CineCoup 2015: Now Accepting Submissions

CineCoup is starting up its financing initiative for 2015. The program that was responsible for last year's Canadian werewolf movie Wolfcop is looking for a filmmaker with a tip top fantastic film idea. CineCoup will provide financing and a theatrical... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E03, NACHO (Or, The Perils Of Trying To Do The Right Thing)

For an episode called "Nacho", this includes very little of the man himself. It's more about Jimmy's perception of Nacho (Michael Mando) and what he might do, rather than what he's really done. Jimmy is scared of him, but he's... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: DRYLAND Combines Demolition Derbies And The Waning Of Wheat Farmers In Washington

O beautiful for spacious skies. For amber waves of grain. The Palouse region of the inland northwest is one of the wheat breadbaskets of the world. I recently relocated to this area and frequently commute from my small town of... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Not That Terrible

Not wanting to be a snob, I attempted to read Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestseller inspired by the Twilight books (which I also haven't read). It's quite badly written, but hey, it was popular, so maybe I was missing... More »
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E02, MIJO (Or, Talking Your Way Out Of Being Held At Gunpoint)

Better Call Saul deserves to be talked about for its own merits, so I'm going to put the Breaking Bad comparisons to one side this time around. Saul's second episode, "Mijo", throws Jimmy into a dangerous and seemingly deadly situation, but... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

David Koepp To Adapt Canadian Sci-Fi Novel THE THEMIS FILES For Sony

Deadline is reporting that David Koepp has been hired by Sony to adapt the Sci-fi novel The Themis Files by author Sylvain Neuvel for the big screen. Sony bought the rights for the novel last October which will be published by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ELI ROTH PRESENTS THE STRANGER: Raven Banner Acquires The Canadian Rights

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment will not leave Berlin empty handed after the EFM shuts down. They have acquired the Canadian rights for Guillermo Amoedo's Chilean English-language flick The Stranger, from this day on known as Eli Roth Presents... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E01, UNO (Or, Going Back Before BREAKING BAD)

Better Call Saul was always going to struggle, like all prequels do, to feel relevant. The nature of a prequel makes it an afterthought, but it's a good start that Saul firmly places itself in the world of Breaking Bad,... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

BOYHOOD And THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Win Big At BAFTAs

The British Academy Film Awards were handed out Sunday evening on the other side of the pond. Richard Linklater's Boyhood took home three awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Linklater himself. The third award went to Patricia Arquette for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE

Martin Scorsese has come aboard British director Ben Wheatley's next project, Free Fire, as an executive producer, Screen Daily has revealed. Set in late-70s Boston, the film is the story of two rival gangs, whose rendezvous in a deserted warehouse... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NYC Happenings: "Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents In New York, 1968-1986" Uncovers An Overlooked Yet Richly Creative Period

Of the many cultural events occasioned by Black History Month, without a doubt one of the most rewarding, and indeed revelatory, is "Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986," the Film Society of Lincoln Center's series.... More »
  

Your First Look At Aaron Eckhart And Miles Teller In BLEED FOR THIS

We have your first look at Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in Ben Younger's third feature film Bleed For This. You do not get a really good look at Eckhart but a buff Teller is front and center in the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have A Look At A Shorn Keanu Reeves In DAUGHTER OF GOD Stills

Here is your first look at clean cut Keanu Reeves in Gee Malik Linton`s feature debut, the thriller Daughter of God. Starring with Reeves is his Knock Knock co-star, Cuban actress Ana de Armas. A detective searches for the truth behind... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: 2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films, An Eclectic, Globe-Trotting Selection

As much talk as there's been about the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, there is at least one section where diversity, and an illuminating look at world cultures, can be found. That place is the in... More »
  

Hey, New York City! Win Tickets To WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD, An Awesome Aussie Apocalypse

As a former resident of New York City, I feel your pain, and I have some relief. (It's called Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, and it's from Australia, and it's mighty enjoyable, and we have had tickets to give away,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

POLTERGEIST Remake: First Trailer Offers Homage And Jump Scares

The way a horror movie is constructed and paced has changed a lot from 1982 to 2015. Much like the 2013 Carrie remake, it all comes down to whether the pace of editing and easy reliance on jump-scares can replace the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Jamie Dagg's Laos-Set Thriller RIVER Enters Production With Rossif Sutherland

Canada's Jamie Dagg has bitten off a big task for his debut feature. Because, you know, making your first film isn't already hard enough, Dagg's River appears to be the first-ever western co-production with the South East Asian nation of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LOVE AND TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE: Out Now On VOD And iTunes

Disappointed in the muddled fizzle-out of the Serial podcast few weeks ago and looking for another taste of unfathomable True Crime mystery to hold you over until Season 2 of True Detective? Enter Love and Terror On The Howling Plains of Nowhere, a wonderfully... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  
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