Catalogue

The 2nd

Action
Available on VOD: 5 november 2020
Director: Brian Skiba
Cast: Ryan Phillippe (Shooter, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crash), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, The Pact), Jack Griffo (Alexa & Katie), Lexi Simonsen

Secret-service agent Vic Davis (Ryan Phillippe) is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Shawn (Jack Griffo), from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a   Supreme Court Justice, and his son’s friend, is the target and this armed faction will stop at nothing to kidnap her and use her as leverage for a pending landmark legal case addressing the Second Amendment. Vic quickly realizes that there's no one coming to rescue them and must now use his entire set of skills to save her and his son from an incredibly dangerous and lethal situation.

Reviews
  • Bulletproofaction.com: The Die Hard game plan is a proven winner, but you still need the players to pull it off and The 2nd had two very capable leads.
  • Entertainingmovie.com: A political thriller meshed with frenetic action sequences, director Brian Skiba does a great job.  Action fans will likely get a kick out of this one.
  • Theactionelite.com: The 2nd delivers the action goods with Ryan Philippe making for an effective action star and Casper Van Dien an entertaining antagonist making this a total blast.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: The 2nd is a wild action ride that gives us a chance to see what Ryan Phillippe can do in the fight department and it’s clear he has the skills.

The 2nd

Action
Available on VOD: 5 november 2020
Director: Brian Skiba
Cast: Ryan Phillippe (Shooter, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crash), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, The Pact), Jack Griffo (Alexa & Katie), Lexi Simonsen

Secret-service agent Vic Davis (Ryan Phillippe) is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Shawn (Jack Griffo), from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a   Supreme Court Justice, and his son’s friend, is the target and this armed faction will stop at nothing to kidnap her and use her as leverage for a pending landmark legal case addressing the Second Amendment. Vic quickly realizes that there's no one coming to rescue them and must now use his entire set of skills to save her and his son from an incredibly dangerous and lethal situation.

Reviews
  • Bulletproofaction.com: The Die Hard game plan is a proven winner, but you still need the players to pull it off and The 2nd had two very capable leads.
  • Entertainingmovie.com: A political thriller meshed with frenetic action sequences, director Brian Skiba does a great job.  Action fans will likely get a kick out of this one.
  • Theactionelite.com: The 2nd delivers the action goods with Ryan Philippe making for an effective action star and Casper Van Dien an entertaining antagonist making this a total blast.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: The 2nd is a wild action ride that gives us a chance to see what Ryan Phillippe can do in the fight department and it’s clear he has the skills.

3 Geezers!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: Michelle Schumacher
Cast: Scott Caan (Hawaii 5-0), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Herbie Fully Loaded), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2)

J. Kimball is an actor who really likes to get 'into' his roles. He wants to know how his characters behave, so he can give his best performance. Kimball's latest role is as an 'old man,' which is a problem as Kimball does not like old people. His wife convinces (that is, withholds sex until he agrees to do what she says) Kimball to go to The Coconuts Convalescent Home and actually see what it's like to live as an old man, and that may change his mind about old people. Let's just say, Kimball gets more than he bargained for! In the end, Kimball learns that old men are horny, politically incorrect, and really love giving their friends a hard time. So, really, not any different than young men!

Reviews
  • Thestopbutton.com: The humor's offensive retirement home potty humor (and it's often very funny).

3 Geezers!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: Michelle Schumacher
Cast: Scott Caan (Hawaii 5-0), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Herbie Fully Loaded), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2)

J. Kimball is an actor who really likes to get 'into' his roles. He wants to know how his characters behave, so he can give his best performance. Kimball's latest role is as an 'old man,' which is a problem as Kimball does not like old people. His wife convinces (that is, withholds sex until he agrees to do what she says) Kimball to go to The Coconuts Convalescent Home and actually see what it's like to live as an old man, and that may change his mind about old people. Let's just say, Kimball gets more than he bargained for! In the end, Kimball learns that old men are horny, politically incorrect, and really love giving their friends a hard time. So, really, not any different than young men!

Reviews
  • Thestopbutton.com: The humor's offensive retirement home potty humor (and it's often very funny).

7 Minutes

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 september 2015
Director: Jay Martin
Cast: Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Kris Kristofferson (Blade, Blade II, Blade Trinity), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Zane Holtz (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Vampires Suck), Luke Mitchell (Home and Away)

After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - "in and out in seven minutes" - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, another twist is unveiled and the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Veteran music video director Jay Martin makes a highly impressive feature debut with his engrossing crime drama about a trio of desperate young men committing an ill-fated robbery. Featuring intricate, non-linear storytelling and an uncommon emotional pungency, 7 Minutes is a taut, tightly controlled exercise that should spell bigger and better things for its tyro director/screenwriter. 7 Minutes is gripping from start to finish.
  • Nytimes.com: 7 Minutes knows exactly what it is: a directorial calling card to the Quentin Tarantino school of blood-bath cinema. Colorful peripheral characters include Brandi (Mariel Neto), a promiscuous barfly who seduces Mike, and Jerome (Brandon Hardesty), a blubbery policeman who pines for her. In one of the movie's meanest touches, Jerome takes off his shirt, inspects his torso in a mirror, and screams in horrified despair. This film is a nasty piece of work.
  • Pastemagazine.com: Martin's attention to visuals comes from his years as a storyboarder and music video director (Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Colbie Caillat). He knows his strengths, and his derivative debut is crafted with the methodical finesse and sophisticated composition of someone who prays at the style altars of Derek Cianfrance and Cary Fukunaga. 7 Minutes is a slick ride through a sexy cultural wasteland.
  • LATimes.com: Martin keeps the action, which includes bits of bone-crunching violence, moving apace with solid atmospherics and credible tough-guy dialogue and attitude.
    Flyckeringmyth.com: A strong début feature from writer/director Martin, 7 Minutes goes beyond the conventional bank heist drama to provide a provocative and memorable visual experience. 4*.
  • Thestar.com: Writer-director Jay Martin's 7 Minutes puts an entertaining spin on the heist movie with a fast-moving drama that flits from past to present during a bank job. A solid score and tight camerawork shows Martin's background as a music video director translates well to big-screen work.
  • Awardscircuit.com: A solid calling card for writer/director Jay Martin.
    Wearemoviegeeks.com: From the moment the three amateur crooks come busting through the door wearing blank, white Halloween masks (which may or may not be a nod to Eyes Without a Face) waving guns they have no intention of using to the final showdown, 7 MINUTES is a remarkable piece of work. I am impressed; I have to give 7 MINUTES at least 4 stars out of 5.
  • Forcesofgeek.com: A surprisingly tight, entertaining heist film.
  • Waytooindie.com: A fun romp for film fans who just can't get enough of watching bumbling criminals struggle to successfully commit a crime.
  • Moviebuzzers.com: Regardless of what your feelings on the ending might be, the road to get there is thrilling and makes 7 Minutes definitely worth a watch. You might think you've seen all that can be done with a heist film already, but you haven't seen something quite like this yet.
  • Shuffleonline.net: 7 Minutes is not so much a whodunnit as it is a "whydunnit." It is stylish, intelligent and entertaining.

7 Minutes

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 september 2015
Director: Jay Martin
Cast: Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Kris Kristofferson (Blade, Blade II, Blade Trinity), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Zane Holtz (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Vampires Suck), Luke Mitchell (Home and Away)

After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - "in and out in seven minutes" - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, another twist is unveiled and the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Veteran music video director Jay Martin makes a highly impressive feature debut with his engrossing crime drama about a trio of desperate young men committing an ill-fated robbery. Featuring intricate, non-linear storytelling and an uncommon emotional pungency, 7 Minutes is a taut, tightly controlled exercise that should spell bigger and better things for its tyro director/screenwriter. 7 Minutes is gripping from start to finish.
  • Nytimes.com: 7 Minutes knows exactly what it is: a directorial calling card to the Quentin Tarantino school of blood-bath cinema. Colorful peripheral characters include Brandi (Mariel Neto), a promiscuous barfly who seduces Mike, and Jerome (Brandon Hardesty), a blubbery policeman who pines for her. In one of the movie's meanest touches, Jerome takes off his shirt, inspects his torso in a mirror, and screams in horrified despair. This film is a nasty piece of work.
  • Pastemagazine.com: Martin's attention to visuals comes from his years as a storyboarder and music video director (Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Colbie Caillat). He knows his strengths, and his derivative debut is crafted with the methodical finesse and sophisticated composition of someone who prays at the style altars of Derek Cianfrance and Cary Fukunaga. 7 Minutes is a slick ride through a sexy cultural wasteland.
  • LATimes.com: Martin keeps the action, which includes bits of bone-crunching violence, moving apace with solid atmospherics and credible tough-guy dialogue and attitude.
    Flyckeringmyth.com: A strong début feature from writer/director Martin, 7 Minutes goes beyond the conventional bank heist drama to provide a provocative and memorable visual experience. 4*.
  • Thestar.com: Writer-director Jay Martin's 7 Minutes puts an entertaining spin on the heist movie with a fast-moving drama that flits from past to present during a bank job. A solid score and tight camerawork shows Martin's background as a music video director translates well to big-screen work.
  • Awardscircuit.com: A solid calling card for writer/director Jay Martin.
    Wearemoviegeeks.com: From the moment the three amateur crooks come busting through the door wearing blank, white Halloween masks (which may or may not be a nod to Eyes Without a Face) waving guns they have no intention of using to the final showdown, 7 MINUTES is a remarkable piece of work. I am impressed; I have to give 7 MINUTES at least 4 stars out of 5.
  • Forcesofgeek.com: A surprisingly tight, entertaining heist film.
  • Waytooindie.com: A fun romp for film fans who just can't get enough of watching bumbling criminals struggle to successfully commit a crime.
  • Moviebuzzers.com: Regardless of what your feelings on the ending might be, the road to get there is thrilling and makes 7 Minutes definitely worth a watch. You might think you've seen all that can be done with a heist film already, but you haven't seen something quite like this yet.
  • Shuffleonline.net: 7 Minutes is not so much a whodunnit as it is a "whydunnit." It is stylish, intelligent and entertaining.

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

68 Kill

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 10 januari 2019
Director: Trent Haaga
Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, (500) Days of Summer), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Sheila Vand (Argo)

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.
Reviews
  • Variety.com: A zesty black comedy whose nebbish hero gets subjected to a prolonged ordeal of painful misfortunes. viewers and programmers with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its mix of sleaze, quease and bad-taste absurdism.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: For those seeking a viciously violent, amazingly cast and hilarious thriller, 68 Kill delivers on levels that few recent efforts have. This film’s singular vision of the dark side is brutally entertaining. Its idea of gender and masculinity are more old-fashioned than they need to be, but that doesn’t stop the female leads from giving balls-to-the-wall incredible performances. For this alone, this one is worth watching. This brand of insanity doesn’t come along often.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: This wacky gender standoff rocks and rolls as a late-night siren should. Haaga is back, funny and fucked-up as ever. 68 Kills feels like a short Tarantino story; a bloody late-nighter that features an unstoppable genre role for AnnaLynne McCord.
  • Dailydead.com: Charm-Filled, Southern-Fried Caper, a wickedly fun heist movie that subverts genre fan’s expectations by playing around with gender conventions, delivering several impressive storytelling swerves that genuinely kept me guessing up until the very end.
  • Filmthrills.com: Part of the beauty of 68 Kill stems from Haaga reversing the gender dynamics we’re used to seeing in this kind of uber violent, modern noir film. Not only Chip is the one in consistent need of rescue by one of the women in his life, but he’s often reduced to cringing and whimpering mess. With 68 Kill, Haaga delivers a crowd pleasing, high octane thriller that is well worth your time and energy.
  • iHorror.com: Trent Haaga’s “68 Kill” is a Bloody Masterpiece of Feminism, Anti-Stereotypes and Dark Humor.
  • ScreamHorrormag.com: Leaves us with virtually nowhere to hide from its bawdiness, frenzied brutality and kinky, kooky humour; all buoyed by a totally talented, committed and game cast.
  • Talkfilmsociety.com: Takes the audience along through a number of wild scenarios, adorned with a series of dimensionalized, grounded characters. While a number of them are deranged psychotics (for lack of a better word), they always capture your attention, and make you wonder just where the story is going to go next. 68 Kill comes well recommended.

68 Kill

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 10 januari 2019
Director: Trent Haaga
Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, (500) Days of Summer), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Sheila Vand (Argo)

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.
Reviews
  • Variety.com: A zesty black comedy whose nebbish hero gets subjected to a prolonged ordeal of painful misfortunes. viewers and programmers with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its mix of sleaze, quease and bad-taste absurdism.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: For those seeking a viciously violent, amazingly cast and hilarious thriller, 68 Kill delivers on levels that few recent efforts have. This film’s singular vision of the dark side is brutally entertaining. Its idea of gender and masculinity are more old-fashioned than they need to be, but that doesn’t stop the female leads from giving balls-to-the-wall incredible performances. For this alone, this one is worth watching. This brand of insanity doesn’t come along often.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: This wacky gender standoff rocks and rolls as a late-night siren should. Haaga is back, funny and fucked-up as ever. 68 Kills feels like a short Tarantino story; a bloody late-nighter that features an unstoppable genre role for AnnaLynne McCord.
  • Dailydead.com: Charm-Filled, Southern-Fried Caper, a wickedly fun heist movie that subverts genre fan’s expectations by playing around with gender conventions, delivering several impressive storytelling swerves that genuinely kept me guessing up until the very end.
  • Filmthrills.com: Part of the beauty of 68 Kill stems from Haaga reversing the gender dynamics we’re used to seeing in this kind of uber violent, modern noir film. Not only Chip is the one in consistent need of rescue by one of the women in his life, but he’s often reduced to cringing and whimpering mess. With 68 Kill, Haaga delivers a crowd pleasing, high octane thriller that is well worth your time and energy.
  • iHorror.com: Trent Haaga’s “68 Kill” is a Bloody Masterpiece of Feminism, Anti-Stereotypes and Dark Humor.
  • ScreamHorrormag.com: Leaves us with virtually nowhere to hide from its bawdiness, frenzied brutality and kinky, kooky humour; all buoyed by a totally talented, committed and game cast.
  • Talkfilmsociety.com: Takes the audience along through a number of wild scenarios, adorned with a series of dimensionalized, grounded characters. While a number of them are deranged psychotics (for lack of a better word), they always capture your attention, and make you wonder just where the story is going to go next. 68 Kill comes well recommended.

321 Frankie Go Boom

Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 juli 2013
Director: Jordan Roberts
Cast: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Sons of Anarchy), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield), Whitney Cummings (Made of Honor), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)

Frank (CHARLIE HUNNAM) has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated -- usually on film -- by his brother Bruce (CHRIS O'DOWD) his entire life. Now that Bruce has finally kicked drugs and turned his life around, things should be different. But when Frank's one-night stand with a distressed young woman (LIZZY CAPLAN) goes not quite as planned, Bruce's camera is ready, as always, to capture it...and share it with the world. Once the mortifying not-quite sex tape ends up on the internet, Frank elicits the aid of Bruce's former prison cell mate Phil, who's now going by the more gender-appropriate name of PHYLLIS (RON PERLMAN).

Reviews
  • Variety: Writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video. There's a clever design beneath the seemingly random chaos, as the pic gets an inordinate amount of comic mileage from the running joke of Bruce's borderline-sociopathic self-absorption.
  • Movies.nytimes.com: Exuberantly written and directed by Jordan Roberts, '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' is a vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness. With wham-bam timing and unisex jokes, Mr. Roberts races us through a jam-packed tale of erectile reluctance, brotherly betrayal, Internet disaster and accidental romance.
  • Aintitcool.com: Frankie Go Boom is an absurdist comedy with heart, a film that is hard not to like. Everybody is just so earnest in it and the relationship between Hunnam and Caplan is genuinely sweet, so when the shit really does get weird you're kind of in for the long haul. Strong writing and direction from Jordan Roberts, a charming love story, some truly hilarious moments, a crazed Lynchian universe and an overall tone of likability really made this one of the more enjoyable films of SXSW. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
  • Joblo.com: there's so much weird shit in 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, that I was chuckling from start to finish and laughing out loud many times, usually followed by a 'Oh, hell no...' .... it's a ridiculously crazy good time and one I look forward to seeing again.
  • Smellslikescreenspirit.com: 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom cleverly mocks Hollywood and the notion that anyone with an HD camcorder is a director. As if the promise of a film starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan is not reason enough to watch it, there is an added bonus of witnessing Ron Perlman portray a transgender woman named Phyllis. Sure, the Phyllis character feels a bit cartoonish (and borderline offensive), but how often do you get to see Hellboy donning full drag?
  • Slantmagazine.com: The performances, though requiring little subtlety, make the movie, and Frankie Go Boom's plot works best when it continually provides wilder and wilder situations for the energetic cast.
  • BigGayPictureShow.com: the actors are great and there are a lot of funny scenes.
  • Conevmovies.com: Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart. Jordan Roberts' screwball romp never stoops to the misogyny and other infantilisms rampant in so many Peter Pan comedies.
  • Cinemabeach.com: It is the ensemble nature of the cast that makes 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom really great.
  • MediaMikes.com: Overall great casting and smart script lead up to this fun little film. If you are looking for a new definition to dysfunctional family, then be sure to check out '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'. Be sure to stay until the screen goes black for more Perlman/Noth! Totally worth it!

321 Frankie Go Boom

Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 juli 2013
Director: Jordan Roberts
Cast: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Sons of Anarchy), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield), Whitney Cummings (Made of Honor), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)

Frank (CHARLIE HUNNAM) has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated -- usually on film -- by his brother Bruce (CHRIS O'DOWD) his entire life. Now that Bruce has finally kicked drugs and turned his life around, things should be different. But when Frank's one-night stand with a distressed young woman (LIZZY CAPLAN) goes not quite as planned, Bruce's camera is ready, as always, to capture it...and share it with the world. Once the mortifying not-quite sex tape ends up on the internet, Frank elicits the aid of Bruce's former prison cell mate Phil, who's now going by the more gender-appropriate name of PHYLLIS (RON PERLMAN).

Reviews
  • Variety: Writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video. There's a clever design beneath the seemingly random chaos, as the pic gets an inordinate amount of comic mileage from the running joke of Bruce's borderline-sociopathic self-absorption.
  • Movies.nytimes.com: Exuberantly written and directed by Jordan Roberts, '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' is a vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness. With wham-bam timing and unisex jokes, Mr. Roberts races us through a jam-packed tale of erectile reluctance, brotherly betrayal, Internet disaster and accidental romance.
  • Aintitcool.com: Frankie Go Boom is an absurdist comedy with heart, a film that is hard not to like. Everybody is just so earnest in it and the relationship between Hunnam and Caplan is genuinely sweet, so when the shit really does get weird you're kind of in for the long haul. Strong writing and direction from Jordan Roberts, a charming love story, some truly hilarious moments, a crazed Lynchian universe and an overall tone of likability really made this one of the more enjoyable films of SXSW. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
  • Joblo.com: there's so much weird shit in 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, that I was chuckling from start to finish and laughing out loud many times, usually followed by a 'Oh, hell no...' .... it's a ridiculously crazy good time and one I look forward to seeing again.
  • Smellslikescreenspirit.com: 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom cleverly mocks Hollywood and the notion that anyone with an HD camcorder is a director. As if the promise of a film starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan is not reason enough to watch it, there is an added bonus of witnessing Ron Perlman portray a transgender woman named Phyllis. Sure, the Phyllis character feels a bit cartoonish (and borderline offensive), but how often do you get to see Hellboy donning full drag?
  • Slantmagazine.com: The performances, though requiring little subtlety, make the movie, and Frankie Go Boom's plot works best when it continually provides wilder and wilder situations for the energetic cast.
  • BigGayPictureShow.com: the actors are great and there are a lot of funny scenes.
  • Conevmovies.com: Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart. Jordan Roberts' screwball romp never stoops to the misogyny and other infantilisms rampant in so many Peter Pan comedies.
  • Cinemabeach.com: It is the ensemble nature of the cast that makes 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom really great.
  • MediaMikes.com: Overall great casting and smart script lead up to this fun little film. If you are looking for a new definition to dysfunctional family, then be sure to check out '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'. Be sure to stay until the screen goes black for more Perlman/Noth! Totally worth it!

321 Frankie Go Boom

Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 juli 2013
Director: Jordan Roberts
Cast: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Sons of Anarchy), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield), Whitney Cummings (Made of Honor), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)

Frank (CHARLIE HUNNAM) has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated -- usually on film -- by his brother Bruce (CHRIS O'DOWD) his entire life. Now that Bruce has finally kicked drugs and turned his life around, things should be different. But when Frank's one-night stand with a distressed young woman (LIZZY CAPLAN) goes not quite as planned, Bruce's camera is ready, as always, to capture it...and share it with the world. Once the mortifying not-quite sex tape ends up on the internet, Frank elicits the aid of Bruce's former prison cell mate Phil, who's now going by the more gender-appropriate name of PHYLLIS (RON PERLMAN).

Reviews
  • Variety: Writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video. There's a clever design beneath the seemingly random chaos, as the pic gets an inordinate amount of comic mileage from the running joke of Bruce's borderline-sociopathic self-absorption.
  • Movies.nytimes.com: Exuberantly written and directed by Jordan Roberts, '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' is a vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness. With wham-bam timing and unisex jokes, Mr. Roberts races us through a jam-packed tale of erectile reluctance, brotherly betrayal, Internet disaster and accidental romance.
  • Aintitcool.com: Frankie Go Boom is an absurdist comedy with heart, a film that is hard not to like. Everybody is just so earnest in it and the relationship between Hunnam and Caplan is genuinely sweet, so when the shit really does get weird you're kind of in for the long haul. Strong writing and direction from Jordan Roberts, a charming love story, some truly hilarious moments, a crazed Lynchian universe and an overall tone of likability really made this one of the more enjoyable films of SXSW. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
  • Joblo.com: there's so much weird shit in 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, that I was chuckling from start to finish and laughing out loud many times, usually followed by a 'Oh, hell no...' .... it's a ridiculously crazy good time and one I look forward to seeing again.
  • Smellslikescreenspirit.com: 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom cleverly mocks Hollywood and the notion that anyone with an HD camcorder is a director. As if the promise of a film starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan is not reason enough to watch it, there is an added bonus of witnessing Ron Perlman portray a transgender woman named Phyllis. Sure, the Phyllis character feels a bit cartoonish (and borderline offensive), but how often do you get to see Hellboy donning full drag?
  • Slantmagazine.com: The performances, though requiring little subtlety, make the movie, and Frankie Go Boom's plot works best when it continually provides wilder and wilder situations for the energetic cast.
  • BigGayPictureShow.com: the actors are great and there are a lot of funny scenes.
  • Conevmovies.com: Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart. Jordan Roberts' screwball romp never stoops to the misogyny and other infantilisms rampant in so many Peter Pan comedies.
  • Cinemabeach.com: It is the ensemble nature of the cast that makes 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom really great.
  • MediaMikes.com: Overall great casting and smart script lead up to this fun little film. If you are looking for a new definition to dysfunctional family, then be sure to check out '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'. Be sure to stay until the screen goes black for more Perlman/Noth! Totally worth it!

Affairs of State

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 augustus 2019
Director: Eric Bross
Cast: David Corenswet (The Politician), Thora Birch (American Beauty, The Competition), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers, Dumb and Dumberer)

Inspired by a conservative senator who quits the GOP to run for president as an independent, Michael Lawson - an idealistic Washington intern - signs up. But he gets out of his depth and caught in Washington intrigue when he sleeps with the candidate’s wife — only to end up bleeding out by the side of the road.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An engaging hybrid of "The Graduate" and "House of Cards", the political potboiler "Affairs of State" benefits greatly from being both timely and, for this day and age, uncommon. Refreshingly smart about how real feelings can get in the way of callous calculation.
  • Nycmovieguru.com:  a gripping political thriller that becomes increasingly dark and refreshingly unpredictable.
  • Doblu.com: Director Eric Bross has fashioned a campy, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller built around the supposed sexual exploits going on in D.C.
  • Filmintuition.com: An ambitious feature.

Affairs of State

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 augustus 2019
Director: Eric Bross
Cast: David Corenswet (The Politician), Thora Birch (American Beauty, The Competition), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers, Dumb and Dumberer)

Inspired by a conservative senator who quits the GOP to run for president as an independent, Michael Lawson - an idealistic Washington intern - signs up. But he gets out of his depth and caught in Washington intrigue when he sleeps with the candidate’s wife — only to end up bleeding out by the side of the road.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An engaging hybrid of "The Graduate" and "House of Cards", the political potboiler "Affairs of State" benefits greatly from being both timely and, for this day and age, uncommon. Refreshingly smart about how real feelings can get in the way of callous calculation.
  • Nycmovieguru.com:  a gripping political thriller that becomes increasingly dark and refreshingly unpredictable.
  • Doblu.com: Director Eric Bross has fashioned a campy, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller built around the supposed sexual exploits going on in D.C.
  • Filmintuition.com: An ambitious feature.

Aftermath

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 11 januari 2018
Director: Elliott Lester
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, Expendables, Maggie), Scoot McNairy (12 Years A Slave, War Machine, Gone Girl), Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Twilight Saga), Judah Nelson (Anchorman 2)

Based on real-life events, Viktor's life is rocked when his wife and daughter are killed in a tragic mid-air collision. Heartbroken, Viktor's life take a complete new turn when he decides to take revenge on the person responsible for the death of his family.

Reviews
  • Empire.com: This is a film full of scenes that would be easy to overplay, but which Schwarzenegger tackles with understated perfection. Truly, this is quite unlike anything else he's ever done, and brilliantly so.
  • Blu-ray.com: Strong stuff, but it's meditative enough to welcome a viewing, inspiring interest in the characters and their ultimate destination. The picture also has valuable ideas to share on the cycle of violence and its futility, concluding intelligently, leaving the audience with a concept of revenge that's upsetting, not rousing. It's subversive work with Schwarzenegger and his legacy of brawn around, allowing "Aftermath" to pack quite an unexpected punch.
  • Heyuguys.com: Probably his best role as an actor to date.
  • Joblo.com: Deserves to be discovered. As long as they know what they're in for (and they should) Arnold fans will be delighted to see how good he can still be if given the chance, while everyone else will be amazed by the way he seems to have reinvented himself as a character actor. That he's done such a good job of it is a wonderful surprise, and here's hoping he gets more opportunities to explore this new flair for drama.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Arnold Schwarzenegger's reserved performance is a somber turn that keeps drama surprisingly in-tune.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: A film that is truly one of Schwarzenegger's most thought-provoking and emotionally resonant to date. While Schwarzenegger has struggled to regain his Hollywood foothold since setting his political career aside, Aftermath is a sure sign that, at least critically, his best days may very well be ahead of him.

Aftermath

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 11 januari 2018
Director: Elliott Lester
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, Expendables, Maggie), Scoot McNairy (12 Years A Slave, War Machine, Gone Girl), Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Twilight Saga), Judah Nelson (Anchorman 2)

Based on real-life events, Viktor's life is rocked when his wife and daughter are killed in a tragic mid-air collision. Heartbroken, Viktor's life take a complete new turn when he decides to take revenge on the person responsible for the death of his family.

Reviews
  • Empire.com: This is a film full of scenes that would be easy to overplay, but which Schwarzenegger tackles with understated perfection. Truly, this is quite unlike anything else he's ever done, and brilliantly so.
  • Blu-ray.com: Strong stuff, but it's meditative enough to welcome a viewing, inspiring interest in the characters and their ultimate destination. The picture also has valuable ideas to share on the cycle of violence and its futility, concluding intelligently, leaving the audience with a concept of revenge that's upsetting, not rousing. It's subversive work with Schwarzenegger and his legacy of brawn around, allowing "Aftermath" to pack quite an unexpected punch.
  • Heyuguys.com: Probably his best role as an actor to date.
  • Joblo.com: Deserves to be discovered. As long as they know what they're in for (and they should) Arnold fans will be delighted to see how good he can still be if given the chance, while everyone else will be amazed by the way he seems to have reinvented himself as a character actor. That he's done such a good job of it is a wonderful surprise, and here's hoping he gets more opportunities to explore this new flair for drama.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Arnold Schwarzenegger's reserved performance is a somber turn that keeps drama surprisingly in-tune.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: A film that is truly one of Schwarzenegger's most thought-provoking and emotionally resonant to date. While Schwarzenegger has struggled to regain his Hollywood foothold since setting his political career aside, Aftermath is a sure sign that, at least critically, his best days may very well be ahead of him.

Aftermath

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 11 januari 2018
Director: Elliott Lester
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, Expendables, Maggie), Scoot McNairy (12 Years A Slave, War Machine, Gone Girl), Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Twilight Saga), Judah Nelson (Anchorman 2)

Based on real-life events, Viktor's life is rocked when his wife and daughter are killed in a tragic mid-air collision. Heartbroken, Viktor's life take a complete new turn when he decides to take revenge on the person responsible for the death of his family.

Reviews
  • Empire.com: This is a film full of scenes that would be easy to overplay, but which Schwarzenegger tackles with understated perfection. Truly, this is quite unlike anything else he's ever done, and brilliantly so.
  • Blu-ray.com: Strong stuff, but it's meditative enough to welcome a viewing, inspiring interest in the characters and their ultimate destination. The picture also has valuable ideas to share on the cycle of violence and its futility, concluding intelligently, leaving the audience with a concept of revenge that's upsetting, not rousing. It's subversive work with Schwarzenegger and his legacy of brawn around, allowing "Aftermath" to pack quite an unexpected punch.
  • Heyuguys.com: Probably his best role as an actor to date.
  • Joblo.com: Deserves to be discovered. As long as they know what they're in for (and they should) Arnold fans will be delighted to see how good he can still be if given the chance, while everyone else will be amazed by the way he seems to have reinvented himself as a character actor. That he's done such a good job of it is a wonderful surprise, and here's hoping he gets more opportunities to explore this new flair for drama.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Arnold Schwarzenegger's reserved performance is a somber turn that keeps drama surprisingly in-tune.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: A film that is truly one of Schwarzenegger's most thought-provoking and emotionally resonant to date. While Schwarzenegger has struggled to regain his Hollywood foothold since setting his political career aside, Aftermath is a sure sign that, at least critically, his best days may very well be ahead of him.

After the Ball

Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 9 februari 2016
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Portia Doubleday (Her, Carrie, K-11, Youth In Revolt), Marc-Andr Grondin (Goon, C.R.A.Z.Y.), Lauren Holly (NCIS, Motive, Dumb & Dumber, What Women Want), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)

Kate Kassell's dream is to design couture clothing, but after graduating at the head of her class in fashion school the harsh reality hits -- no one will hire her. She’s the daughter of retail guru and knockoff pioneer Larry Kassell, whose stores sell clothes “inspired” by the verydesigners Kate wants to work for. Kate is left with no choice but to join Kassell Clothing, where she must navigate around a duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, whose aim is to discredit her at every turn. But through a budding romance with a prince of a guy in the shoe department, her godmother’s vintage clothes and a shocking switch of identities, Kate is able to expose the evil trio, save Kassell Clothing -- and prove that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. 

Reviews
  • Cinemablographer.com: Fun performances from the spirited cast, especially Doubleday and Grondin, make After the Ball a charming winner. Over-the-top supporting turns by Mimi Kucyk and Carlo Rota as Kate's fairy godmothers are amusing, as is Colin Mochrie's sneering rival for the family empire. This glossy production (a Don Carmody work) has the slickness of a Hollywood studio lark, and offers light, bubbly, and fun. After the Ball is stylish entertainment and a little bibbidi bobbidi boo escapism.
  • Rowthree.com: Doubleday is great playing double duty as the two characters, Grondin is charming as the leading man, Lauren Holly is rather brilliant as the evil stepmother, Chris Noth kills the suit and glasses look while Mimi Kuzyk and Carlo Rota (if Stanley Tucci isn't available for your over the top, gay man role, call Rota. Actually, it would be great to see them playing brothers!) steal every scene they're in. After the Ball was a huge surprise, the kind of movie you don't get to see at a festival but which is so sorely needed among the heavy dramas. An endlessly entertaining comedy that fires on all cylinders. I can't wait to see it again!
  • Screenrelish.com: I look forward to watching AFTER THE BALL all over again with my daughter who is an uber tween, and I know she will enjoy it. There is enough here for both adults and kids to think about and laugh over together and that in itself is a major accomplishment.
  • Aisleseat.com: Portia Doubleday is very good in the lead role, displaying some solid comic timing and a flair for physical comedy.
  • Blu-ray.com: Cast charisma keeps it afloat, working the Kate/Nate ruse to pleasing results, with Doubleday finding the right beats of alarm to play as the designer's trouble increases when threatened with national exposure. There's a climatic ball to help the fairy tale out, and some mild shenanigans when Kate is double-booked as Nate, requiring some quick thinking and costume changes. After the Ball is a very soft, easily digestible effort that's out to charm, not challenge. And it works, remaining sweet without causing cavities.
  • Straight.com: After the Ball is a likable Cinderfella tale.
  • Theglobeandmail.com: Titular ball scene, fancy dress makeover and lost stiletto shoe notwithstanding, the chaste nominal romance is less interesting than the fun, family-friendly Shakespearean shenanigans are.
  • Wyliewrites.com: A pleasing romantic comedy that disarms and delights.

Alive

Horror
Available on VOD: 20 februari 2020
Director: Rob Grant
Cast: Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo), Thomas Cocquerel (Kidnapping Freddy Heineken), Camille Stopps

A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium. They soon discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity.

Reviews
  • Aintitcool.com: The slow build has huge payoffs, this is a standout film in the 2018 catalog of horror!
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Grant leads the audience to a payoff that is both rewarding and terrifying making the film one that I can definitely recommend. 3.5 out of 4 stars.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Wonderfully executed horror thriller. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Crypt-teaze.com: By the time the movie reached its climax I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Recommended for serious horror enthusiasts. Frankly, viewers may seek out a tetanus shot after watching Alive.
  • Readysteadycut.com: The finale was a punch in the gut which made me feel slightly nauseous.
  • Pophorror.com: The suspense continues to build, and as the blood flows, a turbulent and violent climax leads to a shocking ending. The suspense and feeling of dread is what makes this movie so good.
  • Nofspodcast.com: A hard pill to swallow but just what the doctor prescribed.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The chemistry Grant elicits between the performers is exceptional and the thrilling final third has a jaunty pace that will get fingernails firmly driven into chair arms.
Awards
  • 23 WIns including:
  • Alberta Film & Television Awards 2019 - Best Make-Up & Hair Artists
  • Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award Best Film
  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018 - Best Feature Film
  • Austin Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award
  • Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2018 - Best FX Makeup
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award Best Feature
  • FilmQuest 2018 - Best Screenplay
  • Etc. Etc, more awards on IMDB

Alive

Horror
Available on VOD: 20 februari 2020
Director: Rob Grant
Cast: Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo), Thomas Cocquerel (Kidnapping Freddy Heineken), Camille Stopps

A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium. They soon discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity.

Reviews
  • Aintitcool.com: The slow build has huge payoffs, this is a standout film in the 2018 catalog of horror!
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Grant leads the audience to a payoff that is both rewarding and terrifying making the film one that I can definitely recommend. 3.5 out of 4 stars.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Wonderfully executed horror thriller. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Crypt-teaze.com: By the time the movie reached its climax I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Recommended for serious horror enthusiasts. Frankly, viewers may seek out a tetanus shot after watching Alive.
  • Readysteadycut.com: The finale was a punch in the gut which made me feel slightly nauseous.
  • Pophorror.com: The suspense continues to build, and as the blood flows, a turbulent and violent climax leads to a shocking ending. The suspense and feeling of dread is what makes this movie so good.
  • Nofspodcast.com: A hard pill to swallow but just what the doctor prescribed.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The chemistry Grant elicits between the performers is exceptional and the thrilling final third has a jaunty pace that will get fingernails firmly driven into chair arms.
Awards
  • 23 WIns including:
  • Alberta Film & Television Awards 2019 - Best Make-Up & Hair Artists
  • Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award Best Film
  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018 - Best Feature Film
  • Austin Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award
  • Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2018 - Best FX Makeup
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award Best Feature
  • FilmQuest 2018 - Best Screenplay
  • Etc. Etc, more awards on IMDB

Alive

Horror
Available on VOD: 20 februari 2020
Director: Rob Grant
Cast: Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo), Thomas Cocquerel (Kidnapping Freddy Heineken), Camille Stopps

A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium. They soon discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity.

Reviews
  • Aintitcool.com: The slow build has huge payoffs, this is a standout film in the 2018 catalog of horror!
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Grant leads the audience to a payoff that is both rewarding and terrifying making the film one that I can definitely recommend. 3.5 out of 4 stars.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Wonderfully executed horror thriller. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Crypt-teaze.com: By the time the movie reached its climax I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Recommended for serious horror enthusiasts. Frankly, viewers may seek out a tetanus shot after watching Alive.
  • Readysteadycut.com: The finale was a punch in the gut which made me feel slightly nauseous.
  • Pophorror.com: The suspense continues to build, and as the blood flows, a turbulent and violent climax leads to a shocking ending. The suspense and feeling of dread is what makes this movie so good.
  • Nofspodcast.com: A hard pill to swallow but just what the doctor prescribed.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The chemistry Grant elicits between the performers is exceptional and the thrilling final third has a jaunty pace that will get fingernails firmly driven into chair arms.
Awards
  • 23 WIns including:
  • Alberta Film & Television Awards 2019 - Best Make-Up & Hair Artists
  • Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award Best Film
  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018 - Best Feature Film
  • Austin Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award
  • Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2018 - Best FX Makeup
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award Best Feature
  • FilmQuest 2018 - Best Screenplay
  • Etc. Etc, more awards on IMDB

All The Devil's Men

Action
Available on VOD: 20 december 2018
Director: Matthew Hope
Cast: Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049, Overspel, Bloedverwanten, Bende van Os), William Fichtner (12 Strong, Independence Day: Resurgence, Drive Angry), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Taking of Pelham 123, Edge of Darkness, Independence Day: Resurgence), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci's Demons, Muse)

Jack Collins (Milo Gibson) is a war-junkie and former Navy SEAL turned bounty hunter who tracks down terrorists as part of the CIA’s outsourcing to private companies.

Battling personal demons, the powers that be think he is becoming a liability so his CIA handler Leigh (Sylvia Hoeks) offers him a one last chance to keep fighting, sending him to London for a job.  There Collins finds himself part of a three-man team tasked with hunting down a disavowed CIA Operative, called McKnight, before he procures a WMD from Russian gangsters and disappears.

Together, Collins, Brennan and Samuelson find themselves locked in urban tactical combat with a former colleague, Deighton, and his private army, hired by McKnight as protection.

Both sides fight smart and as casualties & betrayal mount on both sides, Collins refuses to be defeated as he battles his way to an explosive climax.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Resourceful and energetic.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: William Fichtner, terrific as usual.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Energieke actiefilm.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: A compact, exciting movie. It was no-frills action, with the violence sitting a notch below gratuitous, with enough twists to keep you guessing how things might play out.
  • Moviesinfocus.com: Lives or dies on the action – and it delivers that in spades. There’s a lot to enjoy here including visceral and punchy action sequences and a strong performance from Milo Gibson (son of Mel).
  • Radiotimes.com: Pacey, efficiently made action thriller. Gibson Jr has the glower if not the intensity of his old man, and gets solid support from William Fichtner (as a sardonic soldier buddy), The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe and Blade Runner 2049's Sylvia Hoeks (as his handler).

All The Devil's Men

Action
Available on VOD: 20 december 2018
Director: Matthew Hope
Cast: Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049, Overspel, Bloedverwanten, Bende van Os), William Fichtner (12 Strong, Independence Day: Resurgence, Drive Angry), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Taking of Pelham 123, Edge of Darkness, Independence Day: Resurgence), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci's Demons, Muse)

Jack Collins (Milo Gibson) is a war-junkie and former Navy SEAL turned bounty hunter who tracks down terrorists as part of the CIA’s outsourcing to private companies.

Battling personal demons, the powers that be think he is becoming a liability so his CIA handler Leigh (Sylvia Hoeks) offers him a one last chance to keep fighting, sending him to London for a job.  There Collins finds himself part of a three-man team tasked with hunting down a disavowed CIA Operative, called McKnight, before he procures a WMD from Russian gangsters and disappears.

Together, Collins, Brennan and Samuelson find themselves locked in urban tactical combat with a former colleague, Deighton, and his private army, hired by McKnight as protection.

Both sides fight smart and as casualties & betrayal mount on both sides, Collins refuses to be defeated as he battles his way to an explosive climax.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Resourceful and energetic.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: William Fichtner, terrific as usual.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Energieke actiefilm.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: A compact, exciting movie. It was no-frills action, with the violence sitting a notch below gratuitous, with enough twists to keep you guessing how things might play out.
  • Moviesinfocus.com: Lives or dies on the action – and it delivers that in spades. There’s a lot to enjoy here including visceral and punchy action sequences and a strong performance from Milo Gibson (son of Mel).
  • Radiotimes.com: Pacey, efficiently made action thriller. Gibson Jr has the glower if not the intensity of his old man, and gets solid support from William Fichtner (as a sardonic soldier buddy), The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe and Blade Runner 2049's Sylvia Hoeks (as his handler).

Alone

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 juli 2021
Director: Johnny Martin
Cast: Tyler Posey (The Last Summer, Teen Wolf), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, The Italian Job), Summer Spiro

A terrible pandemic outbreak suddenly grips the entire world throwing it into chaos and medical experts across the globe advise all citizens to self-isolate in order to survive. Aidan (Tyler Posey) wakes up to find himself trapped in his apartment, totally cut off the outside world and unable to reach his loved ones with infected people everywhere in his building.

His dire circumstances shift when he spots his beautiful neighbor Eva (Summer Spiro) in the apartment across the way. Communicating through written messages, their romance blooms amidst the madness. With no electricity and supplies running low, Aidan decides to take his life into his own hands and try to save them both.

Trying to maneuver unnoticed through his apartment complex, he discovers his elderly neighbor Edward (Donald Sutherland) surprisingly still alive and thrilled to have some company as he generously shares his food with Aidan. But danger lurks everywhere, even in the hands of this welcoming and seemingly harmless grandpa.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: An appealing balance of human concern and monster attacks, Sutherland's seasoned abilities add oxygen to the picture.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Alone is a Relevant Movie in Today's COVID-19 World.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: A Horrifying and Relatable Experience. Fans of survival horror and zombie horror will enjoy Alone and possibly relate to surviving and coping through a pandemic.
  • Fmovie123.com: It was exciting, the fear was unobtrusive, but steadfastly penetrated to the bone.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Gripping.
  • Edgemedianetwork.com: this is Posey’s movie all the way, and he is pretty terrific. The action sequences are intense and nimble, and while #Alive made the action more extreme, here it's more realistic while also being nail-biting.

Alone

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 juli 2021
Director: Johnny Martin
Cast: Tyler Posey (The Last Summer, Teen Wolf), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, The Italian Job), Summer Spiro

A terrible pandemic outbreak suddenly grips the entire world throwing it into chaos and medical experts across the globe advise all citizens to self-isolate in order to survive. Aidan (Tyler Posey) wakes up to find himself trapped in his apartment, totally cut off the outside world and unable to reach his loved ones with infected people everywhere in his building.

His dire circumstances shift when he spots his beautiful neighbor Eva (Summer Spiro) in the apartment across the way. Communicating through written messages, their romance blooms amidst the madness. With no electricity and supplies running low, Aidan decides to take his life into his own hands and try to save them both.

Trying to maneuver unnoticed through his apartment complex, he discovers his elderly neighbor Edward (Donald Sutherland) surprisingly still alive and thrilled to have some company as he generously shares his food with Aidan. But danger lurks everywhere, even in the hands of this welcoming and seemingly harmless grandpa.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: An appealing balance of human concern and monster attacks, Sutherland's seasoned abilities add oxygen to the picture.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Alone is a Relevant Movie in Today's COVID-19 World.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: A Horrifying and Relatable Experience. Fans of survival horror and zombie horror will enjoy Alone and possibly relate to surviving and coping through a pandemic.
  • Fmovie123.com: It was exciting, the fear was unobtrusive, but steadfastly penetrated to the bone.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Gripping.
  • Edgemedianetwork.com: this is Posey’s movie all the way, and he is pretty terrific. The action sequences are intense and nimble, and while #Alive made the action more extreme, here it's more realistic while also being nail-biting.

Alone

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 juli 2021
Director: Johnny Martin
Cast: Tyler Posey (The Last Summer, Teen Wolf), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, The Italian Job), Summer Spiro

A terrible pandemic outbreak suddenly grips the entire world throwing it into chaos and medical experts across the globe advise all citizens to self-isolate in order to survive. Aidan (Tyler Posey) wakes up to find himself trapped in his apartment, totally cut off the outside world and unable to reach his loved ones with infected people everywhere in his building.

His dire circumstances shift when he spots his beautiful neighbor Eva (Summer Spiro) in the apartment across the way. Communicating through written messages, their romance blooms amidst the madness. With no electricity and supplies running low, Aidan decides to take his life into his own hands and try to save them both.

Trying to maneuver unnoticed through his apartment complex, he discovers his elderly neighbor Edward (Donald Sutherland) surprisingly still alive and thrilled to have some company as he generously shares his food with Aidan. But danger lurks everywhere, even in the hands of this welcoming and seemingly harmless grandpa.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: An appealing balance of human concern and monster attacks, Sutherland's seasoned abilities add oxygen to the picture.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Alone is a Relevant Movie in Today's COVID-19 World.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: A Horrifying and Relatable Experience. Fans of survival horror and zombie horror will enjoy Alone and possibly relate to surviving and coping through a pandemic.
  • Fmovie123.com: It was exciting, the fear was unobtrusive, but steadfastly penetrated to the bone.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Gripping.
  • Edgemedianetwork.com: this is Posey’s movie all the way, and he is pretty terrific. The action sequences are intense and nimble, and while #Alive made the action more extreme, here it's more realistic while also being nail-biting.

Alter Egos

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2014
Director: Jordan Galland
Cast: John Ventimiglia (The Iceman, The Sopranos), Danny Masterson (Yes Man, Face Off), Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard), Brooke Nevin (I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Breakout Kings), Kris Lemche (eXistenZ, Final Destination 3)

In a world where the Supercorps is losing its popular support and its government funding, Fridge, a superhero with an identity crisis, is summoned by his partner, C-thru, on a routine mission that hides a massive conspiracy. Fridge's alter ego is Brendan, a pathetic loser whose girlfriend has fallen for Fridge. Arriving at the isolated hotel which is their meeting place, the depressed Brendan is instantly enamored of Claudel, the lovely but cynical innkeeper, who is trying to end her affair with Jimmy Fontaine, a corrupt local cop. Claudel loathes the hypocrisy of superheroes, but, unaware that Brendan is also Fridge, she returns his affection, thinking he seems normal and sweet. Claudel and Brendan's budding romance is interrupted when C-thru tells Fridge that Shrink, the supervillain they're transporting, is the evil genius responsible for the death of Brendan's parents. Galvanized by the possibility of revenge, but thrown into turmoil by his love for Claudel, the ambivalent Brendan confronts Shrink and discovers truths about his life and the Supercorps that make him question the difference between good and evil. Vengeance, betrayal, repentance and jealousy lead to a violent and unexpected climax.

Reviews
  • eFilmCritic.com: Actually manages to be super-entertaining. Galland handles things very well as both a writer and director, but it's up to the cast to sell it, and they do a pretty great job
  • Foolsview: amusing meditation on the superhero mythos.
  • MediaMikes.com: The film is very smarty written and directed. The great casting overall is one of the main reasons why this film succeeds.
  • Popmatters.com: an intimate dramedy examining the psychology, personal lives, and cultural alienation of costumed adventurers. 8/10.

Alter Egos

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2014
Director: Jordan Galland
Cast: John Ventimiglia (The Iceman, The Sopranos), Danny Masterson (Yes Man, Face Off), Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard), Brooke Nevin (I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Breakout Kings), Kris Lemche (eXistenZ, Final Destination 3)

In a world where the Supercorps is losing its popular support and its government funding, Fridge, a superhero with an identity crisis, is summoned by his partner, C-thru, on a routine mission that hides a massive conspiracy. Fridge's alter ego is Brendan, a pathetic loser whose girlfriend has fallen for Fridge. Arriving at the isolated hotel which is their meeting place, the depressed Brendan is instantly enamored of Claudel, the lovely but cynical innkeeper, who is trying to end her affair with Jimmy Fontaine, a corrupt local cop. Claudel loathes the hypocrisy of superheroes, but, unaware that Brendan is also Fridge, she returns his affection, thinking he seems normal and sweet. Claudel and Brendan's budding romance is interrupted when C-thru tells Fridge that Shrink, the supervillain they're transporting, is the evil genius responsible for the death of Brendan's parents. Galvanized by the possibility of revenge, but thrown into turmoil by his love for Claudel, the ambivalent Brendan confronts Shrink and discovers truths about his life and the Supercorps that make him question the difference between good and evil. Vengeance, betrayal, repentance and jealousy lead to a violent and unexpected climax.

Reviews
  • eFilmCritic.com: Actually manages to be super-entertaining. Galland handles things very well as both a writer and director, but it's up to the cast to sell it, and they do a pretty great job
  • Foolsview: amusing meditation on the superhero mythos.
  • MediaMikes.com: The film is very smarty written and directed. The great casting overall is one of the main reasons why this film succeeds.
  • Popmatters.com: an intimate dramedy examining the psychology, personal lives, and cultural alienation of costumed adventurers. 8/10.

Ambushed

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 8 april 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Daniel Bonjour (Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls), Carly Pope (Textuality, Young People Fucking, Elysium), Gianni Capaldi (A Certain Justice), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Susie Abromeit (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper then she can handle - the case becomes personal for Maxwell who has to combat ruthless killers and dirty cops in an all-out action filled finale to bring the criminals to justice.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Entertains from beginning to end. Kudos to the director on this one.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: An entertaining action film. We enjoyed Ambushed; there was action, drama and a healthy dose of reality.
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.
  • Silverscreenslags.com: Ambushed is a slick slice of B-Movie action that is perfect for an evening of switching off and relaxing. Serafini directs with an understated professionalism and there are enjoyable performances from Bonjour and Capaldi, as well as higher-profile stars Couture, Jones, and Lundgren.
  • Blu-ray.com: enjoyable character dynamics, decent performances, a fair pacing, and a plot that isn't needlessly complicated
  • DVDTalk.com: it ups the sex and violence factor enough that, with a few okay twists thrown in, it's a fine pizza and a six pack movie.. Rent it.
  • The-Other-View.com: "Ambushed is an intricate web of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, linking together multiple characters and stories into one climatic and explosive ending."
  • DansMovieReport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.

Ambushed

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 8 april 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Daniel Bonjour (Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls), Carly Pope (Textuality, Young People Fucking, Elysium), Gianni Capaldi (A Certain Justice), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Susie Abromeit (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper then she can handle - the case becomes personal for Maxwell who has to combat ruthless killers and dirty cops in an all-out action filled finale to bring the criminals to justice.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Entertains from beginning to end. Kudos to the director on this one.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: An entertaining action film. We enjoyed Ambushed; there was action, drama and a healthy dose of reality.
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.
  • Silverscreenslags.com: Ambushed is a slick slice of B-Movie action that is perfect for an evening of switching off and relaxing. Serafini directs with an understated professionalism and there are enjoyable performances from Bonjour and Capaldi, as well as higher-profile stars Couture, Jones, and Lundgren.
  • Blu-ray.com: enjoyable character dynamics, decent performances, a fair pacing, and a plot that isn't needlessly complicated
  • DVDTalk.com: it ups the sex and violence factor enough that, with a few okay twists thrown in, it's a fine pizza and a six pack movie.. Rent it.
  • The-Other-View.com: "Ambushed is an intricate web of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, linking together multiple characters and stories into one climatic and explosive ending."
  • DansMovieReport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.

American Beach House

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Britanni Johnson, Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Grease), Martin Belmana, Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill)

Six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three sexy young women from all over America, win a random contest -- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California -- only to discover that they have to share it with each other! They'll have the run of the luxurious home as well as their own private beach, supervised by Joe (Lorenzo Lamas), the lifeguard and relationship counselor. The catch is, according to Miss Maureen (Mischa Barton), the house mother, if anyone leaves early, then they all have to leave. This hot young crew will spend their week enjoying some fun in the sun, playing gags on each other, and throwing a wild beach party. But the friendships and romances they have built over the week are put to the test when some unexpected news threatens to end the sun-filled adventure for all of them.

American Beach House

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Britanni Johnson, Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Grease), Martin Belmana, Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill)

Six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three sexy young women from all over America, win a random contest -- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California -- only to discover that they have to share it with each other! They'll have the run of the luxurious home as well as their own private beach, supervised by Joe (Lorenzo Lamas), the lifeguard and relationship counselor. The catch is, according to Miss Maureen (Mischa Barton), the house mother, if anyone leaves early, then they all have to leave. This hot young crew will spend their week enjoying some fun in the sun, playing gags on each other, and throwing a wild beach party. But the friendships and romances they have built over the week are put to the test when some unexpected news threatens to end the sun-filled adventure for all of them.

American Beach House

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Britanni Johnson, Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Grease), Martin Belmana, Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill)

Six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three sexy young women from all over America, win a random contest -- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California -- only to discover that they have to share it with each other! They'll have the run of the luxurious home as well as their own private beach, supervised by Joe (Lorenzo Lamas), the lifeguard and relationship counselor. The catch is, according to Miss Maureen (Mischa Barton), the house mother, if anyone leaves early, then they all have to leave. This hot young crew will spend their week enjoying some fun in the sun, playing gags on each other, and throwing a wild beach party. But the friendships and romances they have built over the week are put to the test when some unexpected news threatens to end the sun-filled adventure for all of them.

American Beach House

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Britanni Johnson, Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Grease), Martin Belmana, Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill)

Six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three sexy young women from all over America, win a random contest -- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California -- only to discover that they have to share it with each other! They'll have the run of the luxurious home as well as their own private beach, supervised by Joe (Lorenzo Lamas), the lifeguard and relationship counselor. The catch is, according to Miss Maureen (Mischa Barton), the house mother, if anyone leaves early, then they all have to leave. This hot young crew will spend their week enjoying some fun in the sun, playing gags on each other, and throwing a wild beach party. But the friendships and romances they have built over the week are put to the test when some unexpected news threatens to end the sun-filled adventure for all of them.

American Slice

Comedy
Available on VOD: 9 april 2013
Director: Boris Wexler
Cast: Edouard Giard, Patrick Zielinski, Torey Adkins, Marielle de Rocca

A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents' basement.

Reviews
  • FilmThreat.com: Keeps a balanced dry-to-dark comedy ratio. It's a unique tone, and hard to pin down. Sometimes it's a criminal underground flick, sometimes you're getting a healthy dose of laughs and nudity.
  • Microfilmmaker.com: If you enjoy movies that're a cross between Pretty Woman and American Pie, then you'll probably dig the Roundabout American.
  • Indyred.com: Rarely am I treated to a movie that is both entertaining and this well polished. Overall, this is a great film and I expect it will do great things.

American Slice

Comedy
Available on VOD: 9 april 2013
Director: Boris Wexler
Cast: Edouard Giard, Patrick Zielinski, Torey Adkins, Marielle de Rocca

A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents' basement.

Reviews
  • FilmThreat.com: Keeps a balanced dry-to-dark comedy ratio. It's a unique tone, and hard to pin down. Sometimes it's a criminal underground flick, sometimes you're getting a healthy dose of laughs and nudity.
  • Microfilmmaker.com: If you enjoy movies that're a cross between Pretty Woman and American Pie, then you'll probably dig the Roundabout American.
  • Indyred.com: Rarely am I treated to a movie that is both entertaining and this well polished. Overall, this is a great film and I expect it will do great things.

An Awkward Sexual Adventure

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Vik Sahay (American Reunion), Emily Hampshire (Snow Cake, Cosmopolis), Sarah Manninen (The Prince & Me)

When uptight accountant Jordan Abrams proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel, she finally reveals the painful truth: he's terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Rachel dumps him, and Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills. Committed to doing whatever it takes to win Rachel back, Jordan enlists the guidance of Julia - a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer – who leads him into an unfamiliar world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M. My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a fun, sexy and ultimately charming comedy.

Reviews
  • Tiff.net: sharply directed ... a very funny script ... exceptional cast. And, perhaps unusually for a sex comedy, it's surprisingly educational...
  • Variety.com: briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire
  • Thetfs.ca: It's funny (at least one scene made me laugh until I cried), sweet, relatable and it feels like a Hollywood romantic comedy. The chemistry between Chernick and Hampshire makes for an extremely watchable comedy.
  • Thematinee.ca: This movie is really funny ... well-concieved and well-executed.
  • Screendaily.com: Chernick isn't shy about exploring Jordan's endless humiliations and his sexual unattractiveness. Yet he brings complexity and some fresh laughs to nerd-dom with his accountant's-eye-view of life and love.
  • Filmslatemagazine.com: uses humor as an instrument for insight ... brought to life thanks to Hampshire and Chernick's offbeat and highly watchable chemistry. Must-sees at the festival.
  • Whistler Film Festival: undoubtfully the funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made.
  • TheStar.com: Filmmaking sparks and a combustible cast set this rom-com blazing. Packed with randy cheer, not at all afraid to push that 18A Ontario film rating to the limit, Chernick and Hampshire make a grand pair.
Awards
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2012: People's Choice Award
  • Whistler Film Festival 2012: Audience Award

An Awkward Sexual Adventure

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Vik Sahay (American Reunion), Emily Hampshire (Snow Cake, Cosmopolis), Sarah Manninen (The Prince & Me)

When uptight accountant Jordan Abrams proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel, she finally reveals the painful truth: he's terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Rachel dumps him, and Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills. Committed to doing whatever it takes to win Rachel back, Jordan enlists the guidance of Julia - a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer – who leads him into an unfamiliar world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M. My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a fun, sexy and ultimately charming comedy.

Reviews
  • Tiff.net: sharply directed ... a very funny script ... exceptional cast. And, perhaps unusually for a sex comedy, it's surprisingly educational...
  • Variety.com: briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire
  • Thetfs.ca: It's funny (at least one scene made me laugh until I cried), sweet, relatable and it feels like a Hollywood romantic comedy. The chemistry between Chernick and Hampshire makes for an extremely watchable comedy.
  • Thematinee.ca: This movie is really funny ... well-concieved and well-executed.
  • Screendaily.com: Chernick isn't shy about exploring Jordan's endless humiliations and his sexual unattractiveness. Yet he brings complexity and some fresh laughs to nerd-dom with his accountant's-eye-view of life and love.
  • Filmslatemagazine.com: uses humor as an instrument for insight ... brought to life thanks to Hampshire and Chernick's offbeat and highly watchable chemistry. Must-sees at the festival.
  • Whistler Film Festival: undoubtfully the funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made.
  • TheStar.com: Filmmaking sparks and a combustible cast set this rom-com blazing. Packed with randy cheer, not at all afraid to push that 18A Ontario film rating to the limit, Chernick and Hampshire make a grand pair.
Awards
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2012: People's Choice Award
  • Whistler Film Festival 2012: Audience Award

An Awkward Sexual Adventure

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Vik Sahay (American Reunion), Emily Hampshire (Snow Cake, Cosmopolis), Sarah Manninen (The Prince & Me)

When uptight accountant Jordan Abrams proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel, she finally reveals the painful truth: he's terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Rachel dumps him, and Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills. Committed to doing whatever it takes to win Rachel back, Jordan enlists the guidance of Julia - a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer – who leads him into an unfamiliar world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M. My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a fun, sexy and ultimately charming comedy.

Reviews
  • Tiff.net: sharply directed ... a very funny script ... exceptional cast. And, perhaps unusually for a sex comedy, it's surprisingly educational...
  • Variety.com: briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire
  • Thetfs.ca: It's funny (at least one scene made me laugh until I cried), sweet, relatable and it feels like a Hollywood romantic comedy. The chemistry between Chernick and Hampshire makes for an extremely watchable comedy.
  • Thematinee.ca: This movie is really funny ... well-concieved and well-executed.
  • Screendaily.com: Chernick isn't shy about exploring Jordan's endless humiliations and his sexual unattractiveness. Yet he brings complexity and some fresh laughs to nerd-dom with his accountant's-eye-view of life and love.
  • Filmslatemagazine.com: uses humor as an instrument for insight ... brought to life thanks to Hampshire and Chernick's offbeat and highly watchable chemistry. Must-sees at the festival.
  • Whistler Film Festival: undoubtfully the funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made.
  • TheStar.com: Filmmaking sparks and a combustible cast set this rom-com blazing. Packed with randy cheer, not at all afraid to push that 18A Ontario film rating to the limit, Chernick and Hampshire make a grand pair.
Awards
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2012: People's Choice Award
  • Whistler Film Festival 2012: Audience Award

An Awkward Sexual Adventure

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Vik Sahay (American Reunion), Emily Hampshire (Snow Cake, Cosmopolis), Sarah Manninen (The Prince & Me)

When uptight accountant Jordan Abrams proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel, she finally reveals the painful truth: he's terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Rachel dumps him, and Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills. Committed to doing whatever it takes to win Rachel back, Jordan enlists the guidance of Julia - a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer – who leads him into an unfamiliar world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M. My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a fun, sexy and ultimately charming comedy.

Reviews
  • Tiff.net: sharply directed ... a very funny script ... exceptional cast. And, perhaps unusually for a sex comedy, it's surprisingly educational...
  • Variety.com: briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire
  • Thetfs.ca: It's funny (at least one scene made me laugh until I cried), sweet, relatable and it feels like a Hollywood romantic comedy. The chemistry between Chernick and Hampshire makes for an extremely watchable comedy.
  • Thematinee.ca: This movie is really funny ... well-concieved and well-executed.
  • Screendaily.com: Chernick isn't shy about exploring Jordan's endless humiliations and his sexual unattractiveness. Yet he brings complexity and some fresh laughs to nerd-dom with his accountant's-eye-view of life and love.
  • Filmslatemagazine.com: uses humor as an instrument for insight ... brought to life thanks to Hampshire and Chernick's offbeat and highly watchable chemistry. Must-sees at the festival.
  • Whistler Film Festival: undoubtfully the funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made.
  • TheStar.com: Filmmaking sparks and a combustible cast set this rom-com blazing. Packed with randy cheer, not at all afraid to push that 18A Ontario film rating to the limit, Chernick and Hampshire make a grand pair.
Awards
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2012: People's Choice Award
  • Whistler Film Festival 2012: Audience Award

Angel of Mine

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 september 2019
Director: Kim Farrant
Cast: Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6-8, Ma, Midway), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Noomi Rapace (Millennium 1-3, Prometheus, Bright)

Based on the French film, L'Empreinte D'Lange by Safy Nebbou, years after losing her daughter in a devastating fire, a mother, still struggling to cope with the loss, becomes convinced that a stranger's daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl's life, causing her to lose touch with reality.

