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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.09.16] post apocalyptic action thriller

The new Plate of the Apes franchise has been improving with each installment. Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a good start which was greatly improved upon by Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (review), a movie that is darker and more nuanced than its predecessor and set up Reeves' next project as an even darker pursuit of survival. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.08.16] France cyberpunk scifi thriller

From Dante 01 to Chrysalis, and beyond, French sci-fi is always welcome around these parts and this flick looks as ambitious as you might expect. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 12.08.16] scifi

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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.07.16] United Kingdom thriller drama crime

Brendan Gleeson stars as Colby Cutler, the patriarch of a family of outlaws living in a makeshift trailer camp outside of town. The family isn't strictly blood relations but a mix of children and friends Colby has banded together over the years. Among them is Chad Cutler, Colby's youngest son who shares a trailer with his wife and two kids. The family business is he... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.07.16] United Kingdom thriller drama

I have a lot of cinematic soft spots but none is quite as big as the period drama and I'm always on the look out for the next best thing. This year, one of the best happened to be a horror movie (if you haven't seen The Witch (review) yet, now is the time) and it looks like one of next year's best might just be a period thriller. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.07.16] drama

The fact that Miss Sloane is opening this week certainly gives the movie a sense of urgency that likely wouldn't be there if it was released in March of April but it plays only a minor role in the movie's effectiveness. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.06.16] thriller

James Ponsoldt adapts Dave Eggers' novel of the same name into a techno-thriller that only Luc Besson's Europa Corp. can produce. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.06.16] Canada action comedy

A passion project for writer/director Robert Cuffley (who a few years ago was responsible for the great thriller Ferocious (review), this comedy stars Chris Marquette as Corey, a nice guy who stuck around the small town he grew up in. His 10th anniversary high school re-union is around the corner and with it comes the return of Sheena, his best friend throughout hig... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.05.16] United Kingdom action comedy thriller

The concept here is straight forward: a group of NRA fighters arrange to buy some guns from a South African arms dealer. The deal is brokered through Justine and Ord, a pair of good looking folks far too pretty not to be together. Everyone meets at a warehouse to make the exchange and all seems to be running smoothly until one of the lackeys recognizes one of the ot... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.05.16] Canada scifi drama

Lost Solace is writer/director Chris Scheuerman's latest feature and with it, he explores the emotional dark side of humanity through the eyes of a man feeling for the first time. The movie largely unfolds as Spence meets and gets to know his next mark Azaria, a student with a rich father. The pair originally bond over classic cars before quickly falling into a rela... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.05.16] Canada drama crime

Though Beyond the Streets is a great exploration of one man's redemption, Chloé Leriche's directorial debut is also a fascinating look at the Atikamekw people and a celebration of tradition. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.30.16] thriller mystery

Park Chan-Wook, the provocative Korean director of Old Boy and Stoker, is back with another sexually charged, psychological thriller and it's easily his most assured cinematic achievement to date. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.30.16] scifi horror action thriller

These images may look like Wesley Snipes has joined The Walking Dead, but they're not! Currently in post-production, The Recall is primed to be sci-fi horror film that could be called Cabin Fever meets Skyline. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.30.16] apocalyptic scifi thriller

Nicolas Cage (Snowden, Dog Eat Dog) will star in the upcoming action/sci-fi film, The Humanity Bureau which will be partially filmed using both the new Barco Escape Multi-screen format AND virtual reality. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.30.16] horror

The feature film debut of Nicolas Pesce, The Eyes of My Mother is a both beautiful and creepy look at one woman's struggle to cope with life on her own. Kika Magalhaes stars as Francisca, a lonely young woman living deep in the countryside. She spends her early years under the care of her mother, a former surgeon who passes on some of her knowledge to Francisca. Whe... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.28.16] thriller

Most of this is revealed early on in Sophia Takal's sophomore effort Always Shine in which Beth and Anna go away on a weekend retreat to Big Sur. The trip is meant to give the friends an opportunity to re-connect after years of competition and animosity brought on by an extremely competitive working environment. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.28.16]

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your special apocalypse loving someone? These new Turbo Kid comics should foot the bill! And, hey, pick up the flick too (review) and complete the holiday bundle. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.25.16] scifi thriller

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John Connor [Celluloid 11.24.16] scifi horror action thriller adventure

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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.22.16] scifi

I'm a really big fan of Frank Herbert's "Dune" and its many iterations. From David Lynch's bombastic adaptation which doesn't work as a stand alone movie but works relatively well as a visual companion to the first novel, to Syfy's excellent miniseries that is now nearly 20 years old. I lost track of the books sometime after the premiere of the miniseries and a couple... [Continue reading (6 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.17.16] cyberpunk scifi horror action thriller

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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.17.16] United Kingdom action

Co-written by Andrew Baldwin and James Watkins and directed by Watkins (best known for Eden Lake and The Woman in Black), the basic idea for The Take is fairly straight forward: a team of dirty cops devise a plan to steal a lot of money. Been there done that though admittedly, the fact that this is set in France does add a nice bit of flare to the proceedings. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.16.16] post apocalyptic horror thriller

Drag is a something of a legendary post-apocalyptic film. Directed by Mark Pavia way back in the pre-internet land of 1993, the 16 mm zombie short was championed by the master of horror himself, Stephen King, after Pavia sent him a copy in the mail. [Continue reading]

Carlos Prime [Celluloid 11.15.16] scifi horror

Marooned at a bus station by a vague and powerful storm, a handful of strangers find themselves in increasing peril as the night progresses. Magic? Scientific experiments? The unknown? All becomes clear eventually in this bizarre homage/parody. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.14.16] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller dystopic war

I've been waiting for this footage for a long time, folks, and it does not disappoint! From producer Christian Alvart, director of Pandorum and Case 39 comes a dark dystpian tale of alien fear and madness called S.U.M.1. [Continue reading]

quietearth [Celluloid 11.13.16] cyberpunk scifi action thriller

I'm excited. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.10.16] horror

In Bryan Bertino's The Monster, a mother and daughter must fight for survival against a vicious monster on a secluded stretch of highway. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.10.16] thriller

Earlier this year we spoke with Brazilian director Alfonso Poyart about the North American release of his great crime drama Two Rabbits. During that chat, Poyart also spoke candidly about his first foray into Hollywood and the making of Solace, a thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.10.16] France scifi action thriller adventure comic

Luc Besson's Eurpoa Corp. have released the first teaser for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Besson's epic science fiction film based on a French comic series from writers Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières that first appeared in 1967. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 11.08.16] cyberpunk scifi action thriller

A new ghost in the Shell clip has materializes online featuring Scarlett Johansson invisafighting with a perp. Man this flick is looking like a winner for cyberpunk fans. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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