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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.31.18] post apocalyptic thriller drama

Good morning, PA fans. Details have finally come in for Kino's blu-ray release of the classic post-apocalyptic television special The Day After. Next to Threads and Survivors, this is one of the more harrowing, realistic looks at nuclear annihilation. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.28.18] cyberpunk scifi action thriller adventure dystopic

GUYS! 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. I don't know if it's a remake of Hiroyuki Okiura's 1999 anime or more faithful to the manga but with Kim in the director's chair it should be pretty good. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.25.18] thriller drama war

In April and May of 1940, the Soviet Union carried out the mass murder of Polish military officers. Originally covered up and blamed on Nazi soldiers, it wasn't until the 1990s when Russia first admitted to the crime which ended with 22,000 officers buried in mass graves in the Katyn forest. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.25.18] Russia scifi action thriller adventure

"A video game designer is stripped of his identity and recruited by a mysterious force to be the gatekeeper of a multi-dimensional portal." in this epic Russian sci-fi film. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.24.18] United Kingdom drama biography


Over the years, the story of Frankenstein has taken on many varied film incarnations and occasionally there has been mention of the woman behind the monster but in Mary Shelley, we have the first real attempt to delve into the life of the writer, to mixed results. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.24.18] western

Based on Patrick DeWitt’s terse, violent and irreverent novel of the same name, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm (Jake Gyllenhaal), who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix)... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.24.18] Canada post apocalyptic scifi thriller

The Vault is a Canadian post-apocalyptic sci-Fi web series about a ragtag group of survivors forced to live in an underground military base known as "The Vault". [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.23.18] scifi thriller

An impressive trailer for an indie space thriller called Solis has emerged prior to its bow at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film looks like a thrilling claustrophobic exercise overall with a real-time ticking clock. Add to that good acting and some great home-grown model work and Solis becomes a flick to watch out for. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 05.22.18] action thriller adventure

Monarch Home Entertainment is set to release Joshua Caldwell’s actioner Negative on DVD today. From Meyenbauer Entertainment, the film pits an MI5 agent against a cartel of kidnappers and a lone photographer is caught between both groups of armed killers. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.22.18] China scifi thriller

Sarah Bolger (Emelie, A Good Woman is Hard to Find) stars as an A.I. in a new Chinese sci-fi thriller called 2036 Perfect-Lover.com. The actress recently shared the film's first trailer, which you can watch below. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.17.18] post apocalyptic scifi thriller

Going through the Cinecpocalypse line-up one film caught my eye. It’s a new PA film called The Domestics which the fest describes as "Mad Max meets The Purge" and an "absolutely savage survival love story". [Continue reading]



Christopher Webster [Film Festival 05.17.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action cult thriller crime adventure

A full line-up has been released for Chicago's CINEPOCALYPSE film festival, which will take place June 21 - 28 at the Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of their 2018 Feature Film ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.17.18] cyberpunk scifi action thriller kungfu

Jackie Chan is a legend who needs no introduction, but you may not be aware of some of the crazy movies he's been doing lately. Bleeding Steel is the latest. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.17.18] Mexico drama dystopic

Premiering as part of the Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes festival, Julio Hernandez Cordon's Buy Me a Gun is set in a dystopic Mexico, in a city largely devoid of women and children where cartels control everything; not a far stretch of the imagination. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.16.18] Australia apocalyptic scifi action thriller

Late last year, we had our first look at Occupation, an alien invasion thriller coming from Film Mode Entertainment which was screening at the American Film Market. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.16.18] France horror drama

Though I really liked Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void, I completely checked out of Love; the concept of a 3D movie about sex did nothing for me, but I must admit, I'm intrigued by Noe's new offering Climax. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.15.18] Denmark horror drama

Lars von Trier is back and he's not fucking around. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.15.18] United Kingdom thriller mystery noir

Particularly in it's first half, before the story really comes together, writer/director Vaughn Stein's Terminal (review), relies heavily on the performances and charisma of the actors. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.15.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller

A trailer has appeared for FOX's series based on the post-apocalyptic novel series. Based on author Justin Cronin’s trilogy of the same name, The Passage is an epic thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”). [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [DVD News 05.15.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

Here's what's out on home vid this week, flm fans... Black Panther! [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.11.18] Finland horror

Stumbled across this wonderfully creepy trailer for an upcoming Finnish horror film called Kyrsyä - Tuftland. The film is about a young girl who travels to a small town to get away from her problems only to find herself is what appears to be a kind of Wickerman deal. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.11.18]

Japan's Sion Sono (Tokyo Tribe) has set his English Language debut feature with Prisoners of the Ghostland, a post-apocalyptic action thriller that will star Nicolas Cage. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.11.18] Poland drama

Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska left a lasting impression with her debut feature, the dark fairy tale about singing mermaids The Lure (review). Now the director is back with her second feature and it looks just as dark and alluring as her debut without the fantastic elements. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.10.18] United Kingdom thriller mystery noir


The stylish thriller unfolds at a nameless terminal in a nameless city in an undisclosed period though from the technology on display, it's likely the 70's though it may as well be a dystopian future; it makes little difference to the movie outside of adding to the unique look. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.10.18] action thriller

As someone who likes the Predator movies but isn't completely obsessed with them, I've been excited at the prospect of a reboot since it was announced that The Predator was coming from director Shane Black (less Iron Man Three, more Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys) with a cast that includes Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.09.18] United Kingdom thriller drama mystery


Moll is at the centre of this story which unfolds in an isolated island town where she plays guide to tourists making a day trip to the area. She's living at home, looking after her ill father and doing her best to fit into her outwardly perfect family but it's clear from the look on Moll's face in the choir rebuke which opens the movie, that not all is well in her ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.09.18] scifi thriller

A trailer has debuted for 2036 Origin Unknown starring BSG's Katee Sackhoff. The interstellar sci-fi mystery is directed by Hasraf Dulull with a screenplay by Gary Hall. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.08.18] thriller drama

I was recently blown away by writer/director Zack Wilcox's impressive directorial debut Hunting Lands (review) which tells the story of a man who is trying to disconnect from society only to find himself drawn back into it, and dealing with one of society's scummiest individuals. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.08.18] thriller mystery noir western

Neo-noir meets Spaghetti Western in Pickings, a film about a single mother and local bar owner who spent years trying to escape her past until mobsters came after her family. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.07.18] scifi thriller adventure

If you've been hankering to see the new sci-fi, Prospect, the wait is almost over. Gunpowder & Sky just acquired worldwide rights to Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell's film following its world premier at SXSW. [Continue reading]

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