Califórnia begins with the lead character, Estela (Clara Gallo), discovering she has had her first period. For many girls this is the first step into womanhood and a fitting start to this Brazilian coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in São Paulo in the eighties.
Not a chess player myself, I was not sure whether I would like, much less understand, Magnus, a documentary about a chess prodigy who became the youngest grandmaster in the world at age 13; drew a tie with the world’s best chess player and 15-year reigning champ, Garry Kasparopv, also at age 13; and who became the world chess champion at the tender age of 22.
Rod Blackhurt’s feature debut Here Alone starts off interestingly enough, with a lone woman covered head to toe in mud, attempting to forage for food in the forest and peeing into a giant white bucket.
We then cut to a couple, one of whom is the woman from the earlier scene, packing their belongings and leaving a hotel room hurriedly whilst gun shots ring out in the background. The stage has been set for an unknown future where something terrible has happened. What it is and what lies in store for these individuals remains to be seen, although we can all surmise it’s not going to be pretty.
The 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival is set to kick off June 1-9 and today the buzz and limelight lineups were announced. A few highlights include Mike Birbiglia‘s Don’t Think Twice and Justin Tipping‘s Kicks. Stay tuned for the full lineup, which is
Entertainment Weekly posted the trailer for the upcoming Chris Burden documentary Burden, which is premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Burden proved to be an influential artist in the 1970s and continued to wow the art world until
A24 has released the trailer for Drake Doremus‘ upcoming science fiction film Equals starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult as two lovers in a future where emotion is against the law. The film also stars Jacki Weaver and Guy Pearce.
A new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Banksy Job has been released in conjunction with its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Ian Roderick Gray and Dylan Harvey, the film follows the life of AK47, an ex-porn star turned
After the last V/H/S film and the second entry into the ABCs of Death series proved to be a disappointment, my fondness for horror anthologies was beginning to heavily wane. Then Tales of Halloween came out, and while it was decent, it wasn’t enough to get me excited for the next set of bite-sized horror tales.
Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming horror film The Neon Demon, which revolves around a beautiful aspiring model whose youth an vitality are devoured by a group of jealous peers. The film stars Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves,
A new festival poster has been released for Vincent Masciale‘s horror film Fear, Inc. which is set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Sounding like something of a horror version of The Game, the film revolves around a horror
A new trailer for the upcoming Danish drama Parents has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Christian Tafdrup, the film revolves around a couple who are at a crossroads in life after their son moves
Ever since I first saw the incredibly compelling and visually striking documentary Bombay Beach back in 2011, I’ve been wondering when director Alma Har’el would be releasing something new. Now, her next film, Lovetrue, is set to screen in competition at this
As this year’s New York’s Tribeca Film Festival nears, the time has come to start finalizing my schedule and one that is definitely on the list is Kadri Kõusaar‘s Estonian film Mother. The trailer for the film has been released, which is billed as a
A new trailer for the R-rated animated comedy Nerdland has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film features the voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt as two slackers trying to make a name for
Subway Cinema posted up a new trailer for its upcoming Old School Kung Fu Fest, which will be taking place in NYC at Metrograph April 8 – 10. This year’s lineup includes screenings (nearly all in 35mm) of Enter the Dragon, Rumble