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#Fantasia2019 Review: BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS is a dry, gritty love letter to a city in danger of losing its identity...
07/20/2019
Fantasia 2019: BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS Review | Film Pulse

#Fantasia2019 Review: BLACK MAGIC FOR WHITE BOYS is a dry, gritty love letter to a city in danger of losing its identity.

Those who are fans of Tukel’s previous efforts will find themselves in familiar territory here and will likely enjoy what they see.

Fantasia 2019: RIOT GIRLS Gets a Trailer
07/19/2019
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Fantasia 2019: RIOT GIRLS Gets a Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Jovanka Vuckovic‘s Riot Girls, which will be having its North American premiere at this years Fantasia Fest in Montreal. The film is set in a world where all the adults have been killed off by

HBO's UNMASKING JIHADI JOHN Gets a Trailer
07/19/2019
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HBO's UNMASKING JIHADI JOHN Gets a Trailer

HBO has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist, directed by Anthony Wonke. The film takes a look at the manhunt for Mohammed Emwazi, a.k.a “Jihadi John,” a brutal ISIS terrorist. Unmasking Jihadi John will

#Fantasia2019 Review: THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL is a highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premi...
07/18/2019
Fantasia 2019: THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL Review | Film Pulse

#Fantasia2019 Review: THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL is a highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premise.

These days you can’t swing a stick without hitting several top-notch South Korean crime thrillers, but The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is one that sits near the top of the heap in an already impressive batch of contemporaries.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK Gets a Trailer
07/18/2019
TOP GUN: MAVERICK Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

TOP GUN: MAVERICK Gets a Trailer

Paramount has released the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, the much anticipated sequel to the 1986 classic. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise reprises his role as Maverick, with the rest of the cast including Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm,

JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT Gets a Trailer
07/18/2019
JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT Gets a Trailer

Ahead of its panel at Comic Con, Kevin Smith released the first red band trailer for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which sees the return of the titular duo (Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes) heading to Hollywood to stop a reboot of

#ITChapter2 Gets a Final Trailer
07/18/2019
IT CHAPTER 2 Gets a Final Trailer | Film Pulse

#ITChapter2 Gets a Final Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for IT Chapter 2, taking place 27 years after the events of the first film and seeing Pennywise return to haunt the Losers Club. Andy Muschietti returns to direct and in addition to the original

Criterion Announces October 2019 Titles
07/18/2019
Criterion Announces October 2019 Titles | Film Pulse

Criterion Announces October 2019 Titles

Save The Criterion Collection has announced the lineup for their October 2019 offerings, which include 3 silent films by Josef von Sternberg, Benjamin Christensen‘s silent classic Haxan, Leon Gast‘s When We Were

AD ASTRA Starring Brad Pitt Gets a Trailer
07/18/2019
AD ASTRA Starring Brad Pitt Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

AD ASTRA Starring Brad Pitt Gets a Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who heads to space in order to find his missing father. Directed by James Gray, the film also stars Tommy Lee

#Fantasia2019 Review: DREADOUT isn’t without its charms, but the grating, surface-level characters and uninteresting nar...
07/18/2019
Fantasia 2019: DREADOUT Review | Film Pulse

#Fantasia2019 Review: DREADOUT isn’t without its charms, but the grating, surface-level characters and uninteresting narrative make it a horror title that offers little in the way of lasting power or memorability.

Dreadout isn’t without its charms, but the grating, surface-level characters and uninteresting narrative make it a horror title that has some fun set pieces but offers little in the way of lasting power or memorability.

Fantasia 2019: THE DIVINE FURY To Close Festival
07/17/2019
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Fantasia 2019: THE DIVINE FURY To Close Festival

Save Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is officially underway and today they announced that Kim Joo-hwan‘s The Divine Fury will be making its North American Premiere after the official closing night film, Hiroyuki Imaishi‘s

2019 North Bend Film Fest Announces Lineup
07/17/2019
2019 North Bend Film Fest Announces Lineup | Film Pulse

2019 North Bend Film Fest Announces Lineup

Save North Bend Washington’s North Bend Film Fest has announced the lineup for its 2019 edition, with a slew of great genre titles to entice fans. The opening night film is Jon

MUBI Announces August 2019 Highlights
07/17/2019
MUBI Announces August 2019 Highlights | Film Pulse

MUBI Announces August 2019 Highlights

Save Streaming service MUBI has revealed highlights from its upcoming August lineup of programming including double bills by Corneliu Porumboiu, Peter Strickland, and Philippe Garrel, and the premiere of Yui Kiyohara’s Our

HUSTLERS Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu Gets a Trailer
07/17/2019
HUSTLERS Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

HUSTLERS Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu Gets a Trailer

STXfilms has released the trailer for Hustlers, starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film is inspired by a true story and involves a group of former

Alejandro Landes’ MONOS Gets a Trailer
07/16/2019
Alejandro Landes’ MONOS Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

Alejandro Landes’ MONOS Gets a Trailer

Neon has released the trailer for Alejandro Landes’ Monos, which involves a group of young soldiers tasked with keeping guard over an American hostage. Judging from the trailer the film looks visually outstanding and I can’t wait to give it a look.

Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL Gets a Trailer
07/15/2019
Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL Gets a Trailer

The official trailer has been released for Rob Zombie‘s upcoming sequel 3 From Hell, which takes place after the violent events of The Devil’s Rejects, released back in 2005. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, and Bill Moseley and features Emilio

Blu-ray Review: THE CHILL FACTOR on @ArrowFilmsVideo
07/15/2019
THE CHILL FACTOR Arrow Blu-ray Review | Film Pulse

Blu-ray Review: THE CHILL FACTOR on @ArrowFilmsVideo

It may have a dreadful script, a soft-core porn soundtrack, rough performances and an aesthetic that looks a decade too old, but all these elements add to the cheesy fun.

Podcast: 331 - CRAWL
07/15/2019
Podcast: 331 - CRAWL | Film Pulse

Podcast: 331 - CRAWL

Adam and Kevin go up against some hungry gators this week with a review of Crawl and talk about some other stuff including Hale County This Morning, This Evening, The Art of Self-Defense, Titixe, Sadako, Critters Attack!, and The Chill Factor.

THE KING'S MAN Gets a Trailer
07/15/2019
THE KING'S MAN Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

THE KING'S MAN Gets a Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming Kingsman prequel, The King’s Man, which gives us the origins of the famous spy organization. Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct and the film stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans,

#NYAFF Review: WINTER AFTER WINTER has substance but not enough activity makes it a mostly tepid watch.
07/15/2019
NYAFF 2019: WINTER AFTER WINTER | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: WINTER AFTER WINTER has substance but not enough activity makes it a mostly tepid watch.

Winter After Winter has substance but not enough activity makes it a mostly tepid watch.

#NYAFF Review: MAGGIE is a puzzling oddity whose creative aimlessness endears itself to its head-scratching audience.
07/14/2019
NYAFF 2019: MAGGIE Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: MAGGIE is a puzzling oddity whose creative aimlessness endears itself to its head-scratching audience.

Maggie is a puzzling oddity whose creative aimlessness endears itself to its head-scratching audience.

#Fantasia2019 Review: SADAKO fails to breathe new life into the stale RINGU franchise.
07/12/2019
Fantasia 2019: SADAKO Review | Film Pulse

#Fantasia2019 Review: SADAKO fails to breathe new life into the stale RINGU franchise.

Sadako begins tempting enough, with a decent setup and a few effective scares, but as the runtime progresses, it slowly derails into a slog that makes Sadako vs. Kayako look like the most logical movie in existence.

#Fantasia2019 Review: With its surprisingly dark turn and impeccable script, THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is a wonderfully cr...
07/12/2019
Fantasia 2019: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE Review | Film Pulse

#Fantasia2019 Review: With its surprisingly dark turn and impeccable script, THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is a wonderfully crafted and memorable comedy.

With its surprisingly dark turn and impeccable script, The Art of Self-Defense is a wonderfully crafted and memorable comedy that will no doubt stay with you long after you leave the theater.

#NYAFF Review: Deftly tapping into a common Millennial anxiety, 5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE is a sardonic, existential explora...
07/12/2019
NYAFF 2019: 5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: Deftly tapping into a common Millennial anxiety, 5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE is a sardonic, existential exploration of one's value in society.

#NYAFF Review: Deftly tapping into a common Millennial anxiety, 5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE is a sardonic, existential exploration of one's value in society.

#NYAFF Review: FURIE brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that’s not o...
07/12/2019
NYAFF 2019: FURIE Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: FURIE brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that’s not one to be missed.

Like some kind of badass Vietnamese version of Taken, Le-Van Kiet’s Furie brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that’s not one to be missed.

Julius Onah's LUCE Gets a Clip
07/11/2019
Julius Onah's LUCE Gets a Clip | Film Pulse

Julius Onah's LUCE Gets a Clip

Neon has released a new clip for the upcoming psychological thriller Luce, directed by Julius Onah and starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film involves a couple grappling with some serious accusations by a teacher (Spencer)

Documentary THE GREAT HACK Gets a Trailer
07/11/2019
Documentary THE GREAT HACK Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

Documentary THE GREAT HACK Gets a Trailer

Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Great Hack from directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, which takes a look at data exploitation, specifically the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. The Great Hack premiered at this year’s Sundance Film

Fantasia 2019: BLOOD ON HER NAME Gets a Teaser
07/10/2019
Fantasia 2019: BLOOD ON HER NAME Gets a Teaser | Film Pulse

Fantasia 2019: BLOOD ON HER NAME Gets a Teaser

A teaser trailer for the upcoming thriller Blood On Her Name has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Directed by Matthew Pope, the film involves a woman whose conscience gets the better of her after

#NYAFF Review: THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE FOR SALE is an absurdist delight.
07/10/2019
NYAFF 2019: THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE FOR SALE | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE FOR SALE is an absurdist delight.

