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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.18] horror thriller


Bloody Ballet tells the story of Adriana, a ballerina with a tormented past. When she lands the lead role in the Nutcracker, her carefully curated world begins to fall apart. The dark memories of her parent's death begin to wreak havoc on her psyche, members of her dance company turn up dead in the same horrific manner as her parents and neither her friends, her lov... [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.18] France action

It was only a matter of time before someone remade Three Kings. Admittedly, this isn't technically a remake of anything since it's a pretty different story but the concept is the same: a group of military guys break all the rules to make themselves rich. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.18] Norway thriller drama

Another day, another disaster movie though this time, don't expect The Rock to be showing up to save the day. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.18] thriller

Director Brian A. Miller is to Bruce Willis what Peter Berg is to Mark Wahlberg, the difference is that unlike the Wahlberg/Berg pairing which pumps out movies that get theatrical releases and which people actually see (regardless of quality), the Miller/Willis pairing has resulted in a couple of mediocre cop dramas that few have seen. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.13.18] Mexico drama

It's been five years since Alfonso Cuarón wowed with the release of Gravity and as has become trademark Cuarón, his new movie, on the surface at least, looks nothing like his previous projects. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.07.18] Switzerland drama fantasy


Luna Wedler is Mia, the new girl in town. Her father has moved the family for work and Mia finds herself trying to make friends at a new school partway through the school year. Facing an uphill battle, she starts to push boundaries in an effort to make friends and her efforts quickly pay off; skipping class, shoplifting and lying to her parents opens the door to one... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.05.18] apocalyptic thriller drama

The title of writer/director Nathan Leon's feature film debut Prodigy refers to the boy at the centre of the story who is believed to have the answers to an episode of mass unconsciousness which may be the first of three events leading to the apocalypse. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.05.18] post apocalyptic thriller drama

It's been nearly two years since we last had any news about Mike Le Han's in-the-works feature film debut Merciful but it looks like the project may finally head into production. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.05.18] United Kingdom horror

We're starting to trudge into deep weeds for ideas on supernatural horror movies and next up in the mix is astral projection. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.02.18] scifi thriller

I love a good Peter Stormare performance and we've got your chance to win a copy of one of his latest. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.01.18] thriller drama

From the get-go, Alex Pettyfer appeared to be more than just a teen heartthrob and though he went through a rough patch after the release of Magic Mike the actor has, particularly over the last few years, emerged as an artist determined to shape his career in his own way. The results have, to date, been almost unanimously positive and it appears that Pettyfer will con... [Continue reading]



Marina Antunes [Celluloid 11.01.18]

Every year the Whistler Film Festival manages to cram in a ridiculous number of titles into its five-day schedule and 2018 appears to be no exception. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.30.18] horror action drama

In addition to this week's highlighted releases, one of the movies coming to home video is none other than Panos Cosmatos' years-in-the-making Mandy (review). [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [DVD News 10.30.18] scifi

2001: A Space Odyssey hits 4K today! Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, 1969 Academy achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.28.18] scifi thriller western

Thinking of hitting a theatre to see Prospect next week when the film debuts in NY and LA November 2? You may want to grab your headphones and listen to my review of Prospect as well as an interview I did with the film's writer/directors. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.24.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller

Netflix has premiered the first trailer for Bird Box, a PA film based on the popular alien invasion book by Josh Malerman. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [DVD News 10.23.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

Del (Peter Dinklage) is alone in the world. After the human race is wiped out, he lives in his small, empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he's methodically created for himself - until he is discovered by Grace (Elle Fanning), an interloper whose history and motives are obscure. Worse yet, she wants to stay. [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Film Festival 10.21.18] Mexico horror


Camila (Vanesa Restrepo), Maria (Maria Evoli), and Anita (Carla Adell) have received some insider information about some bribe money stashed away in the senator's safe in his mansion and proceed to break into the home and steal it to pay back a debt owed by Camila. When they don't find the money where it's supposed to be, they start searching the house, waking the ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.19.18] China documentary


Launched in 2005, YY.com has become the largest player in the business of live streaming in China and I really do mean business. With over 300 million users, YY generates money by sharing income with streamers who split a portion of their monthly earnings with the service and in the case of top acts, we're talking thousands of American dollars. Certainly more money ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.19.18] drama


While his debut is a period drama about the early years of a young boy who becomes a tyrannical leader, on the surface, Vox Lux appears to be at the other end of the spectrum, a drama about a pop star from her early years of stardom to decades into her career, both movies share similar themes. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.19.18] comedy


Relaxer unfolds over the last few months of 1999, just as the impending Y2K fever is hitting its peak. Potrykus regular Joshua Burge stars as Abbie, a guy obsessed with challenges; reading about them, watching them and doing his own. Problem is, he's never finished an issued challenge. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.19.18] "drama" "fantasy"

One of the buzzier titles in this year's genre circles is Border, a new drama adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvist's short story "Grans." You may remember Lindqvist as the man behind the much beloved Let the Right One In. The movie premiered at Cannes where our correspondent had a chance to see it and was mostly unimpressed. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 10.18.18] Russia thriller

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired rights to Pavel Lungin’s Russian thriller, QUEEN OF SPADES and will release the film On-demand & Digital platforms October 30 in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand! [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Film Festival 10.16.18] Mexico horror fantasy


After a few dire statistics about missing women and children in Mexican border towns are displayed onscreen during the credits questioning what happens to the orphans left behind and a brief opening where a child holds a gun to an obliviously drunk man's head but doesn't pull the trigger, we are transported to a classroom where young Estrella (Paola Lara), encourage... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.15.18] comedy thriller crime


Andrew Garfield stars as Sam, an out of work Hollywood casual, hints suggest he's a wanna-be writer but I don't recall him ever saying what he used to do for a living. He spends his days on his patio, spying on one of his neighbours who enjoys feeding her many birds and watering her plants topless, having occasional hook-ups with a friend who may or may not be his g... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.15.18] Ireland (Republic of) comedy drama


The Favourite stars Lanthimos regular Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah, a high-ranking lady in the court of Queen Anne (a brilliant Olivia Colman) who also has the Queen's ear in everything. The two are long-time friends and it's clear from early on that Lady Sarah is the one leading the country; the powerful woman behind the Queen. Into this cozy arrangement comes Abigai... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] France horror drama


Climax opens with the end credits, followed by an introduction to the 20 dancers who are being interviewed for the job of their lives: the chance to be in a music video that could elevate their careers to the next level. The next time we see the dancers is during a jaw-dropping dance sequence that is as good as anything on display in popular dance movies. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] Canada scifi drama


After a night of drinking that leads to a brawl in the laundry room of their shared work/living space, the group finds a hidden set of stairs to an attic they never knew existed and from there, a mirror that turns out to be the gateway to parallel universes. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 10.09.18] Russia cyberpunk animation

Russian studio, Evil Pirate Studio, ave debuted an amazing frickin' trailer for their upcoming animated film CyberSlav. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 10.09.18] scifi drama


Though the basic premise of Bill Oliver's feature film debut Jonathan is set-up early on, it's some time before the audience is made fully aware of the circumstances of Jonathan's reserved existence. [Continue reading]

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