Category: Screen

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 screenanarchy.com...] 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

Lighthouse 2019: SKIN and AMERICAN FACTORY Bookend Long Beach Island International Fest

The 11th annual Lighthouse Film Festival bows on Long Beach Island, New Jersey this June. Today the festival announced their opening and closing films. Guy Nattiv's Skin, which is having its US premiere at Tribeca as we write this article, is...

/ May 1, 2019

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: LOST HOLIDAY Beautifully Combines Boozy Comedy With Character and Crime

For many of us who grow up in comfortable lives, there comes a point when we should probably stop partying with the uncaring narcissistic abandon of those in their early twenties. (Unless, of course, you are a Matthew McConaughey character,...

/ April 30, 2019

TROUPERS Trailer: Documentary Tackles Aging in Hollywood

Troupers, a documentary about growing old in Hollywood, proves it's never too late to follow your dreams. The hit documentary that originally aired on PBS will see a wider release Friday, May 3rd, 2019 from Global Digital Releasing. From filmmakers...

/ April 29, 2019

Calgary Underground 2019: RED LETTER DAY, Fear And Loathing In The Canadian Suburbs

"I just figured this would be happening in the US." One of the characters early on in Red Letter Day elucidates the sometimes subtle (sometimes not) passive-agressive smugness in the Canadian attitude, as defined by self-comparison to the American experiment down...

/ April 28, 2019

Tribeca 2019 Review: AAMIS (RAVENING), A Forbidden Romance Consumes Star-Crossed Lovers

Set in the far northeastern Indian state of Assam, Bhaskar Hazarika's sophomore feature Aamis (Ravening) is a film unlike anything you've ever seen. A forbidden love story between a man and a woman separated by perhaps a dozen years, several...

/ April 27, 2019

Tribeca 2019 Review: THE GASOLINE THIEVES, A Brutal And Tragic Coming-of-Age Film

The Gasoline Thieves (aka Huachicolero), the first feature-lenght film by Mexican director Edgar Nito, begins as a crime thriller, with a captivating nocturnal scene with little dialogue in which a pair of huachicoleros (one of them played by Pascacio López)...

/ April 26, 2019

Indie Meme 2019 Review: KAAMYAAB (ROUND FIGURE), A Charming Story Of Passion Rediscovered

There is something tremendously gratifying about a nice round number. It feels like an accomplishment in a way that satisfies humanity's desire for order. So, when retired character actor Sudheer (Sanjai Mishra) discovers during a "where are they now?" type...

/ April 25, 2019

Sequel to Indie Horror ALONG CAME THE DEVIL Begins Production

It looks like the relese of Jason Devan's horror flick Along Came the Devil went well enough that a return invite has been extended to evil.  Production began yesterday on the sequel to his debut indie horror flick in Atlanta...

/ April 24, 2019

Japanese Cult Hit ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Comes To Hollywood, But Not How You Think

Ueda Shinichiro's One Cut of the Dead made headlines throughout the film world with its staggering festival run and its amazingly profitable cinema run in Japan where it ended up earning back over one thousand times its produciton budget in...

/ April 23, 2019

Black Fawn Distribution Launches Black Fawn VOD

Our friends at Black Fawn Distribution the distribution arm of the indie genre filmmaking group Black Fawn Films have added another member to their growing family. On National Film Day here in Canada they launched Black Fawn VOD in Canada....

/ April 20, 2019

DEADLY TEN: Full Moon Features Invites You To Watch The Production of Ten Horror Movies This Summer

Here is something that should be of interest to not only horror fans but also budding and aspiring filmmakers out there.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a horror movie but are too lazy to get your...

/ April 20, 2019

Friday One Sheet: PUSH

Hot Docs is coming to Toronto, and what better way to celebrate that than with a documentary on the increasing urban-global housing crisis (of which several Canadian cities qualify). Fredrik Gertten's documentary examines the 'gentrification' issue in a variety of...

/ April 19, 2019

Review: LITTLE WOODS, Risky Navigation of an Uncaring System

Contemporary social realism films from the USA, like much of social realism cinema in general, focuses on the lives of the poor and marginalized, and often involve the potential loss of a home or need for extra money for medical...

/ April 19, 2019

Notes on Streaming: THE RUTHLESS Takes Criminal Aim, RAMY Takes a Spiritual Journey

What's new and notable on streaming services this week: The Ruthless (Lo spietato)Will premiere on Netflix on Friday, April 19, 2019. Inspired by a true story, the film follows a teenager who transforms his rebellion into outright ambition in the...

/ April 18, 2019