Reviews
  • RogerEbert.com: Farrant's confidence as a storyteller — along with Rapace's full-bodied performance - enrich the story and guide it toward its delicately bonkers premise.
  • FilmThreat.com: Angel of Mine is a good movie for fans of the dysfunctional family melodrama. Primarily from the performances from its leads and a strong story that holds together to the end.
  • Observer.com: The understated direction by Kim Farrant lead you into elements of surprise you do not anticipate as the film detours into a shock ending that will leave you wide-eyed with awe.
  • Screen International: Its equally challenging and cathartic payoff is worth the journey.
  • Los Angeles Times: A terrific cast and a rich sense of atmosphere.

Angel of Mine

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 september 2019
Director: Kim Farrant
Cast: Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6-8, Ma, Midway), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Noomi Rapace (Millennium 1-3, Prometheus, Bright)

Based on the French film, L'Empreinte D'Lange by Safy Nebbou, years after losing her daughter in a devastating fire, a mother, still struggling to cope with the loss, becomes convinced that a stranger's daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl's life, causing her to lose touch with reality.

Reviews
  • RogerEbert.com: Farrant's confidence as a storyteller — along with Rapace's full-bodied performance - enrich the story and guide it toward its delicately bonkers premise.
  • FilmThreat.com: Angel of Mine is a good movie for fans of the dysfunctional family melodrama. Primarily from the performances from its leads and a strong story that holds together to the end.
  • Observer.com: The understated direction by Kim Farrant lead you into elements of surprise you do not anticipate as the film detours into a shock ending that will leave you wide-eyed with awe.
  • Screen International: Its equally challenging and cathartic payoff is worth the journey.
  • Los Angeles Times: A terrific cast and a rich sense of atmosphere.

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 16 september 2014
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Melissa Leo (Flight, Oblivion, The Fighter), James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger, Cry, the Beloved Country), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending, Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Robin Williams (Jumanji, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum)

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Zelfs in een periode dat depressies hem verscheurden wist hij de rol van een man die op het punt staat dood te gaan met kolder te vervullen.
  • MoviesMoveMe.com: This film has an incredibly talented cast that transformed this film into a huge success.
  • Newsblaze.com: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has a whole lot more on its mind than hysterical end of life antics simply for laughs. Williams impresses mightily with a turbulent tide of conflicting emotions, as a man with deep seated resentment against the world and everybody around him.
  • Screenspotlight.com: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is the kind of movie that can easily delight audiences if they give it their full attention.

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 16 september 2014
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Melissa Leo (Flight, Oblivion, The Fighter), James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger, Cry, the Beloved Country), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending, Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Robin Williams (Jumanji, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum)

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Zelfs in een periode dat depressies hem verscheurden wist hij de rol van een man die op het punt staat dood te gaan met kolder te vervullen.
  • MoviesMoveMe.com: This film has an incredibly talented cast that transformed this film into a huge success.
  • Newsblaze.com: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has a whole lot more on its mind than hysterical end of life antics simply for laughs. Williams impresses mightily with a turbulent tide of conflicting emotions, as a man with deep seated resentment against the world and everybody around him.
  • Screenspotlight.com: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is the kind of movie that can easily delight audiences if they give it their full attention.

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 16 september 2014
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Melissa Leo (Flight, Oblivion, The Fighter), James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger, Cry, the Beloved Country), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending, Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Robin Williams (Jumanji, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum)

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Zelfs in een periode dat depressies hem verscheurden wist hij de rol van een man die op het punt staat dood te gaan met kolder te vervullen.
  • MoviesMoveMe.com: This film has an incredibly talented cast that transformed this film into a huge success.
  • Newsblaze.com: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has a whole lot more on its mind than hysterical end of life antics simply for laughs. Williams impresses mightily with a turbulent tide of conflicting emotions, as a man with deep seated resentment against the world and everybody around him.
  • Screenspotlight.com: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is the kind of movie that can easily delight audiences if they give it their full attention.

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 16 september 2014
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Melissa Leo (Flight, Oblivion, The Fighter), James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger, Cry, the Beloved Country), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending, Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Robin Williams (Jumanji, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum)

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Zelfs in een periode dat depressies hem verscheurden wist hij de rol van een man die op het punt staat dood te gaan met kolder te vervullen.
  • MoviesMoveMe.com: This film has an incredibly talented cast that transformed this film into a huge success.
  • Newsblaze.com: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has a whole lot more on its mind than hysterical end of life antics simply for laughs. Williams impresses mightily with a turbulent tide of conflicting emotions, as a man with deep seated resentment against the world and everybody around him.
  • Screenspotlight.com: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is the kind of movie that can easily delight audiences if they give it their full attention.

Apex

Action
Available on VOD: TBA Q3 2021
Director: Edward Drake
Cast: Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Red, Sixth Sense, Split), Neal McDonough (Minority Report, The 100), Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, White Chicks)

Based on Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”.Five elite Hunters pay to hunt a human on a deserted island. But each Hunter begins to fall as the Prey fightsback with mind-games, traps, and a determination to survive they have never witnessed before.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

April Apocalypse

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2015
Director: Jarret Tarnol
Cast: Reece Thompson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Assassination of a High School President, Daydream Nation), Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Bellflower), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.), Matt Prokop (Cougar Hunting, Furry Vengeance, High School Musical 3: Senior Year), Brent Tarnol (Project X), Matt Shively (Paranormal Activity 4)

After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. With more power and courage then ever before, Artie's love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path. With an infected bite on Artie's hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.

Reviews
  • BIFFF.net: You didn't think that with a title like April Apocalypse we would pass by on this zombie feast! Young directing talent Jarret Tarnol (Barrio Tales) sticks to the holy trinity of the genre: gore, sex and fun. And with the lovely Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) tickling our senses, you'd wish it'd stay April forever!
  • Listal.com: The ending was incredible and made my jaw hit the floor. What a great little hidden gem of a zombie movie. I really liked it especially due to the ending. I recommend it for any fans of the zombie genre.

April Apocalypse

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2015
Director: Jarret Tarnol
Cast: Reece Thompson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Assassination of a High School President, Daydream Nation), Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Bellflower), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.), Matt Prokop (Cougar Hunting, Furry Vengeance, High School Musical 3: Senior Year), Brent Tarnol (Project X), Matt Shively (Paranormal Activity 4)

After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. With more power and courage then ever before, Artie's love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path. With an infected bite on Artie's hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.

Reviews
  • BIFFF.net: You didn't think that with a title like April Apocalypse we would pass by on this zombie feast! Young directing talent Jarret Tarnol (Barrio Tales) sticks to the holy trinity of the genre: gore, sex and fun. And with the lovely Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) tickling our senses, you'd wish it'd stay April forever!
  • Listal.com: The ending was incredible and made my jaw hit the floor. What a great little hidden gem of a zombie movie. I really liked it especially due to the ending. I recommend it for any fans of the zombie genre.

April Apocalypse

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2015
Director: Jarret Tarnol
Cast: Reece Thompson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Assassination of a High School President, Daydream Nation), Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Bellflower), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.), Matt Prokop (Cougar Hunting, Furry Vengeance, High School Musical 3: Senior Year), Brent Tarnol (Project X), Matt Shively (Paranormal Activity 4)

After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. With more power and courage then ever before, Artie's love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path. With an infected bite on Artie's hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.

Reviews
  • BIFFF.net: You didn't think that with a title like April Apocalypse we would pass by on this zombie feast! Young directing talent Jarret Tarnol (Barrio Tales) sticks to the holy trinity of the genre: gore, sex and fun. And with the lovely Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) tickling our senses, you'd wish it'd stay April forever!
  • Listal.com: The ending was incredible and made my jaw hit the floor. What a great little hidden gem of a zombie movie. I really liked it especially due to the ending. I recommend it for any fans of the zombie genre.

April Apocalypse

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2015
Director: Jarret Tarnol
Cast: Reece Thompson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Assassination of a High School President, Daydream Nation), Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Bellflower), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.), Matt Prokop (Cougar Hunting, Furry Vengeance, High School Musical 3: Senior Year), Brent Tarnol (Project X), Matt Shively (Paranormal Activity 4)

After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. With more power and courage then ever before, Artie's love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path. With an infected bite on Artie's hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.

Reviews
  • BIFFF.net: You didn't think that with a title like April Apocalypse we would pass by on this zombie feast! Young directing talent Jarret Tarnol (Barrio Tales) sticks to the holy trinity of the genre: gore, sex and fun. And with the lovely Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) tickling our senses, you'd wish it'd stay April forever!
  • Listal.com: The ending was incredible and made my jaw hit the floor. What a great little hidden gem of a zombie movie. I really liked it especially due to the ending. I recommend it for any fans of the zombie genre.

Armed Response

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 december 2017
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Wesley Snipes (Expendables, Blade, Chi-raq, Brooklyn's Finest), Anne Heche (The Other Guys, John Q), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Gene Simmons (Expecting Mary)

A team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an artificial intelligence powered facility designed for interrogating high level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers quickly find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered but no evidence as to who is responsible.

Almost immediately, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover who killed the previous team. Soon enough, they find a lone survivor, a dangerous terrorist who may hold the key to who killed the soldiers. But as the story goes on, we'll learn that there's more to it than we've been told and a dark secret the soldiers share may hold the key to surviving The Temple.

Armed Response

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 december 2017
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Wesley Snipes (Expendables, Blade, Chi-raq, Brooklyn's Finest), Anne Heche (The Other Guys, John Q), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Gene Simmons (Expecting Mary)

A team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an artificial intelligence powered facility designed for interrogating high level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers quickly find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered but no evidence as to who is responsible.

Almost immediately, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover who killed the previous team. Soon enough, they find a lone survivor, a dangerous terrorist who may hold the key to who killed the soldiers. But as the story goes on, we'll learn that there's more to it than we've been told and a dark secret the soldiers share may hold the key to surviving The Temple.

Army of One

Action
Available on VOD: 15 april 2021
Director: Stephen Durham
Cast: Ellen Hollman (The Matrix 4, Monster Problemen), Matt Passmore (Jigsaw, 13 Reasons Why), Geraldine Singer (Get Out, Green Book)

Out hiking, Special Forces Brenner Baker and her husband stumble upon an illegal drug compound. The drug dealers capture them, kill her husband, and leave her for dead. They should have made sure they finished the job. Now, 1st Lieutenant Brenner Baker of the Army's 75th Ranger Division is on a one-woman killing mission carving up everyone in her path until there is only one person standing, her.

Reviews
  • Bandsaboutmovies.com: If you’re in the mood for a revenge movie, well, this one will certainly scratch that itch.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Army of One checks off all the boxes to hit you in your revenge movie loving feels. Hollman packs quite a wallop as the action hero and her physicality is the highlight of Army of One.
  • Criticalblast.com: ARMY OF ONE is packed with scenes of action and suspense. It's a Saturday night popcorn flick where you just want to watch bad guys die in the most vindictive ways possible. This one will give you that necessary spike of adrenaline and dopamine that makes for a fun revenge film.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: an efficient, gripping revenge movie that ticks all the boxes and kept me engrossed for the 90 minutes it took to watch it. Creds, too, to lead actor Ellen Hollman, who is rapidly gaining a reputation for action roles.
  • Lylesmoviefiles.com: Hollman is a one-woman show providing all the film’s best moments and impressive execution in the action scenes.
  • Killerhorrorcritic.com: an enjoyable ride of an action film that will leave you cheering and crying by its end.
  • Moviesreview101.com: Ellen Hollman in the leading role is great to watch, being the action heroine that makes the film stand out, with the physical performance needed during the fights.
  • Pophorror.com: With a rewarding end, this is a film for any action fan. The fight scenes were superb, and Ellen Hollman is a star in this movie.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Army of One has a badass female heroine, nothing exploitative, and some frenetic fight scenes with Ellen Hollman leading the way as the next big female action hero.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: It’s really obvious, after watching this, to see why Ellen Hollman is gonna be punching and kicking her way through the new Matrix movie.Rotundreviews.com: all of the action sequences are top notch and really fun to watch.
  • Searchmytrash.com: Something of a mix of hillbilly horror and revenge story with more than a fleeting resemblance to First Blood, Army of One is first and foremost a very slick action movie that not only offers well-staged fight scenes but also is built upon a structure that allows build up of tension and suspense.
  • Videoviews.org: an Adrenalin pumping action film that is sure to please all fans of the genre.
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: does what it does damn well. 4 out of 5 stars.

Army of One

Action
Available on VOD: 15 april 2021
Director: Stephen Durham
Cast: Ellen Hollman (The Matrix 4, Monster Problemen), Matt Passmore (Jigsaw, 13 Reasons Why), Geraldine Singer (Get Out, Green Book)

Out hiking, Special Forces Brenner Baker and her husband stumble upon an illegal drug compound. The drug dealers capture them, kill her husband, and leave her for dead. They should have made sure they finished the job. Now, 1st Lieutenant Brenner Baker of the Army's 75th Ranger Division is on a one-woman killing mission carving up everyone in her path until there is only one person standing, her.

Reviews
  • Bandsaboutmovies.com: If you’re in the mood for a revenge movie, well, this one will certainly scratch that itch.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Army of One checks off all the boxes to hit you in your revenge movie loving feels. Hollman packs quite a wallop as the action hero and her physicality is the highlight of Army of One.
  • Criticalblast.com: ARMY OF ONE is packed with scenes of action and suspense. It's a Saturday night popcorn flick where you just want to watch bad guys die in the most vindictive ways possible. This one will give you that necessary spike of adrenaline and dopamine that makes for a fun revenge film.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: an efficient, gripping revenge movie that ticks all the boxes and kept me engrossed for the 90 minutes it took to watch it. Creds, too, to lead actor Ellen Hollman, who is rapidly gaining a reputation for action roles.
  • Lylesmoviefiles.com: Hollman is a one-woman show providing all the film’s best moments and impressive execution in the action scenes.
  • Killerhorrorcritic.com: an enjoyable ride of an action film that will leave you cheering and crying by its end.
  • Moviesreview101.com: Ellen Hollman in the leading role is great to watch, being the action heroine that makes the film stand out, with the physical performance needed during the fights.
  • Pophorror.com: With a rewarding end, this is a film for any action fan. The fight scenes were superb, and Ellen Hollman is a star in this movie.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Army of One has a badass female heroine, nothing exploitative, and some frenetic fight scenes with Ellen Hollman leading the way as the next big female action hero.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: It’s really obvious, after watching this, to see why Ellen Hollman is gonna be punching and kicking her way through the new Matrix movie.Rotundreviews.com: all of the action sequences are top notch and really fun to watch.
  • Searchmytrash.com: Something of a mix of hillbilly horror and revenge story with more than a fleeting resemblance to First Blood, Army of One is first and foremost a very slick action movie that not only offers well-staged fight scenes but also is built upon a structure that allows build up of tension and suspense.
  • Videoviews.org: an Adrenalin pumping action film that is sure to please all fans of the genre.
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: does what it does damn well. 4 out of 5 stars.

Arsenal

Action
Available on VOD: 16 maart 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Nicolas Cage (The Bad Lieutenant, Drive Angry, Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass), John Cusack (2012, Drive Hard, Cell, Hot Tub Time Machine), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Escape Plan 2), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Marauders, The Prince)

A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

Reviews
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: The actor gives the kind of performance that awed directors let Brando give at the end of his career: one that's completely OTT.
  • Omenly.com: Nicolas Cage (Eddie King) throws around his nuttiness and violent yet amusing reactions in a way that keeps the audience interested.
  • Cutprintfilm.com: Any moment Cage is on screen here becomes hypnotic. You're drawn into every single bizarre choice the actor makes, completely uncertain of what he's going to do next. In one of the film's best scenes, Eddie's brother Buddy (Deadfall director and Cage's real-life brother Christopher Coppola) shows up to reprimand Eddie for his sloppiness. What follows is a slow-motion dance of carnage, with splashes of blood flying up into Cage's glorious mustache.
  • DallasFilmNow.com: Arsenal frames its relentless beatings doled out by Nicolas Cage against slow-motion effects and a melancholic hymnal of sorts.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Cage is mesmerizing whether he's talking, sobbing, hissing, or ranting - his War of the Gargantuas reference is especially endearing.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Cage is here to do exactly what you expect him to do: shout, yell, scream, spaz out, and totally Cage it up.
  • Joblo.com: Cage's whacked-out performance is what makes ARSENAL worth checking out, with him having a blast throughout. He doesn't phone it in at all, and Cage is always fun to watch when he's in gonzo mode.

Arsenal

Action
Available on VOD: 16 maart 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Nicolas Cage (The Bad Lieutenant, Drive Angry, Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass), John Cusack (2012, Drive Hard, Cell, Hot Tub Time Machine), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Escape Plan 2), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Marauders, The Prince)

A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

Reviews
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: The actor gives the kind of performance that awed directors let Brando give at the end of his career: one that's completely OTT.
  • Omenly.com: Nicolas Cage (Eddie King) throws around his nuttiness and violent yet amusing reactions in a way that keeps the audience interested.
  • Cutprintfilm.com: Any moment Cage is on screen here becomes hypnotic. You're drawn into every single bizarre choice the actor makes, completely uncertain of what he's going to do next. In one of the film's best scenes, Eddie's brother Buddy (Deadfall director and Cage's real-life brother Christopher Coppola) shows up to reprimand Eddie for his sloppiness. What follows is a slow-motion dance of carnage, with splashes of blood flying up into Cage's glorious mustache.
  • DallasFilmNow.com: Arsenal frames its relentless beatings doled out by Nicolas Cage against slow-motion effects and a melancholic hymnal of sorts.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Cage is mesmerizing whether he's talking, sobbing, hissing, or ranting - his War of the Gargantuas reference is especially endearing.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Cage is here to do exactly what you expect him to do: shout, yell, scream, spaz out, and totally Cage it up.
  • Joblo.com: Cage's whacked-out performance is what makes ARSENAL worth checking out, with him having a blast throughout. He doesn't phone it in at all, and Cage is always fun to watch when he's in gonzo mode.

Arsenal

Action
Available on VOD: 16 maart 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Nicolas Cage (The Bad Lieutenant, Drive Angry, Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass), John Cusack (2012, Drive Hard, Cell, Hot Tub Time Machine), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Escape Plan 2), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Marauders, The Prince)

A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

Reviews
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: The actor gives the kind of performance that awed directors let Brando give at the end of his career: one that's completely OTT.
  • Omenly.com: Nicolas Cage (Eddie King) throws around his nuttiness and violent yet amusing reactions in a way that keeps the audience interested.
  • Cutprintfilm.com: Any moment Cage is on screen here becomes hypnotic. You're drawn into every single bizarre choice the actor makes, completely uncertain of what he's going to do next. In one of the film's best scenes, Eddie's brother Buddy (Deadfall director and Cage's real-life brother Christopher Coppola) shows up to reprimand Eddie for his sloppiness. What follows is a slow-motion dance of carnage, with splashes of blood flying up into Cage's glorious mustache.
  • DallasFilmNow.com: Arsenal frames its relentless beatings doled out by Nicolas Cage against slow-motion effects and a melancholic hymnal of sorts.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Cage is mesmerizing whether he's talking, sobbing, hissing, or ranting - his War of the Gargantuas reference is especially endearing.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Cage is here to do exactly what you expect him to do: shout, yell, scream, spaz out, and totally Cage it up.
  • Joblo.com: Cage's whacked-out performance is what makes ARSENAL worth checking out, with him having a blast throughout. He doesn't phone it in at all, and Cage is always fun to watch when he's in gonzo mode.

Asher

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 maart 2019
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Famke Janssen (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Taken Trilogy), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Sagas, Nurse Jackie, S.W.A.T.), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Asher (Ron Perlman) is a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie (Famke Janssen) on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: Thanks to the great performances by Perlman and the supporting cast; a knowing and literate script by Jay Zaretsky, and the slick direction of Michael Caton-Jones, this is a sparkling black diamond of film noir.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Terrific performance by Perlman, who infuses the title character with a compelling, world-weary gravitas. His Asher is so quietly sympathetic that, should the occasion arise, you might almost wish to be done in by him yourself. Janssen is equally good, lending subtle grace notes to what could have been a one-dimensional romantic interest.
  • Blu-ray.com: Asher is supported by Perlman’s lead performance, and he’s terrific here with his typical understated ways and intimidation factor. He also plays vulnerability with grace, giving the hardened man a few openings around Sophie, making the most of his unusual chemistry with Janssen.  A commendable performance or intriguing study of the human experience, with director Michael Caton-Jones maintaining impressive control over the tone of the movie.
  • Cinemasojourns.com: Perlman and Janssen have great on-screen chemistry.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Caton-Jones has the right touch for this material, maintaining a vibe that is dark and serious, yet somehow also light. Despite all of Asher’s brooding and seething, the film moves along at a spritely tempo. This is not a monumental cinematic statement, but it is an entertaining (yet surprisingly honest) film that Perlman’s fans will particularly enjoy.
  • Prettyvacantone.com: Thoughtful dramedy Asher offers a killer time.
  • Eu.azcentral.com: You'll root for this aging hitman.
  • Latimes.com: Perlman has a physical presence that makes him look like he stepped off the cover of a paperback. He brings soul to this old hired gun.

Asher

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 maart 2019
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Famke Janssen (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Taken Trilogy), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Sagas, Nurse Jackie, S.W.A.T.), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Asher (Ron Perlman) is a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie (Famke Janssen) on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: Thanks to the great performances by Perlman and the supporting cast; a knowing and literate script by Jay Zaretsky, and the slick direction of Michael Caton-Jones, this is a sparkling black diamond of film noir.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Terrific performance by Perlman, who infuses the title character with a compelling, world-weary gravitas. His Asher is so quietly sympathetic that, should the occasion arise, you might almost wish to be done in by him yourself. Janssen is equally good, lending subtle grace notes to what could have been a one-dimensional romantic interest.
  • Blu-ray.com: Asher is supported by Perlman’s lead performance, and he’s terrific here with his typical understated ways and intimidation factor. He also plays vulnerability with grace, giving the hardened man a few openings around Sophie, making the most of his unusual chemistry with Janssen.  A commendable performance or intriguing study of the human experience, with director Michael Caton-Jones maintaining impressive control over the tone of the movie.
  • Cinemasojourns.com: Perlman and Janssen have great on-screen chemistry.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Caton-Jones has the right touch for this material, maintaining a vibe that is dark and serious, yet somehow also light. Despite all of Asher’s brooding and seething, the film moves along at a spritely tempo. This is not a monumental cinematic statement, but it is an entertaining (yet surprisingly honest) film that Perlman’s fans will particularly enjoy.
  • Prettyvacantone.com: Thoughtful dramedy Asher offers a killer time.
  • Eu.azcentral.com: You'll root for this aging hitman.
  • Latimes.com: Perlman has a physical presence that makes him look like he stepped off the cover of a paperback. He brings soul to this old hired gun.

Asher

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 7 maart 2019
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Famke Janssen (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Taken Trilogy), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Sagas, Nurse Jackie, S.W.A.T.), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Asher (Ron Perlman) is a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie (Famke Janssen) on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: Thanks to the great performances by Perlman and the supporting cast; a knowing and literate script by Jay Zaretsky, and the slick direction of Michael Caton-Jones, this is a sparkling black diamond of film noir.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Terrific performance by Perlman, who infuses the title character with a compelling, world-weary gravitas. His Asher is so quietly sympathetic that, should the occasion arise, you might almost wish to be done in by him yourself. Janssen is equally good, lending subtle grace notes to what could have been a one-dimensional romantic interest.
  • Blu-ray.com: Asher is supported by Perlman’s lead performance, and he’s terrific here with his typical understated ways and intimidation factor. He also plays vulnerability with grace, giving the hardened man a few openings around Sophie, making the most of his unusual chemistry with Janssen.  A commendable performance or intriguing study of the human experience, with director Michael Caton-Jones maintaining impressive control over the tone of the movie.
  • Cinemasojourns.com: Perlman and Janssen have great on-screen chemistry.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Caton-Jones has the right touch for this material, maintaining a vibe that is dark and serious, yet somehow also light. Despite all of Asher’s brooding and seething, the film moves along at a spritely tempo. This is not a monumental cinematic statement, but it is an entertaining (yet surprisingly honest) film that Perlman’s fans will particularly enjoy.
  • Prettyvacantone.com: Thoughtful dramedy Asher offers a killer time.
  • Eu.azcentral.com: You'll root for this aging hitman.
  • Latimes.com: Perlman has a physical presence that makes him look like he stepped off the cover of a paperback. He brings soul to this old hired gun.

At First Light

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 6 juni 2019
Director: Jason Stone
Cast: Stefanie Scott (Beautiful Boy, Insidious 3 & 4), Theodore Pellerin (Boy Erased), Sad Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman, The Infiltrator)

Alex is floating unconscious in a lake when light from a UFO of light saves her by enhancing her abilities such as telekinesis and healing power. Her friend Sean helps her. The authorities want her - not just for stealing a police car.

Reviews
  • Theglobeandmail.com: The rare example of an understated, effectively told young-adult yarn that places emphasis on grounded characters, nuanced performances and stunning visuals over convolution and clichés, Canadian filmmaker Jason Stone’s At First Light boasts unpretentious but exciting surface-level charms.
  • Latimes.com: Stone doesn’t explicitly ask the straightforward, big-picture questions you’ll find in a film like “Arrival.” But his attention to detail and character, and his ability to render those people in recognizable settings, is engrossing.
  • RogerEbert.com: A lean, fantastical narrative, as captured with a slick look that is commendably achieved.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: A strong design, a sensitive script and good performances elevate it far above most of its peers. It has a strong emotional resonance that will appeal to teen viewers who have an appetite for something more thoughtful than most Hollywood offerings.
  • Movie-freak.be: For the diehard SF enthusiasts, this film is highly recommended.
  • Screen-Space: Feels gritty, human and real, despite its otherworldly premise. First Light builds to a soaring denouement (pumped by some demographic-appropriate musical accompaniment from M83’s Outro) that reassures the audience that, in this world or beyond, we are not alone.
  • Slashfilm.com: First Light nimbly condenses similar, more complicated stories for a greater storytelling accomplishment. Stone succeeds as others have previously faltered.

At First Light

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 6 juni 2019
Director: Jason Stone
Cast: Stefanie Scott (Beautiful Boy, Insidious 3 & 4), Theodore Pellerin (Boy Erased), Sad Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman, The Infiltrator)

Alex is floating unconscious in a lake when light from a UFO of light saves her by enhancing her abilities such as telekinesis and healing power. Her friend Sean helps her. The authorities want her - not just for stealing a police car.

Reviews
  • Theglobeandmail.com: The rare example of an understated, effectively told young-adult yarn that places emphasis on grounded characters, nuanced performances and stunning visuals over convolution and clichés, Canadian filmmaker Jason Stone’s At First Light boasts unpretentious but exciting surface-level charms.
  • Latimes.com: Stone doesn’t explicitly ask the straightforward, big-picture questions you’ll find in a film like “Arrival.” But his attention to detail and character, and his ability to render those people in recognizable settings, is engrossing.
  • RogerEbert.com: A lean, fantastical narrative, as captured with a slick look that is commendably achieved.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: A strong design, a sensitive script and good performances elevate it far above most of its peers. It has a strong emotional resonance that will appeal to teen viewers who have an appetite for something more thoughtful than most Hollywood offerings.
  • Movie-freak.be: For the diehard SF enthusiasts, this film is highly recommended.
  • Screen-Space: Feels gritty, human and real, despite its otherworldly premise. First Light builds to a soaring denouement (pumped by some demographic-appropriate musical accompaniment from M83’s Outro) that reassures the audience that, in this world or beyond, we are not alone.
  • Slashfilm.com: First Light nimbly condenses similar, more complicated stories for a greater storytelling accomplishment. Stone succeeds as others have previously faltered.

AWOL-72

Action
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2015
Director: Christian Sesma
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Bokeem Woodbine (The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, Total Recall, Ray, The Rock), RZA (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Californication, American Gangster), Heather Roop (All My Children, Guns, Girls and Gambling), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber)

Conrad Miller, (Luke Goss) is an AWOL military officer who has been accused of selling secrets to ex KGB during the cold war. When Miller realizes he has been tracked by his counterpart hit man Myron, (Bokeem Woodbine) Miller knows his love, and his compromise has been threatened, and he does the only thing humanly possible. RUN.

The Soviets enlist the services of Detective Adams (Rza) to aid them in the local hunt to track down Miller by any means necessary. Miller has 72 hours to make his rendezvous point and get out of the country with his love and the only secrets that will keep him alive.

Reviews
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: AWOL-72 is stylishly shot, Luke Goss makes for a commanding leading man (let's get him in a big budget action film again!), the final fifteen minutes has some nicely staged gunplay and hand-to-hand fights (there should have been more of this), the supporting cast of familiar faces is a welcome touch and, well, Sesma certainly fills the running time with a plethora of beautiful women.

AWOL-72

Action
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2015
Director: Christian Sesma
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Bokeem Woodbine (The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, Total Recall, Ray, The Rock), RZA (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Californication, American Gangster), Heather Roop (All My Children, Guns, Girls and Gambling), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber)

Conrad Miller, (Luke Goss) is an AWOL military officer who has been accused of selling secrets to ex KGB during the cold war. When Miller realizes he has been tracked by his counterpart hit man Myron, (Bokeem Woodbine) Miller knows his love, and his compromise has been threatened, and he does the only thing humanly possible. RUN.

The Soviets enlist the services of Detective Adams (Rza) to aid them in the local hunt to track down Miller by any means necessary. Miller has 72 hours to make his rendezvous point and get out of the country with his love and the only secrets that will keep him alive.

Reviews
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: AWOL-72 is stylishly shot, Luke Goss makes for a commanding leading man (let's get him in a big budget action film again!), the final fifteen minutes has some nicely staged gunplay and hand-to-hand fights (there should have been more of this), the supporting cast of familiar faces is a welcome touch and, well, Sesma certainly fills the running time with a plethora of beautiful women.

The Bachelors

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 11 oktober 2018
Director: Kurt Voelker
Cast: J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Julie Delpy (2 Days In Paris, Before Midnight), Josh Wiggins (Max, Hellion, Mean Dreams), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver)

fter the loss of his wife, BILL PONDER (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son WES move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to have a fresh start. As they each begin to adjust to their new life and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romance. Wes meets LACY, an introverted but fierce girl whose enigmatic personality captivates Wes' attention, and Bill meets CARINE, a compassionate and elegant teacher whose own past heartaches resonate with his. As relationships are tested, Bill and Wes grow apart and back together again while discovering their true selves in the process.

Reviews
  • NRC:  Een liefdevol verslag van menselijke veerkracht. Een portret van personages die allemaal op hun eigen manier pijn lijden. Maar daar eigenlijk veel eerlijker, kwetsbaarder en opener over zijn dan veel mensen in het echte leven. Dat zou de moed moeten zijn die deze film je wil inspreken.
  • Movie Machine: Ontroerende, maar vaak ook onweerstaanbaar grappige film over verlies en verwerking, liefde en verzoening, met schitterende vertolkingen van Simmons en Delpy, maar ook van jong talent Josh Wiggins.
  • The Guardian.com: Kurt Voelker’s father-son tale boasts strong performances from JK Simmons and Julie Delpy. An affecting, jagged take on grief, depression and self-sabotage.
  • TheHollyWoodReporter.com: Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters.
  • Latimes.com: Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. We can also hope that The Bachelors serves another function as well: to further the careers of its two exceptional young performers: Wiggins and Rush.
  • Filminquiry.com: A thoughtful, timely gem that normalizes mental health treatment. The Bachelors is a scarcity of a film, one that transcends several genres to create an affecting orotundity through its singular voice.
  • Blu-ray.com: Voelker doesn't pour on the syrup, creating an approachable but deeply felt picture that's curious about behavior and therapy.
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: The Bachelors is just a snapshot of a moment in life, but it's the sort of picture you'd want to keep.
  • Filmjournal.com: The story is simple, how a father and teenage son cope with the sudden loss of their wife and mother, and the acting is brilliant.
Awards
  • Heartland Film Festival 2017 - Audience Choice Award
  • San Diego International Film Festival 2017 - Festival Award

The Bachelors

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 11 oktober 2018
Director: Kurt Voelker
Cast: J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Julie Delpy (2 Days In Paris, Before Midnight), Josh Wiggins (Max, Hellion, Mean Dreams), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver)

fter the loss of his wife, BILL PONDER (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son WES move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to have a fresh start. As they each begin to adjust to their new life and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romance. Wes meets LACY, an introverted but fierce girl whose enigmatic personality captivates Wes' attention, and Bill meets CARINE, a compassionate and elegant teacher whose own past heartaches resonate with his. As relationships are tested, Bill and Wes grow apart and back together again while discovering their true selves in the process.

Reviews
  • NRC:  Een liefdevol verslag van menselijke veerkracht. Een portret van personages die allemaal op hun eigen manier pijn lijden. Maar daar eigenlijk veel eerlijker, kwetsbaarder en opener over zijn dan veel mensen in het echte leven. Dat zou de moed moeten zijn die deze film je wil inspreken.
  • Movie Machine: Ontroerende, maar vaak ook onweerstaanbaar grappige film over verlies en verwerking, liefde en verzoening, met schitterende vertolkingen van Simmons en Delpy, maar ook van jong talent Josh Wiggins.
  • The Guardian.com: Kurt Voelker’s father-son tale boasts strong performances from JK Simmons and Julie Delpy. An affecting, jagged take on grief, depression and self-sabotage.
  • TheHollyWoodReporter.com: Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters.
  • Latimes.com: Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. We can also hope that The Bachelors serves another function as well: to further the careers of its two exceptional young performers: Wiggins and Rush.
  • Filminquiry.com: A thoughtful, timely gem that normalizes mental health treatment. The Bachelors is a scarcity of a film, one that transcends several genres to create an affecting orotundity through its singular voice.
  • Blu-ray.com: Voelker doesn't pour on the syrup, creating an approachable but deeply felt picture that's curious about behavior and therapy.
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: The Bachelors is just a snapshot of a moment in life, but it's the sort of picture you'd want to keep.
  • Filmjournal.com: The story is simple, how a father and teenage son cope with the sudden loss of their wife and mother, and the acting is brilliant.
Awards
  • Heartland Film Festival 2017 - Audience Choice Award
  • San Diego International Film Festival 2017 - Festival Award

The Bachelors

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 11 oktober 2018
Director: Kurt Voelker
Cast: J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Julie Delpy (2 Days In Paris, Before Midnight), Josh Wiggins (Max, Hellion, Mean Dreams), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver)

fter the loss of his wife, BILL PONDER (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son WES move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to have a fresh start. As they each begin to adjust to their new life and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romance. Wes meets LACY, an introverted but fierce girl whose enigmatic personality captivates Wes' attention, and Bill meets CARINE, a compassionate and elegant teacher whose own past heartaches resonate with his. As relationships are tested, Bill and Wes grow apart and back together again while discovering their true selves in the process.

Reviews
  • NRC:  Een liefdevol verslag van menselijke veerkracht. Een portret van personages die allemaal op hun eigen manier pijn lijden. Maar daar eigenlijk veel eerlijker, kwetsbaarder en opener over zijn dan veel mensen in het echte leven. Dat zou de moed moeten zijn die deze film je wil inspreken.
  • Movie Machine: Ontroerende, maar vaak ook onweerstaanbaar grappige film over verlies en verwerking, liefde en verzoening, met schitterende vertolkingen van Simmons en Delpy, maar ook van jong talent Josh Wiggins.
  • The Guardian.com: Kurt Voelker’s father-son tale boasts strong performances from JK Simmons and Julie Delpy. An affecting, jagged take on grief, depression and self-sabotage.
  • TheHollyWoodReporter.com: Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters.
  • Latimes.com: Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. We can also hope that The Bachelors serves another function as well: to further the careers of its two exceptional young performers: Wiggins and Rush.
  • Filminquiry.com: A thoughtful, timely gem that normalizes mental health treatment. The Bachelors is a scarcity of a film, one that transcends several genres to create an affecting orotundity through its singular voice.
  • Blu-ray.com: Voelker doesn't pour on the syrup, creating an approachable but deeply felt picture that's curious about behavior and therapy.
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: The Bachelors is just a snapshot of a moment in life, but it's the sort of picture you'd want to keep.
  • Filmjournal.com: The story is simple, how a father and teenage son cope with the sudden loss of their wife and mother, and the acting is brilliant.
Awards
  • Heartland Film Festival 2017 - Audience Choice Award
  • San Diego International Film Festival 2017 - Festival Award

Backtrace

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 9 mei 2019
Director: Brian A Miller
Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Expendables, Rambo, Creed), Matthew Modine (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4 Miami Heat, Pretty Little Liars), Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, The Client List, All My Children), Meadow Williams (Den of Thieves)

A heist-gone-wrong in a quiet town results in multiple deaths – and a survivor, MacDonald, whose wounds left him unable to remember where the 20 million dollar is stashed. When a mysterious trio break MacDonald out of a mental hospital to recover the cash, they inject him with an experimental serum that sends his mind careening into other eras – and revealing the secrets of his mind. As a local cop (Stallone) and an FBI agent close in, MacDonald fights to recall the robbery before a long-forgotten enemy follows the clues and catches up to him.

Reviews
  • Backtothemovies.com: Sly shines in this compelling flick. Backtrace stands above most of the straight to VOD actioneers with a compelling turn by Matthew Modine with a foundation of Sylvester Stallone’s on-screen gravitas.
  • Blazingminds.co.uk: a movie that had me glued to from start to finish, with it opening with all guns blasting with Mathew Modine in a shootout when a heist goes wrong and then moving along with the introduction of Stallone character with the heart-pounding opening soundtrack.

Backtrace

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 9 mei 2019
Director: Brian A Miller
Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Expendables, Rambo, Creed), Matthew Modine (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4 Miami Heat, Pretty Little Liars), Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, The Client List, All My Children), Meadow Williams (Den of Thieves)

A heist-gone-wrong in a quiet town results in multiple deaths – and a survivor, MacDonald, whose wounds left him unable to remember where the 20 million dollar is stashed. When a mysterious trio break MacDonald out of a mental hospital to recover the cash, they inject him with an experimental serum that sends his mind careening into other eras – and revealing the secrets of his mind. As a local cop (Stallone) and an FBI agent close in, MacDonald fights to recall the robbery before a long-forgotten enemy follows the clues and catches up to him.

Reviews
  • Backtothemovies.com: Sly shines in this compelling flick. Backtrace stands above most of the straight to VOD actioneers with a compelling turn by Matthew Modine with a foundation of Sylvester Stallone’s on-screen gravitas.
  • Blazingminds.co.uk: a movie that had me glued to from start to finish, with it opening with all guns blasting with Mathew Modine in a shootout when a heist goes wrong and then moving along with the introduction of Stallone character with the heart-pounding opening soundtrack.

Backtrace

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 9 mei 2019
Director: Brian A Miller
Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Expendables, Rambo, Creed), Matthew Modine (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4 Miami Heat, Pretty Little Liars), Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, The Client List, All My Children), Meadow Williams (Den of Thieves)

A heist-gone-wrong in a quiet town results in multiple deaths – and a survivor, MacDonald, whose wounds left him unable to remember where the 20 million dollar is stashed. When a mysterious trio break MacDonald out of a mental hospital to recover the cash, they inject him with an experimental serum that sends his mind careening into other eras – and revealing the secrets of his mind. As a local cop (Stallone) and an FBI agent close in, MacDonald fights to recall the robbery before a long-forgotten enemy follows the clues and catches up to him.

Reviews
  • Backtothemovies.com: Sly shines in this compelling flick. Backtrace stands above most of the straight to VOD actioneers with a compelling turn by Matthew Modine with a foundation of Sylvester Stallone’s on-screen gravitas.
  • Blazingminds.co.uk: a movie that had me glued to from start to finish, with it opening with all guns blasting with Mathew Modine in a shootout when a heist goes wrong and then moving along with the introduction of Stallone character with the heart-pounding opening soundtrack.

Bad Match

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2018
Director: David Chirchirill
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott (Dunkirk, Kingsman The Secret Service), Lili Simmons (True Detective, Ray Donovan, Bone Tomahawk), Brandon Scott (Blair Witch), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End)

Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has it all figured out: a cushy job, great friends, and, thanks to the magic of online dating, an active sex life. But when one of his matches, the alluring Riley (Lili Simmons) wants more than a one-night stand, Harris’s perfect life comes crashing down. From writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) comes this gripping and fresh take on the date from hell that will make you think twice before swiping.

Reviews
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Swipe-swipe-swipe leads to slice-and-dice in David Chirchirillo's nightmare of modern dating. Blending contemporary concern about the dehumanizing effect of app-enabled sex with much older tropes, it should play well with younger viewers.
  • Variety.com:  The movie is "Fatal Attraction" for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it's just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.
  • Cinemarter.com: Thanks to the way it subverts expectations, Bad Match winds up being a smarter-than-average and pretty fun stalker thriller.
  • ThatMomentIn.com: Drawing from the likes of Hitchcock and De Palma, there's a lot visually about Bad Match that ripens this from a standard trope-laden girl gone crazy flick to something far deeper (a particularly good moment comes in a voyeuristic scene at a park). By the third act, you think you know what's going on but Chirchirillo constantly pulls the rug out from under us, forcing us to ask some challenging questions. Madness shapes everything about Bad Match and every step of the way seems blisteringly authentic. This is an online dating nightmare and one you've totally got to go on.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: An impressive film and an impressive calling card.
  • Gamerheadquarters.com: In conclusion, Bad Match seems to start off as a typical guy having fun, and slowing evolves into a gruesome tale of revenge. It's the first film by new comer director David Chirchirillo, who did an excellent on the entire thing.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Fresh, clever, and ever so slightly twisted, Bad Match offers a modern take on the one-night-stand-gone-bad story, one that is sure to get everyone talking. We've had the rom-com, we've had the black comedy, Bad Batch is like throwing both into a blender, the results a dark and tasty fresh look at the world around us.
  • Lylesmoviefilms.com: David Chirchirillo imagines a Fatal Attraction scenario in a Tinder world with some clever alterations. Bad Match proves there's a market for updates on classic films with a modern twist. And it's a pretty great film in its own right.
  • Meetloverepeat.com: It's an extreme case of online dating gone wrong, but elements of the story will probably ring true to anyone who's entered the world wide web for the search of their significant other.

Bad Match

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2018
Director: David Chirchirill
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott (Dunkirk, Kingsman The Secret Service), Lili Simmons (True Detective, Ray Donovan, Bone Tomahawk), Brandon Scott (Blair Witch), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End)

Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has it all figured out: a cushy job, great friends, and, thanks to the magic of online dating, an active sex life. But when one of his matches, the alluring Riley (Lili Simmons) wants more than a one-night stand, Harris’s perfect life comes crashing down. From writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) comes this gripping and fresh take on the date from hell that will make you think twice before swiping.

Reviews
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Swipe-swipe-swipe leads to slice-and-dice in David Chirchirillo's nightmare of modern dating. Blending contemporary concern about the dehumanizing effect of app-enabled sex with much older tropes, it should play well with younger viewers.
  • Variety.com:  The movie is "Fatal Attraction" for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it's just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.
  • Cinemarter.com: Thanks to the way it subverts expectations, Bad Match winds up being a smarter-than-average and pretty fun stalker thriller.
  • ThatMomentIn.com: Drawing from the likes of Hitchcock and De Palma, there's a lot visually about Bad Match that ripens this from a standard trope-laden girl gone crazy flick to something far deeper (a particularly good moment comes in a voyeuristic scene at a park). By the third act, you think you know what's going on but Chirchirillo constantly pulls the rug out from under us, forcing us to ask some challenging questions. Madness shapes everything about Bad Match and every step of the way seems blisteringly authentic. This is an online dating nightmare and one you've totally got to go on.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: An impressive film and an impressive calling card.
  • Gamerheadquarters.com: In conclusion, Bad Match seems to start off as a typical guy having fun, and slowing evolves into a gruesome tale of revenge. It's the first film by new comer director David Chirchirillo, who did an excellent on the entire thing.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Fresh, clever, and ever so slightly twisted, Bad Match offers a modern take on the one-night-stand-gone-bad story, one that is sure to get everyone talking. We've had the rom-com, we've had the black comedy, Bad Batch is like throwing both into a blender, the results a dark and tasty fresh look at the world around us.
  • Lylesmoviefilms.com: David Chirchirillo imagines a Fatal Attraction scenario in a Tinder world with some clever alterations. Bad Match proves there's a market for updates on classic films with a modern twist. And it's a pretty great film in its own right.
  • Meetloverepeat.com: It's an extreme case of online dating gone wrong, but elements of the story will probably ring true to anyone who's entered the world wide web for the search of their significant other.

Bad Match

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2018
Director: David Chirchirill
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott (Dunkirk, Kingsman The Secret Service), Lili Simmons (True Detective, Ray Donovan, Bone Tomahawk), Brandon Scott (Blair Witch), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End)

Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has it all figured out: a cushy job, great friends, and, thanks to the magic of online dating, an active sex life. But when one of his matches, the alluring Riley (Lili Simmons) wants more than a one-night stand, Harris’s perfect life comes crashing down. From writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) comes this gripping and fresh take on the date from hell that will make you think twice before swiping.

Reviews
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Swipe-swipe-swipe leads to slice-and-dice in David Chirchirillo's nightmare of modern dating. Blending contemporary concern about the dehumanizing effect of app-enabled sex with much older tropes, it should play well with younger viewers.
  • Variety.com:  The movie is "Fatal Attraction" for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it's just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.
  • Cinemarter.com: Thanks to the way it subverts expectations, Bad Match winds up being a smarter-than-average and pretty fun stalker thriller.
  • ThatMomentIn.com: Drawing from the likes of Hitchcock and De Palma, there's a lot visually about Bad Match that ripens this from a standard trope-laden girl gone crazy flick to something far deeper (a particularly good moment comes in a voyeuristic scene at a park). By the third act, you think you know what's going on but Chirchirillo constantly pulls the rug out from under us, forcing us to ask some challenging questions. Madness shapes everything about Bad Match and every step of the way seems blisteringly authentic. This is an online dating nightmare and one you've totally got to go on.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: An impressive film and an impressive calling card.
  • Gamerheadquarters.com: In conclusion, Bad Match seems to start off as a typical guy having fun, and slowing evolves into a gruesome tale of revenge. It's the first film by new comer director David Chirchirillo, who did an excellent on the entire thing.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Fresh, clever, and ever so slightly twisted, Bad Match offers a modern take on the one-night-stand-gone-bad story, one that is sure to get everyone talking. We've had the rom-com, we've had the black comedy, Bad Batch is like throwing both into a blender, the results a dark and tasty fresh look at the world around us.
  • Lylesmoviefilms.com: David Chirchirillo imagines a Fatal Attraction scenario in a Tinder world with some clever alterations. Bad Match proves there's a market for updates on classic films with a modern twist. And it's a pretty great film in its own right.
  • Meetloverepeat.com: It's an extreme case of online dating gone wrong, but elements of the story will probably ring true to anyone who's entered the world wide web for the search of their significant other.

Bad Match

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2018
Director: David Chirchirill
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott (Dunkirk, Kingsman The Secret Service), Lili Simmons (True Detective, Ray Donovan, Bone Tomahawk), Brandon Scott (Blair Witch), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End)

Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has it all figured out: a cushy job, great friends, and, thanks to the magic of online dating, an active sex life. But when one of his matches, the alluring Riley (Lili Simmons) wants more than a one-night stand, Harris’s perfect life comes crashing down. From writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) comes this gripping and fresh take on the date from hell that will make you think twice before swiping.

Reviews
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Swipe-swipe-swipe leads to slice-and-dice in David Chirchirillo's nightmare of modern dating. Blending contemporary concern about the dehumanizing effect of app-enabled sex with much older tropes, it should play well with younger viewers.
  • Variety.com:  The movie is "Fatal Attraction" for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it's just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.
  • Cinemarter.com: Thanks to the way it subverts expectations, Bad Match winds up being a smarter-than-average and pretty fun stalker thriller.
  • ThatMomentIn.com: Drawing from the likes of Hitchcock and De Palma, there's a lot visually about Bad Match that ripens this from a standard trope-laden girl gone crazy flick to something far deeper (a particularly good moment comes in a voyeuristic scene at a park). By the third act, you think you know what's going on but Chirchirillo constantly pulls the rug out from under us, forcing us to ask some challenging questions. Madness shapes everything about Bad Match and every step of the way seems blisteringly authentic. This is an online dating nightmare and one you've totally got to go on.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: An impressive film and an impressive calling card.
  • Gamerheadquarters.com: In conclusion, Bad Match seems to start off as a typical guy having fun, and slowing evolves into a gruesome tale of revenge. It's the first film by new comer director David Chirchirillo, who did an excellent on the entire thing.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Fresh, clever, and ever so slightly twisted, Bad Match offers a modern take on the one-night-stand-gone-bad story, one that is sure to get everyone talking. We've had the rom-com, we've had the black comedy, Bad Batch is like throwing both into a blender, the results a dark and tasty fresh look at the world around us.
  • Lylesmoviefilms.com: David Chirchirillo imagines a Fatal Attraction scenario in a Tinder world with some clever alterations. Bad Match proves there's a market for updates on classic films with a modern twist. And it's a pretty great film in its own right.
  • Meetloverepeat.com: It's an extreme case of online dating gone wrong, but elements of the story will probably ring true to anyone who's entered the world wide web for the search of their significant other.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Battle Drone

Action
Available on VOD: 5 juli 2018
Director: Mitch Gould
Cast: Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Michael Par (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides), Natassia Malthe (Lake Placid, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)

In the vein of blockbusters THE EXPENDABLES and THE A-TEAM, a group of highly skilled mercenaries find themselves betrayed by the U.S. Government, and are forced to fight their way out of an ambush by a new, lethal humanoid drone. Get ready for some intense action!

Reviews
  • Action-flix.com: Mandylor is in true action hero mode. Battle Drone is an epic indie action blast!
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Battle Drone did not have the star power of The Expendables or even some of the other movies inspired by the Stallone franchise, but what Battle Drone did have was plenty of video game style action jammed into the 93 minute runtime. I thought the cast had good chemistry and the movie progressed at an entertaining pace. Battle Drone also had a satisfying ending that left the door open for Rekker and company to see more action in the future.
  • Filmcombatsyndicate.blogspot.nl: For Battle Drone, Gould serves a consistent, solid leading man in Mandylor along with Parè and actress Swain. It's damn good fun!

Battle Drone

Action
Available on VOD: 5 juli 2018
Director: Mitch Gould
Cast: Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Michael Par (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides), Natassia Malthe (Lake Placid, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)

In the vein of blockbusters THE EXPENDABLES and THE A-TEAM, a group of highly skilled mercenaries find themselves betrayed by the U.S. Government, and are forced to fight their way out of an ambush by a new, lethal humanoid drone. Get ready for some intense action!

Reviews
  • Action-flix.com: Mandylor is in true action hero mode. Battle Drone is an epic indie action blast!
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Battle Drone did not have the star power of The Expendables or even some of the other movies inspired by the Stallone franchise, but what Battle Drone did have was plenty of video game style action jammed into the 93 minute runtime. I thought the cast had good chemistry and the movie progressed at an entertaining pace. Battle Drone also had a satisfying ending that left the door open for Rekker and company to see more action in the future.
  • Filmcombatsyndicate.blogspot.nl: For Battle Drone, Gould serves a consistent, solid leading man in Mandylor along with Parè and actress Swain. It's damn good fun!

Battle Drone

Action
Available on VOD: 5 juli 2018
Director: Mitch Gould
Cast: Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Michael Par (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides), Natassia Malthe (Lake Placid, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)

In the vein of blockbusters THE EXPENDABLES and THE A-TEAM, a group of highly skilled mercenaries find themselves betrayed by the U.S. Government, and are forced to fight their way out of an ambush by a new, lethal humanoid drone. Get ready for some intense action!

Reviews
  • Action-flix.com: Mandylor is in true action hero mode. Battle Drone is an epic indie action blast!
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Battle Drone did not have the star power of The Expendables or even some of the other movies inspired by the Stallone franchise, but what Battle Drone did have was plenty of video game style action jammed into the 93 minute runtime. I thought the cast had good chemistry and the movie progressed at an entertaining pace. Battle Drone also had a satisfying ending that left the door open for Rekker and company to see more action in the future.
  • Filmcombatsyndicate.blogspot.nl: For Battle Drone, Gould serves a consistent, solid leading man in Mandylor along with Parè and actress Swain. It's damn good fun!

Behemoth

Horror
Available on VOD: 28 oktober 2021
Director: Peter Szewczyk
Cast: Josh Eisenberg, Paul Statman, Jennifer Churchich (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Richard Wagner

Joshua Riverton (Josh Eisenberg) spent 10 years working for a global chemical behemoth, notorious for their environmental negligence. When his daughter develops a mysterious illness, he steps forward as a whistleblower, throwing his life into chaos. He's convinced that his company's negligence has made his daughter sick, and there are dark forces hiding the truth. When given the chance to confront his old boss, Dr. Woeland (Paul Statman), he allows a standoff to escalate into violence, and Josh is shot in the process. Now Josh is on the run, eating painkillers, and holding Woeland hostage. Josh demands answers about his daughter's illness, but with each passing moment around Woeland, Josh's grasp on reality begins to unravel. Is it the painkillers, or is Woeland more than he seems? Are the dark forces all in Josh's head, or has he stumbled onto a terrifying league of evil?

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Behemoth

Horror
Available on VOD: 28 oktober 2021
Director: Peter Szewczyk
Cast: Josh Eisenberg, Paul Statman, Jennifer Churchich (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Richard Wagner

Joshua Riverton (Josh Eisenberg) spent 10 years working for a global chemical behemoth, notorious for their environmental negligence. When his daughter develops a mysterious illness, he steps forward as a whistleblower, throwing his life into chaos. He's convinced that his company's negligence has made his daughter sick, and there are dark forces hiding the truth. When given the chance to confront his old boss, Dr. Woeland (Paul Statman), he allows a standoff to escalate into violence, and Josh is shot in the process. Now Josh is on the run, eating painkillers, and holding Woeland hostage. Josh demands answers about his daughter's illness, but with each passing moment around Woeland, Josh's grasp on reality begins to unravel. Is it the painkillers, or is Woeland more than he seems? Are the dark forces all in Josh's head, or has he stumbled onto a terrifying league of evil?

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

The Benefactor

Drama
Available on VOD: 1 september 2016
Director: Andrew Renzi
Cast: Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Arbitrage, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ), Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, The Twilight Saga, Voor ik doodga), Theo James (The Inbetweeners Movie, Insurgent, Divergent, Underworld: Awakening)

After a hedonistic philanthropist survives a car accident that kills his married best friends, he ingratiates himself into their daughter’s life in order to relieve his guilt and recreate the friendship he lost.

Reviews
  • WeArePublic.nl: Richard Gere is aan een renaissance bezig met een aantal bejubelde rollen op rij. In deze complexe rol gaat hij zich helemaal uitleven!
  • Variety: flamboyant turn by Richard Gere is the heart and soul of The Benefactor, an off-kilter character study of a Philadelphia philanthropist whose eccentricities both mask and manifest a dark side. The movie ends in a more conventional place than the one where it begins, yet it still marks a surprising and graceful first fiction feature for writer-director Andrew Renzi. There are moments of indulgence that make you wish someone would walk in from off camera and hand the actor an Oscar, just to get it over with.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Renzi's conception of the man's oncoming collapse is sharp in some ways: for instance, how both of his crutches, drugs and the assumption that generosity buys love, fail him simultaneously. (While one doubts such a rich man would have much trouble finding narcotics when his doctor cuts him off, the smarmy desperation of his attempts is one of the film's most compelling elements.) Similarly, Franny's ability to be genuinely empathetic with a frightened child despite his trouble connecting with adults rings true.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Richard Gere is exceptional, pulling off the flamboyant style and exuberant nature of Franny, but also managing to make him feel three dimensional. There would have been a real danger here that The Benefactor could have been written too much like a Willy Wonka style figure, friend to children and stuck in childhood intimacies, but Gere effortlessly grounds him by making him exactly the kind of larger than life character that is actually comfortably believable. His performance is stellar.
  • Filmfracture.com: Gere is fantastic as Franny, and he manages to steal the show time and again with his eccentricities and overzealousness. When his addiction overtakes him the anger and pain that comes through demonstrate the talent Gere possesses.
  • Iheardthatmoviewas.com: Richard Gere brings a performance that is wonderful yet excruciating to watch, especially for the final act of the film.
  • Roboapocalypse.blogspot.nl: The Benefactor is an entertaining and unusual piece of work that played extremely well on this past Friday evening at its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. For fans of Gere, this is a must-see, and for people looking to "find" a director before they're big, this is also a must-see. Renzi should have a very successful career ahead of him.
  • Thefilmstage.com: As a fast-talking, boisterous individual with the right quip for every exchange, Gere embodies this entertaining side, but also excels in dealing with the character's darker vices. With a loneliness behind his eyes even when he's around his closest acquaintances, it's a tender performance that helps keep one invested.

Bent

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 17 mei 2018
Director: Bobby Moresco
Cast: Karl Urban (Star Trek, Thor Ragnarok), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), Andy Garcia (The Godfather, The Untouchables, Geostorm)

BENT follows Danny Gallagher (Karl Urban), a discredited narcoticsdetective who, upon his release from prison, makes plans to seekrevenge on the accuser who framed him and killed his partner.Through his quest, Gallagher is forced to confront a ruthless,seductive government agent (Sofi a Vergara), who may or may not beon his side; and his mentor (Andy Garcia), a retired cop who’s fought corruption his entire career.

Reviews
  • Cinemarter.com: It has strong production values, some pretty decent acting, and good cinematography. It’s nice to see Karl Urban get a leading role!
  • ThatMomentIn.com: Karl Urban is fun to watch.  The film is loaded with some good performances and direction.
  • ThePragueReperter.com: Bent is a serviceable, slickly-produced 90s-style detective thriller.

Beyond the Law

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 juni 2020
Director: James Cullen Bressack
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, Hostage, Running Scared), DMX (Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds)

A former mobster turned businessman and a police detective must contend with a dirty ex-cop looking to bring the killer of his son to justice.

Reviews
  • TheActionElite.com: Beyond the Law is one of Seagal's better films of late even if he doesn't do all that much; this is Johnny Messner’s show and he gets to be broody and badass while he’s out for revenge.
  • Actionreladed.com: Overall its a solid action thriller featuring a cool cast line up. The story keeps you hooked and has some twists too it.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: Seagal still has plenty of presence.
  • Monsterhuntermoviereviews.com: Such a clear-eyed approach to the pitfalls of a life of crime could only be dispensed by that braggadocios behemoth, Steven Seagal.

Beyond the Law

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 juni 2020
Director: James Cullen Bressack
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, Hostage, Running Scared), DMX (Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds)

A former mobster turned businessman and a police detective must contend with a dirty ex-cop looking to bring the killer of his son to justice.

Reviews
  • TheActionElite.com: Beyond the Law is one of Seagal's better films of late even if he doesn't do all that much; this is Johnny Messner’s show and he gets to be broody and badass while he’s out for revenge.
  • Actionreladed.com: Overall its a solid action thriller featuring a cool cast line up. The story keeps you hooked and has some twists too it.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: Seagal still has plenty of presence.
  • Monsterhuntermoviereviews.com: Such a clear-eyed approach to the pitfalls of a life of crime could only be dispensed by that braggadocios behemoth, Steven Seagal.

Beyond The Sky

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 maart 2019
Director: Fulvio Sestito
Cast: Ryan Carnes (General Hospital), Jordan Hinson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ), Claude Duhamel (Traffik), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven, Wind River), Peter Stormare (Fargo, John Wick Chapter 2)

Despite his doubts, Chris decides to help a woman, who claims to be an alien abductee, discover the truth and prove that we are not alone.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: Appealingly twisty and easy to watch. Well-constructed action sequences and impressive special effects.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Intriguing Science Fiction, combined with remarkable visuals and authentic performances. We are rewarded for our patience in the movie’s impressive finale.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Meshes some found footage and the narrative structure well.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Efficient and well-made, 7/10.
  • Pophorror.com: A fun take on the alien abduction subgenre, and it’s refreshing with its humor and quirky cast of characters. After watching this movie, I want to believe.
  • Marcfusion.com: The finale is a spectacle with some terrific special effects, but the characters remained the real draw.
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: A noteworthy and classy addition. The production value here is imaginative and vibrant and gives us a third act that confidentially owns the notion of going into a spaceship.
  • Blu-ray.com: A satisfying evening's viewing and, accordingly, recommended.

Beyond The Sky

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 maart 2019
Director: Fulvio Sestito
Cast: Ryan Carnes (General Hospital), Jordan Hinson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ), Claude Duhamel (Traffik), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven, Wind River), Peter Stormare (Fargo, John Wick Chapter 2)

Despite his doubts, Chris decides to help a woman, who claims to be an alien abductee, discover the truth and prove that we are not alone.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: Appealingly twisty and easy to watch. Well-constructed action sequences and impressive special effects.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Intriguing Science Fiction, combined with remarkable visuals and authentic performances. We are rewarded for our patience in the movie’s impressive finale.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Meshes some found footage and the narrative structure well.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Efficient and well-made, 7/10.
  • Pophorror.com: A fun take on the alien abduction subgenre, and it’s refreshing with its humor and quirky cast of characters. After watching this movie, I want to believe.
  • Marcfusion.com: The finale is a spectacle with some terrific special effects, but the characters remained the real draw.
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: A noteworthy and classy addition. The production value here is imaginative and vibrant and gives us a third act that confidentially owns the notion of going into a spaceship.
  • Blu-ray.com: A satisfying evening's viewing and, accordingly, recommended.