A fresh take on the tired zombie formula, played with enjoyable farcicality by a standout cast, makes The Odd Family: Zombie for Sale an absurdist delight.

ODE TO JOY Starring Martin Freeman Gets a Trailer
07/09/2019
ODE TO JOY Starring Martin Freeman Gets a Trailer | Film Pulse

ODE TO JOY Starring Martin Freeman Gets a Trailer

IFC has released a new trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Ode to Joy, starring Martin Freeman as a man with cataplexy, passing out anytime he feels joy. Directed by Jason Winer, the film also stars Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Jake Lacy,

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD Gets a New Trailer
07/09/2019
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD Gets a New Trailer | Film Pulse

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD Gets a New Trailer

Paramount has released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular Dora the Explorer series, Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The film is directed by James Bobin and stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria,

#NYAFF Review: JAM fails to become as good as the sum of its parts.
07/09/2019
NYAFF 2019: JAM Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: JAM fails to become as good as the sum of its parts.

By exploring the small overlaps between, and coincidences among, the stories of complete strangers, Jam fails to become as good as the sum of its parts.

Review: TRESPASSERS is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain.
07/08/2019
TRESPASSERS Review | Film Pulse

Review: TRESPASSERS is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain.

Trespassers is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain.

Tilman Singer's LUZ Gets a Stylish New Poster
07/08/2019
Tilman Singer's LUZ Gets a Stylish New Poster | Film Pulse

Tilman Singer's LUZ Gets a Stylish New Poster

One horror film I’m very much anticipating this year is Tilman Singer‘s LUZ, a throwback to classic Italian horror that’s shot on 16mm. A new poster for the film dropped today, which made me all the more excited for its release on

DESOLATE Exclusive Clip
07/08/2019
DESOLATE Exclusive Clip | Film Pulse

DESOLATE Exclusive Clip

Here’s an exclusive clip for the upcoming thriller Desolate, in theaters and on VOD platforms July 12, 2019. The film is directed by Frederick Cipoletti and stars Will Brittain, Callan Mulvey, and Tyson Ritter, and involves a family of farmers resorting to

Podcast: 330 - MIDSOMMAR
07/08/2019
Podcast: 330 - MIDSOMMAR | Film Pulse

Podcast: 330 - MIDSOMMAR

This week, Adam and Kevin head to Sweden for a review of Ari Aster's latest horror experience, Midsommar. Additional titles discussed include FM, Mangoshake, Stuber, Sarah Plays a Werewolf, Trespassers, and Dark Figure of Crime.

Blu-ray Review: THE LOVELESS on @ArrowFilmsVideo Blu-ray
07/08/2019
THE LOVELESS Arrow Blu-ray Review | Film Pulse

Blu-ray Review: THE LOVELESS on @ArrowFilmsVideo Blu-ray

While the script is a bit on the sparse side, The Loveless additionally showcases some incredible talent behind the camera with Bigelow and Montgomery’s direction.

#NYAFF Review: WHITE SNAKE is a derivative exercise that wrongly believes overloading itself with style and action can s...
07/07/2019
NYAFF 2019: WHITE SNAKE Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: WHITE SNAKE is a derivative exercise that wrongly believes overloading itself with style and action can sustain yet another take on the ancient Chinese legend.

Full of gratuitous eye candy, White Snake is a derivative exercise that wrongly believes overloading itself with style and action can sustain yet another take on the ancient Chinese legend.

#NYAFF Review: Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, DARK FIGURE OF CRIME is an enthralling a...
07/07/2019
NYAFF 2019: DARK FIGURE OF CRIME Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, DARK FIGURE OF CRIME is an enthralling and well crafted true-crime thriller.

Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, Dark Figure of Crime is an enthralling and well crafted true-crime thriller.

#NYAFF Review: Sporadic and disheveled, THE FATAL RAID is a film without a voice that throws everything at the screen wi...
07/06/2019
NYAFF 2019: THE FATAL RAID Review | Film Pulse

#NYAFF Review: Sporadic and disheveled, THE FATAL RAID is a film without a voice that throws everything at the screen with no discernible structure.

Sporadic and disheveled, The Fatal Raid is a film without a voice that throws everything at the screen with no discernible structure.

Review: VIOLENCE VOYAGER remains a disturbing bait and switch of gory delights for all who can stomach it.
07/05/2019
VIOLENCE VOYAGER Review | Film Pulse

Review: VIOLENCE VOYAGER remains a disturbing bait and switch of gory delights for all who can stomach it.

Violence Voyager remains a disturbing bait and switch of gory delights for all who can stomach it.

Fantasia 2019: Horror Film 1BR Gets a Clip
07/05/2019
Fantasia 2019: Horror Film 1BR Gets a Clip | Film Pulse

Fantasia 2019: Horror Film 1BR Gets a Clip

A clip has been released for David Mamor‘s horror thriller 1BR, which will be making its world premiere at this month’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal. The film stars Nicole Brydon Bloom as a young woman who scores a great apartment in Los

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