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‘Barry’ Star Sarah Goldberg to Lead IFC Dark Comedy Series

Sarah Goldberg is moving from the Los Angeles of Barry to an intercontinental comedy at IFC. Goldberg, an Emmy nominee for season two of Barry, and Susan Stanley  have scored a green light at IFC for a dark comedy series titled Sisters. The two, long-time friends former classmates at the London Academy of Music and […]

IFC Films Head Arianna Bocco on How COVID Changed the Independent Film Business

A lot of distributors have voiced their commitments to theatrical, but few have put their money where their mouth is in the same way as IFC Films president Arianna Bocco. The executive is helping to save a century-old movie theater (Jack Nicholson was an usher!) in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, where Bocco relocated to from […]

Hany Abu-Assad on Palestinian Thriller ‘Huda’s Salon’ and Using Anger to Make “Art With Meaning”

Hany Abu Assad — the two-time Oscar nominee behind Paradise Now and Omar — didn’t intend to make another Palestinian movie. But a query from his producer wife sparked an idea, an idea which would eventually become Huda’s Salon, making its world premiere in Toronto and the Nazareth-born director’s first feature since he took a […]

Toronto Hidden Gem: ‘A Banquet’ Mixes Family Descent and Eating Disorders

It’s hard to know what to call Ruth Paxton’s female-led horror pic A Banquet. Yes, the Scottish filmmaker’s debut feature is a discomforting body horror movie, but it has no jump scares or ghosts or demons in the ether. More of a slow-burn psychological thriller, Paxton uses an apparent eating disorder to convey the anxiety […]

‘Demonic’: Film Review

Neill Blomkamp returns to features after a six-year break with this high-tech horror in which a woman enters the virtual mindscape of her comatose mother to investigate what pushed her over the edge.

‘The Dry’: Film Review

Eric Bana plays a federal police detective drawn back to his rural Australian roots by a brutal crime that dovetails with an unsolved mystery from his adolescence in Robert Connolly's thriller.

Rita Moreno Documentary to Open Sarasota Film Fest

Euros Lyn’s 'Dream Horse' will close the festival, while Brendan Walsh’s 'Centigrade' will play as a midnight horror special.

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Demonic’ Heads to IFC Midnight

The horror thriller about a a young woman unleashing terrifying demons from a mother and daughter rift stars Carly Pope, Chris William Martin and Michael Rogers.

‘Six Minutes to Midnight’: Film Review

Eddie Izzard plays a teacher at an English coastal finishing school for German girls during the build-up to World War II in this historical spy thriller, with Judi Dench as the doting headmistress.

IFC Films Acquires Gia Coppola’s ‘Mainstream’ Romantic Drama

Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke star in Coppola's sophomore feature that debuted in Venice.

‘Kindred’: Film Review

Tamara Lawrance, Jack Lowden and Fiona Shaw star in the country house psychological thriller 'Kindred,' about an expectant mother convinced her deceased boyfriend's family have taken control of her life.

‘Summerland’: Film Review

Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in Jessica Swale's feature debut 'Summerland,' about a reclusive writer reacquainted with her romantic past by events during World War II.