Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Meet THE LION WOMAN In First Trailer

Director Vibeke Idsøe delivers what appears to be a handsomely realized and very unusual period drama with The Lion Woman, which is exactly what it sounds like: The tale of a girl born with her body covered in hair.THE LION... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: ALL HALLOWS' EVE 2 Needs More Evil Clown

Anthology movies are a dying breed; the days of Creepshow and others of its ilk are long in the past. Finding good ones is becoming more of a chore, at least in the mainstream world; low-budget indie filmmakers are still fanning the... More »
  

Lion On The Loose In Amsterdam! Check Out The First Images From Dick Maas' PREY

Dick Maas - the director of cult hits Amsterdamned, The Lift and Sint - is once again wreaking havoc on Amsterdam with his latest feature, Prey, and we've got the first images to share. No killer Santa or cursed elevators... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE AMBASSADOR Director Returns With True Crime Doc COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD

After building a name for himself as a documentary prankster par excellence with his features The Red Chapel - in which he posed as an experimental theater director to gain access to North Korea - and The Ambassador - in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: IL SOLENGO Speaks To The Heart Of Italian Culture

There is a side to Italian culture which, given the importance it has, receives far too little attention. Beyond the cop vs. mafia gun battles and the eccentric lives of Italian dilettantes, there lurks a mysterious, timeless figure: the contadino.... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Full BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Trailer Will Punch You In The Face

Boyka is back, with Scott Adkins once again taking on his most popular role to lay one hell of a beatdown in the upcoming Boyka: Undisputed. This one breaks with the format of the series somewhat with the title character... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: IF THERE'S A HELL BELOW Offers Prime Post-Snowden Intrigue

Nathan Williams' debut feature steps onto the independent film stage with the calm, steady aim of a confident marksman ready to make the shot. A meticulously crafted tale of government secrets and whistle blowers in a post Edward Snowden world,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Award Winners Announced

As Park City experiences its first substantial snowfall all week, The 2016 Sundance Film Festival comes to its penultimate day, capping off a morning and afternoon of movie watching with an awards ceremony for some of those very movies.Winners tonight... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: SPA NIGHT, A Quietly Striking And Mature Debut

Much like its lead, articulation has failed me in the days since watching and processing Andrew Ahn's glorious Spa Night. The film presents itself with such ease and confidence that its easy to miss its complexities at first glance. A... More »
  

Sundance 2016 Review: THE FITS, Or Maybe All Girls Are Magic

What makes a black girl fly? Is it her magic-- the frightful inheritance of her sex? Or is it illusory? (the shape of their hips in blue and gold sequins...) What makes a black girl fly? Is it her fear... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: HISTORY'S FUTURE, A Shower Of Innumerable Atoms

There are few film festivals that manage to be as bold a stage for daring types of film as International Film Festival Rotterdam, and sometimes it almost feels as if there's something hard-wired into that city's forward-looking architecture that compels... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: LOWLIFE LOVE Is Crafty, Filthy And Bitter

In Uchida Eiji's new film Lowlife Love, we get a nasty peek at the underbelly of the Japanese independent film scene. These are not the indies with a low budget, these are the indies with no budget, often made by... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: GLEASON Is An Emotional Triumph

Clay Tweel has been involved in some of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years including his producing role in The King of Kong, right up through his directing turn on both Print the Legend and last year's brilliantly witty... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

FUCKKKYOUUU: Watch The Complete Sundance Selected Short

After a successful festival run that took them through the Sundance Next Festival, Fantastic Fest and on to Sundance proper, director Eddie Alcazar and Flying Lotus have released their collaborative short film Fuckkkyouuu online in its entirety. And this is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Richard Linklater, Louis Black And Karen Bernstein On DREAM IS DESTINY

When Louis Black, founder of the Austin Chronicle and cofounder of Austin's SXSW festival, asked Richard Linklater to be the subject of his new documentary, Linklater did not say yes, but he didn't say no either. Somehow this was enough to... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Hey, Toronto! Seijun Suzuki Retrospective Kicks Off Tomorrow With STORY OF A PROSTITUTE At The TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hey, Toronto! It's time to get your Suzuki on with twelve film retrospective Action, Anarchy And Audicity kicking off tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a screening of his Story Of A Prostitute.One of the true madmen of world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Pawan Kumar Follows Up LUCIA By Making A U TURN

Indian filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a name for himself back in 2013 when he made the nation's first crowdfunded feature. That film, the Kannada language Lucia, was a trippy thriller about an insomniac who turns to a mysterious street drug... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch Tyson And Yen Behind The Scenes Of IP MAN 3 In This Exclusive Clip!

Now in theatrical release across the USA, Wilson Yip concludes his martial arts biopic trilogy with Ip Man 3 in which Donnie Yen again reprises his role as the iconic martial arts master, and teacher to Bruce Lee. Donnie Yen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Park Chan-wook Adapting Japanese Sci-fi Novel GENOCIDAL ORGAN

Park Chan-wook fans have reason to rejoice. One of our favorite Korean directors, ever, will be adapting Genocidal Organs, the 2007 sci-fi novel by Japanese author Project Itoh, according to The Tracking Board. Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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