Gasparilla 2016: Gavin Hood Talks EYE IN THE SKY

The road from Indie to Hollywood and back again has been a bumpy one for South African director Gavin Hood. Following his TIFF People’s Choice-winning Tsotsi he was offered New Line thriller Rendition, and proceeded to tackle big budget monsters... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

THE FORTRESS: Universal Picks Up New Project From GOODNIGHT MOMMY Duo

THR is reporting that Universal have picked up The Fortress, a pitch from the Goodnight Mommy duo, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.    Plot particulars are being kept under wraps but the report says that, "the story centers on a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Unearthed Films Picks Up Giallo Flick FRANCESCA For North America

Unearthed Films has picked up the U.S. rights for the Argentinian Giallo film Francesca. The indie distributor has a history of picking up extreme horror films and also distributes horror books and metal music as well.  A quick scanover of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Check Out The Trailer And Poster For Horror Flick THE OFFERING

Kelvin Tong's horror flick The Offering will be out in U.S. cinemas and on VOD on May 6th via Momentum Pictures. A new poster and the trailer have been passed along to us. You can watch the trailer below.  When... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stranger With My Face Announces 2016 Lineup

Make your way to Hobart, Australia halfway through April if you want to see a great lineup of films directed by women (and one dude). The Stranger With My Face Film Festival has just announced its lineup for this year... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: PHANTOM HALO Never Quite Decides What It Wants To Be

Antonia Bogdanovich's feature debut Phantom Halo can never quite figure out which direction to head in. Part family drama, part crime thriller, these two ideas are not necessarily antithetical, and each in and of themselves is not necessarily bad (though... More »
  

Luc Besson Shows Glimpses At VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

French director Luc Besson can be a right royal champion of secrecy at times, with for example his The Fifth Element appearing almost out of nowhere in 1997, despite it being a huge project. However, yesterday Entertainment Weekly published an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: VALLEY OF LOVE, An Affecting Ghost Story Set In Death Valley

It strikes me as peculiar that Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert, two of the French cinema's titans, each appearing in hundreds of films (Depardieu 217 films, Huppert 126 to date according to imdb), had previously worked together in just 2... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Overburdened By Expectation And Obligation

DC Comics kick-starts its expanded cinematic universe by pitting its two greatest superheroes against one another in Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Man Of Steel.   With the Nolan/Bale Dark Knight trilogy looming large in the background, Ben... More »
By James Marsh   
  

BLOOD IN THE SNOW 2016: Festival Announces New Dates And A New Location

Being a film nerd - geek - connoisseur in Toronto is easy. At any given week we have an embarrassment of riches and opportunities to see some of the best that local and international cinema has to offer. From gathering... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

China Lion Serves Up CHONGQING HOT POT This April

No foolin', China Lion is bringing Yang Qing's mainland crime caper Chongqing Hot Pot to North America on 1 April, day-and-date with its Chinese release. The film, which has its World Premiere on Monday night as opening film of the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Tristan Risk Joins Canadian Giallo Production THE VALLEY OF THE RATS

Tristan Risk's star continues to rise in cult film as the Canadian talent just keeps on working away at cinema of the weird and wonderful variety. News of another Canadian giallo-inspired flick has come our way.   Production is set... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Post Apocalyptic Satire HOT Now Available On VHX

If you are looking for something to add to your viewing list this weekend then consider Victor Warren's apocalyptical satirical comedy Hot. The film is an adaptation of Daniel Keleher's stage play and it stars Steven Strait (The Expanse), Zachary... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct HAUNTED For DreamWorks

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, and Intruders, has been selected to helm Haunted, a new adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, according to Deadline. This is apparently a passion project for Steven Spielberg,... More »
  

Review: HYENA ROAD Straddles A Blurred Line

Hyena Road is a bit of a difficult film to quantify. On the one hand, it follows perhaps a bit too closely to some cliched images and story formats of soldiers at war. On the other, it has an earnestness... More »
  

Review: Tonko House Returns With Super Cute MOOM

Today Tonko House's latest creation, called Moom, is having its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival. In 2014, after leaving the safety of the Pixar nest to start their own studio Tonko House, directors Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo... More »
  

BIG BAD WOLVES Duo To Direct Bruce Willis In New DEATH WISH Movie

According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers  Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.    The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: LONDON HAS FALLEN, Rocking The Free World With Dubious Politics And Sadistic Tendencies

Gerard Butler finds himself taking up arms to save Aaron Eckhart’s US President once again in this expanded sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen. Trading the claustrophobic confines of the White House for the deserted streets of Britain’s terrorised... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY Should Have Stayed Hidden

In regards to this Netflix original, setting the bar impossibly low barely helped tolerate the arduous two-part viewing experience of this martial-arts mess. Sullying Ang Lee’s beautiful vision of the vintage source material, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny... More »
  

CROSSING POINT: Watch The Exclusive And Explosive Trailer

True story. In my final year of high school I went on a missions trip during spring break to Tijuana, Mexico. We went into the burroughs and we built a house for a family in need. You know. the good... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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