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Kickstart Sunday: BOY FROM WAR

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Usama Alshaibi and his upcoming 6th feature, Boy From War. This animated memoir will take a look at Alshaibi’s youth escaping Iraq and growing up in Iowa’s punk scene in the 1980s.

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Podcast: Episode 269 – Halloween Special 2017

It's our favorite time of year once again and this year we decided to theme the show around first and last films from three directors in horror. Film Pulse contributor Ken Bakely makes his podcast debut with Adam and Kevin to review Mario Bava's Black Sunday and Shock, Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Lord of Illusions, and Jennifer Chambers Lynch's Boxing Helena and Chained. 

GHOST STORIES Gets 3 New Teasers

IFC Midnight has released three new teasers for its upcoming horror flick Ghost Stories. The film is directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman who stars as a psychologist investigating three supposed hauntings. The film also stars Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, and Jill Halfpenny.

Boxing Thriller A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN Gets A Trailer

A24 has released the trailer for Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire‘s upcoming boxing thriller A Prayer Before Dawn, which tells the true story of an English boxer sent to one of Thailand’s most brutal prisons. The interesting thing about this one is that the film was

Theodore Collatos’ TORMENTING THE HEN Gets a Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming thriller Tormenting the Hen from writer-director Theodore Collatos, which, after a solid festival run, will be opening in New York beginning November 16th. Kevin reviewed this one while it was playing festivals and gave

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Explosive Documentary BRIMSTONE & GLORY Gets A Poster

Oscilloscope has released the poster for Viktor Jakovleski‘s upcoming documentary Brimstone & Glory, which takes a look at the The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico. The film is produced and scored by Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Benh Zeitlin, alongside the rest of

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s DAGUERROTYPE Gets a Trailer

Under the Milk Way has released a trailer for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s (Pulse, Creepy) upcoming ghost story Daguerrotype, starring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, and Olivier Gourmet.

Daguerrotype opens on VOD platforms November 7th.

Jean (Tahar Rahim), a young Parisian with few skills and even fewer

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CREEP 2 Review

Creep 2 is a worthy sequel and a satisfying lo-fi thriller that manages to bring something new to the table without losing its voice.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD Gets a Trailer

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Kreips. Day-Lewis plays a renowned dressmaker and bachelor whose life becomes upending after falling in love.

Phantom Thread opens in

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2017 Portland Film Festival Announces Lineup

The full slate of films screening at this year’s Portland Film Festival has been announced. The fest will run from October 30 – November 4 and will screen 152 narrative and documentary features. Take a look at the full lineup below and

Short Film: John Wilson’s THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI

Having recently screened at this year’s New York Film Festival, John Wilson‘s latest short form documentary, The Road to Magnasanti is available to stream through his Vimeo channel. If you’re familiar with Wilson’s work you’ll have an idea of what to expect