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'Miss Sharon Jones!' Doc Secures Theatrical, On-Demand Release Date

A documentary about soul singer Sharon Jones' life, career and ongoing cancer battle is heading to movie theaters. The Barbara Kopple-directed Miss Sharon Jones!, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at SXSW Film last year, opens a theatrical run July 29th following by a digital, on-demand and...

‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Poster Surrounds Emma Roberts in Blood

Osgood Perkins’ masterful February (read our review), was one of the best films I saw in 2015. A24, who released The Witch, acquired this Satanic masterpiece out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Retitled to The Blackcoat’s Daughter, this chilling tale debuts exclusively on DirecTV July 14th, with more VOD details forthcoming. Starring Emma Roberts […]

Making the Specific Feel Universal: Lorene Scafaria on “The Meddler”

Lorene Scafaria’s second film, “The Meddler,” premiered at he Toronto International Film Festival last Fall, and opened in limited release last weekend, going wider this weekend. The deeply personal film stars Susan Sarandon as Marnie, a woman who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles after he death of her husband. Show More Summary

‘No Men Beyond This Point’ Imagines a World Where Men Have Become Obsolete

Premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), No Men Beyond This Point is a mockumentary about men becoming obsolete. The film takes place in the early 21st century where women reproduce asexually and give birth only to girls. At 37 years old, Andrew Meyers is the youngest man on the planet. He works as a nanny, […]

RLJ’s Head Explodes Over ‘The Mind’s Eye’

Almost Human director Joe Begos returned to the Toronto International Film Festival this past September with The Mind’s Eye (review #1, #2), an insanely gory and violent telekinetic revenge thriller set in snowy 1990 New England. Now,...Show More Summary

Here’s My Review of ‘Hardcore Henry’

I was extremely lucky to catch the World Premiere of Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry when it screened in the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival last September. What I saw was a new kind of action film, starring District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, that was “filled to the brim with holy shit […]

‘Men & Chicken’ Trailer: These Brothers Really Like Chickens

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Without a doubt, we won’t witness another comedy quite like Men & Chicken this year. I was lucky enough to see the film at Fantastic Fest a few months ago, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it’s an offbeat story about family that grows richer and funnier with time. Show More Summary

At Least the Poster For One of Wes Craven’s Final Films is Good

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and playing Screamfest in Los Angeles, Vertical Entertainment announced an April 1st VOD and limited theatrical release of Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, which pegs Wes Craven as an executive producer. The movie is not good (read Kalyn’s review), but at least the poster is. In fact, […]

‘High-Rise’ Trailer: Be Prepared for Moderate Resistance

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

High-Rise started dividing audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to see Ben Wheatley‘s (Kill List) adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel a few short weeks later at Fantastic Fest, where it was embraced more warmly by festivalgoers. High-Rise is far from a movie for everyone, and it’s better for it. Show More Summary

‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Trailer Slashes to Grab Kal Penn’s Attention

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and playing Screamfest in Los Angeles, Vertical Entertainment announced an April 1st VOD and limited theatrical release of Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, which pegs Wes Craven as an executive producer. Kal Penn stars with Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae […]

‘Hardcore Henry’ Promo Drops Grenades, Pulls the Trigger On Automatic Weapons

I loved Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry, which is “filled to the brim with holy shit moments.” STX won the film after a heated bidding war out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and will now release it in theaters on April 8th. If the batshit crazy trailer wasn’t enough, here’s another TV Spot […]

‘Hardcore Henry’ TV Spot Delivers Onslaught of Video Game-like Violence

I loved Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry, which is “filled to the brim with holy shit moments.” STX won the film after a heated bidding war out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and will now release it in theaters on April 8th. If the batshit crazy trailer wasn’t enough, here’s a short TV […]

Fresh Imagery From Wes Craven’s ‘The Girl in the Photographs’

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and playing Screamfest in Los Angeles, Vertical Entertainment announced an April 1st VOD and limited theatrical release of Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, which pegs Wes Craven as an executive producer. Kal Penn stars with Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae […]

Watch Ethan Hawke Channel His Inner Chet Baker in a New Born to Be Blue Trailer    

Born to Be Blue, which premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, is not a traditional biopic. Instead of providing a literal, note-for-note depiction of legendary jazz trumpet player Chet Baker’s life, the filmShow More Summary

‘Hardcore Henry’ Trailer: Grab a Gun, You’re Going On a Killing Spree!

I loved Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry, which is “filled to the brim with holy shit moments.” STX won the film after a heated bidding war out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and will now release it in theaters on April 8th. Now, a day after releasing a batshit crazy poster, STX shares […]

‘Mr. Right’ Trailer: Sam Rockwell Is the Sexy Rain Man

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Mr. Right premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film, written by Max Landis, was met with mostly negative reviews. Landis is coming off of last year’s American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein, and both movies failed to connect with audiences and critics. Show More Summary

‘Hardcore Henry’ One-Sheet is Extremely Hardcore!

I loved Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry, which is “filled to the brim with holy shit moments.” STX won the film after a heated bidding war out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and will now release it in theaters on April 8th. This afternoon the official poster was dropped out of a plane […]

‘The Girl In The Photographs’: Release Set For Pic Exec-Produced By Wes Craven

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and playing Screamfest in Los Angeles, Vertical Entertainment announced an Apfril 1st VOD and limited theatrical release of Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, which pegs Wes Craven as an executive producer. It’s a shame that this is one of Craven’s last films as it’s terrible. […]

‘Lance Carter’ Art Prepares For Ghostly Sex

New EFM sales art has appeared for the upcoming supernatural drama Lace Crater, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The teaser, also below, explains how a young woman is experiencing frightening changes after having sex with a ghost. “An awkward twentysomething begins to undergo some strange physical changes after a weekend tryst — […]

Watch ‘The Chickening,’ a Poultry-Infused Reworking Of ‘The Shining’!

It’s rare for a short film to play in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program, which is why it’s was a huge deal that those who attended last September witnessed Davy Force and Nick DenBoer’s fucking bonkers Canadian short “The Chickening.” The Shining gets a digital remix in this poultry-infused reworking of Stanley […]

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