Beyond The Sky

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 maart 2019
Director: Fulvio Sestito
Cast: Ryan Carnes (General Hospital), Jordan Hinson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ), Claude Duhamel (Traffik), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven, Wind River), Peter Stormare (Fargo, John Wick Chapter 2)

Despite his doubts, Chris decides to help a woman, who claims to be an alien abductee, discover the truth and prove that we are not alone.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: Appealingly twisty and easy to watch. Well-constructed action sequences and impressive special effects.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Intriguing Science Fiction, combined with remarkable visuals and authentic performances. We are rewarded for our patience in the movie’s impressive finale.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Meshes some found footage and the narrative structure well.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Efficient and well-made, 7/10.
  • Pophorror.com: A fun take on the alien abduction subgenre, and it’s refreshing with its humor and quirky cast of characters. After watching this movie, I want to believe.
  • Marcfusion.com: The finale is a spectacle with some terrific special effects, but the characters remained the real draw.
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: A noteworthy and classy addition. The production value here is imaginative and vibrant and gives us a third act that confidentially owns the notion of going into a spaceship.
  • Blu-ray.com: A satisfying evening's viewing and, accordingly, recommended.

Beyond The Sky

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 maart 2019
Director: Fulvio Sestito
Cast: Ryan Carnes (General Hospital), Jordan Hinson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ), Claude Duhamel (Traffik), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven, Wind River), Peter Stormare (Fargo, John Wick Chapter 2)

Despite his doubts, Chris decides to help a woman, who claims to be an alien abductee, discover the truth and prove that we are not alone.

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: Appealingly twisty and easy to watch. Well-constructed action sequences and impressive special effects.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Intriguing Science Fiction, combined with remarkable visuals and authentic performances. We are rewarded for our patience in the movie’s impressive finale.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: Meshes some found footage and the narrative structure well.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Efficient and well-made, 7/10.
  • Pophorror.com: A fun take on the alien abduction subgenre, and it’s refreshing with its humor and quirky cast of characters. After watching this movie, I want to believe.
  • Marcfusion.com: The finale is a spectacle with some terrific special effects, but the characters remained the real draw.
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: A noteworthy and classy addition. The production value here is imaginative and vibrant and gives us a third act that confidentially owns the notion of going into a spaceship.
  • Blu-ray.com: A satisfying evening's viewing and, accordingly, recommended.

Bikini Model Academy

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 september 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Morgan Fairchild (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon)

When T. J. and Benji, two California twenty-something, best buddies, lose their girlfriends, they start a home grown Bikini modeling academy, to make money and meet new girls, in this wacky comedy from New Films Cinema. With a little help from T.J.'s Uncle Seymour, (Gary Busey) the guys begin recruiting pretty girls, until their old grade school enemy, Grub Snout, who owns his own modeling school, tries to shut them down. International Celebrity, Morgan Fairchild, plays the Celebrity Guest Judge, at a hot and funny Bikini Pose-Off competition between the two schools. May the hottest team win!

Bloodline

Horror
Available on VOD: 7 november 2019
Director: Henry Jacobson
Cast: Seann William Scott (American Pie, Lethal Weapon), Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water, Winter's Bone), Mariela Garriga, Kevin Carroll (Blindspotting)

From the producers of Get Out, Split & Insidious.

Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Bloodline is a unique and bloody twist the family man trope, one that implies that the devotion with which we remain loyal to our kin may breed a monster where there was once only good intentions.  A Blood-soaked Homage to De Palma.
  • Destroythebrain.com: Violent - borderline "gornographic" - and unapologetic. Seann William Scott delivers an ice-cold chilling performance. Great cinematography and precise direction.
  • Popaxiom.com: A very enjoyable midnight movie. If you are a fan of retro horror, this is one you won’t want to miss because it is a ton of campy fun.
  • Itsjustmovies.com: a fun-loving flick from Blumhouse.
  • Collider.com: Seann William Scott nails the dead-eyed determination of a shark swimming among his prey, which can make him hard root for — especially when his moral compass starts to skew.
  • Nofspodcast.com: If it possible to be both a serial slasher and a family man? Bloodline from Blumhouse Productions and director Henry Jacobson sure think so. The film seeks to subvert your expectations of standard slasher fare, to obliterate your comfort zones, and to help you shed your assumptions – starting with the casting. Bloodline’s lead role belongs to Seann William Scott (American Pie), exploring one of the darkest, most disturbed characters he’s ever portrayed. Bloodline is gory because it is confronting. The assaults are visceral. They’re jarring. And frankly – pretty medically accurate.

Bloodthirsty

Horror
Available on VOD: TBA Q1 2021
Director: Amelia Moses
Cast: Lauren Beatty (Jigsaw), Greg Bryk (Ad Astra, Saw V), Katharine King So, Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers)

Grey, an indie singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to workwith notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods.Together with her girlfriend/lover Charlie, they arrive at his mansion, and the wokbegins. But Grey is having visions that she is a wolf, and as her work with theemotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger formeat and the hunt. As Grey starts to transform into a werewolf, she begins to findout who she really is, and begins to discover the family she never knew. What willit take to become a great artist and at what cost to her humanity?

Reviews
  • Austinchronicle.com: Bloodthirsty is guaranteed to be unlike any werewolf horror film you’ve ever seen.
  • Badfeelingmag.com: Soaked in the beautiful atmosphere of the secluded cabin surrounded by snow, Bloodthirsty is a unique take on the classic werewolf story.
  • Bloodbrothersfilms.com: A layered and character-focused film that hits hard on its emotional moments and features some fantastically nuanced performances and a sense of atmosphere that fits right in with the current state of horror.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: Bloodthirsty‘s unique premise and the way it was carried out through the character of Grey was executed well.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A well crafted scary story.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The view of monstrosity, from predators to artists, in Bloodthirsty is unforgettable.
  • Ghastlygrinning.com: A claustrophobic chiller that fans of werewolf films and heady horror cinema need to put on their radars.
  • Ihorror.com: Bloodthirsty is heatbreaking, transformative and gory, and takes you in places that few lycan films have gone before.
  • Screenzealots.com: Continues the welcome trend of women telling stories about women, especially when it comes to female-centric horror.

Bloodthirsty

Horror
Available on VOD: TBA Q1 2021
Director: Amelia Moses
Cast: Lauren Beatty (Jigsaw), Greg Bryk (Ad Astra, Saw V), Katharine King So, Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers)

Grey, an indie singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to workwith notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods.Together with her girlfriend/lover Charlie, they arrive at his mansion, and the wokbegins. But Grey is having visions that she is a wolf, and as her work with theemotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger formeat and the hunt. As Grey starts to transform into a werewolf, she begins to findout who she really is, and begins to discover the family she never knew. What willit take to become a great artist and at what cost to her humanity?

Reviews
  • Austinchronicle.com: Bloodthirsty is guaranteed to be unlike any werewolf horror film you’ve ever seen.
  • Badfeelingmag.com: Soaked in the beautiful atmosphere of the secluded cabin surrounded by snow, Bloodthirsty is a unique take on the classic werewolf story.
  • Bloodbrothersfilms.com: A layered and character-focused film that hits hard on its emotional moments and features some fantastically nuanced performances and a sense of atmosphere that fits right in with the current state of horror.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: Bloodthirsty‘s unique premise and the way it was carried out through the character of Grey was executed well.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A well crafted scary story.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The view of monstrosity, from predators to artists, in Bloodthirsty is unforgettable.
  • Ghastlygrinning.com: A claustrophobic chiller that fans of werewolf films and heady horror cinema need to put on their radars.
  • Ihorror.com: Bloodthirsty is heatbreaking, transformative and gory, and takes you in places that few lycan films have gone before.
  • Screenzealots.com: Continues the welcome trend of women telling stories about women, especially when it comes to female-centric horror.

Blue Iguana

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2018
Director: Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Oscar!), Moon), Ben Schwartz (How to Be a Latin Lover), Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky), Peter Ferdinando (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Al Weaver (Love Is Thicker Than Water)

Ex-jailbirds Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz) are on parole and working in a New York diner. They’re best buddies and a team, but their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood (Phoebe Fox) walks into the diner with an offer they can’t refuse.
Her plan takes them to London. The prize they seek is a fabulous gem called the Blue Iguana. Up until this point Eddie and Paul’s outrageous antics have never had serious consequences and they’ve always wriggled out of danger, with a wisecrack, a weapon and a smile. But this time, the man who stands in their way is a psychotic small-time crime boss (Ferdinando). As the story plays along with all the black comic blood-letting, gunplay and danger, the unexpected consequence of Eddie and Katherine’s quest is True Love. 

Reviews
  • De humor is lekker absurdistisch en dat geeft deze film een frisse sfeer. Hajaig probeert echt iets nieuws te doen en dat siert haar. 4/5. Lees de hele review hier.
  • RogerEbert.com: Achieves a certain goofball charm. Rockwell and Fox, in particular, do wonderfully well.
  • Filmthreat.com: Sam Rockwell can do no wrong in the fast-paced action-caper genre and fans will love his performance. Ben Schwartz, on the other hand, holds his own portraying a decidedly different contrast to Rockwell. His performance is meant to be a little quirky as the hapless criminal. He’s fun to watch and never annoying. It gets a recommendation for Rockwell and Schwartz’s performance alone.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: A solidly entertaining and often fun piece of work.
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: There are many hilarious aspects at work here, and there is enough creativity and technical know-how awash throughout the film to keep audiences pinned to their seats. Snappy dialogue and technical innovation, enough to garnering several small laughing fits.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: The great British crime caper is alive and kicking in the 21st Century. An enjoyable evening's entertainment.Fanboynation.com: Fun to watch this cast as a crew of often inept criminals.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.com: A lot of fans will be very curious to see Rockwell in such a different context, so it is nice to be able to assure them that he does not disappoint. Hajaig wrote and helmed a breezy romp that actually skips over the Tarantino era, drawing inspiration from the uber-cool 1980s and the colorfully tacky 1970s. It is a nice balance of attitude and nostalgia that should garner enthusiastic word-of-mouth. Recommended for caper movie fans.
  • Punchdrunkcritics.com: The budding romance between Sam's character, Eddie, and Phoebe's character, Katherine, that due to their chemistry is fun to watch.
  • Thatmomentin.com: The cast is all up for the gig, with Schwartz working hard and a delightfully unhinged Peter Ferdinando as the mullet-wearing Deacon Bradshaw chewing up every scene he’s in. Rockwell is of course great fun to watch, earning some good moments with Fox and being the best reason to give this a look.

Blue Iguana

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2018
Director: Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Oscar!), Moon), Ben Schwartz (How to Be a Latin Lover), Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky), Peter Ferdinando (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Al Weaver (Love Is Thicker Than Water)

Ex-jailbirds Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz) are on parole and working in a New York diner. They’re best buddies and a team, but their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood (Phoebe Fox) walks into the diner with an offer they can’t refuse.
Her plan takes them to London. The prize they seek is a fabulous gem called the Blue Iguana. Up until this point Eddie and Paul’s outrageous antics have never had serious consequences and they’ve always wriggled out of danger, with a wisecrack, a weapon and a smile. But this time, the man who stands in their way is a psychotic small-time crime boss (Ferdinando). As the story plays along with all the black comic blood-letting, gunplay and danger, the unexpected consequence of Eddie and Katherine’s quest is True Love. 

Reviews
  • De humor is lekker absurdistisch en dat geeft deze film een frisse sfeer. Hajaig probeert echt iets nieuws te doen en dat siert haar. 4/5. Lees de hele review hier.
  • RogerEbert.com: Achieves a certain goofball charm. Rockwell and Fox, in particular, do wonderfully well.
  • Filmthreat.com: Sam Rockwell can do no wrong in the fast-paced action-caper genre and fans will love his performance. Ben Schwartz, on the other hand, holds his own portraying a decidedly different contrast to Rockwell. His performance is meant to be a little quirky as the hapless criminal. He’s fun to watch and never annoying. It gets a recommendation for Rockwell and Schwartz’s performance alone.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: A solidly entertaining and often fun piece of work.
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: There are many hilarious aspects at work here, and there is enough creativity and technical know-how awash throughout the film to keep audiences pinned to their seats. Snappy dialogue and technical innovation, enough to garnering several small laughing fits.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: The great British crime caper is alive and kicking in the 21st Century. An enjoyable evening's entertainment.Fanboynation.com: Fun to watch this cast as a crew of often inept criminals.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.com: A lot of fans will be very curious to see Rockwell in such a different context, so it is nice to be able to assure them that he does not disappoint. Hajaig wrote and helmed a breezy romp that actually skips over the Tarantino era, drawing inspiration from the uber-cool 1980s and the colorfully tacky 1970s. It is a nice balance of attitude and nostalgia that should garner enthusiastic word-of-mouth. Recommended for caper movie fans.
  • Punchdrunkcritics.com: The budding romance between Sam's character, Eddie, and Phoebe's character, Katherine, that due to their chemistry is fun to watch.
  • Thatmomentin.com: The cast is all up for the gig, with Schwartz working hard and a delightfully unhinged Peter Ferdinando as the mullet-wearing Deacon Bradshaw chewing up every scene he’s in. Rockwell is of course great fun to watch, earning some good moments with Fox and being the best reason to give this a look.

The Boy Behind The Door

Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q3 2021
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Californication)

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old, Bobby, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another deranged stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive…or die trying.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: a gripping twist on the home-invasion thriller, first-time feature directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunge two tween boys into escalating peril, relentlessly intensifying a cascading series of lethal threats over the film’s excruciating runtime.
  • Allhorror.com: a heart-stopping, atmospheric indie that one must watch in order to understand how it makes you feel. Truly stellar performances from the kids and the captors bring this movie to life.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: The fear, tension, and terror are relentless and beyond palpable.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: The Boy Behind the Door is phenomenal. Full stop. From the actors to the setting and the use of darkness both visually and thematically, this is a film to watch. 9/10.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A truly excellent slice of cinema that will leave your knuckles glowing white.
  • Combustiblecelluloid.com: A gripping, hypnotic feature.
  • Escapeintofilm.com: Difficult to watch, hard to stomach but impossible to turn away is the best warning that can be given. Pure concept executed with chilling efficiency, this thriller will have the audience holding its breath from start to finish.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: This film is one of the best I’ve seen. The Boy Behind the Door is a strong horror-thriller that’ll keep most people on the edge of their seats the entire 88 minutes.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Charbonier and Powell exhibit dazzling craftsmanship in their feature-length debut, from their stirring use of light and shadow to their realistic-sounding dialogue between the two young friends, to their breathtaking timing with suspense. A must-see.
  • Screenzealots.com: A tense, effective, and unrelenting thriller.
  • BloodyDisgusting.com: unrelentingly intense, shockingly dark thriller.
  • Rottentomatoes.com: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans. 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! See all reviews here.

The Boy Behind The Door

Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q3 2021
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Californication)

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old, Bobby, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another deranged stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive…or die trying.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: a gripping twist on the home-invasion thriller, first-time feature directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunge two tween boys into escalating peril, relentlessly intensifying a cascading series of lethal threats over the film’s excruciating runtime.
  • Allhorror.com: a heart-stopping, atmospheric indie that one must watch in order to understand how it makes you feel. Truly stellar performances from the kids and the captors bring this movie to life.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: The fear, tension, and terror are relentless and beyond palpable.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: The Boy Behind the Door is phenomenal. Full stop. From the actors to the setting and the use of darkness both visually and thematically, this is a film to watch. 9/10.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A truly excellent slice of cinema that will leave your knuckles glowing white.
  • Combustiblecelluloid.com: A gripping, hypnotic feature.
  • Escapeintofilm.com: Difficult to watch, hard to stomach but impossible to turn away is the best warning that can be given. Pure concept executed with chilling efficiency, this thriller will have the audience holding its breath from start to finish.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: This film is one of the best I’ve seen. The Boy Behind the Door is a strong horror-thriller that’ll keep most people on the edge of their seats the entire 88 minutes.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Charbonier and Powell exhibit dazzling craftsmanship in their feature-length debut, from their stirring use of light and shadow to their realistic-sounding dialogue between the two young friends, to their breathtaking timing with suspense. A must-see.
  • Screenzealots.com: A tense, effective, and unrelenting thriller.
  • BloodyDisgusting.com: unrelentingly intense, shockingly dark thriller.
  • Rottentomatoes.com: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans. 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! See all reviews here.

The Boy Behind The Door

Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q3 2021
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Cast: Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), Ezra Dewey (The Djinn), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Californication)

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old, Bobby, and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another deranged stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive…or die trying.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: a gripping twist on the home-invasion thriller, first-time feature directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunge two tween boys into escalating peril, relentlessly intensifying a cascading series of lethal threats over the film’s excruciating runtime.
  • Allhorror.com: a heart-stopping, atmospheric indie that one must watch in order to understand how it makes you feel. Truly stellar performances from the kids and the captors bring this movie to life.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: The fear, tension, and terror are relentless and beyond palpable.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: The Boy Behind the Door is phenomenal. Full stop. From the actors to the setting and the use of darkness both visually and thematically, this is a film to watch. 9/10.
  • Cgmagonline.com: A truly excellent slice of cinema that will leave your knuckles glowing white.
  • Combustiblecelluloid.com: A gripping, hypnotic feature.
  • Escapeintofilm.com: Difficult to watch, hard to stomach but impossible to turn away is the best warning that can be given. Pure concept executed with chilling efficiency, this thriller will have the audience holding its breath from start to finish.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: This film is one of the best I’ve seen. The Boy Behind the Door is a strong horror-thriller that’ll keep most people on the edge of their seats the entire 88 minutes.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Charbonier and Powell exhibit dazzling craftsmanship in their feature-length debut, from their stirring use of light and shadow to their realistic-sounding dialogue between the two young friends, to their breathtaking timing with suspense. A must-see.
  • Screenzealots.com: A tense, effective, and unrelenting thriller.
  • BloodyDisgusting.com: unrelentingly intense, shockingly dark thriller.
  • Rottentomatoes.com: A tense, terrifying, and all-around outstanding feature debut for its co-directing duo, The Boy Behind the Door should thrill discerning horror fans. 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! See all reviews here.

Braven

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2018
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa (Justice League, Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men, Looper, 12 Years a Slave)

When Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), a humble logger residing along the U.S./Canada border is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners who have stashed heroin in his secluded cabin in the mountains, he must do everything in his power to protect his family. Little do the elite drug runners know the unassuming man they've encountered has an impressive bite colliding two dynamic forces - one fighting for the lives of his family, the other for the love of the kill.

Reviews
  • Screendependent.be: De film is goed van het begin tot het einde en weet actie perfect te vermengen met het kleine dramatische verhaal. Regisseur Lin Oeding presenteert een stijlvolle, spannende en met momenten rakende film die echt de moeite waard is. En door het acteerwerk van Jason Momoa en Stephen Lang wordt het allemaal nog beter. Laat je dus niet misleiden door het feit dat de film niet in de bioscoop te zien was!
  • Variety.com: Braven remains exciting and suspenseful even after Joe vrooms out of the claustrophobic cabin setting on an ATV, triggering a manhunt in the snow that further illustrates Oeding's ability to choreograph action in clear, clean fashion. And that action is all the more involving because the freshman filmmaker gives his actors sufficient time to flesh out their characters before the bullets (and arrows) start flying. To put it simply and gratefully: Braven is the sort of unpretentious yet thoroughly professional popcorn entertainment that brings out the best in everybody involved.
  • Villagevoice.com: Any cheapjack action movie can get a crowd to cheer at its shock kills. It's the best ones that persuade us that there's a clear chain-of-events physical logic at play — that find suspense in one action leading inevitably to another.
  • Latimes.com: Action-thriller 'Braven's' Jason Momoa proves as skilled on land as he is at sea. It's Momoa's show and he brings strength, warmth and gravitas to a part that, thanks to an emotionally-grounded script. A solid, fast-paced action-thriller.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Lin Oeding's Braven thrives on both the beauty of its natural, snowbound surroundings and the brutal instincts of man. Braven is the sort of scaled-down, sure-footed, and efficient action film that the hyper-saturated video-on-demand market needs more of.
  • NYPost.com: For anyone looking for a shot of vengeance adrenaline while waiting for "John Wick 3" to come down the pike, "Braven" will probably fit the bill.
  • Cinemarter.com: Braven will satisfy action movie fans who want to see a chapter that relies more on the physicality of its actors than technology. It has a simple premise, a slow-burn setup, and then lets it all play out logically.
  • Flyckeringmyth.com: Lin Oeding's Braven is the kind of 90s punch-in-the-mouth action flick us genre fans fight tooth-and-nail to find nowadays. A deliciously junkfood Jason Momoa centerpiece that could be wedged right between Commando and Cobra watches. Hell, Oeding's opening lumberjack sequence is a straight callback to 1985's Arnold Schwarzenegger classic (missed opportunity not having Momoa carry a log, if you ask me). Reluctant heroes, stone-cold criminals, packages of dope – it's everything we love about cheesy survival flicks with zero hassle. Simplicity be damned. If there's one thing Braven knows how to do, it's show you a bloody good time. 

Braven

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2018
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa (Justice League, Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men, Looper, 12 Years a Slave)

When Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), a humble logger residing along the U.S./Canada border is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners who have stashed heroin in his secluded cabin in the mountains, he must do everything in his power to protect his family. Little do the elite drug runners know the unassuming man they've encountered has an impressive bite colliding two dynamic forces - one fighting for the lives of his family, the other for the love of the kill.

Reviews
  • Screendependent.be: De film is goed van het begin tot het einde en weet actie perfect te vermengen met het kleine dramatische verhaal. Regisseur Lin Oeding presenteert een stijlvolle, spannende en met momenten rakende film die echt de moeite waard is. En door het acteerwerk van Jason Momoa en Stephen Lang wordt het allemaal nog beter. Laat je dus niet misleiden door het feit dat de film niet in de bioscoop te zien was!
  • Variety.com: Braven remains exciting and suspenseful even after Joe vrooms out of the claustrophobic cabin setting on an ATV, triggering a manhunt in the snow that further illustrates Oeding's ability to choreograph action in clear, clean fashion. And that action is all the more involving because the freshman filmmaker gives his actors sufficient time to flesh out their characters before the bullets (and arrows) start flying. To put it simply and gratefully: Braven is the sort of unpretentious yet thoroughly professional popcorn entertainment that brings out the best in everybody involved.
  • Villagevoice.com: Any cheapjack action movie can get a crowd to cheer at its shock kills. It's the best ones that persuade us that there's a clear chain-of-events physical logic at play — that find suspense in one action leading inevitably to another.
  • Latimes.com: Action-thriller 'Braven's' Jason Momoa proves as skilled on land as he is at sea. It's Momoa's show and he brings strength, warmth and gravitas to a part that, thanks to an emotionally-grounded script. A solid, fast-paced action-thriller.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Lin Oeding's Braven thrives on both the beauty of its natural, snowbound surroundings and the brutal instincts of man. Braven is the sort of scaled-down, sure-footed, and efficient action film that the hyper-saturated video-on-demand market needs more of.
  • NYPost.com: For anyone looking for a shot of vengeance adrenaline while waiting for "John Wick 3" to come down the pike, "Braven" will probably fit the bill.
  • Cinemarter.com: Braven will satisfy action movie fans who want to see a chapter that relies more on the physicality of its actors than technology. It has a simple premise, a slow-burn setup, and then lets it all play out logically.
  • Flyckeringmyth.com: Lin Oeding's Braven is the kind of 90s punch-in-the-mouth action flick us genre fans fight tooth-and-nail to find nowadays. A deliciously junkfood Jason Momoa centerpiece that could be wedged right between Commando and Cobra watches. Hell, Oeding's opening lumberjack sequence is a straight callback to 1985's Arnold Schwarzenegger classic (missed opportunity not having Momoa carry a log, if you ask me). Reluctant heroes, stone-cold criminals, packages of dope – it's everything we love about cheesy survival flicks with zero hassle. Simplicity be damned. If there's one thing Braven knows how to do, it's show you a bloody good time. 

Bunker of the Dead

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 april 2016
Director: Matthias Olof Eich
Cast: Patrick Jahns, Aciel Martinez Pol, Sarita Bradley, Esther Maa

In the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau, two friends, Markus and Thomas, are using the instructions found in an old Jewish diary to gain access to a WW II underground military base formerly codenamed: CERUSIT.

Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, there are shrouded rumors to this day about the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance to the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a U.S. military base.. the first of many problems Markus and Thomas will have to face.

Equipped only with a two-way-radio and a camera, Markus penetrates the restricted area and manages to locate the entrance to the underground facility and later, the secret base. But what Markus does not know is that through his efforts, he has not only drawn the attention of the US Military.. but something else that has managed to survive in exile for over 70 years without luxuries... especially food. For Markus, it has now become race of life and death.

Bunker of the Dead

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 april 2016
Director: Matthias Olof Eich
Cast: Patrick Jahns, Aciel Martinez Pol, Sarita Bradley, Esther Maa

In the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau, two friends, Markus and Thomas, are using the instructions found in an old Jewish diary to gain access to a WW II underground military base formerly codenamed: CERUSIT.

Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, there are shrouded rumors to this day about the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance to the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a U.S. military base.. the first of many problems Markus and Thomas will have to face.

Equipped only with a two-way-radio and a camera, Markus penetrates the restricted area and manages to locate the entrance to the underground facility and later, the secret base. But what Markus does not know is that through his efforts, he has not only drawn the attention of the US Military.. but something else that has managed to survive in exile for over 70 years without luxuries... especially food. For Markus, it has now become race of life and death.

Bunker of the Dead

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 april 2016
Director: Matthias Olof Eich
Cast: Patrick Jahns, Aciel Martinez Pol, Sarita Bradley, Esther Maa

In the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau, two friends, Markus and Thomas, are using the instructions found in an old Jewish diary to gain access to a WW II underground military base formerly codenamed: CERUSIT.

Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, there are shrouded rumors to this day about the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance to the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a U.S. military base.. the first of many problems Markus and Thomas will have to face.

Equipped only with a two-way-radio and a camera, Markus penetrates the restricted area and manages to locate the entrance to the underground facility and later, the secret base. But what Markus does not know is that through his efforts, he has not only drawn the attention of the US Military.. but something else that has managed to survive in exile for over 70 years without luxuries... especially food. For Markus, it has now become race of life and death.

The Call

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 februari 2021
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Cast: Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary, Insidious 1 & 2), Tobin Bell (Saw I-VI), Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Erin Sanders

After an attempted murder of an old woman suspected to be a witch, four friends sign a contract to meet up five years after her death to call a phone she installed in her casket; to their horror, someone on the other end picks up and gives them hell to pay.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: a disturbing story of punishment from beyond the grave.
  • Defilmblog.be: Al bij al heb ik er van genoten. Ook al bevind The Call zich op vertrouwd terrein, heeft het ook wel iets fris te bieden en moest het dus niet hoofdzakelijk hebben van de vertolkingen van Lin Shaye en Tobin Bell. De film heeft een solide uitgangspunt en brengt een goede cast samen met interessante personages.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Tobin Bell gives a galvanizing performance.
  • Heavenofhorror.com: a really solid horror movie, starring iconic horror actors Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell.

The Call

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 februari 2021
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Cast: Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary, Insidious 1 & 2), Tobin Bell (Saw I-VI), Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Erin Sanders

After an attempted murder of an old woman suspected to be a witch, four friends sign a contract to meet up five years after her death to call a phone she installed in her casket; to their horror, someone on the other end picks up and gives them hell to pay.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: a disturbing story of punishment from beyond the grave.
  • Defilmblog.be: Al bij al heb ik er van genoten. Ook al bevind The Call zich op vertrouwd terrein, heeft het ook wel iets fris te bieden en moest het dus niet hoofdzakelijk hebben van de vertolkingen van Lin Shaye en Tobin Bell. De film heeft een solide uitgangspunt en brengt een goede cast samen met interessante personages.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Tobin Bell gives a galvanizing performance.
  • Heavenofhorror.com: a really solid horror movie, starring iconic horror actors Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell.

The Call

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 februari 2021
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Cast: Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary, Insidious 1 & 2), Tobin Bell (Saw I-VI), Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Erin Sanders

After an attempted murder of an old woman suspected to be a witch, four friends sign a contract to meet up five years after her death to call a phone she installed in her casket; to their horror, someone on the other end picks up and gives them hell to pay.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: a disturbing story of punishment from beyond the grave.
  • Defilmblog.be: Al bij al heb ik er van genoten. Ook al bevind The Call zich op vertrouwd terrein, heeft het ook wel iets fris te bieden en moest het dus niet hoofdzakelijk hebben van de vertolkingen van Lin Shaye en Tobin Bell. De film heeft een solide uitgangspunt en brengt een goede cast samen met interessante personages.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Tobin Bell gives a galvanizing performance.
  • Heavenofhorror.com: a really solid horror movie, starring iconic horror actors Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell.

A Certain Justice

Action
Available on VOD: 3 juni 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Cung Le (The Man with the Iron Fists, Dragon Eyes, Tekken), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets, Sorority Row, Step Up 5), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of the high-ranking brotherhood during the rescue, John and his family are now the prime targets of Hollis, the ruthless criminal leader of the group.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: There is no shortage of action in Serafini's latest offering, which is never a problem with the directors films: An enjoyable action film, this will keep you entertained.
  • TheActionElite.com: if you're looking for a Hard R, adult oriented revenge story then you'll have a blast with A Certain Justice. With a stand-out performance from Dolph and surprisingly developed characters, A Certain Justice goes for the jugular and doesn't apologize for it.
  • Examiner.com: Delivers exactly what it sets out to do, an old school martial arts revenge flick. Cung Le is bringing new blood to the game and is clearly ready to deliver the sidekick to the industry like only he can.
  • DVDTalk.com: fast paced, reasonably well acted, plenty violent and generally solid entertainment.
  • AlienBee.net: a pretty cool action flick with a good story and exciting action scenes.

Child of God

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2015
Director: James Franco
Cast: Fallon Goodson (L!fe Happens), Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk, The Astronaut Farmer, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), James Franco (127 Hours, This Is the End, Veronica Mars)

Based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: A galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance.
  • FilmThreat.com: Profoundly intense .. [an] incredible and fierce performance.
  • TheGuardian.com: Multi-hyphenate renaissance man James Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly Cormac McCarthy adaptation. Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A pitch-dark hillbilly fever dream... A character study of a figure said to be partly inspired by Wisconsin murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein (also an influence on the killers in Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the film succeeds on its own terms. That is in large part down to Haze's unstinting commitment to the role.
  • Film-forward.com: In a character actor/star making performance, Scott Haze leads a ferocious cast. Macabre but memorable.
  • Filmleaf.net: A well-made film, dominated by a once-in-a-lifetime, balls-out performance by Scott Haze as Lester Ballard, the crazed outcast, the titular, protagonist "child of God" (testing the range of that concept) who in the course of the story becomes a cave-dweller, murderer, and necrophiliac.
  • Cine-vue.com: Franco (through the excellent Haze) has created a dark portrait of an outcast, lacing it with his own bleak poetry and black humour. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Rollingstone.com: The film's protagonist is Lester Ballard, played by Scott Haze in a performance that can be described for starters as phenomenal. This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.
Awards
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Breakthrough Performer - Scott Haze
  • Venice Film Festival 2013: Nominated for Golden Lion.

Child of God

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2015
Director: James Franco
Cast: Fallon Goodson (L!fe Happens), Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk, The Astronaut Farmer, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), James Franco (127 Hours, This Is the End, Veronica Mars)

Based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: A galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance.
  • FilmThreat.com: Profoundly intense .. [an] incredible and fierce performance.
  • TheGuardian.com: Multi-hyphenate renaissance man James Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly Cormac McCarthy adaptation. Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A pitch-dark hillbilly fever dream... A character study of a figure said to be partly inspired by Wisconsin murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein (also an influence on the killers in Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the film succeeds on its own terms. That is in large part down to Haze's unstinting commitment to the role.
  • Film-forward.com: In a character actor/star making performance, Scott Haze leads a ferocious cast. Macabre but memorable.
  • Filmleaf.net: A well-made film, dominated by a once-in-a-lifetime, balls-out performance by Scott Haze as Lester Ballard, the crazed outcast, the titular, protagonist "child of God" (testing the range of that concept) who in the course of the story becomes a cave-dweller, murderer, and necrophiliac.
  • Cine-vue.com: Franco (through the excellent Haze) has created a dark portrait of an outcast, lacing it with his own bleak poetry and black humour. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Rollingstone.com: The film's protagonist is Lester Ballard, played by Scott Haze in a performance that can be described for starters as phenomenal. This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.
Awards
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Breakthrough Performer - Scott Haze
  • Venice Film Festival 2013: Nominated for Golden Lion.

Child of God

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2015
Director: James Franco
Cast: Fallon Goodson (L!fe Happens), Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk, The Astronaut Farmer, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), James Franco (127 Hours, This Is the End, Veronica Mars)

Based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: A galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance.
  • FilmThreat.com: Profoundly intense .. [an] incredible and fierce performance.
  • TheGuardian.com: Multi-hyphenate renaissance man James Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly Cormac McCarthy adaptation. Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A pitch-dark hillbilly fever dream... A character study of a figure said to be partly inspired by Wisconsin murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein (also an influence on the killers in Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the film succeeds on its own terms. That is in large part down to Haze's unstinting commitment to the role.
  • Film-forward.com: In a character actor/star making performance, Scott Haze leads a ferocious cast. Macabre but memorable.
  • Filmleaf.net: A well-made film, dominated by a once-in-a-lifetime, balls-out performance by Scott Haze as Lester Ballard, the crazed outcast, the titular, protagonist "child of God" (testing the range of that concept) who in the course of the story becomes a cave-dweller, murderer, and necrophiliac.
  • Cine-vue.com: Franco (through the excellent Haze) has created a dark portrait of an outcast, lacing it with his own bleak poetry and black humour. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Rollingstone.com: The film's protagonist is Lester Ballard, played by Scott Haze in a performance that can be described for starters as phenomenal. This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.
Awards
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Breakthrough Performer - Scott Haze
  • Venice Film Festival 2013: Nominated for Golden Lion.

Child of God

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2015
Director: James Franco
Cast: Fallon Goodson (L!fe Happens), Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk, The Astronaut Farmer, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), James Franco (127 Hours, This Is the End, Veronica Mars)

Based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: A galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance.
  • FilmThreat.com: Profoundly intense .. [an] incredible and fierce performance.
  • TheGuardian.com: Multi-hyphenate renaissance man James Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly Cormac McCarthy adaptation. Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A pitch-dark hillbilly fever dream... A character study of a figure said to be partly inspired by Wisconsin murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein (also an influence on the killers in Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), the film succeeds on its own terms. That is in large part down to Haze's unstinting commitment to the role.
  • Film-forward.com: In a character actor/star making performance, Scott Haze leads a ferocious cast. Macabre but memorable.
  • Filmleaf.net: A well-made film, dominated by a once-in-a-lifetime, balls-out performance by Scott Haze as Lester Ballard, the crazed outcast, the titular, protagonist "child of God" (testing the range of that concept) who in the course of the story becomes a cave-dweller, murderer, and necrophiliac.
  • Cine-vue.com: Franco (through the excellent Haze) has created a dark portrait of an outcast, lacing it with his own bleak poetry and black humour. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Rollingstone.com: The film's protagonist is Lester Ballard, played by Scott Haze in a performance that can be described for starters as phenomenal. This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.
Awards
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Breakthrough Performer - Scott Haze
  • Venice Film Festival 2013: Nominated for Golden Lion.

Cold Blooded

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2013
Director: Jason Lapeyre
Cast: Ryan Robbins (Apollo 18, Sanctuary), Zoie Palmer (Devil), William MacDonald (Slither, Hollow Man II)

A female police officer has what she thinks is an easy night shift guarding an unconscious diamond thief in an abandoned hospital wing. When his brutal gang members break in to the secured ward, the cop and the robber must form an unlikely alliance to survive the night.

Reviews
  • Fearnet.com: There's always something to be said for a quick and efficient crime thriller that introduces its characters and premise in an efficient manner, and then keeps throwing you bloody curve balls before jolting to a finish in less than 90 minutes. Cold Blooded is shot quite well, scored quite smoothly, and (especially) cut like a fast-paced dream. The cast is uniformly strong, the premise has a nice hook, and things actually get pretty dark and nasty before all is said and done. Fun stuff.
  • Reviewsbytom.blogspot.com.au: Driven by memorable characters and loaded with stomach churning tension, Cold Blooded is intense, harrowing and all kinds of brilliant – one of the year's best thrillers just waiting to be discovered.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Surprisingly brutal, strong performance from Ryan Robbins, short and sweet.
  • Soundonsight.org: One of the year's best thrillers, shot quite well with a chilly approach mirroring both the characters and the sterile setting. Cold Blooded is full of fun surprises, features tremendously entertaining characters and takes its violence very, very seriously. It can be just as funny at times as it can be visceral. In a sea of mediocre Canadian films, Cold Blooded emerges as reason to celebrate.
  • Moviedex.com: Lapeyre also directed my favourite, the tense, violent crime thriller Cold Blooded. Immensely talented and impressively prolific. Videovortex.wordpress.com: a really good thriller with great characters and an interesting story.
  • TheTFS.ca: a brutally bloody and occasionally darkly comic morality tale that's been making a name for itself on the Festival circuit, garnering praise from critics whenever it screens.
  • EFilmCritic.com': The filmmaking is remarkably clear-eyed and economical. The first images, almost still photos, suggest snapshots of what happened and why it went wrong. Every edit and line of dialogue have a purpose: not for nothing do I compare Cold Blooded to early Carpenter, who never let plot get in the way of the story.
  • Agentsofgeek.com: Lapeyre has done a remarkable job staying creative with his budget limitations and giving us interesting seedy characters that wouldn’t seem out of place in an Elmore Leonard novel. Cold Blooded cuts straight to the point and we’re in and out before we know what hit us. We are left with a fun tension filled action movie that’s not interested in being deep or philosophical but delivering some entertainment. In that retrospect, I can tell you that we get exactly what we were promised.
Awards
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival 2012: Best Actress in a Feature Film
  • Fant-Asia Film Festival 2012: Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature

The Con Is On

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 november 2018
Director: James Oakley
Cast: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Percy Jackson & the Olympians), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight), Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, V for Vendetta, A Bit of Fry and Laurie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), Maggie Q (Divergent, Nikita, Mission Impossible III ), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3), Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio)

HARRIET (Thurman) and PETER FOX (Roth) are a pair of badly behaved British con-artists.  After they suffer a huge loss in poker to a psychotic gangster, IRINA (Maggie Q), they flee to Los Angeles to try and buy time until they can come up with the money.  They concoct a convoluted plan to steal a ring from Peter’s rich ex-wife JACKIE (Alice Eve).  After several failed attempts and crazy shenanigans, the couple manages to evade Irina, fool Jackie, and get the ring.  The two sell the ring and decide to retire to Brazil and give up their life of crime.  However, as they board the plane, a very pricy diamond necklace around a passenger’s neck gives them other ideas...

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: A stylish caper with enjoyably wry, martini-soaked dialogue and a terrific comedic turn by Uma Thurman as a glamorous British scam artist.
  • RogerEbert.com: Excellent cast. It's great to see Thurman in a movie star part again.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: While the characters are all over-the-top caper archetypes, the cast seems to be having the time of their lives. Tim Roth is trying his hardest to beat Gary Oldman's nicotine poisoning in Darkest Hour by drinking ALL the martinis and straight vodkas in the world, to the point where it seems of if he doesn't have a drink in his hand. He also shatters, drops, and otherwise breaks so many glasses I would not be surprised to hear their alcohol and glassware budget was comparable to the cocaine budget in Blues Brothers. Stephen Fry is a delight as usual, and he seems to be amused by all the other characters to really give a damn about the story.
  • Reeltalkreviews.com: Thurman (Kill Bill) oozes so much glamour playing her morality-challenged character that she holds our interest in all of her scenes. Plus, Maggie Q (Divergent) makes a very relentless villain.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Good work from Thurman and Roth, who both do well as curiously likable terrible people.

The Con Is On

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 november 2018
Director: James Oakley
Cast: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Percy Jackson & the Olympians), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight), Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, V for Vendetta, A Bit of Fry and Laurie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), Maggie Q (Divergent, Nikita, Mission Impossible III ), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3), Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio)

HARRIET (Thurman) and PETER FOX (Roth) are a pair of badly behaved British con-artists.  After they suffer a huge loss in poker to a psychotic gangster, IRINA (Maggie Q), they flee to Los Angeles to try and buy time until they can come up with the money.  They concoct a convoluted plan to steal a ring from Peter’s rich ex-wife JACKIE (Alice Eve).  After several failed attempts and crazy shenanigans, the couple manages to evade Irina, fool Jackie, and get the ring.  The two sell the ring and decide to retire to Brazil and give up their life of crime.  However, as they board the plane, a very pricy diamond necklace around a passenger’s neck gives them other ideas...

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: A stylish caper with enjoyably wry, martini-soaked dialogue and a terrific comedic turn by Uma Thurman as a glamorous British scam artist.
  • RogerEbert.com: Excellent cast. It's great to see Thurman in a movie star part again.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: While the characters are all over-the-top caper archetypes, the cast seems to be having the time of their lives. Tim Roth is trying his hardest to beat Gary Oldman's nicotine poisoning in Darkest Hour by drinking ALL the martinis and straight vodkas in the world, to the point where it seems of if he doesn't have a drink in his hand. He also shatters, drops, and otherwise breaks so many glasses I would not be surprised to hear their alcohol and glassware budget was comparable to the cocaine budget in Blues Brothers. Stephen Fry is a delight as usual, and he seems to be amused by all the other characters to really give a damn about the story.
  • Reeltalkreviews.com: Thurman (Kill Bill) oozes so much glamour playing her morality-challenged character that she holds our interest in all of her scenes. Plus, Maggie Q (Divergent) makes a very relentless villain.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Good work from Thurman and Roth, who both do well as curiously likable terrible people.

The Con Is On

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 november 2018
Director: James Oakley
Cast: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Percy Jackson & the Olympians), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight), Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, V for Vendetta, A Bit of Fry and Laurie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), Maggie Q (Divergent, Nikita, Mission Impossible III ), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3), Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio)

HARRIET (Thurman) and PETER FOX (Roth) are a pair of badly behaved British con-artists.  After they suffer a huge loss in poker to a psychotic gangster, IRINA (Maggie Q), they flee to Los Angeles to try and buy time until they can come up with the money.  They concoct a convoluted plan to steal a ring from Peter’s rich ex-wife JACKIE (Alice Eve).  After several failed attempts and crazy shenanigans, the couple manages to evade Irina, fool Jackie, and get the ring.  The two sell the ring and decide to retire to Brazil and give up their life of crime.  However, as they board the plane, a very pricy diamond necklace around a passenger’s neck gives them other ideas...

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: A stylish caper with enjoyably wry, martini-soaked dialogue and a terrific comedic turn by Uma Thurman as a glamorous British scam artist.
  • RogerEbert.com: Excellent cast. It's great to see Thurman in a movie star part again.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: While the characters are all over-the-top caper archetypes, the cast seems to be having the time of their lives. Tim Roth is trying his hardest to beat Gary Oldman's nicotine poisoning in Darkest Hour by drinking ALL the martinis and straight vodkas in the world, to the point where it seems of if he doesn't have a drink in his hand. He also shatters, drops, and otherwise breaks so many glasses I would not be surprised to hear their alcohol and glassware budget was comparable to the cocaine budget in Blues Brothers. Stephen Fry is a delight as usual, and he seems to be amused by all the other characters to really give a damn about the story.
  • Reeltalkreviews.com: Thurman (Kill Bill) oozes so much glamour playing her morality-challenged character that she holds our interest in all of her scenes. Plus, Maggie Q (Divergent) makes a very relentless villain.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Good work from Thurman and Roth, who both do well as curiously likable terrible people.

Contracted

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 maart 2014
Director: Eric England
Cast: Najarra Townsend (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Caroline Williams (Days of Thunder, Halloween II), Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Matt Mercer (Madison County)

Contracted tells the cautionary tale of Samantha (Townsend), a twenty-something party girl with little discipline and even less direction. After experiencing a lapse in her relationship with her lover (Stegeman), she's forced to move back in with her overbearing mother (Williams). Samantha's only means to escape seems to come in the form of a flower competition that she's determined to win. Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with mysterious man (Barrett), leaving her hung‐over and guilt‐ridden. However, something else is wrong with Samantha. Something is infecting her. Unsure of the disease or the man who gave it to her, she must attempt to hide it from her loved ones. Now, Samantha realizes she is not just the victim of an STD, but rather the host of something much more catastrophic.

Reviews
  • Fearnet.com: Yes, it's icky and violent and shocking, but Contracted is also smart, insightful, and sort of tragic. Townsend's performance pretty much steals the whole show, but this still stands as one of the most intriguing indie horror films I've seen this year.
  • Grolschfilmworks.com: when something dies, something new is born. In this case, it is not just Sam, but genre itself, that is being torn apart and put back together again in a refreshingly defamiliarised form.
  • Whitecitycinema.com: Mines not only genuine terror from this Cronenberg-ian body-horror scenario but also a surprisingly rich vein of black comedy. The result is a fairly awesome low-budget shocker that creates and sustains a spirit of nasty fun that filmmakers with much higher budgets would no doubt love to buy. There's a certain kind of horror gem capable of rocking a late night film festival audience and, by God, Contracted rocked the Chicago International Film Festival.
  • Underthegunreview.net: If Jaws was the film that made people never want to go into the water again, Contracted is the one that will make them think twice before having sex. Score: A.

Contracted

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 maart 2014
Director: Eric England
Cast: Najarra Townsend (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Caroline Williams (Days of Thunder, Halloween II), Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Matt Mercer (Madison County)

Contracted tells the cautionary tale of Samantha (Townsend), a twenty-something party girl with little discipline and even less direction. After experiencing a lapse in her relationship with her lover (Stegeman), she's forced to move back in with her overbearing mother (Williams). Samantha's only means to escape seems to come in the form of a flower competition that she's determined to win. Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with mysterious man (Barrett), leaving her hung‐over and guilt‐ridden. However, something else is wrong with Samantha. Something is infecting her. Unsure of the disease or the man who gave it to her, she must attempt to hide it from her loved ones. Now, Samantha realizes she is not just the victim of an STD, but rather the host of something much more catastrophic.

Reviews
  • Fearnet.com: Yes, it's icky and violent and shocking, but Contracted is also smart, insightful, and sort of tragic. Townsend's performance pretty much steals the whole show, but this still stands as one of the most intriguing indie horror films I've seen this year.
  • Grolschfilmworks.com: when something dies, something new is born. In this case, it is not just Sam, but genre itself, that is being torn apart and put back together again in a refreshingly defamiliarised form.
  • Whitecitycinema.com: Mines not only genuine terror from this Cronenberg-ian body-horror scenario but also a surprisingly rich vein of black comedy. The result is a fairly awesome low-budget shocker that creates and sustains a spirit of nasty fun that filmmakers with much higher budgets would no doubt love to buy. There's a certain kind of horror gem capable of rocking a late night film festival audience and, by God, Contracted rocked the Chicago International Film Festival.
  • Underthegunreview.net: If Jaws was the film that made people never want to go into the water again, Contracted is the one that will make them think twice before having sex. Score: A.

Contracted

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 maart 2014
Director: Eric England
Cast: Najarra Townsend (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Caroline Williams (Days of Thunder, Halloween II), Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Matt Mercer (Madison County)

Contracted tells the cautionary tale of Samantha (Townsend), a twenty-something party girl with little discipline and even less direction. After experiencing a lapse in her relationship with her lover (Stegeman), she's forced to move back in with her overbearing mother (Williams). Samantha's only means to escape seems to come in the form of a flower competition that she's determined to win. Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with mysterious man (Barrett), leaving her hung‐over and guilt‐ridden. However, something else is wrong with Samantha. Something is infecting her. Unsure of the disease or the man who gave it to her, she must attempt to hide it from her loved ones. Now, Samantha realizes she is not just the victim of an STD, but rather the host of something much more catastrophic.

Reviews
  • Fearnet.com: Yes, it's icky and violent and shocking, but Contracted is also smart, insightful, and sort of tragic. Townsend's performance pretty much steals the whole show, but this still stands as one of the most intriguing indie horror films I've seen this year.
  • Grolschfilmworks.com: when something dies, something new is born. In this case, it is not just Sam, but genre itself, that is being torn apart and put back together again in a refreshingly defamiliarised form.
  • Whitecitycinema.com: Mines not only genuine terror from this Cronenberg-ian body-horror scenario but also a surprisingly rich vein of black comedy. The result is a fairly awesome low-budget shocker that creates and sustains a spirit of nasty fun that filmmakers with much higher budgets would no doubt love to buy. There's a certain kind of horror gem capable of rocking a late night film festival audience and, by God, Contracted rocked the Chicago International Film Festival.
  • Underthegunreview.net: If Jaws was the film that made people never want to go into the water again, Contracted is the one that will make them think twice before having sex. Score: A.

Corbin Nash

Action, Horror
Available on VOD: 7 juni 2018
Director: Ben Jagger
Cast: Dean S. Jagger (Game of Thrones), Rutger Hauer (Sin City, Blade Runner, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies, Stand By Me), Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange, Halloween)

Having lost his family as an infant, when rogue police detective, CORBIN NASH is confronted by a MYSTERIOUS STRANGER and told his parent’s death was no accident; he transfers from NYC to LA driven to find his parent’s true killers.

Scouring the City of Angels for the truth, Corbin stumbles upon a MONSTROUS DUO trafficking the flesh and blood of this City’s lost souls. Too close, abducted by these Demons, Corbin must fight his way through an underground world of torment, but all’s just a game, Corbin a plaything as his abductors know the dangerous truth of his origin.

Confronted by the almighty DRAKE, Corbin realizes a world long believed to be a myth is in fact a horrifying reality. Upon discovering he’s the last surviving member of the Nash family, a historic family of Demon hunters, he is savagely murdered and left in the gutters of this God forsaken City for dead.

Saved by a pure soul, MACY who recognizes him, with her own hidden agenda, under the guidance of the mysterious BLIND PROPHET, she nurses him through his Hellish ordeal… Feeding him her own blood, in a bizarre twist of fate, Corbin becomes what his family fought to vanquish and destroy; Reborn the ultimate killer.

Embracing his legacy, vowing vengeance, Corbin seeks to destroy both the Demon’s responsible for his families murder and for those that made him what he is today. Echoed through American history, the Nash Legacy was famous, but the name Corbin Nash, Demon Hunter is soon to become infamous.

Reviews
  • Crypticrock.com: Demon/vampire movies have become a dime a dozen. It is easy to become lost in the genre. In an effort to stand out, a lot of films over think the evil and end up losing the fear and power that vampires should capture. Corbin Nash is not one of those. It succeeds in giving vampires back their power and they have become scary again. Dialogue, characters, and casting all align perfectly to create an atmosphere of paranoia and fear when the sun goes down. It is for these reasons that CrypticRock humbly gives Corbin Nash 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  • Spoilerfreemoviesleuth: Fans of vampire cinema will find much to adore, there are many memorable and dangerous directorial choices that make the film worthy of a viewing.
  • Horrorfuel.com: The best vampire film we've seen in years. This is one dark, action-filled film you’re not going to want to miss.
  • Modernhorrors.com: Has enough of the genre's most beloved in this film to make the metaphorical panties wet of any horror nerd who still carries a torch for nostalgia. Rutger Hauer, Malcom McDowell, and the one and only Corey Feldman, to name drop a few of the "Hall Of Famers" from the top billed cast.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: Thanks to a well-developed story and exceptional performances from the cast, this is a film which is great fun to watch.
  • Pophorror.com: Appreciable performances and action to keep you entertained. This is a dark, gritty crime noir film.
  • Sinfulcelluloid.com: It was bloody, gory, sexual, it also had a great background story to Nash’s character, everything was about this film was done attractively to grab the viewers attention.
  • Voicesfromthebalcony.com: Belonging as much to the action genre as horror, CORBIN NASH delivers several good fight scenes. Vince and Queenie make good foes for Nash and Feldman as a cross-dressing bloodsucker has to be seen to be believed.

The Corrupted

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 3 oktober 2019
Director: Ron Scalpello
Cast: Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Adrift), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Denial), Charlie Murphy (The Foreigner, Peaky Blinders), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Brotherhood)

 Liam (Claflin), an ex-con determined to win back the love and trust of his family after his future was stolen from him by a crime syndicate led by Clifford Cullen (Spall), a mogul whose empire has infiltrated the highest levels of politics, finance and law enforcement. Liam soon finds himself caught up in a web of conspiracy and corruption, centering around the bloody land grab that took place before the Olympic Games came to the City of London. Forced to confront the past in order to stand a chance at a future, Liam will do anything to save those he loves.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A stellar cast headlined by Timothy Spall, former Hunger Games regular Sam Claflin and Downton Abbey veteran Hugh Bonneville. A timely and gripping crime thriller.
  • Radiotimes.com: oel Clarke stands out as a police detective on Spall's tail. A coherent conspiracy thriller, soaked in blood.
  • TheGuardian.com: Strong dramatic scenes and grabby performances, not least from Timothy Spall.
  • Emmaatthemovies.blogspot.com: A surprisingly gritty crime drama. 

The Corrupted

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 3 oktober 2019
Director: Ron Scalpello
Cast: Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Adrift), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Denial), Charlie Murphy (The Foreigner, Peaky Blinders), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Brotherhood)

 Liam (Claflin), an ex-con determined to win back the love and trust of his family after his future was stolen from him by a crime syndicate led by Clifford Cullen (Spall), a mogul whose empire has infiltrated the highest levels of politics, finance and law enforcement. Liam soon finds himself caught up in a web of conspiracy and corruption, centering around the bloody land grab that took place before the Olympic Games came to the City of London. Forced to confront the past in order to stand a chance at a future, Liam will do anything to save those he loves.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A stellar cast headlined by Timothy Spall, former Hunger Games regular Sam Claflin and Downton Abbey veteran Hugh Bonneville. A timely and gripping crime thriller.
  • Radiotimes.com: oel Clarke stands out as a police detective on Spall's tail. A coherent conspiracy thriller, soaked in blood.
  • TheGuardian.com: Strong dramatic scenes and grabby performances, not least from Timothy Spall.
  • Emmaatthemovies.blogspot.com: A surprisingly gritty crime drama. 

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.)

Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.

Reviews
  • DVDmg.com: a decent cast and an interesting twist on its themes.

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.)

Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.

Reviews
  • DVDmg.com: a decent cast and an interesting twist on its themes.

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.)

Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.

Reviews
  • DVDmg.com: a decent cast and an interesting twist on its themes.

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.)

Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.

Reviews
  • DVDmg.com: a decent cast and an interesting twist on its themes.

Crawlspace

Action, Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 1 december 2013
Director: Justin Dix
Cast: Amber Clayton (Blackwood), Peta Sergeant (Iron Sky), Ditch Davey (Spartacus), Eddie Baroo (Australia, Ghost Rider)

Set beneath the real-world military base at Pine Gap. The story follows a small team of elite soldiers who are sent into the bowels of the complex to rescue a top scientist from an experiment that has apparently gone awry. In the bowels of the base they encounter the mysterious survivor Eve. It quickly becomes clear that the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister. The team must now, with Eve in tow, fight their way through escaped inmates and fight off the devastating psychic attacks rooted in their own darkest, primordial fears.

Reviews
  • BIFFF Brussel: Crawlspace is een solide brok pretentieloze Australische sciencefiction horror van debutant Justin Dix. Je kan het een kruisbestuiving noemen tussen Aliens en Resident Evil, met een vleugje Scanners en Event Horizon als extra kruiden. Dix, die zijn carrière begon als ontwerper van robotten voor Star Wars II en III, schreef mee aan het scenario en stond in voor de sfeervolle production design. Hiju houdt er flink de vaart in, maar zorgt af en toe voor een pauze tussen de rondvliegende kogels en kinetische salvo's om het mysterie te laten ontrafelen.
  • Blu-ray.com: A blend of 'Aliens' and 'Scanners,' the feature has confidence and a definite vision for its claustrophobic scares. 'Crawlspace' comes together quite niftily, boosted by fine performances by the entire cast and a focus on disorientation, sustaining the puzzle to the end.
  • About.com: From the inventive opening title sequence, it's evident that Crawlspace boasts a bold look and strong production value.
  • Fangoria.com: The action is well-paced under FX artist turned director Justin Dix, the human drama is engaging, the twists are great and the mysteries are ample enough to keep it constantly moving and exciting. It's a well-thought-out flick that breathes new life into a genre the filmmakers obviously love and respect.
  • Screendaily.com: a solid and exciting bit of genre entertainment that will keep fans happy as it ticks all the right boxes, and certainly punches well above its weight. Keeps things pacy and moody, and while there a few time-outs for the soldiers to catch their breath and engage in some exposition, he smartly favours gunplay and gore over trying to make the standard sci-fi plot stand-up. Crawlspace is a well-made and modestly enjoyable genre number.
  • Starpulse.com: Enough style and sizzling visuals to put even an attention to detail master like Ridley Scott to shame.
Awards
  • Screamfest 2012: Festival Trophy

The Dark and the Wicked

Horror
Available on VOD: 1 april 2021
Director: Bryan Bertino
Cast: Marin Ireland (Homeland, Hell or High Water), Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead), Julie Oliver-Touchstone

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, he's a source of deep sadness for his wife, who's succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say their goodbyes to their father, grown-up siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darknes' similar to their mother's...

Reviews
  • Volkskrant.nl: Schrijver en regisseur Bryan Bertino maakt van The Dark and the Wicked een indringende, onafgebroken sombere zit. 4 sterren.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Bertino speelt een geraffineerd spel met suggestie en creëert daarmee een intrigerend monster dat nét ongrijpbaar blijft. Wat The Dark and the Wicked bovendien ijzingwekkend maakt, is dat je al heel gauw doorkrijgt dat niemand veilig is.
  • Telegraaf.nl: sfeervolle horrorvertelling.
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: The Dark and the Wicked is een ijzersterke mood piece die opbouwt naar een klassieke, misschien zelf iets té klassieke, horrorclimax.
  • Trouw.nl: Flinke, ouderwetse schrikeffecten en vooral een allesoverheersend gevoel van angst, verval en het naderende einde. De angst is intens...
  • Parool.nl: Een grimmige kermisrit, die het publiek in hoog tempo van de ene schok naar de andere voert. Het levert klamme handjes en hartkloppingen op.
  • Movieaddicts.nl: The Dark and the Wicked is in potentie zo’n horror pareltje. Wat betreft de opbouw weet hij het de gehele film goed te doseren tot en met de bevredigende climax. Een aanrader voor iedereen welke een avondje ongemakkelijk zitten in de bioscoop wel kan waarderen.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: een donkere en naargeestige psychologische horrorfilm die duidelijk boven het genregemiddelde uitsteekt. Een ideale film voor een regenachtige najaars- of winteravond waarop de wind hoorbaar over de daken giert.
  • DeProtagonisten.nl: The Dark and the Wicked vonden we bovengemiddeld prima met een goede cinematografie.
  • RogerEbert.com: This is an unsettling movie that is more admirably brutal than it is outright scary.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Very punishing in its seriousness and use of violence, The Dark and the Wicked will entertain.
  • Austinchronicle.com: The Dark and the Wicked pulls no punches, either in its sense of perpetual unease, its occasional moments of understated yet truly stomach-churning gore, or in its emotional heft.
  • Awardswatch.com: There's no doubt that it's the most terrifying tale of the supernatural subgenre told in a long time and one of the best horror films of the year.
  • Backseatmafia.com: Bertino conjures up an atmosphere of suffocating fear. The Dark & The Wicked showcases the best in current genre cinema.
  • Bostonhassle.com: A perverse delight, oozing with country-fried creepiness and some remarkable performances.
  • Gmbacklot.com: It is rare that a film manages to cut deep into my core. It is a deeply disturbing nightmare that grabs for the jugular and does not let go for the over 90-minute runtime. While not an easy watch, for anyone that loves horror, this is a film that needs to be seen. 
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: With strong performances all round, this Fantasia 2020 pick is a fireside yarn of a film, a story to tell to one another as we huddle together against the dark.
  • Elementsofmadness.com: It’s a dirty, gory, cruel film that many horror films are still too afraid to be at times. Horror in its purest form. With strong performances all round, this Fantasia 2020 pick is a fireside yarn of a film, a story to tell to one another as we huddle together against the dark.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The Dark and the Wicked is another awesome piece of work from Bryan Bertino. [He] looks at an evil so dark and so brutally oppressive there’s nothing that can save us, no god of any sort whose power can ward it off, and he pulls not a single punch doing it.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: The Dark and the Wicked is a true chiller that tightens its grip on viewers from the very first scenes and doesn’t let go until the end credits roll. Suffocating terror and nerve-wracking tension.
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Bertino builds the level of terror methodically keeping the audience on edge as the stakes rise in the final act.
  • Haddonfieldhorror.com: Bryan Bertino’s latest film The Dark And The Wicked, playing as part of Fantasia 2020, is without a doubt one of the best horror films of the past five years. An exercise in dread (and scares) weaved into a story about grief, communication and guilt.
  • Moviesinfocus.com: A well crated and intelligent horror film, The Dark And The Wicked is a strong and powerful slice of genre cinema which gets deep under the skin. It’s one of the best horror films of the year.
  • Rue-morgue.com: a standout discovery at this year’s Fantasia, and takes an immutable place amongst 2020’s most frightening films.
  • Scaredsheepless.wordpress.com: Sometimes, what you want from a horror film is for it to shake you, give your bones a good rattle and really go for something deeply unpleasant and profoundly scary. The Dark and The Wicked is one of those films.
  • Screenanarchy.com: Perfectly set up, established and executed, this is no hyperbole, The Dark and The Wicked is one of the scariest movies of the year.
  • Sonic-cinema.com: The ending is what people will remember, however, and it’s a mammoth gut punch, pulled off in a powerful, simple way that will be difficult to get out of your head.
  • Thelastthingisee.com: Bertino’s supernatural horror, filtered through the lens of familial grief and trauma, is perhaps the most truly terrifying film of the year.

Dark Crimes

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 november 2018
Director: Alexandros Avranas
Cast: Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Venture, Bruce Almighty), Marton Csokas (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Equalizer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, Antichrist)

When a crime novelist shares intimate knowledge of an unsolved murder, disgraced detective Tadek (Jim Carrey: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty) sees an opportunity to end his career with honour. The author, outspoken provocateur Kozlow (Marton Csokas: Noah), isn t as slippery as his prose implies however. Trapped in a battle of wits that will test his very moral fibre, the hardened investigator must confront the shadows lurking in every corner if he hopes to uncover what the truth is, or really means.

Jim Carrey commands the screen in this spellbinding thriller, brought to you by the executive producers of The Revenant and Black Mass. 

