EMPYREAN: First Poster Offers Stark, Beautiful Look At Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean will have its world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival on October 4th. The Calgary local has passed along the first poster from his first film. It is a simple design, taking... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015: PORTAL TO HELL!!! One Last Taste of Roddy Piper's Greatness

Jack would like to read his book in peace. The trouble is, he is the superintendent of a low-rent building with inhabitants that require too much of his time. Toilets get clogged. Bulbs burn out. Toasters no longer toast. Then... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Celebrate 30 Years Of Glass Eye Pix And Larry Fessenden This October

Coming up next month Glass Eye Pix, run by the man of many hats, Larry Fessenden, is celebrating thirty years in independent horror and genre filmmaking and more. Fessenden and his company have brought us so many cinematic delights over the years and... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: EQUALS, A Romantic LOGAN'S RUN For Millennials

In the future envisioned in Equals, it is as if Jony Ive ended debates on industrial design and all we are left with is Apple monoculture. Everything is white and smooth surfaced. The architecture is soothingly clean concrete. The film opens with... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: RIVER, Man On The Run, But Not A Typical Chase Thriller

As children, we are often taught that, when someone is in trouble, we should try to help, or if someone is being bullied, we should intervene. But sometimes, there can be unforeseen consequences that would endanger ourselves. Jamie M. Dagg's first... More »

Toronto 2015 Review: HIGH RISE Throws A Lot Of Stuff Off The Ledge

In an audience empathy test, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes, as a bellwether for the casually curious to beware. Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the film,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: INTO THE FOREST, A Masterful Portrait Of The Family Bond

What will we all do when the lights turn off? Wait impatiently for them to come back on, trying to maintain a normal existence and the planned future? Begin raiding other people's homes? Go off in search of some semblance... More »

THE EDITOR: Canadian Theatrical Dates And The Canadian Only Blu-ray Covers

The latest cult film offering from the lads at Astron-6 is the Giallo inspired horror fest The Editor is coming to a cinema near you this Friday. That is, if you live in Ontario, Canada. I do not know what... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: LEN AND COMPANY, A Confident Hanging-Out Movie

All men, when they reach a certain age, have a desire to become a hermit - to one degree or another. Maybe it is due to genetic wiring, maybe social conventions. Most ignore it, either lacking the means, or the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTON: What To Expect From The Special Features

The DVD and Blu-ray release of Avengers: Age of Ultron isn't bursting with special features, but there's enough here to provoke some interest and discussion. I got to watch the bonus material - which includes two featurettes, a gag reel,... More »
By Simon Cocks   

MADRE de DIOS: Tristan Risk Is The Latest Offering In Gigi Saul Guerrero's Next Short Film

Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luchagore Productions are at it again with with crazy horror goodness in her new short film Madre de Dios (Mother of God). The Vancouver-based Mexican Canadian filmmaker got together with cult actress Tristan Risk (American Mary... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller... More »
By Ben Umstead   

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Trailer: What Do Baths, Flapjacks And Volcanoes Have In Common? Guy Maddin!

To dream the volcanic dream... to flap jack the un-flap-jackable air...Canadian avant-garde darling Guy Maddin has teamed up with Evan Johnson to co-direct the phantasmagoric menagerie The Forbidden Room, a pulp adventure infused layer cake of cinematic WTFs and pure... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Seth Rogen's PREACHER Gets Series Order At AMC

Preacher, the beloved and controversial Vertigo comic book by Gareth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been ordered to series by AMC, according to Seth Rogen, who has been developing the project with regular partner Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad's Sam... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and... More »
By James Marsh   

In-Edit Mexico 2015 Interview: Wes Orshoski Talks THE DAMNED: DON'T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

After making an excellent documentary about one of the most recognized figures in rock 'n' roll (Lemmy), director Wes Orshoski is back in order to explore a much obscure story but nonetheless important: that of the British band The Damned,... More »

NYC Happenings: "Set It Off: LA Hip-Hop On Film" Revisits 90s West Coast Rap In The Wake Of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

As F. Gary Gray's NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton tops the US box office charts for the third straight week -- you can read my review here -- those who enjoyed that film may want to see other films in that milieu,... More »

Exclusive: HELLIONS Poster Offers Trick 'R' Treat Imagery

As Bruce McDonald's Halloween-themed horror film Hellions continues to wind its way through the festival circuit (next stop: Toronto International Film Festival), we have this handsome pumpkin patch and trick 'r treat poster depicting the film's murderous younglings.From Ben Umstead's Sundance review:Chloe... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

DEDfest 2015: GREEN ROOM, THE INVITATION And BITE Lead First Wave Of Titles

The City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, will have ample time to prepare itself for the eighth annual DEDfest film festival happening this October, from the 20th to the 25th. The genre film festival will give the residents of Edmonton something... More »
By Andrew Mack   

EMPYREAN: Watch This Intensely Beautiful Trailer For The Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean has booked its first festival date at the Calgary International Film Festival and to celebrate we have the first trailer to share with you. The premiere screening will be a homecoming for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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