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John Connor [Celluloid 10.05.15] scifi action adventure

What would Star Wars: The Force Awakens' inevitable home video release look like if it appeared during the heyday of 80's VHS? Likely something similar to what you see here, courtesy of The Playback Collective, a design group dedicated to all things retro and awesome. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.05.15] zombies apocalyptic horror

Not satisfied with just one Walking Dead spin-off in Fear the Walking Dead, AMC have launched a mobile/webseries about zombies on a plane. The first episode has aired and, at a about a minute and a half it's not much of yet. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.05.15] horror

Tales of Halloween is the first film by the newly formed October Society, a group of upstart horror filmmakers - some up-and-coming like Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate) or Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again), and some vets like Neil Marshall (The Descent) or Lucky McKee (The Woman)- who've joined forces like Voltron to bring you a smorgasbord of amazing horror shorts. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.05.15] United Kingdom comedy

A new trailer has arrived for Catherine Hardwicke's emotional roller-coaster Miss you Already ( here's the first) on the eve of the film's premier. The cast including Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Drew Barrymore and others like Eileen Davies, Mem Ferda and Paddy Considine were reportedly all in attendance at the London opening for the movie which has been receiving v... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.03.15] horror thriller

The sexually charged lesbian love story ‘MANIA’ (trailer) directed by Jessica Cameron, premiered at the 8th Annual Arizona Underground Film Festival and won Best Horror Feature. MANIA is produced by British actor / producer Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, London Heist) revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their hom... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.02.15]

There are few film editors more iconic than Joel Cox. A 40 year veteran of the industry, he was there for the shift from the studio to auteur model and, more recently, the move from film to digital and through it all, he's continued to grow and move along with the ever changing industry. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.02.15] United Kingdom scifi

What are bumpers, you ask? They're short idents for Britain's channel 4 which will run during commercial breaks. Why are we posting a compilation of them here? Because they're directed by Jonathan Glazer, the UK filmmaker behind last year's Under the Skin and scored by that film's composer Mica Levi making them strange, beautiful, haunting and otherwordly. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.02.15] horror western

Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler, the genre twisting Bone Tamahawk just had its premier at Fantastic Fest where it was met with mixed acclaim. Most reviews I've read liked it, so my hopes are still high for this one. [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 10.02.15] thriller

Ain't Rights are so hardcore they don't even have a Facebook page in 2015. Sick. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 10.02.15]

You may not realize it but over a decade ago Helen Shaver, well recognized for her work as an actress on such varied projects as The Believers, The Color of Money and The Amityville Horror to her roles on TV, most notably in "Poltergeist: The Legacy," made the transition to working behind the camera and has spent most of her time directing everything from "The Outer L... [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 10.01.15] thriller drama mystery

Something’s very different about Eden and her new beau; overly-friendly at times and easily offended at others. Will is struggling to pinpoint exactly what the reason for the soiree might be. After asking some questions, snooping around, and jumping to conclusions, he might have an idea as to what bizarre situation he’s been placed in. Or perhaps it’... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.01.15] Denmark documentary

In haunting fashion, very much reminiscent of his previous documentaries, filmmaker Michael Madsen takes on the ultimate "what if" scenario exploring how humanity would react in case of a close encounter with an alien being(s) and to work through the step-by-step of the scenario with the help of the people who are, in real life, tasked with that job. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.01.15] Australia horror

Sydney filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett's first film Observance has been making serious waves since premiering at Fantasia this year. The extremely low-budget film shot in 11 days is already attracting big name distribution opportunities in the US and its filmmaker drawing the interest of the likes of Brandon Cronenberg. [Continue reading]

rochefort [Celluloid 10.01.15] thriller

Unfortunately they’ll be playing for a predominantly white supremacist skinhead audience in a ramshackle bar tucked deep in the woods. Pat and company aren’t at all down with the Neo Nazi set, but they won’t have enough money to get home otherwise, so they knuckle up and take the job. Unable to hide their disdain for the rowdy band of skins, they o... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.01.15] horror thriller

The Forest in an intriguing supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest of Japan - often referred to as the "Suicide Forest" as it is a place where people seem to congregate to kill themselves. According to wikipedia: "statistics vary, but what is documented is that during the period leading up to 1988, about 100 suicides occurred there every year." [Continue reading]

rochefort [Celluloid 10.01.15] thriller mystery noir

“Too Late” consists of only five scenes, each shot in a single, continuous take. The extended or unbroken take has been one of the more glamorous filmmaking techniques (or gimmicks, depending on whatever allowances you’re willing to make) since Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope”, and is definitely one of the showier methods a filmmaker ... [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 10.01.15] action thriller

