Black Nights 2015 Review: NIGHT SHIFT, Iranian Drama Meets Hitchcock

Niki Karimi has had a stellar career in Iranian cinema, first beginning as an actor, and moving into writing and directing in the past decade. Her most recent feature, Night Shift, is a serious and unusual blend of domestic drama... More »

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING In Cinemas!

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have FIVE double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

IP MAN 3 Hong Kong Trailer: "Ip Man's Wing Chun Isn't The Real Thing"

Director Wilson Yip and action superstar Donnie Yen's latest collaboration, Ip Man 3, will be released in its native Hong Kong in just over a month's time. Fans living in UK, Australia and New Zealand will also get to see... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Black Nights 2015 Review: THE BRIDE, Love In The Ruins

Federico García Lorca's play Blood Wedding has been popular for over 80 years, for its level of drama akin to Greek tragedy, blood feuds between families, and one woman caught between two men she loves. In The Bride, Paula Ortiz... More »

Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy On Adapting CAROL

Two years before Patricia Highsmith would earn acclaim with the release of her 1950 suspense novel, Strangers on a Train, she was working as a shopgirl selling dolls at a department store. Legend goes that one day an elegant, beautiful... More »
By Zach Gayne   

Black Nights 2015 Review: GRANDMA, Lily Tomlin At Her Finest

Lily Tomlin is having a renaissance, and we should all be thankful for that. A consummate performer and comedian, she has aged not only gracefully, but in strength as an actor. And her skills are on full display in Grandma.... More »

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Director Shin Su-won On MADONNA's Disturbing Real-Life Inspirations

Director Shin Su-won's Madonna is a stark and disturbing parable of extreme class inequality, rich versus poor, and society's increasing lack of value for human life.  At the New York Korean Film Festival, Director Shin explained how the sight of... More »
By Diva Vélez   

The Many Faces Of Donald Sutherland

This week, the grand finale of The Hunger Games trilo-whoops-quadrilogy arrives in cinemas, with the adventures of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen coming to a close. Pierce Conran saw the ending and quite liked it, as he stated in his review.... More »
By Ard Vijn   

A Second Bizarre Teaser For THE MUSK Heads Off To See The Wizard ...

We've seen a pair of teasers for George Nevada's upcoming indie-slasher The Musk and, frankly, I'm not convinced we've seen a single shot from the actual film itself. But, hey, when you're making a movie about a scarecrow clad killer,... More »
By Todd Brown   

A MONSTER CALLS In The Teaser To Bayona's Latest

How do you launch a film that is not a sequel or superhero property and doesn't come with a massive built in audience in the current day and age? You start early, apparently. At least that's what they're doing with... More »
By Todd Brown   

Disaster Strikes The CREW

While recent events are certainly going to pose challenges when it comes to selling an air disaster film in Russia it certainly appears as though director Nikolay Lebedev has delivered a high quality one with his upcoming Crew.A young pilot... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ryoo Seung-wan On VETERAN's International Success And The Possibilities Of Leaving The Action Genre

Little did we know when we spoke with director Ryoo Seung-wan over the phone for the Los Angeles premiere of his Korean blockbuster, Veteran, that he would be here in the flesh as part of the New York Korean Film... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Trailer: Jeff Nichols Delivers A Superpowered MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Actor Michael Shannon and director Jeff Nichols are like peanut butter and jelly. They just go well together. Shannon has been Nichols' good luck charm since his debut with Shotgun Stories, taking the lead in the exceptional Take Shelter and... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Stop Whatever You're Doing And Watch The Trailer For VIKING. Because, Hot Damn.

Whatever you're doing right now, this is better. Really. After releasing a behind the scenes reel a little while back that promised a period epic that truly deserved the epic label the first proper trailer for Andrey Kravchuk's Viking has... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ko Ah-sung On OFFICE, Bong Joon-ho And The Power Of Song Kang-ho And Tilda Swinton

From her memorable feature debut in director Bong Joon-ho's 2006 monster opus, The Host/Gwoemul, to her recent reunion with the director for the international hit, Snowpiercer, and many interesting projects in between, Ko Ah-sung has been determined to carve out... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Review: COURTED Finds Humour Without A Trial

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year's Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent's dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French Cinepanorama on 18 November. Michel Racine (Fabrice Luchini)... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: BY THE SEA, Angelina Jolie Pitt Reaches Beyond Her Grasp To Understand Marital Dischord

For her third feature film as a director, Angelina Jolie Pitt takes on her most ambitious challenge yet: dramatizing the mysteries and secrets of an intimate, long-term personal relationship. The actress turned filmmaker made her directorial debut with 2011's In... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: LEGEND, The Full Package, Including Two Killer Roles For Tom Hardy

From his star-making role in Bronson to his box office busting turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy has quickly established himself as one of the most bankable and most well respected actors working today. So what could be... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: CAROL, A Magnificent Mood For A Story That Doesn't Quite Connect

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well.... More »
By Ben Croll   
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