The most memorable and interesting part of Baatar Batsukh’s directorial debut, Aberrance, isn’t the plot, performances, or script, but the cinematography. And, considering the director’s resume, his masterful camera work is no surprise. While Aberrance is the first feature film… Read More ›
A Conversation with “The Last Stop in Yuma County” writer/director Francis Galluppi. [Fantastic Fest]
EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently spoke with writer and director Francis Galluppi about his directorial debut, The Last Stop in Yuma County. A selection for Fantastic Fest 2023, this western flick stars the likes of Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue,… Read More ›
Synapse Film’s “Tenebrae” 4K remaster comes with a few issues and lots of worthwhile special features.
As someone who enjoys Dario Argento’s work typically (the work I’ve seen at least), it’s always exciting to see a new restoration of some of his work, especially those of the Giallo genre-type films. As someone who believes I’ve seen… Read More ›
Writer/director Francis Galluppi’s feature-length directorial debut “The Last Stop in Yuma County” is like a poker hand where everything remains uncertain even after the river. [Fantastic Fest]
Some days it doesn’t matter what you do, your fate is sealed before you’ve even woken up. On those days, you ride it out to the best of your ability, holding on tight to the proverbial wheel is one option… Read More ›
Nicholas Tomnay’s new darkly comic thriller “What You Wish For” is a dish worth waiting 13 years for. [Fantastic Fest]
There’s an idea that one should never compare their daily struggles with someone else’s highlight reel. I forget where it popped up on social media or who wrote it, but it’s a smart thought. As we toil away at our… Read More ›
At the 2022 Fantastic Fest, actor/stunt choreographer/director Kensuke Sonomura unveiled his second feature film Bad City, the follow-up to the 2019 release HYDRA. His sophomore crime drama packed in as much intrigue and even more blood-letting, all aided by stellar… Read More ›
What is to be said about the recently late, great William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (or in the case of the actual title shown at the beginning of the film, William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, if you want to get technical… Read More ›
Samuel Bodin’s “Cobweb” finds its audience in its home and digital releases in time for spooky season.
There is always a lingering feeling that a movie, particularly one that is genre based, released at a poor time (like against a juggernaut such as Barbenheimer) or just not in the Halloween season, has a clear reason for the… Read More ›
Kick off spooky season with “A Haunting in Venice,” Kenneth Branagh’s latest Hercule Poirot murder mystery adaptation.
Actor/writer/director Kenneth Branagh is no stranger to adaptations, having made a series of remarkable William Shakespeare films (as well-known as Henry V (1989) to a lesser-known Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)). In recent years, Branagh has turned to renowned mystery writer… Read More ›
When it comes to online dating, everyone has their red flags. Some folks will automatically swipe left on profiles with excessive group photos or one too many gym pics. For others, it’s the political and religious preferences that make all… Read More ›
West African film “Mami Wata” is a contender for Best Looking Film of 2023. [Fantasia International Film Festival]
As the ocean rises and falls, and the tide is the guarantor of its own return, so too does the astonishing black and white photography of Mami Wata step return a bygone style to modern folklore for a modern moment…. Read More ›
Fresh off its theatrical road show, satirical thriller “Wrong Reasons” is coming available via MVD Visual.
After making multiple documentaries centered on Kevin Smith’s creative process making films like Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) and Clerks III (2022), writer/director Josh Roush unleashes his own intellectual progeny, Wrong Reasons. Conceived prior to the initial COVID-19 lockdown… Read More ›
Powerful sex-positive dramatic thriller “Broken Mirrors” gets the 4K HD restoration enhancement via cult Epics.
Writer/director Marleen Gorris won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995 for her project Antonia’s Line. Prior to earning the accolade for her LGBTQA+ feminist fairy tale, the Dutch filmmaker opened her feature film career with feminist thriller… Read More ›
If, in the year 2022, you didn’t see Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider, then you simply missed one of the best movies to come out of that year. However, it is with fair warning that this movie is an incredibly tough… Read More ›
What matters more? Getting things done or getting them done the right way? That’s the question at the heart of Paul Negoescu’s Men of Deeds (Oameni de treabă), screening in select NYC theaters beginning August 4th and in L.A. at… Read More ›
EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently sat down with God is a Bullet producer Michael Mendelsohn to talk about his work on the Nick Cassavetes-directed film, including the adaptation process for this project based on the novel by Boston Teran. Mendelsohn… Read More ›
John Rosman’s directorial debut “New Life” explores all the angles of the phrase in his engaging thriller. [Fantasia International Film Festival]
It is entirely human to draw fear from the unknown. How does one plan for it? Prepare for it? Is it the loss of control or autonomy that one fears? Or is it something else entirely? When we look into… Read More ›
Can we still live with ourselves when “Vincent Must Die (Vincent doit mourir).” [Fantasia International Film Festival]
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage… “Butter with Butterfly Wings,” The Smashing Pumpkins There are terms and conditions within a society that we all agree to, whether consciously or not. This social contract… Read More ›