In wild pursuit of her (and the photographic evidence of Guillermo’s true nature) are a devout band of savage idealists who obey their leader’s every whim. A harrowing chase ensues through the lush landscape and time after time Avery’s comparatively lacking skills are put to the test. [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 10.01.15] scifi thriller

Performing an excruciating surgery on himself and scavenging what he can to hole up for the duration, Dr. Watney has only one thing on his mind-survival. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.30.15] horror

Though you may not recognize the name, Steven Hoban is the producer of some of Canada's best and most ambitious genre films including Splice, Haunter and the Ginger Snaps series. He's also the producer and director of A Christmas Horror Story, a crazy genre exercise that pits Santa against foul-mouthed zombie elves, a dysfunctional family against Krampus, high-schoole... [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Film Festival 09.29.15] Netherlands comedy thriller

After his original plan to assassinate Bax is botched by pure happenstance, Schneider must rework the entire plan from the ground up to keep his pristine reputation and record exactly the way he likes it. Only now, Bax's girlfriend broke up with him and wants her belongings from his house. And his daughter is coming to visit. And perhaps anyone else who feels like j... [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 09.29.15] Denmark scifi comedy

Men and Chicken is not the former. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 09.29.15] Canada scifi drama

The key to any successful TV show is story. You need a story that can keep audiences coming back week after week and in most cases, that also includes tackling multiple characters, arcs and points of view. "Continuum" creator and show runner Simon Barry knows all about that. [Continue reading]

rochefort [Celluloid 09.29.15] Greece scifi comedy thriller

David (Colin Farrell) is a recently-divorced single man who has been given forty-five days to find a new life mate, and if unable to do so he will be turned into an animal and released into the wild; David's choice of animal should he fail is a lobster, since they live a long time. His is an oddball, day-after-tomorrow dystopian future where single adults are no longe... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 09.29.15] scifi horror thriller

The story concerns a well-regarded, though recently disgraced programmer named Brett (Andrew J. West) who is head-hunted by a sinister corporation and tasked with supervising completion of its new flagship facial recognition software. The program, named ROPER, enables the user not only to correctly identify human emotions, but to predict future actions based on an i... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.29.15] thriller drama history

If you thought the first trailer for The Revenant was something special, just wait until you see this new full trailer for the film. It is simply breathtaking. Directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman), THE REVENANT stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass who endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fi... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.28.15] Canada comedy drama

I first discovered director Sean Garrity ten years ago after seeing Lucid (trailer), a dark dramedy about an insomnia-plagued psychotherapist whose life is falling apart. I was so taken by the fine balance of drama and comedy of Garrity's work and the striking look of the movie, that I became an instant fan. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.28.15] thriller western war

The Keeping Room sees Brit Marling as the matriarch of a household of three women whose lives come under threat when two Union soldiers invade their farm house. However, what sounds like a simple genre twist on the home invasion film is actually a thought provoking exercise in revisionist storytelling - particularly in terms of how POV shapes the way we view film and ... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 09.28.15] horror

The crisp autumn air echoes from ear to deep bone and surrounds the senses in biting poignancy. Slowly and menacingly, winter approaches to claim the unready back into the earth. Families must provide warmth and shelter. Survival puts personal sacrifice into perspective. As we see the family excommunicated and banished from town, the concern for their way of life is i... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 09.28.15] horror drama

Directed by L. Gustavo Cooper (The Devil Incarnate), June is an stylish new possession flick that looks like it goes into some pretty wild directions. The film stars Kennedy Brice (“The Walking Dead”), Casper Van Dien (The Pact, Shiver), Victoria Pratt (Patient Killer), Eddie Jemison (Ocean’s Eleven) and Lance E. Nichols (The Curious Case of Benjamin... [Continue reading]

rochefort [Celluloid 09.27.15] United Kingdom scifi thriller dystopic

Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) has just moved into the perfect embodiment of the times: a state of the art tower block designed by reclusive architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons), whose top floor penthouse is bigger than most mansions and even sports the occasional horse. Life in the high rise is full of the typical tenant squabbles and awkward social rituals ... [Continue reading]

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