Icelandic Noir

Anything to do with Trapped – The Killing Times’ best crime drama series of 2016 – and we’re all over it. That show’s creator, Baltasar Kormakur, has recently opened his own studio, RVK, in Reykjavik and he revealed at the Berlin Film Festival that his next project would be a supernatural thriller based around the […] via Trapped’s Baltasar Kormakur to make ‘supernatural thriller’ series based around Katla volcano — The Killing Times Continue reading Icelandic Noir

Shin Godzilla via Anomalily

With the first cinematic appearance in 1954, the most popular (dai)kaiju celebrated its 31st film in 2016. Brought to life by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, Shin Godzilla already managed to become both, a box office sensation, and a face … Continue reading Shin Godzilla via Anomalily

Best of 2016 x 32

Ok it is almost time to say goodbye to 2016. I attended a few film festivals: Berlinale,Fantasia, and TIFF. As well I caught as many interesting films as possible at various cinemas. Here is my best of list-in descending order- favouring … Continue reading Best of 2016 x 32

Fantasia 2016-Swan Song+ TIFF

It’s been a busy summer and I am just getting ready to attend a few film atTIFF 2016.I’m catching 3 features this weekend, including a new Malaysian supernatural noir called: Interchange. I am also going to see a new film … Continue reading Fantasia 2016-Swan Song+ TIFF

Anthropoid+ Closet Monster+Hunt For The Wilder People

Anthropoid-d. Sean Ellis-I took the commuter train into Toronto on the weekend ,and checked out a brand new Euro co-production,t hat just had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 1 July 2016. Anthropoid stars:Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Toby … Continue reading Anthropoid+ Closet Monster+Hunt For The Wilder People

Fantasia: Conspiracy-Noir-Crime- Exorcism

Operation Avalanche-d. Matt Johnson-a very cool flick ,and an interesting take on the entire faked moon landing conspiracy theory. I did see a recent comedy flick called Moonwalkers that mined this territory as well. But this film is a very … Continue reading Fantasia: Conspiracy-Noir-Crime- Exorcism

Americana-Néo Noir at Fantasia 2016

Americana-d. Zachary Shedd (USA 2016) This is a great new Neo-Noir feature which had its international premiere here in Montreal Sunday night. Writer-Director Zachary Shedd was present to lend some insight into the screening. Alcoholic ex-editor Avery Wells (David Call) … Continue reading Americana-Néo Noir at Fantasia 2016

Polish Horror + Korean Crime

The 20th annual Fantasia Film Festival continues here in Montreal until August 3, and I am planning to get to a few more flicks before I have to depart early next week. I have a couple scree… Source: Polish Horror + Korean Crime Continue reading Polish Horror + Korean Crime

New Asian Cinema @ Fantasia

I was able to sample a cross section of new cinema from Asia the last few days here in Montreal. Lazy Hazy Crazy-d. Jody Luk Yee-Sun (HK 2015) The debut film from director Yee-sun ,Lazy Hazy Crazy is a coming … Continue reading New Asian Cinema @ Fantasia