Reviews
  • San Francisco Chronicle: The cast is game, the production design is impressive and a few surprises await.
  • Backtothemovies.com: A fusion of Hostel and The Snowman but does an admirable job emulating the taut narrative and pristine aesthetic of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. As the transgressive and perverse story unfolds, the shadow of the ax grows larger as the impending doom looms larger. It is a film that is for a select group of cinephiles; those who champion the works of Lars von Trier and Abel Ferrara, those who fear not where their minds may trek while watching the film. Jim Carrey gives the performance of his career.
  • DVDFever.co.uk: Dark Crimes shows that as much as Jim Carrey can be a great comedian, he excels in drama. Dark Crimes contains fantastic and stunning cinematography.
  • Crypticrock.com: Dark Crimes was incredibly impressive on so many levels, and undeniably immersing. The plot was interesting enough, but it was actually the performances and cinematography that really tipped the scales in favor of this dark and gritty Film Noir.
  • Screendaily.com: Carrey throws himself into the role with a grim-faced dedication.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Spicy real-life ingredients and a terrific international cast.
  • Los Angeles Times: Carrey's quietly exacting, uncharacteristic performance hints at some promising new career directions in the same manner Robin Williams successfully tapped a darker side with "One Hour Photo."
  • Consequenceofsound.net: A bizarre, fascinating turn for Carrey.
  • Villagevoice.com: A startlingly poignant and genuinely surprising bit of cinematic artistry. 

Dark Crimes

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 november 2018
Director: Alexandros Avranas
Cast: Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Venture, Bruce Almighty), Marton Csokas (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Equalizer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, Antichrist)

When a crime novelist shares intimate knowledge of an unsolved murder, disgraced detective Tadek (Jim Carrey: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty) sees an opportunity to end his career with honour. The author, outspoken provocateur Kozlow (Marton Csokas: Noah), isn t as slippery as his prose implies however. Trapped in a battle of wits that will test his very moral fibre, the hardened investigator must confront the shadows lurking in every corner if he hopes to uncover what the truth is, or really means.

Jim Carrey commands the screen in this spellbinding thriller, brought to you by the executive producers of The Revenant and Black Mass. 

Reviews
  • San Francisco Chronicle: The cast is game, the production design is impressive and a few surprises await.
  • Backtothemovies.com: A fusion of Hostel and The Snowman but does an admirable job emulating the taut narrative and pristine aesthetic of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. As the transgressive and perverse story unfolds, the shadow of the ax grows larger as the impending doom looms larger. It is a film that is for a select group of cinephiles; those who champion the works of Lars von Trier and Abel Ferrara, those who fear not where their minds may trek while watching the film. Jim Carrey gives the performance of his career.
  • DVDFever.co.uk: Dark Crimes shows that as much as Jim Carrey can be a great comedian, he excels in drama. Dark Crimes contains fantastic and stunning cinematography.
  • Crypticrock.com: Dark Crimes was incredibly impressive on so many levels, and undeniably immersing. The plot was interesting enough, but it was actually the performances and cinematography that really tipped the scales in favor of this dark and gritty Film Noir.
  • Screendaily.com: Carrey throws himself into the role with a grim-faced dedication.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Spicy real-life ingredients and a terrific international cast.
  • Los Angeles Times: Carrey's quietly exacting, uncharacteristic performance hints at some promising new career directions in the same manner Robin Williams successfully tapped a darker side with "One Hour Photo."
  • Consequenceofsound.net: A bizarre, fascinating turn for Carrey.
  • Villagevoice.com: A startlingly poignant and genuinely surprising bit of cinematic artistry. 

Dark Encounter

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 9 januari 2020
Director: Carl Strathie
Cast: Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, I Am Not a Serial Killer), Mel Raido (Legend), Grant Masters (Silent Witness), Alice Lowe (Hot Fuzz, Sightseers)

A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.

Reviews
  • 365flickspod.com: Massive recommend wether you catch the flick at FrightFest and I hope you all do or you pick it up on DVD or Digital.
  • The-b-club.com: The acting from the ensemble cast is super believable too, which ensures that this is a film destined to become a classic of its genre. See it!
  • Battleroyalewithcheese.com: The visual effects are fantastic, David Stone Hamilton’s score is luscious and stirring (if occasionally overcooked) and the use of light and colour within the fantastical parts is jaw dropping. Standout performances from Laura Fraser and Sid Phoenix.
  • VODZilla.co: Even if it is presented with luminous visuals and awe-inspiring special effects, this is a harrowing story, exposing the cracks in a family's tight-knit structure.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: In elevating itself from its peers, Dark Encounter works on many levels. This is also the kind of film that gets into your head and lingers long after viewing.
  • Themoviewaffler.com: The ensemble cast does a fine job of conveying the collective panic and terror.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: Haunting, unpredictable and intense but with enough drama to give it heart, this is a riveting out-of-this-world sci-fi horror film.
  • Horrordna.com: The film’s premise offers an unusual fusion of sci-fi, crime story and family drama. A noteworthy addition to [the] genre.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Strathie succeeds in capturing a bit of the Spielberg-style magic he's aiming for and in quieter scenes where we're allowed to experience wonder instead of being told what to feel, it's an enchanting experience.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Highly recommended for its strong cast, suspenseful premise, and original take on why close encounters of the third kind might happen, Dark Encounter is fine genre film fare.   

Dark Encounter

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 9 januari 2020
Director: Carl Strathie
Cast: Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, I Am Not a Serial Killer), Mel Raido (Legend), Grant Masters (Silent Witness), Alice Lowe (Hot Fuzz, Sightseers)

A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.

Reviews
  • 365flickspod.com: Massive recommend wether you catch the flick at FrightFest and I hope you all do or you pick it up on DVD or Digital.
  • The-b-club.com: The acting from the ensemble cast is super believable too, which ensures that this is a film destined to become a classic of its genre. See it!
  • Battleroyalewithcheese.com: The visual effects are fantastic, David Stone Hamilton’s score is luscious and stirring (if occasionally overcooked) and the use of light and colour within the fantastical parts is jaw dropping. Standout performances from Laura Fraser and Sid Phoenix.
  • VODZilla.co: Even if it is presented with luminous visuals and awe-inspiring special effects, this is a harrowing story, exposing the cracks in a family's tight-knit structure.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: In elevating itself from its peers, Dark Encounter works on many levels. This is also the kind of film that gets into your head and lingers long after viewing.
  • Themoviewaffler.com: The ensemble cast does a fine job of conveying the collective panic and terror.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: Haunting, unpredictable and intense but with enough drama to give it heart, this is a riveting out-of-this-world sci-fi horror film.
  • Horrordna.com: The film’s premise offers an unusual fusion of sci-fi, crime story and family drama. A noteworthy addition to [the] genre.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Strathie succeeds in capturing a bit of the Spielberg-style magic he's aiming for and in quieter scenes where we're allowed to experience wonder instead of being told what to feel, it's an enchanting experience.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Highly recommended for its strong cast, suspenseful premise, and original take on why close encounters of the third kind might happen, Dark Encounter is fine genre film fare.   

A Dark Song

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 31 oktober 2017
Director: Liam Gavin
Cast: Catherine Walker , Steve Oram (Sightseers, The End of the F***ing World (Netflix hit))

Selected for the International Competition at the 35th BIFFF -- Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2017!

Sophia has a steely look in her eyes as she insists on renting an old house in the remote countryside. She gives the estate agent a little extra cash for no questions asked.

Sophia collects a man at the nearby train station. Joseph Solomon is a northern, coarse man. And an occultist. She needs him to perform an ancient invocation ritual, the Abramelin, to summon up Sophia's Guardian Angel so her wish can be granted. She wishes to talk to her murdered child; it's a desire that consumes her.

The ritual is an extremely arduous one. They seal themselves in the house, possibly having to stay there for months as it plays out. As they get deeper into the rite they run the risk of turning on each other and going mad. But when Solomon finds out that Sophia has not been truthful about her wish, a greater danger threatens them. In the dark, they find that they are no longer alone in the house. They are now in the world of real angels, and real demons.

The house is surrounded with a line of salt. It is the only protection they have. They must not cross it, no matter how bad it gets, no matter how much they want to run.

A Dark Song is the story of two people risking hell to journey through the darkness of their souls.

Reviews
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: Een ijzersterke film die me voorlopig niet los zal laten. 5*. Lees hier de hele review.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: A Dark Song staat als een huis: een naargeestige, hypnotiserende film met een ontroerend einde dat nog lang nazingt. Lees hier de hele review.
  • Beneaththeunderground.com: The debut feature from writer/director Liam Gavin is a uniquely chilling piece of occult cinema. A two person film, held together with excellent performances and tons of atmosphere A DARK SONG isn't for everyone. It's a slow burn and those watching it will, like the leads, be in for a long trip but the payoff will be worth it.
  • Cutprintfilm.com: A pitch black and confronting two-hander, A Dark Song challenges and excites with its uncompromising and original approach. That it is more a character study than a genre piece is what is most intriguing, blurring the lines between a psychological and hallucinatory thriller and a straight up, angels and demons, Dennis Wheatley-style horror with a final brain-melting ten minutes that is one of the finest surprises of the year. 8/10.
  • Dmovies.org: A Dark Song is an intense horror movie and a trip into Irish occultism. In his debut, Liam Gavin uses the genre to bring to surface a subject that most people find difficult to deal with: the loss of a son. Far above the average spooky movie, this feature disturbs and provokes.
  • Efilmcritic.com: This is very much a movie that feels like it has put in the time and effort necessary for the supernatural to intrude into reality, a feat that is much rarer than horror filmmakers would have us assume. Pair that with a couple of good, intense performances, and "A Dark Song" is one of the most interesting and unusual tales of the supernatural to come around in some time. 4/5.
  • Goseetalk.com: A Dark Song is a gripping character study that succeeds because of the minimal effects and fanfare. It'll thoroughly creep you out, especially the things you don't see.
  • Heyuguys.com: A Dark Song is a ridiculously strong and beautifully acted piece of work.
  • Screenanarchy.com: Rather than give the usual frights, Gavin instead goes for the lonely heart of the occult: the attempt to contact the beyond, for the most heart-wrenching of reasons. A Dark Song takes a hard and serious look at the pain of loss and grief, and how that pain transforms into burden and enlightenment.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: A Dark Song digs its claws in and never lets go, finding horror in rituals, personal reflection and burning black-magic sensations. It's dreadfully inviting from start to finish, with an almighty climax at just the right time. 4/5.
  • Quietearth.us: A smart and savvy example of horror's new breed.
  • Screeninvasion.com: The movie is a visceral experience that must be seen in a theater. For one, the cinematography is beautiful. Another reason to see it in the theater? It's killer score.
  • Slashfilm.com: It's an utterly unique film that uses its slow pace to lay the dread on thick and and build its characters so it can turn around and tear everything down in the homestretch. And the ending, which will surely prove divisive, is an audacious choice for a genre so often built on nihilism. A Dark Song may be a hard-edged and occasionally difficult movie, but it has soul.
  • Pastemagazine.com: A Dark Song is ostensibly a horror film but operates as a dread-laden procedural, mounting tension while translating the process of bereavement as patient, excruciating manual labor.
  • Scary Epidemic: A Dark Song is a excellent horror/drama about a young woman who is trying to contact her dead son with the help of a strange man who deals in the dark magic of the occult. [It] might be one of the best horror movie i have seen about the occult, because its literally only about the performing what you usually see getting rushed in lame horror movie that just want to shock people. 8.5/10.
  • Horrorchannel.co.uk: This film is fierce, containing many scenes that will make even the hardest hardcore horror fan squirm, but the violence is justified the movie contains moments of surreal beauty that gives it a far deeper meaning than you originally anticipate. One of the top 10 films of 2017!
Awards
  • Sitges 2016: New Visions Award - Best Motion Picture
  • Monster Fest 2016: Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
  • Monster Fest 2016: Best Score in a Feature Film
  • Fantasporto 2017: International Fantasy Film Award, Best Director
  • Fantasporto 2017: International Fantasy Film Award, Best Actress
  • Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival 2016: Audience Choice Award, Silver Award

Dark Was the Night

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 21 september 2015
Director: Jack Heller
Cast: Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Real Steel, Noah, Resident Evil: Retribution), Lukas Haas (Witness, Inception, Transcendence, Contraband), Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement, Undateable, Halloween: Resurrection)

A long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees outside the remote town of Maiden Woods. Isolated and threatened, it sets its sights on the townspeople, as Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) attempts to overcome the demons of his past, so that he may protect those that he loves.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: he sets a gruesome, heartbreaking tableau.
  • CrypticRock.com: It is not often that viewers get all they hope for in a movie, but Dark Was the Night delivers what it promises. Seamless special effects and Hisel's extraordinary plot, complement the exceptional direction by Heller. The pair certainly make a force to be reckoned with in the movie genre. A must watch, with a surprise ending, CrypticRock gives Dark Was the Night 5 out of 5 stars.
  • Filmpulse.net: Dark Was the Night is a well made creature feature. It does have a decent story, characters you can care about, strong acting and a creature you'll want to see more of. Genre fans should check this one out for sure.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Dark Was the Night is a creature feature, but it is not about the creature. The focus is firmly on the human element, and thus, the restraint in the reveal is a boon instead of a hindrance. Suspense is achieved naturally with a steady-handed camera and sure-footed directing, both of which keep the film grounded in a sense of reality. Without gore and with no significant human body count to speak of, the film instead finds an organic approach to fostering fright with a slowly smoldering style. It doesn't break the monster movie mold, but does fill it to capacity with eerie atmosphere and creeping chills elevated by terrific acting. 8/10.
  • Best-horror-movies.com: See it. See it. See it! I'm afraid I must insist!
  • Bttm.co.uk: Another wonderful addition to Screamfest, great cinematography, fine performances from the leading man and lady and full credit to Jack and the team for pulling off a creature feature that has some deep emotion running through its veins. A strong piece of cinema and a joy to watch.
  • Craveonline.com: Dark Was the Night is a superb emotional drama about a family coping with a loss. It is an exquisite creature feature too, but I would have totally just watched the family drama. Durand is an absolutely compelling leading man, and what makes the Shieldses so riveting is that they talk intelligently about their psychological issues. Dark Was the Night absolutely deserves to be seen on the big screen, so I hope an ambitious distributor is listening.
  • Chud.com: Dark Was the Night is like a combination of John Carpenter's The Fog and the 1988 remake of The Blob, with a dose of American folklore thrown in for good measure. This movie is an enjoyable and entertaining watch. Kevin Durand gives his all in this one and absolutely earns every bit of credit for this being his first starring role. Check it out!
  • RogerEbert.com: Does, deliberately, build to a tense and sometimes jump-from-your-seat scary climax which finds most of the small town’s residents holed up in the local church, trying to nail down what has by this time been pretty firmly established as a bonafide monster stalking the local woods. And the quest is, it turns out, made more engaging by the guilt and self-doubt experienced by its main characters.
Awards
  • Screamfest 2014 - Best Special Effects
  • Screamfest 2014 - Best Visual Effects

Daylight's End

Action
Available on VOD: 23 september 2016
Director: William Kaufman
Cast: Johnny Strong (The Fast and the Furious, Black Hawk Down, Sinners and Saints), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Chelsea Edmundson (Gangster Squad)

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

Reviews
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Daylight's End and the creators know what their strong points are: action sequences and terrifying scenarios. Consistently uptempo and full of great musical selections, the film creates a compelling and thrilling atmosphere. And, this viewer will be first in line, when the film is released in home entertainment formats; this tense film is not to be missed.
  • Joblo.com: Daylight's End is an exceptionally well made film. The budget was relatively low, but that isn't felt in the film, which appears to play out on an epic scale, with its convincing shots of deserted disaster areas and abundance of action and gunfire. Kaufman knows action, that's the genre he has primarily been working in up to this point, and he used that knowledge to make the action sequences in this film as cool and thrilling as possible.
  • Mikefury.net: One of the most striking elements of the film are the visuals. Kaufman has built a reputation creating slick, cinematic and equally gritty character-driven action with a definite air of coolness. This is made much easier when the star is Johnny Strong, who has to be one of the most underrated leading men in movies today. So for true action fans, horror buffs or anyone who still loves an authentic, exciting movie experience by great artists, Daylight's End is a real blast.
  • Theactionelite.com: The movie is action-packed with plenty of violence and some cool weapons too so if you get to see the movie make sure you've got the sound turned up to 11 for maximum impact. Daylight's End brings the action goods with a badass hero in Johnny Strong, fast pacing and an unconventional script.
  • Truthoncinema.com: Pure Adrenaline and Carnage. This film sets a standard for indie projects with vision larger than their budgets. It rolls hard and fast and pays the consequences for that choice, but ultimately walks away a winner; combining the action-oriented sensibilities of Resident Evil with the world-building prowess of I Am Legend. A worthy edition to the ranks of apocalyptic thrillers, Daylight's End is sure for a cult following if not mainstream success.
  • Screenanarchy.com: One of the best things about this film is the action. The gun battles are meticulously choreographed and made with precision. The tactics are sound and the filmmakers have a clear familiarity with the weapons used. The fights are visceral and feel real, making them much more exciting than most of the CGI-laden films that regularly hit our screens these days.

Daylight's End

Action
Available on VOD: 23 september 2016
Director: William Kaufman
Cast: Johnny Strong (The Fast and the Furious, Black Hawk Down, Sinners and Saints), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Chelsea Edmundson (Gangster Squad)

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

Reviews
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Daylight's End and the creators know what their strong points are: action sequences and terrifying scenarios. Consistently uptempo and full of great musical selections, the film creates a compelling and thrilling atmosphere. And, this viewer will be first in line, when the film is released in home entertainment formats; this tense film is not to be missed.
  • Joblo.com: Daylight's End is an exceptionally well made film. The budget was relatively low, but that isn't felt in the film, which appears to play out on an epic scale, with its convincing shots of deserted disaster areas and abundance of action and gunfire. Kaufman knows action, that's the genre he has primarily been working in up to this point, and he used that knowledge to make the action sequences in this film as cool and thrilling as possible.
  • Mikefury.net: One of the most striking elements of the film are the visuals. Kaufman has built a reputation creating slick, cinematic and equally gritty character-driven action with a definite air of coolness. This is made much easier when the star is Johnny Strong, who has to be one of the most underrated leading men in movies today. So for true action fans, horror buffs or anyone who still loves an authentic, exciting movie experience by great artists, Daylight's End is a real blast.
  • Theactionelite.com: The movie is action-packed with plenty of violence and some cool weapons too so if you get to see the movie make sure you've got the sound turned up to 11 for maximum impact. Daylight's End brings the action goods with a badass hero in Johnny Strong, fast pacing and an unconventional script.
  • Truthoncinema.com: Pure Adrenaline and Carnage. This film sets a standard for indie projects with vision larger than their budgets. It rolls hard and fast and pays the consequences for that choice, but ultimately walks away a winner; combining the action-oriented sensibilities of Resident Evil with the world-building prowess of I Am Legend. A worthy edition to the ranks of apocalyptic thrillers, Daylight's End is sure for a cult following if not mainstream success.
  • Screenanarchy.com: One of the best things about this film is the action. The gun battles are meticulously choreographed and made with precision. The tactics are sound and the filmmakers have a clear familiarity with the weapons used. The fights are visceral and feel real, making them much more exciting than most of the CGI-laden films that regularly hit our screens these days.

Daylight's End

Action
Available on VOD: 23 september 2016
Director: William Kaufman
Cast: Johnny Strong (The Fast and the Furious, Black Hawk Down, Sinners and Saints), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Chelsea Edmundson (Gangster Squad)

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

Reviews
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Daylight's End and the creators know what their strong points are: action sequences and terrifying scenarios. Consistently uptempo and full of great musical selections, the film creates a compelling and thrilling atmosphere. And, this viewer will be first in line, when the film is released in home entertainment formats; this tense film is not to be missed.
  • Joblo.com: Daylight's End is an exceptionally well made film. The budget was relatively low, but that isn't felt in the film, which appears to play out on an epic scale, with its convincing shots of deserted disaster areas and abundance of action and gunfire. Kaufman knows action, that's the genre he has primarily been working in up to this point, and he used that knowledge to make the action sequences in this film as cool and thrilling as possible.
  • Mikefury.net: One of the most striking elements of the film are the visuals. Kaufman has built a reputation creating slick, cinematic and equally gritty character-driven action with a definite air of coolness. This is made much easier when the star is Johnny Strong, who has to be one of the most underrated leading men in movies today. So for true action fans, horror buffs or anyone who still loves an authentic, exciting movie experience by great artists, Daylight's End is a real blast.
  • Theactionelite.com: The movie is action-packed with plenty of violence and some cool weapons too so if you get to see the movie make sure you've got the sound turned up to 11 for maximum impact. Daylight's End brings the action goods with a badass hero in Johnny Strong, fast pacing and an unconventional script.
  • Truthoncinema.com: Pure Adrenaline and Carnage. This film sets a standard for indie projects with vision larger than their budgets. It rolls hard and fast and pays the consequences for that choice, but ultimately walks away a winner; combining the action-oriented sensibilities of Resident Evil with the world-building prowess of I Am Legend. A worthy edition to the ranks of apocalyptic thrillers, Daylight's End is sure for a cult following if not mainstream success.
  • Screenanarchy.com: One of the best things about this film is the action. The gun battles are meticulously choreographed and made with precision. The tactics are sound and the filmmakers have a clear familiarity with the weapons used. The fights are visceral and feel real, making them much more exciting than most of the CGI-laden films that regularly hit our screens these days.

Daylight's End

Action
Available on VOD: 23 september 2016
Director: William Kaufman
Cast: Johnny Strong (The Fast and the Furious, Black Hawk Down, Sinners and Saints), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber), Chelsea Edmundson (Gangster Squad)

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

Reviews
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Daylight's End and the creators know what their strong points are: action sequences and terrifying scenarios. Consistently uptempo and full of great musical selections, the film creates a compelling and thrilling atmosphere. And, this viewer will be first in line, when the film is released in home entertainment formats; this tense film is not to be missed.
  • Joblo.com: Daylight's End is an exceptionally well made film. The budget was relatively low, but that isn't felt in the film, which appears to play out on an epic scale, with its convincing shots of deserted disaster areas and abundance of action and gunfire. Kaufman knows action, that's the genre he has primarily been working in up to this point, and he used that knowledge to make the action sequences in this film as cool and thrilling as possible.
  • Mikefury.net: One of the most striking elements of the film are the visuals. Kaufman has built a reputation creating slick, cinematic and equally gritty character-driven action with a definite air of coolness. This is made much easier when the star is Johnny Strong, who has to be one of the most underrated leading men in movies today. So for true action fans, horror buffs or anyone who still loves an authentic, exciting movie experience by great artists, Daylight's End is a real blast.
  • Theactionelite.com: The movie is action-packed with plenty of violence and some cool weapons too so if you get to see the movie make sure you've got the sound turned up to 11 for maximum impact. Daylight's End brings the action goods with a badass hero in Johnny Strong, fast pacing and an unconventional script.
  • Truthoncinema.com: Pure Adrenaline and Carnage. This film sets a standard for indie projects with vision larger than their budgets. It rolls hard and fast and pays the consequences for that choice, but ultimately walks away a winner; combining the action-oriented sensibilities of Resident Evil with the world-building prowess of I Am Legend. A worthy edition to the ranks of apocalyptic thrillers, Daylight's End is sure for a cult following if not mainstream success.
  • Screenanarchy.com: One of the best things about this film is the action. The gun battles are meticulously choreographed and made with precision. The tactics are sound and the filmmakers have a clear familiarity with the weapons used. The fights are visceral and feel real, making them much more exciting than most of the CGI-laden films that regularly hit our screens these days.

Deathgasm

Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2016
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Milo Cawthorne (When We Go to War, Power Rangers R.P.M.), James Blake, Kimberley Crossman (#TheAssignment, Shortland Street)

High School is Hell! Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers... and this is only the beginning! It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: 'Deathgasm' is een frisse, goed uitgevoerde genrefilm die heel goed weet wat hij wil: prima laagdrempelig vermaak bieden voor de liefhebbers van bloederige en met een humoristisch sausje overgoten horrorfilms. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Evil Dead met metalheads, zo laat Deathgasm zich het kortst omschrijven. Maar dat doet geen recht aan de typisch Nieuw-Zeelandse humor en de uitbundige manier waarop de regisseur zijn verhaal uit de hand laat lopen, met elkaar opetende dorpsbewoners, bloedfonteinen en dildo's als slagwapens. Een uitzinnige zombieslasher, die al een reeks festivals op z'n kop zette.
  • Sound On Sight names Deathgasm one of the 15 best films at Fantasia! Read the full article here.
    Their review: Witty, energetic and appropriately self-mocking, Deathgasm keeps us interested because the writer/director and actors make us care about Brodie and his friends. Yes, the movie is filled with extreme gore, violence, action, nudity, sexual content and so on, but it's biggest asset is Milo Cawthorne, who imbues the slightly naive Brodie with a good nature and bigger heart, providing the film with a central figure you want to see overcome every harsh obstacle.
  • Variety.com: The consistent if undiscriminating high energy engenders a certain persuasive goodwill. Performances are game.
  • ScreemHorrorMagazine.com: Deathgasm is a brutal, side-splitting slice of midnight movie mayhem that even manages to cram in a bit of an allegory to boot. Metal is definitely the way. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
  • Examiner: The party movie of the year.
  • Icons of Fright: A heavy metal splatterfest guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan.
  • Austin Chronicle: A very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedy.
    Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News: The film gorehounds have been tearing their hair out waiting for.
  • Empire Magazine on the Sidney Film Festival: In the tradition of Peter Jackson's early schlock-horror comedies this New Zealand flick is easily the greatest title of the festival.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Buckle up, readers. The party movie of 2015 is here. This is the movie the SXSW Midnighters category was created for. I could go on about how awesome the cast is and how wicked the photography looks, but it would be pointless in hindsight of Zakk hurricane chainsawing the hell out of demons. Just get ready to party.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Deathgasm Is A (Outrageously) Bloody, Good Time. Ridiculously fun, but also not for the faint of heart, and not the sort of movie you take your mother to, unless your mother has an amazing sense of humor and capacity to sit through an hour and a half bloodbath, you cannot prepare yourself for Deathgasm. No matter what you read here, words simply don't do the movie justice. I'd go so far as to say Howden offers an experience unlike anything you've seen before.
  • CinematicEssentials.com: If you simply base your expectations on its name alone, Deathgasm would appear to be a film that promises to deliver something outrageous. Once the movie kicks off, you'll notice that your expectations are about to be met. That's because what you witness here is indeed insane in essentially every way imaginable. Look no further than this spectacle out of New Zealand.
  • Hellhorror.com: I will watch this movie again with guests and loved ones. A phenomenal job.
  • Dailydead.com: Lately, the horror genre (in the US at least) seems to be taking things kind of seriously these days, which makes a movie like Deathgasm feel like a much-needed breath of fresh air. If there's one film out of SXSW that I'd recommend seeing on a big screen once it gets released, it would be Deathgasm. It's probably the most fun I've had watching a horror movie in some time. A ridiculously fun and bombastic celebration of horror and heavy metal.
  • Iconsoffright.com: Coming out of SXSW like a freight train of bloody, metal as fuck entertainment, Jason Lei Howden gory extravaganza that is Deathgasm is a heavy metal splatterfest, guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan. Led by memorable performances, out of this world effects and a soundtrack that refuses to Not let you bang your head throughout the entire film, it's a standout film at this year's festival and destined to become like Shaun Of The Dead or Dead Alive, a horror/comedy cult classic, one that will instantly be a genre fan favorite. DEATHGASM doesn't have a weak moment, as it speeds through it's running time with fervor, giving horror fans a blood and guts-filled time, complete with demons spewing guts and putting the film's protagonists through absolute hell, something that helps us love each and every character in the film. It's a 200MPH frantic film, a juggernaut of gory entertainment that is never for a single second, a joke. It's a film that puts heshers against demons, and kicks some serious ass, musically, while doing so. I'd be very surprised if the film didn't instantly hit audiences like a jackhammer, making them hooked on the film's characters and story. Though SXSW is filled to the brim with great programming this year, I challenge any other film in the festival's lineup to not only resonate, but entertain and make absolute fanatics out of viewers as much as DEATHGASM does. An instant hit that hits you over the head with a blood soaked battle axe, and shreds while doing so. Metal horns up.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Deathgasm is brutal, bloody, fanatical fun on levels that deliver exactly what's expected. Howden cranks the slasher genre to 11, and hypnotizes horror audiences through an onslaught of demonic mutilation that would have Dethklok themselves cheering with joy, hitting on notes of horror insanity that blend face-melting riffage with equally outstanding practical effects.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: If you like your gore messy, your laughter frequent and your music loud you'll want to remember the name Deathgasm. As if you could ever forget it. Fun sense of humor; gloriously bloody practical effects; surprising heart at its center; knows its audience and gives no shits about the rest of you.
  • Nerdist.com: One of the best measures of a comedic horror movie is how well the "non-horror" stuff works, and thanks to a very strong cast, Deathgasm actually makes for a pretty decent comedy before it turns into a wildly over-the-top gore geyser. Cawthorne and Blake strike an amiable chemistry, the supporting cast is consistently entertaining, and despite the virtually non-stop barrage of raunchy language, unapologetic potty humor, and cartoonishly violent carnage, Deathgasm also displays several moments of legitimate cleverness and (believe it or not) even a little bro-centric sweetness. 4/5.
  • Twitchfilm.com: DEATHGASM Rocks! Not since the days of video store browsing has there been a horror movie quite as demonically satisfying as Deathgasm. It is a movie that adores 80s horror, without relying too heavily on pastiche. Yes, it takes a major page from that Tom Savini book of practical effects, and in the best possible way, but the voice that shines through the hysterical dialogue and playfully comic editing, is so teenage, so punk, it makes a beat-to-death genre feel refreshing.
  • IFF Boston: DEATHGASM is ridiculous, hilarious, extremely gory, and downright awesome. It's a horror movie and splatter comedy based entirely around Heavy Metal music which does not take itself seriously in the slightest and runs entirely on sheer mayhem and absurd comedy". GRADE A+
  • Austinchronicle.com: Director Jason Lei Howden drenches it in enough spraying plasma to drown a demon and raise hysterical belly laughs. A WETA CGI effects guy by training, Howden goes practical-heavy for gory, glorious, ridiculous, and comedic effect. It also doesn't hurt that he clearly knows his metal, mocking only what he loves. Shamelessly low-brow, reaching a beer-fueled gleeful high with a zombie-vs.-sex toys battle, it's a very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedies.
  • TheHorrorHoneys.com: Packed to the gills with hilarious moments, fountains of blood, weird makeup fx (those demon teeth, yo), and the kind of endearingly witty and understatedly hilarious dialogue I've come to expect from Kiwi films, Deathgasm is definitely going to be on my list of MUST HAVE releases for 2015. Deathgasm is on the fast track to being a cult favorite, and if they don't release a soundtrack (on vinyl too, please) I might have a demonic tantrum.
  • Cinefilescomic.com: Why should you see this film? So. MUCH. METAL. ALL THE METAL. METAL. METAL. METAL. Buckets of bloody gore and lots of practical effects harkening back to the best B-pictures of the past. Spines will be ripped from bodies. Gouts of blood will be vomited. Heads will be split in two like so much kindling. Half the budget for the film went to laundry detergent. Oddly sweet interpersonal relationships between the main characters and a strong female lead who kicks plenty of undead demon butt.
  • Frontrowreviews.co.uk: DEATHGASM is a lot of things; funny, creepy, rocking and totally fucking awesome. Carrying on the trend of high quality horror comedy coming from New Zealand (What We Do In The Shadows, Housebound), Jason Lei Howden's DEATHGASM is the best heavy metal film ever and completely enthralling from the very opening scenes.
  • DestroyTheBrain.com: DEATHGASM is an obvious labor of love and an homage to an era where dice had twenty faces, records were played backwards, Lemmy wore short-shorts and Ouija was not a cute name for vagina. Loud and proud, Deathgasm is the last supper for all you metal movie maniacs out there. Come hither and rejoice: the prophecy came true and he has returned.
  • NewYorkTimes.com: It's easy to empathize with the handsome young protagonist, Brodie (Milo Cawthorne), the new metalhead in town, who is beaten up by bullies, yearns for the prettiest girl in school (Kimberley Crossman) and explains his taste in music with, “Life is better because somebody else knows the pain and the rage that you're going through.”
    Ms. Crossman is appealing, too, as Medina, who shows up with a big ax at the appropriate times and inexplicably knows how to use it. In between the rampant four-letter words and the occasional partial nudity are likable attempts at humor — some sweet, some saucy.
  • Best-horror-movies.com: Deathgasm has a respectable dose of everything a true horror fan craves. It' s a gross picture, at times quite creepy and the special effects are awesome and practical-heavy. The performances are impressive, the chemistry between the cast is top notch and the proper honoring of the Evil Dead films feel as though they couldn't possibly have been executed in superior fashion. Deathgasm starts big and it ends big, and unlike the bulk of films we see land in our laps these days, this one thoroughly thrills for an hour and a half. There's no down time to be found in Deathgasm and underwhelming is a word no one in this crew ever contemplated. This is an amazing production that instantly catapults itself into “Best of the Year” (it may have actually taken an immediate lead) contention.
  • HorrorSociety.com: This is an amazing production that instantly catapults itself into "Best of the Year" (it may have actually taken an immediate lead) contention.
  • Theslaughteredbird.com: DEATHGASM (all upper case because lower case is for pussies) is one of those near-perfect horror comedies that comes along roughly once a decade - if we're lucky. I'm talking Shaun of the Dead caliber—believe it! Not since Return of the Living Dead (1985) have I experienced such an effective mix of music and mayhem, rolled into an irreverent and vastly entertaining splatter-fest. CinemaSlasher.com: Not only is Deathgasm one of the most entertaining movies of the year, it's also one of the most unexpectedly cute movies to come along in quite some time. Brodie's interactions with Medina are nothing short of adorable, and it's truly impressive how well Howden, Cawthorne, and Crossman make such a romance work in an inherently goofy film. This may very well be the sweetest movie to ever feature an animated disembowelment in the opening credits, and I mean that as the highest compliment.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Thankfully, director/screenwriter Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm included all the blood and guts people expected to see, but also balanced out the gore with much-needed, and perfectly executed, hilarity. Thankfully, director/screenwriter Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm included all the blood and guts people expected to see, but also balanced out the gore with much-needed, and perfectly executed, hilarity.
  • TheGuardian.com: Creative gross-outs and absurd violence are the salvation of a horror flick in which a speed-metal band's dark chords turn the townsfolk into demonic ghouls.
Awards
  • DEATHGASM has won the top award at this year's Knoxville Horror Film Fest - the Palm d'Gore - and the prize for Best Director to Jason Lei Howden!
  • Publieksprijs Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival 2015

Deathgasm

Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2016
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Milo Cawthorne (When We Go to War, Power Rangers R.P.M.), James Blake, Kimberley Crossman (#TheAssignment, Shortland Street)

High School is Hell! Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers... and this is only the beginning! It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: 'Deathgasm' is een frisse, goed uitgevoerde genrefilm die heel goed weet wat hij wil: prima laagdrempelig vermaak bieden voor de liefhebbers van bloederige en met een humoristisch sausje overgoten horrorfilms. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Evil Dead met metalheads, zo laat Deathgasm zich het kortst omschrijven. Maar dat doet geen recht aan de typisch Nieuw-Zeelandse humor en de uitbundige manier waarop de regisseur zijn verhaal uit de hand laat lopen, met elkaar opetende dorpsbewoners, bloedfonteinen en dildo's als slagwapens. Een uitzinnige zombieslasher, die al een reeks festivals op z'n kop zette.
  • Sound On Sight names Deathgasm one of the 15 best films at Fantasia! Read the full article here.
    Their review: Witty, energetic and appropriately self-mocking, Deathgasm keeps us interested because the writer/director and actors make us care about Brodie and his friends. Yes, the movie is filled with extreme gore, violence, action, nudity, sexual content and so on, but it's biggest asset is Milo Cawthorne, who imbues the slightly naive Brodie with a good nature and bigger heart, providing the film with a central figure you want to see overcome every harsh obstacle.
  • Variety.com: The consistent if undiscriminating high energy engenders a certain persuasive goodwill. Performances are game.
  • ScreemHorrorMagazine.com: Deathgasm is a brutal, side-splitting slice of midnight movie mayhem that even manages to cram in a bit of an allegory to boot. Metal is definitely the way. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
  • Examiner: The party movie of the year.
  • Icons of Fright: A heavy metal splatterfest guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan.
  • Austin Chronicle: A very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedy.
    Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News: The film gorehounds have been tearing their hair out waiting for.
  • Empire Magazine on the Sidney Film Festival: In the tradition of Peter Jackson's early schlock-horror comedies this New Zealand flick is easily the greatest title of the festival.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Buckle up, readers. The party movie of 2015 is here. This is the movie the SXSW Midnighters category was created for. I could go on about how awesome the cast is and how wicked the photography looks, but it would be pointless in hindsight of Zakk hurricane chainsawing the hell out of demons. Just get ready to party.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Deathgasm Is A (Outrageously) Bloody, Good Time. Ridiculously fun, but also not for the faint of heart, and not the sort of movie you take your mother to, unless your mother has an amazing sense of humor and capacity to sit through an hour and a half bloodbath, you cannot prepare yourself for Deathgasm. No matter what you read here, words simply don't do the movie justice. I'd go so far as to say Howden offers an experience unlike anything you've seen before.
  • CinematicEssentials.com: If you simply base your expectations on its name alone, Deathgasm would appear to be a film that promises to deliver something outrageous. Once the movie kicks off, you'll notice that your expectations are about to be met. That's because what you witness here is indeed insane in essentially every way imaginable. Look no further than this spectacle out of New Zealand.
  • Hellhorror.com: I will watch this movie again with guests and loved ones. A phenomenal job.
  • Dailydead.com: Lately, the horror genre (in the US at least) seems to be taking things kind of seriously these days, which makes a movie like Deathgasm feel like a much-needed breath of fresh air. If there's one film out of SXSW that I'd recommend seeing on a big screen once it gets released, it would be Deathgasm. It's probably the most fun I've had watching a horror movie in some time. A ridiculously fun and bombastic celebration of horror and heavy metal.
  • Iconsoffright.com: Coming out of SXSW like a freight train of bloody, metal as fuck entertainment, Jason Lei Howden gory extravaganza that is Deathgasm is a heavy metal splatterfest, guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan. Led by memorable performances, out of this world effects and a soundtrack that refuses to Not let you bang your head throughout the entire film, it's a standout film at this year's festival and destined to become like Shaun Of The Dead or Dead Alive, a horror/comedy cult classic, one that will instantly be a genre fan favorite. DEATHGASM doesn't have a weak moment, as it speeds through it's running time with fervor, giving horror fans a blood and guts-filled time, complete with demons spewing guts and putting the film's protagonists through absolute hell, something that helps us love each and every character in the film. It's a 200MPH frantic film, a juggernaut of gory entertainment that is never for a single second, a joke. It's a film that puts heshers against demons, and kicks some serious ass, musically, while doing so. I'd be very surprised if the film didn't instantly hit audiences like a jackhammer, making them hooked on the film's characters and story. Though SXSW is filled to the brim with great programming this year, I challenge any other film in the festival's lineup to not only resonate, but entertain and make absolute fanatics out of viewers as much as DEATHGASM does. An instant hit that hits you over the head with a blood soaked battle axe, and shreds while doing so. Metal horns up.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Deathgasm is brutal, bloody, fanatical fun on levels that deliver exactly what's expected. Howden cranks the slasher genre to 11, and hypnotizes horror audiences through an onslaught of demonic mutilation that would have Dethklok themselves cheering with joy, hitting on notes of horror insanity that blend face-melting riffage with equally outstanding practical effects.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: If you like your gore messy, your laughter frequent and your music loud you'll want to remember the name Deathgasm. As if you could ever forget it. Fun sense of humor; gloriously bloody practical effects; surprising heart at its center; knows its audience and gives no shits about the rest of you.
  • Nerdist.com: One of the best measures of a comedic horror movie is how well the "non-horror" stuff works, and thanks to a very strong cast, Deathgasm actually makes for a pretty decent comedy before it turns into a wildly over-the-top gore geyser. Cawthorne and Blake strike an amiable chemistry, the supporting cast is consistently entertaining, and despite the virtually non-stop barrage of raunchy language, unapologetic potty humor, and cartoonishly violent carnage, Deathgasm also displays several moments of legitimate cleverness and (believe it or not) even a little bro-centric sweetness. 4/5.
  • Twitchfilm.com: DEATHGASM Rocks! Not since the days of video store browsing has there been a horror movie quite as demonically satisfying as Deathgasm. It is a movie that adores 80s horror, without relying too heavily on pastiche. Yes, it takes a major page from that Tom Savini book of practical effects, and in the best possible way, but the voice that shines through the hysterical dialogue and playfully comic editing, is so teenage, so punk, it makes a beat-to-death genre feel refreshing.
  • IFF Boston: DEATHGASM is ridiculous, hilarious, extremely gory, and downright awesome. It's a horror movie and splatter comedy based entirely around Heavy Metal music which does not take itself seriously in the slightest and runs entirely on sheer mayhem and absurd comedy". GRADE A+
  • Austinchronicle.com: Director Jason Lei Howden drenches it in enough spraying plasma to drown a demon and raise hysterical belly laughs. A WETA CGI effects guy by training, Howden goes practical-heavy for gory, glorious, ridiculous, and comedic effect. It also doesn't hurt that he clearly knows his metal, mocking only what he loves. Shamelessly low-brow, reaching a beer-fueled gleeful high with a zombie-vs.-sex toys battle, it's a very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedies.
  • TheHorrorHoneys.com: Packed to the gills with hilarious moments, fountains of blood, weird makeup fx (those demon teeth, yo), and the kind of endearingly witty and understatedly hilarious dialogue I've come to expect from Kiwi films, Deathgasm is definitely going to be on my list of MUST HAVE releases for 2015. Deathgasm is on the fast track to being a cult favorite, and if they don't release a soundtrack (on vinyl too, please) I might have a demonic tantrum.
  • Cinefilescomic.com: Why should you see this film? So. MUCH. METAL. ALL THE METAL. METAL. METAL. METAL. Buckets of bloody gore and lots of practical effects harkening back to the best B-pictures of the past. Spines will be ripped from bodies. Gouts of blood will be vomited. Heads will be split in two like so much kindling. Half the budget for the film went to laundry detergent. Oddly sweet interpersonal relationships between the main characters and a strong female lead who kicks plenty of undead demon butt.
  • Frontrowreviews.co.uk: DEATHGASM is a lot of things; funny, creepy, rocking and totally fucking awesome. Carrying on the trend of high quality horror comedy coming from New Zealand (What We Do In The Shadows, Housebound), Jason Lei Howden's DEATHGASM is the best heavy metal film ever and completely enthralling from the very opening scenes.
  • DestroyTheBrain.com: DEATHGASM is an obvious labor of love and an homage to an era where dice had twenty faces, records were played backwards, Lemmy wore short-shorts and Ouija was not a cute name for vagina. Loud and proud, Deathgasm is the last supper for all you metal movie maniacs out there. Come hither and rejoice: the prophecy came true and he has returned.
  • NewYorkTimes.com: It's easy to empathize with the handsome young protagonist, Brodie (Milo Cawthorne), the new metalhead in town, who is beaten up by bullies, yearns for the prettiest girl in school (Kimberley Crossman) and explains his taste in music with, “Life is better because somebody else knows the pain and the rage that you're going through.”
    Ms. Crossman is appealing, too, as Medina, who shows up with a big ax at the appropriate times and inexplicably knows how to use it. In between the rampant four-letter words and the occasional partial nudity are likable attempts at humor — some sweet, some saucy.
  • Best-horror-movies.com: Deathgasm has a respectable dose of everything a true horror fan craves. It' s a gross picture, at times quite creepy and the special effects are awesome and practical-heavy. The performances are impressive, the chemistry between the cast is top notch and the proper honoring of the Evil Dead films feel as though they couldn't possibly have been executed in superior fashion. Deathgasm starts big and it ends big, and unlike the bulk of films we see land in our laps these days, this one thoroughly thrills for an hour and a half. There's no down time to be found in Deathgasm and underwhelming is a word no one in this crew ever contemplated. This is an amazing production that instantly catapults itself into “Best of the Year” (it may have actually taken an immediate lead) contention.
  • HorrorSociety.com: This is an amazing production that instantly catapults itself into "Best of the Year" (it may have actually taken an immediate lead) contention.
  • Theslaughteredbird.com: DEATHGASM (all upper case because lower case is for pussies) is one of those near-perfect horror comedies that comes along roughly once a decade - if we're lucky. I'm talking Shaun of the Dead caliber—believe it! Not since Return of the Living Dead (1985) have I experienced such an effective mix of music and mayhem, rolled into an irreverent and vastly entertaining splatter-fest. CinemaSlasher.com: Not only is Deathgasm one of the most entertaining movies of the year, it's also one of the most unexpectedly cute movies to come along in quite some time. Brodie's interactions with Medina are nothing short of adorable, and it's truly impressive how well Howden, Cawthorne, and Crossman make such a romance work in an inherently goofy film. This may very well be the sweetest movie to ever feature an animated disembowelment in the opening credits, and I mean that as the highest compliment.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Thankfully, director/screenwriter Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm included all the blood and guts people expected to see, but also balanced out the gore with much-needed, and perfectly executed, hilarity. Thankfully, director/screenwriter Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm included all the blood and guts people expected to see, but also balanced out the gore with much-needed, and perfectly executed, hilarity.
  • TheGuardian.com: Creative gross-outs and absurd violence are the salvation of a horror flick in which a speed-metal band's dark chords turn the townsfolk into demonic ghouls.
Awards
  • DEATHGASM has won the top award at this year's Knoxville Horror Film Fest - the Palm d'Gore - and the prize for Best Director to Jason Lei Howden!
  • Publieksprijs Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival 2015

Death in Texas

Action
Available on VOD: 5 augustus 2021
Director: Scott Windhauser
Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle (Men In Black II, The Practice, Twin Peaks), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Bruce Dern (Monster, The Astronaut Farmer), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Conjuring III)

Billy Walker (Blevins) is released from prison to find that his mother, Grace (Flynn Boyle), needs a liver transplant or will die within weeks. In the hospital she meets John (Lang) whom she shares some intimate moments with. In a last ditch effort to save her, Billy, descends into El Pasos’ dark underbelly of drugs and sex trafficking, discovering unlikely allies and redemption along the way. Billy and his mother wrestle with a lifetime of bad choices, and in the end, only one decision can save them both.

Reviews

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Death in Texas

Action
Available on VOD: 5 augustus 2021
Director: Scott Windhauser
Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle (Men In Black II, The Practice, Twin Peaks), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Bruce Dern (Monster, The Astronaut Farmer), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Conjuring III)

Billy Walker (Blevins) is released from prison to find that his mother, Grace (Flynn Boyle), needs a liver transplant or will die within weeks. In the hospital she meets John (Lang) whom she shares some intimate moments with. In a last ditch effort to save her, Billy, descends into El Pasos’ dark underbelly of drugs and sex trafficking, discovering unlikely allies and redemption along the way. Billy and his mother wrestle with a lifetime of bad choices, and in the end, only one decision can save them both.

Reviews

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Death Valley

SF, Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q4 2021
Director: Matthew Ninaber
Cast: Jeremy Ninaber, Ethan Mitchell, Kristen Kaster Actress

Retired mercenaries with nothing to lose are hired for one last mission - to rescue a high-profile bioengineer imprisoned in an isolated cold war bunker. Upon entering the ominous facility, it soon becomes clear that this was a top-secret research center not too long ago, but something went horribly wrong. They find themselves in a fight for their lives when they come under attack from unknown and deadly creatures with eerily familiar human traits...

De Drie Dogadiers

Family
Available on VOD: 11 november 2014
Director: Jesse Baget
Cast: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman, Ripley's Believe it or Not!), Richard Riehle (Office Space), Bill Oberst Jr. (Take This Lollipop, Criminal Minds), Andrea Monier

Three pampered pooches left to guard the house on Christmas Eve become fearless DOGATEERS when thieves break in and steal every present, every ornament -- even the yuletide tree! Vowing to save Christmas the three canines set out in search of Santa, the only one who can help them on their quest, all the while dodging a dogcatcher bent on capturing them.

Reviews
  • Dove.org: This movie is filled with comedy as the dogs' travels take them through the desert, away from the dog catcher, and to the mall. The film is hilarious from beginning to end, with talking dogs, a nutty dog catcher who wants to be the best catcher ever, a weird character that takes care of the lost and found at the mall, and the helpful Santa who wants to help them get home. It will have everyone in the family laughing during the Christmas season.
    The Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages is awarded to this entertaining movie.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: De drie dogadiers is in alle opzichten een film die vooral op jonge kinderen is gericht en het vooral tijdens de kerstdagen goed zal doen. Voor de jongste spruiten onder ons is de prent wel een kijkbeurt waard.
  • Curiosityofasocialmisfit.blogspot.co.uk: It will definitely keep the little ones entertained and in such a busy time of the year, I'm sure all the parents out there will appreciate a few minutes of peace.

Detour

Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: William Dickerson
Cast: Neil Hopkins (Skyline)

Jackson Alder is a young hip ad man. He drives along a precarious mountain road on his way to a high-powered lunch meeting. He chats away on his new iPhone when his sports utility vehicle is suddenly assaulted by nature - as he is swallowed up by a monstrous mudslide, biblical in its enormity. Trapped inside his car alone, encased in mud, Jackson embarks on a journey -- a road trip into the heart of a man he's only just getting to know. He cycles through the five stages of grief -- Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Despair and, finally, Acceptance. As the reality of his circumstances begin to sink in, he realizes that no one is coming for him, only he can save himself. He begins to assess and manage his physical circumstances, as he does this he's introduced to the stakes of his mental circumstances as well, which are even more dire. Without anyone else's support, the mental hurdles of overcoming his situation prove stifling. For the first time in his life he's forced to acknowledge the possibility of death -- a possibility that grows more likely with each passing minute. Jackson, the consummate and witty advertising executive, sheds his suit and pitches himself one of the hardest sells of his career -- that he's going to make it out of this alive.

Reviews
  • The New York Times: At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson's heavy breathing for your own.
  • Villagevoice.com: Think of the blackest crawl space you encountered as a child, and then imagine curling up inside it, at midnight, for the better part of 90 minutes, and you're getting close to the experience of watching writer/director William Dickerson's debut feature, Detour - and, yes, that's a compliment. Hopkins is as good at panic as he is at selling peak-human determination. By the end, he does what he must, all greased up like an engine part, and the performance and filmmaking are invigorating. Even as you're putting together just what he's doing, you'll feel what he's going through.
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Detour is a tautly efficient thriller that fully succeeds in making the viewer identify with its hapless protagonist's desperate plight.
  • AisleSeat.com: Detour is at its very best in the last 30 minutes, in which Jackson makes a desperate attempt to save himself; this third act is nothing but good stuff. The finale rattles your nerves, making you feel all the danger and claustrophobia that Jackson faces. Hopkins really gets to show his stuff here, bringing the character's desperation vividly to life. It's all tense and exciting and nerve-wracking. In spite of the few aforementioned flaws, Detour builds to a conclusion that sends you out the door shaken and thankful to see light.
  • FilmThreat.com: Ultimately you are drawn into the dire circumstances and forget how the camera covers them as the poor protagonist gulps for air under tons of dirt. For every breath he's grasping for, you're holding one in, anticipating what might follow.
  • MediaMikes.com: 'Detour' deals with issues of claustrophobia and asphyxiation to say the least and as an audience you feel like you are battling those right also alongside our brave actor. I would highly suggest paying the few bucks to check this out. You will thank me later!
  • PasteMagazine.com: Dickerson's claustrophobic survival thriller proves itself a technically proficient, expertly paced affair. Hopkins delivers a performance of muscular breadth (both emotionally and physically).
  • TVGuide.com: Dickerson manages to keep the character's fate tantalizingly unclear until the last possible moment, making Detour a deeply immersive exercise in low-budget suspense from start to finish.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Dinner

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 augustus 2018
Director: Oren Moverman
Cast: Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Arbitrage, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ), Steve Coogan (The Trip to Spain, The Other Guys), Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals, Sully), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Frost/Nixon), Chlo Sevigny (Antibirth, The Snowman)

When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons’ identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Moverman balances the potential for staginess with his flowing cinematic bravura; he keeps surprising you, and he gives the drama a dash of poison elegance.
  • The Playlist.net: This is a film that glories in juxtaposition, as exchanges of bestial ferocity hiss back and forth in an excruciatingly elegant destination restaurant, and as poisonously feral barbs are traded across a table laden with elaborately effete hors d'oeuvres.
  • TheWrap.com: At once a darkly comic social satire, a pitch-black moral thriller and an earnest plea to recognize mental illness, The Dinner is a seven-layer dip overflowing with compelling individual ingredients.
  • Urbancinefile.com.au: All the performances are astonishing. This is an outstanding piece of cinema, provocative and insightful, filled with metaphor and the recognisable flaws of humanity and the world today, yet far from bitter.
  • Blu-ray.com: The film delivers on both emotional and perhaps especially moral grounds, exposing the traumas experienced by a quartet who can't even decide what the right thing to do is, let alone doing it.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: The Dinner is a riveting adult drama that will have you replaying the film over and over again in your mind as you search for the meaning of it all and come face-to-face with the uncomfortable truths.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: An imperfect but fascinating film, The Dinner's stellar cast delivers a deeply troubling and psychologically complex treatment of class and family.

The Dinner

Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 augustus 2018
Director: Oren Moverman
Cast: Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Arbitrage, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ), Steve Coogan (The Trip to Spain, The Other Guys), Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals, Sully), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Frost/Nixon), Chlo Sevigny (Antibirth, The Snowman)

When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons’ identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Moverman balances the potential for staginess with his flowing cinematic bravura; he keeps surprising you, and he gives the drama a dash of poison elegance.
  • The Playlist.net: This is a film that glories in juxtaposition, as exchanges of bestial ferocity hiss back and forth in an excruciatingly elegant destination restaurant, and as poisonously feral barbs are traded across a table laden with elaborately effete hors d'oeuvres.
  • TheWrap.com: At once a darkly comic social satire, a pitch-black moral thriller and an earnest plea to recognize mental illness, The Dinner is a seven-layer dip overflowing with compelling individual ingredients.
  • Urbancinefile.com.au: All the performances are astonishing. This is an outstanding piece of cinema, provocative and insightful, filled with metaphor and the recognisable flaws of humanity and the world today, yet far from bitter.
  • Blu-ray.com: The film delivers on both emotional and perhaps especially moral grounds, exposing the traumas experienced by a quartet who can't even decide what the right thing to do is, let alone doing it.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: The Dinner is a riveting adult drama that will have you replaying the film over and over again in your mind as you search for the meaning of it all and come face-to-face with the uncomfortable truths.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: An imperfect but fascinating film, The Dinner's stellar cast delivers a deeply troubling and psychologically complex treatment of class and family.

DisOrientation

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2013
Director: Russell Whaley
Cast: Todd Gaebe (Beyond the Mat), Richard Moll (Night Court), Eric Toms

Finn is an underachieving slacker who simple refuses to graduate from college. And why should he, when college is a never-ending stream of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll? With the school year starting, Finn is assigned a very special dorm roommate. Toby, is a 15 year-old genius who has skipped over high school to enter college as a freshman. Nothing could prepare Toby for the endless partying and sexual escapades he is forced to endure by Finn. Completely traumatized, Toby packs his bags and goes home, but his father, sends him back in order to face his biggest fear—Finn.

Reviews
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: Its core audience will like it. It's certainly better than most big-budget raunch films out there today. The movie is endearing, sure, but it's also terrifically disgusting and hilarious.
  • Roguecinema.com: there are numerous moments where the insanity of the production steps out and inspires some truly laugh-out-loud moments ... I know that I certainly had a good time with DisOrientation
  • Sonic-cinema.com: The film is consistently, ridiculously funny.

Disturbing the Peace

Action
Available on VOD: 13 februari 2020
Director: York Alec Shackleton
Cast: Guy Pearce (Memento, Brimstone), Devon Sawa (Slackers, Final Destination, Escape Plan - The Extractors), Michael Bellisario (Jag), Dwayne Cameron (211)

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

Reviews
  • LA Times.com: Pearce is typically superb as the hero — a self-doubting U.S. marshal named Jim Dillon.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: a really good indie action film thanks to Guy Pearce’s story of a man on the road to redemption and York Shackleton’s direction, which proves he is a name to look out for in indie action cinema.

Disturbing the Peace

Action
Available on VOD: 13 februari 2020
Director: York Alec Shackleton
Cast: Guy Pearce (Memento, Brimstone), Devon Sawa (Slackers, Final Destination, Escape Plan - The Extractors), Michael Bellisario (Jag), Dwayne Cameron (211)

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

Reviews
  • LA Times.com: Pearce is typically superb as the hero — a self-doubting U.S. marshal named Jim Dillon.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: a really good indie action film thanks to Guy Pearce’s story of a man on the road to redemption and York Shackleton’s direction, which proves he is a name to look out for in indie action cinema.

Down and Dangerous

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Zak Forsman
Cast: John T. Woods (Time Again, V/H/S/2), Paulie Rojas (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Ross Marquand

Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.

Reviews
  • Letterboxd.com: It immediately brings to mind Michael Mann's films like Heat, and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. And I think this film does a pretty good job of living up to those films. John Woods plays a cool criminal in the vein of Mel Gibson in Payback. He has every base covered, every angle accounted for. Too bad the people around him can't say the same, especially the girl. Watching his plans unravel and how he handles it is a fun time at the movies.
  • Apocalypselaterfilm.com: The tone is what's surprising here. This remains accessible, never becoming an ordeal like drug films often do, never becoming nasty even with a brief torture scene and never losing its direction to distractions. No, the Mormons are hardly going to praise it but combining a strong story, a strong score and strong editing with a strong set of performances makes it a very strong film indeed.
  • Examiner.com: "Down and Dangerous" is a spectacularly slick-looking flick. Writer/director Zak Forsman has an excellent cinematic eye as this crime thriller has the look and feel of a studio release.
Awards
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival 2013: Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

Down and Dangerous

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Zak Forsman
Cast: John T. Woods (Time Again, V/H/S/2), Paulie Rojas (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Ross Marquand

Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.

Reviews
  • Letterboxd.com: It immediately brings to mind Michael Mann's films like Heat, and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. And I think this film does a pretty good job of living up to those films. John Woods plays a cool criminal in the vein of Mel Gibson in Payback. He has every base covered, every angle accounted for. Too bad the people around him can't say the same, especially the girl. Watching his plans unravel and how he handles it is a fun time at the movies.
  • Apocalypselaterfilm.com: The tone is what's surprising here. This remains accessible, never becoming an ordeal like drug films often do, never becoming nasty even with a brief torture scene and never losing its direction to distractions. No, the Mormons are hardly going to praise it but combining a strong story, a strong score and strong editing with a strong set of performances makes it a very strong film indeed.
  • Examiner.com: "Down and Dangerous" is a spectacularly slick-looking flick. Writer/director Zak Forsman has an excellent cinematic eye as this crime thriller has the look and feel of a studio release.
Awards
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival 2013: Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

Down and Dangerous

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Zak Forsman
Cast: John T. Woods (Time Again, V/H/S/2), Paulie Rojas (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Ross Marquand

Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.

Reviews
  • Letterboxd.com: It immediately brings to mind Michael Mann's films like Heat, and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. And I think this film does a pretty good job of living up to those films. John Woods plays a cool criminal in the vein of Mel Gibson in Payback. He has every base covered, every angle accounted for. Too bad the people around him can't say the same, especially the girl. Watching his plans unravel and how he handles it is a fun time at the movies.
  • Apocalypselaterfilm.com: The tone is what's surprising here. This remains accessible, never becoming an ordeal like drug films often do, never becoming nasty even with a brief torture scene and never losing its direction to distractions. No, the Mormons are hardly going to praise it but combining a strong story, a strong score and strong editing with a strong set of performances makes it a very strong film indeed.
  • Examiner.com: "Down and Dangerous" is a spectacularly slick-looking flick. Writer/director Zak Forsman has an excellent cinematic eye as this crime thriller has the look and feel of a studio release.
Awards
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival 2013: Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

Drone

Thriller
Available on VOD: 17 augustus 2017
Director: Jason Bourque
Cast: Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Martian), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, White House Down), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, K-Pax), Maxwell Haynes

Neil is a cog in the wheel of America's war on terror. A private drone operator, he spends his workdays flying covert missions for the CIA then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity. But Neil's juggling act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing website reveals that he was at the controls of a number of deadly drone strikes. Believing Neil is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman has tracked him down. A harrowing confrontation takes place in Neil's house and it proves to be far more complex than a simple act of revenge.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: The movie opens with a bravura sequence set in Pakistan, and the script, by Mr. Bourque and Paul A. Birkett, worthily strives to balance sympathies between American interests and humans written off as collateral damage.
  • TheEntertainmentSection.com: Two sides in a conflict of war have been visited in film before, but unlike the subtle tension presented in Drone. This film rips open a heated topic and allows the audience to view through a different landscape, bringing the conflict home. It's a discussion that is uncomfortable, but with the changing landscapes of the way the world conducts war, it's one that needs to be addressed. This film is still very much enjoyable without the nosedive into diplomacy, but it's harder to ignore than others. Even with the lean towards demonstration, the unique way these locations are represented on film, and the impeccable talent from the leading men, Drone deserves to be seen.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Drone is a character study disguised as a thriller with two men on opposite sides of the tragedy that stages the inevitable collision.
  • Filmjournal.com:Though Drone comes wrapped in the trappings of a home-invasion thriller, it's less interested in ratcheting up the tension than scoring debate points about the moral implications of scrubbing the sweat and dirt from the act of killing.
  • Patch.com: Bean, McCormack and Sabongui meshing it all together with emotional shock and awe and knowing our secrets can be used as a weapon.

