Italian genre aficionados chomping at the bit for their annual round of fantastic cinema with sci-fi inclinations have reason to rejoice since Trieste Science + Fiction recently announced the complete program of their 18th edition (October 30 - November 4). It packs one hell of a punch! Italy’s foremost genre festival opens and closes with hotly anticipated films in the form of Damien Chazelle’s First Man and Julius Avery’s Overlord but in between those two heavy-hitters there’s no shortage of discoveries and international favorites. Demián Rugna’s Terrified continues to make good on the promise of its title and hopes to scare the bejesus out of Italian audiences while The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion will see scientifically-engineered teens kick ass. Both films will screen out of competition alongside festival hits like Prospect and horror anthology The Field Guide to Evil. The international competition for the best science fiction film directed by … [Read more...] about Trieste Science + Fiction 2018: Jam-Packed Lineup Includes OVERLORD, FREAKS, THE DARK, a Healthy Focus on Italian Cinema and Much More
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Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 6:26 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 There's a lot of technical wizardry on display in "First Man," but on an emotional level, it's as cold as the other side of the moon. Sure, Neil Armstrong was a famously dry, spotlight-averting hero, and "First Man" attempts to explain his preference for science and math to the messy reality of human feelings. But it makes for a stiff, monotone exercise that never reaches the stars. Damien Chazelle, the whiz-kid director of the pulse-pounding "Whiplash" and the intoxicating "La La Land," successfully puts viewers in the cockpit with Armstrong as he heads for the moon. He uses handheld cameras to replicate the sensation of rattling around in a tin can while hurtling through the sky and he creates a tense, cramped atmosphere. But the script, written by Josh Singer and based on James R. Hansen's "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong," can't get all the way inside … [Read more...] about Movie review: ‘First Man’ shoots for stars, comes up short
Wife of broadcaster hurt after car rammed during high speed police chase BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A stolen car being pursued by police hit another while driving on the wrong side of a busy Belfast road. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/wife-of-broadcaster-hurt-after-car-rammed-during-high-speed-police-chase-37159261.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37159333.ece/dc48d/AUTOCROP/h342/ELLIOTT-_Read-Only_.jpg Email A stolen car being pursued by police hit another while driving on the wrong side of a busy Belfast road. Two men were being questioned last night after the high-speed chase across the city that left a woman driver and a pedestrian injured. The PSNI said that shortly after 3.20pm officers began a pursuit of a vehicle at Clifton Street in the north of the city. The car made its way to the Newtownards Road where it hit a female pedestrian and then collided with another vehicle. Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley said: "Both the … [Read more...] about Wife of broadcaster hurt after car rammed during high speed police chase
The time honoured Anthology film. There are no shortage of them on the festival circuit, particularly in horror-genre circles. Rarely, however, do they come with such pedigree as Nightmare Cinema. It seems Mick Garris has not entirely scratched the itch of of his Masters of Horror cable series, which was a success on Showtime nearly a decade ago, and has again assembled a collection of well known genre veterans to tell new tales, this time in a theatrical format. Five short films which vary wildly in style and content, connected with a framing device not quite as kitschy as the Crypt Keeper from HBO’s venerable Tales From The Crypt anthology show, and yet, it must be said that Mickey Rourke is as awkward as he is unsettling (intentionally or not) as ‘The Projectionist.’ He scares the bejesus out of random patrons who wander in off the street by showing them their ‘future’ as a retro-horror short, projected in an grand empty auditorium. Rourke’s … [Read more...] about Fantasia 2018 Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Grue
ENTERTAINMENT 04/29/2018 09:03 am ET The Oscar-winning director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" discusses his new documentary, the Trumpian zeitgeist and the "evil" in the world. By Matthew Jacobs In 1973, William Friedkin released “The Exorcist,” one of the highest-grossing and most applauded horror movies in history. In 2018, William Friedkin released “The Devil and the Father Amorth,” a documentary about exorcisms. The movie landscape has drastically changed in the intervening years, but William Friedkin hasn’t. He is still a dazzling raconteur. His most recent fiction features, “Bug” (2006) and “Killer Joe” (2011), boast the same moody panache seen in the movies that launched his career, including “The Boys in the Band” (1970), “The French Connection” (1971), “The Exorcist,” “Sorcerer” (1977) and “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985). And, at 82, … [Read more...] about William Friedkin’s Faith In Exorcisms Is Unwavering. As For Diversity In Hollywood? It ‘Snags’ Him.