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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.18.14] post apocalyptic western arthouse avant-garde

While the film's synopsis seems simple enough: An epic post-apocalyptic tale about two brothers who struggle to avenge the wrongs done to their family, everything you'll see below leads us to believe the short film is anything but. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.18.14] United Kingdom drama

I seem to be in the minority of folks who didn't care for Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy (review), which I found overlong and generally uninteresting, but as is clear from the trailer, there are some good things about Stickland's erotic drama – namely the sound design, the lavish visuals and the beautiful women. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.17.14] scifi horror thriller

The Guest's Maika Monroe stars in one of the year's most praised festival films, It Follows (Our Review). The film's first trailer has dropped and it does an amazing job at setting a chilling tone for the film and setting up a sense of mystery. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.17.14] Italy horror giallo

Synapse films are currently hard at work restoring Dario Argento's Giallo classic Suspiria for a 4K Blu-ray release and have shared some test images from the process. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.17.14] scifi horror thriller

It's impossible not to think of Primer when watching the first trailer for Tyler Graham Pavey's feature debut, The Phoenix Project. Forget that it's about guys in a garage building amazing new technology; even just the way it's shot and the colour grading is so obvioulsy inspired by Shane Carruth's time travel classic that it inspired hope that it will live up to that... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.17.14] horror

We're very excited to catch up with Cooties, the Elijah Wood produced zombedy that premiered to favorable reviews from genre fans at Sundance last year. The horror film, about teachers forced to take up arms when their students become pint-sized zombies was picked up by Lionsgate for release, but we don't know when. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.16.14] drama

It's fair to say that Max Landis, yes, John Landis' son, came into the mainstream a couple of years ago with the release of Chronicle. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.16.14] Russia scifi history arthouse

Over the years we've talked a bit about Aleksei German's film adaptation of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's novel "Hard to be A God." Heck, at one point we even had a bit of footage (now removed) from the film but the finished product never quite materialized. Until now. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.16.14] cyberpunk scifi thriller

In another Quiet Earth premier, we've got the first trailer for Uncanny, a new science fiction thriller starring Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim), Lucy Griffiths (Winter's Tale, Robin Hood) and even The Office's Rainn Wilson. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.16.14] action thriller crime adventure

Quiet Earth has received the first trailer for Your Move, Luke Goss' (Hellboy 2, Death Race 2, Blade 2) debut as a writer/director and it's a stylish affair that suggests Goss has a gift when it comes to shooting good looking crime thrillers. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.15.14] Japan post apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller steampunk adventure dystopic

In what is sure to be one of the most financially successful films live action - let alone post-apocalyptic films - ever in Japan, Shinji Higuchi's live action adaption of the meg-popular anime, Attack on Titan, comes alive in the film's first character posters. Guys, this movie looks like it's going to be a ton of fun. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.15.14] drama arthouse

If you want to work arthouse movie fans into a frenzy, just tell them that you've given Terrence Malick a couple of GoPro's and told him he should use them in his next movie. Then sit back and watch said fans react to results. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.15.14] horror thriller

The Atticus Institute is the directorial debut of Chris Sparling, who burst onto the scene as the writer of the amazing Buried and the super fun ATM. For this film, he's teamed up with producer Peter Safran who brought us James Wan's The Conjuring to bring us another period set possession shocker that takes place in the 1970s. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.12.14] thriller mystery

Open Road Films has released the first official trailer and motion poster for the new psychological thriller, THE LOFT starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.11.14] Australia action comedy thriller crime adventure

Quiet Earth has procured the first trailer for the Simon Pegg starring assassin flick, Kill Me Three Times! The dark comedy has been playing the festival circuit lately to positive reviews and the trailer delivers on the promise of Pegg being a badass having a very bad day. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.10.14] Australia post apocalyptic action adventure

I'm not sure what to say beyond: GLORIOUS. [Continue reading (8 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.10.14] Canada comedy thriller drama