Drone

Thriller
Available on VOD: 17 augustus 2017
Director: Jason Bourque
Cast: Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Martian), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, White House Down), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, K-Pax), Maxwell Haynes

Neil is a cog in the wheel of America's war on terror. A private drone operator, he spends his workdays flying covert missions for the CIA then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity. But Neil's juggling act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing website reveals that he was at the controls of a number of deadly drone strikes. Believing Neil is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman has tracked him down. A harrowing confrontation takes place in Neil's house and it proves to be far more complex than a simple act of revenge.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: The movie opens with a bravura sequence set in Pakistan, and the script, by Mr. Bourque and Paul A. Birkett, worthily strives to balance sympathies between American interests and humans written off as collateral damage.
  • TheEntertainmentSection.com: Two sides in a conflict of war have been visited in film before, but unlike the subtle tension presented in Drone. This film rips open a heated topic and allows the audience to view through a different landscape, bringing the conflict home. It's a discussion that is uncomfortable, but with the changing landscapes of the way the world conducts war, it's one that needs to be addressed. This film is still very much enjoyable without the nosedive into diplomacy, but it's harder to ignore than others. Even with the lean towards demonstration, the unique way these locations are represented on film, and the impeccable talent from the leading men, Drone deserves to be seen.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Drone is a character study disguised as a thriller with two men on opposite sides of the tragedy that stages the inevitable collision.
  • Filmjournal.com:Though Drone comes wrapped in the trappings of a home-invasion thriller, it's less interested in ratcheting up the tension than scoring debate points about the moral implications of scrubbing the sweat and dirt from the act of killing.
  • Patch.com: Bean, McCormack and Sabongui meshing it all together with emotional shock and awe and knowing our secrets can be used as a weapon.

Drone

Thriller
Available on VOD: 17 augustus 2017
Director: Jason Bourque
Cast: Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Martian), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, White House Down), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, K-Pax), Maxwell Haynes

Neil is a cog in the wheel of America's war on terror. A private drone operator, he spends his workdays flying covert missions for the CIA then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity. But Neil's juggling act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing website reveals that he was at the controls of a number of deadly drone strikes. Believing Neil is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman has tracked him down. A harrowing confrontation takes place in Neil's house and it proves to be far more complex than a simple act of revenge.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: The movie opens with a bravura sequence set in Pakistan, and the script, by Mr. Bourque and Paul A. Birkett, worthily strives to balance sympathies between American interests and humans written off as collateral damage.
  • TheEntertainmentSection.com: Two sides in a conflict of war have been visited in film before, but unlike the subtle tension presented in Drone. This film rips open a heated topic and allows the audience to view through a different landscape, bringing the conflict home. It's a discussion that is uncomfortable, but with the changing landscapes of the way the world conducts war, it's one that needs to be addressed. This film is still very much enjoyable without the nosedive into diplomacy, but it's harder to ignore than others. Even with the lean towards demonstration, the unique way these locations are represented on film, and the impeccable talent from the leading men, Drone deserves to be seen.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Drone is a character study disguised as a thriller with two men on opposite sides of the tragedy that stages the inevitable collision.
  • Filmjournal.com:Though Drone comes wrapped in the trappings of a home-invasion thriller, it's less interested in ratcheting up the tension than scoring debate points about the moral implications of scrubbing the sweat and dirt from the act of killing.
  • Patch.com: Bean, McCormack and Sabongui meshing it all together with emotional shock and awe and knowing our secrets can be used as a weapon.

Dust Up

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 november 2013
Director: Ward Roberts
Cast: Aaron Gaffey (Lo), Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jeremiah Birkett (Evan Almighty)

Jack is a shell-shocked soldier turned handyman seeking refuge in the hot desert sun from a cold, dark past. He's traded his service pistol for a cordless drill, forsaken allegiance to the flag for meditation on a yoga mat. His only friend: a quirky hipster named Mo, who wants nothing more than to embody the life of a Native- American Indian, complete with teepee, organic foods, tomahawk... and tube socks. These two oddball friends have forged a quiet paradise in an idyllic landscape. But their peaceful lives are interrupted when Jack answers a call from a customer in need... Ella is a new mother at an isolated bungalow in the middle of nowhere, soaked in mud from a broken water pipe and drowning in debt. She's sought out Jack for help, unable to rely on her husband Herman who's an elusive, methed-out jackass owing a heap of cash to the local drug lord, Buzz. Recently unemployed, Herman has been trying hard to raise funds - primarily by offering discount roadside handjobs. But business has been slow, he'll never raise enough to appease bloodthirsty Buzz. What should be a simple plumbing gig for Jack turns into a world of hurt when his hankering for redemption prompts him to make a charitable offer, for the sake of Ella's innocent daughter. Jack soon finds himself embroiled in this family's twisted situation, leading to an inevitable, violent confrontation with the ruthless Buzz. Another ex-Marine seeking solace in the dunes, Buzz has gone full desert whacko. Clad in a stylish pink bathrobe, he's devolved into a sex-crazed kingpin, assembling his own private legion of cultish followers... youthful 'Heathens' inspired by Buzz's conspiracy sermons, mandatory orgies, innovative speed concoctions and a surprise grotesque dinner. Worlds collide when these assorted desert denizens are thrown together for the badass brawl-of-the-century. Jack will be forced to face his demons as he battles Buzz and an army of raving wastoids. He'll need the help of his loyal sidekick, Mo, and the beautiful Ella - as they barrel down a one-way road ending in hilarious, bloody mayhem.

Reviews
  • Fullmoonreviews.com: DUST UP has more than enough to satisfy those genre fans looking for something new. It has sick humor. It has some cool violence. The characters are all colorful and likeable in their own way. And it's a quick moving film at 90 minutes. If you like campy, violent films that pays homage to the grindhouse era, DUST UP is definitely for you. Hell, maybe it's worth losing an eye over.
  • Dust Up is waarschijnlijk de vreemdste eend in deze BIFFF oogst ! Stel je de excentrieke personages en de laconieke dialogen uit een Hal Hartley film voor en overgiet dat vervolgens met een stevige grindhouse saus. Het resultaat is een knotsgekke, niet te klasseren film, waarin lustig gestoeid wordt met absurde humor, gore, kannibalisme en tekenfilm-achtig geweld. De cast kwijt zich voorbeeldig van haar taak, met als uitschieters Devin Barry, die als twee druppels water op Adrien Brody lijkt, als Mo en Amber Benson (Tara uit Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) als Ella.
  • DVDVerdict.com: Thanks to some solid acting, good gore, and a willingness to go full throttle, Dust Up earns a rental recommendation for fans of the current wave of neo-grindhouse films, and the excellent presentation and copious supplements make it easy to recommend as a fan purchase.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: Seriously. Demented. So. Fun.
  • BrutalAsHell.com: It's an enjoyable film, well put together and stocked to the brim with enough atrocious acts to please the wildest of sensibilities.
  • Rockshockpop.com: A fun little flick that actually stands out in a sea of low-budget independently made movies, Dust Up entertains and delivers plenty of nastiness in the form of cartoonish violence
  • CinemaSlasher.com: I recommend Dust Up to fans of exploitation films as well as any sort of bizarre cinema. It's not flawless, but it's definitely enjoyable, if only for a specific audience.
  • DVDBeaver.com: immensely entertaining and amusing
  • Filmsnobbery.com: With over-the-top action, violence, and a touch of humor, DUST UP is a modern-day grindhouse film that leaves the audience rooting, wretching, and wishing for more.
  • Horrortalk.com: Dust Up is one of the most enjoyable movies that I have seen in a long while. It's a fast paced and humorous homage to the grindhouse films of the '70s
  • Theindependentcritic.com: Dust Up is funny. Dust Up is demented. Dust Up is psychotic. Dust Up is gory. Dust Up is weird and wild and wonderful and seriously, seriously whacked.
  • Movies.wn.com: a kick ass action comedy served up by Ward Roberts and starring Amber Benson that will make you laugh, gasp and punch the person you're sitting next to. If you like funny, fighting and some crazy stuff you've never seen before, Dust Up is the flick for you.

Eliminators

Action
Available on VOD: 19 december 2016
Director: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

From WWE Studios, Martin Parker (Scott Adkins), a highly trained former DEA agent, is hiding in the witness protection program in London with his young daughter, Carly. His world is turned upside down when a group of thugs break into his home looking for hidden contraband.

Parker is forced to kill the intruders, which exposes his true identity to the criminal underworld, including mob boss, Chris Cooper, who is Parker's arch-enemy as well as ex-father-in-law. Cooper sends his top assassin, Bishop (WWE Superstar Wade Barrett), to kill Parker, while Cooper tracks down Parker's daughter. Parker, now on the run, must defeat Bishop while simultaneously trying to keep his daughter out of the deadly clutches of her grandfather.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.

Eliminators

Action
Available on VOD: 19 december 2016
Director: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

From WWE Studios, Martin Parker (Scott Adkins), a highly trained former DEA agent, is hiding in the witness protection program in London with his young daughter, Carly. His world is turned upside down when a group of thugs break into his home looking for hidden contraband.

Parker is forced to kill the intruders, which exposes his true identity to the criminal underworld, including mob boss, Chris Cooper, who is Parker's arch-enemy as well as ex-father-in-law. Cooper sends his top assassin, Bishop (WWE Superstar Wade Barrett), to kill Parker, while Cooper tracks down Parker's daughter. Parker, now on the run, must defeat Bishop while simultaneously trying to keep his daughter out of the deadly clutches of her grandfather.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.

Eliminators

Action
Available on VOD: 19 december 2016
Director: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

From WWE Studios, Martin Parker (Scott Adkins), a highly trained former DEA agent, is hiding in the witness protection program in London with his young daughter, Carly. His world is turned upside down when a group of thugs break into his home looking for hidden contraband.

Parker is forced to kill the intruders, which exposes his true identity to the criminal underworld, including mob boss, Chris Cooper, who is Parker's arch-enemy as well as ex-father-in-law. Cooper sends his top assassin, Bishop (WWE Superstar Wade Barrett), to kill Parker, while Cooper tracks down Parker's daughter. Parker, now on the run, must defeat Bishop while simultaneously trying to keep his daughter out of the deadly clutches of her grandfather.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.

Eliminators

Action
Available on VOD: 19 december 2016
Director: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

From WWE Studios, Martin Parker (Scott Adkins), a highly trained former DEA agent, is hiding in the witness protection program in London with his young daughter, Carly. His world is turned upside down when a group of thugs break into his home looking for hidden contraband.

Parker is forced to kill the intruders, which exposes his true identity to the criminal underworld, including mob boss, Chris Cooper, who is Parker's arch-enemy as well as ex-father-in-law. Cooper sends his top assassin, Bishop (WWE Superstar Wade Barrett), to kill Parker, while Cooper tracks down Parker's daughter. Parker, now on the run, must defeat Bishop while simultaneously trying to keep his daughter out of the deadly clutches of her grandfather.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.

End of a Gun

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 november 2016
Director: Keoni Waxman
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Alexandre Nguyen (Exodus to Shanghai), Jade Ewen

Decker (Seagal), an ex-federal agent, comes across a woman, Lisa, being beaten by her boyfriend, Decker, and is forced to kill the enraged man to save her. Instead of congratulations and thanks, Decker faces possible criminal charges. Lisa, knowing his situation, asks him to help her steal $2 million hidden within her boyfriend's car at the police impound lot. They successfully recover the money, but it only puts them in greater danger, as the money was supposed to be delivered to a druglord. He catches wind of their theft and sends a hit squad to recover the money. Meanwhile, a determined cop, alarmed at the number of bodies piling up around Decker, is also hot on his trail. Decker must turn to an unlikely ally to keep the cash, save a now kidnapped Lisa, and survive an epic gun battle with the kingpin's henchmen.

Enemy Lines

War
Available on VOD: 23 april 2020
Director: Anders Banke
Cast: Ed Westwick (Snatch TV Series), John Hannah (Overboard, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Corey Johnson (Hunter Killer, A Private War, Captain Phillips), Tom Wisdom (Avengers Endgame)

November 1943.  A British commando squad is teamed with an American officer (Ed Westwick) on a covert mission into Poland, deep behind enemy lines.   Working with the resistance they cross the harsh Polish wilderness intent on kidnapping and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr Fabian (Pawel Delag) from the Germans.
 
Fabian is known to hold information on secret innovations that would prove vital to the Allied efforts.
 
With a German hunter unit on their tail and a Russian squad also intent on kidnapping Fabian for their own ends, it becomes a race against time, that for the winners, will change the shape of the war.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Enemy Lines

War
Available on VOD: 23 april 2020
Director: Anders Banke
Cast: Ed Westwick (Snatch TV Series), John Hannah (Overboard, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Corey Johnson (Hunter Killer, A Private War, Captain Phillips), Tom Wisdom (Avengers Endgame)

November 1943.  A British commando squad is teamed with an American officer (Ed Westwick) on a covert mission into Poland, deep behind enemy lines.   Working with the resistance they cross the harsh Polish wilderness intent on kidnapping and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr Fabian (Pawel Delag) from the Germans.
 
Fabian is known to hold information on secret innovations that would prove vital to the Allied efforts.
 
With a German hunter unit on their tail and a Russian squad also intent on kidnapping Fabian for their own ends, it becomes a race against time, that for the winners, will change the shape of the war.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Enemy Lines

War
Available on VOD: 23 april 2020
Director: Anders Banke
Cast: Ed Westwick (Snatch TV Series), John Hannah (Overboard, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Corey Johnson (Hunter Killer, A Private War, Captain Phillips), Tom Wisdom (Avengers Endgame)

November 1943.  A British commando squad is teamed with an American officer (Ed Westwick) on a covert mission into Poland, deep behind enemy lines.   Working with the resistance they cross the harsh Polish wilderness intent on kidnapping and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr Fabian (Pawel Delag) from the Germans.
 
Fabian is known to hold information on secret innovations that would prove vital to the Allied efforts.
 
With a German hunter unit on their tail and a Russian squad also intent on kidnapping Fabian for their own ends, it becomes a race against time, that for the winners, will change the shape of the war.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Experimenter

Drama
Available on VOD: 22 augustus 2016
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard (Black Mass, The Killing, Blue Jasmine, Jarhead), Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Homefront, The Iceman, Edward Scissorhands), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), Kellan Lutz (Twilight Saga, The Expendables 3, Immortals), Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun, Zodiac)

Based on the real events…

Yale University, 1961. Dr. Stanley Milgram PhD, designs a psychology experiment in which people think they’re delivering electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Subjects are told it’s about memory, but the experiment is really about conformity, conscience, and free will.

Dr. Milgram is trying to come to terms with the Holocaust and to test people’s tendency to comply with authority. The experiment yields disturbing results: 65 per cent of Dr. Milgram’s subjects deliver voltage that may be fatal, obeying polite commands from a lab-coated authority figure .

When working at Harvard, his obedience findings are announced in the New York Times. He is accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. Dr. Milgram re-ignites debate with his 1974 book, OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY. With the support of his wife he continues to fight distortions of his work, which includes a made-for-TV movie starring William Shatner.

EXPERIMENTER’S tone is celebratory, and the film’s style will be as playful and provocative as a Dr. Milgram experiment, with our protagonist often talking directly to the camera.

What would you do? is the underlying theme of major Dr. Milgram research. He spent his life exploring how to adjust and transcend pre-programed behavior. EXPERIMENTER will show how Dr. Milgram’s conscience and his creative spirit continue to be resonant, and inspire us.

Reviews
  • De Volkskrant (vier sterren): Het is knap dat de film ondanks de opzettelijke kunstgrepen evenwichtig blijft en nooit in pretenties ontspoort. Prikkelend eerbetoon. Milgram-biopic is ongewoon en intrigerend. Lees het hier.
  • Trouw (vier sterren): Experimenter is het fascinerende portret van Stanley Milgram, sterk gespeeld door Peter Sarsgaard.
  • Vier sterren in de NRC: Originele biopic. Lees de review hier.
  • Biosagenda: Intelligente en speelse film, vier sterren! Lees de hele review hier.
  • De Filmkrant heeft Michael Almereyda geinterviewd, lees het hier. En geeft de film maar liefst 4.5 sterren!
  • De Filmkrant: Films over wetenschappers drukken de wetenschap meestal naar de zijlijn, en zoeken het drama in het persoonlijke. Michael Almereyda bewijst met Experimenter, een eigenzinnige biografie van socioloog Stanley Milgram, hoe zonde dat is.
    Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Filmkijker.com: Sarsgaard is goed in zijn rol, maar ook Winona Ryder die zijn vrouw Sasha speelt is een plezier om naar te kijken. De manier waarop Experimenter het verhaal uit de doeken doet is opvallend en dan met name de vorm waarin. Milgram praat regelmatig direct tegen het publiek en achtergronden zijn soms simpele zwart wit foto's in plaats van echte sets, waardoor de film een kunstmatige uitstraling krijgt die goed bij het onderwerp past. Als kijker ben je daardoor meer betrokken en vraag je jezelf ook af wat jij bij zo'n experiment zou doen. Ben je sterk genoeg om nee te zeggen of ga je gehoorzaam verder? Welke factoren spelen bij die keuze een rol? Verlies je jezelf in zo'n situatie of kan je het relativeren? Experimenter weet een belangrijk onderzoek op fascinerende wijze tot leven te brengen. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Variety.com: Experimenter offers a heady brew of theories about the essence of human nature, and a Peter Sarsgaard performance that catches Milgram in all his seductive, megalomaniacal brilliance.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Technically puckish where appropriate but grounded by strong performances from Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, the film is not awards bait but makes some Big Thinker biographies that are look staid. It seems certain to be the deliberately fringe-dwelling auteur's most commercially successful film, and may be his most aesthetically satisfying one as well.
  • New York Times: Among the most original selections (Sundance) this year are Michael Almereyda's "Experimenter," a conceptually exciting, intellectually searching portrait of the social psychologist Stanley Milgram (a superb Peter Sarsgaard), whose famous 1960s obedience experiments. Mr. Sarsgaard, occasionally addressing the camera and sometimes accompanied by an elephant that materializes in the room, delivers a forceful yet intimate performance that expresses his character's sincerity and the sinister undertow of his methods. Sundance could use more movies, like "Experimenter," that are adventurous in form and thought, not just in subject.
  • New York Magazine: Experimenter is uncannily beautiful. Milgram talks to us, shows us things. He puts his work in historical context. He expounds on the role of obedience in turning individuals into instruments of the state — as in Nazi Germany. The word reflective suggests a slowdown or cessation of action proper, but Experimenter is busily, thrillingly reflective. Its artificiality makes it seem even more alive, more in the present tense.
  • TheGuardian.com: Sarsgaard stars in this smart and unsettling exploration of Stanley Milgram's questionable experiment testing people's allegiance to malevolent authority, and potentially exposing the dark heart of mankind.
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is itself a rat-maze of one-sided mirrors, windows upon windows, anonymous hallways, compartmentalized instances of watching, being watched, seeing and not-seeing.
  • Screendaily.com: Almereyda has created an experiment of his own: a kind of cinematic Rorschach test, prodding viewers to consider what they would do if sitting in the same seat as Milgram's subjects. Ultimately, Almereyda's smartly written script attempts to make up for its lack of traditional dramatic elements with continuous questions about Milgram's - and everyone's - ability to make a choice in society. These queries, about choice, will and morality, form the backbone of Experimenter, a film that, like the best of science, asks questions it can't always answer.
  • Sean Axmaker, Parallax View: The committed work of Anthony Edwards, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin, Taryn Manning and others as the test subjects provides some of the most gripping and discomforting profiles in human anxiety and willing resignation to authority. And the contrast with the odd, almost forced joviality of Milgram's team (Jim Gaffigan, Edoardo Ballerini, Winona Ryder) makes it all the more lacerating. And that doesn't even begin to address the Twilight Zone debate over test morality with Dennis Haysbert and Kellan Lutz as alternate universe versions of Ossie Davis and William Shatner. I put this ensemble up against all that have been awarded by critics groups or nominated by the Screen Actors Guild.

Experimenter

Drama
Available on VOD: 22 augustus 2016
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard (Black Mass, The Killing, Blue Jasmine, Jarhead), Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Homefront, The Iceman, Edward Scissorhands), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), Kellan Lutz (Twilight Saga, The Expendables 3, Immortals), Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun, Zodiac)

Based on the real events…

Yale University, 1961. Dr. Stanley Milgram PhD, designs a psychology experiment in which people think they’re delivering electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Subjects are told it’s about memory, but the experiment is really about conformity, conscience, and free will.

Dr. Milgram is trying to come to terms with the Holocaust and to test people’s tendency to comply with authority. The experiment yields disturbing results: 65 per cent of Dr. Milgram’s subjects deliver voltage that may be fatal, obeying polite commands from a lab-coated authority figure .

When working at Harvard, his obedience findings are announced in the New York Times. He is accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. Dr. Milgram re-ignites debate with his 1974 book, OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY. With the support of his wife he continues to fight distortions of his work, which includes a made-for-TV movie starring William Shatner.

EXPERIMENTER’S tone is celebratory, and the film’s style will be as playful and provocative as a Dr. Milgram experiment, with our protagonist often talking directly to the camera.

What would you do? is the underlying theme of major Dr. Milgram research. He spent his life exploring how to adjust and transcend pre-programed behavior. EXPERIMENTER will show how Dr. Milgram’s conscience and his creative spirit continue to be resonant, and inspire us.

Reviews
  • De Volkskrant (vier sterren): Het is knap dat de film ondanks de opzettelijke kunstgrepen evenwichtig blijft en nooit in pretenties ontspoort. Prikkelend eerbetoon. Milgram-biopic is ongewoon en intrigerend. Lees het hier.
  • Trouw (vier sterren): Experimenter is het fascinerende portret van Stanley Milgram, sterk gespeeld door Peter Sarsgaard.
  • Vier sterren in de NRC: Originele biopic. Lees de review hier.
  • Biosagenda: Intelligente en speelse film, vier sterren! Lees de hele review hier.
  • De Filmkrant heeft Michael Almereyda geinterviewd, lees het hier. En geeft de film maar liefst 4.5 sterren!
  • De Filmkrant: Films over wetenschappers drukken de wetenschap meestal naar de zijlijn, en zoeken het drama in het persoonlijke. Michael Almereyda bewijst met Experimenter, een eigenzinnige biografie van socioloog Stanley Milgram, hoe zonde dat is.
    Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Filmkijker.com: Sarsgaard is goed in zijn rol, maar ook Winona Ryder die zijn vrouw Sasha speelt is een plezier om naar te kijken. De manier waarop Experimenter het verhaal uit de doeken doet is opvallend en dan met name de vorm waarin. Milgram praat regelmatig direct tegen het publiek en achtergronden zijn soms simpele zwart wit foto's in plaats van echte sets, waardoor de film een kunstmatige uitstraling krijgt die goed bij het onderwerp past. Als kijker ben je daardoor meer betrokken en vraag je jezelf ook af wat jij bij zo'n experiment zou doen. Ben je sterk genoeg om nee te zeggen of ga je gehoorzaam verder? Welke factoren spelen bij die keuze een rol? Verlies je jezelf in zo'n situatie of kan je het relativeren? Experimenter weet een belangrijk onderzoek op fascinerende wijze tot leven te brengen. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Variety.com: Experimenter offers a heady brew of theories about the essence of human nature, and a Peter Sarsgaard performance that catches Milgram in all his seductive, megalomaniacal brilliance.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Technically puckish where appropriate but grounded by strong performances from Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, the film is not awards bait but makes some Big Thinker biographies that are look staid. It seems certain to be the deliberately fringe-dwelling auteur's most commercially successful film, and may be his most aesthetically satisfying one as well.
  • New York Times: Among the most original selections (Sundance) this year are Michael Almereyda's "Experimenter," a conceptually exciting, intellectually searching portrait of the social psychologist Stanley Milgram (a superb Peter Sarsgaard), whose famous 1960s obedience experiments. Mr. Sarsgaard, occasionally addressing the camera and sometimes accompanied by an elephant that materializes in the room, delivers a forceful yet intimate performance that expresses his character's sincerity and the sinister undertow of his methods. Sundance could use more movies, like "Experimenter," that are adventurous in form and thought, not just in subject.
  • New York Magazine: Experimenter is uncannily beautiful. Milgram talks to us, shows us things. He puts his work in historical context. He expounds on the role of obedience in turning individuals into instruments of the state — as in Nazi Germany. The word reflective suggests a slowdown or cessation of action proper, but Experimenter is busily, thrillingly reflective. Its artificiality makes it seem even more alive, more in the present tense.
  • TheGuardian.com: Sarsgaard stars in this smart and unsettling exploration of Stanley Milgram's questionable experiment testing people's allegiance to malevolent authority, and potentially exposing the dark heart of mankind.
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is itself a rat-maze of one-sided mirrors, windows upon windows, anonymous hallways, compartmentalized instances of watching, being watched, seeing and not-seeing.
  • Screendaily.com: Almereyda has created an experiment of his own: a kind of cinematic Rorschach test, prodding viewers to consider what they would do if sitting in the same seat as Milgram's subjects. Ultimately, Almereyda's smartly written script attempts to make up for its lack of traditional dramatic elements with continuous questions about Milgram's - and everyone's - ability to make a choice in society. These queries, about choice, will and morality, form the backbone of Experimenter, a film that, like the best of science, asks questions it can't always answer.
  • Sean Axmaker, Parallax View: The committed work of Anthony Edwards, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin, Taryn Manning and others as the test subjects provides some of the most gripping and discomforting profiles in human anxiety and willing resignation to authority. And the contrast with the odd, almost forced joviality of Milgram's team (Jim Gaffigan, Edoardo Ballerini, Winona Ryder) makes it all the more lacerating. And that doesn't even begin to address the Twilight Zone debate over test morality with Dennis Haysbert and Kellan Lutz as alternate universe versions of Ossie Davis and William Shatner. I put this ensemble up against all that have been awarded by critics groups or nominated by the Screen Actors Guild.

Extracurricular

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 september 2020
Director: Ray Xue
Cast: Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo, Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out)

A young couple. An isolated cabin. A hooded figure watching from the shadows.The killer strikes, chasing them through the woods. Wherever they go, the killer is always - impossibly – one step ahead. In the woman’s last moments, she realizes it’s not one killer, but four.
Ian, Derek, Jenny, and Miriam are high schoolers. Athletes. Scholars. Killers.
Halloween approaches. They know they’ve got to celebrate properly. An isolated farmhouse out in the country, an older couple living alone. Retired, no family nearby. It’s perfect.
All goes according to plan until one of their preys gets ahold of a gun, and uses it, throwing their carefully staged operation into chaos. 

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Very good film, and one that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
  • Cultprojections.com: Like a cross between The Strangers and The Craft this murderous thriller does a great job at taking a far-fetched premise and running with it, providing solid, believable performances, and some genuinely suspenseful scenes, with a third act that ups the crazy ante. These kinds of teenagers-run-amuck thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Extracurricular is a cut well-above.
  • Darkeyesoflondon.blogspot.com: But it's good to see a post modern horror movie that doesn't play it for laughs or irony, and the moral dilemma running through Extracurricular is persuasive enough, even if one does ending up rooting for the killers and then feeling slightly dirty about it afterwards.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Director Ray Xue shows a strong flair for helming thrilling action sequences and gets solid performances out of his game cast.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: An undeniably chilling watch.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: It's fast paced, witty and sometimes sexy, a seductive package with a deceptively smart core.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Extracurricular is a fittingly mean-spirited little movie that refuses to soften the edges of its youthful killers and instead doubles down on their particular brand of nihilism.
  • Therottingzombie.co.uk: I expected Extracurricular to be a typical teen slasher even with the shift in perspective. I wasn't prepared for just how involved I would get into the story, and the second half especially was a particularly enjoyable and thrilling watch.
  • Wickedhorror.com: Dark, funny, thrilling, and loaded with YA menace, this is a refreshingly modern take on typical slasher tropes.

Extracurricular

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 september 2020
Director: Ray Xue
Cast: Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo, Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out)

A young couple. An isolated cabin. A hooded figure watching from the shadows.The killer strikes, chasing them through the woods. Wherever they go, the killer is always - impossibly – one step ahead. In the woman’s last moments, she realizes it’s not one killer, but four.
Ian, Derek, Jenny, and Miriam are high schoolers. Athletes. Scholars. Killers.
Halloween approaches. They know they’ve got to celebrate properly. An isolated farmhouse out in the country, an older couple living alone. Retired, no family nearby. It’s perfect.
All goes according to plan until one of their preys gets ahold of a gun, and uses it, throwing their carefully staged operation into chaos. 

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Very good film, and one that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
  • Cultprojections.com: Like a cross between The Strangers and The Craft this murderous thriller does a great job at taking a far-fetched premise and running with it, providing solid, believable performances, and some genuinely suspenseful scenes, with a third act that ups the crazy ante. These kinds of teenagers-run-amuck thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Extracurricular is a cut well-above.
  • Darkeyesoflondon.blogspot.com: But it's good to see a post modern horror movie that doesn't play it for laughs or irony, and the moral dilemma running through Extracurricular is persuasive enough, even if one does ending up rooting for the killers and then feeling slightly dirty about it afterwards.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Director Ray Xue shows a strong flair for helming thrilling action sequences and gets solid performances out of his game cast.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: An undeniably chilling watch.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: It's fast paced, witty and sometimes sexy, a seductive package with a deceptively smart core.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Extracurricular is a fittingly mean-spirited little movie that refuses to soften the edges of its youthful killers and instead doubles down on their particular brand of nihilism.
  • Therottingzombie.co.uk: I expected Extracurricular to be a typical teen slasher even with the shift in perspective. I wasn't prepared for just how involved I would get into the story, and the second half especially was a particularly enjoyable and thrilling watch.
  • Wickedhorror.com: Dark, funny, thrilling, and loaded with YA menace, this is a refreshingly modern take on typical slasher tropes.

Extraterrestrial

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2015
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers), Gil Bellows (Unthinkable, The Shawshank Redemption, The Weather Man), Melanie Papalia (Smiley, American Pie), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, The Big Year)

A group of college friends travel to a secluded cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying. As the night is winding down, they notice something strange in the sky: A ball of fire descending through the air, crash landing in the nearby forest. They drive out to the crash site and what they find is the wreckage of an aircraft, along with a pair of footprints that lead out of the ship... back toward the cabin.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A film that looks amazing, has excellent performances and is well directed. Because of this gig I see way more films than your average person and yet I have absolutely no problem recommending Extraterrestrial.
  • Horror.About.com: Once you accept it for what it is, Extraterrestrial is a real hoot, and you can take its silliness, genre clichés and horror movie logic in stride. Good performances all around, with surprising comedic relief from Michael Ironside. Tense but fun and cinematic with moments of humor.
  • Joblo.com: The Vicious Brothers can craft a nifty suspense scene and they also get a lot of bang for their buck. Brittany Allen impresses as the lead girl, and though his character is often ridiculous, Michael Ironside rises to the occasion with a performance that he obviously had fun with.
  • Blu-ray.com: Minihan wears his influences on his sleeve ("The X-Files" is a big one, with the feature often resembling a prequel to the hit show), and the picture is shot well by Samy Inayeh, who bathes the frame in red light and dark corners. It's an impressive looking movie, carefully exploring what the aliens are up to with bold light shows. The production also scores with Ironside, who brings thespian authority to the role of a gun-toting recluse who understands that the aliens aren't attacking, they're responding to a broken truce, complicating the situation for our heroes.
  • Empire.com: The exact midway point between Steven Spielberg and Ed Wood, this a cheerily obvious schlocker.
  • ScreamHorrorMag.com: Though they can't resist an anal probe sequence they do buck the Hollywood trend and have the confidence to ensure a suitably grim and downbeat ending finishing with a technically excellent final tracking shot enough to show that they've got an assured future in horror.
  • TheHorrorClub.Blogspot.nl: Extraterrestrial is an intense stalk-and-slash flick. Visually and atmospherically, Extraterrestrial was pretty solid.
  • UKHorrorScene.com: A slick, well directed alien movie that will enjoyed up by young and old horror genre fans. 8 out of 10.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: Extraterrestrial harkens back to a time when sci-fi movies could be both fun and horrific, finding success thanks to the Vicious Brothers' "no holds barred" filmmaking mentality. GOOD.
  • Filmfracture.com: Extraterrestrial isn't the type of film that is going to give anyone nightmares, but it definitely has its scary moments. It has its share of jump scares, some of them cheap, but all are effective. There's plenty of creepy imagery in the film as well, with the aliens never being far from their prey. Extraterrestrial also features scenes of maddening suspense, especially in the sequences leading up to the actual abductions - there's some real terror there. The most unsettling thing about Extraterrestrial (or any alien abduction movie, for that matter) is the idea of being completely helpless as the aliens do whatever they want to their abductees. The helpless victim theme is more disturbing than any jump scare, and Extraterrestrial plays to that particular fear very well.
  • BIFFF.net: De thema's van Signs en Steven Spielberg's War Of the Worlds, gemixt met de spanning van een David-Fincher-on-acid, dat geeft ongeveer de sfeer weer van Extraterrestrial. In deze slasher/sci-fi film, zien we hoe mensen ontvoerd worden door aliens en wat ze doormaken wanneer ze terug op aarde zijn. Achter deze scherpe sci-fi thriller zit niemand minder dan de Vicious Brothers. Dit olijke duo maakte furore met Grave Encounters, de grootste tegenhanger van Paranormal Activity zoals de Stones de grootste tegenhanger waren van de Beatles. Met andere woorden mannen met gevoel voor ritme, spanning en de gave van de betere found footage.
Awards
  • Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 - Nocturna Best FX Award

Extraterrestrial

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2015
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers), Gil Bellows (Unthinkable, The Shawshank Redemption, The Weather Man), Melanie Papalia (Smiley, American Pie), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, The Big Year)

A group of college friends travel to a secluded cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying. As the night is winding down, they notice something strange in the sky: A ball of fire descending through the air, crash landing in the nearby forest. They drive out to the crash site and what they find is the wreckage of an aircraft, along with a pair of footprints that lead out of the ship... back toward the cabin.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A film that looks amazing, has excellent performances and is well directed. Because of this gig I see way more films than your average person and yet I have absolutely no problem recommending Extraterrestrial.
  • Horror.About.com: Once you accept it for what it is, Extraterrestrial is a real hoot, and you can take its silliness, genre clichés and horror movie logic in stride. Good performances all around, with surprising comedic relief from Michael Ironside. Tense but fun and cinematic with moments of humor.
  • Joblo.com: The Vicious Brothers can craft a nifty suspense scene and they also get a lot of bang for their buck. Brittany Allen impresses as the lead girl, and though his character is often ridiculous, Michael Ironside rises to the occasion with a performance that he obviously had fun with.
  • Blu-ray.com: Minihan wears his influences on his sleeve ("The X-Files" is a big one, with the feature often resembling a prequel to the hit show), and the picture is shot well by Samy Inayeh, who bathes the frame in red light and dark corners. It's an impressive looking movie, carefully exploring what the aliens are up to with bold light shows. The production also scores with Ironside, who brings thespian authority to the role of a gun-toting recluse who understands that the aliens aren't attacking, they're responding to a broken truce, complicating the situation for our heroes.
  • Empire.com: The exact midway point between Steven Spielberg and Ed Wood, this a cheerily obvious schlocker.
  • ScreamHorrorMag.com: Though they can't resist an anal probe sequence they do buck the Hollywood trend and have the confidence to ensure a suitably grim and downbeat ending finishing with a technically excellent final tracking shot enough to show that they've got an assured future in horror.
  • TheHorrorClub.Blogspot.nl: Extraterrestrial is an intense stalk-and-slash flick. Visually and atmospherically, Extraterrestrial was pretty solid.
  • UKHorrorScene.com: A slick, well directed alien movie that will enjoyed up by young and old horror genre fans. 8 out of 10.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: Extraterrestrial harkens back to a time when sci-fi movies could be both fun and horrific, finding success thanks to the Vicious Brothers' "no holds barred" filmmaking mentality. GOOD.
  • Filmfracture.com: Extraterrestrial isn't the type of film that is going to give anyone nightmares, but it definitely has its scary moments. It has its share of jump scares, some of them cheap, but all are effective. There's plenty of creepy imagery in the film as well, with the aliens never being far from their prey. Extraterrestrial also features scenes of maddening suspense, especially in the sequences leading up to the actual abductions - there's some real terror there. The most unsettling thing about Extraterrestrial (or any alien abduction movie, for that matter) is the idea of being completely helpless as the aliens do whatever they want to their abductees. The helpless victim theme is more disturbing than any jump scare, and Extraterrestrial plays to that particular fear very well.
  • BIFFF.net: De thema's van Signs en Steven Spielberg's War Of the Worlds, gemixt met de spanning van een David-Fincher-on-acid, dat geeft ongeveer de sfeer weer van Extraterrestrial. In deze slasher/sci-fi film, zien we hoe mensen ontvoerd worden door aliens en wat ze doormaken wanneer ze terug op aarde zijn. Achter deze scherpe sci-fi thriller zit niemand minder dan de Vicious Brothers. Dit olijke duo maakte furore met Grave Encounters, de grootste tegenhanger van Paranormal Activity zoals de Stones de grootste tegenhanger waren van de Beatles. Met andere woorden mannen met gevoel voor ritme, spanning en de gave van de betere found footage.
Awards
  • Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 - Nocturna Best FX Award

Extraterrestrial

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2015
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers), Gil Bellows (Unthinkable, The Shawshank Redemption, The Weather Man), Melanie Papalia (Smiley, American Pie), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, The Big Year)

A group of college friends travel to a secluded cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying. As the night is winding down, they notice something strange in the sky: A ball of fire descending through the air, crash landing in the nearby forest. They drive out to the crash site and what they find is the wreckage of an aircraft, along with a pair of footprints that lead out of the ship... back toward the cabin.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A film that looks amazing, has excellent performances and is well directed. Because of this gig I see way more films than your average person and yet I have absolutely no problem recommending Extraterrestrial.
  • Horror.About.com: Once you accept it for what it is, Extraterrestrial is a real hoot, and you can take its silliness, genre clichés and horror movie logic in stride. Good performances all around, with surprising comedic relief from Michael Ironside. Tense but fun and cinematic with moments of humor.
  • Joblo.com: The Vicious Brothers can craft a nifty suspense scene and they also get a lot of bang for their buck. Brittany Allen impresses as the lead girl, and though his character is often ridiculous, Michael Ironside rises to the occasion with a performance that he obviously had fun with.
  • Blu-ray.com: Minihan wears his influences on his sleeve ("The X-Files" is a big one, with the feature often resembling a prequel to the hit show), and the picture is shot well by Samy Inayeh, who bathes the frame in red light and dark corners. It's an impressive looking movie, carefully exploring what the aliens are up to with bold light shows. The production also scores with Ironside, who brings thespian authority to the role of a gun-toting recluse who understands that the aliens aren't attacking, they're responding to a broken truce, complicating the situation for our heroes.
  • Empire.com: The exact midway point between Steven Spielberg and Ed Wood, this a cheerily obvious schlocker.
  • ScreamHorrorMag.com: Though they can't resist an anal probe sequence they do buck the Hollywood trend and have the confidence to ensure a suitably grim and downbeat ending finishing with a technically excellent final tracking shot enough to show that they've got an assured future in horror.
  • TheHorrorClub.Blogspot.nl: Extraterrestrial is an intense stalk-and-slash flick. Visually and atmospherically, Extraterrestrial was pretty solid.
  • UKHorrorScene.com: A slick, well directed alien movie that will enjoyed up by young and old horror genre fans. 8 out of 10.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: Extraterrestrial harkens back to a time when sci-fi movies could be both fun and horrific, finding success thanks to the Vicious Brothers' "no holds barred" filmmaking mentality. GOOD.
  • Filmfracture.com: Extraterrestrial isn't the type of film that is going to give anyone nightmares, but it definitely has its scary moments. It has its share of jump scares, some of them cheap, but all are effective. There's plenty of creepy imagery in the film as well, with the aliens never being far from their prey. Extraterrestrial also features scenes of maddening suspense, especially in the sequences leading up to the actual abductions - there's some real terror there. The most unsettling thing about Extraterrestrial (or any alien abduction movie, for that matter) is the idea of being completely helpless as the aliens do whatever they want to their abductees. The helpless victim theme is more disturbing than any jump scare, and Extraterrestrial plays to that particular fear very well.
  • BIFFF.net: De thema's van Signs en Steven Spielberg's War Of the Worlds, gemixt met de spanning van een David-Fincher-on-acid, dat geeft ongeveer de sfeer weer van Extraterrestrial. In deze slasher/sci-fi film, zien we hoe mensen ontvoerd worden door aliens en wat ze doormaken wanneer ze terug op aarde zijn. Achter deze scherpe sci-fi thriller zit niemand minder dan de Vicious Brothers. Dit olijke duo maakte furore met Grave Encounters, de grootste tegenhanger van Paranormal Activity zoals de Stones de grootste tegenhanger waren van de Beatles. Met andere woorden mannen met gevoel voor ritme, spanning en de gave van de betere found footage.
Awards
  • Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 - Nocturna Best FX Award

Extraterrestrial

Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2015
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class, Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers), Gil Bellows (Unthinkable, The Shawshank Redemption, The Weather Man), Melanie Papalia (Smiley, American Pie), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, The Big Year)

A group of college friends travel to a secluded cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying. As the night is winding down, they notice something strange in the sky: A ball of fire descending through the air, crash landing in the nearby forest. They drive out to the crash site and what they find is the wreckage of an aircraft, along with a pair of footprints that lead out of the ship... back toward the cabin.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A film that looks amazing, has excellent performances and is well directed. Because of this gig I see way more films than your average person and yet I have absolutely no problem recommending Extraterrestrial.
  • Horror.About.com: Once you accept it for what it is, Extraterrestrial is a real hoot, and you can take its silliness, genre clichés and horror movie logic in stride. Good performances all around, with surprising comedic relief from Michael Ironside. Tense but fun and cinematic with moments of humor.
  • Joblo.com: The Vicious Brothers can craft a nifty suspense scene and they also get a lot of bang for their buck. Brittany Allen impresses as the lead girl, and though his character is often ridiculous, Michael Ironside rises to the occasion with a performance that he obviously had fun with.
  • Blu-ray.com: Minihan wears his influences on his sleeve ("The X-Files" is a big one, with the feature often resembling a prequel to the hit show), and the picture is shot well by Samy Inayeh, who bathes the frame in red light and dark corners. It's an impressive looking movie, carefully exploring what the aliens are up to with bold light shows. The production also scores with Ironside, who brings thespian authority to the role of a gun-toting recluse who understands that the aliens aren't attacking, they're responding to a broken truce, complicating the situation for our heroes.
  • Empire.com: The exact midway point between Steven Spielberg and Ed Wood, this a cheerily obvious schlocker.
  • ScreamHorrorMag.com: Though they can't resist an anal probe sequence they do buck the Hollywood trend and have the confidence to ensure a suitably grim and downbeat ending finishing with a technically excellent final tracking shot enough to show that they've got an assured future in horror.
  • TheHorrorClub.Blogspot.nl: Extraterrestrial is an intense stalk-and-slash flick. Visually and atmospherically, Extraterrestrial was pretty solid.
  • UKHorrorScene.com: A slick, well directed alien movie that will enjoyed up by young and old horror genre fans. 8 out of 10.
  • WeGotThisCovered.com: Extraterrestrial harkens back to a time when sci-fi movies could be both fun and horrific, finding success thanks to the Vicious Brothers' "no holds barred" filmmaking mentality. GOOD.
  • Filmfracture.com: Extraterrestrial isn't the type of film that is going to give anyone nightmares, but it definitely has its scary moments. It has its share of jump scares, some of them cheap, but all are effective. There's plenty of creepy imagery in the film as well, with the aliens never being far from their prey. Extraterrestrial also features scenes of maddening suspense, especially in the sequences leading up to the actual abductions - there's some real terror there. The most unsettling thing about Extraterrestrial (or any alien abduction movie, for that matter) is the idea of being completely helpless as the aliens do whatever they want to their abductees. The helpless victim theme is more disturbing than any jump scare, and Extraterrestrial plays to that particular fear very well.
  • BIFFF.net: De thema's van Signs en Steven Spielberg's War Of the Worlds, gemixt met de spanning van een David-Fincher-on-acid, dat geeft ongeveer de sfeer weer van Extraterrestrial. In deze slasher/sci-fi film, zien we hoe mensen ontvoerd worden door aliens en wat ze doormaken wanneer ze terug op aarde zijn. Achter deze scherpe sci-fi thriller zit niemand minder dan de Vicious Brothers. Dit olijke duo maakte furore met Grave Encounters, de grootste tegenhanger van Paranormal Activity zoals de Stones de grootste tegenhanger waren van de Beatles. Met andere woorden mannen met gevoel voor ritme, spanning en de gave van de betere found footage.
Awards
  • Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 - Nocturna Best FX Award

A Family Man

Drama
Available on VOD: 21 september 2017
Director: Mark Williams
Cast: Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen, 300, The Bounty Hunter), Gretchen Mol (Manchester By The Sea, Boardwalk Empire), Willem Dafoe (The Great Wall, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Most Wanted Man), Alison Brie (How to Be Single, Mad Men), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia)

Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) is a driven Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane's boss (Willem Dafoe) announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Wilson (Alison Brie), Dane's equally driven but polar-opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control over the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his 10-year-old son Ryan (Max Jenkins) is diagnosed with an illness. Suddenly, Dane is pulled between achieving his professional dream and his family, who need him now more than ever.

Reviews
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: A really rather enjoyable morality tale from debut director Mark Williams, with some brilliant performances and some wonderfully touching moments.
  • Variety.com: slickly executed.
  • TIFF.net: The film pulses with the thrill of big money and cutthroat career maneuvering, but its heart is in a very different realm. The film is ultimately concerned with domestic stability in crisis, and with the complex question of what really matters in life. The Headhunter's Calling beautifully illustrates how nearly losing everything can redefine what it means to have it all.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Fire City: End of Days

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2016
Director: Tom Woodruff Jr.
Cast: Tobias Jelinek, Danielle Chuchran (Survivor, Riot), Eric Edwards, Keely Alona

When the fragile balance is broken between humans and the demons who live secretly among them, a hard-boiled demon named Vine must investigate the appearance of a mysterious Dark Figure. As his fellow demons are attacked, Vine discovers he himself is the cause of the catastrophe and must choose between saving his own kind from extinction and killing an innocent human girl to whom he has become attached.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Het regiedebuut van Woodruff is een serieuze, dialoogrijke en grotendeels van luchtige kwinkslagen gespeende film die ook veel drama- en thrillerelementen herbergt. Meer een film noir met demonen in de hoofdrol dan een klassiek horror- of monsterepos dus. Deze zeker niet onaardige rolprent verdient complimenten voor onderdelen als originaliteit, visuele aankleding en experimenteerdrift.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Woodruff and company have taken a film noir concept and tweaked it to the horror side of things, which is definitely interesting. Also, it can't be said enough how the makeup effects outshine the film's indie origins. Coupled with some consistent acting, Fire City: End of Days is certainly worth watching at least once for horror fans looking for a unique spin on demons and their place in the horror world.
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: Ultimately, however, Fire City: End of Days is a slight film, an intriguing idea .
  • Themoviewaffler.com: Mad as a box of goblins it may be, and, if you want to get in to it, prone to the odd pacing issue too, but what starts as a deeply pessimistic treatise on humanity is transformed into a brave new world of heroism and hope by the final reel of Fire City: End of Days. Fantasy fans will have fun here, and for the rest of us, the devils of Fire City provide tempting company.
  • Depressedpress.com: Impressive practical and makeup effects, good performances and an interesting setting push this well past any expectations. This is well-executed, thoughtful, emotional fantasy and it's not ashamed of it.
  • Dreadworld.com: You never feel comfortable. It keeps you constantly on edge. Even when the film falls into it's predictable third act, there is an uneasy feeling held within every frame.
  • Graham-edwards.com: Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs is an intelligently-crafted, solidly-built foundation stone from which a much grander structure might soon rise.
  • Influxmagazine.com: a surprisingly good film, with a very inventive plot and awfully good prosthetics and make-up. Solid entertainment.
  • Screenrelish.com: an enjoyable film and is worth watching simply for the impressive prosthetics and make-up of the demons.

Fire City: End of Days

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 juli 2016
Director: Tom Woodruff Jr.
Cast: Tobias Jelinek, Danielle Chuchran (Survivor, Riot), Eric Edwards, Keely Alona

When the fragile balance is broken between humans and the demons who live secretly among them, a hard-boiled demon named Vine must investigate the appearance of a mysterious Dark Figure. As his fellow demons are attacked, Vine discovers he himself is the cause of the catastrophe and must choose between saving his own kind from extinction and killing an innocent human girl to whom he has become attached.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Het regiedebuut van Woodruff is een serieuze, dialoogrijke en grotendeels van luchtige kwinkslagen gespeende film die ook veel drama- en thrillerelementen herbergt. Meer een film noir met demonen in de hoofdrol dan een klassiek horror- of monsterepos dus. Deze zeker niet onaardige rolprent verdient complimenten voor onderdelen als originaliteit, visuele aankleding en experimenteerdrift.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Woodruff and company have taken a film noir concept and tweaked it to the horror side of things, which is definitely interesting. Also, it can't be said enough how the makeup effects outshine the film's indie origins. Coupled with some consistent acting, Fire City: End of Days is certainly worth watching at least once for horror fans looking for a unique spin on demons and their place in the horror world.
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: Ultimately, however, Fire City: End of Days is a slight film, an intriguing idea .
  • Themoviewaffler.com: Mad as a box of goblins it may be, and, if you want to get in to it, prone to the odd pacing issue too, but what starts as a deeply pessimistic treatise on humanity is transformed into a brave new world of heroism and hope by the final reel of Fire City: End of Days. Fantasy fans will have fun here, and for the rest of us, the devils of Fire City provide tempting company.
  • Depressedpress.com: Impressive practical and makeup effects, good performances and an interesting setting push this well past any expectations. This is well-executed, thoughtful, emotional fantasy and it's not ashamed of it.
  • Dreadworld.com: You never feel comfortable. It keeps you constantly on edge. Even when the film falls into it's predictable third act, there is an uneasy feeling held within every frame.
  • Graham-edwards.com: Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs is an intelligently-crafted, solidly-built foundation stone from which a much grander structure might soon rise.
  • Influxmagazine.com: a surprisingly good film, with a very inventive plot and awfully good prosthetics and make-up. Solid entertainment.
  • Screenrelish.com: an enjoyable film and is worth watching simply for the impressive prosthetics and make-up of the demons.

First Kill

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Red, Sixth Sense, Split), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II, III, Jumper), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Megan Leonard (The Life and Death of John Gotti)

In this gripping action thriller starring Bruce Willis, a man and his son witness a thug shooting a bank thief while on a hunting trip. When the bank robber takes the boy hostage in order to recover the money from the bank heist, the frantic father and a police chief (Bruce Willis) must join forces to solve the high-stakes kidnapping with a ticking clock.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: The blood-soaked potboiler First Kill is Generous Pour through and through, from Bruce Willis playing a cop for the umpteenth time in his career to the old switcheroo we can see coming a mile away to the pounding and overwrought score to some genuinely effective detours and subplots.
  • Variety.com: A reasonably entertaining series of off-road chases and backwoods shootouts en route to that final confrontation.
  • LATimes.com: First Kill features an efficient, lightning speed plot.
  • Maddwolf.com: Willis supplies his natural gravitas and Ohioan Shelton makes an impressive big screen debut. As young Danny, Shelton's easy rapport with Gethin Anthony (as kidnapper Levi) is a constant highlight.
  • Thatmomentin.com: A decent crime thriller.
  • Dallasfilmnow.com: First Kill is competent and involving. The action scenes — including one vehicle/RV chase that's constructed cleverly with an uninterrupted sense of place via gliding tracking shots — never feel unrealistic or exaggerated. And even though the film telegraphs a few of its third act character reversals, Miller and screenwriter Nick Gordon plumb the depths of innocence versus malignancy with a shrewd eye for satisfying entertainment.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: fully devoted to telling a story and telling it well.

First Kill

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 5 oktober 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Red, Sixth Sense, Split), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II, III, Jumper), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Megan Leonard (The Life and Death of John Gotti)

In this gripping action thriller starring Bruce Willis, a man and his son witness a thug shooting a bank thief while on a hunting trip. When the bank robber takes the boy hostage in order to recover the money from the bank heist, the frantic father and a police chief (Bruce Willis) must join forces to solve the high-stakes kidnapping with a ticking clock.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: The blood-soaked potboiler First Kill is Generous Pour through and through, from Bruce Willis playing a cop for the umpteenth time in his career to the old switcheroo we can see coming a mile away to the pounding and overwrought score to some genuinely effective detours and subplots.
  • Variety.com: A reasonably entertaining series of off-road chases and backwoods shootouts en route to that final confrontation.
  • LATimes.com: First Kill features an efficient, lightning speed plot.
  • Maddwolf.com: Willis supplies his natural gravitas and Ohioan Shelton makes an impressive big screen debut. As young Danny, Shelton's easy rapport with Gethin Anthony (as kidnapper Levi) is a constant highlight.
  • Thatmomentin.com: A decent crime thriller.
  • Dallasfilmnow.com: First Kill is competent and involving. The action scenes — including one vehicle/RV chase that's constructed cleverly with an uninterrupted sense of place via gliding tracking shots — never feel unrealistic or exaggerated. And even though the film telegraphs a few of its third act character reversals, Miller and screenwriter Nick Gordon plumb the depths of innocence versus malignancy with a shrewd eye for satisfying entertainment.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: fully devoted to telling a story and telling it well.

Forced to Fight

Action
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2013
Director: Jonas Quastel
Cast: Peter Weller (Robocop), Alexandra Weaver, Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Hunt to Kill)

World kick-boxing champion Gary Daniels (The Expendables) stars with Peter Weller (RoboCop I & II, TV's Dexter) in the adrenaline-fuelled mixed martial arts action-thriller FORCED TO FIGHT. Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss (Weller), Shane is forced back into the arena to pay his brother's debts and to protect his family. Now Shane must confront a gauntlet of incredibly savage, no-holds-barred fights with no rules, no mercy and just two possible outcomes: win... or die fighting.

Reviews
  • RockShockPop.com: With his prowling camerawork and gritty style, director Jonas Quastel dishes out killer fight set pieces. The tight shooting style and strong editing really show Daniels at his best. He's a terrific fighter and very much the real deal. And Weller is a great villain. The action is top flight and Daniels is a pleasure to watch. A solid action picture with an accomplished leading man, great villain and cool fight scenes.
  • Mediamikes.com: The film is action-packed and features various fighting styles including wrestling, judo, jiu jitsu etc. There is something for everyone here in this non-stop thrill ride. Recommended for all MMA fans!
  • DVDTalk.com: the movie is well made with a good cast and it delivers just the right mix of story and action to make it worth checking out.
  • Blu-Ray.com: What's required is that the filmmakers take enough pride in their work to invest it with craftsmanship, and Forced to Fight is an example of what happens when they do. Its script has a story with more than paint-by-numbers beats. Its villain conveys a sense of danger and even, thanks to Weller, an occasional whiff of devilry. And its hero comes off as someone with genuine feelings, instead of just a dancing piece of beefcake.
  • Bzfilm.com: the film was done with heart, and it does have some great fighting moments.
  • Moviemavericks.com: spirited and briskly paced. Peter Weller is a spark of scenery chewing magnetism.
  • Craveonline.com: Forced to Fight is by no means a subtle film. It's a punch to the face in cinematic form. But for fans of straight-to-video quality action cinema, it's an unusually potent movie.
  • Blu-raydefinition: Damn entertaining. Thrilling at times, particularly during many of the in-your-face fight sequences. A strong rental for a lazy afternoon.
  • HomeTheaterinfo.com: Adding to the movie is the seasoned talents of Peter Weller. Here he gives a greater depth to the villainous part than most performers could muster.
  • Kungfucinema.com: British martial arts ace Gary Daniels returns to a major leading role in this underground fight film that brings more to the plate than your typical fight film [and] meshes emotion with some pretty good action scenes.

Frostbite!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 december 2013
Director: David Hicks
Cast: Robin Nielsen (Riding the Bullet), Viv Leacock (This Means War), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Karin Konoval (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

When a business trip takes young lawyer Adam to his hometown of Fernie, he reunites with his old friends, Jason (Viv Leacock) and Theo (James Wallis). Adam gets more than he bargained for when he finds out that, due to a series of terrible business decisions, Theo's ski waxing business 'Waxopolis' is in serious financial trouble and at risk of being taken over by an evil developer. The three guys hatch a plan to throw a massive fundraising party to try and save the business. But, with the developer and his son on their back, party permit hassles, and a Sasquatch on the loose, will they be able to pull it off?

Frostbite!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 december 2013
Director: David Hicks
Cast: Robin Nielsen (Riding the Bullet), Viv Leacock (This Means War), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Karin Konoval (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

When a business trip takes young lawyer Adam to his hometown of Fernie, he reunites with his old friends, Jason (Viv Leacock) and Theo (James Wallis). Adam gets more than he bargained for when he finds out that, due to a series of terrible business decisions, Theo's ski waxing business 'Waxopolis' is in serious financial trouble and at risk of being taken over by an evil developer. The three guys hatch a plan to throw a massive fundraising party to try and save the business. But, with the developer and his son on their back, party permit hassles, and a Sasquatch on the loose, will they be able to pull it off?

Funhouse

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2020
Director: Jason William Lee
Cast: Valter Skarsgard, Khamisa Wilsher, Christopher Gerard (Arrow), Karolina Benefield

Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online ‘Big Brother’ style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars.

At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Reviews

Nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Funhouse

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2020
Director: Jason William Lee
Cast: Valter Skarsgard, Khamisa Wilsher, Christopher Gerard (Arrow), Karolina Benefield

Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online ‘Big Brother’ style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars.

At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Reviews

Nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Funhouse

Horror
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2020
Director: Jason William Lee
Cast: Valter Skarsgard, Khamisa Wilsher, Christopher Gerard (Arrow), Karolina Benefield

Down and out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online ‘Big Brother’ style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars.

At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Reviews

Nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Galveston

Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 april 2019
Director: Mlanie Laurent
Cast: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, The Messenger), Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Trumbo, The Neon Demon), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Beau Bridges (Max Payne, Fabulous Baker Boys)

Roy is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss, Stan, a New Orleans mobster, sets up Roy in a double-cross scheme to have him killed on the very day that Roy receives news that he has lung cancer. Roy anticipates Stan’s plan, however, and ends up killing off the hit men before they can complete their job. In the bloody aftermath, Roy discovers Rocky, a teenage prostitute on the scene, who he takes with him, saving her from imminent peril at the hands of Stan and his goons.


Roy and Rocky look to escape pursuit by holing up in Galveston, Texas, a place that Roy knows from his mysterious past. On the way, Rocky convinces Roy to make a stop, and they end up with Rocky’s 3-year-old sister, Tiffany, who she retrieves from her stepfather at gunpoint.

Living for a time in a run-down motel occupied by guests of questionable motive, the trio form a bond unlike any Roy and Rocky have experienced before. Roy needs to find a way to close the book on Stan, while at the same time aiming to provide the seeds of a hopeful future for Rocky and Tiffany. But dangers from Roy and Rocky’s past are closer than Roy knows, threatening any glimpse of salvation.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Hoe simpel het verhaal ook is en vervolgens verloopt, het duo blijft biologeren. Voeg daaraan een mooi gefilmd en spannend slotstuk toe, en een ontroerend einde maakt 't af. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Rogerebert.com: Some of the darker, more brutal edges of the film hinder it at times as Laurent’s poetic visual eye and the stark ugliness of what happens here can feel at odds. But even when the movie struggles with a lead character who is kind of reprehensible, Foster and Fanning hold it together.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Actor/director Melanie Laurent makes her English-language directing debut with Galveston, a seedy but sincere and strikingly attractive picture.
  • Boomhowdy.com: For Fanning it’s yet another feather in her cap, adding to an already impressive body of work that’s sure to extend for decades to come. She slides into the sweet and naive part with minimal effort. One can easily understand why Laurent has made mention that Fanning was her first and only choice for the part. It’s Ben Foster though, who cements himself as a consummate actor of note, with his understated, but impactful role.
  • TheFilmstage.com: Foster and Fanning are predictably great together, cut from the same bayou cloth.
  • Moveablefest.com: Melanie Laurent’s “Galveston” Is So Good It Should Be Criminal. The French writer/director comes out with guns blazin' in her first American film.
  • Vanyaland.com: But coming in at a brisk 90 minutes, Galveston is a neo-noir model of narrative efficiency anchored by excellent work by two of our finest actors, and a film that will hopefully serve as Laurent’s introduction to the world of English-language cinema as something other than an actress.
  • Birthmoviesdeath.com: The details that make up a great lurid chronicle are here.
  • Movietalkwithjakesalinas.com: Galveston is a very, very well made crime thriller. It’s a simple idea and a simple tale, but it’s done so effectively thanks to a great writer-director, and an equally great cast.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Galveston proves the right performers can make any tune dance.
  • Movieweb.com: A Thrilling Powerhouse That Leaves Its Mark
  • Austinchronicle.com: Galveston is a deeply touching exploration of the harsh world that shapes its tragic main characters.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Galveston is tough to watch at times, but with the compelling performances, slow burn pacing, and gut punch ending, it really delivers in the end.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: oster’s Roy Cady is a man of little words and speaks with physicality, be it by physical strength or shoulder lowering humility or shame. Fanning finds the perfect balance of naivete and emotional growth for Rocky. Together it’s impossible to take your eyes off them.

Galveston

Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 april 2019
Director: Mlanie Laurent
Cast: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, The Messenger), Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Trumbo, The Neon Demon), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Beau Bridges (Max Payne, Fabulous Baker Boys)

Roy is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss, Stan, a New Orleans mobster, sets up Roy in a double-cross scheme to have him killed on the very day that Roy receives news that he has lung cancer. Roy anticipates Stan’s plan, however, and ends up killing off the hit men before they can complete their job. In the bloody aftermath, Roy discovers Rocky, a teenage prostitute on the scene, who he takes with him, saving her from imminent peril at the hands of Stan and his goons.


Roy and Rocky look to escape pursuit by holing up in Galveston, Texas, a place that Roy knows from his mysterious past. On the way, Rocky convinces Roy to make a stop, and they end up with Rocky’s 3-year-old sister, Tiffany, who she retrieves from her stepfather at gunpoint.

