Watch Mark Hartley's ELECTRIC BOOGALOO Trailer Now!

Australian director Mark Hartley has brought his own country's B-movie history to glorious life with Not Quite Hollywood. He's taken us on a trip through the wild film history of American shlock transplanted to the Philippines in Machete Maidens Unleashed.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TV Review: SCROTAL RECALL S1E1, ABIGAIL Delivers A Hysterical And Surprisingly Earnest Take On Modern Relationships

Dylan has a problem. Young and earnest, a believer in true love and all of those things, Dylan is the sort of young man that you'd love to bring home to mom. But if you did you'd also be bringing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch A Trio Of Clips And Two New Teasers For Yann Demange's '71

Much acclaimed in Berlin and Toronto, Yann Demange's debut feature '71 is now gearing up for release in the UK meaning a handful of new clips and teasers from the Belfast set action-drama have arrived online. Here's the official synopsis:A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: HOUSEBOUND, WYRMWOOD And LATE PHASES Among Second Wave Of TItles

With just over two weeks to go until the ninth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins on October 16, it is time to reveal the final batch of films to make up this year's lineup. We will start here at... More »
  

First Trailer For THE MULE Gets It Right Up In There

It all comes down to a battle of wills in The Mule, the Australian drug comedy written by and starring Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson with Sampson (who also directs) in the title role as a drug mule with half... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Aussie Sci-fi Flick TERMINUS

We have the first trailer for an upcoming Aussie sci-fi flick called Terminus. It is the debut feature film of writer/director Marc Furmie, who cut his teeth in commercials and music videos. The film stars Jai Koutrae, Todd Lasance, Kendra... More »
  

Papers At The Ready For The First Clip From Stoner Comedy AMSTARDAM

It's been some time now since we last heard from the Lennox Brothers' stoner comedy AmStarDam but the film has emerged from a haze of smoke with its first clip ...Jack comes to Amsterdam to find his father and, through... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E06, THE CARETAKER (Or, The Doctor Goes Undercover)

Now this is much more like it. "The Caretaker" is a considered and nuanced episode of Doctor Who that still manages to be great fun. It handles the complex relationships and emotions that are driving the show rather deftly, and... More »
  

Watch The US Trailer For Fantastic Fest Winner THE BABADOOK

Fresh from its near-sweep of the horror categories at Fantastic Fest, IFC Midnight have released the US trailer for Jennifer Kent's Australian horror film The Babadook. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Complete WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE For Free Now!

Fresh from its premiere at Fantastic Fest the complete run of Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic web series Wastelander Panda: Exile is now available online for free viewing worldwide! Here's how I pitched the series in my Fantastic Fest program notes: The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE Takes Its Anthropomorphic Oddity Very Seriously

Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic saga of an anthropomorphic panda trekking across a great barren wasteland in search of redemption is remarkably restrained in its treatment of this absurd concept. Wastelander Panda: Exile's greatest asset is, without a doubt, its commitment to world... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD Argues And Excites

A wonderfully exhaustive documentary, Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD argues pointedly that the British comic book deserves more recognition for its influence on modern popular culture. Far better known in its native land than in the rest of the... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Proves Far More Successful

One of the more notorious production debacles in recent memories, the maelstrom behind the scenes of New Line's The island of Dr. Moreau (1996) is the subject of this candid and entertaining documentary from David Gregory.Following the relative success of... More »
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E05, TIME HEIST (Or, The Doctor Finds The Time To Rob A Bank)

On the surface, there's so much about "Time Heist" that should be loads of fun. Doctor Who and time travelling bank robbery shenanigans seems like such a perfect fit that it had me wondering if the show's taken on this concept... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: WYRMWOOD, A Wild, Wild Apocalypse

Wildly apocalyptic with dollops of silliness, Wyrmwood proves to be a splendidly gritty affair, a tale that feels like it's being told from the back of a jeep as it races away from doomsday on a very bumpy road in... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Sundance Winning FISHING WITHOUT NETS

While we've had an interesting string of films about Somali pirates, Cutter Hodierne's feature debut is the only one of these that is from the perspective of the pirates themselves.Fishing Without Nets follows a young Somali fishermen who is thrust... More »
  

Udo Kier Joins Jury For Viewster Online Film Fest #3

If you submitted your film to the third annual Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF), then watch out! Cult film icon Udo Kier is going to judge you! The third annual festival began last Friday and will continue through September 25. This year's... More »
  

THE DEAD LANDS: Magnet Releasing Snatches NA Rights For Kiwi Flick

The North American rights for the Kiwi action flick The Dead Lands have been picked up by Magnet Releasing, according to Deadline. There are plans for a theatrical release next year, although no date has been set yet. The deal was negotiated... More »
  

Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back Into The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for the... More »
  

A Homecoming Turns Violent In Gritty UK Thriller PLEASURE ISLAND

You can never go home again, not really. That's the basic premise of Mike Doxford's UK thriller Pleasure Island, the reality being that either home has changed enough, you have changed enough, or both have in your absence that it's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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