NYC Happenings: "Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective," A Career-Spanning Showcase That Goes Far Beyond HOUSE

The Japanese filmmaker Obayashi Nobuhiko, now 77 and still quite active -- his most recent feature Seven Weeks screened at this year's Japan Cuts festival -- is best known in the U.S. for his 1977 debut feature House, his wild... More »

Watch Anya Beyersdorf's GAYBY

When we last highlighted the work of talented Australian director Anya Beyersdorf in these pages it was with the teaser for her upcoming short film Vampir, and if that happened to whet the appetite for more of Beyersdorf's work then... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE WINDMILL: Check The First Images From The Dutch Horror Film

It was all the way back in 2013 when we first caught wind of Nick Jongerius' horror film The Windmill. Back then the film was still known as The Windmill Massacre and existed only as a proof of concept but... More »
By Todd Brown   

Interview: Producer James Gay-Rees Discusses Chronicling A Fallen Star In AMY

Whether people like it or not, the documentary Amy does tread a very fine line. Arguably one of its key themes focuses on the star's despair at having her privacy and personal life invaded by the press, but nevertheless Amy... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   

Fantastic Short CROW HAND!!! Now Available For All to Enjoy

Brian Lonano's short CROW HAND!!! has been making the rounds at film festivals over the past year, including Film4 FrightFest, SXSW, Fantasia, Stanley Film Festival ... well, I could go on. And it goes to show that you can make... More »

Crowdfund This! Black Metal Doc BLACKHEARTS Offers Up Perks From The Titans Of The Genre!

It was earlier this month that Twitch shared an exclusive clip from upcoming documentary Blackhearts - one in which the members of Colombian black metal act Luciferian literally sell their souls to Satan in hopes of raising their chances of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Yuen Woo-ping And Tsui Hark Team Up For MIRACLE FIGHTERS Remake

A pair of Hong Kong film icons are teaming up for the first time in over a decade to bring a new version of an old classic to the big screen.Film Biz Asia report that Yuen Woo-ping will direct a... More »
By Todd Brown   

Thai Film Giant GMM Tai Hub Shutting Down, Dissolving Operations

In news that appears to have come as a shock even to industry watchers in Thailand, it was announced Friday that Thai production powerhouse GMM Tai Hub will dissolve and cease operations. The news comes as a surprise given that... More »
By Todd Brown   

A Legendary Battle Comes To The Big Screen With 28 PANFILOV

An iconic battle of World War II comes to the big screen with upcoming Russian effort 28 Panfilov, a new feature backed by game developer Gaijin and financed largely through a major crowd funding effort.The filmmakers are basing their work... More »
By Todd Brown   

Pretty Packaging: LOVE, CHUNIBYO AND OTHER DELUSIONS Is Adorably Adorned

(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Review: MUSTANG, An Impressive Debut Of A Turkish Woman Filmmaker, Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The school's out for the Summer, but for the 5 luminous protagonist orphan sisters, the indignity of being virgin brides in a 'wife factory' has just begun. After some innocent water splashing horseplay with the boys on the beach, they... More »
By Dustin Chang   

MODDER EN BLOED (BLOOD AND GLORY) Brings The Anglo-Boer War To The Rugby Pitch

Rugby has a very long history in South Africa, and a significantly symbolic one in the relationship between Afrikaners and the British. That history will be leveraged to full dramatic effect next April when Modder En Bloed is slated to... More »
By Stuart Muller   

Short Film, Short Review: If You Listen Closely You Can Still Hear Their VOICES

A young newspaper reporter Alonso is sent to investigate police reports of the disappearance of children down a mysterious hole that suddenly appeared in a warehouse. There he bumps into Ramon who describes himself as a "news reporter, journalist, and... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Warsaw 2015 Interview: SPARROWS Director Rúnar Rúnnarson On Finding God In The Sins of Men

Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rúnar Rúnarsson's sophomore feature Sparrows (read Jason Gorber's review) has been on a successful streak, netting the top prize at the San Sebastian film festival, Silver Hugo at the... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

IP MAN 3 Making-Of Video Shows Wing Chun Vs Muay Thai, Boxing And Wing Chun!

For fans of director Wilson Yip and action star Donnie Yen's Ip Man movies, the third film in the series is probably their most anticipated film of the year. So far, a teaser and US trailer have been released, and now... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Atom Egoyan Talks REMEMBER On A Day That Turned Very Dark

Early Friday morning, I awoke early on a glorious, sunny day to attend a press screening of Atom Egoyan's Remember at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Baja California Sur, Mexico. By the time I returned to my hotel... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Documents Romance Novel Obsession

So there's this whole entire feature length documentary about the contemporary romance novel, and the women who read them. Make no mistake, they are legion, and they truly eat them up. (Just short of literally!) If the topic sounds unworthy, think... More »
By Jim Tudor   

Morbido 2015: Award Winners And Final Thoughts

I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
By Andrew Mack   

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

To celebrate the Australian release of Parasyte Part 1 on home video, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE awesome live-action manga / anime adaptation prize packs!Each prize pack consists of the following:  - Parasyte Part... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Kazuaki Kiriya Talks LAST KNIGHTS As He Brings His 47 Ronin Tale Home

With Last Knights, Kazuaki Kiriya retells Japan's treasured story of loyalty, revenge and sacrifice, 47 Ronin. Moving the action away from his native country to a medieval European land, the masterless samurai of the true life story have become disavowed... More »
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