Living for a time in a run-down motel occupied by guests of questionable motive, the trio form a bond unlike any Roy and Rocky have experienced before. Roy needs to find a way to close the book on Stan, while at the same time aiming to provide the seeds of a hopeful future for Rocky and Tiffany. But dangers from Roy and Rocky’s past are closer than Roy knows, threatening any glimpse of salvation.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Hoe simpel het verhaal ook is en vervolgens verloopt, het duo blijft biologeren. Voeg daaraan een mooi gefilmd en spannend slotstuk toe, en een ontroerend einde maakt 't af. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Rogerebert.com: Some of the darker, more brutal edges of the film hinder it at times as Laurent’s poetic visual eye and the stark ugliness of what happens here can feel at odds. But even when the movie struggles with a lead character who is kind of reprehensible, Foster and Fanning hold it together.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Actor/director Melanie Laurent makes her English-language directing debut with Galveston, a seedy but sincere and strikingly attractive picture.
  • Boomhowdy.com: For Fanning it’s yet another feather in her cap, adding to an already impressive body of work that’s sure to extend for decades to come. She slides into the sweet and naive part with minimal effort. One can easily understand why Laurent has made mention that Fanning was her first and only choice for the part. It’s Ben Foster though, who cements himself as a consummate actor of note, with his understated, but impactful role.
  • TheFilmstage.com: Foster and Fanning are predictably great together, cut from the same bayou cloth.
  • Moveablefest.com: Melanie Laurent’s “Galveston” Is So Good It Should Be Criminal. The French writer/director comes out with guns blazin' in her first American film.
  • Vanyaland.com: But coming in at a brisk 90 minutes, Galveston is a neo-noir model of narrative efficiency anchored by excellent work by two of our finest actors, and a film that will hopefully serve as Laurent’s introduction to the world of English-language cinema as something other than an actress.
  • Birthmoviesdeath.com: The details that make up a great lurid chronicle are here.
  • Movietalkwithjakesalinas.com: Galveston is a very, very well made crime thriller. It’s a simple idea and a simple tale, but it’s done so effectively thanks to a great writer-director, and an equally great cast.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Galveston proves the right performers can make any tune dance.
  • Movieweb.com: A Thrilling Powerhouse That Leaves Its Mark
  • Austinchronicle.com: Galveston is a deeply touching exploration of the harsh world that shapes its tragic main characters.
  • Bleedingcool.com: Galveston is tough to watch at times, but with the compelling performances, slow burn pacing, and gut punch ending, it really delivers in the end.
  • Behindthelensonline.net: oster’s Roy Cady is a man of little words and speaks with physicality, be it by physical strength or shoulder lowering humility or shame. Fanning finds the perfect balance of naivete and emotional growth for Rocky. Together it’s impossible to take your eyes off them.

Gangster Playboy Legends

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Peter Barrett, Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Robert Cavanah, Jay Brown (The Hunters), Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy)

An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History. Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals - Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done. As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere. As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: a gripping and entertaining piece of cinema.
  • Comedychords.com: Its fresh take on an old Brit tale is surprisingly enjoyable and the problems don't stop it from being an impressive watch. One of the better Brit gangster flicks to come out since Guy Ritchie dominated the genre and that's not an exaggeration.
  • Cinevue.com: Tanter's film does well to create an authentic sense of the dingy and lurid environs that this rabble inhabits.
  • BringTheNoiseUK.com: certainly a good watch.
  • Hheyuguys.co.uk: Tanter has found another theory intriguing enough to rouse interest and provide an appealing watch
  • Boxofficebuz.com: Don't miss it, there's some truly classic moments contained within the film!
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: off-the-peg gangster fun.
  • Close-upfilm.com: it definitely has a dark edge that other similar films lack. Tanter isn't afraid to hold a mirror to up to the brutality of violent crime rather than glorifying it.
  • Movieemporium.co.uk: There is no doubt that this is very much a film that is male orientated. The language is strong, the women are naked and the violence is heavy and brutal.

Gangster Playboy Legends

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Peter Barrett, Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Robert Cavanah, Jay Brown (The Hunters), Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy)

An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History. Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals - Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done. As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere. As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: a gripping and entertaining piece of cinema.
  • Comedychords.com: Its fresh take on an old Brit tale is surprisingly enjoyable and the problems don't stop it from being an impressive watch. One of the better Brit gangster flicks to come out since Guy Ritchie dominated the genre and that's not an exaggeration.
  • Cinevue.com: Tanter's film does well to create an authentic sense of the dingy and lurid environs that this rabble inhabits.
  • BringTheNoiseUK.com: certainly a good watch.
  • Hheyuguys.co.uk: Tanter has found another theory intriguing enough to rouse interest and provide an appealing watch
  • Boxofficebuz.com: Don't miss it, there's some truly classic moments contained within the film!
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: off-the-peg gangster fun.
  • Close-upfilm.com: it definitely has a dark edge that other similar films lack. Tanter isn't afraid to hold a mirror to up to the brutality of violent crime rather than glorifying it.
  • Movieemporium.co.uk: There is no doubt that this is very much a film that is male orientated. The language is strong, the women are naked and the violence is heavy and brutal.

Gangster Playboy Legends

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Peter Barrett, Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Robert Cavanah, Jay Brown (The Hunters), Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy)

An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History. Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals - Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done. As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere. As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: a gripping and entertaining piece of cinema.
  • Comedychords.com: Its fresh take on an old Brit tale is surprisingly enjoyable and the problems don't stop it from being an impressive watch. One of the better Brit gangster flicks to come out since Guy Ritchie dominated the genre and that's not an exaggeration.
  • Cinevue.com: Tanter's film does well to create an authentic sense of the dingy and lurid environs that this rabble inhabits.
  • BringTheNoiseUK.com: certainly a good watch.
  • Hheyuguys.co.uk: Tanter has found another theory intriguing enough to rouse interest and provide an appealing watch
  • Boxofficebuz.com: Don't miss it, there's some truly classic moments contained within the film!
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: off-the-peg gangster fun.
  • Close-upfilm.com: it definitely has a dark edge that other similar films lack. Tanter isn't afraid to hold a mirror to up to the brutality of violent crime rather than glorifying it.
  • Movieemporium.co.uk: There is no doubt that this is very much a film that is male orientated. The language is strong, the women are naked and the violence is heavy and brutal.

Gangster Playboys Retribution

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 2 december 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Billy Murray (The Bill), Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Esmail

It was the most infamous gangland killing in British history, an empire of crime had ended overnight when four men were shot dead in a desolate field late at night. The killers were never caught and the story of that night become legend. Twenty years later and new, younger faces were making their own impact on the gangland scene. But there were men who would never rest until justice was served, their influence reached to the very top echelons of the British underworld and their profession was murder.

This is the story of the epic retribution that followed the Range Rover murders - a revenge spree that would shake the local crime families and police force to their core. Their names will never be known, but their deeds shocked a nation.

Reviews
  • Screenjabber.com: A slick production.
  • Cinemachords.com: Along with solid performances from the entire cast and an ending that won't let you down, Tanter's latest film has all the makings of a fine British feature. Slick, brutal and has some great one-liners.

Ghosts of War

Horror, War
Available on VOD: 10 december 2020
Director: Eric Bress
Cast: Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean Salazar's Revenge), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body)

Five American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: This is the rare horror exercise you wish were longer.
  • RogerEbert.com: One of Bress' greatest strokes comes with casting - he's collected five faces you might recognize from younger, more innocent roles, and who are compelling to see here as men who have matured rapidly due to the wartime experiences eating away at them.
  • Variety.com: Beautifully atmospheric, handsomely produced.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Ghosts of War may look like a haunted house yarn dripping with déjà vu from the outside.  Inside, there’s so much more that makes the movie impressively entertaining. 8/10.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: Explores the madness that weighs on men who’ve done the unthinkable by trapping them in a situation where they must face their demons. Kyle Gallner delivers an appropriately haunted performance as one of the soldiers.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Gallner is especially memorable). It’s through these actors that we see how their characters process their pain above and below the façade created and understand why they’re incapable of looking beyond their tragic wealth of regret.

Ghosts of War

Horror, War
Available on VOD: 10 december 2020
Director: Eric Bress
Cast: Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean Salazar's Revenge), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body)

Five American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: This is the rare horror exercise you wish were longer.
  • RogerEbert.com: One of Bress' greatest strokes comes with casting - he's collected five faces you might recognize from younger, more innocent roles, and who are compelling to see here as men who have matured rapidly due to the wartime experiences eating away at them.
  • Variety.com: Beautifully atmospheric, handsomely produced.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Ghosts of War may look like a haunted house yarn dripping with déjà vu from the outside.  Inside, there’s so much more that makes the movie impressively entertaining. 8/10.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: Explores the madness that weighs on men who’ve done the unthinkable by trapping them in a situation where they must face their demons. Kyle Gallner delivers an appropriately haunted performance as one of the soldiers.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Gallner is especially memorable). It’s through these actors that we see how their characters process their pain above and below the façade created and understand why they’re incapable of looking beyond their tragic wealth of regret.

Girl On The Third Floor

Horror
Available on VOD: 12 december 2019
Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: C.M. Punk (WWF Smackdown), Sarah Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn (United 93)

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch expected when he convinced his wife Liz that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all...

Reviews
  • Variety: The vengeful spirits in a former bordello prey on the home's new tenants in Travis Stevens' enjoyable horror opus.
  • RogerEbert.com: A unique vision that satisfies from beginning to gory end.
  • Film School Rejects: An effectively unsettling horror film about pains caused by monsters who are far too real.
  • Daily Dead: truly unique and wickedly weird take on haunted house tropes.
  • Nighmare On Film Street: A chilling, blood drenched haunted house flick.
  • The Verge: A skin-crawling horror movie about home improvement and hauntings.
  • Nightmarish Conjurings: Viewers get an ending that they most certainly did not see coming.

Girl On The Third Floor

Horror
Available on VOD: 12 december 2019
Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: C.M. Punk (WWF Smackdown), Sarah Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn (United 93)

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch expected when he convinced his wife Liz that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all...

Reviews
  • Variety: The vengeful spirits in a former bordello prey on the home's new tenants in Travis Stevens' enjoyable horror opus.
  • RogerEbert.com: A unique vision that satisfies from beginning to gory end.
  • Film School Rejects: An effectively unsettling horror film about pains caused by monsters who are far too real.
  • Daily Dead: truly unique and wickedly weird take on haunted house tropes.
  • Nighmare On Film Street: A chilling, blood drenched haunted house flick.
  • The Verge: A skin-crawling horror movie about home improvement and hauntings.
  • Nightmarish Conjurings: Viewers get an ending that they most certainly did not see coming.

Guardians

Action, SF
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2017
Director: Sarik Andreasyan
Cast: Alina Lanina, Anton Pampushnyy, Sanzhar Madiyev, Sebastien Sisak

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Evenwel is dit een interessante film. 'Guardians' hint nadrukkelijk naar de hoogtijdagen van de Sovjet-Unie. Een tijd van voor het uiteenvallen van Groot-Rusland. Toen het land, inclusief de later afvallige staten, nog één geheel vormde. Kortom, een land waar de huidige president Poetin graag van droomt.
  • Preview Magazine: Als je een beetje van superhelden houdt, dan is dit een geweldige kijkervaring. Wat dacht je van een held met twee kromme messen die supersnel een auto doormidden hakt, een man-beer met een minigun, de knapste vrouw uit Rusland die onzichtbaar kan worden (en ook nog eens goede borsjt kan koken!) en een soort Magneto die geen metaal, maar rotsen kan beïnvloeden (en dat doet met een enorme zweep)? Het levert heerlijke actiescènes op.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: The film is a lot of fun indeed. No expense has been spared and there are a number of impressive setpieces, especially when the supervillain starts building a super-antenna in Moscow by stacking several landmark towers on top of each other.

Guardians

Action, SF
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2017
Director: Sarik Andreasyan
Cast: Alina Lanina, Anton Pampushnyy, Sanzhar Madiyev, Sebastien Sisak

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Evenwel is dit een interessante film. 'Guardians' hint nadrukkelijk naar de hoogtijdagen van de Sovjet-Unie. Een tijd van voor het uiteenvallen van Groot-Rusland. Toen het land, inclusief de later afvallige staten, nog één geheel vormde. Kortom, een land waar de huidige president Poetin graag van droomt.
  • Preview Magazine: Als je een beetje van superhelden houdt, dan is dit een geweldige kijkervaring. Wat dacht je van een held met twee kromme messen die supersnel een auto doormidden hakt, een man-beer met een minigun, de knapste vrouw uit Rusland die onzichtbaar kan worden (en ook nog eens goede borsjt kan koken!) en een soort Magneto die geen metaal, maar rotsen kan beïnvloeden (en dat doet met een enorme zweep)? Het levert heerlijke actiescènes op.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: The film is a lot of fun indeed. No expense has been spared and there are a number of impressive setpieces, especially when the supervillain starts building a super-antenna in Moscow by stacking several landmark towers on top of each other.

Guardians

Action, SF
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2017
Director: Sarik Andreasyan
Cast: Alina Lanina, Anton Pampushnyy, Sanzhar Madiyev, Sebastien Sisak

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Evenwel is dit een interessante film. 'Guardians' hint nadrukkelijk naar de hoogtijdagen van de Sovjet-Unie. Een tijd van voor het uiteenvallen van Groot-Rusland. Toen het land, inclusief de later afvallige staten, nog één geheel vormde. Kortom, een land waar de huidige president Poetin graag van droomt.
  • Preview Magazine: Als je een beetje van superhelden houdt, dan is dit een geweldige kijkervaring. Wat dacht je van een held met twee kromme messen die supersnel een auto doormidden hakt, een man-beer met een minigun, de knapste vrouw uit Rusland die onzichtbaar kan worden (en ook nog eens goede borsjt kan koken!) en een soort Magneto die geen metaal, maar rotsen kan beïnvloeden (en dat doet met een enorme zweep)? Het levert heerlijke actiescènes op.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: The film is a lot of fun indeed. No expense has been spared and there are a number of impressive setpieces, especially when the supervillain starts building a super-antenna in Moscow by stacking several landmark towers on top of each other.

Guns Akimbo

Action
Available on VOD: 3 september 2020
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Now You See Me 2), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Rhys Darby (Yes Man, Jumanji I and II), Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders)

Videogame developer Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonistic comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. She's at his front door.Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Smash TV and Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient. Howden foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.

Reviews
  • NWTV.nl: Guns Akimbo is gewoon bizar en dat is oké.
  • Defilmrecensent.nl: Fout en over-the-top op alle beste manieren!
  • Mannen Magazine: Wat. Een. Film.
  • Srsck.com: Guns Akimbo IS wild!
  • Veronica Magazine: Het moge duidelijk zijn dat dit een knettergestoorde film is, die genoeg maffe lol en in-your-face-actie te bieden heeft om anderhalf uur amusant te blijven.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: voor je wekelijkse portie opgewekt lomp vermaak kun je prima terecht bij Guns Akimbo.
  • Volkskrant: De actie wordt spectaculair en dynamisch in beeld gebracht.
  • Pim-is-watching.com: What the actual fuck... Wat een briljante film!! Ik voorspel een cultstatus. Kaliber Boondock saints. Bril-jant!! Ik ben een fan. De art, de bullshit, de actie. Waanzinnig. Hier heb je een absolute topper mee gekocht. P. de Waard.
  • RogerEbert.com: Guns Akimbo for all its outlandishness, is a spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image. 
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: Overall, Guns Akimbo is a world of fun mayhem without too much substance but near-perfect character performances and so much stylistic violence. The film also continues to solidify Weaving’s status as a genre queen, which is not to be understated.
  • ign.com: This is balls-to-the-wall action, with Guns Akimbo delivering thrills, spills and genuinely spectacular kills.
  • Gmbacklot.com: Guns Akimbo is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat enjoying the carnage in a way few films have yet to manage.
  • Crookedmarquee.com: Guns Akimbo is evidence of filmmakers who not only know how to make good movies; they also wear all of their insane, colorful, and playfully nasty influences right on their sleeves — and in this case that’s just a whole lot of fun to watch.
  • Dailygrindhouse.com: This film is a monster. There’s a feral punk energy to it, and Howden directs the hell out of his action scenes. Everything is lit up in blue and red giallo-police-light colors, and the camera loops and swirls around bodies being rent through with bullets, all as a series of 1980s pop covers underline everything. It all threatens to become a little too fatiguing. But Howden knows how to keep a steady hand on everything. GUNS AKIMBO is discordant, cranked-up nuttiness, but it’s never less anything but fun.
  • Joblo.com: a funny little genre mashup, and has enough gore and shoot-em-ups to please genre fans.
  • ModernHorrors.com: Guns Akimbo is an adrenaline-drenched ballet of bullets, bathed in colors that would make Dario Argento proud. It may not land with everyone, but the right audience will go wild for its caffeinated cartoon-colored John Woo stylings.

Guns Akimbo

Action
Available on VOD: 3 september 2020
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Now You See Me 2), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Rhys Darby (Yes Man, Jumanji I and II), Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders)

Videogame developer Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonistic comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. She's at his front door.Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Smash TV and Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient. Howden foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.

Reviews
  • NWTV.nl: Guns Akimbo is gewoon bizar en dat is oké.
  • Defilmrecensent.nl: Fout en over-the-top op alle beste manieren!
  • Mannen Magazine: Wat. Een. Film.
  • Srsck.com: Guns Akimbo IS wild!
  • Veronica Magazine: Het moge duidelijk zijn dat dit een knettergestoorde film is, die genoeg maffe lol en in-your-face-actie te bieden heeft om anderhalf uur amusant te blijven.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: voor je wekelijkse portie opgewekt lomp vermaak kun je prima terecht bij Guns Akimbo.
  • Volkskrant: De actie wordt spectaculair en dynamisch in beeld gebracht.
  • Pim-is-watching.com: What the actual fuck... Wat een briljante film!! Ik voorspel een cultstatus. Kaliber Boondock saints. Bril-jant!! Ik ben een fan. De art, de bullshit, de actie. Waanzinnig. Hier heb je een absolute topper mee gekocht. P. de Waard.
  • RogerEbert.com: Guns Akimbo for all its outlandishness, is a spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image. 
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: Overall, Guns Akimbo is a world of fun mayhem without too much substance but near-perfect character performances and so much stylistic violence. The film also continues to solidify Weaving’s status as a genre queen, which is not to be understated.
  • ign.com: This is balls-to-the-wall action, with Guns Akimbo delivering thrills, spills and genuinely spectacular kills.
  • Gmbacklot.com: Guns Akimbo is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat enjoying the carnage in a way few films have yet to manage.
  • Crookedmarquee.com: Guns Akimbo is evidence of filmmakers who not only know how to make good movies; they also wear all of their insane, colorful, and playfully nasty influences right on their sleeves — and in this case that’s just a whole lot of fun to watch.
  • Dailygrindhouse.com: This film is a monster. There’s a feral punk energy to it, and Howden directs the hell out of his action scenes. Everything is lit up in blue and red giallo-police-light colors, and the camera loops and swirls around bodies being rent through with bullets, all as a series of 1980s pop covers underline everything. It all threatens to become a little too fatiguing. But Howden knows how to keep a steady hand on everything. GUNS AKIMBO is discordant, cranked-up nuttiness, but it’s never less anything but fun.
  • Joblo.com: a funny little genre mashup, and has enough gore and shoot-em-ups to please genre fans.
  • ModernHorrors.com: Guns Akimbo is an adrenaline-drenched ballet of bullets, bathed in colors that would make Dario Argento proud. It may not land with everyone, but the right audience will go wild for its caffeinated cartoon-colored John Woo stylings.

Gutshot Straight

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 april 2015
Director: Justin Steele
Cast: George Eads (CSI), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Ted Levine (Shutter Island, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, The Bridge), Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Tia Carrere (True Lies), Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, The Master)

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel (George Eads), gets mixed up with the underworld when he takes a wager proposed by Duffy (Stephen Lang), a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy's cunning brother Lewis (Ted Levine) and scheming wife May (AnnaLynne McCord) as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Seeking help anywhere he can find it, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal), a loan shark looking to collect on Jack's poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

Reviews
  • Flickeringmyth.com: The film looks great with some slick and colourful visuals, the acting is pretty good and the story set-up is fantastic and really draws you in.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Seagal gets a terrific monologue about why he's called "Paulie Trunks" and has a few genuinely funny, possibly ad-libbed lines and he makes every moment count. Gutshot Straight has a lot of positives in its favor.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: A nifty little B-movie neo-noir. He may be one of the least showy CSI cast members, but blank canvas George Eads is a surprisingly effective noir antihero, and shoulders the double-crossing narrative convincingly. Admittedly, the pace does slacken in the second half of the film, but Gutshot has enough worthwhile moments to keep you interested. Inessential, but strangely appealing.

Gutshot Straight

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 april 2015
Director: Justin Steele
Cast: George Eads (CSI), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Ted Levine (Shutter Island, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, The Bridge), Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Tia Carrere (True Lies), Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, The Master)

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel (George Eads), gets mixed up with the underworld when he takes a wager proposed by Duffy (Stephen Lang), a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy's cunning brother Lewis (Ted Levine) and scheming wife May (AnnaLynne McCord) as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Seeking help anywhere he can find it, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal), a loan shark looking to collect on Jack's poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

Reviews
  • Flickeringmyth.com: The film looks great with some slick and colourful visuals, the acting is pretty good and the story set-up is fantastic and really draws you in.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Seagal gets a terrific monologue about why he's called "Paulie Trunks" and has a few genuinely funny, possibly ad-libbed lines and he makes every moment count. Gutshot Straight has a lot of positives in its favor.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: A nifty little B-movie neo-noir. He may be one of the least showy CSI cast members, but blank canvas George Eads is a surprisingly effective noir antihero, and shoulders the double-crossing narrative convincingly. Admittedly, the pace does slacken in the second half of the film, but Gutshot has enough worthwhile moments to keep you interested. Inessential, but strangely appealing.

Gutshot Straight

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 april 2015
Director: Justin Steele
Cast: George Eads (CSI), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Ted Levine (Shutter Island, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, The Bridge), Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Tia Carrere (True Lies), Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, The Master)

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel (George Eads), gets mixed up with the underworld when he takes a wager proposed by Duffy (Stephen Lang), a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy's cunning brother Lewis (Ted Levine) and scheming wife May (AnnaLynne McCord) as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Seeking help anywhere he can find it, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal), a loan shark looking to collect on Jack's poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

Reviews
  • Flickeringmyth.com: The film looks great with some slick and colourful visuals, the acting is pretty good and the story set-up is fantastic and really draws you in.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Seagal gets a terrific monologue about why he's called "Paulie Trunks" and has a few genuinely funny, possibly ad-libbed lines and he makes every moment count. Gutshot Straight has a lot of positives in its favor.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: A nifty little B-movie neo-noir. He may be one of the least showy CSI cast members, but blank canvas George Eads is a surprisingly effective noir antihero, and shoulders the double-crossing narrative convincingly. Admittedly, the pace does slacken in the second half of the film, but Gutshot has enough worthwhile moments to keep you interested. Inessential, but strangely appealing.

Gutshot Straight

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 april 2015
Director: Justin Steele
Cast: George Eads (CSI), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Ted Levine (Shutter Island, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, The Bridge), Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Tia Carrere (True Lies), Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, The Master)

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel (George Eads), gets mixed up with the underworld when he takes a wager proposed by Duffy (Stephen Lang), a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy's cunning brother Lewis (Ted Levine) and scheming wife May (AnnaLynne McCord) as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Seeking help anywhere he can find it, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal), a loan shark looking to collect on Jack's poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

Reviews
  • Flickeringmyth.com: The film looks great with some slick and colourful visuals, the acting is pretty good and the story set-up is fantastic and really draws you in.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Seagal gets a terrific monologue about why he's called "Paulie Trunks" and has a few genuinely funny, possibly ad-libbed lines and he makes every moment count. Gutshot Straight has a lot of positives in its favor.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: A nifty little B-movie neo-noir. He may be one of the least showy CSI cast members, but blank canvas George Eads is a surprisingly effective noir antihero, and shoulders the double-crossing narrative convincingly. Admittedly, the pace does slacken in the second half of the film, but Gutshot has enough worthwhile moments to keep you interested. Inessential, but strangely appealing.

Halloween Party

Horror
Available on VOD: 22 oktober 2020
Director: Jay Dahl
Cast: Amy Groening (Goon), Lisa Hackett, T. Thomason

When her best friend dies mysteriously, college student Grace enlists a talented I.T. student, Spencer, to help her investigate. The two soon discover that the school has a terrible secret - their dorm rooms were once used as a hospice to house dying patients, including The Balloon Babies, monstrously disfigured teens who wore masks twenty-four seven for The Halloween Party.

Reviews
  • Entertainment-focus.com: Part of the fun of the film is looking for clues along with Grace and Spencer because that way the full horror of the situation dawns on you at the same time it does them. The second half of the film is proper edge-of-the-seat stuff and there are some fantastic scares.
  • Projectedfigures.com: Halloween Party marries the fatalistic tensions of Hideo Nakata’s Ring to the amiable student banter that Dahl had already honed in his previous feature.
  • Johnnyalucard.com: Writer-director Jay Dahl keeps dialogue and character stuff sparking as the mystery unfolds, with appealing performances.

Halloween Party

Horror
Available on VOD: 22 oktober 2020
Director: Jay Dahl
Cast: Amy Groening (Goon), Lisa Hackett, T. Thomason

When her best friend dies mysteriously, college student Grace enlists a talented I.T. student, Spencer, to help her investigate. The two soon discover that the school has a terrible secret - their dorm rooms were once used as a hospice to house dying patients, including The Balloon Babies, monstrously disfigured teens who wore masks twenty-four seven for The Halloween Party.

Reviews
  • Entertainment-focus.com: Part of the fun of the film is looking for clues along with Grace and Spencer because that way the full horror of the situation dawns on you at the same time it does them. The second half of the film is proper edge-of-the-seat stuff and there are some fantastic scares.
  • Projectedfigures.com: Halloween Party marries the fatalistic tensions of Hideo Nakata’s Ring to the amiable student banter that Dahl had already honed in his previous feature.
  • Johnnyalucard.com: Writer-director Jay Dahl keeps dialogue and character stuff sparking as the mystery unfolds, with appealing performances.

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2014
Director: Duane Journey
Cast: Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass 1 & 2), Andrew James Allen (The Lovely Bones), Molly C. Quinn (Castle, We're the Millers, Winx Club), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga (all films)), Lara Flynn Boyle (Men In Black II, The Practice, Twin Peaks)

When Gretel's stoner boyfriend goes missing, she tracks him down to a suburban house where she discovers Agnes, a little old lady from Pasadena who grows the best weed in town, devouring his soul to revive her youth and beauty. Her attempts to rescue him are thwarted by the arrival of a drug gang who threaten a turf war. The ensuing battle pitches latino home boys against a cannibal witch, a hound from hell and a pack of rabid zombies.

Reviews
  • ScreenDaily.com: Fairy-tale horror and stoner comedy combine to good effect in Hansel And Gretel Get Baked, a smart and entertaining youth-orientated chiller that delivers a goodly amount of gore along with the slacker laughs. Molly C. Quinn is great as Gretel, a smart stoner turned investigator, and shows that she can carry a lead role, while Lara Flynn Boyle gets to change her persona from wrinkly old crone to would-be sex kitten.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: actress Lara Flynn Boyle anchors the film expertly with her character, the notorious witch of German fairytales. All of the performances are solid, but this film will be remembered for its hilarity and light-hearted mood.
  • AlienBee.net: a really fun movie! Even though it doesn't have that blockbuster budget there are so many things about the movie that make up for it. Great acting, some fun special effects and that special, special witch played by Lara Flynn Boyle, she's both beautiful and deadly you know!
  • Best-horror-movies.com: Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is most definitely worth a watch. This film has camp, gore, stupid drug references, flayings alive and killer dogs – not to mention the most amazing indoor pot-growing mecca ever conceived.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: The film doesn't try to do anything outside of retelling the fairy tale with more stoner humor and bloody carnage. However, that's what makes it so enjoyable in the first place. There are fun characters with good dialogue. The dark humor hits its marks and the script has some clever moments. The gore and scares are satisfying and messy. Better yet, there's even a cameo by Carry Elwes with a ridiculous mustache. Hansel and Gretel Get Baked is a lot of fun for the comedy loving horror fan in all of us.
  • Britflicks.com: Ever wondered what happened to Lara Flynn Boyle? Catch her in this stoner horror that loosely uses the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale for gore and smiles.
  • Dreadcentral.com: Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is fun whether you're a big fan of stoner comedy or not. There's a ton of action, nice effects, witches, zombies, cannibalism and a badass demonic Doberman.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Well-made, doesn't fall into the trap of repetitive and annoying stoner humor and Boyle, who hasn't been seen in much since the 2005-2006 season of the NBC series LAS VEGAS, really gets a chance to cut loose here and have some fun.
  • Horrornews.net: a goofy, entertaining picture that is worth catching for its spirited performances, gruesome special effects and spicy black comedy.
  • Mikeschiller.blogspot.nl: This was a very entertaining movie with a lot of black comedy, it was certainly a unique and very modern spin on the classic children's story. This is the first time I've seen Michael Welch in a movie other than the Twilight series and his performance was excellent.
  • Thehorrorclub.blogspot.nl: the movie takes on a more serious tone as things progress, and it all ends up being a solid mixture of bloody and fun.
    Wegotthiscovered.com: there are some wickedly entertaining moments that produce an inconsistant yet intoxicating high.

Hatchet II

Horror
Available on VOD: 2 juli 2013
Director: Adam Green
Cast: Danielle Harris (Cyrus, Halloween), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I-III, Friday the 13th 7-9), Tony Todd (The Man from Earth, The Rock), Ed Ackerman (Frozen, The Change-Up)

Hatchet 2 picks up at the exact moment that 2006's Hatchet ends, wherein the quiet but hot-tempered Marybeth (Danielle Harris) is in a small boat in the Louisiana swamps, screaming for her life as she tries to free herself from the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). Crowley has murdered Marybeth's family and other fellow vacationers who had come together on a tourist excursion in the swamplands outside of New Orleans. Marybeth escapes from Crowley and manages to make it back to civilization, where she once again encounters voodoo shop proprietor Reverend Zombie (Tony Todd), who had helped to arrange Marybeth and company's earlier, ill-fated tour of the area. To help Marybeth and also serve his own secret agenda, Reverend Zombie recruits a hardened pack of hunters to head back into the swamp to seek revenge on Victor Crowley.

Reviews
  • DVDVerdict.com: Based solely on the kills, this would be in the upper echelon of slasher films. The deaths are clever, funny, and well-executed, and as a fan of the genre I often found myself smiling, laughing, or exclaiming during the killing moments
  • FilmcriticsUnited.com: one of the most bloodily violent movies around. And I think that was the point. Point well taken.
  • The New York Times: Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.
  • Variety.com: Outrageously over-the-top gore doubtless will scare off all but the heartiest genre aficionados.
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Hatchet II earns bragging rights with buckets of giddily over-the-top blood 'n' guts in sequences that are as gratuitous as they are amusingly ridiculous.
  • Fearnet.com: Hatchet 2 is a lot of fun ... tailor-made for hardcore horror fans who miss the old-school slasher flicks, but certainly enjoy it when 'one of our own' heads back to the well for some gore, mayhem, and carnage.
  • Boxoffice.com: Green's craft cuts deep--he's a smart, brutal puppet master who knows the power in his strings.
  • DreadCentral.com: Hatchet II is twice the gore, twice the intensity, twice the fun, love and balls-out craziness of the original.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: a winning love letter to the splatter-slasher (splasher?) flicks of yore.

The Heist

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 3 september 2013
Director: Peter Hewitt
Cast: Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths, True Romance), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Se7en), William H. Macy (Fargo), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)

Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) are each so lost in fascination with the particular objet d'art of his affection that although they have been coworkers for decades, they only just meet for the first time when crisis strikes: there's a new curator in town, and his plan is to change the museum's collection entirely, threatening to rob each man of his greatest secret passion in life. However, having found their kindred spirits, the men forge a plan to hold onto the works of art they hold most dear. Though hardly criminal masterminds, their inflamed hearts drive them to plan and execute the most daring art heist ever conceived from the inside – with bumblingly hilarious results!

Reviews
  • Blueprintreview.co.uk: The Heist is charming and fun with a to-die-for cast that will keep you entertained.If not a lad's night in movie, it certainly fits the bill as a date movie, especially for the more mature film fans out there!
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: It's a light-hearted caper that makes for undemanding viewing.
  • FilmCriticsUnited.com: The heist sequence itself was done so well and was so much fun to watch.
  • Filmstalker.co.uk: With strong direction, good scripting for the most part, and some excellent casting, The Heist does turn out to be an enjoyable light hearted film.
  • FlickeringMyth.com: The main cast are really great to watch as they seem to be having a lot of fun; it's a quirky film and they each bring that to their roles.
  • ReelFilm.com: A gentle, easygoing comedy that benefits substantially from the efforts of its three leads - with Walken's refreshingly down-to-earth work anchoring the film on an impressively consistent basis. Freeman and Macy are predictably stellar in their respective roles, with the latter's scene-stealing turn standing as an ongoing highlight.
  • Poffysmoviemania.com: A quaint little heist comedy, with a nifty romantic resolution.
  • Altass.blogspot.nl: The Heist does a lot to distinguish itself from the crowd by focusing a lot more on the characters and their relationships to the art rather than the heist itself. A lot of audiences should enjoy it.
  • Watchtingthedetectives.blogspot.nl: presents three of the most talented actors working today in a gentle, well-mannered comedy that's populated with believable characters.

Hell Baby

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2014
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Cast: Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Rob Corddry (Pain and Gain, Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine), Leslie Bibb (Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Man, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Keegan Michael Key (Just Go with It, Due Date, Role Models), Thomas Lennon (We're the Millers, What to Expect When You're Expecting, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Rob Huebel (What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Other Guys, The Descendants), Paul Scheer (Piranha, The League)

HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?

Hell Baby -- the funniest horror movie you will ever see.

Reviews
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others.
  • LATimes.com: The brain child of 'Reno 911!'s' Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, this horror spoof features amusingly offbeat characters and a bit of Mel Brooks-like deadpan silliness.
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Lennon and Garant have crafted a horror comedy that is often quite funny. There are definitely a few supporting performances that truly raise the comedy level.
  • Blu-ray.com: Bringing pleasant energy to the movie are Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel as two dim-witted cops one step behind everyone else, while Lennon and Garant slap on Chef Boyardee accents to play Vatican G-men, hamming it up in their own special way. 'Hell Baby' is certainly funny, especially when it goes absolutely berserk in the finale, paying off the birthing event with amusing creature-feature special effects and geysers of blood.
  • Dreadcentral.com: In between the big move and the grotesque finale are a ton of laughs. A welcome addition to the horror comedy sub-genre.
  • Slantmagazine.com: these guys display a freewheelin' sense of invention that should be watched closely, because they have the raw stuff of major comic filmmakers.
  • Slugmag.com: a wickedly funny horror-comedy that explores horror film conventions in such an over-the-top and self-aware way that I'll never be able to take a haunted house, exorcism or demonic baby films seriously again. I haven't laughed this hard since Bridesmaids.
  • RogerEbert.com: The cast excels at slapstick humor.
Awards
  • Official Sundance Selection 2013

Hell Baby

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2014
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Cast: Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Rob Corddry (Pain and Gain, Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine), Leslie Bibb (Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Man, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Keegan Michael Key (Just Go with It, Due Date, Role Models), Thomas Lennon (We're the Millers, What to Expect When You're Expecting, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Rob Huebel (What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Other Guys, The Descendants), Paul Scheer (Piranha, The League)

HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?

Hell Baby -- the funniest horror movie you will ever see.

Reviews
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others.
  • LATimes.com: The brain child of 'Reno 911!'s' Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, this horror spoof features amusingly offbeat characters and a bit of Mel Brooks-like deadpan silliness.
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Lennon and Garant have crafted a horror comedy that is often quite funny. There are definitely a few supporting performances that truly raise the comedy level.
  • Blu-ray.com: Bringing pleasant energy to the movie are Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel as two dim-witted cops one step behind everyone else, while Lennon and Garant slap on Chef Boyardee accents to play Vatican G-men, hamming it up in their own special way. 'Hell Baby' is certainly funny, especially when it goes absolutely berserk in the finale, paying off the birthing event with amusing creature-feature special effects and geysers of blood.
  • Dreadcentral.com: In between the big move and the grotesque finale are a ton of laughs. A welcome addition to the horror comedy sub-genre.
  • Slantmagazine.com: these guys display a freewheelin' sense of invention that should be watched closely, because they have the raw stuff of major comic filmmakers.
  • Slugmag.com: a wickedly funny horror-comedy that explores horror film conventions in such an over-the-top and self-aware way that I'll never be able to take a haunted house, exorcism or demonic baby films seriously again. I haven't laughed this hard since Bridesmaids.
  • RogerEbert.com: The cast excels at slapstick humor.
Awards
  • Official Sundance Selection 2013

Hell Baby

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2014
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Cast: Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Rob Corddry (Pain and Gain, Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine), Leslie Bibb (Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Man, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Keegan Michael Key (Just Go with It, Due Date, Role Models), Thomas Lennon (We're the Millers, What to Expect When You're Expecting, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Rob Huebel (What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Other Guys, The Descendants), Paul Scheer (Piranha, The League)

HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?

Hell Baby -- the funniest horror movie you will ever see.

Reviews
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others.
  • LATimes.com: The brain child of 'Reno 911!'s' Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, this horror spoof features amusingly offbeat characters and a bit of Mel Brooks-like deadpan silliness.
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Lennon and Garant have crafted a horror comedy that is often quite funny. There are definitely a few supporting performances that truly raise the comedy level.
  • Blu-ray.com: Bringing pleasant energy to the movie are Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel as two dim-witted cops one step behind everyone else, while Lennon and Garant slap on Chef Boyardee accents to play Vatican G-men, hamming it up in their own special way. 'Hell Baby' is certainly funny, especially when it goes absolutely berserk in the finale, paying off the birthing event with amusing creature-feature special effects and geysers of blood.
  • Dreadcentral.com: In between the big move and the grotesque finale are a ton of laughs. A welcome addition to the horror comedy sub-genre.
  • Slantmagazine.com: these guys display a freewheelin' sense of invention that should be watched closely, because they have the raw stuff of major comic filmmakers.
  • Slugmag.com: a wickedly funny horror-comedy that explores horror film conventions in such an over-the-top and self-aware way that I'll never be able to take a haunted house, exorcism or demonic baby films seriously again. I haven't laughed this hard since Bridesmaids.
  • RogerEbert.com: The cast excels at slapstick humor.
Awards
  • Official Sundance Selection 2013

He Who Dares

Action
Available on VOD: 10 februari 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Zara Phythian (The Hike), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Band of Brothers), Ewan Ross (Age of Heroes, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Christina Bellavia, Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

'Die Hard' meets 'The Raid' in the violent action thriller HE WHO DARES - when the SAS, Britain's elite Special Forces unit, take on an utterly ruthless terrorist cell who've kidnapped the Prime Minister's daughter.

Packed full of wild, explosive action – insane car chases, intense hand to hand combat, and ferocious gun battles – HE WHO DARES never lets up. Fight. Kill. Win.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A taut action picture that kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: He Who Dares is a solid action film for those looking for some light entertainment. 7.5 out of 10: an intriguing premise, good acting, lots of violent scenarios.
  • Britflicks.com: Director Paul Tanter (The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) doesn't disappoint with some cracking shoot outs and hand to hand combat. Phillips revels in the larger than life, evil kingpin role, and it's an exciting surprise when the martial arts bombshell Zara Phythian gets to show off a roundhouse or two.

He Who Dares

Action
Available on VOD: 10 februari 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Zara Phythian (The Hike), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Band of Brothers), Ewan Ross (Age of Heroes, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Christina Bellavia, Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

'Die Hard' meets 'The Raid' in the violent action thriller HE WHO DARES - when the SAS, Britain's elite Special Forces unit, take on an utterly ruthless terrorist cell who've kidnapped the Prime Minister's daughter.

Packed full of wild, explosive action – insane car chases, intense hand to hand combat, and ferocious gun battles – HE WHO DARES never lets up. Fight. Kill. Win.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A taut action picture that kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: He Who Dares is a solid action film for those looking for some light entertainment. 7.5 out of 10: an intriguing premise, good acting, lots of violent scenarios.
  • Britflicks.com: Director Paul Tanter (The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) doesn't disappoint with some cracking shoot outs and hand to hand combat. Phillips revels in the larger than life, evil kingpin role, and it's an exciting surprise when the martial arts bombshell Zara Phythian gets to show off a roundhouse or two.

He Who Dares

Action
Available on VOD: 10 februari 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Zara Phythian (The Hike), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Band of Brothers), Ewan Ross (Age of Heroes, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Christina Bellavia, Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

'Die Hard' meets 'The Raid' in the violent action thriller HE WHO DARES - when the SAS, Britain's elite Special Forces unit, take on an utterly ruthless terrorist cell who've kidnapped the Prime Minister's daughter.

Packed full of wild, explosive action – insane car chases, intense hand to hand combat, and ferocious gun battles – HE WHO DARES never lets up. Fight. Kill. Win.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A taut action picture that kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: He Who Dares is a solid action film for those looking for some light entertainment. 7.5 out of 10: an intriguing premise, good acting, lots of violent scenarios.
  • Britflicks.com: Director Paul Tanter (The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) doesn't disappoint with some cracking shoot outs and hand to hand combat. Phillips revels in the larger than life, evil kingpin role, and it's an exciting surprise when the martial arts bombshell Zara Phythian gets to show off a roundhouse or two.

He Who Dares

Action
Available on VOD: 10 februari 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Zara Phythian (The Hike), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Band of Brothers), Ewan Ross (Age of Heroes, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Christina Bellavia, Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

'Die Hard' meets 'The Raid' in the violent action thriller HE WHO DARES - when the SAS, Britain's elite Special Forces unit, take on an utterly ruthless terrorist cell who've kidnapped the Prime Minister's daughter.

Packed full of wild, explosive action – insane car chases, intense hand to hand combat, and ferocious gun battles – HE WHO DARES never lets up. Fight. Kill. Win.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A taut action picture that kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: He Who Dares is a solid action film for those looking for some light entertainment. 7.5 out of 10: an intriguing premise, good acting, lots of violent scenarios.
  • Britflicks.com: Director Paul Tanter (The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) doesn't disappoint with some cracking shoot outs and hand to hand combat. Phillips revels in the larger than life, evil kingpin role, and it's an exciting surprise when the martial arts bombshell Zara Phythian gets to show off a roundhouse or two.

He Who Dares - Downing Street Siege

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 augustus 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy), Russell Kilmister (The Meaning Of Live, Secret State), Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

The film will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the triller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be dishonorably discharged from the SAS for disobeying a direct order, despite the fact that he saved the Prime Minister's only daughter.

Reviews
  • Themoviewaffler.com: He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege has its niche target audience so tightly in its crosshairs, and caters exclusively and gleefully to it.

He Who Dares - Downing Street Siege

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 augustus 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy), Russell Kilmister (The Meaning Of Live, Secret State), Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

The film will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the triller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be dishonorably discharged from the SAS for disobeying a direct order, despite the fact that he saved the Prime Minister's only daughter.

Reviews
  • Themoviewaffler.com: He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege has its niche target audience so tightly in its crosshairs, and caters exclusively and gleefully to it.

He Who Dares - Downing Street Siege

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 augustus 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy), Russell Kilmister (The Meaning Of Live, Secret State), Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

The film will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the triller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be dishonorably discharged from the SAS for disobeying a direct order, despite the fact that he saved the Prime Minister's only daughter.

Reviews
  • Themoviewaffler.com: He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege has its niche target audience so tightly in its crosshairs, and caters exclusively and gleefully to it.

Hit by Lightning

Comedy, Crime, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 december 2015
Director: Ricky Blitt
Cast: Stephanie Szostak (Iron Man Three, We Bought a Zoo, Dinner for Schmucks), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Due Date, Stay Cool), Will Sasso (Movie 43, The Three Stooges)

RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA – an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interests. He soon learns there's just one little catch – she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs – there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale, like Kathleen Turner in BODY HEAT, who's playing Ricky?

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas. Cryer and Sasso have impeccable comedic call and response that never skip a beat, which makes the film a pleasure.
  • Blu-ray.com: Hit by Lightning features a bravely unglamorous performance from Cryer, who does away with traditional tricks of screen vanity to play Ricky as a soured, balding sad sack with no hope for a romantic future. The screenplay actually has some fun with the character's hair loss, watching Ricky trying to dye his way out of personal issues, hoping to appeal to Danita through the art of illusion. Cryer's comic timing remains sitcom-tight and his interplay with Sasso contributes to the picture's periodic highlights, creating a believable bond with this bullying best friend.
  • Wlswarts.blogspot.nl: If one was going to cast a weak-willed patsy character, Jon Cryer is as good a choice as you can get and he delivers exactly that performance.

Hit by Lightning

Comedy, Crime, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 december 2015
Director: Ricky Blitt
Cast: Stephanie Szostak (Iron Man Three, We Bought a Zoo, Dinner for Schmucks), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Due Date, Stay Cool), Will Sasso (Movie 43, The Three Stooges)

RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA – an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interests. He soon learns there's just one little catch – she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs – there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale, like Kathleen Turner in BODY HEAT, who's playing Ricky?

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas. Cryer and Sasso have impeccable comedic call and response that never skip a beat, which makes the film a pleasure.
  • Blu-ray.com: Hit by Lightning features a bravely unglamorous performance from Cryer, who does away with traditional tricks of screen vanity to play Ricky as a soured, balding sad sack with no hope for a romantic future. The screenplay actually has some fun with the character's hair loss, watching Ricky trying to dye his way out of personal issues, hoping to appeal to Danita through the art of illusion. Cryer's comic timing remains sitcom-tight and his interplay with Sasso contributes to the picture's periodic highlights, creating a believable bond with this bullying best friend.
  • Wlswarts.blogspot.nl: If one was going to cast a weak-willed patsy character, Jon Cryer is as good a choice as you can get and he delivers exactly that performance.

The Hollow Child

Horror
Available on VOD: 3 januari 2019
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Cast: Jessica McLeod, Hannah Cheramy (Van Helsing), John Emmet Tracy (Fifty Shades Freed), Jana Mitsoula

Troubled teen Samantha's position in her new foster family is jeopardized when her new sister Olivia goes missing in the woods, only to reappear, apparently unharmed, days later. But when Sam begins to suspect that what emerged from the woods is not Olivia, her investigation will bring her face to face with an evil presence which has haunted the town for generations.

Reviews
  • Timescolonist.com: a quietly unsettling folklore-inspired feature debut that turns familiar horror tropes on their ear. McLeod’s performance is as much a highlight as the spooky spirit Lutter conjures, enhanced by Nelson and Graham Talbot’s striking cinematography and David Parfit’s sinister score.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: A diverting supernatural thriller and a film with talent to watch out for in the future. 7/10.
  • Mondaymag.com: Lutter is a skillful traditionalist, invoking all the expected tropes of a fright flick with a sharp eye and a dark sense of glee.
  • Twoohsix.com: The Hollow Child feels appropriately spooky, it has the dark and gloomy feel of a classic moody thriller, and the cast is fantastic from top to bottom. Horror fans, definitely give this one a look.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Young Hannah Cheramy also chews the scenery like a seasoned horror genre performer as impostor Olivia.
  • Horrorgeeklife.com: An outstanding horror film. It was fresh, and dark, and one of the best iterations of little girl-turned monster that I have seen in years.
  • Crypticrock.com: Clever and thought-provoking, CrypticRock gives this film 4 out of 5 stars.

The Hollow Child

Horror
Available on VOD: 3 januari 2019
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Cast: Jessica McLeod, Hannah Cheramy (Van Helsing), John Emmet Tracy (Fifty Shades Freed), Jana Mitsoula

Troubled teen Samantha's position in her new foster family is jeopardized when her new sister Olivia goes missing in the woods, only to reappear, apparently unharmed, days later. But when Sam begins to suspect that what emerged from the woods is not Olivia, her investigation will bring her face to face with an evil presence which has haunted the town for generations.

Reviews
  • Timescolonist.com: a quietly unsettling folklore-inspired feature debut that turns familiar horror tropes on their ear. McLeod’s performance is as much a highlight as the spooky spirit Lutter conjures, enhanced by Nelson and Graham Talbot’s striking cinematography and David Parfit’s sinister score.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: A diverting supernatural thriller and a film with talent to watch out for in the future. 7/10.
  • Mondaymag.com: Lutter is a skillful traditionalist, invoking all the expected tropes of a fright flick with a sharp eye and a dark sense of glee.
  • Twoohsix.com: The Hollow Child feels appropriately spooky, it has the dark and gloomy feel of a classic moody thriller, and the cast is fantastic from top to bottom. Horror fans, definitely give this one a look.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Young Hannah Cheramy also chews the scenery like a seasoned horror genre performer as impostor Olivia.
  • Horrorgeeklife.com: An outstanding horror film. It was fresh, and dark, and one of the best iterations of little girl-turned monster that I have seen in years.
  • Crypticrock.com: Clever and thought-provoking, CrypticRock gives this film 4 out of 5 stars.

Hollow in the Land

Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2018
Director: Scooter Corkle
Cast: Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four), Rachelle Lefevre (Under The Dome, Twilight Saga, White House Down), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men films, The Following), Jared Abrahamson

While the notorious Keith Miller remains locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. High in these mountains, bad blood runs deep.

A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer park. Keith's son, Brandon, goes missing and becomes suspect number one. His headstrong sister Alison decides to take things into her own hands and track down her brother to clear his name before the cops get to him.

Can she prove her brother's innocence when all the evidence suggests otherwise? The harder she looks, the more people turn up dead. And soon Alison becomes a suspect herself.

In a town tucked away between a mountain range, secrets get buried deep. And if she's not careful, she'll get buried with them...

Reviews
  • Screendependent.be: Hollow in the Land is wellicht een titel waar je nog nooit van hoorde en dat is ongelooflijk jammer. Filmdistributeur Source 1 Media brengt met deze kleine maar verrassende thriller opnieuw een uitstekend staaltje cinema uit. Het verhaal is spannend, zit goed in elkaar en ook de personages zijn perfect uitgewerkt.
  • NYTimes.com: Alison closely resembles Jennifer Lawrence’s character in Winter’s Bone, another self-sufficient young woman whose family and community turn against her. This movie is not as tense, but it gets close thanks to Ms. Agron’s resolute performance and the movie’s hostile small town setting.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Hollow in the Land traffics in familiar rural thriller territory, but it features an excellent performance from its lead actress and a strong atmosphere of moody tension courtesy of its writer/director.
  • LATimes.com: Like Winter’s Bone, the film is at its best when it follows its heroine closely, letting the audience understand more about her life with each step closer to danger.
  • Andersonvision.com:  Hollow in the Land deserves to be seen by many people.
  • Cinemarter.com:  A good mystery movie with a solid leading performance.
  • J.B. Spins: Its grit and guts are compelling. Norm Li’s coldly severe cinematography dramatically accentuates Miller’s social alienation and the physical isolation of the surrounding landscape.

Hollow in the Land

Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2018
Director: Scooter Corkle
Cast: Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four), Rachelle Lefevre (Under The Dome, Twilight Saga, White House Down), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men films, The Following), Jared Abrahamson

While the notorious Keith Miller remains locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. High in these mountains, bad blood runs deep.

A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer park. Keith's son, Brandon, goes missing and becomes suspect number one. His headstrong sister Alison decides to take things into her own hands and track down her brother to clear his name before the cops get to him.

Can she prove her brother's innocence when all the evidence suggests otherwise? The harder she looks, the more people turn up dead. And soon Alison becomes a suspect herself.

In a town tucked away between a mountain range, secrets get buried deep. And if she's not careful, she'll get buried with them...

Reviews
  • Screendependent.be: Hollow in the Land is wellicht een titel waar je nog nooit van hoorde en dat is ongelooflijk jammer. Filmdistributeur Source 1 Media brengt met deze kleine maar verrassende thriller opnieuw een uitstekend staaltje cinema uit. Het verhaal is spannend, zit goed in elkaar en ook de personages zijn perfect uitgewerkt.
  • NYTimes.com: Alison closely resembles Jennifer Lawrence’s character in Winter’s Bone, another self-sufficient young woman whose family and community turn against her. This movie is not as tense, but it gets close thanks to Ms. Agron’s resolute performance and the movie’s hostile small town setting.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Hollow in the Land traffics in familiar rural thriller territory, but it features an excellent performance from its lead actress and a strong atmosphere of moody tension courtesy of its writer/director.
  • LATimes.com: Like Winter’s Bone, the film is at its best when it follows its heroine closely, letting the audience understand more about her life with each step closer to danger.
  • Andersonvision.com:  Hollow in the Land deserves to be seen by many people.
  • Cinemarter.com:  A good mystery movie with a solid leading performance.
  • J.B. Spins: Its grit and guts are compelling. Norm Li’s coldly severe cinematography dramatically accentuates Miller’s social alienation and the physical isolation of the surrounding landscape.

Hollow Point

Action
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2019
Director: Daniel Zirilli
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Bill Duke (Predator, Mandy, X-Men The Last Stand), Michael Par (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides), JuJu Chan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny)

Hank Cormac is a lawyer and vigilante who leads a team of crime fighters that wage a war against the criminals who infest their city. When college professor Nolan Cooray’s wife and daughter are killed in the crossfire of a gang dispute and the system fails to bring justice, Nolan joins Hank and his crew for payback.

Reviews
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.com: Overall I give the film a 7 out of 10. Hollow Point is pretty good. 

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

A House on Willow Street

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 24 maart 2017
Director: Alastair Orr
Cast: Carlyn Burchell (Bomb Girls), Sharni Vinson (Step Up, Bait), Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Steven John Ward

Roguish kidnappers devise a plan to abduct the daughter of a wealthy diamond distributor. When they have her locked up in their hideout, they realize she's been possessed by a sinister demon. The kidnappers are forced to bargain for their souls and deal with their personal demons as they appear in physical form inside the house.

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: Fortunately, From A House On Willow Street does have great looking set pieces. They showcase beautifully the fantastic visual effects of George Webster and computer generated wizardry of Derik van den Berg. Equally, Director Alastair Orr delivers a few frights and confidently captures the mania and fear.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: There's a lot more visceral horror here than in the average supposedly gruesome possession film, so it works well enough for a Friday night thrill.
  • Horrocultfilms.co.uk: It's visually impressive, has some strong set pieces and the pacing's fairly good.
  • Projectedfigures.com: There is much fun to be had with its po-faced silliness and macabre maximalism.
  • Wyliewrites.com: From a House on Willow Street has some amazing makeup work, one of the best posters of any film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and the film includes the most clever scare in a horror in recent years. The film also utilizes chiaroscuro effects to great value.
  • Dreadcentral.com: A good setup, a majority of solid characters (and cast) and some balls-out demon action in the final stretch manages to ensure From a House on Willow Street provides enough entertainment to see you through to the end.

A House on Willow Street

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 24 maart 2017
Director: Alastair Orr
Cast: Carlyn Burchell (Bomb Girls), Sharni Vinson (Step Up, Bait), Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Steven John Ward

Roguish kidnappers devise a plan to abduct the daughter of a wealthy diamond distributor. When they have her locked up in their hideout, they realize she's been possessed by a sinister demon. The kidnappers are forced to bargain for their souls and deal with their personal demons as they appear in physical form inside the house.

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: Fortunately, From A House On Willow Street does have great looking set pieces. They showcase beautifully the fantastic visual effects of George Webster and computer generated wizardry of Derik van den Berg. Equally, Director Alastair Orr delivers a few frights and confidently captures the mania and fear.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: There's a lot more visceral horror here than in the average supposedly gruesome possession film, so it works well enough for a Friday night thrill.
  • Horrocultfilms.co.uk: It's visually impressive, has some strong set pieces and the pacing's fairly good.
  • Projectedfigures.com: There is much fun to be had with its po-faced silliness and macabre maximalism.
  • Wyliewrites.com: From a House on Willow Street has some amazing makeup work, one of the best posters of any film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and the film includes the most clever scare in a horror in recent years. The film also utilizes chiaroscuro effects to great value.
  • Dreadcentral.com: A good setup, a majority of solid characters (and cast) and some balls-out demon action in the final stretch manages to ensure From a House on Willow Street provides enough entertainment to see you through to the end.

A House on Willow Street

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 24 maart 2017
Director: Alastair Orr
Cast: Carlyn Burchell (Bomb Girls), Sharni Vinson (Step Up, Bait), Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Steven John Ward

Roguish kidnappers devise a plan to abduct the daughter of a wealthy diamond distributor. When they have her locked up in their hideout, they realize she's been possessed by a sinister demon. The kidnappers are forced to bargain for their souls and deal with their personal demons as they appear in physical form inside the house.

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: Fortunately, From A House On Willow Street does have great looking set pieces. They showcase beautifully the fantastic visual effects of George Webster and computer generated wizardry of Derik van den Berg. Equally, Director Alastair Orr delivers a few frights and confidently captures the mania and fear.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: There's a lot more visceral horror here than in the average supposedly gruesome possession film, so it works well enough for a Friday night thrill.
  • Horrocultfilms.co.uk: It's visually impressive, has some strong set pieces and the pacing's fairly good.
  • Projectedfigures.com: There is much fun to be had with its po-faced silliness and macabre maximalism.
  • Wyliewrites.com: From a House on Willow Street has some amazing makeup work, one of the best posters of any film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and the film includes the most clever scare in a horror in recent years. The film also utilizes chiaroscuro effects to great value.
  • Dreadcentral.com: A good setup, a majority of solid characters (and cast) and some balls-out demon action in the final stretch manages to ensure From a House on Willow Street provides enough entertainment to see you through to the end.

Howl

Horror
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2016
Director: Paul Hyett
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, Filth), Holly Weston (Assassin), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver's mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realising there's something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe tells the passengers to make barricades to secure themselves in the carriage but soon the deadly creature is stalking the besieged train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one-by-one. Joe rallies his 'pack' of passengers to fight back. During a vicious battle they manage to kill the creature, revealing it to be a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal - a werewolf. However, celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest...

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: With HOWL Director Paul Hyett keeps the drama visually interesting and entertaining despite the very contained location of a train – a long sausage of a space to work with. He also absolutely delivers on the key action sequences when the hapless passengers go toe to toe with his creature.
  • DerekWinnert.com: a good script, good characters and good monsters. It's well acted and well made.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Howl is a brilliant example of how to get a monster movie right. Werewolf movies have been done a million times before, but Howl brings something slightly new to the table. Hardcore werewolf lovers might be upset by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby flagrant disregard of the rules set up by other stories, but Howl is the best werewolf horror in years.
  • Horrortalk.com: Like Dog Soldiers, this is more action flick and black comedy than it is straight horror, although it does get shockingly gory at times. The train is well packed with a fun cast of horror movie and public transport archetypes alike, from the slobby drunk to the Carter Burke-like asshole prepared to throw everyone else under the bus (or train) to ensure his own survival. The lively cast and sharp writing make almost everyone seem likeable and sympathetic, allowing us to care whenever one of them is knocked off or ripped up. And oh, what ripping! There's a fantastic level of splatter to the violence, particularly during one climactic encounter with a beast and its terrified would-be victims.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: A tense game of hunter and prey that chugs along nicely.
    Ukhorrorscene.com: Howl is a perfectly awesome addition to the British Werewolf film genre. Watch this as soon as you can!
  • Radiotimes.com: even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.

Howl

Horror
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2016
Director: Paul Hyett
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, Filth), Holly Weston (Assassin), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver's mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realising there's something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe tells the passengers to make barricades to secure themselves in the carriage but soon the deadly creature is stalking the besieged train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one-by-one. Joe rallies his 'pack' of passengers to fight back. During a vicious battle they manage to kill the creature, revealing it to be a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal - a werewolf. However, celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest...

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: With HOWL Director Paul Hyett keeps the drama visually interesting and entertaining despite the very contained location of a train – a long sausage of a space to work with. He also absolutely delivers on the key action sequences when the hapless passengers go toe to toe with his creature.
  • DerekWinnert.com: a good script, good characters and good monsters. It's well acted and well made.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Howl is a brilliant example of how to get a monster movie right. Werewolf movies have been done a million times before, but Howl brings something slightly new to the table. Hardcore werewolf lovers might be upset by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby flagrant disregard of the rules set up by other stories, but Howl is the best werewolf horror in years.
  • Horrortalk.com: Like Dog Soldiers, this is more action flick and black comedy than it is straight horror, although it does get shockingly gory at times. The train is well packed with a fun cast of horror movie and public transport archetypes alike, from the slobby drunk to the Carter Burke-like asshole prepared to throw everyone else under the bus (or train) to ensure his own survival. The lively cast and sharp writing make almost everyone seem likeable and sympathetic, allowing us to care whenever one of them is knocked off or ripped up. And oh, what ripping! There's a fantastic level of splatter to the violence, particularly during one climactic encounter with a beast and its terrified would-be victims.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: A tense game of hunter and prey that chugs along nicely.
    Ukhorrorscene.com: Howl is a perfectly awesome addition to the British Werewolf film genre. Watch this as soon as you can!
  • Radiotimes.com: even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.

Howl

Horror
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2016
Director: Paul Hyett
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, Filth), Holly Weston (Assassin), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver's mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realising there's something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe tells the passengers to make barricades to secure themselves in the carriage but soon the deadly creature is stalking the besieged train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one-by-one. Joe rallies his 'pack' of passengers to fight back. During a vicious battle they manage to kill the creature, revealing it to be a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal - a werewolf. However, celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest...

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: With HOWL Director Paul Hyett keeps the drama visually interesting and entertaining despite the very contained location of a train – a long sausage of a space to work with. He also absolutely delivers on the key action sequences when the hapless passengers go toe to toe with his creature.
  • DerekWinnert.com: a good script, good characters and good monsters. It's well acted and well made.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Howl is a brilliant example of how to get a monster movie right. Werewolf movies have been done a million times before, but Howl brings something slightly new to the table. Hardcore werewolf lovers might be upset by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby flagrant disregard of the rules set up by other stories, but Howl is the best werewolf horror in years.
  • Horrortalk.com: Like Dog Soldiers, this is more action flick and black comedy than it is straight horror, although it does get shockingly gory at times. The train is well packed with a fun cast of horror movie and public transport archetypes alike, from the slobby drunk to the Carter Burke-like asshole prepared to throw everyone else under the bus (or train) to ensure his own survival. The lively cast and sharp writing make almost everyone seem likeable and sympathetic, allowing us to care whenever one of them is knocked off or ripped up. And oh, what ripping! There's a fantastic level of splatter to the violence, particularly during one climactic encounter with a beast and its terrified would-be victims.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: A tense game of hunter and prey that chugs along nicely.
    Ukhorrorscene.com: Howl is a perfectly awesome addition to the British Werewolf film genre. Watch this as soon as you can!
  • Radiotimes.com: even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.

Howl

Horror
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2016
Director: Paul Hyett
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, Filth), Holly Weston (Assassin), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver's mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realising there's something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe tells the passengers to make barricades to secure themselves in the carriage but soon the deadly creature is stalking the besieged train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one-by-one. Joe rallies his 'pack' of passengers to fight back. During a vicious battle they manage to kill the creature, revealing it to be a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal - a werewolf. However, celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest...

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: With HOWL Director Paul Hyett keeps the drama visually interesting and entertaining despite the very contained location of a train – a long sausage of a space to work with. He also absolutely delivers on the key action sequences when the hapless passengers go toe to toe with his creature.
  • DerekWinnert.com: a good script, good characters and good monsters. It's well acted and well made.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Howl is a brilliant example of how to get a monster movie right. Werewolf movies have been done a million times before, but Howl brings something slightly new to the table. Hardcore werewolf lovers might be upset by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby flagrant disregard of the rules set up by other stories, but Howl is the best werewolf horror in years.
  • Horrortalk.com: Like Dog Soldiers, this is more action flick and black comedy than it is straight horror, although it does get shockingly gory at times. The train is well packed with a fun cast of horror movie and public transport archetypes alike, from the slobby drunk to the Carter Burke-like asshole prepared to throw everyone else under the bus (or train) to ensure his own survival. The lively cast and sharp writing make almost everyone seem likeable and sympathetic, allowing us to care whenever one of them is knocked off or ripped up. And oh, what ripping! There's a fantastic level of splatter to the violence, particularly during one climactic encounter with a beast and its terrified would-be victims.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: A tense game of hunter and prey that chugs along nicely.
    Ukhorrorscene.com: Howl is a perfectly awesome addition to the British Werewolf film genre. Watch this as soon as you can!
  • Radiotimes.com: even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

The Hunter's Prayer

Action
Available on VOD: 16 november 2017
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver), Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game)

Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, is hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush) but when he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, Their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice.

Reviews
  • Cinemarvellous.blogspot.nl: Moving along at a taut pace, never sinking into dulness, and featuring some thrilling car chases and tense hand-to-hand battles, "The Hunter's Prayer" is an action thriller with true soul, led by Worthington's more-than-strong performance, and complemented by the gifted Rush's mesmerizing presence.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Solid action thriller delivers with Worthington at his best. 
  • CaseyMovieMania: blessed with lean action sequences.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.nl: Recommended for anyone who appreciates throwback action-thrillers. 
  • Slantmagazine.com: provides the sort of cogent and compact visceral thrills that are in short supply in recent American action cinema.
  • Screendependent.be: The Hunter's Prayer had zeker in de bioscoopzalen mogen verschijnen. Met namen als Odeya Rush en Sam Worthington is er gegarandeerd een publiek voor deze interessante actieprent. Dankzij het mooie acteerwerk van Sam Worthington en Odeya Rush en de degelijke regie van Jonathan Mostow kan je maar één ding concluderen: The Hunter's Prayer is een film die je niet mag missen. 

The Hunter's Prayer

Action
Available on VOD: 16 november 2017
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver), Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game)

Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, is hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush) but when he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, Their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice.

Reviews
  • Cinemarvellous.blogspot.nl: Moving along at a taut pace, never sinking into dulness, and featuring some thrilling car chases and tense hand-to-hand battles, "The Hunter's Prayer" is an action thriller with true soul, led by Worthington's more-than-strong performance, and complemented by the gifted Rush's mesmerizing presence.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Solid action thriller delivers with Worthington at his best. 
  • CaseyMovieMania: blessed with lean action sequences.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.nl: Recommended for anyone who appreciates throwback action-thrillers. 
  • Slantmagazine.com: provides the sort of cogent and compact visceral thrills that are in short supply in recent American action cinema.
  • Screendependent.be: The Hunter's Prayer had zeker in de bioscoopzalen mogen verschijnen. Met namen als Odeya Rush en Sam Worthington is er gegarandeerd een publiek voor deze interessante actieprent. Dankzij het mooie acteerwerk van Sam Worthington en Odeya Rush en de degelijke regie van Jonathan Mostow kan je maar één ding concluderen: The Hunter's Prayer is een film die je niet mag missen. 

The Hunter's Prayer

Action
Available on VOD: 16 november 2017
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver), Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game)

Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, is hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush) but when he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, Their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice.

Reviews
  • Cinemarvellous.blogspot.nl: Moving along at a taut pace, never sinking into dulness, and featuring some thrilling car chases and tense hand-to-hand battles, "The Hunter's Prayer" is an action thriller with true soul, led by Worthington's more-than-strong performance, and complemented by the gifted Rush's mesmerizing presence.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Solid action thriller delivers with Worthington at his best. 
  • CaseyMovieMania: blessed with lean action sequences.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.nl: Recommended for anyone who appreciates throwback action-thrillers. 
  • Slantmagazine.com: provides the sort of cogent and compact visceral thrills that are in short supply in recent American action cinema.
  • Screendependent.be: The Hunter's Prayer had zeker in de bioscoopzalen mogen verschijnen. Met namen als Odeya Rush en Sam Worthington is er gegarandeerd een publiek voor deze interessante actieprent. Dankzij het mooie acteerwerk van Sam Worthington en Odeya Rush en de degelijke regie van Jonathan Mostow kan je maar één ding concluderen: The Hunter's Prayer is een film die je niet mag missen. 

I Am Not A Serial Killer

Horror
Available on VOD: 27 april 2017
Director: Billy O'Brien
Cast: Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are), Christopher Lloyd (Ghostbusters, Back to the Future), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, I Am Not a Serial Killer)

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself "good" and "normal". When somebody starts murdering people in John's small MidWest town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous then the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues.

Reviews
  • Juryrapport MovieZone award Imagine Festival 2017: Deze film portretteert op een fenomenale manier een uniek hoofdpersonage, vertolkt door een uitstekende acteur. De film is gefilmd in een prachtige oude stijl en met een mooi kleurpallet, waardoor een afstandelijke sfeer ontstaat die past bij het plot. Deze sfeer wordt ook versterkt door de gekozen locatie. Het is een goed uitgevoerde film die echt de geest van Imagine belichaamt, maar tegelijk ook toegankelijk is en perfect voor jongeren om verliefd te worden op arthouse film.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Gebaseerd op een Young Adult-roman zet de op gruizig 16mm gedraaide film de kijker lange tijd op het verkeerde been. Er zijn aanwijzingen dat de moordenaar niet zomaar een moordenaar is; zo worden op de plaats delict telkens oliesporen aangetroffen. Maar dit is toch vooral het verhaal van John die in acteur Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are) een uitstekende vertolker blijkt te zijn van afwijkend pubergedrag. Doordat zijn omgeving laconiek op zijn morbide fantasieën reageert, blijft de toon licht, zelfs als de lijken zich opstapelen. En die ontknoping? Bereid je maar vast voor op de krankzinnigste plotwending in jaren... Lees hier verder.
  • Cinemagazine: Met ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ levert regisseur Billy O’Brien een geslaagde verfilming af van Dan Wells’ succesvolle young adultroman. De toon is donker, maar niet kil, met veel ruimte voor wrange humor. De cast is fenomenaal. Records krijgt geduchte concurrentie van Lloyd, die als de fragiele maar gevaarlijke Crowley een van de meest memorabele rollen van zijn carrière speelt. Toppertje! Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER won vorige week op filmfestival Imagine de MovieZone Award, toegekend door een jury bestaande uit vijf jongeren tussen de zestien en negentien jaar oud. Geen enorme verrassing, want de film speelt knap in op de existentiële moeilijkheden die velen op die leeftijd ervaren.
  • Lees hier een uitgebreid interview met regisseur Billy O'Brien.
  • Kermode en Mayo vinden het een klapper, zie http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kvhcv
  • Empire: Breathing new life into the overfamiliar terrain of the serial killer, Irish director Billy O'Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd's best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least.
  • Sight & Sound: a truly superior genre offering from a filmmaker of genuine class and ambition. Lees de raving review hier.
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival: I Am Not A Serial Killer is gebaseerd op het gelijknamige boek van Dan Wells uit 2009 dat meteen een hit werd in de VS. De film gaat niet uit van standaard horror en zogenaamde 'jump scares' maar is een mooie cross-over geworden; een intelligent thriller/drama dat geregeld flirt met bovennatuurlijke en sci-fi elementen.
  • Variety.com: Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells' YA series. The tale of a likable teenager, raised by a mortician family, whose own nascent sociopathic tendencies make him a perfect amateur sleuth when a serial killer strikes his folksy Midwestern town, director Billy O'Brien's film adaptation strikes a tone that's far more unique and endearing than that premise might imply, helped in no small part by a sharp-witted performance from former child star Max Records.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Records (the child actor in "Where the Wild Things Are") is nimble and unsentimental in playing a character who is playing at normal, supported by a solid cast in a well-filmed indie that doesn't let its low budget get in the way of some true chills.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: A Moody and Creative Thriller!
  • Screenanarchy.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer morphs comfortably from teen fiction to a murder mystery to a cagey thriller, all with a wry sense of humor. It's modest and fully engaging, and smart enough not to overplay its hand.
  • Thefilmstage.com: dark and dangerous, suspenseful and unique.
  • AVClub.com: Psychopaths are people too in the nuanced I Am Not A Serial Killer! What sets Billy O'Brien's sharply observed indie horror-drama apart from other takes on this "killers hunting killers" concept (Dexter, anyone?) is its naturalistic, character-based approach.
  • Undertheradarmag.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer shines in its exploration of what it is like to live with inclinations you wish you didn't have but find it increasingly hard to fight.
  • LATimes.com: The surprisingly warm and fuzzy horror-dramedy wonders "can serial killers love?"
  • Efilmcritic.com: Underneath it all, though, is the idea that being human and being a monster are fundamentally connected, and that the struggle is what makes people interesting and worth examining. That may not be an uncommon thought, but O'Brien and company handle it with unusual skill for a thriller aimed at young people, to the extent that giving someone like Lloyd what may be one of his best parts is something of a bonus.
  • Influxmagazine.com: Am Not a Serial Killer is a very slow and deliberately paced film. I am telling you this up front so that you know that it's well worth sticking with this one...please resist your urge to try something else because of this! The payoff is well worth it and the film is well made and I honestly can say I've never seen anything like it in my life!
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: At its best, this is a film that keeps tension tight and anticipation on edge. Maybe John's a serial killer, maybe he isn't – each decision pushes Records' performance closer to the brink, and we never doubt his capabilities. You think you know, but you don't. Or you might? That's the beauty of it all, never providing answers until the final, shocking turn.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Max Records somehow makes magnetism out of teen angst. And though it may be clichéd to say, this is co-star Christopher Lloyd like you've never seen him before. Lloyd flips an expectation of his often-comedic presence on its ear by managing to make the warmth of an elderly neighbor sinisterly chilling. Ice the cake with a terrific monster design from Toby Froud and "I Am Not a Serial Killer" combines dark family drama, creature feature, and serial killer thriller into one uniquely entertaining package.
Awards
  • IMAGINE Film Festival 2017: Movie Zone Award
  • IFTA 2017: Best Editing
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Film
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Director
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Actor - Max Records
  • Sitges 2016: Panorama Audience Award
  • Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2016: Melies D'Argent
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2016: Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award

I Am Not A Serial Killer

Horror
Available on VOD: 27 april 2017
Director: Billy O'Brien
Cast: Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are), Christopher Lloyd (Ghostbusters, Back to the Future), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, I Am Not a Serial Killer)

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself "good" and "normal". When somebody starts murdering people in John's small MidWest town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous then the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues.

Reviews
  • Juryrapport MovieZone award Imagine Festival 2017: Deze film portretteert op een fenomenale manier een uniek hoofdpersonage, vertolkt door een uitstekende acteur. De film is gefilmd in een prachtige oude stijl en met een mooi kleurpallet, waardoor een afstandelijke sfeer ontstaat die past bij het plot. Deze sfeer wordt ook versterkt door de gekozen locatie. Het is een goed uitgevoerde film die echt de geest van Imagine belichaamt, maar tegelijk ook toegankelijk is en perfect voor jongeren om verliefd te worden op arthouse film.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Gebaseerd op een Young Adult-roman zet de op gruizig 16mm gedraaide film de kijker lange tijd op het verkeerde been. Er zijn aanwijzingen dat de moordenaar niet zomaar een moordenaar is; zo worden op de plaats delict telkens oliesporen aangetroffen. Maar dit is toch vooral het verhaal van John die in acteur Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are) een uitstekende vertolker blijkt te zijn van afwijkend pubergedrag. Doordat zijn omgeving laconiek op zijn morbide fantasieën reageert, blijft de toon licht, zelfs als de lijken zich opstapelen. En die ontknoping? Bereid je maar vast voor op de krankzinnigste plotwending in jaren... Lees hier verder.
  • Cinemagazine: Met ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ levert regisseur Billy O’Brien een geslaagde verfilming af van Dan Wells’ succesvolle young adultroman. De toon is donker, maar niet kil, met veel ruimte voor wrange humor. De cast is fenomenaal. Records krijgt geduchte concurrentie van Lloyd, die als de fragiele maar gevaarlijke Crowley een van de meest memorabele rollen van zijn carrière speelt. Toppertje! Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER won vorige week op filmfestival Imagine de MovieZone Award, toegekend door een jury bestaande uit vijf jongeren tussen de zestien en negentien jaar oud. Geen enorme verrassing, want de film speelt knap in op de existentiële moeilijkheden die velen op die leeftijd ervaren.
  • Lees hier een uitgebreid interview met regisseur Billy O'Brien.
  • Kermode en Mayo vinden het een klapper, zie http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kvhcv
  • Empire: Breathing new life into the overfamiliar terrain of the serial killer, Irish director Billy O'Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd's best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least.
  • Sight & Sound: a truly superior genre offering from a filmmaker of genuine class and ambition. Lees de raving review hier.
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival: I Am Not A Serial Killer is gebaseerd op het gelijknamige boek van Dan Wells uit 2009 dat meteen een hit werd in de VS. De film gaat niet uit van standaard horror en zogenaamde 'jump scares' maar is een mooie cross-over geworden; een intelligent thriller/drama dat geregeld flirt met bovennatuurlijke en sci-fi elementen.
  • Variety.com: Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells' YA series. The tale of a likable teenager, raised by a mortician family, whose own nascent sociopathic tendencies make him a perfect amateur sleuth when a serial killer strikes his folksy Midwestern town, director Billy O'Brien's film adaptation strikes a tone that's far more unique and endearing than that premise might imply, helped in no small part by a sharp-witted performance from former child star Max Records.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Records (the child actor in "Where the Wild Things Are") is nimble and unsentimental in playing a character who is playing at normal, supported by a solid cast in a well-filmed indie that doesn't let its low budget get in the way of some true chills.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: A Moody and Creative Thriller!
  • Screenanarchy.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer morphs comfortably from teen fiction to a murder mystery to a cagey thriller, all with a wry sense of humor. It's modest and fully engaging, and smart enough not to overplay its hand.
  • Thefilmstage.com: dark and dangerous, suspenseful and unique.
  • AVClub.com: Psychopaths are people too in the nuanced I Am Not A Serial Killer! What sets Billy O'Brien's sharply observed indie horror-drama apart from other takes on this "killers hunting killers" concept (Dexter, anyone?) is its naturalistic, character-based approach.
  • Undertheradarmag.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer shines in its exploration of what it is like to live with inclinations you wish you didn't have but find it increasingly hard to fight.
  • LATimes.com: The surprisingly warm and fuzzy horror-dramedy wonders "can serial killers love?"
  • Efilmcritic.com: Underneath it all, though, is the idea that being human and being a monster are fundamentally connected, and that the struggle is what makes people interesting and worth examining. That may not be an uncommon thought, but O'Brien and company handle it with unusual skill for a thriller aimed at young people, to the extent that giving someone like Lloyd what may be one of his best parts is something of a bonus.
  • Influxmagazine.com: Am Not a Serial Killer is a very slow and deliberately paced film. I am telling you this up front so that you know that it's well worth sticking with this one...please resist your urge to try something else because of this! The payoff is well worth it and the film is well made and I honestly can say I've never seen anything like it in my life!
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: At its best, this is a film that keeps tension tight and anticipation on edge. Maybe John's a serial killer, maybe he isn't – each decision pushes Records' performance closer to the brink, and we never doubt his capabilities. You think you know, but you don't. Or you might? That's the beauty of it all, never providing answers until the final, shocking turn.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Max Records somehow makes magnetism out of teen angst. And though it may be clichéd to say, this is co-star Christopher Lloyd like you've never seen him before. Lloyd flips an expectation of his often-comedic presence on its ear by managing to make the warmth of an elderly neighbor sinisterly chilling. Ice the cake with a terrific monster design from Toby Froud and "I Am Not a Serial Killer" combines dark family drama, creature feature, and serial killer thriller into one uniquely entertaining package.
Awards
  • IMAGINE Film Festival 2017: Movie Zone Award
  • IFTA 2017: Best Editing
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Film
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Director
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Actor - Max Records
  • Sitges 2016: Panorama Audience Award
  • Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2016: Melies D'Argent
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2016: Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award

I Am Not A Serial Killer

Horror
Available on VOD: 27 april 2017
Director: Billy O'Brien
Cast: Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are), Christopher Lloyd (Ghostbusters, Back to the Future), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, I Am Not a Serial Killer)

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself "good" and "normal". When somebody starts murdering people in John's small MidWest town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous then the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues.

Reviews
  • Juryrapport MovieZone award Imagine Festival 2017: Deze film portretteert op een fenomenale manier een uniek hoofdpersonage, vertolkt door een uitstekende acteur. De film is gefilmd in een prachtige oude stijl en met een mooi kleurpallet, waardoor een afstandelijke sfeer ontstaat die past bij het plot. Deze sfeer wordt ook versterkt door de gekozen locatie. Het is een goed uitgevoerde film die echt de geest van Imagine belichaamt, maar tegelijk ook toegankelijk is en perfect voor jongeren om verliefd te worden op arthouse film.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Gebaseerd op een Young Adult-roman zet de op gruizig 16mm gedraaide film de kijker lange tijd op het verkeerde been. Er zijn aanwijzingen dat de moordenaar niet zomaar een moordenaar is; zo worden op de plaats delict telkens oliesporen aangetroffen. Maar dit is toch vooral het verhaal van John die in acteur Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are) een uitstekende vertolker blijkt te zijn van afwijkend pubergedrag. Doordat zijn omgeving laconiek op zijn morbide fantasieën reageert, blijft de toon licht, zelfs als de lijken zich opstapelen. En die ontknoping? Bereid je maar vast voor op de krankzinnigste plotwending in jaren... Lees hier verder.
  • Cinemagazine: Met ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ levert regisseur Billy O’Brien een geslaagde verfilming af van Dan Wells’ succesvolle young adultroman. De toon is donker, maar niet kil, met veel ruimte voor wrange humor. De cast is fenomenaal. Records krijgt geduchte concurrentie van Lloyd, die als de fragiele maar gevaarlijke Crowley een van de meest memorabele rollen van zijn carrière speelt. Toppertje! Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER won vorige week op filmfestival Imagine de MovieZone Award, toegekend door een jury bestaande uit vijf jongeren tussen de zestien en negentien jaar oud. Geen enorme verrassing, want de film speelt knap in op de existentiële moeilijkheden die velen op die leeftijd ervaren.
  • Lees hier een uitgebreid interview met regisseur Billy O'Brien.
  • Kermode en Mayo vinden het een klapper, zie http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kvhcv
  • Empire: Breathing new life into the overfamiliar terrain of the serial killer, Irish director Billy O'Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd's best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least.
  • Sight & Sound: a truly superior genre offering from a filmmaker of genuine class and ambition. Lees de raving review hier.
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival: I Am Not A Serial Killer is gebaseerd op het gelijknamige boek van Dan Wells uit 2009 dat meteen een hit werd in de VS. De film gaat niet uit van standaard horror en zogenaamde 'jump scares' maar is een mooie cross-over geworden; een intelligent thriller/drama dat geregeld flirt met bovennatuurlijke en sci-fi elementen.
  • Variety.com: Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells' YA series. The tale of a likable teenager, raised by a mortician family, whose own nascent sociopathic tendencies make him a perfect amateur sleuth when a serial killer strikes his folksy Midwestern town, director Billy O'Brien's film adaptation strikes a tone that's far more unique and endearing than that premise might imply, helped in no small part by a sharp-witted performance from former child star Max Records.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Records (the child actor in "Where the Wild Things Are") is nimble and unsentimental in playing a character who is playing at normal, supported by a solid cast in a well-filmed indie that doesn't let its low budget get in the way of some true chills.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: A Moody and Creative Thriller!
  • Screenanarchy.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer morphs comfortably from teen fiction to a murder mystery to a cagey thriller, all with a wry sense of humor. It's modest and fully engaging, and smart enough not to overplay its hand.
  • Thefilmstage.com: dark and dangerous, suspenseful and unique.
  • AVClub.com: Psychopaths are people too in the nuanced I Am Not A Serial Killer! What sets Billy O'Brien's sharply observed indie horror-drama apart from other takes on this "killers hunting killers" concept (Dexter, anyone?) is its naturalistic, character-based approach.
  • Undertheradarmag.com: I Am Not a Serial Killer shines in its exploration of what it is like to live with inclinations you wish you didn't have but find it increasingly hard to fight.
  • LATimes.com: The surprisingly warm and fuzzy horror-dramedy wonders "can serial killers love?"
  • Efilmcritic.com: Underneath it all, though, is the idea that being human and being a monster are fundamentally connected, and that the struggle is what makes people interesting and worth examining. That may not be an uncommon thought, but O'Brien and company handle it with unusual skill for a thriller aimed at young people, to the extent that giving someone like Lloyd what may be one of his best parts is something of a bonus.
  • Influxmagazine.com: Am Not a Serial Killer is a very slow and deliberately paced film. I am telling you this up front so that you know that it's well worth sticking with this one...please resist your urge to try something else because of this! The payoff is well worth it and the film is well made and I honestly can say I've never seen anything like it in my life!
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: At its best, this is a film that keeps tension tight and anticipation on edge. Maybe John's a serial killer, maybe he isn't – each decision pushes Records' performance closer to the brink, and we never doubt his capabilities. You think you know, but you don't. Or you might? That's the beauty of it all, never providing answers until the final, shocking turn.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Max Records somehow makes magnetism out of teen angst. And though it may be clichéd to say, this is co-star Christopher Lloyd like you've never seen him before. Lloyd flips an expectation of his often-comedic presence on its ear by managing to make the warmth of an elderly neighbor sinisterly chilling. Ice the cake with a terrific monster design from Toby Froud and "I Am Not a Serial Killer" combines dark family drama, creature feature, and serial killer thriller into one uniquely entertaining package.
Awards
  • IMAGINE Film Festival 2017: Movie Zone Award
  • IFTA 2017: Best Editing
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Film
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Director
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2016: Best Actor - Max Records
  • Sitges 2016: Panorama Audience Award
  • Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2016: Melies D'Argent
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2016: Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award

Ideal Home

Comedy
Available on VOD: 18 oktober 2018
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Steve Coogan (The Trip to Spain, The Other Guys), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, This is 40, Fun Mom Dinner), Jack Gore (Problem Child), Alison Pill (Milk, Hail Caesar!), Jake McDorman (American Sniper, Live Free or Die Hard)

A long term, gay couple bicker constantly, but their successful cooking show prevents them from breaking up. However, when their derelict son lands in jail yet again, the grandson shows up at their door with nowhere left to go and the two take him in. A heartfelt, modern family comedy about family, love, and cooking.

Reviews
  • Empireonline.com (****!): Coogan and Rudd work their asses off to make Erasmus and Paul the most memorable screen gay men since The Birdcage. It’s caustic, authentic, and very, very funny.
  • Variety.com: A cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery. 
  • Gay-Themed-Films.com: Fleming's film is a warm and fuzzy lighthearted comedy that successfully updates conventional depictions of queerness and family in a comedy film. A heartwarming closing montage of real-life LGBTIQ families also reminds us that it's time to update the universal notions of domesticity and re-define what makes a home 'ideal'.
  • Janksreviews.com: While somewhat unconventional, it takes no stretch of the imagination to see why there is so much love between Erasmus and Paul and how they can offer Bill the stability he desperately longs for. Families come in many shapes and forms, as is the case for this threesome. Ideal Home is a must-see film!
  • Popculture-y.com: Beware coming into this film looking for a romp of any kind. While there are jokes throughout the film, the best part of it are the moments of real human connection and real human folly between Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd and Jack Gore. Overall, a beautifully constructed film full of wonderful performances.
  • Screen-space.squarespace.com: Ideal Home represents the kind of quick-witted, meaningful writing that was once sought after by the big studios. Andrew Fleming's dialogue crackles and zings in the mouths of an appreciative cast, his scene structure and pacing skilful and refined.
  • Maketheswitch.com.au: Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd know how to deliver, whether it's scathing rebuttals or rip-snorting one-liners. A huge amount of fun, with some dark, real moments peppered throughout for a real kick. With just enough sweetness to balance the mixture out, this is a surprisingly endearing film.

Ideal Home

Comedy
Available on VOD: 18 oktober 2018
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Steve Coogan (The Trip to Spain, The Other Guys), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, This is 40, Fun Mom Dinner), Jack Gore (Problem Child), Alison Pill (Milk, Hail Caesar!), Jake McDorman (American Sniper, Live Free or Die Hard)

A long term, gay couple bicker constantly, but their successful cooking show prevents them from breaking up. However, when their derelict son lands in jail yet again, the grandson shows up at their door with nowhere left to go and the two take him in. A heartfelt, modern family comedy about family, love, and cooking.

Reviews
  • Empireonline.com (****!): Coogan and Rudd work their asses off to make Erasmus and Paul the most memorable screen gay men since The Birdcage. It’s caustic, authentic, and very, very funny.
  • Variety.com: A cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery. 
  • Gay-Themed-Films.com: Fleming's film is a warm and fuzzy lighthearted comedy that successfully updates conventional depictions of queerness and family in a comedy film. A heartwarming closing montage of real-life LGBTIQ families also reminds us that it's time to update the universal notions of domesticity and re-define what makes a home 'ideal'.
  • Janksreviews.com: While somewhat unconventional, it takes no stretch of the imagination to see why there is so much love between Erasmus and Paul and how they can offer Bill the stability he desperately longs for. Families come in many shapes and forms, as is the case for this threesome. Ideal Home is a must-see film!
  • Popculture-y.com: Beware coming into this film looking for a romp of any kind. While there are jokes throughout the film, the best part of it are the moments of real human connection and real human folly between Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd and Jack Gore. Overall, a beautifully constructed film full of wonderful performances.
  • Screen-space.squarespace.com: Ideal Home represents the kind of quick-witted, meaningful writing that was once sought after by the big studios. Andrew Fleming's dialogue crackles and zings in the mouths of an appreciative cast, his scene structure and pacing skilful and refined.
  • Maketheswitch.com.au: Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd know how to deliver, whether it's scathing rebuttals or rip-snorting one-liners. A huge amount of fun, with some dark, real moments peppered throughout for a real kick. With just enough sweetness to balance the mixture out, this is a surprisingly endearing film.

Inbred

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 2 oktober 2012
Director: Alex Chandon
Cast: Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill (War Horse), James Doherty (In the Loop)

Four young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. Visiting the local pub, ‘The Dirty Hole' which serves home-made (and suspiciously hairy) pork scratchings, they quickly realise they've made the wrong holiday choice. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a bloodsoaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved and its just a case of who will survive, and what will be left of them?

Reviews
  • Twitchfilm.com: Awfully mean-spirited and often sickeningly gory ... The Amsterdam audiences (known for often being a raucous bunch of gorehounds themselves) awarded the film a 7.6 out of 10.
  • Wildsidecinema.com: a lovely black and absurd sense of humor ... a wet dream for a gorehound ... sheer fun!
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: At this year's FrightFest the audience absolutely loved it.
  • Dreadcentral.com: an amusing, deliciously gory, occasionally shocking and decidedly vicious little film.

Inbred

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 2 oktober 2012
Director: Alex Chandon
Cast: Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill (War Horse), James Doherty (In the Loop)

Four young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. Visiting the local pub, ‘The Dirty Hole' which serves home-made (and suspiciously hairy) pork scratchings, they quickly realise they've made the wrong holiday choice. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a bloodsoaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved and its just a case of who will survive, and what will be left of them?

Reviews
  • Twitchfilm.com: Awfully mean-spirited and often sickeningly gory ... The Amsterdam audiences (known for often being a raucous bunch of gorehounds themselves) awarded the film a 7.6 out of 10.
  • Wildsidecinema.com: a lovely black and absurd sense of humor ... a wet dream for a gorehound ... sheer fun!
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: At this year's FrightFest the audience absolutely loved it.
  • Dreadcentral.com: an amusing, deliciously gory, occasionally shocking and decidedly vicious little film.

The Infiltrator

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 5 januari 2017
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Bryan Cranston (Argo, Trumbo, Breaking Bad), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Unknown, The Bridge), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Traffic, 24: Live Another Day)

Amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, Robert Musella became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections, to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld and the bankers who enabled them.

However, Robert Musella was, in fact, the undercover persona of Special Agent Robert Mazur: a US customs official who went further than any before him. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe's largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Welcomed into an inner-circle of violence and corruption, Mazur found himself in the tight embrace of those he had promised to take down.

Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, THE INFILTRATOR is a heart-stopping account of one of history's most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and shake the black economy to its core.

Reviews
  • De Telegraaf (★★★1/2): Bryan Cranston maakt die voortdurende innerlijke tweestrijd op een sublieme manier voelbaar. Mazurs gevaarlijke werk The infiltrator bij vlagen angstwekkend spannend.
  • De Volkskrant (★★★★): The Infiltrator is op zijn best als die juist doodeng is. De lol van The Infiltrator is te zien hoe Mazur/Musella zich uit de gevaarlijkste situaties probeert te bluffen. Kameleon Cranston is en blijft een dubbelrollenspecialist, die van rol kan wisselen alsof hij een knop omzet.
  • Trouw (★★★★): Cranston is uitstekend als de man die in uiteenlopende jaren-tachtig-outfits en met altijd licht bezorgde blik een identiteit aanneemt waar ook ineens een verloofde (Diane Kruger) in moet passen.
  • AD(★★★): Bryan Cranston is het sterkste punt in deze thriller vol synthetische maatpakken, donkere pilotenbrillen en vette snorren. Hij speelt wederom overtuigend een man die op de grens van goed en kwaad balanceert.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Cranston is in topvorm, maar ook Leguizamo, Kruger en de cynische Amy Ryan ('Birdman') weten in de bijrollen te overtuigen. Met een speciale, eervolle vermelding voor good old Olympia Dukakis, die opdraaft als een perfect gecaste tante Vicky. Twee uur en zeven minuten entertainment, kom daar nog maar eens om. Het advies? Gaat hem zien on the big screen.
  • Filmgeek.nl: Zeker een spannend kijkje in de wereld van 'geld, undercoverwerk en cocaïne'.
    Filmvandaag.nl: Niettemin levert Cranston puik acteerwerk dat alleen wordt overtroffen door John Leguizamo als zijn rechterhand Abreu. Met The Infiltrator levert de regisseur van onder meer The Lincoln Lawyer en Runner Runner zijn beste werk tot nu toe af.
  • Empire.com: Often gripping, and elevated by Cranston's superb central performance.
  • Variety.com: Bryan Cranston gets a film role worthy of his ability to break bad in a tensely exciting true-life drama of undercover drug agents. The Infiltrator" creates enthralling suspense and intrigue out of the drama of what undercover agents do, but there isn't a moment in it that makes danger looks falsely seductive. The power of Cranston's performance is that he captures the deep torment that deep cover can bring. [He] gives the most authentic and lived-in performance as an agent pretending to be a criminal that I have ever seen. Kruger matches him, beat for anguished beat, and John Leguizamo gives a pinpoint performance as Bob's low-life informer colleague, whose slovenly flakiness turns out to be, itself, a kind of cover.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Cinematographer Joshua Reis' experience on horror movies serves him well in his first major theatrical feature: from the garish palette of a bowling alley to set-piece interiors of the ostentatiously wealthy to the terrifying murk of a Santeria ritual that ends very badly, he finds the dread in each widescreen composition. Mostly it's in Cranston's eyes, ferociously undimmed. As a U.S. Customs agent leading an undercover sting of his own devising, Cranston turns every moment of duplicity, which is to say nearly every scene of The Infiltrator, into an emotionally textured high-wire act.
  • TheWrap.com: Director Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer") re-creates the mid-1980s with telling fashion and coiffure details, bolstered by a great funk soundtrack. Joshua Reis's terrific cinematography, aided by the authentic-looking production design of Crispian Sallis, intensifies the sense of place and time. Drug thrillers can be among the more predictable genres — plenty of sleaze, nasty threats and grisly whacking, and, of course, the obligatory scenes at strip clubs. "The Infiltrator" follows some of that played-out playbook, but also effectively dials up the nerve-wracking tension. What elevates it to a higher level is the quality of its key performances, by Cranston, Leguizamo, Kruger and Bratt. Amy Ryan is also top-notch in a smaller role as Bonni Tischler, the trio's brassy boss. One of the most memorable supporting performances comes from Yul Vazquez, as sociopathic money launderer Javier Ospina.
  • nospoilerreviewz.com: engrossing, well made, extremely well acted and very, very intelligent.

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

I See You

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 oktober 2020
Director: Adam Randall
Cast: Helen Hunt (Mad About You, What Women Want), Jon Tenney (True Detective, Legion), Judah Lewis (It, It Chapter Two), Owen Teague (It, It Chapter Two)

In a perfect town filled with perfect families, twelve-year-old Justin Whitter has gone missing. Greg Harper (Jon Tenney), lead investigator on the case, struggles to balance the pressures of the investigation which has brought to attention a similar case thought to be buried in the past, while finding a way to forgive his well-heeled wife, Jackie (Helen Hunt), for a recent infidelity. Great strain is put on the family as Jackie’s guilt slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality, and when a malicious presence manifests itself and puts their young son, Connor (Judah Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

Reviews
  • NRC.nl: Na drie kwartier mysterie begint I See You namelijk antwoorden te geven: dit is zo’n film die om zijn eigen as draait in plaats van lineair door de tijd te bewegen. Alles begint opnieuw, nu vanuit een ander oogpunt en met gevorderd inzicht. Waarna we de finale ingaan met gekantelde sympathieën.
    Het is een mechaniek dat – mits vlekkeloos geschreven, uitgevoerd en gemonteerd – uitermate bevredigend is. Je bekijkt de puzzelstukjes van alle kanten tot ze op hun plek vallen. En na afloop wil je de film nog eens zien, om te kijken welke hints je onderweg hebt gemist. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Regisseur Adam Randall speelt vakkundig met de klassieke horrorfilmiconografie.
  • Parool.nl: Een geslaagde thriller waarin debuterend scenarioschrijver Devon Graye een spectaculaire haarspeldbocht neemt en de film als een inventieve kronkelplotthriller verder gaat.
  • Filmdomein.nl: I See You is een verrassende thriller met een ijzersterk, gelaagd en goed opgebouwd verhaal. Daarbij is de film misschien wel de beste en origineelste film die de bioscoop te bieden heeft bij de heropening na de Corona uitbraak.
  • DeNachtvlinders.nl: I See You maakt op interessant wijze gebruik van meerdere genres en tijdsprongen.
  • DeGroeneAmsterdammer.nl: Dit verhaal bevat twee of drie plotwendingen waar je nog dagenlang van wakker zal liggen. Pas wanneer het laatste masker wordt afgedaan, gaat er een licht aan. Dan pas blijkt hoe eng deze film werkelijk is.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Het script zit bijzonder goed in elkaar. De camera draagt met zijn langzame sluipende bewegingen bij aan een fantastische enge sfeer. Het gebeurt namelijk niet vaak dat genreclichés op zo'n kundige wijze worden doorbroken.
  • Variety.com: An eerie suspense exercise that starts out looking like a supernatural tale — one of several viewer presumptions this cleverly engineered narrative eventually pulls the rug out from under.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: A twist-heavy crime thriller spiced with horror and noir elements, I See You is such a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense.
  • Latimes.com: It's rare to see a horror film so devoted to intricate plot mechanics and so concerned with driving to a satisfying payoff.
  • Theverge.com: For people who specifically prize meticulous story-craft and the ability to dodge broad genre clichés, I See You is a rare gift. It's a tension experience that gives way to a long series of narrative surprises and payoffs, some of which viewers may not even realize they were primed to want until they arrive at the moment.
  • Slantmagazine.com: The film's tone is extremely eerie, with creeping camera movements, striking imagery, abrupt edits, and a delicately sinister score by William Arcane.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: Well-acted, cleverly-plotted and directed with extra attention being paid to tone, menace and hiding its secrets. Taut, smart and satisfying.
  • Culturecrypt.com: You may wish to prepare for a ‘creepy crawly’ movie that is utterly terrifying in its home invasion implications.

It Stains The Sands Red

Horror
Available on VOD: 9 november 2017
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Juan Riedinger (Narcos, Grave Encounters), Merwin Mondesir (Grave Encounters)

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly – a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past – finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her tail. At first, she's easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn't need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face both the zombie and the demons that have chased her all her life.

From the creators of Grave Encounters and Extraterrestrial, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED is an action-packed apocalyptic thriller where only the strongest-willed survive.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Het middendeel van de film, waarin we Molly leren kennen door haar gesprekken met Smalls en ontroerende flashbacks naar het leven dat ze ooit had, is verreweg het sterkst. Naar het einde toe nemen de actiescènes de overhand en laat de ontknoping zich raden. Het is wel een einde dat je deze hoofdpersoon gunt. Aanrader!
  • HeYuGuys.com: Thrilling, fascinating, groundbreaking. It's a remarkable work for film fans in general, as well as being one of the greatest zombie movies ever made.
  • SciFiNow.co.uk: A mannered mix of the odd-couple corpse comedy of Swiss Army Man (2016) and the arid maternity ordeal of Monolith (2016), It Stains The Sand Red offers a fresh feminist spin on well-trodden tropes, only reverting to a more conventional kickass routine in its wisely abbreviated final act.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Brittany Allen carries the entire film with aplomb, and her performance is up there with the best the genre has had to offer in recent years. Her transformation from fractured party girl to strong, independent mother is fiercely brilliant and believable. At this moment in time, It Stains the Sands Red is the best zombie film since Shaun of the Dead.
  • Glasgowlive.co.uk: Allen is incredible as she displays layers and emotions we don't normally expect from characters who tend to simply be fodder for the walking dead. Director Minihan (Grave Encounters, Extraterrestrial) has performed a masterstroke with It Stains the Sands Red. His direction, coupled with Allen's performance, makes for a winning combination that puts a beating heart in the chest of the undead.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: A taught, tense (and funny) reinvigoration of the zombie genre, It Stains the Sands Red honestlydeserves to be held in as high a regard as Romero's original zombie trilogy. **** 4/5
  • Horror Channel FrightFest: Smart, sharp, savage and unexpectedly moving. The most original zombie movie since 28 Days Later. One of the top 10 films of 2017!
  • Horrorfreaknews.com: With a tremendously watchable and heartfelt lead performance, a wholly unique and unexpected central relationship and a damn good sense of humor (the tire/raft reveal) – It Stains the Sands Red is original and endearing. A shining example that there's something new to be culled from the genre created by George A. Romero almost 50 years ago.
Awards
  • Sitges 2016: Midnight X-Treme

Jakob's Wife

Horror
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2021
Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead, Hellbenders), Barbara Crampton (You're Next, Re-Animator), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun, Silver Linings Playbook)

Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have beenshrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with astranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live biggerand bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on hermarriage and a heavy body count.

Reviews
  • Joblo.com: a blood-soaked good time that gives Crampton the role of her career.
  • Filmthreat.com: That uniqueness is in every frame. Believe me when I tell you that Jakob’s Wife is worth seeing.
  • Latimes.com: This is where having actors the caliber of Crampton and Fessenden pays off.
  • Nightmarishconjurings.com: A vital and shocking modern vampire story, pulses with joy and the electricity that flows through the human heart.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: Has gloriously icky makeup, over-the-top geysers of blood goofiness, down-and-dirty vampire trash talk laughs.
  • Rogerebert.com: Fessenden and Crampton play it real. Very well-conceived and well-executed.
  • Aisleseat.com: Jakob's Wife is freaky, gory, darkly funny, and, best of all, substantive. I very much want to see it again. This is easily my favorite movie from the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.
  • Austinchronicle.com: By turns funny, grisly, tragic and insightful, Jakob's Wife carries the smartness of years. Never has the idea that vampire and vampire hunter are caught in a codependent relationship been more elegantly and humorously framed.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden are fantastic in the film.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: A fantastically worthy dynamic. You can’t possibly go wrong with a movie that lets Crampton tell a little girl to fuck off.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Well acted, sturdily constructed, and psychologically astute.
  • Moviesandmania.com: It's funny, it’s bloody and it will warm your bleeding heart.
  • Backseatmafia.com: Jakob’s Wife is up there with her [Barbara Crampton] best performances.
  • Badfeelingmag.com: a gory and crowd-pleasing horror-comedy that feels perfectly-suited for these times.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: Awesome genre work. A horrifying, darkly hilarious tale.
  • Horrorobsessive.com: Fresh, entertaining, and unexpectedly substantive.
  • Dreadcentral.com: an homage to classic vampire stories and a tribute to Barbara Crampton.

Jakob's Wife

Horror
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2021
Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead, Hellbenders), Barbara Crampton (You're Next, Re-Animator), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun, Silver Linings Playbook)

Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have beenshrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with astranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live biggerand bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on hermarriage and a heavy body count.

Reviews
  • Joblo.com: a blood-soaked good time that gives Crampton the role of her career.
  • Filmthreat.com: That uniqueness is in every frame. Believe me when I tell you that Jakob’s Wife is worth seeing.
  • Latimes.com: This is where having actors the caliber of Crampton and Fessenden pays off.
  • Nightmarishconjurings.com: A vital and shocking modern vampire story, pulses with joy and the electricity that flows through the human heart.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: Has gloriously icky makeup, over-the-top geysers of blood goofiness, down-and-dirty vampire trash talk laughs.
  • Rogerebert.com: Fessenden and Crampton play it real. Very well-conceived and well-executed.
  • Aisleseat.com: Jakob's Wife is freaky, gory, darkly funny, and, best of all, substantive. I very much want to see it again. This is easily my favorite movie from the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.
  • Austinchronicle.com: By turns funny, grisly, tragic and insightful, Jakob's Wife carries the smartness of years. Never has the idea that vampire and vampire hunter are caught in a codependent relationship been more elegantly and humorously framed.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden are fantastic in the film.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: A fantastically worthy dynamic. You can’t possibly go wrong with a movie that lets Crampton tell a little girl to fuck off.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Well acted, sturdily constructed, and psychologically astute.
  • Moviesandmania.com: It's funny, it’s bloody and it will warm your bleeding heart.
  • Backseatmafia.com: Jakob’s Wife is up there with her [Barbara Crampton] best performances.
  • Badfeelingmag.com: a gory and crowd-pleasing horror-comedy that feels perfectly-suited for these times.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: Awesome genre work. A horrifying, darkly hilarious tale.
  • Horrorobsessive.com: Fresh, entertaining, and unexpectedly substantive.
  • Dreadcentral.com: an homage to classic vampire stories and a tribute to Barbara Crampton.

Kill Command

Action
Available on VOD: 23 augustus 2018
Director: Steven Gomez
Cast: Vanessa Kirby (Me Before You, Mission Impossible - Fallout), David Ajala (Furious 6, The Dark Knight), Mike Noble (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Bentley Kalu (American Assassin), Tom McKay (The Lost Legion)

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society is creating killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite Marine unit is helicoptered in to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility, to test the capabilities of the latest prototypes. They set up positions and make short work of the AI targets in the killing field. However, overnight their sentry goes missing, and when they find the corpse the next day they find themselves in the killing field and the tables have turned. The Marines fight to survive on an island that is overrun by an enemy intelligence far beyond their predecessors, which learns from their every move.

Reviews
  • Avforums.com: It is impressive, particularly for the budget, and the AI creations are positively menacing as they stalk their human prey. Indeed, Kill Command does justice to all of the classics that it gleefully references, and the result is a surprisingly enjoyable indie gem.
  • ActingHour.com: 'Kill Command' is cult film in the making, an enthralling thrill-ride, that capably maintains the balance between action and philosophical explorations of how we view technology, how technology views us, and what it means to be human.
  • GamesRadar.com: Steven Gomez's sci-fi thriller comes on like the ultimate James Cameron homage and fortunately, the retro vibe extends to the storytelling, which is a brisk and well-judged balance. It's a promising debut; the director's background is in VFX and his low-budget creations outshine many blockbusters.
  • TheGuardian.com: Superior sci-fi action thriller.
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: A hugely creative, highly polished and truly solid action/ sci-fi. Highly recommended.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: If you love military tech and killer robots the production design are top shelf.
  • RadioTimes.com: has a lot more going for it than many bloated Hollywood studio equivalents.
  • FlickeringMyth.com: an impressive first feature. The production design is slick and cool, borrowing colour palettes and influences from many classic sci-fi films to achieve a clean, cold look. The story, while simple, lends itself to great dramatic tension which is beautifully executed by the cast, and Gomez's VFX experience undoubtedly contributes to the flawless CG, which looks much better than a lot of recent big-budget releases.
  • BritFlicks.com: VFX whiz-kid Gomez succeeds where his peers often fail, and gives us an entertaining and exciting piece of future-tech gone wrong.

The Last Five Years

Drama, Musical, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 november 2015
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Anna Kendrick (Twilight Saga, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Up in the Air, Into the Woods, 50/50), Jeremy Jordan (Smash, Joyful Noise), Bettina Bresnan (Vamps), Charly Bivona (Cymbeline)

Cathy and Jamie’s five-year relationship is full of passion and heartache. As novelist Jamie is propelled to the top of the New York literary scene, Cathy struggles in low paid acting jobs, and their diverging careers prove too much for their young love to handle.

PITCH PERFECT’s Anna Kendrick (Academy-Award® nominee) stars alongside Jeremy Jordan (Tony-Award® nominee) in this highly anticipated adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical from the director of P.S. I LOVE YOU. A cult phenomenon in the musical theatre world, the film remains true to the original production, with spellbinding performances, an incredible pop music soundtrack and a unique storytelling technique. It will have you captivated from start to finish and back again.
Reviews
  • Variety.com: It's easy to fall in love with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in this heart-breaking musical two-hander, as they retrace a love affair from opposite ends. It's he sang/she sang as a Gotham couple moving in opposite directions lead us through half a decade of ups and downs in "The Last 5 Years," Jason Robert Brown's beautifully written Off Broadway tuner. Two terrific lead performers — and what a pair they make!
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Kendrick en de liedjes houden ‘The Last Five Years’ met gemak overeind.
  • Redeyechicago.com: Instantly enjoyable and eventually crushing, "The Last Five Years" is a musical for people (like me) who can't stand musicals but are open to ones that are intimate, smart and surprising rather than loud, overdone and obvious. It's remarkably perceptive about love and commitment, anchored by two stars who only make the excellent songs better. Shockingly good.
  • New York Magazine: The camera moves with heightened sensitivity, as if on currents of emotion, and Kendrick is infinitely winning. She's that rare thing, a movie star with a trained soprano.
  • NYPost.com: A great showcase for Kendrick. So utterly wonderful that this adaptation of an off-Broadway musical deserves better than a token theatrical release to support its distribution via video-on-demand.
  • Avclub.com: The Last Five Years provides Anna Kendrick the musical showcase she deserves.
  • VillageVoice.com: The words are sharp, the melodies memorable, and the performances a beauty. This Last Five Years might not have the penetrating clarity of Brown's original show, but it offers miles and piles of compensation.
  • Filmfracture.com: As far as Hollywood musicals go, they don't get much better than The Last Five Years. Those who don't mind most of the story being told through song will enjoy it thoroughly. The Last Five Years is a unique romance movie for the jaded and heartbroken as well as the hopelessly in love.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Whether wryly funny, annotating Jamie's rendition of "The Schmuel Song" with snide remarks, or stirring, as in the lovely "Still Hurting," Kendrick manages to convey both the nostalgic and the regretful notes.
  • TheIndepoendentCritic.com: While Kendrick nails the vocals, she's also got a strong cinematic sensibility about her and understands how to make it all work on the big screen. Kendrick infuses Cathy with all the heart and soul and remorse and regret that we'd hope for.
  • Reelfilm.com: Kendrick delivering a knockout performance that's made all-the-more-impressive by the realization that she sings almost all of her dialogue.
  • Blu-ray.com: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan share a closely-knit chemistry in the film. She's particularly strong, capable of displaying a broad range of emotion not only through her lyrical vocalizations but in the eyes that, scene to scene and moment to moment, convey her feelings as strongly as, if not more deeply than, the lyrics. Whether deep, loving affection; unbridled passion; growing unease and discomfort; anger and resentment; or unhinged sorrow; she delivers a fully capable, emotive, and nuanced effort as a person who, in the span of five years, journeys through a familiar arc of high spirits brought by love but slowly pushed down to the lowest feelings of despair.
  • Examiner.com: At its heart, the film is a pure and true love story, all involved give everything to make it a success.

The Last Job

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q4 2021
Director: Adam Lipsius
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Attack on Leningrad, The Replacement Killers), Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Fallen), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Bird Box, Gotti)

Ben Myers (Richard Dreyfuss) is an ailing ex-mobster who has lived a life filled with violence, crime, love, and loss. He is quickly taken out of retirement when one day, he comes home to discover that he’s been robbed of all his savings. instead of turning to his police detective daughter (Mira Sorvino), Ben tracks down the thieves in an increasingly brutal quest for answers that drives him to question what his life has been for.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

The Last Job

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q4 2021
Director: Adam Lipsius
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Attack on Leningrad, The Replacement Killers), Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Fallen), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Bird Box, Gotti)

Ben Myers (Richard Dreyfuss) is an ailing ex-mobster who has lived a life filled with violence, crime, love, and loss. He is quickly taken out of retirement when one day, he comes home to discover that he’s been robbed of all his savings. instead of turning to his police detective daughter (Mira Sorvino), Ben tracks down the thieves in an increasingly brutal quest for answers that drives him to question what his life has been for.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

The Last Job

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q4 2021
Director: Adam Lipsius
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Book Club), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Attack on Leningrad, The Replacement Killers), Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Fallen), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Bird Box, Gotti)

Ben Myers (Richard Dreyfuss) is an ailing ex-mobster who has lived a life filled with violence, crime, love, and loss. He is quickly taken out of retirement when one day, he comes home to discover that he’s been robbed of all his savings. instead of turning to his police detective daughter (Mira Sorvino), Ben tracks down the thieves in an increasingly brutal quest for answers that drives him to question what his life has been for.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

The Last Right

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 25 februari 2021
Director: Aoife Crehan
Cast: Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline), Samuel Bottomley (Ackley Bridge), Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves), Colm Meaney (Law Abiding Citizen, Seberg), Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession)

New York-based DANIEL MURPHY wakes on a flight home to Ireland for his Mum’s funeral to find elderly passenger PADRAIG MURPHY has died in the next seat. To his surprise the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin.

In a bid to persuade his autistic brother LOUIS to return to New York with him, Daniel agrees to drive Padraig’s remains across the length of Ireland, from Cork to Rathlin Island, to be buried with his brother. Hitching a ride in the passenger seat is the funeral home temp MARY, who is on a mission to correct a drunken mistake. Meanwhile, the police realise Daniel has no business driving off with Padraig’s body, and Daniel, Mary and Louis find themselves the focus of a nationwide manhunt. 

Reviews
  • Indebioscoop.com: de kijker valt vanaf minuut één in de film. Gecombineerd met het lichte en vaak humoristische verhaal kunnen we The Last Right typeren als de lightversie van Rain Man. 4 sterren.
  • Telegraaf.nl: een prachtig groen land met 'good craic, het Ierse equivalent van gezelligheid.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: The Last Right biedt een fijne, warme ontsnapping aan het dagelijks leven.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Crehan levert een vermakelijk speelfilmdebuut met een hoog feelgoodgehalte.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Michiel Huisman doet het uitstekend als Amerikaanse Ier in de gemoedelijke roadmovie The Last Right.
  • Trouw.nl: Een warme film met een simpele boodschap: wees vriendelijk, ook voor vreemden. Prima acteurs en liefdevolle blikken op Ierland.
  • AD.nl: De film weet een fijne sfeer neer te zetten, met behulp van droogkomische, typische humor en aaibare Ieren in minirolletjes.
  • NRC.nl: kruist het genre van de roadmovie met elementen uit de romantische komedie. Het resultaat is plezierig.
  • Parool.nl: Een verademing, zo zou je het sympathieke The Last Right kunnen omschrijven in deze barre tijden.
  • Filmireland.net: A thoughtful approach to grief and isolation with sadness and humour that will ultimately offer hope for its characters. It's an unexpected road trip full of heartbreak, humour and human kindness.
  • TheGuardian.com: Gently heartwarming, this homecoming story about a lawyer and his autistic brother fits like a well-worn onesie.
  • Irishtimes.com: A likeable salute to a Magic Ireland we don't see much anymore. Lovely performances.
  • TheTimes.co.uk: Writer-director Aoife Crehan makes a fine — and madcap — debut.
  • Entertainment.ie: Sweet and earnest in all the right places.
  • Filmireland.net: Dutch actor Michiel Huisman has a fresh and alluring onscreen presence.
  • Totallydublin.ie: Hilarious

The Last Right

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 25 februari 2021
Director: Aoife Crehan
Cast: Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline), Samuel Bottomley (Ackley Bridge), Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves), Colm Meaney (Law Abiding Citizen, Seberg), Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession)

New York-based DANIEL MURPHY wakes on a flight home to Ireland for his Mum’s funeral to find elderly passenger PADRAIG MURPHY has died in the next seat. To his surprise the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin.

In a bid to persuade his autistic brother LOUIS to return to New York with him, Daniel agrees to drive Padraig’s remains across the length of Ireland, from Cork to Rathlin Island, to be buried with his brother. Hitching a ride in the passenger seat is the funeral home temp MARY, who is on a mission to correct a drunken mistake. Meanwhile, the police realise Daniel has no business driving off with Padraig’s body, and Daniel, Mary and Louis find themselves the focus of a nationwide manhunt. 

Reviews
  • Indebioscoop.com: de kijker valt vanaf minuut één in de film. Gecombineerd met het lichte en vaak humoristische verhaal kunnen we The Last Right typeren als de lightversie van Rain Man. 4 sterren.
  • Telegraaf.nl: een prachtig groen land met 'good craic, het Ierse equivalent van gezelligheid.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: The Last Right biedt een fijne, warme ontsnapping aan het dagelijks leven.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Crehan levert een vermakelijk speelfilmdebuut met een hoog feelgoodgehalte.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Michiel Huisman doet het uitstekend als Amerikaanse Ier in de gemoedelijke roadmovie The Last Right.
  • Trouw.nl: Een warme film met een simpele boodschap: wees vriendelijk, ook voor vreemden. Prima acteurs en liefdevolle blikken op Ierland.
  • AD.nl: De film weet een fijne sfeer neer te zetten, met behulp van droogkomische, typische humor en aaibare Ieren in minirolletjes.
  • NRC.nl: kruist het genre van de roadmovie met elementen uit de romantische komedie. Het resultaat is plezierig.
  • Parool.nl: Een verademing, zo zou je het sympathieke The Last Right kunnen omschrijven in deze barre tijden.
  • Filmireland.net: A thoughtful approach to grief and isolation with sadness and humour that will ultimately offer hope for its characters. It's an unexpected road trip full of heartbreak, humour and human kindness.
  • TheGuardian.com: Gently heartwarming, this homecoming story about a lawyer and his autistic brother fits like a well-worn onesie.
  • Irishtimes.com: A likeable salute to a Magic Ireland we don't see much anymore. Lovely performances.
  • TheTimes.co.uk: Writer-director Aoife Crehan makes a fine — and madcap — debut.
  • Entertainment.ie: Sweet and earnest in all the right places.
  • Filmireland.net: Dutch actor Michiel Huisman has a fresh and alluring onscreen presence.
  • Totallydublin.ie: Hilarious

Let Us Prey

Horror
Available on VOD: 6 april 2015
Director: Brian O'Malley
Cast: Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman), Bryan Larkin (Outpost 3), Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), Douglas Russell (A Lonely Place To Die)

When a menacing stranger (Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham) winds up in the purgatory of a small-town police cell, a terrifying chain reaction begins among his fellow inmates. As madness descends, blood starts to flow and WPC Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh) finds herself with her back to the wall, fighting for her life.

With echoes of John Carpenter and Dario Argento, director Brian O'Malley expertly builds the tension from a slow-burning start to an absolutely explosive, nerve-shredding finale.

Judge, Jury and Executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.

Reviews
  • Taste of Cinema names Let Us Prey as one of the "20 European Horror Films From The 21st Century You Must Watch"! Read the full article here.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Right from the doom-rock credit sequence of barbed wire dripping with fresh blood, squadrons of crows swarming in slow motion and darkened thunderclouds rolling overhead, O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch. Striking a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, story and action, LET US PREY feels at once classic and modern. You will not be disappointed. 10 out of 10!
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Director Brian O'Malley and writers David Cairns and Fiona Watson do an excellent job of navigating the stereotype minefield of this type of horror film, with the hypocrisy and Calvinist repression of the rural community very much to the fore. There are plenty of funny lines, the earliest of which are delivered with characteristic brio by Jonathan Watson of Only An Excuse fame. Credit must go to cinematographer Piers McGrail whose sumptuous visuals add to the tension and creeping sense of dread and bring to mind French slasher flick Switchblade Romance. There's plenty gore to keep horror fiends satisfied, yet enough intrigue and chuckles to appeal to a wider audience too.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: There is some fun chaos in Let Us Prey's final moments as officers and prisoners battle for survival in a violent frenzy. The setting of a locked down prison also gives things a nasty, claustrophobic atmosphere and Polyanna McIntosh makes a likeable kick-ass action heroine.
  • Reelinsights.co.uk: It is a grim tale of damnation and death which all takes place within a confined space, adding to the tension of the unpredictable plot. From start to finish the film is relentlessly unnerving; full of jumps and twists to keep your fists clenched until its dramatic and operatic finale.
  • Quipmag.com: If you're looking for a new thriller to watch that'll keep you on edge with what to expect as well as a mysterious protagonist with an attitude and appearance that screams judgment day has come, you'll love Let Us Prey. Director, Brian O'Malley, brings the audience the perfect blend of suspense, gore, and humor. Cunnigham most certainly backs the thought that a person with confidence is sexy, through his tonality and assertiveness in his expression, posture and words. I personally do not think a better actor could have carried out the role. Manipulating and taking souls of sinners has never been more alluringly done.Fire, bloodshed, madness, and the inevitable death to sinners – Let Us Prey will make you rethink your own wrongdoings and repent for them before midnight strikes.
  • Fantasticfest.com: The film has a solid cast featuring THE WOMAN's Pollyanna McIntosh as Heggie and Liam Cunningham from GAME OF THRONES as the mysterious stranger. Cunningham is particularly cold and menacing in his role, blending perfectly with the atmosphere created by the score and cinematography. LET US PREY is a surprisingly brutal film with a pitch black soul and just a hint of gallows humor thrown in for good measure.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Pollyanna McIntosh owns this movie as Rachel, with the hard-ass rookie cop absolutely holding her own against the other characters, all of whom are against her at various moments. She's a taut mass of determined body language but never becomes monotonous, in part because she's damn good at letting the audience see how much she's trying to look tougher than she fears she may be even while still being fairly formidable. McIntosh is complemented by Liam Cunningham, who is great as a sarcastic spirit of vengeance. Once "Six" reveals himself as not being the victim Rachel expected, Cunningham gets to spot gravelly, disdainful lines at the whole cast of characters in a way that's just barbed enough to get under their skin; is a sort of certainty and control that is obvious without announcing itself. They've got good support, too, with Bryan Larkin and Hanna Stanbridge playing partners in more ways than one, Douglas Russell taking a reserved character in eye-opening directions, and a jail full of folks rope for retribution.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: This film was really entertaining. It was violent, unsettlingly atmospheric, hilarious in places and shocking in others. A strong cast rounds out this strangely violent tale with a supernatural edge. Highly worth a watch.
  • Soundonsight.org: From the opening shots of Cunningham standing atop a craggy shore, looking for all the world like the world's most sinister puffin, to the fiery, violent climax. Let Us Prey feels truly apocalyptic, and the chilling final shot gives the sense that what we've seen was just the overture to something even more horrifying. Let Us Prey presents a lot for horror fans to love: an interesting idea, held on the shoulders of some very strong performances and expertly maintained atmosphere and tension, with enough violence and gore to keep things interesting without being excessive. With only eight characters, and a few sets, director Brian O'Malley's feature debut strikes a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, plotting and action. Prey feels at once classic and modern; the film wears its influences on its sleeve but manages to feel fresh all the same. O'Malley is clearly a fan of early John Carpenter, and Let Us Prey features a glorious electronic score alongside several nods to Assault On Precinct 13. Cinematographer Piers McGrail keeps the shots, tight, closed and claustrophobic, using mostly slow, creeping camera movements and as the film progresses, O'Malley ramps up the tension and the chaos, culminating in a superb, quasi-religious, climax with ample amounts of brutal violence and bloody carnage. Let Us Prey took home the esteemed Melies D'argent award when it made its world premiere at the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival this past March. O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch, and this is just the beginning of what looks to be a very promising career.
  • Houseofgeekery.com (EIFF 2014 Review): A fucking great time and a new must-see for genre fans. Intense as hell, bloody as fuck and with some of the most twisted humor I've seen in a film, it's just so much fun. The prison setting and themes of retribution and judgment add an extra layer to the whole thing and the characters all give it their all with McIntosh and Cunningham coming out on top, McIntosh might be one of the best final girls I've seen in a long time. Plus Macready who far and away is the most entertaining character I've seen this year. It's a blast and if you're a fan of horror then keep your eyes peeled for when this is released. 9/10!
  • Screenrelish.com (Grimmfest 2014 Review): Fiona Watson and Dave Cairns' script is superbly lean, yet there is something ambitious at the centre of all the horrific happenings despite such a small-scale. You get the sense O'Malley and his cast have something to say on the darkness of human nature and that anyone can be corrupted... just as long as they're willing to pay the price. Your soul!
  • Craveonline.com: Let Us Prey is a solid horror tale featuring a badass heroine. The hows and whys put a good twist on the genre, and no matter how crazy it gets, you'll be rooting for Rachel.
  • Thehorrorshowtv.tumblr.com (Scott Weinberg): Crisply and cleverly put together. On one side we have the insidious and evil Liam Cunningham; on the other is the noble and heroic Pollyanna McIntosh. Basically, Let Us Prey follows one of the golden rules of indie horror filmmaking: take something you like (in this case, Assault on Precinct 13 or any sort of self-contained "ticking clock" thriller) and then combine that with enough fresh material to make your own mark. Let Us Prey is half an homage to horror stories you already know, and half a collection of themes, ideas, moments, and shocks you might not see coming. And even if you do, there's more than enough energy here to keep things fun as it all plays out. Fun stuff.
  • AustinChronicle.com: Not since Calvary has there been a film more likely to piss off the National League of Decency, nor has there been one that really tests the definitions and subtexts of faith. Admittedly, this does all that under the guise of being a smart, tense, disturbing, and sly horror film.
  • Fangoria.com: LET US PREY is one of the more satisfying and utterly savage horror films in recent memory, touching on morality plays while dishing out artful sadism of the highest order. Brian O'Malley refashions familiar fright film tropes and relationships into something much more sinister, all the while providing a somewhat fantastic atmosphere from the combination of a chilling visual composition and provocative cinematic storytelling. Throw in some incredible and committed performances all-around, LET US PREY is the kind of brutal nightmare fare that gorehounds often clamor for but rarely receive.
Awards
  • 2014 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film: Silver Méliès
  • 2014 Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei: Audience Award
  • 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Audience Choice Award for Best Music
  • 2015 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: MICHAEL DWYER DISCOVERY – Piers McGrail, cinematographer Let Us Prey

Let Us Prey

Horror
Available on VOD: 6 april 2015
Director: Brian O'Malley
Cast: Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman), Bryan Larkin (Outpost 3), Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), Douglas Russell (A Lonely Place To Die)

When a menacing stranger (Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham) winds up in the purgatory of a small-town police cell, a terrifying chain reaction begins among his fellow inmates. As madness descends, blood starts to flow and WPC Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh) finds herself with her back to the wall, fighting for her life.

With echoes of John Carpenter and Dario Argento, director Brian O'Malley expertly builds the tension from a slow-burning start to an absolutely explosive, nerve-shredding finale.

Judge, Jury and Executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.

Reviews
  • Taste of Cinema names Let Us Prey as one of the "20 European Horror Films From The 21st Century You Must Watch"! Read the full article here.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Right from the doom-rock credit sequence of barbed wire dripping with fresh blood, squadrons of crows swarming in slow motion and darkened thunderclouds rolling overhead, O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch. Striking a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, story and action, LET US PREY feels at once classic and modern. You will not be disappointed. 10 out of 10!
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Director Brian O'Malley and writers David Cairns and Fiona Watson do an excellent job of navigating the stereotype minefield of this type of horror film, with the hypocrisy and Calvinist repression of the rural community very much to the fore. There are plenty of funny lines, the earliest of which are delivered with characteristic brio by Jonathan Watson of Only An Excuse fame. Credit must go to cinematographer Piers McGrail whose sumptuous visuals add to the tension and creeping sense of dread and bring to mind French slasher flick Switchblade Romance. There's plenty gore to keep horror fiends satisfied, yet enough intrigue and chuckles to appeal to a wider audience too.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: There is some fun chaos in Let Us Prey's final moments as officers and prisoners battle for survival in a violent frenzy. The setting of a locked down prison also gives things a nasty, claustrophobic atmosphere and Polyanna McIntosh makes a likeable kick-ass action heroine.
  • Reelinsights.co.uk: It is a grim tale of damnation and death which all takes place within a confined space, adding to the tension of the unpredictable plot. From start to finish the film is relentlessly unnerving; full of jumps and twists to keep your fists clenched until its dramatic and operatic finale.
  • Quipmag.com: If you're looking for a new thriller to watch that'll keep you on edge with what to expect as well as a mysterious protagonist with an attitude and appearance that screams judgment day has come, you'll love Let Us Prey. Director, Brian O'Malley, brings the audience the perfect blend of suspense, gore, and humor. Cunnigham most certainly backs the thought that a person with confidence is sexy, through his tonality and assertiveness in his expression, posture and words. I personally do not think a better actor could have carried out the role. Manipulating and taking souls of sinners has never been more alluringly done.Fire, bloodshed, madness, and the inevitable death to sinners – Let Us Prey will make you rethink your own wrongdoings and repent for them before midnight strikes.
  • Fantasticfest.com: The film has a solid cast featuring THE WOMAN's Pollyanna McIntosh as Heggie and Liam Cunningham from GAME OF THRONES as the mysterious stranger. Cunningham is particularly cold and menacing in his role, blending perfectly with the atmosphere created by the score and cinematography. LET US PREY is a surprisingly brutal film with a pitch black soul and just a hint of gallows humor thrown in for good measure.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Pollyanna McIntosh owns this movie as Rachel, with the hard-ass rookie cop absolutely holding her own against the other characters, all of whom are against her at various moments. She's a taut mass of determined body language but never becomes monotonous, in part because she's damn good at letting the audience see how much she's trying to look tougher than she fears she may be even while still being fairly formidable. McIntosh is complemented by Liam Cunningham, who is great as a sarcastic spirit of vengeance. Once "Six" reveals himself as not being the victim Rachel expected, Cunningham gets to spot gravelly, disdainful lines at the whole cast of characters in a way that's just barbed enough to get under their skin; is a sort of certainty and control that is obvious without announcing itself. They've got good support, too, with Bryan Larkin and Hanna Stanbridge playing partners in more ways than one, Douglas Russell taking a reserved character in eye-opening directions, and a jail full of folks rope for retribution.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: This film was really entertaining. It was violent, unsettlingly atmospheric, hilarious in places and shocking in others. A strong cast rounds out this strangely violent tale with a supernatural edge. Highly worth a watch.
  • Soundonsight.org: From the opening shots of Cunningham standing atop a craggy shore, looking for all the world like the world's most sinister puffin, to the fiery, violent climax. Let Us Prey feels truly apocalyptic, and the chilling final shot gives the sense that what we've seen was just the overture to something even more horrifying. Let Us Prey presents a lot for horror fans to love: an interesting idea, held on the shoulders of some very strong performances and expertly maintained atmosphere and tension, with enough violence and gore to keep things interesting without being excessive. With only eight characters, and a few sets, director Brian O'Malley's feature debut strikes a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, plotting and action. Prey feels at once classic and modern; the film wears its influences on its sleeve but manages to feel fresh all the same. O'Malley is clearly a fan of early John Carpenter, and Let Us Prey features a glorious electronic score alongside several nods to Assault On Precinct 13. Cinematographer Piers McGrail keeps the shots, tight, closed and claustrophobic, using mostly slow, creeping camera movements and as the film progresses, O'Malley ramps up the tension and the chaos, culminating in a superb, quasi-religious, climax with ample amounts of brutal violence and bloody carnage. Let Us Prey took home the esteemed Melies D'argent award when it made its world premiere at the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival this past March. O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch, and this is just the beginning of what looks to be a very promising career.
  • Houseofgeekery.com (EIFF 2014 Review): A fucking great time and a new must-see for genre fans. Intense as hell, bloody as fuck and with some of the most twisted humor I've seen in a film, it's just so much fun. The prison setting and themes of retribution and judgment add an extra layer to the whole thing and the characters all give it their all with McIntosh and Cunningham coming out on top, McIntosh might be one of the best final girls I've seen in a long time. Plus Macready who far and away is the most entertaining character I've seen this year. It's a blast and if you're a fan of horror then keep your eyes peeled for when this is released. 9/10!
  • Screenrelish.com (Grimmfest 2014 Review): Fiona Watson and Dave Cairns' script is superbly lean, yet there is something ambitious at the centre of all the horrific happenings despite such a small-scale. You get the sense O'Malley and his cast have something to say on the darkness of human nature and that anyone can be corrupted... just as long as they're willing to pay the price. Your soul!
  • Craveonline.com: Let Us Prey is a solid horror tale featuring a badass heroine. The hows and whys put a good twist on the genre, and no matter how crazy it gets, you'll be rooting for Rachel.
  • Thehorrorshowtv.tumblr.com (Scott Weinberg): Crisply and cleverly put together. On one side we have the insidious and evil Liam Cunningham; on the other is the noble and heroic Pollyanna McIntosh. Basically, Let Us Prey follows one of the golden rules of indie horror filmmaking: take something you like (in this case, Assault on Precinct 13 or any sort of self-contained "ticking clock" thriller) and then combine that with enough fresh material to make your own mark. Let Us Prey is half an homage to horror stories you already know, and half a collection of themes, ideas, moments, and shocks you might not see coming. And even if you do, there's more than enough energy here to keep things fun as it all plays out. Fun stuff.
  • AustinChronicle.com: Not since Calvary has there been a film more likely to piss off the National League of Decency, nor has there been one that really tests the definitions and subtexts of faith. Admittedly, this does all that under the guise of being a smart, tense, disturbing, and sly horror film.
  • Fangoria.com: LET US PREY is one of the more satisfying and utterly savage horror films in recent memory, touching on morality plays while dishing out artful sadism of the highest order. Brian O'Malley refashions familiar fright film tropes and relationships into something much more sinister, all the while providing a somewhat fantastic atmosphere from the combination of a chilling visual composition and provocative cinematic storytelling. Throw in some incredible and committed performances all-around, LET US PREY is the kind of brutal nightmare fare that gorehounds often clamor for but rarely receive.
Awards
  • 2014 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film: Silver Méliès
  • 2014 Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei: Audience Award
  • 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Audience Choice Award for Best Music
  • 2015 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: MICHAEL DWYER DISCOVERY – Piers McGrail, cinematographer Let Us Prey

Let Us Prey

Horror
Available on VOD: 6 april 2015
Director: Brian O'Malley
Cast: Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman), Bryan Larkin (Outpost 3), Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), Douglas Russell (A Lonely Place To Die)

When a menacing stranger (Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham) winds up in the purgatory of a small-town police cell, a terrifying chain reaction begins among his fellow inmates. As madness descends, blood starts to flow and WPC Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh) finds herself with her back to the wall, fighting for her life.

With echoes of John Carpenter and Dario Argento, director Brian O'Malley expertly builds the tension from a slow-burning start to an absolutely explosive, nerve-shredding finale.

Judge, Jury and Executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.

Reviews
  • Taste of Cinema names Let Us Prey as one of the "20 European Horror Films From The 21st Century You Must Watch"! Read the full article here.
  • Starburstmagazine.com: Right from the doom-rock credit sequence of barbed wire dripping with fresh blood, squadrons of crows swarming in slow motion and darkened thunderclouds rolling overhead, O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch. Striking a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, story and action, LET US PREY feels at once classic and modern. You will not be disappointed. 10 out of 10!
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: Director Brian O'Malley and writers David Cairns and Fiona Watson do an excellent job of navigating the stereotype minefield of this type of horror film, with the hypocrisy and Calvinist repression of the rural community very much to the fore. There are plenty of funny lines, the earliest of which are delivered with characteristic brio by Jonathan Watson of Only An Excuse fame. Credit must go to cinematographer Piers McGrail whose sumptuous visuals add to the tension and creeping sense of dread and bring to mind French slasher flick Switchblade Romance. There's plenty gore to keep horror fiends satisfied, yet enough intrigue and chuckles to appeal to a wider audience too.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: There is some fun chaos in Let Us Prey's final moments as officers and prisoners battle for survival in a violent frenzy. The setting of a locked down prison also gives things a nasty, claustrophobic atmosphere and Polyanna McIntosh makes a likeable kick-ass action heroine.
  • Reelinsights.co.uk: It is a grim tale of damnation and death which all takes place within a confined space, adding to the tension of the unpredictable plot. From start to finish the film is relentlessly unnerving; full of jumps and twists to keep your fists clenched until its dramatic and operatic finale.
  • Quipmag.com: If you're looking for a new thriller to watch that'll keep you on edge with what to expect as well as a mysterious protagonist with an attitude and appearance that screams judgment day has come, you'll love Let Us Prey. Director, Brian O'Malley, brings the audience the perfect blend of suspense, gore, and humor. Cunnigham most certainly backs the thought that a person with confidence is sexy, through his tonality and assertiveness in his expression, posture and words. I personally do not think a better actor could have carried out the role. Manipulating and taking souls of sinners has never been more alluringly done.Fire, bloodshed, madness, and the inevitable death to sinners – Let Us Prey will make you rethink your own wrongdoings and repent for them before midnight strikes.
  • Fantasticfest.com: The film has a solid cast featuring THE WOMAN's Pollyanna McIntosh as Heggie and Liam Cunningham from GAME OF THRONES as the mysterious stranger. Cunningham is particularly cold and menacing in his role, blending perfectly with the atmosphere created by the score and cinematography. LET US PREY is a surprisingly brutal film with a pitch black soul and just a hint of gallows humor thrown in for good measure.
  • Efilmcritic.com: Pollyanna McIntosh owns this movie as Rachel, with the hard-ass rookie cop absolutely holding her own against the other characters, all of whom are against her at various moments. She's a taut mass of determined body language but never becomes monotonous, in part because she's damn good at letting the audience see how much she's trying to look tougher than she fears she may be even while still being fairly formidable. McIntosh is complemented by Liam Cunningham, who is great as a sarcastic spirit of vengeance. Once "Six" reveals himself as not being the victim Rachel expected, Cunningham gets to spot gravelly, disdainful lines at the whole cast of characters in a way that's just barbed enough to get under their skin; is a sort of certainty and control that is obvious without announcing itself. They've got good support, too, with Bryan Larkin and Hanna Stanbridge playing partners in more ways than one, Douglas Russell taking a reserved character in eye-opening directions, and a jail full of folks rope for retribution.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: This film was really entertaining. It was violent, unsettlingly atmospheric, hilarious in places and shocking in others. A strong cast rounds out this strangely violent tale with a supernatural edge. Highly worth a watch.
  • Soundonsight.org: From the opening shots of Cunningham standing atop a craggy shore, looking for all the world like the world's most sinister puffin, to the fiery, violent climax. Let Us Prey feels truly apocalyptic, and the chilling final shot gives the sense that what we've seen was just the overture to something even more horrifying. Let Us Prey presents a lot for horror fans to love: an interesting idea, held on the shoulders of some very strong performances and expertly maintained atmosphere and tension, with enough violence and gore to keep things interesting without being excessive. With only eight characters, and a few sets, director Brian O'Malley's feature debut strikes a perfect balance of suspense, violence, humour, plotting and action. Prey feels at once classic and modern; the film wears its influences on its sleeve but manages to feel fresh all the same. O'Malley is clearly a fan of early John Carpenter, and Let Us Prey features a glorious electronic score alongside several nods to Assault On Precinct 13. Cinematographer Piers McGrail keeps the shots, tight, closed and claustrophobic, using mostly slow, creeping camera movements and as the film progresses, O'Malley ramps up the tension and the chaos, culminating in a superb, quasi-religious, climax with ample amounts of brutal violence and bloody carnage. Let Us Prey took home the esteemed Melies D'argent award when it made its world premiere at the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival this past March. O'Malley has marked himself as a talent to watch, and this is just the beginning of what looks to be a very promising career.
  • Houseofgeekery.com (EIFF 2014 Review): A fucking great time and a new must-see for genre fans. Intense as hell, bloody as fuck and with some of the most twisted humor I've seen in a film, it's just so much fun. The prison setting and themes of retribution and judgment add an extra layer to the whole thing and the characters all give it their all with McIntosh and Cunningham coming out on top, McIntosh might be one of the best final girls I've seen in a long time. Plus Macready who far and away is the most entertaining character I've seen this year. It's a blast and if you're a fan of horror then keep your eyes peeled for when this is released. 9/10!
  • Screenrelish.com (Grimmfest 2014 Review): Fiona Watson and Dave Cairns' script is superbly lean, yet there is something ambitious at the centre of all the horrific happenings despite such a small-scale. You get the sense O'Malley and his cast have something to say on the darkness of human nature and that anyone can be corrupted... just as long as they're willing to pay the price. Your soul!
  • Craveonline.com: Let Us Prey is a solid horror tale featuring a badass heroine. The hows and whys put a good twist on the genre, and no matter how crazy it gets, you'll be rooting for Rachel.
  • Thehorrorshowtv.tumblr.com (Scott Weinberg): Crisply and cleverly put together. On one side we have the insidious and evil Liam Cunningham; on the other is the noble and heroic Pollyanna McIntosh. Basically, Let Us Prey follows one of the golden rules of indie horror filmmaking: take something you like (in this case, Assault on Precinct 13 or any sort of self-contained "ticking clock" thriller) and then combine that with enough fresh material to make your own mark. Let Us Prey is half an homage to horror stories you already know, and half a collection of themes, ideas, moments, and shocks you might not see coming. And even if you do, there's more than enough energy here to keep things fun as it all plays out. Fun stuff.
  • AustinChronicle.com: Not since Calvary has there been a film more likely to piss off the National League of Decency, nor has there been one that really tests the definitions and subtexts of faith. Admittedly, this does all that under the guise of being a smart, tense, disturbing, and sly horror film.
  • Fangoria.com: LET US PREY is one of the more satisfying and utterly savage horror films in recent memory, touching on morality plays while dishing out artful sadism of the highest order. Brian O'Malley refashions familiar fright film tropes and relationships into something much more sinister, all the while providing a somewhat fantastic atmosphere from the combination of a chilling visual composition and provocative cinematic storytelling. Throw in some incredible and committed performances all-around, LET US PREY is the kind of brutal nightmare fare that gorehounds often clamor for but rarely receive.
Awards
  • 2014 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film: Silver Méliès
  • 2014 Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei: Audience Award
  • 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Audience Choice Award for Best Music
  • 2015 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: MICHAEL DWYER DISCOVERY – Piers McGrail, cinematographer Let Us Prey

The Lodgers

Horror
Available on VOD: 8 november 2018
Director: Brian O'Malley
Cast: Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X: First Class, Locke), Charlotte Vega (American Assassin, Another Me), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Ben Hur)

Set in 1920’s Ireland, this gothic horror story centers on brother and sister twins who are forced to stay in their estate due to a secret family curse, which took the life of their parents. But when a young man falls in love with the sister, his attempt to free her of the curse creates a deadly chain reaction.

Reviews
  • IMAGINE Film Festival: The Lodgers is een beeldschone aanvulling op de canon van gothic horrorfilms. 
  • Variety.com: Enchantingly gloomy and lustrous, this lushly staged costume chiller is a fragrant beauty indeed.
  • Cineuropa.org: O'Malley creates a lurid atmosphere by using cinematographer Richard Kendrick’s gentle camera movements and Tony Kearns’ measured editing to maximum effect, and even elevating the elements of the production design, such as the house and the menacing water, to the level of lively characters. The old, beautiful and broken mansion, with all its creaking noises and its huge wooden staircase, is allegedly a real-life haunted house, while the water the ghostly creatures live in, emerging from down below and rushing up to the ceiling in drops, looks impressive in CGI, making The Lodgers a must-see for fans of gothic horror cinema.
  • Comingsoon.net: here hasn’t been a more effective, disturbing and sensorially pleasing film of this kind since Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others and, like that masterpiece, O’Malley’s artful, lurid and meticulously orchestrated exercise in atmosphere, pretty misery and dread seeps deep under your skin. And it stays there. For keeps.
  • Digitaljournal.com: ‘The Lodgers’ is a chilling, gothic tale of co-dependent twins imprisoned by a family curse.
  • Dreadcentral.com: Delicately crafted, The Lodgers is a richly woven tapestry of classically inspired gothic horror. Smart, scary, and undeniably beautiful, it will no doubt be considered one of the pinnacles of its genre.
  • Thefilmstage.com: So we let the atmospheric mood draw us into the horror as mystery makes way towards scares. The whole looks gorgeous from the macabre carcasses of long-dead pets to the image of two bodies silently floating above the lake as O’Malley holds our attention with the rising malevolence executed by Milner and inspiring desire to take hold of her destiny imbued by Vega. That which frightens them is left shrouded in secrecy beyond the connection to their blood and the result their disobedience secures.
  • Blu-ray.com: The Lodgers presents some strong visual filmmaking from O'Malley, who has a distinct battle plan to present the enigmatic threat, creating some striking imagery along the way (with cinematographer Richard Kendrick) that increases eeriness, delivering satisfying payoff for troubling events. Turpin contributes some mental illness to lubricate the terror, with the twins adding to a long line of family rituals that contribute to their hellish existence. Mystery is present, along with Hammer-style gothic environments and numerous threats to the safety of the lead characters, and once The Lodgers finally gets going, there’s much to appreciate dramatically and cinematically. 
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: One of the better Gothic films of recent years, The Lodgers blends beauty and creepiness sublimely. It will delight genre fans and deliver pleasing chills to others.
Awards
  • Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2017 - Jury Prize Best Film
  • FANCINE Festival de Cine Fantastico de la Universidad de Malaga 2017  - Best Actress
  • FANCINE Festival de Cine Fantastico de la Universidad de Malaga 2017  - Best Special Effects

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

Lost in London

Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 november 2019
Director: Woody Harrelson
Cast: Woody Harrelson (Venom, Midway), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb)

The hilarious LOST IN LONDON is a first-of-its-kind film event which was filmed and screened live simultaneously in select cinemas around the world.The film is loosely based on Woody Harrelson’s tabloid-worthy and crazy London night-out resulting in him getting in trouble with the law.Directed and starring Woody Harrelson alongside cameos from Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Daniel Radcliffe, LOST IN LONDON is a crazy trip in the streets of London that will make you gasp and laugh in equal measures.

Reviews
  • Radiotimes.com: Harrelson pitifully sings the Cheers theme tune to bouncers and, in one of the film's highlights, exchanges insults with Owen Wilson. That kind of desperate, petty humour is the real lifeblood of this misadventure, bringing to mind such directors as Woody Allen.
  • Filminquiry.com:  A strong contender for funniest film of the year, yet so much more than just a comedy, Lost in London is the rare film to live up to its lofty ambitions.
  • TheGuardian.com: Shot in a single take and broadcast live to 500 cinemas, Harrelson’s directorial debut is a unique work that fuses technical wizardry with self-deprecating satire. Harrelson is an affectionate director, finding memorable bits for performers all across the cast list, and his writing is peppered with arresting phrases
  • DMovies.org: Rest assured, Lost in London is like nothing else you’ve seen before.DVD-
  • Fever.co.uk: I definitely recommend you check this out, not only for the concept, but also for a decent evening’s entertainment led by a consummate professional, who’s not onlystarring in it, but also wrote, co-produced and directed it.

Lost in London

Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 november 2019
Director: Woody Harrelson
Cast: Woody Harrelson (Venom, Midway), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb)

The hilarious LOST IN LONDON is a first-of-its-kind film event which was filmed and screened live simultaneously in select cinemas around the world.The film is loosely based on Woody Harrelson’s tabloid-worthy and crazy London night-out resulting in him getting in trouble with the law.Directed and starring Woody Harrelson alongside cameos from Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Daniel Radcliffe, LOST IN LONDON is a crazy trip in the streets of London that will make you gasp and laugh in equal measures.

Reviews
  • Radiotimes.com: Harrelson pitifully sings the Cheers theme tune to bouncers and, in one of the film's highlights, exchanges insults with Owen Wilson. That kind of desperate, petty humour is the real lifeblood of this misadventure, bringing to mind such directors as Woody Allen.
  • Filminquiry.com:  A strong contender for funniest film of the year, yet so much more than just a comedy, Lost in London is the rare film to live up to its lofty ambitions.
  • TheGuardian.com: Shot in a single take and broadcast live to 500 cinemas, Harrelson’s directorial debut is a unique work that fuses technical wizardry with self-deprecating satire. Harrelson is an affectionate director, finding memorable bits for performers all across the cast list, and his writing is peppered with arresting phrases
  • DMovies.org: Rest assured, Lost in London is like nothing else you’ve seen before.DVD-
  • Fever.co.uk: I definitely recommend you check this out, not only for the concept, but also for a decent evening’s entertainment led by a consummate professional, who’s not onlystarring in it, but also wrote, co-produced and directed it.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

M.F.A.

Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 februari 2018
Director: Natalia Leite
Cast: Francesca Eastwood (Heroes Reborn, Final Girl), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim, Star Trek), Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms), Peter Vack (Mozart in the Jungle)

Noelle, an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers that she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born - retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Francesca Eastwood delivers a tough, eye-opening performance in the lead role, and her character’s vengeance packs a cathartic punch.
  • LaTimes.com: Eastwood is absolutely riveting, inhabiting a true violent vigilante worth rooting for.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: A hard-hitting thriller. Nightmares are made of this.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Lethal vengeance is a potent muse in M.F.A.
  • ChicagoReader.com: In the lead role, Francesca Eastwood takes after her father, Clint: she's magnetic and convincing as a vigilante.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Eastwood shines like the star she is destined to be.
  • Nofilm.school.com: Natalie Leite's rape-revenge thriller stars a riveting Francesca Eastwood seeking vigilante justice. 
  • Culturecrypt.com: On its surface, “M.F.A.” satiates appetites for slasher suspense with gruesome visual gusto to match psychological intensity percolating underneath. Though suggestive insight into cause and effect regarding all radiating crimes is where the movie really makes it mark, haunting the head with provocative questions while hitting hard in the heart with righteous rage.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: M.F.A. is intensely engaging, thought-provoking, and also mesmerizing. Aided by Eastwood’s dynamic performance (her emotional range is uncanny), M.F.A is an empowering film that’s just as enlightening. 
  • Assholeswqatchingmovies.com: Eastwood is INTENSE in M.F.A. Like, maybe more intense than her father has ever been.
  • Cinemaslaher.com: MFA is a heartbreaking gut-punch that takes the subgenre and elevates it to another level. This one promises to be polarizing due to its unique take on such a harsh subject matter, but it’s a damn fine film.
  • Dailydead.com: Anchored by a career-making performance by Eastwood, M.F.A. shook me to my core in a way that I wasn’t expecting.
  • TheHollywoodOutsider.com: Not since The Accused has a movie perfectly captured a topic as toxic as M.F.A. does here, and no film at SXSW this year moved me as passionately to push a conversation forward as much as this one. Anchored by a genre-defying performance from Francesca Eastwood, M.F.A. deserves to land at the top of your must-see list. 
  • Weliveentertainmant.com: Franchesca Eastwood’s performance is utterly spectacular. She carries the film on her shoulders and nails every scene she’s in, while also having this odd likeability to her that isn’t typical for modern day protagonists. Even when Noelle goes into full blown violent vigilante mode, Eastwood never loses sight of who the character of Noelle is. Her quietness, minor quips of humor and all around intentions are expertly balanced by Eastwood, making herself instantly the next big thing in the industry.

M.F.A.

Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 februari 2018
Director: Natalia Leite
Cast: Francesca Eastwood (Heroes Reborn, Final Girl), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim, Star Trek), Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms), Peter Vack (Mozart in the Jungle)

Noelle, an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers that she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born - retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Francesca Eastwood delivers a tough, eye-opening performance in the lead role, and her character’s vengeance packs a cathartic punch.
  • LaTimes.com: Eastwood is absolutely riveting, inhabiting a true violent vigilante worth rooting for.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: A hard-hitting thriller. Nightmares are made of this.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Lethal vengeance is a potent muse in M.F.A.
  • ChicagoReader.com: In the lead role, Francesca Eastwood takes after her father, Clint: she's magnetic and convincing as a vigilante.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Eastwood shines like the star she is destined to be.
  • Nofilm.school.com: Natalie Leite's rape-revenge thriller stars a riveting Francesca Eastwood seeking vigilante justice. 
  • Culturecrypt.com: On its surface, “M.F.A.” satiates appetites for slasher suspense with gruesome visual gusto to match psychological intensity percolating underneath. Though suggestive insight into cause and effect regarding all radiating crimes is where the movie really makes it mark, haunting the head with provocative questions while hitting hard in the heart with righteous rage.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: M.F.A. is intensely engaging, thought-provoking, and also mesmerizing. Aided by Eastwood’s dynamic performance (her emotional range is uncanny), M.F.A is an empowering film that’s just as enlightening. 
  • Assholeswqatchingmovies.com: Eastwood is INTENSE in M.F.A. Like, maybe more intense than her father has ever been.
  • Cinemaslaher.com: MFA is a heartbreaking gut-punch that takes the subgenre and elevates it to another level. This one promises to be polarizing due to its unique take on such a harsh subject matter, but it’s a damn fine film.
  • Dailydead.com: Anchored by a career-making performance by Eastwood, M.F.A. shook me to my core in a way that I wasn’t expecting.
  • TheHollywoodOutsider.com: Not since The Accused has a movie perfectly captured a topic as toxic as M.F.A. does here, and no film at SXSW this year moved me as passionately to push a conversation forward as much as this one. Anchored by a genre-defying performance from Francesca Eastwood, M.F.A. deserves to land at the top of your must-see list. 
  • Weliveentertainmant.com: Franchesca Eastwood’s performance is utterly spectacular. She carries the film on her shoulders and nails every scene she’s in, while also having this odd likeability to her that isn’t typical for modern day protagonists. Even when Noelle goes into full blown violent vigilante mode, Eastwood never loses sight of who the character of Noelle is. Her quietness, minor quips of humor and all around intentions are expertly balanced by Eastwood, making herself instantly the next big thing in the industry.

Malicious

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 6 september 2018
Director: Michael Winnick
Cast: Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, The Dark Knight Rises), Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness,, Drag Me To Hell, I Tonya), Delroy Lindo (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Sahara), Melissa Bolona (The Hurricane Heist), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice)

A young college professor Adam (Josh Stewart), and his pregnant wife Lisa (Bojana Novakovic) nd and open an antique box when moving into their new home. After an unexpected tragedy befalls them Lisa starts being plagued by visions and hauntings that convince her there'is something evil in the house. Adam, though sympathetic is convinced she must be having a nervous breakdown. It is only when Adam calls upon Dr Clark (Delroy Lindo) a professor of parapsychology at the university that the true horror of what they have let out becomes clear. The opening of the box has unleashed a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its murderous intentions.

Malicious

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 6 september 2018
Director: Michael Winnick
Cast: Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, The Dark Knight Rises), Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness,, Drag Me To Hell, I Tonya), Delroy Lindo (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Sahara), Melissa Bolona (The Hurricane Heist), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice)

A young college professor Adam (Josh Stewart), and his pregnant wife Lisa (Bojana Novakovic) nd and open an antique box when moving into their new home. After an unexpected tragedy befalls them Lisa starts being plagued by visions and hauntings that convince her there'is something evil in the house. Adam, though sympathetic is convinced she must be having a nervous breakdown. It is only when Adam calls upon Dr Clark (Delroy Lindo) a professor of parapsychology at the university that the true horror of what they have let out becomes clear. The opening of the box has unleashed a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its murderous intentions.

Malicious

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 6 september 2018
Director: Michael Winnick
Cast: Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, The Dark Knight Rises), Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness,, Drag Me To Hell, I Tonya), Delroy Lindo (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Sahara), Melissa Bolona (The Hurricane Heist), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice)

A young college professor Adam (Josh Stewart), and his pregnant wife Lisa (Bojana Novakovic) nd and open an antique box when moving into their new home. After an unexpected tragedy befalls them Lisa starts being plagued by visions and hauntings that convince her there'is something evil in the house. Adam, though sympathetic is convinced she must be having a nervous breakdown. It is only when Adam calls upon Dr Clark (Delroy Lindo) a professor of parapsychology at the university that the true horror of what they have let out becomes clear. The opening of the box has unleashed a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its murderous intentions.

Manhattan Nocturne

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 25 augustus 2016
Director: Brian DeCubellis
Cast: Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris, The Pianist, The Darjeeling Limited), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The Book of Eli, Runaway Jury), Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, The Exorcism of Emily Rose)

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Based on the New York Times Notable Book of the Year by Colin Harrison.

Reviews
  • Nytimes.com: Adrien Brody is an actor who knows what he's good at. And in "Manhattan Night," a classic film noir set in contemporary New York, his character, Porter Wren, is a scuttling tabloid columnist ensnared in an elaborate story of deception, blackmail, murder and sexual duplicity. In its complexity and zest for evil, the plot rivals that of "Chinatown."
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A largely enjoyable neo-noir.
  • Theguardian.com: Adrien Brody plays a crime columnist mixed up with a femme fatale in a steamy drama that manages to entertain.
  • AVClub.com: The most compelling character is an eccentric, extravagantly acclaimed film director, Simon Crowley (Campbell Scott), who is seen only in flashbacks tied to his habit of videotaping, sometimes surreptitiously, his encounters with strangers and loved ones alike. There's something disturbing and recognizably contemporary about Simon's DV fetish, and Scott, always a fascinating actor, has the stare of a true voyeur. In its best scenes, the film plays with the tension between its antagonist's insatiable need to transform real life into melodrama and its own relentless narrative gamesmanship. The script plays keep-away with the audience, and the mystery being withheld is so truly, luridly tantalizing that it's almost disappointing that the filmmakers give it up at all.
  • Screenspotlight.com: Brody has teamed with director/screenwriter Brian DeCubellis to make a movie that is spellbinding from the first frame and well-beyond its last. Manhattan Night may be labeled as film noire but to assign only one descriptive characterization to this movie is a misstep. Only a flourishing crowd of adjectives and adverbs will draw out the near perfection that is Manhattan Night. Movie lovers, feast your eyes on the macabre dance that is Manhattan Night and quench your appetites for a movie whose nose is always to the grindstone. Let Adrien Brody take you on a journey into the unknown.
  • Cutprint.film: Brody is one of the more interesting actors working today, and he gives the part his all, bringing an appropriate weariness and foolishness to his part as we watch him get suckered into one problem after another.
  • Azcentral.com: Modern-day film noir is an engrossing showcase for Brody and newbie writer-director Brian DeCubellis. it pulls you in its web, which gets increasingly dense and tangled. Brody's journo is an engaging presence, and the actor knows how to make the wisecracking dialogue snap.

Manhattan Nocturne

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 25 augustus 2016
Director: Brian DeCubellis
Cast: Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris, The Pianist, The Darjeeling Limited), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The Book of Eli, Runaway Jury), Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, The Exorcism of Emily Rose)

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Based on the New York Times Notable Book of the Year by Colin Harrison.

Reviews
  • Nytimes.com: Adrien Brody is an actor who knows what he's good at. And in "Manhattan Night," a classic film noir set in contemporary New York, his character, Porter Wren, is a scuttling tabloid columnist ensnared in an elaborate story of deception, blackmail, murder and sexual duplicity. In its complexity and zest for evil, the plot rivals that of "Chinatown."
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A largely enjoyable neo-noir.
  • Theguardian.com: Adrien Brody plays a crime columnist mixed up with a femme fatale in a steamy drama that manages to entertain.
  • AVClub.com: The most compelling character is an eccentric, extravagantly acclaimed film director, Simon Crowley (Campbell Scott), who is seen only in flashbacks tied to his habit of videotaping, sometimes surreptitiously, his encounters with strangers and loved ones alike. There's something disturbing and recognizably contemporary about Simon's DV fetish, and Scott, always a fascinating actor, has the stare of a true voyeur. In its best scenes, the film plays with the tension between its antagonist's insatiable need to transform real life into melodrama and its own relentless narrative gamesmanship. The script plays keep-away with the audience, and the mystery being withheld is so truly, luridly tantalizing that it's almost disappointing that the filmmakers give it up at all.
  • Screenspotlight.com: Brody has teamed with director/screenwriter Brian DeCubellis to make a movie that is spellbinding from the first frame and well-beyond its last. Manhattan Night may be labeled as film noire but to assign only one descriptive characterization to this movie is a misstep. Only a flourishing crowd of adjectives and adverbs will draw out the near perfection that is Manhattan Night. Movie lovers, feast your eyes on the macabre dance that is Manhattan Night and quench your appetites for a movie whose nose is always to the grindstone. Let Adrien Brody take you on a journey into the unknown.
  • Cutprint.film: Brody is one of the more interesting actors working today, and he gives the part his all, bringing an appropriate weariness and foolishness to his part as we watch him get suckered into one problem after another.
  • Azcentral.com: Modern-day film noir is an engrossing showcase for Brody and newbie writer-director Brian DeCubellis. it pulls you in its web, which gets increasingly dense and tangled. Brody's journo is an engaging presence, and the actor knows how to make the wisecracking dialogue snap.

Manhattan Nocturne

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 25 augustus 2016
Director: Brian DeCubellis
Cast: Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris, The Pianist, The Darjeeling Limited), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The Book of Eli, Runaway Jury), Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, The Exorcism of Emily Rose)

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Based on the New York Times Notable Book of the Year by Colin Harrison.

Reviews
  • Nytimes.com: Adrien Brody is an actor who knows what he's good at. And in "Manhattan Night," a classic film noir set in contemporary New York, his character, Porter Wren, is a scuttling tabloid columnist ensnared in an elaborate story of deception, blackmail, murder and sexual duplicity. In its complexity and zest for evil, the plot rivals that of "Chinatown."
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A largely enjoyable neo-noir.
  • Theguardian.com: Adrien Brody plays a crime columnist mixed up with a femme fatale in a steamy drama that manages to entertain.
  • AVClub.com: The most compelling character is an eccentric, extravagantly acclaimed film director, Simon Crowley (Campbell Scott), who is seen only in flashbacks tied to his habit of videotaping, sometimes surreptitiously, his encounters with strangers and loved ones alike. There's something disturbing and recognizably contemporary about Simon's DV fetish, and Scott, always a fascinating actor, has the stare of a true voyeur. In its best scenes, the film plays with the tension between its antagonist's insatiable need to transform real life into melodrama and its own relentless narrative gamesmanship. The script plays keep-away with the audience, and the mystery being withheld is so truly, luridly tantalizing that it's almost disappointing that the filmmakers give it up at all.
  • Screenspotlight.com: Brody has teamed with director/screenwriter Brian DeCubellis to make a movie that is spellbinding from the first frame and well-beyond its last. Manhattan Night may be labeled as film noire but to assign only one descriptive characterization to this movie is a misstep. Only a flourishing crowd of adjectives and adverbs will draw out the near perfection that is Manhattan Night. Movie lovers, feast your eyes on the macabre dance that is Manhattan Night and quench your appetites for a movie whose nose is always to the grindstone. Let Adrien Brody take you on a journey into the unknown.
  • Cutprint.film: Brody is one of the more interesting actors working today, and he gives the part his all, bringing an appropriate weariness and foolishness to his part as we watch him get suckered into one problem after another.
  • Azcentral.com: Modern-day film noir is an engrossing showcase for Brody and newbie writer-director Brian DeCubellis. it pulls you in its web, which gets increasingly dense and tangled. Brody's journo is an engaging presence, and the actor knows how to make the wisecracking dialogue snap.

Marjorie Prime

Drama
Available on VOD: 13 september 2018
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Keeping Up with the Joneses), Geena Davis (Grey's Anatomy, Stuart Little, Thelma & Louise), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, Thanks for Sharing, War of the Worlds), Lois Smith (Dead Man Walking, The Nice Guys, Falling Down)

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie, a jumble of disparate, fading memories, has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?  Marjorie Prime is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.

Download the Press Notes here.

Reviews
  • VPROCinema.nl: Lois Smith, die ooit in 1955 debuteerde naast James Dean in East of Eden, speelt in Marjorie Prime één van de mooiste rollen uit haar roemrijke carrière. En regisseur Almereyda schetst, zonder op het sentiment te spelen, een prachtig en ontroerend verhaal over de dood, en hoe technologie ons kan helpen met het verlies van een dierbare om te gaan.
  • NRC/nrc.nxt: Een van de interessantere onafhankelijke filmmakers uit Amerika - Hypnotiserend - Nietsontziende bijdrage aan het filosofische debat over hoe we anno nu met de waarheid omgaan.
  • Het Parool: Een vernuftig modern spookverhaal zonder schrikeffecten.
  • Trouw: Intelligent, warmbloedig drama (over rouw en de schoonheid én chaos van herinneringen) - Gracieus Kammerspiel - Slim geschreven dialogen - Mooi mijmerende film over liefde, leven en sterfelijkheid.
  • De Volkskrant: In al zijn kalmte is het intrigerende Marjorie Prime een film die niet alleen tot nadenkenstemt, maar ook ontroert. De film valt vooral op door zijn intimiteit en heeft een concentratie en focus die je in het sfgenre zelden aantreft - Stemt tot nadenken.
  • RogerEbert.com: "Marjorie Prime" is so beautifully and consistently focused on the human. Chief among the film’s pleasures is watching the exemplary work of the actors who embody those people. Almereyda's script is very sharp, belongs to a category that also includes "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Her," "Ex Machina" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".
  • Vulture.com: The sci-fi chamber drama Marjorie Prime is exquisite — beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.
  • Variety.com: Davis, in particular, is stoically heartbreaking as a woman who feels increasingly alone in processing and preserving the least pleasant chapters of her past, as well as her mother’s, while Smith captures dementia’s rapidly alternating moods of panic, placidity, and fleeting, absolute presence with a wry precision that should resonate with viewers who have had to live beside it.
  • Empireonline.com: Michael Almereyda’s film shares some of the brainy, out-there qualities of his earlier work (Nadja, Hamlet) but finds a warmth rare in his filmography. It's a restrained, artful look at memory, loss (and memory loss) and the way we use machines to feel more human. It’s a bit like Spike Jonze's Her, or an episode of Black Mirror if Charlie Brooker traded in empathy, but Marjorie Prime occupies a unique space all of its own. A high-concept idea with a low concept approach, Marjorie Prime is cerebral, talk-driven sci-fi lit up by a compelling exploration of big ideas and across-the-board strong performances from the small cast (especially Smith). A treat for the brain and soul.
  • Efilmcitic.com: There are clear act breaks that in some ways reset the story when they occur, and the multiple iterations without clear progress could make it a drag, but in this case it pushes the audience to ponder rather than guiding them in a particular direction. It leads to a pair of final scenes that are mesmerizing in contrast, one thoroughly human and sad but emotionally loaded, the other featuring AI and, though it revisits references and themes from throughout the film, it is utterly alien and seeming to push in opposite directions, at least from human perspective.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Mapping the intersection between history and emotion, Michael Almereyda finds himself in Alain Resnais terrain.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Even at its most sorrowful, Marjorie Prime is suffused with warmth, the core of it emanating from Smith in two complementary iterations of the same character.
  • TheVerge.com: Marjorie Prime is superbly acted, and it’s certainly interesting. Hamm strikes a wonderful balance as a talking re-creation that feels almost human, and the rest of the cast is equally nuanced.
  • TheGuardian.com: Programming a prime begins to resemble the heartrending business that many carers of dementia sufferers have to go through: having to teach their elderly loved ones who they were and are – having to reconstruct their identities. A potent, and well-developed feat of imagination.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Almereyda (whose 2015 film, “Experimenter,” was an underseen beauty) is a seasoned cinematic spellbinder. He doesn’t do much to open up Mr. Harrison’s theatrical work, confining it for the most part to an elegant, mysterious beach house, one that, paradoxically enough, contains no visible high-tech devices. When you try to break down how he achieves his seductive magic with respect to this narrative, it all looks, initially, like nothing more than good cinematic common sense. The key is what he does on the sly: the way his subtle shifts of focus within a shot don’t just change the emphasis of the scene, but mirror quirks of consciousness. There’s more going on in this movie’s 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length.
  • RottenTomatoes.com: Critics Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.
Awards
  • Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Marjorie Prime

Drama
Available on VOD: 13 september 2018
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Keeping Up with the Joneses), Geena Davis (Grey's Anatomy, Stuart Little, Thelma & Louise), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, Thanks for Sharing, War of the Worlds), Lois Smith (Dead Man Walking, The Nice Guys, Falling Down)

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie, a jumble of disparate, fading memories, has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?  Marjorie Prime is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.

Download the Press Notes here.

Reviews
  • VPROCinema.nl: Lois Smith, die ooit in 1955 debuteerde naast James Dean in East of Eden, speelt in Marjorie Prime één van de mooiste rollen uit haar roemrijke carrière. En regisseur Almereyda schetst, zonder op het sentiment te spelen, een prachtig en ontroerend verhaal over de dood, en hoe technologie ons kan helpen met het verlies van een dierbare om te gaan.
  • NRC/nrc.nxt: Een van de interessantere onafhankelijke filmmakers uit Amerika - Hypnotiserend - Nietsontziende bijdrage aan het filosofische debat over hoe we anno nu met de waarheid omgaan.
  • Het Parool: Een vernuftig modern spookverhaal zonder schrikeffecten.
  • Trouw: Intelligent, warmbloedig drama (over rouw en de schoonheid én chaos van herinneringen) - Gracieus Kammerspiel - Slim geschreven dialogen - Mooi mijmerende film over liefde, leven en sterfelijkheid.
  • De Volkskrant: In al zijn kalmte is het intrigerende Marjorie Prime een film die niet alleen tot nadenkenstemt, maar ook ontroert. De film valt vooral op door zijn intimiteit en heeft een concentratie en focus die je in het sfgenre zelden aantreft - Stemt tot nadenken.
  • RogerEbert.com: "Marjorie Prime" is so beautifully and consistently focused on the human. Chief among the film’s pleasures is watching the exemplary work of the actors who embody those people. Almereyda's script is very sharp, belongs to a category that also includes "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Her," "Ex Machina" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".
  • Vulture.com: The sci-fi chamber drama Marjorie Prime is exquisite — beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.
  • Variety.com: Davis, in particular, is stoically heartbreaking as a woman who feels increasingly alone in processing and preserving the least pleasant chapters of her past, as well as her mother’s, while Smith captures dementia’s rapidly alternating moods of panic, placidity, and fleeting, absolute presence with a wry precision that should resonate with viewers who have had to live beside it.
  • Empireonline.com: Michael Almereyda’s film shares some of the brainy, out-there qualities of his earlier work (Nadja, Hamlet) but finds a warmth rare in his filmography. It's a restrained, artful look at memory, loss (and memory loss) and the way we use machines to feel more human. It’s a bit like Spike Jonze's Her, or an episode of Black Mirror if Charlie Brooker traded in empathy, but Marjorie Prime occupies a unique space all of its own. A high-concept idea with a low concept approach, Marjorie Prime is cerebral, talk-driven sci-fi lit up by a compelling exploration of big ideas and across-the-board strong performances from the small cast (especially Smith). A treat for the brain and soul.
  • Efilmcitic.com: There are clear act breaks that in some ways reset the story when they occur, and the multiple iterations without clear progress could make it a drag, but in this case it pushes the audience to ponder rather than guiding them in a particular direction. It leads to a pair of final scenes that are mesmerizing in contrast, one thoroughly human and sad but emotionally loaded, the other featuring AI and, though it revisits references and themes from throughout the film, it is utterly alien and seeming to push in opposite directions, at least from human perspective.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Mapping the intersection between history and emotion, Michael Almereyda finds himself in Alain Resnais terrain.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Even at its most sorrowful, Marjorie Prime is suffused with warmth, the core of it emanating from Smith in two complementary iterations of the same character.
  • TheVerge.com: Marjorie Prime is superbly acted, and it’s certainly interesting. Hamm strikes a wonderful balance as a talking re-creation that feels almost human, and the rest of the cast is equally nuanced.
  • TheGuardian.com: Programming a prime begins to resemble the heartrending business that many carers of dementia sufferers have to go through: having to teach their elderly loved ones who they were and are – having to reconstruct their identities. A potent, and well-developed feat of imagination.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Almereyda (whose 2015 film, “Experimenter,” was an underseen beauty) is a seasoned cinematic spellbinder. He doesn’t do much to open up Mr. Harrison’s theatrical work, confining it for the most part to an elegant, mysterious beach house, one that, paradoxically enough, contains no visible high-tech devices. When you try to break down how he achieves his seductive magic with respect to this narrative, it all looks, initially, like nothing more than good cinematic common sense. The key is what he does on the sly: the way his subtle shifts of focus within a shot don’t just change the emphasis of the scene, but mirror quirks of consciousness. There’s more going on in this movie’s 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length.
  • RottenTomatoes.com: Critics Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.
Awards
  • Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Marjorie Prime

Drama
Available on VOD: 13 september 2018
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Keeping Up with the Joneses), Geena Davis (Grey's Anatomy, Stuart Little, Thelma & Louise), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, Thanks for Sharing, War of the Worlds), Lois Smith (Dead Man Walking, The Nice Guys, Falling Down)

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie, a jumble of disparate, fading memories, has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?  Marjorie Prime is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.

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Reviews
  • VPROCinema.nl: Lois Smith, die ooit in 1955 debuteerde naast James Dean in East of Eden, speelt in Marjorie Prime één van de mooiste rollen uit haar roemrijke carrière. En regisseur Almereyda schetst, zonder op het sentiment te spelen, een prachtig en ontroerend verhaal over de dood, en hoe technologie ons kan helpen met het verlies van een dierbare om te gaan.
  • NRC/nrc.nxt: Een van de interessantere onafhankelijke filmmakers uit Amerika - Hypnotiserend - Nietsontziende bijdrage aan het filosofische debat over hoe we anno nu met de waarheid omgaan.
  • Het Parool: Een vernuftig modern spookverhaal zonder schrikeffecten.
  • Trouw: Intelligent, warmbloedig drama (over rouw en de schoonheid én chaos van herinneringen) - Gracieus Kammerspiel - Slim geschreven dialogen - Mooi mijmerende film over liefde, leven en sterfelijkheid.
  • De Volkskrant: In al zijn kalmte is het intrigerende Marjorie Prime een film die niet alleen tot nadenkenstemt, maar ook ontroert. De film valt vooral op door zijn intimiteit en heeft een concentratie en focus die je in het sfgenre zelden aantreft - Stemt tot nadenken.
  • RogerEbert.com: "Marjorie Prime" is so beautifully and consistently focused on the human. Chief among the film’s pleasures is watching the exemplary work of the actors who embody those people. Almereyda's script is very sharp, belongs to a category that also includes "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Her," "Ex Machina" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".
  • Vulture.com: The sci-fi chamber drama Marjorie Prime is exquisite — beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.
  • Variety.com: Davis, in particular, is stoically heartbreaking as a woman who feels increasingly alone in processing and preserving the least pleasant chapters of her past, as well as her mother’s, while Smith captures dementia’s rapidly alternating moods of panic, placidity, and fleeting, absolute presence with a wry precision that should resonate with viewers who have had to live beside it.
  • Empireonline.com: Michael Almereyda’s film shares some of the brainy, out-there qualities of his earlier work (Nadja, Hamlet) but finds a warmth rare in his filmography. It's a restrained, artful look at memory, loss (and memory loss) and the way we use machines to feel more human. It’s a bit like Spike Jonze's Her, or an episode of Black Mirror if Charlie Brooker traded in empathy, but Marjorie Prime occupies a unique space all of its own. A high-concept idea with a low concept approach, Marjorie Prime is cerebral, talk-driven sci-fi lit up by a compelling exploration of big ideas and across-the-board strong performances from the small cast (especially Smith). A treat for the brain and soul.
  • Efilmcitic.com: There are clear act breaks that in some ways reset the story when they occur, and the multiple iterations without clear progress could make it a drag, but in this case it pushes the audience to ponder rather than guiding them in a particular direction. It leads to a pair of final scenes that are mesmerizing in contrast, one thoroughly human and sad but emotionally loaded, the other featuring AI and, though it revisits references and themes from throughout the film, it is utterly alien and seeming to push in opposite directions, at least from human perspective.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Mapping the intersection between history and emotion, Michael Almereyda finds himself in Alain Resnais terrain.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Even at its most sorrowful, Marjorie Prime is suffused with warmth, the core of it emanating from Smith in two complementary iterations of the same character.
  • TheVerge.com: Marjorie Prime is superbly acted, and it’s certainly interesting. Hamm strikes a wonderful balance as a talking re-creation that feels almost human, and the rest of the cast is equally nuanced.
  • TheGuardian.com: Programming a prime begins to resemble the heartrending business that many carers of dementia sufferers have to go through: having to teach their elderly loved ones who they were and are – having to reconstruct their identities. A potent, and well-developed feat of imagination.
  • NYTimes.com: Mr. Almereyda (whose 2015 film, “Experimenter,” was an underseen beauty) is a seasoned cinematic spellbinder. He doesn’t do much to open up Mr. Harrison’s theatrical work, confining it for the most part to an elegant, mysterious beach house, one that, paradoxically enough, contains no visible high-tech devices. When you try to break down how he achieves his seductive magic with respect to this narrative, it all looks, initially, like nothing more than good cinematic common sense. The key is what he does on the sly: the way his subtle shifts of focus within a shot don’t just change the emphasis of the scene, but mirror quirks of consciousness. There’s more going on in this movie’s 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length.
  • RottenTomatoes.com: Critics Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.
Awards
  • Sundance Film Festival 2017 - Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Mayhem

Action, Horror
Available on VOD: 26 april 2018
Director: Joe Lynch
Cast: Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Steven Brand (Hellraiser: Revelations)

The story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired.  Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Equal parts corporate satire and violent melodrama, this indie with attitude is an exuberantly gonzo thriller.
  • RogerEbert.com: A stylish, smart, propulsive gore-fest set in a corporate America that takes no prisoners. It’s like “Office Space” if Michael Bolton went on a murderous spree with a nail gun, playing on workplace stress instead of pure id, and it has a violent momentum that’s hard to deny, well-directed by Lynch.
  • Scary Epidemic: Very reminiscent from horror movies like The Belko Experiment and Severance, its concept is filled with lots of dry humor and plenty of gore. Steven Yeun is fantastic in the lead role, and proves that he can carry a movie without an entire cast breathing down his neck (looking at you Walking Dead). Full review here.
  • Horror-movies.ca: You MUST watch "Mayhem" when it is available. This violent masterpiece has little to no flaws, is terrifically entertaining, for various reasons, from beginning to end, and is definitely the best film of the 2017 edition of Fantasia. I reward it with a perfect 5 stars out of 5.
  • Cinemaslasher.com: hanks to its likable protagonists, relatable themes, sharp editing, synthy score, and incredible soundtrack of licensed music, Mayhem is an absolute blast and should not be missed by anyone with an affinity for intense genre cinema. This one is an absolute blast that deserves the highest of recommendations.
  • Culturecypt.com: frenzied fun and vicious violence.
  • Cutprinfilm.com: Lynch stages impalings and hammerings and nail-gunnings for maximum impact. He makes stunning use of sound to give each event its own savage feel. And he escalates the bloodletting in creative ways. But there’s an odd sort of righteousness about it all. Yeun and Weaving are responsible for that. The pair have a palpable, natural chemistry that brings a much needed humanity to the bloody business at hand. Their quippy back-and-forth would be right at home in a romantic comedy if they weren’t, you know, mercilessly killing lots of people all the way.
  • Modernhorrors.com: Lynch’s latest feature is a true crowd pleaser; it’s a God damn blast. It’s vicious and funny, and wildly entertaining.
  • Thewolfmancometh: As a filmmaker, Lynch has fully embraced his enthusiasm and passion for genre cinema while also flexing his comedic chops, all thanks to the tour-de-force performance of his new muse, Steven Yeun.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Mayhem is a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture, gleeful in its desire to redecorate cubicles with red blood splatters.
Awards
  • Second place audience award Razor Reel 2017.
  • Chattanooga Film Festival 2017 : Audience Award

Mayhem

Action, Horror
Available on VOD: 26 april 2018
Director: Joe Lynch
Cast: Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Steven Brand (Hellraiser: Revelations)

The story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired.  Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Equal parts corporate satire and violent melodrama, this indie with attitude is an exuberantly gonzo thriller.
  • RogerEbert.com: A stylish, smart, propulsive gore-fest set in a corporate America that takes no prisoners. It’s like “Office Space” if Michael Bolton went on a murderous spree with a nail gun, playing on workplace stress instead of pure id, and it has a violent momentum that’s hard to deny, well-directed by Lynch.
  • Scary Epidemic: Very reminiscent from horror movies like The Belko Experiment and Severance, its concept is filled with lots of dry humor and plenty of gore. Steven Yeun is fantastic in the lead role, and proves that he can carry a movie without an entire cast breathing down his neck (looking at you Walking Dead). Full review here.
  • Horror-movies.ca: You MUST watch "Mayhem" when it is available. This violent masterpiece has little to no flaws, is terrifically entertaining, for various reasons, from beginning to end, and is definitely the best film of the 2017 edition of Fantasia. I reward it with a perfect 5 stars out of 5.
  • Cinemaslasher.com: hanks to its likable protagonists, relatable themes, sharp editing, synthy score, and incredible soundtrack of licensed music, Mayhem is an absolute blast and should not be missed by anyone with an affinity for intense genre cinema. This one is an absolute blast that deserves the highest of recommendations.
  • Culturecypt.com: frenzied fun and vicious violence.
  • Cutprinfilm.com: Lynch stages impalings and hammerings and nail-gunnings for maximum impact. He makes stunning use of sound to give each event its own savage feel. And he escalates the bloodletting in creative ways. But there’s an odd sort of righteousness about it all. Yeun and Weaving are responsible for that. The pair have a palpable, natural chemistry that brings a much needed humanity to the bloody business at hand. Their quippy back-and-forth would be right at home in a romantic comedy if they weren’t, you know, mercilessly killing lots of people all the way.
  • Modernhorrors.com: Lynch’s latest feature is a true crowd pleaser; it’s a God damn blast. It’s vicious and funny, and wildly entertaining.
  • Thewolfmancometh: As a filmmaker, Lynch has fully embraced his enthusiasm and passion for genre cinema while also flexing his comedic chops, all thanks to the tour-de-force performance of his new muse, Steven Yeun.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Mayhem is a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture, gleeful in its desire to redecorate cubicles with red blood splatters.
Awards
  • Second place audience award Razor Reel 2017.
  • Chattanooga Film Festival 2017 : Audience Award

Mayhem

Action, Horror
Available on VOD: 26 april 2018
Director: Joe Lynch
Cast: Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Steven Brand (Hellraiser: Revelations)

The story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired.  Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Equal parts corporate satire and violent melodrama, this indie with attitude is an exuberantly gonzo thriller.
  • RogerEbert.com: A stylish, smart, propulsive gore-fest set in a corporate America that takes no prisoners. It’s like “Office Space” if Michael Bolton went on a murderous spree with a nail gun, playing on workplace stress instead of pure id, and it has a violent momentum that’s hard to deny, well-directed by Lynch.
  • Scary Epidemic: Very reminiscent from horror movies like The Belko Experiment and Severance, its concept is filled with lots of dry humor and plenty of gore. Steven Yeun is fantastic in the lead role, and proves that he can carry a movie without an entire cast breathing down his neck (looking at you Walking Dead). Full review here.
  • Horror-movies.ca: You MUST watch "Mayhem" when it is available. This violent masterpiece has little to no flaws, is terrifically entertaining, for various reasons, from beginning to end, and is definitely the best film of the 2017 edition of Fantasia. I reward it with a perfect 5 stars out of 5.
  • Cinemaslasher.com: hanks to its likable protagonists, relatable themes, sharp editing, synthy score, and incredible soundtrack of licensed music, Mayhem is an absolute blast and should not be missed by anyone with an affinity for intense genre cinema. This one is an absolute blast that deserves the highest of recommendations.
  • Culturecypt.com: frenzied fun and vicious violence.
  • Cutprinfilm.com: Lynch stages impalings and hammerings and nail-gunnings for maximum impact. He makes stunning use of sound to give each event its own savage feel. And he escalates the bloodletting in creative ways. But there’s an odd sort of righteousness about it all. Yeun and Weaving are responsible for that. The pair have a palpable, natural chemistry that brings a much needed humanity to the bloody business at hand. Their quippy back-and-forth would be right at home in a romantic comedy if they weren’t, you know, mercilessly killing lots of people all the way.
  • Modernhorrors.com: Lynch’s latest feature is a true crowd pleaser; it’s a God damn blast. It’s vicious and funny, and wildly entertaining.
  • Thewolfmancometh: As a filmmaker, Lynch has fully embraced his enthusiasm and passion for genre cinema while also flexing his comedic chops, all thanks to the tour-de-force performance of his new muse, Steven Yeun.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Mayhem is a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture, gleeful in its desire to redecorate cubicles with red blood splatters.
Awards
  • Second place audience award Razor Reel 2017.
  • Chattanooga Film Festival 2017 : Audience Award

Mercenary

Action
Available on VOD: 14 mei 2020
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Cast: Dominiquie Vandenberg (Triple Threat), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, One in the Chamber)

Maxx is a legionnaire turned mercenary. When a mission in South America goes wrong Maxx is left for dead, but he is nursed back to health and reborn with a new outlook on life. He tries to live tranquilly within the confines of his new beliefs surrounded by his new friends at a church. But his peaceful days are short-lived when mercenaries he used to work with cross his path again and he is forced to revisit and face his own demons. His brutal past, war and violence have come looking for him again. His path to redemption is interrupted and Maxx becomes an avenging warrior using the skills that were his trade.

Reviews
  • Spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com: Filled with gruesome kills, a wonderfully hammy villain, and thrilling action sequences, this is the kind of picture that is the foundation for the genre.
  • Actionreloaded.com: The Mercenary doesn’t skimp on violence either it is quite brutal, which I am sure action fans will love. Vandenberg brings his A game and I found the movie too be so much fun.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, The Mercenary is the action movie to beat this year and it`s only January 2nd. With a badass protagonist, a hateful villain and no shortage of bloodshed The Mercenary delivers and action fans should definitely seek it out.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: This is definitely Dominiquie Vandenberg’s shining moment as he proves to be stellar in the lead role. A must see for action fans.
  • Bulletproofaction.com:  Dom Vandenberg is a natural fighter with a background with the French Foreign Legion, a great kicker, he’s excellent with all firearms and a master with the knife. Plus, it pays to have Louis Mandylor as the main baddie. These two together make for an awesome action movie.
  • Filmlegacy.net: There’s an undeniable satisfaction to watching a revenge plot play out, action fans will not be disappointed.
  • Kungfukingdom.com: Delivers all the hard-hitting action viewers crave while blending it with a story of a warrior ready to retire but forced to complete one final mission. Dominiquie Vandenberg delivers a gentle, understated performance as a the title character while simultaneously going all out in the film’s abundant action scenes.
  • Outlawvern.com: it's surprisingly brutal, and it ends up feeling like an origin story for a guy you want to see having more adventures.

Monsters of Man

Available on VOD: 16 september 2021
Director: Mark Toia
Cast: Neal McDonough (Minority Report, The 100), Brett Tutor, Jose Rosete (The