SXSW 2014 Review: THAT GUY DICK MILLER Shines A Light In The Shadows Of American Cinema

Most film fans know the face, but very few know the name. Dick Miller is one of those guys we see in film after film, completely inhabiting the characters he's given for whatever brief amount of screen time he has.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: THE COLD LANDS, Blink and You'll Miss a Terrific Performance From Lili Taylor

Often, films challenge morals: what is right, what is wrong, and what happens when you pick a side. There are times, however, when nothing is resolved yet the question lingers throughout the film. This is the baffling case of The... More »
  

Review: TEENAGE Is A Fascinating Look At The Emergence Of A Cultural Norm

Who are these fickle lords of pop culture? Where did they come from? Though the awkward age has by now been institutionalized as a demographic concept with immense cultural power (see: Beiber, Demigod), "teenager" is a relatively new social concept... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: A WOLF AT THE DOOR Huffs, Puffs, and Blows Sweet Love Goodbye

In the fairytale classic  the Three Little Pigs, -- you guessed it -- three little pigs set out in the world to find their fortune. Things come to an abrupt halt, however, when an asshole big bad wolf comes... More »
  

Second Exclusive Trailer For Josh Zeman's KILLER LEGENDS Digs Into John Wayne Gacy

Cropsey director Josh Zeman's latest exploration of dark true crime, Killer Legends, will soon be upon us with a sneak peak screening scheduled for Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema on March 13th prior to the premiere on Chiller March 16th at 8pm.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

70s Rewind: 15 Favorite Vehicular Mayhem Movies

With The Need for Speed racing into theaters this coming Friday, March 14, it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s, a particularly rich decade for vehicular mayhem.... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

New UK Poster And Extended Clip From Jeremy Saulnier's Stellar BLUE RUIN

As the UK release for Jeremy Saulnier's absolutely stellar revenge thriller edges nearer, new UK poster art has arrived along with an extended clip from the film. The clip come from very early in the proceedings with lead character Dwight... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE HUSBAND Gets Doored In Latest Teaser

Bruce McDonald's dark comedy hits the big screen on this coming Friday with its theatrical run beginning at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. And if you want a taste at the film's very dry sense of humor, well, look... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SPARKS: Watch Chase Williamson And Clancy Brown "Work On It"

Sparks, the movie adaptation of the graphic novel by Christopher Folino, will drop on DVD and Digital Download on March 18. To whet your appetite, we have a clip to share. In it, the titular character Ian Sparks (Chase Williamson) undergoes... More »
  

Exclusive CYBERGEDDON Clip: Tommy Runs Out Of Space

The cyber thriller Cybergeddon will be available on DVD on March 18. To mark the occasion, we have an exclusive clip to share with you. It features Canadian actress Missy Peregrym (Reaper and Rookie Blue) as Agent Chloe Jocelyn. Watch her... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: STARRY EYES, A Surrealistic Trip Down The Boulevard of Broken Dreams

"Would you give me your body to be a vessel for my voice?," asks the nefarious casting director of the wide-eyed starlet Sarah Walker at the sort of audition parents, boyfriends, and general advocates of decency shudder at the thought.... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: SEQUOIA Rises High

Suicide can be a pretty tough subject to tackle in film. Nine times out of ten, a "will they/won't they" drama suffers from the major flaw of deflated stakes as the audience is smart enough to figure out the... More »
  

A Lesson In Marketing: Compare The New US And International Trailers For Indie Fight Drama TAPPED

Watching how films are presented differently around the world is always an interesting exercise, particularly when it comes to the independent world where there is less established star power in play to provide the marketing hooks. And we have a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOME, Quiet Horror With A Touch Of The Creepy Crazy

A teenage girl in love with a teenage boy plays a cryptic game. A twenty-something woman goes about her rounds as a real estate agent in a depressed market, then visits her younger sister, a depressed artist. These three women... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: CHEF Cooks Up Profound Retrospect

I've been waiting 15 years to give Jon Favreau the glowing review he's earned in spades with his return-to-roots film Chef. He has no doubt had a very interesting career since his initial indie splash Swingers back in '96, but... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Crowdfund This! Don Thiel And Nic Camp's ORBIT Takes Edgar Allan Poe To Space!

Oh, well here's a little something intriguing for fans both of Edgar Allan Poe and old school scifi. And, yes, you read that right. Directors Don Thiel and Nic Camp have taken Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and are re-envisioning it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: PREDESTINATION, Poignant And Haunting Time Travel

A guy walks into a bar and tells a spellbinding story that has nothing to do with time travel. It's haunting, it's poignant, and it takes up the first big chunk of Predestination, a new movie from the Spierig Brothers... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: WETLANDS Paints An Excitingly Vulgar Picture

When a film begins with a teenage girl deliberately smearing her genitals all over an especially disgusting public toilet seat, you pretty much have an idea what you're in for. Wetlands, director David Wnendt's sophomore feature after the award winning Nazi... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: 13 SINS, A Gruesome Thriller That Starts With A Fly

Nicely-demented, Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins functions best as a gruesome thriller with a sense of humor. The deck is stacked quite heavily against Elliot (Mark Webber), a salesman who's preparing to marry his pregnant girlfriend Shelby (Rutina Wesley, from True... More »
  
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