Toronto 2014: Mavericks, Discovery, Kids, Studio Ghibli, And Even More Selections

Let's be honest: many film festivals would be happy to lead with the announcement of the films included in the Mavericks, Discovery, and Kids programs at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. But Toronto is different, intent on maintaining a... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's FLYING FISH And RUIZ, Terror Fest Peru, Mexico's Triumph

What is happening in Latin America? We have mini-reports from three of our expert correspondents who live in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. First up, we have news on the two latest local films opening in Chile -- reviews for both are... More »
  

Eureka Announces Winter 2014 Slate: THIEF OF BAGDAD, LES MISERABLES, INTOLERANCE, BLACULA & More!

Eureka Entertainment unveiled its slate of upcoming titles for the fourth quarter of 2014 earlier today, and it's a magnificent selection of additions to their Masters of Cinema series, as well as a fang-tastic blaxploitation boxset to join their growing... More »
  

Irie Yu's HIBI ROCK Trailer Will Set Your Hair On Fire

One of the brightest lights of the young generation of Japanese directors, Irie Yu burst on to the international scene five years ago with the release of his 2009 super low budget indie 8000 Miles. A scrappy and energetic chronicle... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Gripping First Trailer For Acclaimed UK Action Film '71

Whatever else you may say about the Berlin International Film Festival it is not an event particularly known for embracing genre oriented film. Sensitive dramas, yes. Arthouse experimentation, absolutely. And yet it was a heart pounding action thriller that emerged... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Overweight Jockey Turns To Crime In Norwegian Comedy CHASING BERLUSCONI

Norwegian director Ole Endresen knows what he likes. And what he likes are drily absurd comedies of fringe players in fringe sports driven to extremes as they are pushed ever farther to the fringes of polite society. Endresen had a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cornetto No More, But Pegg And Wright Brewing Up A New Script

How do you bounce back after walking away from your shot at a superhero franchise you'd spent years and years developing? If you're Edgar Wright you get busy. Very, very busy. Wright's got a handful of projects bubbling at the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Opening Scene From Gritty UK Cop Thriller HYENA

You like your cop thrillers boiled harder than hard? Then if advance word is to be believed, Gerard Johnson's Hyena is one for you. Boasting a stellar cast of quality character actors - Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, This Is England),... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sex, Obsession And Violence In The Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's ALLELUIA

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) won rave in Cannes with his latest descent into the darker folds of the human psyche and with the North American premiere of his Alleluia around the corner at the Toronto International Film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MISSION BLUE, A Reflection On A Single Life As A Stand-In For All Life

I am never one to say no to beautifully lit underwater photography, either in grainy 16 mm or pristine HD.  Here there is plenty, but the most compelling image in activist/biopic documentary, Mission Blue, is that of a lone plastic... More »
  

Watch The Mouth-Watering Trailer For TABULA RASA

I still remember the opening scene from Ang Lee's Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, one of the most mouth-watering scenes ever, which alone has great repeat viewing value and shows a lot about one culture and the story that follows.The new trailer... More »
  

New Trailer For Nacho Vigalondo's OPEN WINDOWS Thrills And Disturbs

Nacho Vigalondo's ingenious and manic third feature Open Windows has been making the festival rounds this season, and is due for release in the US (October 2 on VOD, November 7 theatrically) and the UK on October 17. The first... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks TMNT, THE GIVER, EXPENDABLES 3 And More!

Loads of end-of-season flicks to talk about, including the truly egregious TMNT, the barely-better-than-the-last-one Expendables 3, YA dystopian romp The Giver, and a brief shout-out to Frank and Calvary.Video embedded below... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014: Wrap-Up And Winners

After nine days, with over 300 films being screened and various other activities, the Lima Film Festival ended its 18th birthday in style, with a grand ceremony held at the city's National Theatre.The night kicked off with a Lifetime Achievement... More »
  

Trailer: Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Is A Tragedy Of Epic Proportions

Ann Hui's The Golden Era is set to have it's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it will screen as the official closing film early next month. It stars Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Finding Mr. Right) as the... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: F.W. Murnau's FAUST - A GERMAN FOLK LEGEND

In today's cinematic marketplace, audiences have grown increasingly used to Hollywood fare dominating both domestic and international box offices. In the last few years we have even seen studios steer their biggest blockbusters increasingly towards overseas markets, with particular focus... More »
  

Macabro 2014: Full Lineup Announced

On Thursday, August 14, Macabro (Mexico City International Horror Film Festival) revealed all the details for its upcoming 13th edition.Macabro 2014 will be celebrated from August 21 to 31, at the following venues: Teatro de la Ciudad "Esperanza Iris", Cineteca... More »
  

Image Entertainment Wants To Visit THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT

Image Entertainment has taken the North American rights for the upcoming horror flick The Houses October Built. The film is the debut feature from Bobby Roe. He also stars in his own flick along with Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Official Mexican Selection Revealed

The Morelia International Film Festival revealed today its official selection, showcasing a lineup exclusively composed of Mexican films. It's definitely exciting, as these are the national movies that will most likely hit theaters during 2015. There are some familiar names, such... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See TEMPORARY FAMILY In Cinemas!

It is great to see Nick Cheung returning to comedy following a string of hit thrillers like Beast Stalker, Stool Pigeon, Unbeatable and The White Storm. Many of the actor's early film roles were actually in comedies and films such as... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
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