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Stephanie Korski [Celluloid 07.24.18] horror thriller

in his books, she traps him in her home and forces him to
write another novel to fulfill her twisted fantasy. This film is a masterclass in suspense and shifting power dynamics, most notably done through the use of closeups. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.23.18] scifi action adventure

I was cautiously optimistic at the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, the long-in-production project from James Cameron which is coming to the screen with Robert Rodriguez behind the camera. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.23.18] Canada action drama

The plot of The Padre is not new but there's something to be said for a really great cast having a bit of fun and that looks to be the case in The Padre. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.19.18] thriller drama

The escort girl, named Jackie (and played by Mia Wasikowska), turns out to be just as insane as Reed, perhaps more so, and together this twisted pair engage in a curious, unpredictable and violent battle of the sexes. As they inflict pain and injury both on one another and on themselves, the film turns into a kind of absurdist BDSM black comedy. But to what end? Well,... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.18.18] scifi horror action thriller

The first trailer for Bad Robot's next big genre bet, Overlord, is out and it, while it looks like a hell of a lot of fun, it also looks a bit derivative considering we've actually seen many war-set horror movies featuring Nazi experiments gone wrong recently (Frankenstein's Army anyone?). [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.18.18] thriller

What exactly is going on in writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez's latest film Elizabeth Harvest is not fully apparent from the trailer but there are some clues that suggest this movie could have something in common with Ex Machina. Or maybe it's about cloning. Either way, it's shaping up to be a great looking thriller. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.17.18] action adventure

Back in 2015 I interviewed director Allan Ungar about his high octane action comedy Gridlocked. During the interview, Ungar lamented that video game movie haven't been given their due and expressed interest in directing one. Well, it seems he came through on that wish. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.17.18] Republic of Korea post apocalyptic apocalyptic anime scifi action dystopic

Jee-Woon Kim, the Korean director of I Saw the Devil, and The Good the Bad and the Weird has a new live-action of adaptation of of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.17.18] thriller drama noir

Intersection, the new thriller from director Tim French will be releases from Indican Pictures (Boondock Saints) today. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.16.18] United Kingdom zombies action drama

Patient Zero has to be one of the most unoriginal titles for a movie. I nearly scrolled right past it thinking it was an old movie but it's not and if anything, it actually looks like it could be a good one. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.16.18] scifi thriller

What happens when teenagers develop powers? They are, of course, rounded up and imprisoned by adults because people, in general, fear that which they do not understand. What's more, it's a bunch of teens; of course, the first instinct is "hide them away until we know what to do with them." This is the backdrop in which Alexandra Bracken's novel unfolds, the same book ... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.16.18] France apocalyptic scifi

In the new french disaster film, Dans la Brume (aka Just a Breath Away), a family attempts to survive a massive, apocalyptic catastrophe in Paris. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.16.18] scifi fantasy mystery noir

An ensemble piece set in a kind of neon-drenched retro-future - inspired no doubt by Blade Runner and Brazil - the film concerns a group of misfits and gangsters operating in and around a railway terminal. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Stephanie Korski [Celluloid 07.16.18] musical thriller

Rocky Horror Picture Show, cult classic and famous parody of Frankenstein, is a loveable blend of horror, comedy and camp. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.11.18]

In less than 24 hours, the Fantasia Film Festival is going to take over Montreal and until August 2, wash the city in blood, guts and all sorts of things weird. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.11.18] post apocalyptic apocalyptic scifi

A working class father of the future faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force. When his unwanted nightmares begin to affect his relationship with his family, he soon realizes they may be the key to a horrible reality, as a relentless alien attack begins to destroy the Earth. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.10.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

We have a few PA flicks out this week, which is always good to see. First up is The Quiet Place, a huge hit from earlier in the year. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.09.18] Russia drama crime

What would you do if you could feel no pain? Generally, movies about people with special powers turn into superhero extravaganzas but writer/director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy's Jumpman appears to be much more realistic. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.09.18] Ireland (Republic of) drama biography

Greek writer/director, and a favourite around these parts, Yorgos Lanthimos is wasting no time following up last year's The Killing of a Sacred Deer (review) but The Favourite is a bit different than his previous projects, even if it features one of his muses, the Rachel Weisz. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.09.18] scifi action thriller fantasy adventure

Samuel Goldwyn Films is set to release Xavier Gens’ (The Divide) Cold Skin this September 7, 2018. The film was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films earlier this year for distribution throughout North America. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.09.18] horror cult

Wild Eye Releasing has acquired Portuguese horror film The Forest of the Lost Souls, setting it as their first theatrical release. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.09.18] United Kingdom post apocalyptic zombies horror

There are two major things in life that I’ve come to accept about myself: 1) I am not a morning person, 2) I don’t like musicals. This film was not made for me. When characters in films open their mouths and start to sing their feelings, I become embarrassed, I cringe, and I want it to stop immediately. That said, Anna and the Apocalypse... Well, it’... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.07.18] action thriller

Jon Hamm essentially plays secret agent Jon Hamm (although I think his name is ‘Hank’ or ‘Clay’ or something), a disgraced NSA security man who’s called back into action following the kidnapping of his best friend, another operative working in Lebanon, by a group of shady Arabs. (Like there are any other kinds of Arabs in these movies.) [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.07.18] United Kingdom horror thriller

Writer/director Matt Palmer’s debut feature is an intense thriller set in the highlands of Scotland. Part character study, part revenge thriller, it draws inspiration from Straw Dogs and Deliverance in its tale of two city dwellers on a hunting trip who must contend with vengeful locals following a terrible accident in the wilderness. The film won the EIFF&rsquo... [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.04.18] drama mystery

We sometimes hear about actors getting so deep into character that they temporarily lose themselves but what does that look like (beyond the gossip headlines)? Writer/director Josephine Decker explores that notion in her sophomore effort Madeline's Madeline. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.04.18] scifi action

In the world of boring movie titles, it's doesn't get any more boring than UFO but it's also a concise description of what Ryan Eslinger's new movie is about: an unidentified flying object. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.04.18] United Kingdom action comedy

Aneurin Barnard plays William, a depressed young man who has attempted (and failed at) suicide so many times that he's decided to write a book on the subject. When his writing is discovered by publishing editor Ellie (Freya Mavor) and the two begin a furtive courtship, it looks like William's life is about to get better. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.04.18] France thriller mystery

The film takes place in 1932, at the theatre's popular peak during the inter-war period. The average was two audience faintings per show, and spectators were given buckets on arrival in case of sudden vomiting. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.03.18] scifi horror thriller adventure

Buckle up blu-ray fans, we have a lot of new releases this week. First up is Another Wolfcop the sequel to, you guessed it, Wolfcop. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.02.18] United Kingdom scifi thriller

If someone pitched me that idea in a production meeting I'd be interested, and if you've seen the trailer to this film it definitely looks like a white-knuckle thrill-ride, but Solis manages somehow to disappoint - and it's all in the writing. [Continue reading]

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