Imagine 2015 Review: LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY Magnificently Kills With Kindness

This weekend, Liza, the Fox-Fairy won the Silver Méliès Award at the Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam. It was hardly the first award it won either: a few weeks earlier at Fantasporto, it won awards for Best Film and Best Special... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey Australia! Win One Of Three Copies of THE SALVATION On DVD!

Thanks to Madman, we have 3 copies of The Salvation on DVD to giveaway to our Australian readers. Directed by Kristian Levring and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the film is described as a "terrific piece,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

FANTASTIC FOUR: Watch Out, Doom Is Coming In The New Trailer

Here is the official trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four. This latest version of their story stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. It features our first look at Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom and we also... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, Many Bothans Died To Bring Us The Plot Details

Variety has shared the plot details for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. They were revealed at Star Wars Celebration today where the director was in attendance during a panel discussion for the film. "A band of resistance fighters unite... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Calgary Underground 2015 Review: NIGHT OWLS, Kitchen Sink Drama Both Tender & Brutal

In many ways, a lot of American Indie cinema is becoming as formulaic and predictable as its big budget cousins. Be it a Baumbach jam, a Swanberg swing or a doozie from the Duplass', there are clear expectations that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

TwitchFilm's tiniest film reviewers continue their coverage of TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently wrapping up at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema. Willem (age 12) and Miranda (age 10) break down this 'new era' of Studio Ghibli film now that Miyazaki and Takahata have... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview

It's really difficult to not brag when you've had the same kind of conversation I recently did with John Landis, the same human who directed Animal House, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London,... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Interview: Toa Fraser Talks THE DEAD LANDS, Tension, Tradition, And Even STAR WARS

(In Toronto? Come see The Dead Lands at Bell TIFF Lightbox on Monday, April 20th, where I will be presenting the film and conducting a question-and-answer session.)Directed by Toa Fraser, The Dead Lands is a unique and powerful film, mixing... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch John Carpenter's NIGHT Video Now

For many genre movie lovers, the name John Carpenter holds a special reverence. The man brought Halloween, Escape From New York, The Fog, The Thing, They Live, and In The Mouth of Madness --- to name just a few ---... More »
  

Night Visions 2015: Inaugural 'Nordic Genre Industry Days' - The Nordic Challenge

Held in conjunction with the Night Visions film festival in Helsinki, Finland, the inaugural edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days presented panel discussions and pitch sessions for projects that are currently in development. As might be imagined from the title,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: ORPHAN BLACK's Ari Millen Talks New Clones And Surprises For Season 3

When Ari Millen started out on Orphan Black in the second season, he was most definitely in the background as supporting character Mark. There's no doubt he had a confident and attention-grabbing screen presence, but there was still little to... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Night Visions 2015 Review: AMERICAN BURGER Serves Up Cross-Cultural Beef

Watching an English-language splatter comedy, made in Sweden by a married British / Swedish couple, at a film festival in Helsinki, Finland, in a bar converted into a screening room, certainly ranks among my top 10 most unusual cross-cultural experiences... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NSFW Trailer: Matteo Garrone's Cannes Entry TALE OF TALES Is An Insane, Bloody Fairy Tale

Shooting straight to the top of any self-respecting fantasy fan's must-watch list should be Matteo Garrone's (Gomorrah, Reality) latest, Tale Of Tales, which has just been announced as debuting in competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with kings & queens,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey Australia! Win Passes To The Special Screening Of CANOPY In Dolby Atmos Sound!

Thanks to Finer Films, we have two double passes to giveaway for next week's special screening of Canopy mixed in stunning Dolby Atmos sound, the first local film to do so in Australia. The screening will be held at Crown... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: Watch The Trailer, For Realsies This Time

All it takes is a wingnut with their camera phone to vault the promotion machine into action. After yesterday's nanosecond leak of the first Batman vs Superman trailer the studio had to take action. Thus, via Zack Snyder's twitter account,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Check Out The First Teaser For Ishii Takashi's Violent Crime Thriller GONIN SAGA

A riveting piece of cinema that plays like a superb combination of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi films circa 1993, Ishii Takashi's unrelentingly violent, socially conscious 1995 neo-noir thriller Gonin (sometimes translated as The Five) undeniably served as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

The Many Faces Of Domhnall Gleeson

Alex Garland's Ex Machina is currently doing great business: still in a successful theatrical run in its home country of the United Kingdom, the limited release in the US so far has seen a staggeringly high box office (60,000 dollars... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Crowdfund This! HotDocs Selection DOGLEGS Needs Your Help To Wrap Things Up!

How's this for an assurance of quality for prospective crowd funders? Not only is Heath Cozens' feature documentary Doglegs very nearly complete but it is already selected to premiere at the prestigious HotDocs festival in Toronto. But don't you need... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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