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Get Your Weird On: Film Maudit 2.0 Returns with Shocking and Experimental Films

Calling all fans of the strange, the outrageous, and the downright bizarre!  The 5th edition of Film Maudit 2.0 is back at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica from June 12th to 16th, 2024. This unique film festival, inspired by a one-time event in 1949 curated by French artist Jean Cocteau, is a celebration of all things cinematic that push boundaries and challenge the norm.  Get ready for a wild ride through over 100 films from more than 20 countries, featuring: Bold Narratives: Expect documentaries and narrative features that tackle tough social and political issues, delve into taboo subjects, and upend traditional filmmaking techniques. Genre-Bending Premieres: This year's festival boasts a whopping six feature film premieres, including the world premiere of the feminist genre film "Tiger Stripes" and the unsettling mockumentary "My Imaginary Life for Someone." Shorts Galore: Dive into 16 different short film programs with titles like "Invasion Po

Following Films Podcast: Jane Badler (“V”, Ricky Stanicky) on Trim Season

Jobless and searching for purpose, Emma and a group of young people from Los Angeles drive up the coast to make quick cash trimming marijuana on a secluded farm in Northern California. Cut off from the rest of the world, they soon realize that Mona - the seemingly amiable owner of the estate - is harboring secrets darker than any of them could imagine. It becomes a race against time for Emma and her friends to escape the dense woods with their lives.


The prestigious 14th Austrian Film Awards took place this year at Vienna City Hall on June 5, 2024. Hosted by actress Emily Cox and comedian Dirk Stermann, this year’s trophies were handed out to recent festival circuit favorites. Celebrating the magic and the narrative diversity of cinema, the awards show theme this year was “more than film.” THE DEVIL’S BATH from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala stood out among the award winners this year garnering eight awards. The film made an impressive splash when it debuted in competition at 2024 Berlinale, and won a Silver Bear for the camera work of Martin Gschlacht.  In addition to winning Best Feature Film, THE DEVIL’S BATH came out on top in eight categories including Best Leading Actress (Anja F Plaschg), Best Supporting Actress (Maria HofstΓ€tter), Best Cinematography again (Martin Gschlacht), Best Film Editing (Michael Palm), Best Score (Anja F Plaschg as her artistic alias Soap&Skin), Best Production Design (Andreas Donhauser and Ren

LONGING Trailer and Release Info

Get ready for a thrilling ride! Golden Globe winner Richard Gere and the ever-captivating Diane Kruger reunite on screen in "Longing," a suspenseful drama that promises to keep you guessing. This film is more than just your average Hollywood remake. "Longing" is the English-language reimagining of a celebrated movie by the original director, Savi Gabizon.  Gere takes on the role of Daniel Bloch, a man whose world is turned upside down by a shocking secret from his past. Thrust into a whirlwind of unexpected events, Daniel finds himself on a path unlike anything he could have ever imagined. The press release hints at a captivating mystery that unfolds with each encounter Daniel has.  Every new piece of the puzzle leads him deeper into this fascinating web, ultimately forcing him to confront a critical turning point in his own life. With Gere's signature charm and Kruger's undeniable talent, "Longing" is sure to be a must-see for fans of both actors

COLD BLOWS THE WIND Release info and Trailer

  When a husband and wife (Victoria Vertuga and Danell Leyva) find their night blown wildly off-course, they're forced to band together in order to survive in the most extreme of circumstances. Written and directed by Eric WIlliford, COLD BLOWS THE WIND stars Victoria Vertuga (LEXI), Danell Leyva (CLOCKED), Jamie Bernadette (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU), and Torrey Lawrence (THE HARDER THEY FALL). COLD BLOWS THE WIND will be available on VOD July 2ND

Following Films Podcast: BABY REINDEER Director of Photography Krzysztof Trojnar

I'm thrilled to have Krzysztof Trojnar, an exceptional director of photography, joining me on the latest episode of the Following Films Podcast. Krzysztof shot the first four episodes of Netflix's breakout hit series, Baby Reindeer. Together, we explore the show's remarkable impact, delve into his unique approach to the material, and bond over our shared love for Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. Baby Reindeer has soared to become Netflix's most-watched show of all time. If you haven't seen it yet, you're in for a treat. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation!

How You Doin'? Friends: The Complete Series Gets the 4K Ultra HD Treatment for 30th Anniversary!

Central Perk lovers, rejoice! In celebration of three decades of laughter, love, and iconic haircuts, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment is releasing  FRIENDS: The Complete Series  in stunning 4K Ultra HD on September 24, 2024! This is the ultimate collector's set for any  FRIENDS  fan. It boasts over 110 hours of content, including: All 236 original broadcast episodes, remastered for the first time in glorious 4K Ultra HD. Over 20 hours of extra features, including never-before-seen bonus content! We're pivoting with excitement for this exclusive peek into the world of our favorite friends. Pre-order your copy now and be the first to relive all your favorite moments in the sharpest detail possible! For those new to the show (seriously?),  FRIENDS  follows the lives and loves of six close-knit friends in New York City: Monica and Ross Geller (siblings!), Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, and Rachel Green. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the show do