Category: Screen

Cannes 2019: DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS First Poster & NSFW Clips For This S&M Drama

One of the most exciting selections in this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight is Finnish filmmaker Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää's tale of catharsis and bondage, Dogs Don't Wear Pants. This third film from Valkeapää tells the story of a man (Pekka Strang as...

/ May 19, 2019

10th London Indian Film Festival Announces Full Lineup. THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN, ARTICLE 15, REASON, And More

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this June and July with a droolworthy festival lineup featuring many of the best Indian films of the year across five UK cities. Among the highlights are the world...

/ May 17, 2019

Fantaspoa 2019: Grief, Madness And Cosmic Horror Abound in THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP Trailer Premiere

Konstantinos Koutsoliotas's new flick The Fear of Looking Up will close this year's edition of the Fantaspoa film festival in Brazil.  Directing a screenplay he wrote with one of his stars from his debut feature film, The Winter's Theo Albanis, and...

/ May 17, 2019

Blu-ray Review: Visconti’s DEATH IN VENICE Lives in Glorious Anguish on Criterion Blu-ray.

Celebrated composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) falls prey to a singular longing of the forbidden variety in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 Death in Venice.   As far as vacations go, this one’s a killer.  As far as escapism goes, this...

/ May 15, 2019

Imagine 2019 Review: MONSTRUM Presents Silly, Gory Entertainment

Last year saw several entries added to the sub-sub-genre of Korean history-slash-horror films (and there's even a Korean historical zombie series on Netflix). Last month, the Imagine Film Festival showed one of these: Korean director Huh Jong-ho's historical action thriller...

/ May 15, 2019

Fifth Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival Reveals Lineup. SIR, MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN, HAMID, and More

The fifth annual DFW South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) unveiled its 2019 film lineup recently, and it includes some of the regions finest films of 2018-19. The festival takes place from May 16th through the 19th, mostly at the...

/ May 13, 2019

Check Out Dutch Horror Short SANDWITCH In Full, Online And Free!

Every year at the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, there is a collection of Dutch short genre films shown. Last year, one of the best and funniest of those was Sandwitch (not a typo), a horror comedy directed by Jasper...

/ May 11, 2019

BEING FRANK, starring Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller & Anna Gunn, gets an official trailer

The Film Arcade has released the official trailer for Being Frank, ahead of the planned Father's Day weekend release.  Being Frank debuted at SXSW as You Can Choose Your Family, where We Live Entertainment hailed Gaffigan and Miller's "spectacularly heartfelt and honest performances".  The narrative...

/ May 10, 2019

Maryland Film Fest Review: QUEEN OF LAPA, Clear-eyed, Intimate Look at Rio’s Trans Sex Worker Community

The documentary doesn't highlight the differences of its subjects from the audience, but rather acknowledges and celebrates what we have in common: our humanity. [Read the whole post on] Read More

/ May 10, 2019

BLOOD MACHINES: Take A Fresh Look At The SciFi Short From The Creators Of TURBO KILLER And Help Them Complete It

The Blood Machines are coming. Following the massive success of the visually stunning Turbo Killer - a music video by French directing duo Seth Ickerman for synthwave act Carpenter Brut - the gang got back together for another kick at...

/ May 10, 2019

Book Review: THE CASTLE ON SUNSET, How a Building Influenced a Culture

Some books are born movies, some achieve movie stardom, and some have movies thrust upon 'em. Shawn Levy's The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont avoids any loose paraphrases copping from Shakespeare's Twelfth...

/ May 7, 2019

70s Rewind: THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION, Reviving Sherlock Holmes

Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall and Nicol Williamson star in Herbert Ross' adaptation of a cinematic detective tale. [Read the whole post on] Read More

/ May 7, 2019

New SKY SHARKS Trailer Shows off Impressive Visual FX

Marc Fehse and his Sky Sharks team have unleashed an epic new trailer for their new film, featuring some pretty dazzling visual FX work. Taking a page from Iron Sky, Sky Sharks has captured the imagination of cult film fans...

/ May 6, 2019

Daenerys Targaryen Makes Her Move on Game of Thrones

Every week for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, three Atlantic staffers will be discussing new episodes of the HBO drama. Because no screeners were made available to critics in advance this year, we’ll be posting our...

/ May 6, 2019

Udine 2019: STILL HUMAN Big Winner at 21st Far East Film Festival

Just 24 hours after receiving the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong Chau Sang was gracing the stage at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine once again, where his new drama Still Human was awarded...

/ May 5, 2019

REVIEW: El Chicano awkwardly juggles its hybrid Mexican-American barrio street superhero/cop caper convictions

The superhero film craze has proven to be popcorn-pleasing box office gold over the last several years or so within Hollywood circles. Plus, street cred dramas basking in drugs and gangs tend to capitalize on the gritty, realistic aspects of...

/ May 5, 2019

Friday One Sheet: STARFISH

The 'grain' on this third piece of key art for A.T. White's Starfish (the other two are also great) resides somewhere in the space between digital noise, and oil canvas texture. This is apt for a film that bills itself...

/ May 3, 2019

Notes on Streaming: RILAKKUMA AND KAORU From Japan, POSSESSION From Korea

I'll be looking more closely at Netflix's wealth of non-English language titles in the next few weeks. The company claims more than 149 million paid subscribers, of which a majority (88.6 million) live outside the U.S. As a genre fan...

/ May 3, 2019