An Interview With All Directors Of GERMAN ANGST! Marschall! Kosakowski! Buttgereit! Part 1!

The Berlin-based horror anthology German Angst was among the many world premieres this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and all three of its directors were attending in person. The day after, I was lucky enough to get to... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: Kurzel's MACBETH Is Shakespeare For The GAME OF THRONES Crowd

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown was a remarkable film, a brash feature debut that signaled the emergence of a unique talent joining a slew of them coming out of the Australian independent scene. Following up a powerful true crime story with... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Preview: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Debuts With Stellar Indie Lineup

There are two things when one considers going to a film festival, or dare to put one on. The first is: location, location, location. The second (or perhaps it's the first): Movies, of course. Plenty of quality, eclectic flicks that... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: RAMS, An Exceptional Tale Of Exceptional Stubbornness

Oh, Iceland. With your otherworldly landscapes and ability to extract cool, dry drama like you're farming permafrost, your cinema is like your vistas -  inspiring and intimidating. Add to that some of the special spice that has made the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Jeonju 2015 Review: UNWANTED BROTHER Puts Onus On Characters In Familiar Setting

After nearly a decade away from the director's chair, Shim Kwang-jin returns with an unhurried take on a common tale of a lowlife manipulating those around him to pay a debt. Propped up by a few fresh spins on the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Brilliant, Baroque Trailer for FELT

"Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn't just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

'I'm Fine With This Small Territory': Stéphane Lafleur on TU DORS NICOLE And Being A Quebecois Filmmaker

It's a good time to be a filmmaker from Quebec these days. With the international successes of the Quebecois directors- Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Sicario and tapped to direct upcoming Blade Runner sequel), Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., Dallas Buyer's Club, Wild),... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Interview: REDEEMER Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Redeemer marks the fourth collaboration between director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and martial artist Marko Zaror, and is considered by the director himself as his most serious movie, since it accompanies its carefully choreographed and violent as hell fights with a... More »
  

TwitchFilm Presents: THE UNAUTHORIZED HAGIOGRAPHY OF VINCENT PRICE

Today marks the 104th birthday of Vincent Price. To celebrate, TwitchFilm offers* this magnificent short-film-fantasia which was produced in 2014 for Toronto's Nuit Blanche art exhibition by TIFF programmer and film archivist Colin Geddes (Midnight Madness, Vanguard programmes) whilst meticulously imagined... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Johnnie To Will Speak At BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Series In June

Hey England! Johnnie To, the HK action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS: Watch The Trailer For Indie Horror Flick

The phenomenon of sleep paralysis and possible associated horrors is slipping into genre film more often of late. In 2011 we had Filip Tegstedt's excellent horror laced family drama, Marianne, and last year we were introduced to Rodney Ascher's haunting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Problem With The TOMORROWLAND Thesis

I enjoyed Tomorrowland. There was a joy about the way Brad Bird shot the film that reminded me of early Spielberg, and if the whole thing ends up turning on the audience's willingness to believe that George Clooney has harboured... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Win SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF On Blu-ray From Synapse Films And TwitchFilm

In celebration of the long awaited Blu-ray release of Kurando Mitsutake's Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, Synapse Films and TwitchFilm are happy to announce that we have 5 copies of the Blu-ray disc to give away to lucky readers like... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: SAN ANDREAS, Disastrous To A Fault

Look out, earthquakes! Mess with Dwayne Johnson's family and he will punch you in the nose. Completely divorced from reality, San Andreas is a large-scale, family-first action movie that stars Dwayne Johnson and millions, perhaps billions, of pixels, all gathering... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

POINT BREAK: No One Fires Their Gun Up In The Air And Goes "Ahhrgh" In Remake Trailer

Hey, look. It is a remake of a revered classic action flick! (Cue gnashing of teeth!) Take a look at the first trailer for Ericson Core's update of Point Break. The premise is pretty much the same as the 1991 film.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

UPTAKE FEAR: Trailer Premiere For Dark Brazilian Thriller

It was just last year that the Fantaspoa Festival in Brazil took their first step in to not just screening films but producing them as well with their debut producing effort Jorge And Alberto Versus The Neoliberal Demons and with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SWORD OF VENGEANCE: Get Behind The Scenes Of The Period Actioner With This Exclusive Clip

Period action flick Sword of Vengeance hits DVD / BluRay today from Well Go USA and if you have a hankering to see how they make these sorts of sword and sandals period epics look good on screen, well, here's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Frizzi 2 Fulci Live Concert

Fantaspoa's homage to Fabio Frizzi, the main composer for the legendary Italian horror filmmaker Lucio Fulci, came to an end on Sunday evening (May 24) with an intimate yet extraordinary concert by Frizzi himself at the Centro Santander Cultural. Around... More »
  

BAAHUBALI: The Complete Poster Gallery

We've been tracking SS Rajamouli's period epic Baahubali for nearly two years, and with its release getting closer and closer the team at Arka MediaWorks have been working double-time to create a major buzz. Part of that buzz is the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

LET US PREY: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Brian O'Malley's Chiller

Having wrapped up a very successful - and award winning - run on the international festival circuit, Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey arrives on disc and VOD in the US today from Dark Sky Films and in Canada via Raven... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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