L'Etrange 2015 Announces Their Massive Lineup!

Heads up, French genre film fans! The L'Etrange Festival have announced their massive 2015 lineup and - true to typical form - it is chock full of goodness. And badness. And weirdness. Twitch is, once again, a media sponsor for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See A Trio Of Hitchcock / Bergman Team Ups On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The TIFF Bell Lightbox has got a big treat in store for fans of big screen icon Ingrid Bergman with their upcoming Notorious: Celebrating The Ingrid Bergman Centenary retrospective and we've got two fantastic ticket bundles to give... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: 6 YEARS Succeeds Wildly In Exploring A Precarious Relationship

Young love can be so damn difficult. This is the fertile soil tilled in Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut feature A Teacher. As in that film, Fidell employs a distinctly naturalistic filmmaking style to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Book Review: Piers Bizony's THE MAKING OF STANLEY KUBRICK'S 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

(My God, it's full of fold-outs...!) Last year, the German publishing house Taschen released an astonishing holy grail for fans of Stanley Kubrick's seminal science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey: a boxset which included four book volumes, enclosed in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA: No Shortage Of Swordplay In This Exclusive Clip

Claudio Fah's Northmen: A Viking Saga was released by Anchor Bay on VOD last week. We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film's final battle scene, perhaps tipping your scales in favor of watching it. It features features... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Criterion In November: THE APU TRILOGY, IN COLD BLOOD, IKIRU, And More

After a limited run in select theaters, a restored version of The Apu Trilogy is heading to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection in November. Also due out: Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood, which seems appropriate for the season (at least... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive August Giveaway!

This month, fans of Korean cinema living in Australia have more than one reason to celebrate. Firstly, Korean Film Festival In Australia (KOFFIA) has kicked off in Sydney and so you have the opportunities to watch exciting films like The... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

BLOOD FEAST: Watch The Cast Videos From Upcoming Gore Remake

A reminder that the Blood Feast crowdfunding campaign is fully on its way. The contemporary remake of Herschel Gordon Lewis` 1963 horror flick is looking to fans of the original horror flick and fans of gore horror in general to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Saskatoon Fantastic 2015: COP CAR, TURBO KID, A HARD DAY and More

The 6th Annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival has come out of the gate swinging with the announcement of its feature film line-up. Or should I say, come out of the gate driving like a bat out of hell. Jon Watts' sensation... More »
  

God Exists, He Lives In Brussels, And He's Kind Of A Dick. Watch The Trailer For Van Dormael's THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT.

Many people have long suspected that if God actually exists he might be kind of a dick. And that's exactly the premise of Mr Nobody helmer Jaco Van Dormael's latest Cannes selected comedy, with the added wrinkle thrown in that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive ALTO Clip: A Lesbian Love Affair Comes Out, Plus: 7 Tips For Transitioning Filmmakers

We have two clips to share with you from Alto, which describes itself as "a NYC mafia flavored lesbian rom com."  That really says it all, doesn't it? If not, the official synopsis should do the trick: "Frankie (Diana DeGarmo, American Idol)... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip: LOW AND BEHOLD, After Hurricane Katrina, What Then?

Where were you when Hurricane Katrina blew through? One of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina initially formed as a tropical storm on August 23, 2005, became a hurricane shortly after making landfall in Florida,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Pretty Packaging: 101 Anime's ELFEN LIED Sure Is One Shiny Steelbook

In the struggling market of DVD and Blu-ray distribution, it's always a surprise when you suddenly see a known property appear, released by an unknown company. UK distributor 101 Film has been around for a (little) while, but 101 Anime?... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favourite Robert De Niro Performance?

Happy Birthday Robert Anthony De Niro Jr, born on this day 1943. Arguably the greatest American actor of his generation, Robert De Niro has, in recent years, become a prime contender for the "should have retired years ago" cone of shame.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kickstart This! THE HELPER - A Hong Kong Documentary

One side of Hong Kong that is almost never seen on film is the world of domestic helpers. In a city fuelled by the financial and business sectors, where parents work incredibly long hours every day, it is still commonplace... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: JOURNEY TO ROME, Imaginary Embroidery Reigns Over Spiritual Comedy

One of the most common mistakes of filmmaking neophytes is an adamant effort to ram a wagon of ideas into their first outing even at the cost of crippling the final result. The credo, 'I am doing a big film... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Locarno 2015: Golden Leopard Goes To Hong Sangsoo

The 68th Locarno International Film Festival wound to a close yesterday and offered its top prize to a Korean film for the first time, in what was a strong night overall for Asian features. Two years after picking up the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: Mikkelsen, Tudyk And Yen Join Cast, And First Cast Photo

Jeez Louise, is the cast of Star Wars Rogue One rounding off to be an awesome one! Lucasfilm announced today that principal photography has begun on Gareth Edwards' anthology flick and some new names were added to the cast. Mads Mikkelsen.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX: JURASSIC WORLD's Colin Trevorrow Confirmed To Direct

Variety is reporting that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow will direct Episode IX of the new Star Wars trilogy. The announcement was made at D23 in Anaheim today. "Colin is someone I've been interested in working with ever since I saw 'Safety... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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