films previously released... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: DRYLAND Combines Demolition Derbies And The Waning Of Wheat Farmers In Washington

O beautiful for spacious skies. For amber waves of grain. The Palouse region of the inland northwest is one of the wheat breadbaskets of the world. I recently relocated to this area and frequently commute from my small town of... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

SPRING: Watch The New Trailer For The Monster Romance

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson`s romantic film on a slant, Spring, will bow theatrically and on VOD on March 20th thanks to Drafthouse Film and FilmBuff. Collider introduced the trailer today, you can watch it below. After the loss of his mother Evan... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

UK Trailer For BIG GAME Is In Love With Explosions

Jalmari Helander's big budget follow-up to Rare Exports is brash and loud and a whole lot of fun. After a rousing screening in the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Big Game is starting to roll out to commercial audiences. Considering... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Showcases Immense Talents In Intimate Settings

It's common knowledge that a pure musical takes more than a bit of suspension of disbelief. From the first notes, you kind of have to go with the flow, taking in the abstraction as it comes. On stage, this level... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: HARUKO'S PARANORMAL LABORATORY Drowns In Quirk

(I'll never yell at my television again, lest it suddenly changes into an attractive member of the opposite sex... hey, wait-a-minute!) Last year, Japanese director Lisa Takeba presented her first feature film The Pinkie at the International Film Festival Rotterdam... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

It's Not The Size Of The Knife In First CLOSE RANGE Clip, It's How Scott Adkins Uses It

American action fans really should be thanking their stars for the director-star duo of Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins. The duo not only set the standard for US produced fight flicks with their 2006 collaboration Undisputed 2 but have vaulted... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: ANOTHER TRIP TO THE MOON Is Both Sedate And Trippy

(Once upon a time, there were two beautiful young women, hunting in a forest...) What is the border between still photography and moving pictures? Footage shot by a camera pointed at a waterfall or a fireplace may technically be the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS Sees Malick Repurposed

Rejoice ye fans of Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the same;... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Now On Blu-ray: GREATFUL DEAD Is AMELIE For The Revenge Crowd

Uchida Eiji's Greatful Dead is another in the ridiculously long line of solid releases from the UK's Third Window Films. The film, which focuses on a woman named Nami who obsesses over the lives of solitary figures that she finds in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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