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Wednesday
Dec072016

REVIEWS / THE RED PILL

Director Cassie Jaye documents her journey into the void of compromised principles, as she hangs with the stand-up, good guys of the Men's Right Advocacy movement (Click here).

Wednesday
Dec072016

HORROR / "SPAIN REIGNS", SAY SYDNEY GENRE JUDGES. 

A NIGHT OF HORROR / FANTASTIC PLANET 2016: Cutting-edge creepshows from Spain, including Javier Bodala in The Night of The Virgin (pictured, left), have featured heavily in the 10th anniversary awards night (Click here)

Wednesday
Nov302016

REVIEWS / SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD

MONSTER FEST 2016: Chris Peckover's Safe Neighborhood, a Christmas home invasion thriller featuring a star turn from Aussie star-to-be Levi Miller, is just the giggly, gruesome gift that genre fans needed this Yuletide season (Click here). 

Monday
Nov282016

BLOG / CANNIBALS, CADAVERS AND CHRISTMAS KILLERS IN MONSTER FEST WINNERS

MONSTER FEST 2016: Films from France, North America, Poland, Australia and the UK (including Liam Gavin's A Dark Song; pictured left) were amongst the placegetters when the Monster Fest 2016 judges handed out Closing Night gongs in Melbourne last night (Click here).

Tuesday
Nov222016

HORROR / FEST ALUMNI RECALL GLORY DAYS AS GENRE LOVE-IN TURNS 10

As the 10th A Night of Horror Fantastic Planet Film Festival beckons, past honourees reflect upon what winning festival honours has meant to them (Click here).

Wednesday
Nov162016

REVIEWS / MORGAN

Ridley's boy Luke Scott proves the apple doesn't fall far from the genre tree with his AI-themed sci-fi thriller, Morgan, starring The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy (Click here).

Tuesday
Nov152016

INDUSTRY / FOUNDER OF HANOI FILM HEAVEN REFLECTS ON REEL LEGACY

As the Hanoi Cinematheque nears the final sessions of its 14 year existence, founder Gerald Herman ponders a life exhibiting the finest in global cinema and local classics (Click here)  

Tuesday
Nov082016

REVIEWS / OCCUPANTS

A young couple documenting their lifestyle change reveal a portal to another plane of existence in Russ Emmanuel's ode to Twilight Zone-type fantasy thrills, Occupants (Click here)

Saturday
Nov052016

FEATURES / PREVIEW: MONSTER FEST 2016

MONSTER FEST 2016: The presence of Hollywood journeyman great Ted Kotcheff (pictured, right) and a raft of genre films buzzing with marketplace anticipation suggests the fifth edition of Melbourne's Monster Fest will be the best yet (Click here). 

Tuesday
Oct182016

REVIEWS / CURSE OF THE MAN WHO SEES UFOS

Over the golf courses and swimming pools of the southern Californian coastline, the skies are filled with unexplained phenomenon that few glimpse. Not so Christo Roppolo, whose been spotting red orbs and pulsating coloured shapes since he was a boy (Click here)

Thursday
Oct132016

REVIEWS / SPIRIT OF THE GAME

Those all-American pillars of integrity - sport and religion - are examined with a big heart and warm touch in J.D. Scott's 50s-set true story, Spirit of The Game (Click here).

Thursday
Oct132016

WORLD CINEMA / VIETNAM

Despite the devastation of two separate aggressor invasions and often hamstrung by censorship and bureacracy, the 100 year-old Vietnamese film community has forged a strong brand and unique voice within the global cinema community. (Click here)

Sunday
Oct092016

BLOG / DOC CRUSADER TARGETS PARENTAL ALIENATION EPIDEMIC

With her 2014 film Erasing Dad, documentarian Ginger Gentile redefined how the Argentinian family courts addressed Parental Alienation. With her follow-up, Erasing Family, her aim is global change (Click here).

Thursday
Oct062016

FEATURES / ANIMAL INSTINCT: THE BOGDAN MIRICA INTERVIEW

CANNES 2016: From the troublesome recollections of a youth spent in the often violent Eastern European countryside, director Bogdan Mirica has crafted Dogs (Caini), a thrilling, slow burn 'Romanian western' that earned the debutant director an Un Certain Regard call-up at Cannes 2016 (Click here)

Wednesday
Oct052016

REVIEWS / NILALANG

A demonic spirit from feudal Japan faces off against Manila's finest in Pedring Lopez's blood-soaked supernatural/crime thriller mash-up, Nilalang (Click here).