Frontières Brussels 2015: Call For Submissions

Attention genre filmmakers in and around Europe! The second European edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market is now accepting submissions for this year's event. If you have a project that you are just dying to get into production, then... More »
  

WYRMWOOD Finds North American Homes With IFC And Raven Banner

North American rights to the Aussie zombie flick Wyrmwood have been acquired by IFC Films in America and Raven Banner Entertainment here in Canada, according to Bloody Disgusting.The bombastic zombie flick has been wowing audiences since its World Premiere at Fantastic... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Narratives Of Normal At Rendezvous With Madness 2014

The Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival is taking place in Toronto this week (November 10-15). Its purpose only seems to be becoming more vital. I don't think we've arrived at the watershed moment on the public conversation around mental illness,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See OVERHEARD 3 At Reel Asian!

Yes, kids, the Reel Asian festival is drawing to a close but we've still got tickets to give away to catch the November 16th screening of Overheard 3 at the Silver City Richmond Hill! The finale of the surveillance themed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 Slows Series To A Crawl

With two global smashes that have banked $1.5 billion between them, the Hunger Games series has captured the imagination of spectators around the world with a well-balanced combination of spectacle and emotional depth. Mockingjay - Part 1, the first part... More »
  

South Africa's LEADING LADY Will Perform For US Audiences

South African culture-clash romantic comedy Leading Lady enjoyed a successful reception at the Seattle International Film Festival recently, and has now secured a cinematic distribution deal for the US. Check out the trailer embedded below.Leading Lady leading lady, Katie McGrath,... More »
  

Disney To Release Lucas-inspired STRANGE MAGIC In January

With Big Hero 6 currently in cinemas, Disney is raking in the dough as usual, and more is expected when Into The Woods will be released in December. But what's the House with the Mouse planning after that? A surprise,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Book Review: Shawn Levy's DE NIRO: A LIFE Opens Up The Life And Films Of Robert De Niro

For me, a good writer makes you want to re-watch movies you've seen a dozen times. That's what Shawn Levy does with De Niro: A Life (Crown Archetype, 2014, 600 pages), a new biography that digs respectfully into the actor's... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: THE CHALLAT OF TUNIS, Brilliant And Disturbing Satire

The words 'satire' and 'mockumentary', when referring to films, might automatically be thought to reference humour. But there is no humour, except very dark, in director Kaouther Ben Hania's brilliant The Challat of Tunis. It is a searing portrait of... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: THE CUT, A Good Epic Journey

With the exception of Atom Egoyan's Ararat, the Armenian Genocide has not had much attention in Western cinema. German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin, whose previous films have often looked at issues of the marginalized, transnational cultures and violence, attempts to tackle... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Preview: Twitch's Top 5 Picks

Voted as one of the best international film festivals in the 2013 Twitch writers poll, Five Flavours is a showcase of East and South-East Asian films focusing on particular countries, genres, directors, and themes. Given that even the most popular and... More »
  

LA's No Budget Film Fest Announces Lineup

The No Budget Film Festival will kick off its 5th annual event on LA's east side November 21 and the good folks at cARTel have just announced this year's lineup. Aside from a packed program of short films (listed below),... More »
  

Latin Beat: A BAND CALLED DEATH In Mexico, ALLENDE EN SU LABERINTO In Chile

This week's edition of Latin Beat gets right to the point, as Eric Ortiz Garcia reports on music doc A Band Called Death opening in Mexico -- I agree, it's a sharply-made documentary, worth seeking out -- and Jaime Grijalba... More »
  

AFM 2014: Horror Flick WRECKER Getting Hauled To U.S. By XLrator Media

The U.S. rights for the upcoming demonic truck horror-thriller Wrecker were acquired by XLrator Media from IndustryWorks Pictures up here in Canada. IndustryWorks will distribute the pic here in Canada and is handling international sales at AFM. The story follows best... More »
  

Viennale 2014: Talking With Julian Radlmaier About A PROLETARIAN WINTER'S TALE

No one can seriously doubt that there is a black hole in German cinema. This black hole comes, among other things, from a lack of interest and awareness in film as such with all its history, languages and forms. There are... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: THEEB Doesn't Quite Live Up to its Promise

Stories of war or violent conflict can often seem more acute and terrifying through the eyes of a child, especially if it is only from the periphery, when the child knows less than the audience. Theeb, Jordanian director Naji Abu's... More »
  

THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME: Watch Exclusive Clip From Sundance Doc

Sterlin Harjo's documentary This May Be the Last Time will be available on VOD tomorrow (Tuesday, November 11). We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. This May Be the Last... More »
  

Campbell And Raimi Are Bringing EVIL DEAD To TV

Well. It may not be a new Evil Dead movie, but this is probably as good as it is going to get. Sam Raimi hinted at an Evil Dead TV show during a panel at Comic Con this past summer;... More »
  

Review: FROM INSIDE Rides A Depressing Train Of Thought

(For those who thought Snowpiercer wasn't somber enough...) Cee, a young pregnant woman, sits on a giant train which drives through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Nobody knows if the train's destination still exists, or even if there are tracks beyond the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE RAID's Iko Uwais And Yayan Ruhian Join BEYOND SKYLINE

If we did not have a reason to watch Beyond Skyline, the upcoming sequel to the hope-dashing 2010 film Skyline, the World might just let out a collective 'Damnit! Now I have to see this!' after reading the following cast... More »
  
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