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New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About

Yup, it has begun. It is that time of year again, the time of year to get overwhelmed by an abundance of great new films coming around the globe. This is a list of New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About (probably, it will be a 3 or 4-part article)

Part two will be here as soon as tomorrow. Let’s get to this.

THE GASOLINE THIEVES

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
The Gasoline Thieves

The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero) is directed by Edgar Nito whose previous work was on the Mexican horror anthology, Mexico Barbaro. This marks Nito’s feature-length directorial debut.

A bleak coming of age story of a 14-year-old boy who gets caught up in the illegal gasoline trade and gets involved with the criminal underworld and cartels

From what I have read (and I don’t want to read too much) this is going to be heartbreaking. Mexican cinema is among some of bleakest films I know of. I mean that in a good way, but I know that I need to be prepared for my gut to be torn to shreds.

SWALLOW

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
Swallow

The reviews have stated that this is exploitative and pretty gross. But hey, if you’re reading this then I know you can do exploitation like a true boss.

Swallow tells the story of Hunter, a housewife who finds out she is pregnant. This news also ignites a dangerous and unhealthy obsession with consuming dangerous objects.

So, beware! this one won’t be for everyone.

LUCKY GRANDMA

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
Lucky Grandma

Director, Sasie Sealy takes inspiration from the minds of The Coen Brothers with this new dark comedy/drama Lucky Grandma.

Set in Chinatown, New York, a recently widowed grandmother is told by a fortune teller that her luck is about to change, and she is going to come into good fortune. She withdraws all of her savings from her bank account and hits the local casino, which is run by a dangerous crime syndicate. After she loses her life savings at the casino she is accused of being involved with money laundering by the gang who run the casino.

But instead of backing down, this hardass grandma just goes to a rival gang and pays them protection money to protect her. This sparks a gang war between the two gangs with one, not so Lucky Grandma caught in the middle of it all.

THE INTRUDER

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
The Intruder

It has been a while since we have been treated to a good old-fashioned home invasion thriller. And the good thing about The Intruder is that we get to see Dennis Quaid release his crazy side. We got treated to a bit of that with his character in Fortitude. It looks like he has upped his game quite a bit for this role.

A happily married couple become increasingly concerned about their well-being when the previous owner of their newly bought home can’t let go of the house he used to own with his family.

Directed by Deon Taylor (Meet The Blacks, Traffik)

SOMETHING ELSE

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
Something Else

There is SO much to love about new Tribeca hit Something Else. Jeremy Gardner plays a husband going through some rough times with his wife. He wakes one morning and she is gone – she has left no explanation, just a strange note. As Hank tries to figure out what happened to his wife, he is then attacked by some sort of creature that emerges from the woods.

The reviews have been so good, but we already knew they would be, right?. Something Else is the first feature film to be produced under the Rustic Films Productions banner. The newly founded production company was founded by Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson and Spring and The Endless producer David Lawson.

Co-written and starring Jeremy Gardner from Zombuddy movie, The Battery. Christian Stella (who directed Tex Montana Will Survive with Gardner and also worked on The Battery) co-directs with Gardner.

COME TO DADDY

New Films From Film Festivals

New Films From Film Festivals That You Need To Know About:
Come To Daddy

Elijah Wood plays Norvel, a down on his luck alcoholic who is living with his mum, recovering from a suicide attempt. Norvel receives a letter from his estranged father inviting him to his cabin in the woods. He accepts the invitation but soon regrets it when his father begins to act strangely.

This is another film that has been high up on my watchlist for 2019. Elijah Wood is one of finest indie actors out there. I am glad he is now a key player on the indie film scene, not to mention helping with the release and production of countless other genre-driven movies.

Come To Daddy is the directorial debut from Ant Timpson. Timpson served as producer on flicks like The Greasy Strangler, Turbo Kid, Deathgasm and Housebound.


That’s it for part one, part two to follow soon, so make sure to check back. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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