Marina recently saw the premier of Cameron Labine's new film Mountain Men and loved it saying it's "not only an interesting story of brotherly bonding but also a movie that brilliantly mixes comedy and drama in unexpected ways." [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.10.14] Canada comedy thriller drama

So what do you do? Do you pretend you never saw the ticket (fat chance, especially when you hate your job and could use that money to do something better with your life), do you come clean to Casey and hope to god that she sees the wrongness of giving the money to the deadbeat or do you conspire to kill Casey so that you can claim the money for yourself? This is the c... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.09.14] drama western

For some reason when Tommy Lee Jones decided to direct, it seemed natural that he'd veer towards the western. What's less natural and rather surprising is that his second feature film is not so much centered on a cowboy but a group of women. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.09.14] scifi thriller

Based on a Robert Heinlein short story, Predestination sees Ethan Hawke as a time-travelling law man who must find a criminal through time. The film comes from The Spierig Brothers who's last film, Daybreakers (review), was a stylish and fascinating take on the vampire genre, so we're eagerly awaiting this film to drop in January. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.09.14] scifi action thriller adventure

Do we ever tire of sweeping disaster films where LA is reduced to rubble at the hands of apocalypticly inclined filmmakers? Hell no. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.09.14] Finland post apocalyptic scifi action comedy adventure

While Sony continues to battle North Korea over the upcoming comedy The Interview which has apparently offended the entire country of North Korea, the guys behind Iron Sky are forging ahead with a crowd funding campaign that aims to piss off a large part of the human population. First there was that hilarious and crazy ass clip of Hitler riding a dinosaur and now come... [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.09.14] New Zealand horror comedy mockumentary

Written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (of "Flight of the Concords," and "Inbetweeners" fame), the pair also star as Vladislav and Viago respectively, two vampires who share a home with two others in Wellington. The group is being followed by a documentary crew that is capturing the reality of vampires living in the modern age. They're interesting i... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.08.14] Canada horror thriller drama

Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop star as Jenn and Alex, apparently happy city dwellers who head out of the city for a weekend of camping adventure. The pair arrive to discover that the trail Alex wanted to share with his girlfriend is closed for the season but Alex figures he knows better than the park ranger and he heads along the trail anyways. As expected, the pair get... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.08.14] horror

From the Executive Producer of Black Swan and Machete comes supernatural thriller The Culling directed by Rustam Branaman. It is about a group of friends who find a lost girl by the roadside and decide to take her back to her house which might just be haunted. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.08.14] United Kingdom drama

This time around, Strickland tackles old school erotic dramas with a tale about two women engaged in a relationship with sadomasochistic tendencies. Cynthia is the wealthy woman who spends her days studying butterflies and punishing Evelyn for her inability to follow the rules. It seems at first that Cynthia is quite content, and even happy, with her role in the relat... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.08.14] Canada thriller drama

Mountain Men stars Labine as Toph, one half of an estranged duo of brothers who still lives in the small town the family has long called home. Chace Crawford, of "Gossip Girl" fame, is Cooper, the other brother. The younger brother who escaped small town living for the big city and who, over the years, has made a life for himself working and living in large metropoli,... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.05.14] post apocalyptic scifi adventure

Before The Road Warrior steered the genre towards mohawked mutants and hockey masked Humunguses, apocalyptic films enjoyed a period of severe cultural examination. Particularly during those heady days of the 1970s, when the New Cinema movement vowed to make movies about only "serious" issues, was it rare to see a film about Armageddon that didn't try to offer some p... [Continue reading (8 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.05.14] Canada post apocalyptic action adventure

Turbo Kid started as an entry for The first ABCs of Death competition and, while it may not have made the cut, it captured the attention of a few folks including the good people at EMAfilms, Jason Eisener and ABCs co-producer Ant Timpson who all came together to finance a full length feature version of the fun 80s throwback. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.04.14] horror thriller

Eli Roth's next film, Knock Knock will premiere as part of the Midnight section at January's Sundance Film Fest and the first images from the film have appeared online. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

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