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

Stephen Cone’s PRINCESS CYD Gets a Trailer

Wolfe Video has released the trailer for Stephen Cone‘s upcoming Princess Cyd starring Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, and Malic White. The film will open in New York and Chicago November 3rd, and will kick off an early career retrospective of Cone’s work at

Marianna Palka’s BITCH Gets a Trailer

Dark Sky Films has released the trailer for the upcoming dark comedy Bitch, written, directed, and starring Marianna Palka. In the film Palka plays a mother at the end of her rope who has a psychotic break and takes on the persona of

breakfast club

Criterion Announces January 2018 Titles

The Criterion Collection has announced their Blu-ray lineup for January 2018 with titles including John HughesThe Breakfast Club, John Ford‘s Young Mr. LincolnKen Loach‘s I, Daniel BlakeG. W. Pabst‘s Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, and The Eclipse Series 45 which includes Le mariage de


STREAMING: Christopher Jason Bell’s left + Q & A

Back towards the end of June, I covered Christopher Jason Bell's left for my For Future Reference feature and, now, I am happy to announce the online premiere of that film right here at Film Pulse. The film is available for free and streaming at the bottom of the page. I also had the chance to conduct an interview with Bell about the making of his film and his thoughts on online self-distribution.


2017 Doc NYC Announces Lineup

The eighth Doc NYC documentary film festival is gearing up to kick off November 9-16 and today the full lineup of films has been announced. Boasting over 250 films and events, there’s going to be plenty here to spark your interest, so

Mark Webber’s FLESH AND BLOOD Gets a Trailer

Monument Releasing has posted up a trailer for Mark Webber‘s latest film, Flesh and Blood, which revolves around a man, played by Webber, attempting to get his life back on track after serving time in prison. Similar to Webber’s previous directorial efforts,

Woody Allen’s WONDER WHEEL Gets a Trailer

Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, starring Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and Kate Winslet. The film follows the interconnected lives of four individuals living in 1950s Coney Island. As a semi-fan of Allen’s films and an enormous fan

Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER Gets a New Trailer

A24 has released a second trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ (Dogtooth, The Lobster) upcoming thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp, and Alicia Silverstone. Seeking this one out should have already been

Ana Asensio’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Gets a Trailer

Orion Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller Most Beautiful Island, written, directed, and starring Ana Asensio. The film follows a day in the life of Luciana (Asensio), a young undocumented immigrant in New York.

Orion and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Alex Garland’s ANNIHILATION Starring Natalie Portman Gets a Teaser

Paramount has released the first teaser trailer for Alex Garland‘s much anticipated followup to Ex Machina, Annihilation. Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s book series, the film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.

Annihilation opens in theaters February


Screamfest 2017: Schedule and Lineup Announced

LA’s Screamfest, America’s longest running horror film festival is about to kick off  October 10th and with that the full schedule and second wave of films have been announced. In addition to a slew of new talent being showcased, the festival will

Patrick Brice’s CREEP 2 Gets a Trailer

Although I was a big fan of Patrick Brice‘s odd thriller Creep, I still find it a bit strange, albeit delightful, that a sequel has been made and Mark Duplass is returning as Josef, the creepy psycho, although this time he’s taken

RED SPARROW Starring Jennifer Lawrence Gets a Trailer

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence as a former ballerina turned secret agent. Based on the novel by Jason Matthews, the film is directed by Francis Lawrence and also stars Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte