You ever have one of those hellacious work days that doesn’t seem to end? Just imagine that but where all your co-workers have no inhibitions and you’re all locked down. Thus is the premise of director Joe Lynch’s MAYHEM, which will be released in theaters and on VOD/Digital HD on […]

PRESS IN CLOSER: MAYHEM has a poster and release date!


High school friendships are at once both the best thing and worst thing ever. While we are barely surviving the trials in between the classrooms and our lockers, our only salvation are those few people we trust the most. Yet when we put so much faith in people at a […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: TRAGEDY GIRLS 2017 dir. Tyler MacIntyre


Gobsmacked and stricken mute. That’s how the audience I shared the latest Darren Aronofsky film with was as the end credits rolled. Having just experienced a piece of art like that, I’m not really surprised. A beautifully filmed story that leaves itself open to interpretation, it will leave you shaken […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: mother! 2017 dir. Darren Aronofsky



There are few tasks more dreaded than helping friends move or house sit for someone. Yet we feel compelled to help out others in need. The latter of the two is examined by film makers Zak White and Todd Spence (YOUR DATE IS HERE) in the new horror short WHERE […]

GOT TIME FOR A QUICKIE?: WHERE IS IT? 2017 dir. ...



Comedy sequels rarely work. Sports comedy sequels even more rarely. So when it was announced that Jay Baruchel would be directing the sequel to one of my favorite comedies from the last 5 years, GOON, I was torn. Yes, we’d have more Doug “The Thug” Glatt and crew, but was […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS 2017 dir. Jay ...



In today’s technological world, with access to both equipment and tutorials, it’s even easier to create and get your work seen. The problem is, we are missing out on the valuable asset of mentorship that the studio system and even coming up in the indie film world provided. The Film […]

PRESS IN CLOSER: The Film Empire wants your Horror Short ...


Note to self: When moving across country, it probably isn’t the wisest to decide on covering a film festival. Here we are, almost a month later, and I still need to share what I thought about the lovely Fantasia Film Festival. I wasn’t able to cover nearly enough films due […]

Fantasia Festival Round Up


Before proceeding, I’m gonna have to ask you to check a few things at the door. First, you’ll want to leave any film snob tendencies. We don’t want them here. Second, an unwillingness to believe the insane premises. What? No, you can hold onto your guns and sense of humor. […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: BAD BLACK 2016 dir. Nabwana IGG



Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary must just be a blip on the radar when you’re an immortal. One of my favorite film discoveries is THE MAN FROM EARTH, an intellectually challenging and riveting film that will leave you breathless. I’m highly looking forward to this release as it’s deserving of a […]

PRESS IN CLOSER: Jerome Bixby’s THE MAN FROM EARTH celebrates ...