Cannes 2016 Review: Woody Allen Visits CAFÉ SOCIETY

You ever see the Woody Allen film about the older man who’s in love with a younger woman, only to have her torn between her affection for another nebbishy guy? Sure it’s fair to say that Allen’s treading on familiar... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Political Kidnap Thriller THE TRUTH BENEATH Gets Moody Trailer

Lee Kyoung-mi, director of the delightfully offbeat Crush and Blush, is back with her latest film, the political kidnap thriller The Truth Beneath this June. CJ Entertainment has dropped the first trailer, which promises a tense and dark story of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition! Not Least Michael Fassbender In The ASSASSIN'S CREED Trailer

Michael Fassbender reteams with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game Assassin's Creed. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, brought back from the dead by a futuristic iteration of... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Production Begins On DIRTY DOZEN Style Action-Thriller THE BASE

Yesterday, distributor XLrator Media and production company Benattar/Thomas Productions announced the start of principal photography on a new action-thriller titled The Base. The new film stars Cam Gigandet (The Magnificent Seven, Twilight) and is being directed by military veteran Jesse... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WHAT WE BECOME, The Noir-ish Horror Of A Family Being Torn Apart

An extremely well-made horror film from Denmark, What We Become (original title: Sorgenfri) examines the churning emotional dynamics of a nuclear family when they are placed under extreme -- some might even call it apocalyptic -- stress. Mother Pernille (Mille... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

CASH ONLY: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Detroit Based Crime Thriller

One of our favorite crime thrillers from the festival circuit, Cash Only, hits cinemas and VOD this Friday in the U.S. thanks to FilmBuff. To give you a taste of what is in store for you we have an exclusive clip!... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE LOBSTER Loses Its Way

Boy, I wanted to love this movie. Really, I did. I mean, the first shot of the film is a delight: a woman is passively driving in a car. She gets out, windshield wipers still flailing away, and pulls out... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: HIGH-RISE, A Provocation To Disengage

As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware.    Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which the Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny... More »
  

PHOBIA Trailer: Radhika Apte Is Terrorized In Her Home

Indian actress Radhika Apte has been all over the place as of late. From her head-turning performances in films like Parched to her critically acclaimed and award winning role in international omnibus Madly (directed in part by Anurag Kashyap), she... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: PARCHED Pleads For Peace And Equality In The Face Of Violence

It is dangerous to be a woman in India these days. While I sincerely hate to paint an entire country with such broad strokes, this is the story I'm told over and over again by the news of deadly gang... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TICKLED Trailer Gently Teases Strangeness

One of the strange delights on the documentary festival circuit at the moment is David Farrier and Dylan Reeves' investigative rabbit-hole of a film, Tickled. Magnolia pictures, who are distributing the film, have the difficult challenge of advertising a film... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Ideals Will Destroy Us All, And Other Things I Learned from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

A lot has been written about the broody darkness of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; but in its way, Captain America: Civil War is the most quietly nihilistic superhero movie in years. Full disclosure: I still haven't seen BvS,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Cannes 2016 Preview: 5 Picks Out Of Competition

We've already taken a quick glimpse at the Palme d'Or competition and the Un Certain Regard program. Today we pick just 5 films to highlight from the other Out of Competition programs including the high profile (and often big budget)... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

108 Media And SENSORIA's Christian Hallman Launch New Genre Label

Distribution label 108 Media and Swedish director Christian Hallman have combined their powers for good. They announced last week that they have started up a new genre label, 108 MadCap. 108 Madcap will encompass films from across the sci-fi, horror,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: KOTHANODI, A Quartet Of Dark Fables From The Rivers Of Assam

Far from the hustle and bustle of India's big film industries in Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad is the western state of Assam. This state borders China to the north, and stretches almost all the way to Myanmar in the west.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: ANGRY INUK Recontextualizes Activism

"Martha Stewart does not live here," reads a sign in the home of lawyer, seal skin seamstress and economic activist Aaju Peter. The feminist icon you have probably never heard of, from her abode in the capital city of Nunavut,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Dances With Films Presents Their 2016 Narrative Lineup

Veteran DIY Fest Dances With Films shuffles out on the stage today the full narrative feature and short film lineup for their 19th edition, which bows June 2 - 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. This year's theme... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

EL GIGANTE: Have A Look At The Japanese Fan Comic

When your fans are awesome, they are pretty damned awesome. When they show up on your front yard? Not so much.   Thank goodness for those crazy kids at Luchagore Productions some of their craziest fans of their short film... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: Films You Saw With Your Mother

Last weekend was Mother's Day in many countries worldwide, so I wanted this week's "Have Your Say" to be leaning in that direction. What to do, though? Best portrayal of a mother in a film? Best film called Mother's Day... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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