Springbok Cinema Review: THE ACTOR Transcends Its Existential Demons

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth."  - Oscar WildeThe Actor made my Springbok Cinema list for 2015, putting it among the very best South African... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Crowdfund This! Jason Trost's Post Apocalyptic Oddity Returns With BEATS OF RAGE, THE FP PART II!

It was back in 2011 that the Trost Brothers first burst into the public eye with cinematic oddity The FP. A bizarre post-apocalyptic beast, The FP was essentially took the world of The Warriors and had the rival gangs fighting... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HumanSide Podcast: Director Heath Cozens Talks DOGLEGS

Welcome to HumanSide, the podcast that looks at the human side of pop culture. This episode offers an early peek at Chicago's own Music Box Theatre 70mm Film Festival, taking place February 19 to March 10. I also review a couple of... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Black Bodies In White Hands: On MORRIS FROM AMERICA

Let me set a scene for you. A few years back at a party for filmmakers one white filmmaker who has written and directed a critically acclaimed film with black leads says to another who has done the same:... More »
  

THE WITCH: Watch The New Trailer For The Acclaimed Horror Film

After blowing audiences away at the 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Eggers' The Witch finally hits screens on February 19th and another impressive new trailer has just arrived to whet the appetite.New England, 1630. Upon threat of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Fantastic Proof Of Concept For French SciFi ICKERMAN

Remember the names of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, a French duo who work professionally under the name of Seth Ickerman. For while you may not know them know the talent the pair display is so overwhelmingly obvious that you're... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Full BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Trailer Will Punch You In The Face

Boyka is back, with Scott Adkins once again taking on his most popular role to lay one hell of a beatdown in the upcoming Boyka: Undisputed. This one breaks with the format of the series somewhat with the title character... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: IF THERE'S A HELL BELOW Offers Prime Post-Snowden Intrigue

Nathan Williams' debut feature steps onto the independent film stage with the calm, steady aim of a confident marksman ready to make the shot. A meticulously crafted tale of government secrets and whistle blowers in a post Edward Snowden world,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Award Winners Announced

As Park City experiences its first substantial snowfall all week, The 2016 Sundance Film Festival comes to its penultimate day, capping off a morning and afternoon of movie watching with an awards ceremony for some of those very movies.Winners tonight... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

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   
  
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